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Proposition E 2018
 
Proposition E is a no-tax increase bond issue on tomorrow's ballot to accommodate the continued growth in the WSD. Prop E needs 57.14% approval from voters to pass and it is for the following projects:
A new, comprehensive high school, a new elementary school, a new gym at Holt High School, and classroom additions at Peine Ridge Elementary, Pearce Hall and the Barfield Early Childhood Special Education Center. For more information about Prop E, visit the WSD website.
 
WSD Hosts Annual STEM Olympics
 
The WSD hosted its 4th annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Olympics at Liberty High School on March 6th and March 13th. Over 400 kindergarten through 8th grade students participated in small group design challenges, as well as hands-on activities and demonstrations by high school students and WSD staff members.

During the month of January, classrooms across the District participated in STEM competitions where students were asked to engineer a product with specific materials in a constrained amount of time. Winners from those competitions were invited to the STEM Olympics where students were provided an engineering challenge and materials to complete it.

For a complete list of the teams who were named 2018 STEM Olympics Champions, visit the WSD website.
 
WSD Students Host 2nd Annual Film Festival
 
The WSD held its 2nd Annual Film Festival on March 19th at Liberty High School. The Festival highlights films written and produced by students in grades K-12. Winners were chosen in eight categories from over 130 submissions and this year a special “Committee’s Choice” Award was given to Liberty students Julia Wolz and Eleanor McCrary for their film “Tunnelvision” with performances by Alyssa Fay, Braden McMakin, Christian Tebeau and Cameron Jones.

For a complete list of winners by category, visit the WSD website.
 
WSD Robotics Team Headed to World Championship
 
The WSD Ratchet Rockers Robotics Team 1706 placed second among the finalists in the FIRST St. Louis Regional Competition at Chaifetz Arena March 8-10. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), is an innovative program that encourages young people to pursue STEM education and career opportunities. Each year, First Robotics Competition (FRC) teams participate in a six-week build season that leads them to compete at regional, state, and world competitions. At the St. Louis Regional Competition, the Ratchet Rockers competed in a pool of 49 teams from four states and earned a ranking of 4th after qualifying matches. The Ratchet Rockers competed in quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals with the 2nd seed alliance partners, Team 1178 (DeSmet Ultimate Robotics Team) and Team 2978 (Cavaliers from Bishop DuBourg High School), earning a wild card opportunity as a member of the finalist alliance to attend the World Championship competition in Houston, Texas April 19-21.
 
 
WSD Student Selected as State Officer of Mo-Ark Key Club
 
Liberty High School sophomore Aminhan Lobster has been selected as the Missouri-Arkansas (Mo-Ark) Key Club Division 5 Lieutenant Governor for the 2018-19 school year. Division officers were elected and installed during the Mo-Ark District 71st Annual Leadership Conference held March 8-10 in Springfield, MO. The annual conference was attended by more than 400 Key Club members and their sponsors.
 
 
WSD Seniors Honored at Annual STEM Recognition Breakfast
 
Congratulations to WSD seniors Keyton Rovka from Holt, Seth Tate from Liberty, and Hayden Mills from Timberland for being honored March 22nd at the Annual STEM Recognition Breakfast, hosted by EDC Business & Community Partners of Greater St. Charles. Congratulations also to Savannah Rackovan from Liberty for being honored for her work in the Healthcare strand of the WSD Ignite Program. The breakfast was held at Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters where Keyton, Seth, Hayden and Savannah were recognized, along with 18 other local high school students, for their work in STEM-related areas. STEM is a national and regional effort to better prepare the workforce of tomorrow by encouraging today’s students to engage in studies, events and careers involving science, technology, engineering and math. The breakfast is part of a local effort to encourage students to engage in STEM activities, and is held in conjunction with STEM Week each year.
 
WSD Students Win Skills USA District Competition
 
Fifteen WSD students, who attend Lewis & Clark Career Center, are headed to the SkillsUSA Missouri State Leadership and Skills Conference in Linn, Missouri April 5-7 after winning at the District Competition. Students from five counties competed in February at the District event in a variety of technical, hands-on, written and oral competitions that related directly to their program of study at Lewis & Clark.
 
 
Trash Can Artwork Contest 2018
 
Wabash Elementary, GREEN Earth Force and the City of Wentzville are teaming up to tackle litter in our community parks. The art contest is open to students in grades K-12 and winning entries will be will be displayed on trash cans in parks throughout Wentzville this summer. The deadline to submit your artwork is April 30th. Visit bit.ly/wentzvillestormwater for more information. #WSDcares #WSDcommunity
 

 

 
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April 2, 2018

Board of Education Candidates
The biographies from the Board of Education candidates have been posted on the WSD website. Four candidates will be on the ballot for two open seats in tomorrow's election. The open seats are currently held by Natalie DeWeese and Michael Feinstein and each open seat is for a three-year term. Simply click on the candidate's name under their photo to view their submitted bio on the website.

WSD Thespian Troupes Compete at MSHSAA District Competition
WSD Thespian troupes from Holt and Timberland high schools attended the MSHSAA District Speech and Debate competition at Parkway South High School. Timberland took fourth place for their one-act "It’s not you, it’s me” and Sammie Lammert took fourth place for Dramatic Interpretation. Holt’s Isabell Nutt and Rylie Struckmann took sixth place in Duet Acting. #WSDproud


Holt STUCO 18th Annual Senior Citizen Prom
The Holt Student Council (STUCO) is holding their 18th Annual Senior Citizens Prom on Saturday, April 21st from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Holt High School cafeteria. This year’s theme is ‘Hollywood’ and attendees can have their picture taken as a souvenir to take home. This free event will feature great music, lively dancing, and a delicious dinner and dessert. Formal dress is suggested but not required. Come dance the night away! Call 636-327-3876 ext. 26297 or email erinchase@wsdr4.org by April 6th to reserve your place. #WSDcommunity

Summer STEM Program 2018
The WSD is pleased to provide a variety of high quality summer STEM programs designed for students entering kindergarten through sixth grade during the second and third weeks of July. The two-week-long program is free and available for students who reside in our District boundaries. Registration is due by May 18th. The STEM classes will take place at Stone Creek Elementary and run Monday through Thursday from 8am until 12 noon July 9-19. For a full listing of the classes available and a registration form, visit the WSD website.

WSD Winter Guard Units Compete at MCCGA Contest
Congratulations to the WSD Winter Guard Units on their performances on March 24th! The Winter Guard units competed at the Mid-Continent Color Guard Association (MCCGA) contest held at Francis Howell North High School. Holt’s Varsity Winter Guard unit took 1st place in Scholastic A, and Holt’s JV Winter Guard unit took 4th place in Scholastic AA, Round 2. Timberland’s Winter Guard unit took 1st place in Scholastic Regional A, Round 2, and Liberty’s Winter Guard unit took 3rd place in Scholastic Regional A, Round 1. Best of luck to WSD’s Winter Guard Units who will compete on Saturday at the MCCGA Championships on April 7th in Springfield, MO! #WSDproud

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 12,000 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. The app is available for both android devices and iPhones.

Heritage School Days Program
Through the School Days Program, Heritage Propane will give the WSD up to $2,000 per year to purchase items for any school-related need with funds earned from the School Days Program. Any WSD parent, employee, or community member who is a Heritage Propane customer can send their Heritage Propane receipts to school with their child, and the buildings will submit the receipts to Community Relations for processing. Heritage Propane will total the gallons on the deposited receipts and pay $0.02 per gallon, up to a maximum of $2,000 per year.

DonorsChoose.org
PledgeCents.com
GoFundMe.com
The District has established an approval process for teachers who would like to solicit materials from donors via DonorsChoose.org,
PledgeCents.com, and GoFundMe.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, or visit GoFundMe.com and click the "Education" link, then search "Wentzville School."
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