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REMINDER: Exercise your RIGHT TO VOTE on Tuesday, November 8th - ELECTION DAY 
Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 6th at 2:00 a.m. so remember to set your clocks back!






There is no school for all WSD students on Monday and Tuesday, November 7th and 8th!






K-6 BOUNDARY UPDATE

The Boundary Committee met twice in October to review public comments and updated enrollment numbers in relation to the two draft scenarios the Committee had developed for the 2017-18 school year to accommodate two new schools and the shift to K-6 elementary buildings. The Committee collectively decided to move ahead with one draft boundary scenario and made modifications based on both public feedback and the latest enrollment data. The Board of Education has called a special Work Session for November 3rd where the Board will receive an update and ask questions regarding the eight months of work done by the Boundary Committee in conjunction with the demographer. That Board Work Session will be held at Central Office beginning at 6:00 p.m. and it is open to the public to observe.

The public will have an opportunity to weigh in again on the online forum for two to three weeks beginning in mid-November when the Boundary Proposal is released, prior to Board of Education approval. Stakeholders are always welcome to email Committee Members, WSD administrators and Board of Education members directly or speak during Open Forum of the next regular Board of Education meeting which is scheduled for November 17, 2016 beginning at 7:00 pm. In order to speak during Open Forum, you must be a WSD resident and you must sign up to speak prior to the start of the meeting. Special thanks to the Committee Members who have volunteered countless hours since February to be a part of this important work for the WSD.





As the WSD Wellness Committee moves forward this year, they would like to refocus their efforts on the entire school community. To accomplish this task, they would like your thoughts and suggestions as to what you feel the Wellness Committee should focus their time and attention on in order to make our school community healthier.


Please take the time to complete the survey and share what “wellness” means to you... 

>>>WELLNESS SURVEY





The WSD utilizes Blackboard and MarketVolt to send messages to parents and staff members. If you would like to customize how you receive messages (for example, you only want to receive texts and not calls or vice versa), you can contact the Community Relations Department and we will be happy to set those preferences for you. Call 636-327-3800 ext. 20357 or email Mary LaPak or Kathy DeLaquil.



The District is utilizing Twitter to communicate with athletes, students and parents! Twitter is a quick and easy social media tool that allows followers to receive notifications via email and/or text. A complete list of WSD teams, principals and teachers you can follow can be found on the District website.


 


The Good Steward Committee is always seeking input on how the WSD can be more efficient, and is currently looking for new committee members. The committee is comprised of community members, parents and employees and meets once a month to discuss cost cutting suggestions. If you have a suggestion to share, or would like to serve on the committee, you can email WSDefficient@wsdr4.org with your ideas.







PROGRESS AS PROMISED...In April, 2015, voters approved Proposition E which generated approximately $50 million in construction projects to accommodate the WSD's continued enrollment growth. Many of those projects have been completed and are highlighted in this VIDEO UPDATE. Remember, you can always visit the WSD website for the latest construction updates as well!













Are you new to the WSD? Be sure to download the WSD app to have important information right at your fingertips. The app is available for both android and Apple devices.



What is your passion? Check out THIS VIDEO where WSD students and staff talk about their passion...

 
WSD Hosts PLTW State Conference

 
The WSD hosted over 1,000 educators for the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) State Conference on October 28-29 at Timberland High School for the second consecutive year. The Conference included a Friday evening Banquet at Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters that included guest speakers Governor Jay Nixon and Education Commissioner Dr. Margie Vandeven.

>>>>VIEW WELCOME VIDEO

 
WSD Hires Two New Elementary Principals


The WSD Board of Education has approved the hiring of Laura Parn as principal of Duello Elementary School and David Bates as principal of Prairie View Elementary for the 2017-2018 school year. Parn, who is currently serving as an assistant principal at Boone Trail Elementary, replaces Dr. Melvin Bishop who has been named principal of the new school being built on Highway Z. Bates is currently serving as an assistant principal in the Rockwood School District and will be replacing Matt Schulte who has been named principal of the new school being built on West Meyer Road. 

Wentzville Firefighters Donate Hundreds of New Winter Coats for WSD Students
 
Firefighters from the Wentzville Fire Protection District (WFPD) and employees of the WSD distributed hundreds of coats to kids in need at an event held at Wentzville Fire Station #1 on Saturday, October 22nd. WFPD firefighters partnered with Operation Warm and the Wentzville School District for the fourth consecutive year to supply more than 580 brand new coats to elementary students identified by school district counselors. “This is a tremendous program and we are extremely grateful to all of the firefighters for their fundraising efforts and those who support this endeavor for our students,” said WSD Director of Community Relations Mary LaPak. “Wentzville firefighters work very hard to make a difference in the lives of our students and WSD families are certainly appreciative of their efforts.”   >>>VIEW SLIDESHOW


Twin Sisters from Holt Elected Executive Officers of Missouri DECA
 
Holt High School senior Allison Barry has been selected as the Missouri DECA President, and her sister, Hailey Barry, has been selected as the Missouri DECA Vice President of Advocacy; both for the 2016-17 school year. State officers were elected and installed during the Missouri DECA Fall Leadership and State Officer Election Conference held Oct. 16-17 in Lake Ozark, MO. The annual state conference was attended by more than 780 high school marketing students and their teachers.


Two Liberty Students Surprised by Make-A-Wish
 
Volunteers from Make-A-Wish Missouri were on hand at Liberty High School on October 27th to grant two very special wishes to a pair of very special students. Both Gabe and Kristopher have battled different forms of cancer but are now in remission. During an assembly this afternoon, in front of the entire student body and their families, Make-A-Wish Missouri granted each of their destination wishes.


Boone Trail Elementary Celebrates 26th Annual Boone Trail Days
 
What was life like in the 1800’s when St. Charles County was the frontier? Students at Boone Trail Elementary found out as classroom lessons came to life and students and staff celebrated the 26th annual “Boone Trail Days” on October 20th and 21st. Students took part in hands-on activities like making rope, square dancing, and spinning wool. They also enjoyed demonstrations on blacksmithing and frontier life. “Wow! Boone Trail Days is 1,000 people going 1,000 different directions,” said fourth grade student Arissa Mills. “Learning about Daniel Boone is just amazing.”


Nearly 100 WSD Students Earn AP Scholar Awards
 
The WSD is pleased to announce that 95 students from Holt, Liberty, and Timberland High Schools have qualified for Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards. Rachel Neff and William Rackers, both 2016 Holt graduates, received the highest distinction: they both qualified for the National AP Scholar Award which is granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams.

Additionally, 22 students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award, which is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Twenty students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honors Award, which is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. Fifty three students qualified for the AP Scholar Award, which is granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams.

>>>FULL LIST OF STUDENTS
WSD Highlighted in Global Publication
 
Mark Freado, Director of International Training Network for CF Learning, and master trainer of Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI), highlighted the WSD in his most recent newsletter which is shared with clients across the globe.

Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) is an advanced Intervention which provides the opportunity for a difficult or disruptive situation to become a time for learning and relationship building. Staff utilizing these techniques see evidence of success through increased attendance and decreased suspensions. Students increase their ability and willingness to problem solve about their thinking, feeling and behavioral patterns as well as understand their ability to make healthy choices. We are extremely fortunate that every WSD administrator, social worker, and counselor, along with certified teachers, para-professionals, and psychological examiners, have been trained in LSCI.

>>>NEWSLETTER ARTICLE
WSD Bands Finish the Marching Season on a High Note
 
Last weekend, the Marching Indians and the Marching Wolves both participated in the Francis Howell Viking Invitational. The Marching Indians took 2nd place in their division during the preliminary competition and captured awards for Outstanding Music, Outstanding Percussion and Outstanding Visual Effect. The Marching Wolves took 1st place in their division during the preliminary competition and captured awards for Outstanding Music, Outstanding General Effect and Outstanding Color Guard. Both bands advanced to the finals competition where Holt took 2nd place overall and received the Outstanding Percussion Award and Timberland took 6th place overall.

On October 22, the Liberty Eagle Regiment competed in the St. Genevieve marching Festival where they took 4th place and received the Outstanding Color Guard award for their class. Congratulations all around!
 
 
Liberty Engineering Students Build Wheelchair for Staff Member's Daughter
 
KMOV Channel 4 ran a story by Steve Harris in October about Liberty High School engineering students designing and building a wheelchair for a Liberty staff member's daughter who suffers from Spina Bifida.

>>>VIEW KMOV STORY
 
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