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Two WSD Educators Named Finalists for Presidential Teaching Award
 
FMS eighth grade teachers Julia Luetkenhaus and Stacey Wade have been selected as Finalists for the 2017 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).The award is the highest recognition that a K-12 mathematics or science teacher can receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Wade teaches mathematics and Luetkenhaus teaches science on the same team. “I am honored to have been selected as a finalist for the PAEMST. Teaching is more than a job, it is a calling and a passion,” shared Luetkenhaus, one of only five educators in Missouri to be chosen as a state finalist in science. “I am blessed to be a part of the Wentzville School District where the needs of our students are always our first priority and we work hard to support teachers to be the best instructors that they can be. This is not my honor alone, but one that I share with all of my colleagues who work together to make the Wentzville School District a district of distinction.”
 
 
Two New Schools!
 
The public is invited to join us for the opening of our two new elementary schools. This is an exciting time for the Wentzville School District and we hope you can join us to commemorate the opening of our two newest schools.
Stone Creek Elementary
1850 Highway Z
Wentzville, MO 63385

Monday, August 14
5:00-7:00 pm: Opening Ceremony
5:30 pm: Ribbon Cutting
Invite


Wabash Elementary
100 Golden Gate Parkway
Foristell, MO 63348

Tuesday, August 15
4:00-5:00 pm: Opening Ceremony
4:00 pm: Ribbon Cutting
Invite
 
 
WSD Receives Grant from 
Mastercard for STEM
 
The WSD has announced that it has received a grant from Mastercard to support the District’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiatives.

The $44,975 grant will help fund the District’s new Ignite! program, a profession-based learning opportunity for high school students. Also, the grant will help expand the WSD’s K-5 coding curriculum and the International Telementor Program, as well as participation in Girls4Tech, a partnership with Mastercard designed to increase female middle school student interest and participation in STEM careers and coursework. “We anticipate more than 8,800 WSD students and teachers will benefit directly from this grant,” said WSD Director of Professional & Program Development Dr. Karen Hill.
 
 
WSD to Host Seventh Annual
Back to School Fair
 
The WSD will host the seventh annual “Back to School Fair” for Wentzville School District families on Saturday, August 5th from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Timberland High School (new location this year). The event is free for District families and will feature over 100 vendors, free school supplies, free helmet fittings (thanks to SSM Healthcare), free games and fun activities for children.
 
 
Liberty Freshman Chosen for Kode with Klossy Program
 
Emily Brockmann, an incoming freshman at Liberty High School, was one of 20 St. Louis girls selected to attend the Kode with Klossy Camp through July 21st. The two-week camp teaches web development skills and shows girls how to build an app from the ground up. Kode with Klossy (featured on the Sunday Today Show) was founded by St. Louis native and model Karlie Kloss with a mission to empower girls to learn how to code and become leaders in technology. Kloss says women are currently underrepresented in STEM fields and she hopes to change that by creating more opportunities, “I didn’t have this opportunity growing up, to learn how to code, and I think the more girls we can equip with this, the better for everyone.”
 
 
THS Student Selected for
Leadership Program
 
Emily Treadway, an incoming sophomore at THS, was selected to participate in the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Leadership in Practice program. Emmy joined more than 120 high school students who were selected as future leaders from schools across the state for the program which was held June 25-28 on the Westminster campus in Fulton, MO. With help from Missouri business leaders, civic leaders and educators, the students learned firsthand about how to successfully work together as a team and individually as a leader.
 
 
WSD Announces Free and Reduced Meal Guidelines for 2017-18

The Wentzville School District has announced its revised free and reduced price policy for school children unable to pay the full price of meals served in schools under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. Please see the District Website for more information.
 
2017-2018 School Supply Lists
 
Elementary K-3

Elementary 4-6

Middle School 7-8

High School - we do not have supply lists for students because course requirements vary. We suggest bringing a notebook and pen or pencil the first day to record specific teacher requests.
 
The WSD is on INSTAGRAM
The WSD is on Instagram! Search for WSDschools to follow our official site. Teachers and coaches now have the option to use Instagram as well to communicate with students and parents. This is just another means to improve communication through the channels our stakeholders are using the most.
 
WSD NOTICE OF NON DISCRIMINATION
 

July 20, 2017
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
IS AUGUST 17th! 

PARENT/STUDENT PORTAL WILL OPEN AUG. 4th

Need to Enroll Your Child?
 
If you are new to the District and have a child that is not already enrolled for the 2017-18 school year, now is the time to enroll! This is especially true for any child who will turn five before August 1, 2017 and will start kindergarten this year. WSD schools are open Monday-Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during June and July for you to register your child for school. Check the District website for the following important information:

2017-18 Enrollment Packet

Immunization Information

K-12 Late Starts
 
The new school year will bring scheduled late starts for all
K-12 students. Since 2014, the WSD has been utilizing late start days at the middle and high schools to facilitate staff collaboration time and professional development for our teachers. This year, the late starts (all on Mondays) will include our elementary schools as well.

The late start days for 2017-2018 will be as follows:

August 28, 2017
September 18, 2017
October 2, 2017
October 30, 2017
November 13, 2017
December 4, 2017
January 29, 2018
February 5, 2018
March 5, 2018
April 9, 2018
May 7, 2018

Late start times for elementary schools:

Boone Trail, Duello, Green Tree, Heritage, Lakeview and Peine Ridge: 10:20 a.m.
Crossroads, Discovery Ridge, Prairie View, Stone Creek, and Wabash: 10:35 a.m.

Late start day supervision will be provided at the buildings for students who need to be dropped off closer to the regular start time. At our elementary buildings, the fee for this service will be $10 per child for each late start day. This service is separate from Chautauqua and only for students who are not enrolled in the Chautauqua Before School program. Additional details about how to sign up for late start supervision for the 17-18 school year will be shared with parents during the first week of August.

Late start day supervision will be available beginning at the following times in the elementary buildings:

Boone Trail, Duello, Green Tree, Heritage, Lakeview and Peine Ridge: 8:05 a.m. (School start time 10:20 a.m.)
Stone Creek: 8:15 a.m. (School start time 10:35 a.m.)
Crossroads, Discovery Ridge, Prairie View, and Wabash: 8:20 a.m. (School start time 10:35 a.m.)

WSD Hiring Bus Drivers
 
Are you looking for work? Consider a position the WSD Transportation Department. Both full-time and substitute positions are available. Apply on the District website under Work for WSD. #WSDgrows

Vaccination Clinics
The WSD is holding Back to School Vaccination Clinics to assist parents with getting their students vaccinated. The remaining dates are:

Saturday, July 22nd at Holt High School 9am-12Noon

Saturday, July 29th at Timberland High School from 9am to 12Noon

For complete details and vaccination requirements, visit the WSD website.
 
Please fill out the following consent forms and bring them with you to the clinic:

Immunization Clinic 2017 Consent Form Hepatitis B, DTap, MMR, MMRV, Polio, Varicella

Immunization Clinic 2017 Consent Form Tdap, Meningococcal

Have you Downloaded the WSD App?
 
Are you new to the WSD? Be sure to download the WSD app to have important information right at your fingertips.

Since the launch of the app in 2015, over 11,000 people have downloaded and customized it in order to follow their child's school, view news stories, reminders and important alerts - all from a smart phone.

Feel free to contact Community Relations with additional ideas on how we can improve the app for all users. Simply email marylapak@wsdr4.org or utilize the tip line in the app to send feedback. The app is available for both android devices and iPhones.

DonorsChoose.org
PledgeCents.com
 
 
The District has established an approval process for teachers who would like to solicit materials from donors via DonorsChoose.org and PledgeCents.com. The WSD recognizes the potential resource this could prove to be for teachers and we appreciate innovative ideas that promote differentiated learning for our students. If you would like to support a classroom initiative in the WSD, visit DonorsChoose.org and search "Wentzville" or by zip code, or visit PledgeCents.com and click the "Classroom Needs" link, then filter the list by location and organization type.

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