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WSD Hosts Fifth Annual District STEM Olympics

The Wentzville School District hosted its fifth annual District STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Olympics at Liberty High School on March 5 and March 12. What began as classroom STEM challenges culminated in the finalists performing small group design challenges that put their skills to the test. Winners at the WSD district event will move on to the county competition on April 3, including students from five districts - St. Charles, Francis Howell, Fort Zumwalt, Orchard Farm, and Wentzville.

Some challenges were new this year, such as the zipline challenge, where students had to engineer a vessel to transport an egg from a higher elevation to a lower destination on a zipline without breaking the egg.
 
For the full story and a complete list of WSD STEM Olympic Medalists, visit the WSD website. No matter who took gold, silver or bronze, the community is the real winner since these young students are using and further developing their STEM skills.
 
District Seeks Members for 2019 School Boundary Committee

As you know, the WSD is preparing to build a new high school and a new elementary school to meet the needs of our growing District. Part of that process will include adjusting school boundaries. Elementary, middle and high school boundaries will all be reviewed and are all subject to change as a part of this process. The WSD is accepting applications from parents and community members for the 2019 Boundary Committee which will tentatively meet five times between May and November. The Boundary Committee will work together with District administrators and a consultant to determine draft boundary scenarios which will be shared publicly to solicit feedback prior to a recommendation to the Board of Education. All schools will be represented on the Boundary Committee, and if you are chosen as a committee member and representative of a school, you must be willing to share updates and answer questions as to the committee’s progress with parents and staff from your designated school. If you would like to be considered for the 2019 Boundary Committee, please complete this questionnaire prior to March 22, 2019. If you have any questions about the questionnaire or the boundary process, please contact Mary LaPak or John Schulte.
 
WSD Board of Education Candidates
Collage of BOE Candidates for April 2 Election
The biographies that have been submitted from this year's Board of Education candidates have been posted on the WSD website. The bios are posted exactly as they are received from the candidates as an opportunity for stakeholders to learn more about who is running for the Board of Education. Seven candidates will be on the ballot for two open seats in the April 2 election. The open seats are currently held by Dale Schaper and Jennifer Simpson, and each open seat is for a three-year term. On the webpage associated with the link above, simply click on the candidate's name under their photo to view their submitted biography. Please remember to exercise your right to vote on April 2, 2019.
 
Five WSD Students Earn Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships by Celebrating His Mission and Message

Five high school students have received scholarships through the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Competition for their essay or art assessing the progress we have made as a society with regard to civil rights. There was also a new category this year for a student’s demonstrated leadership. The contest is conducted annually in conjunction with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration held at Holt High School.

The winners of the 2019 MLK Jr. Scholarships were Sabrina Martinez (essay) and Dominic Reyes (art) of Liberty High School, and Jake Teater from Holt (leadership). The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships in Memory of Cecilia Mamie Luckett-Crumes went to Hannah Brown (Timberland) for leadership, and to Stephanie Tauser (Holt) for her artwork. Each of the scholarships was for $500. Read the full article on the WSD Website.
 
WSD High School Students Excel at Regional Science & Engineering Fair
Students from the Wentzville School District competed in the High School Honors Division of Missouri’s Tri-County Regional Science and Engineering Fair held at Holt High School on Saturday, February 23. Holt senior Charles Stone received first place for his project "The Effect of E-cigarette Aerosol Exposure on Cardiac Development and Cytosine Methylation in Embryonic Danio rerio" and will advance to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Phoenix, AZ, May 12-17. Stone was also awarded the Air Force Research Award and the Navy Research Award for his project.

Holt senior Cameron Turner won second place for his project "The Etherification of Propargylic Alcohols Employing Ferrocenium Hexafluorophosphate as a Catalyst" and earned the Air Force Research Award, the Navy Research Award, and the Yale Science and Engineering Award for his project. Holt senior Kaitlyn Weber won third place for her project "Timing of Overwintering in Apis mellifera Colonies" and earned the Navy Research Award. Additionally, Holt senior Sarah Broughton won fourth place for her project "The Effects of Construction Runoff on Amphibian Biodiversity" and earned the Navy Research Award.

Holt junior Hannah Reeb earned the American Psychological Association Award for her project "The Effects of Yoga on Stress and Subsequent Academic Performance.” Reeb will be an official observer at the ISEF. Timberland senior Cecilia Baker earned the U.S. Metric Association Award for her project "The Growth of Soybeans in Simulated Martian Soil.”
 
Three WSD Students Named National Geographic GeoBee State Semifinalists

Audrey Beckhardt, an eighth grade student at Frontier Middle School, and Aneesh Dahuja, a seventh grade student at South Middle School, and Abhiram Madala, a fifth grade from Crossroads Elementary, have been selected as National Geographic GeoBee State Semifinalists. Audrey, Aneesh and Abhiram are now eligible to compete at the 2019 Missouri GeoBee at the University of Missouri-Columbia on March 28. This is the third level of the National Geographic Bee competition, now in its 31st year. School Bees were held in January with 4th-8th grade students throughout the state to determine each school’s winner. School-level winners then took an online qualifying test, which was submitted to the National Geographic Society. Students with the top 100 scores in each state (and the District of Columbia) were then invited to compete at the state level. This year, National Geographic increased the prize money for all State GeoBees. State champions will receive a medal, $1,000 in cash, and other prizes, as well as a trip to Washington, D.C., to represent their state in the National Championship to be held at National Geographic Society headquarters, May 19-22, 2019. Congratulations and good luck, Audrey, Aneesh and Abhiram!
 
Facilities Planning Committee

The District is seeking parents, staff and community members to serve on the Facilities Planning Committee, which will meet at the WSD Administrative Center on April 3, 2019, from 5 - 6 p.m. The purpose of the committee is to provide input and feedback related to facility needs and priorities. If you are interested in serving on the committee, please contact Executive Director of Facilities, John Blanton, by email (johnblanton@wsdr4.org) or by calling 636-327-3800, ext. 20329.
 
WSD Students Excel at Missouri Regional Science and Humanities Symposium
Students from Holt, Liberty, and Timberland high schools took part in the Missouri Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) held at Missouri University of Science and Technology February 25-26. High School students from across the state participated in the symposium and presented papers that were judged by scientists on the quality and originality of research.

Holt senior Charles Stone won first place in the Health and Medicine category for his project titled "The Effect of E-cigarette Aerosol Exposure on Cardiac Development and Cytosine Methylation in Embryonic Danio rerio," and earned third place overall, earning him the right to represent Missouri at the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in Albuquerque, NM, April 24-27. Stone also received a $1,000 scholarship.

Liberty senior Emily Ristevski won first place in the poster competition with her project titled "The TRIM Reaper: The Role of TRIM23 in cell death of MPNSTs." Holt junior Hannah Reeb won third place in the poster competition with her project titled "The Effects of Yoga on Stress and Subsequent Academic Performance.”

This annual event, supported through a grant from the U.S. Army Research Office and endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, celebrates science, student achievement and teachers who support both. Students had the opportunity to spend two days engaged in activities devoted to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
 
Ten WSD Lewis and Clark Students Qualify for SkillsUSA State Competition

Ten WSD students will soon compete at the SkillsUSA Missouri State Leadership and Skills Conference in Linn, MO, from April 4 - 6. To qualify for state, students competed in a variety of technical, hands-on, written, and oral competitions that related directly to their program of study at Lewis & Clark. Two WSD students, Kyle Schill (Liberty High) and Joseph Weinhardt (Timberland), earned gold medals in the district-level competitions.

Schill won gold in Brick and Stone Masonry, and Weinhardt in Brick and Stone Masonry Information. Connor Gawedzinski (Auto Maintenance and Light Repair) and Eric Reininger (Welding Tech Info) of Timberland both took home silver medals, and Emily Ruez (Web Design A) from Holt took home bronze. Reininger also won bronze (Welding).

Five more students won “Straight to State” competitions, as well - Zach Bingley (Power Equipment Tech) and Dominic Alivernia (Carpentry Teamworks) from Holt; Natalia Gomez (Nurse Assisting) and James Allen (Opening and Closing Ceremonies) from Liberty; and Rhett Ehling (HVAC Sheet Metal) from Timberland. Specific information about each competition area can be found at SkillsUSA.org. For more information about the Lewis and Clark Center, visit lewisclarkcc.org.
 
Discovery Awaits - Discovery Ridge STEAM Day

Back in late February, Discovery Ridge Elementary put their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) hats on and had a blast! The day began with a breakfast that welcomed all families to eat, view the school's science fair, shop at the book fair and attend a Mad Science STL assembly. About 250 people attended, as well as many visitors throughout the day. Discovery Ridge's art teachers put the "A" in STEAM and drew out a mural for the kids to paint by number throughout the day, about which a video can be seen on WSD YouTube. Kindergarten had Dino O'Dell visit for "Meteorites, Moons and the Milky Way." They sang songs and learned about the galaxy. Various grade levels rotated through classroom STEAM stations and activities. Fifth grade learned from the Ratchet Rockers Robotics Team members from Liberty High School, viewed their robot and their competitions, and were able to ask questions about the Robotics program. Fifth grade also had meteorologist Scott Truett speak to them about St. Louis weather and weather tools. Overall, it was a great day that all of Discovery Ridge students were able to participate in and learn from.
 
Wentzville Students Excel at Regional Science and Engineering Fair
Emma ThomasStudents in kindergarten through 12th grade from the Wentzville School District competed in Missouri’s Tri-County Regional Science and Engineering Fair held at Francis Howell North High School on Saturday, March 2. This year there were 263 individual entries, 61 partner projects, and five classroom projects that qualified for the regional fair. At the end of the day, 18 individual projects, 11 partner projects, and three classroom projects from the WSD received awards, including 23 first and second place awards. See the full list of awards on the WSD Website.
 
WSD High School Artwork Displayed at Sheldon Art Gallery in St. Louis

Holt, Timberland and Liberty High School Art students collaborated for a special exhibit at the Sheldon Art Gallery. The display will remain until April 13. Come see some of the outstanding artwork created by our students, and support the arts in our community. You can watch a preview with details about seeing the show on WSD Facebook.

This Sheldon Art Gallery exhibit showcases the talents of students from WSD high schools, who - in their curricula - study the expression of identity. Humanity shares a common characteristic - the desire to be recognized by others. One common way we gain recognition is through the individual pursuit of originality. The works in the exhibition aim to convey a sense of how we identify, justly or not, one another’s individuality based on the experiences of living in a diverse society.
 
Stone Creek Reader Awards

Stone Creek Elementary hosted their annual Reader Awards Assembly on Monday, March 4, to honor kids who have earned ribbons, medals, and trophies for excellence in reading. Trophies were handed out to students who have read ALL of the books that are on the Mark Twain Nominees list. One student, Addison Ueltzen, has accomplished that for three years in a row! This year, Stone Creek invited parents to not only attend, but to present their child with the awards, making it an even more memorable day for families. All were invited in to take some extra pictures together following the assembly in ... you guessed it ... the school’s library.
 
Middle School Sportsmanship and Citizenship Essay Contest Winner
Frontier Middle seventh grader Leah Dunlap won 1st place in the St. Louis District and fourth place at the State level in the 2018-19 Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Middle School Sportsmanship and Citizenship Essay Contest. Leah’s essay was selected from dozens of other district-winning essays from across Missouri. Students were asked to write about how participating in school activities assists in developing positive character. Essays were judged by writing style, overall content, flow, examples, length, lead paragraph, summary paragraph, spelling, and punctuation. “School activities are a great way to spend your time,” shared Leah in her winning essay. “School activities help in creating a positive character by helping students be able to work with each other, put on a show for others, and teaching students how to serve in the community.” Well done and congratulations Leah!
 
Battle of the Books

Librarians from Holt, Liberty, and Timberland high schools sponsored their fourth annual “Battle of the Books Competition” this week. To be eligible to compete, students read the fifteen Gateway Nominees for this year, then participated in their school’s “Battle of the Books Competition,” answering 45 questions about the books. Each high school sent the top seven winners of the preliminary rounds to the Districtwide competition at Holt, where all three teams came prepared for battle! The questions were prepared by District librarians and library assistants, and the students answered 10 rounds of 10 questions in a buzzer-style game show format. Timberland won the competition, with Holt in second place, and Liberty in third.
 
Peine Ridge Wax Museum
Peine Ridge made history come to life as their fourth grade classes hosted a Famous African American Wax Museum on Friday, March 1. A nonfiction unit for Reading and Writing gave students the opportunity to research, study and discuss famous African Americans and the time periods their subject lived in. Students were challenged to create a presentation about their chosen historical figure, as well as a nonfiction book display (poster board) showing what the students had learned. Community members were welcome during the wax museum display to come into Peine Ridge to see students act out (complete with costumes) their assigned historical figure. It was a truly fun way to share learning with others!
 
Read Across America

Schools across the WSD celebrated NEA's Read Across America last week and again this week. The annual event marks the birthday (March 2) of one of America’s most popular children’s authors, Dr. Seuss. Elementary students are enjoying visits from guest readers, and schools held theme days encouraging kids to wear silly hats and crazy socks to celebrate reading. Child Nutrition added to the fun by decorating cafes and serving green eggs and ham. This week, Discovery Ridge Elementary was a stop on the Cat Tracks Tour. The Cat in the Hat, joined by Missouri NEA President Charles E. Smith and Vice President Brent Fullington, visited Discovery Ridge for a morning of fun. “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a BOOK." - Dr. Seuss.
 
Timberland Students Attend Gateway2Change Summit

Students from Timberland High School attended the Gateway2Change Summit on Race at the Emerson World Headquarters on March 1. Christian Bragga, Isaiah Kinsella, Ilencia Lightbody, Lucas Lowry, Reagan Montjoy, and Olivia Riek presented a project they created that is focused on social justice education and awareness, specifically, at Timberland. Twenty-four high schools from across the St. Louis region participated in the Summit. The Gateway2Change Summit on Race was sponsored by CharacterPlus, a resource of EducationPlus, in partnership with the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ).
 
WSD Students - and Two Siblings - Qualify for MCTM State Competition

Several WSD students - two of which happen to be brother and sister - have qualified for the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) state competition, in the elementary and high school levels. Nawal Cheema, a senior at Liberty High School participated in the (MCTM) regional math competition at St. Charles Community College on March 2, taking second place in the Target Round (four pairs of problems are administered, and students have six minutes to complete each pair) and fifth place in Sprint Test (a 40-minute multiple choice test consisting of 30 questions). Her efforts qualify her for the state competition, which will take place at the University of Missouri-Columbia on April 13. Nawal was the only student representing Liberty, making it an even great accomplishment for her and her school. Rafay Cheema, a sixth grader at Discovery Ridge, finished fifth overall at the elementary regional meet, which took place at Parkway West High School on March 2, which qualified him to advance to the State MCTM Competition on May 4 at Columbia College. He finished in the top ten in three categories - Sprint Test, Target Round and Number Sense (a 10-minute test that consists of 80 problems designed to be solved mentally).

In the middle school level, on February 23, several Frontier Middle students qualified for state, including Dan Adams (1st Place Overall), Lakshmi Madala (2nd), Tony Caldwell (3rd), Santosh Manakandan (4th), and Jackson Sinnard (5th). Manakandan, Adams, Sinnard, and Connor Meier finished first in the team competition, qualifying them for state, as well.

MCTM is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting and improving mathematics teaching and learning at all levels. Way to go, Lakshmi, Nawal and Rafay!
 
Two WSD Students are Helping to "Decode Dyslexia"
Photos of (left photo) Josiah Stiger, and (right photo) Aiden Harr (pictured right) with his teacher Patti Chadduck (left)
Two WSD elementary students have been champions for dyslexia awareness, stories of perseverance that are inspirations to us all. Josiah Stiger (fifth grader at Duello) and Aiden Harr (fifth grader at Stone Creek) have both visited Jefferson City, Missouri, to testify before the House and Senate. Both young men have bravely stood up to raise awareness for the need for early identification of dyslexia, as well as implore legislators to implement evidence-based programs to help students with dyslexia get a fair shake in the classroom.

Josiah was invited to participate in Decoding Dyslexia's Hill Day, February 20, in Jefferson City. He had meetings with Representative Justin Hill and Senator Bob Onder to share his story about dyslexia and ask for their support on specific House and Senate bills that related to dyslexia. The Senator was eager to hear Josiah and even swapped his own stories with Josiah about how dyslexia had affected his family too. Senator Onder then invited Josiah and his mother to be introduced on the Senate floor during session.

Aiden has made multiple trips to Jefferson City, having just returned from a visit days ago. He was given a Proclamation by State Representative Justin Hill for his efforts to raise awareness about dyslexia to help other children, and has also been invited to meet Governor Mike Parsons later this month. Aiden says he shares his story because he doesn’t want other children to experience the failure and frustration that he felt as early as 5 years old.

Kudos to both Josiah and Aiden for advocating for those who struggle with dyslexia.
 
WSD Musicians and Singers Qualify for State

Congratulations to our high school musicians and singers who qualified for the MSHSAA State Music Festival by receiving an Exemplary rating on their solos and ensembles at the MSHSAA District Music Festival held at Fort Zumwalt East High School on Saturday, March 8. These musicians will advance to perform at the State Festival at the University of Missouri – Columbia on Friday, April 26, 2019. For a complete list of qualifiers, visit the WSD website.
 
Green Tree Sport Stackers Bring Home Medals From National Competition 
Six Green Tree Elementary Sport Stackers (Cooper Albertson, Collin Barnes, Ryan Bakota, Kaden Bengtson, Garrett Hegarty and Luke Helton) competed against other Stackers from 10 different states at the World Sport Stacking Association (WSSA) St. Louis Open Seussational Sport Stacking Tournament, held on March 9, in St. Louis. Despite competition from students hailing from all around the U.S. all trying to break world records, the Green Tree team all came back with medals and ribbons. Topping off their successful day, the Green Tree relay team took first place! You can see the full results of the tournament on the WSSA Website.
 
Symphonic and Concert Bands Earn Exemplary Ratings
Holt Symphonic Band
Liberty Concert BandCongratulations to the three WSD high school Symphonic and Concert Bands for receiving Exemplary and Outstanding ratings at the MSHSAA State Large Ensemble festival held at Holt High School on March 7 - 8. The Holt Concert Band, under the direction of Jacob England, received their 11th Honor 1 or Exemplary rating. The Holt Symphonic Band, under the direction of Jim Cunningham, received their 43(!) consecutive Honor 1 or Exemplary rating at the festival. The Timberland Symphonic Band also earned an Exemplary Honor 1 rating, and added an Outstanding Honor 2 rating by their Concert Band. Liberty only had one band participate (Concert Band), and they earned an Outstanding Honor 2 rating. Congrats to all of these bands for playing such challenging music so well!
 
Holt High DECA Sponsors 20th Annual “Spring Fling” Carnival

The Holt DECA Chapter will be hosting the 20th annual Spring Fling on April 13 at their school from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This year’s theme is outer space, and the event will include games, activities and the traditional egg hunts. Thanks to donations from the community, there will also be themed raffle baskets and guest appearances by the Easter Bunny, McGruff the Crime Dog, and members of the Wentzville Fire Department.

Admission and the egg hunts are free. Game and activity tickets are available for purchase at five for $1. The egg hunts will be broken down into two age groups; Preschool through second grade beginning at 2 p.m., and third through sixth grade beginning at 3:00 p.m. All proceeds from the event will go toward the local scholarship fund for Holt DECA National Qualifiers to help with expenses at the International DECA competition.
 
March Lou Fusz Student-Athlete of the Month
The WSD/Lou Fusz Student-Athlete of the Month aims to recognize varsity student-athletes for their achievements in the classroom, commitment, sportsmanship, and teamwork. These student-athletes were honored for their performances during January 2019. For the full write-ups on these students, visit the WSD Marketing Webpage.




 
Enrollment for High School Summer School Credit Advancement - Deadline is 3/22!
WSD is pleased to offer a High School Summer School Program that is free of charge for our families. We will be offering Credit Advancement and Credit Recovery options. Credit Advancement is for students who wish to earn credit for courses they have not yet taken. This year we are excited to offer 2 options: 1) taught at LHS with a face-to-face instructor and 2) online with a virtual instructor. Credit Recovery is for students who have taken the course but are not yet successful in passing the course.

DATES: June 4 to June 27

• June 4 to 7 (T-F) & June 10 to 27 (M-Th)

• School will be in session Tuesday - Friday the first week and Monday - Thursday the following three weeks.


LOCATION: Liberty High School

TIMES: (choose one or both): AM Session: 7:20 - 11:05 a.m. / PM Session: 11:35 - 3:20 p.m.

* Dates and times are subject to change based upon inclement weather make-up days.

ENROLLMENT FORMS – DUE 3/22

• Incoming Grade 9 Summer School Enrollment form

• High School Credit Advancement Summer School Enrollment form
ENROLLMENT FORM – DUE 5/24

• High School Credit Recovery Summer School Enrollment form

NOTE: Students entering Grade 12 need their MCV4 vaccine prior to attending Summer Credit Recovery and Credit Advancement.

For more information, please visit the WSD Website. 
 
Enrollment for K-8 Summer Journey - 4/17 deadline is approaching!
WSD is pleased to offer a Summer School Program for K-8 students called Summer Journey and is free of charge for our families. Summer Journey is an exciting approach to learning for our students. This summer school program provides an opportunity for students to engage in over 60 hours of enrichment as well as to review and apply previously learned skills and knowledge. The academic courses include hands-on instruction centered in reading, language arts, math, science and social studies in a relaxed format (no homework or tests for grades). Summer Journey will also offer courses for hands-on exploration and discovery.

SUMMER JOURNEY DATES: June 4 to June 27

June 4 to 7 (T-F) & June 10 to 27 (M-Th)

School will be in session Tuesday - Friday the first week and Monday - Thursday the following three weeks.


LOCATIONS: Summer Journey will be held at five elementary schools and Frontier Middle School. Placement of your student will depend on where they will attend school in August 2019.

TIMES: 8:20 - 3:20 p.m. for incoming K-6 graders

7:30 - 2:30 p.m. for incoming 7-8 graders

* Dates and times are subject to change based upon inclement weather make-up days.

WSD's Summer Journey partner, Catapult Learning, will again provide gift cards to students who meet attendance criteria.

PLEASE ENROLL YOUR STUDENT USING THIS LINK (https://tinyurl.com/WSDsummer19). DEADLINE IS APRIL 17, 2019

NOTE: Prior to attending Summer Journey:

Students entering Grade 8 need their TDaP/MCV vaccines.
Students entering Kindergarten need their updated immunizations. For more information, please visit the WSD Website.
 

March 15, 2019

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Upcoming Dates
March 21, 7 p.m.
Board of Education Meeting
Administrative Center

March 25 - 29
Spring Break
No Classes

April 1
Late Start Day

April 2, 7 p.m.
WSD Film Festival @ Holt High School Auditorium

April 3, 5 - 8 p.m.
(Tentative) Special Board Meeting
Administrative Center

April 16, 7 p.m.
Board of Education Meeting (Special Board Meeting)
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April 18, 7 p.m.
Board of Education Meeting
Administrative Center

April 19
No Classes - PD Day

April 22
Late Start Day

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Recent Videos from
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Inaugural District Amazing Shake Competition

 
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Pearce Hall Buddy Program
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Chromebook Repair Class Video


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The WSD Film Festival will take place on April 2, 2019, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Holt High School. This film contest is open to all grade levels, and is completely student-driven. Mark your calendars and support your local film makers! Find updates on Twitter @WSDFilmFestival.

Upcoming Student Plays

Join the WSD Finance Committee
Photo of a meeting at WSD Admin CenterWould you like to learn more about District finances? For instance, where does District revenue come from? How is the tax rate calculated? What is the largest District expenditure?

These are just a few of the items the Finance Committee will analyze. The committee will also work to answer any questions you may have about school finance. There will be two or three meetings throughout the school year.

If you are interested in being involved, please contact Pat Jolley in the WSD Finance Department.

Work for the WSD!
It is the goal of the Human Resources department to attract, hire, and retain the best trained, most highly qualified, and effective staff to ensure high levels of achievement by all our students.

We are a service-oriented organization that strives to treat everyone with respect, honesty, and professional integrity and dedicate ourselves to the highest levels of service and support to all employees, administration, and the Board of Education.

If you are seeking employment with the District, click on the picture above for a list of current opportunities and application processes.

We are in particular need of substitute teachers and the rate of pay was just increased to $100/day for regular subs and $110/day for long-term subs. Visit the WSD website for more information.

Questions may be directed to
humanresources@wsdr4.org
 

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Are you new to the WSD? Be sure to download the app to have important information right at your fingertips. The app is available for both android devices and iPhones.
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Board Meeting Report
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The Board of Education meeting on Feb. 21 featured the recognition of the WSD Board of Education was recognized in conjunction with Missouri School Board Recognition Week. Holt seniors Michael Blunt, Joe Brickey, Ian Deal and Christian Gard were recognized for having been selected to present at the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Summit in Kansas City to over 800 educators. WSD teacher (and graduate) Jacob England was recognized for having received the 2019 Outstanding Young Educator Award from the MMEA. Timberland senior Drew Schultz and Timberland sophomore Ben Turley were both recognized for having been selected to the Missouri All-State Band and All-State Orchestra, respectively.

For more information, as well as Superintendent Reports and other matters discussed, click the Board Meeting Report thumbnail above. Board Meeting Reports can also be found on the WSD website under About our District/Board of Education.

2018-19 Late Start Supervision
The next Late Start is scheduled for Monday, March 11, 2019. The supervision for students in grades K-6 is $10 per child for each late start day. This service is separate from Chautauqua and only for students NOT already enrolled in the Chautauqua Before School Program.

Late starts provide valuable collaboration time for our teachers across the District and yet we understand these days can be a challenge for working parents especially. The supervision option was established to assist those parents who need it. Additional information about late start supervision for students in grades K-6, as well as the link to pay via PayPal can be found on the District website.

Kindergarten Registration Dates Set for 2019-2020 School Year

Dates have been set for the WSD's kindergarten registration/screening process. This event is for all children who will turn 5 before August 1, 2019. If your child has not been screened at the Parents as Teachers office or his/her preschool this year, appointments are required and can be made by contacting the Parents as Teachers office at 327-3863, ext. 22281. You can also request a screening through the website.  

WSD Inclement Weather/School Closing Information
Photo of snow next to Wentzville School District Sign and link to inclement weather info on WSD websiteTimely communication with our District families is always a priority, but especially important in inclement weather/ emergency school closing situations. Please be sure to notify the school office about any change in your personal contact information. Visit the WSD website for complete Inclement Weather/School Closing Information.

Heritage Propane 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 can send their Heritage Propane receipts to school with their child. Community members can drop off or mail their receipts to the WSD Administrative Center. We will submit the receipts and 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.
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