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Substitutes for Aides, Teachers, Custodians, Increased Pay Rates, link to employment page

We're Hiring (and we've increased our Sub Rate!)

Posted on: November 23, 2021
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We're looking for substitutes - teachers, aides, custodians, and drivers. See our NEW INCREASED PAY RATES*, available positions, and application information on our Employment page!   *Emergency increased pay rates are effective 12/1/21 through

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Shelby Boatman

WHS Alumni Spotlight: Shelby Boatman, Class of 2013

Posted on: November 23, 2021
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Our WHS Alumni Spotlight is on Shelby Boatman, Class of 2013! During her high school career Shelby participated in Volleyball (9th, 10th), Girls Golf (11th, 12th), WHS Band, Cheerleading, Theater, and Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) through Southern

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WHS Alumni Spotlight: Steve Murphy, Class of 1969

Posted on: November 18, 2021
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Our WHS Alumni Spotlight is a posthumous one today for someone that holds a special place in the heart of this District and in this community - Steve Murphy, Class of 1969.   While in high school Steve participated in football, wrestling, and FFA. He

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#CanePride SOTM, clapping hands

WHS November Students of the Month

Posted on: November 16, 2021
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WHS is proud to recognize our November Students of the Month! Please take a few moments to hear what their teachers had to say about these extraordinary students.

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Katelynn Walls and Lilly Music at WHS book tasting event

'Book Tasting' at WHS!

Posted on: November 16, 2021
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The WHS Students in English 2 were invited by teachers Mrs. Knoblauch, Mrs. Massie, Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Murphy to a “Book Tasting” this week to introduce them to dystopian novels. The teachers provided a fun and engaging way for students to

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Marty Beaugard, Jr

WHS Alumni Spotlight - Marty Beaugard, Jr, Class of 2014

Posted on: November 15, 2021
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Our WHS Alumni Spotlight is on Marty Beaugard, Jr., Class of 2014. While in high school, Marty participated in football, basketball, and track. Marty shared that during his time at WHS his favorite teachers were Mrs. Knoblauch and Mr. Goddard. After

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Lauren E. Raizk

WHS Alumni Spotlight: Lauren Raizk, Class of 1995

Posted on: November 5, 2021
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Our WHS Alumni Spotlight is on Lauren Raizk, Class of 1995. While in high school, Lauren participated in Volleyball, Theater, Band, National Honor Society, and Phi Delta Sigma.    Lauren shared that during her time at WHS she had many wonderful

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Mark Rembert and his wife April

WHS Alumni Spotlight: Mark Rembert, Class of 2003

Posted on: November 4, 2021
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Our WHS Alumni Spotlight is on Mark Rembert, Class of 2003. While in high school Mark participated in newspaper, theatre, cross-country, track, tennis, War of Wits, and History Club.   Mark’s favorite memories were of working with Mr. Haines

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Link to November 2021 Newsletter, white background with pumpkins

District Newsletter Nov. 2021 - See what's new in 21-22!

Posted on: November 1, 2021
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Our 1st grading period is a wrap! Check out our November 2021 Newsletter to catch up on what's new in 21-22!  Learn about new programs, staff members, and resources Catch up on recent WCS News to Share See our WHS Alumni Spotlight Series Check

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Steven and Becky

WHS Alumni Spotlight: Steven Haines (1968)

Posted on: October 29, 2021
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Our WHS Alumni Spotlight is a posthumous one today for an alum that is very dear to us at WCS and in this community - Steven Haines, Class of 1968.  While Steven was in high school he participated in theatre, choirs, and debate, and he was an announcer

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Gunner Allbright and Hunter Althaus engaged in a phonics lesson in Mrs Amanda McFadden’s Kindergarten classroom.

Focus on Phonics and Literacy

Posted on: October 28, 2021
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Holmes Elementary is focused on phonics as one of many important parts to the Wilmington School District’s three year plan around literacy. The district’s director of curriculum and instruction shares, “because literacy is a foundational

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BOE Mask and Quarantine Update

Posted on: October 28, 2021
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On Oct 28, 2021, The Wilmington BOE voted to lift the current mask mandate and accept the Ohio Department of Health’s Mask to Stay/Mask to Play quarantine option released on Oct 25, 2021.  This decision was based on careful review of our county and

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Nominate a Notable WHS Alumni for our Spotlight Series

Posted on: October 27, 2021
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If you know a WHS Alum that is an outstanding citizen and who exemplifies the best of what it means to be a Hurricane, please nominate them for our WHS Alumni Spotlight series. We are looking for nominees that represent a variety of experiences and pathways

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WCS Finances: General Information

Posted on: October 26, 2021
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Wilmington City Schools utilizes the funding we have received for 18 years through the 1% Income Tax to support the normal daily operations of our schools. Renewal of this tax allows us to sustain the normal functions of our

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5th Graders Learn Through Compassion

Posted on: October 22, 2021
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The 5th Grade students in Mr. Doug Davis’s art classes at Denver Place Elementary are working on a community outreach project through their artwork. They are creating stuffed animals that will be donated to Clinton Memorial Hospital. The animals will be

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Brian with his wife and daughter

WHS Alumni Spotlight: Bryan Olinger (2004)

Posted on: October 22, 2021
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Our WHS Alumni Spotlight is on Bryan Olinger, Class of 2004. While in high school, Bryan participated  in theater, newspaper, Power of the Pen, Wilmingtones, Cross Country, Swim Team, and Track.. Those experiences, along with the guidance and support of

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Desiree and her 2 children

WHS Alumni Spotlight: Desiree (Jones) Emmert

Posted on: October 21, 2021
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Our WHS Alumni Spotlight is on Desiree (Jones) Emmert, Class of 2001. While in high school Desiree was a peer mediator and participated in volleyball and Track & Field. Her outstanding talent earned Desiree a full scholarship in Track &

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Olivia Mustard 2021

WHS Alumni Spotlight - Olivia (Harris) Mustard

Posted on: October 15, 2021
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Our WHS Alumni Spotlight is on Olivia (Harris) Mustard from the Class of 2014. In high school, Olivia was a cheerleader for both basketball and football seasons (4 years). She also ran mid-distance in track and played french horn in Wind

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Dakota Cravens (far left) and other Marines

WHS Alumni Spotlight - Dakota Cravens '18

Posted on: October 15, 2021
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Our WHS Alumni Spotlight is on Dakota Cravens, Class of 2018! In high school, Dakota was an attackman for the WHS Lacrosse team for 4 years, a member of the Wilmingtones for 3 years, and participated in various plays and musicals throughout the

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Supt. Spotlight - Mr. Hutcherson and our WMS/WHS Choirs

Posted on: October 15, 2021
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Our Supt. Spotlight this week is shining on our WMS/WHS Choirs and Choir Director Mr. Ryan Hutcherson for their concert performances this week.  Our students worked very hard to prepare for the concerts and provided an outstanding evening of music. Mr.

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Thank you, Nurse Connie

Nurse Connie is Retiring

Posted on: October 14, 2021
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Nurse Connie Wall will be retiring October 15, 2021. Nurse Connie started in nursing as an LPN in 1983. She served Wilmington City Schools as the lead RN at Martinsville Schools for a few years before taking over for Jackie Lundy as the WCS District lead RN

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WHS Students of the Month

Posted on: October 13, 2021
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WHS is proud to recognize our October Students of the Month! Please take a few moments to hear what their teachers had to say about these extraordinary students.

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BOE Mask Update

Posted on: October 12, 2021
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Our WCS Board of Education met on Monday, October 11th, to review our District COVID-19 update and to discuss our mask requirement. Please read their update, their decision, and the related District data and attendance trend for 1st quarter in the document

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Chili Supper

65th Annual Chili Supper

Posted on: September 30, 2021
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The Wilmington Band program is hosting the 65th Annual Chili Supper tomorrow night before the Homecoming Football game. Come and enjoy a great meal while supporting the program. Each meal is $6.00 and includes a Bowl of Chili, Hotdog, Applesauce

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C4 award

Congratulations to our C4 Honorees!

Posted on: September 27, 2021
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Congratulations for all the C4 honorees and thank you to the Chamber for celebrating their accomplishments, generosity, and hard work! We are #HurricaneProud of this community. And perhaps we're just a little bit extra proud of our WCS staff and students that

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WMS teacher and students working on math review

Supt Spotlight!

Posted on: September 24, 2021
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Our Supt Spotlight is shining on some awesome staff and students this week. Our WMS teachers Ken Platt (7th Math) and Nick Hughes (Intervention Specialist) teamed up for a creative and engaging math review for their students. They took their

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Homecoming 2021!

Posted on: September 17, 2021
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We're excited to announce our 2021 Homecoming plans! Check out the details and make plans to join in the celebration at our 2021 Homecoming parade, chili supper, pep rally, and of course a Hurricane football game! Dance details are included in the document

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New Math Resource!

Posted on: September 15, 2021
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In the last twelve months, a K-5 representative team of math teachers and administrators have worked to select a new math program for the current school year. After an extensive review process, the team selected the Bridges in Mathematics program. According

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WMS Parent/Teacher Conference Night

Posted on: September 11, 2021
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WMS Students and Parents: Our first WMS parent-teacher conference date is coming up on 9/16. Sign up for a conference with this link.

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Extra Time Extra Help Registration Form, book with pages curled into heart, links to google registration form

Extra Time ~ Extra Help

Posted on: September 11, 2021
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WMS students, this is a great opportunity! Extra Time ~ Extra Help is starting on 9/21. This after school opportunity is designed for assistance with academic coursework and includes programming around such topics as organization, team building,

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Transportation Update: Our Drivers Keep Stepping Up to Help

Posted on: September 10, 2021
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Wilmington has a very dedicated and loyal transportation department that cares deeply about the safety and education of our students.  However, due to a statewide shortage of bus drivers we struggle with having adequate numbers of substitute drivers when

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NEW ProgressBook Mobile App!

Posted on: September 8, 2021
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ProgressBook has a new parent/student mobile app available! Just check the document below for instructions on how to find and use the app. Download the app today and stay connected to your child's progress in school. Frontline ProgressBook Parent/Student

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9/7/21 Transportation Update

Posted on: September 7, 2021
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The Wilmington City Schools closed today on Sept 7, 2021, because of illnesses and absences of our bus drivers that would not allow us to safely and effectively transport our students to school.     By law, we are required to transport

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Weekly District Dashboard Update

Posted on: September 6, 2021
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Last week was our first full week with masks and the number of quarantines due to exposure while at school has dropped significantly. We are able to safely keep more kids in school.  The students and staff of WCS are demonstrating respect for one another

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Taija Walker and Lilly Jetter

WHS Students in the News

Posted on: September 3, 2021
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Our WHS students are learning for tomorrow while giving back to their community today! Read all about our WHS Career Connections class:

WHS Connecting Students to Careers (WNJ 9/3/21)

 

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Mobile Website View

Posted on: September 2, 2021
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IMPORTANT: If you are seeing #1 when you visit our site from your phone, read on to make sure you make your way to #2. In the Spring our webhosting company, Legend Web Works, performed a major site overhaul. Many cell phones still have the older version

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Reminders and FAQs for Quarantine and Isolation

Posted on: August 26, 2021
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We have had a number of questions regarding quarantine and/or isolation duration after exposure or a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.  We thought resending this information along with some frequently asked questions would be helpful. Please review the

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Important WCS Mask Update!

Posted on: August 23, 2021
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The WCS Superintendent and the Board of Education determined that in order to keep our staff and students safe and our schools open, we are going to require all students and staff to wear a mask for the duration of the 1st grading period, regardless of

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Welcome Message from the Superintendent

Posted on: August 13, 2021
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We hope you will take a few minutes for a message from our Superintendent, Melinda McCarty-Stewart. She will cover important information for the new school year. WCS Opening School Video 2021-22 (YouTube video) The information in the Supt's video

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ODH Updated Quarantine Guidance

Posted on: August 12, 2021
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The Ohio Department of Health is providing updated guidance for quarantine after exposure in K-12 classroom settings. Please review the information if you have questions regarding classroom exposure and quarantine. Guidelines for Quarantine After Exposure in

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Staggered Start Information

Posted on: August 4, 2021
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Our PK-12 students will start in two waves to allow each group to attend school for one day with a smaller number of students. This helps our students and staff make strong connections, build relationships, and learn the routines and procedures for the school

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Back to School 2021-22: Important Information

Posted on: July 26, 2021
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We are gearing up for a great school year at WCS. Our administration has been working closely with the Clinton County Health District and other area schools to develop plans for the return to full in-person instruction.  Please view our Back to School

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Save the Dates banner, Open House 2021-22

Open House Schedule 2021-22

Posted on: July 21, 2021
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Grab your calendar and save the dates for our 2021-22 Open Houses! Additioanl details, sign-ups for in-person, and links for virtual options may be linked below. Building Date Time   Denver  Aug 16, 2021     5:30 -

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FinalForms: Update Your Info for 2021-22

Posted on: July 21, 2021
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Have you updated your information in FinalForms yet? Parents are encouraged to verify and update information in FinalForms as soon as possible for the 2021-22 to ensure that they receive important school updates. Remember, it’s not just for athletics!

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Melissa Taylor and Stephanie Wheeler

Supt. Summer Spotlight

Posted on: July 2, 2021
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Our Summer Supt Spotlight is shining on 3 outstanding staff members! 1. Melissa Taylor and Stephanie Wheeler from our Food Service Dept. have been working hard each week to plan, prep, pack, and execute the distribution of weekly meal packs for kids 0-18 in

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WMS Creativity Class

Supt. Spotlight

Posted on: May 27, 2021
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Our Supt. Spotlight is shining again and this week we are recognizing some amazing students from WMS, Holmes Elementary, and East End Preschool. First, we want to recognize WMS students Ally Oeder, Victoria Saylor, Janelle Beck, Sam Burt, Zaniah Davis, Sarah

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WMS students and counselors

Superintendent Spotlight

Posted on: May 17, 2021
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The Supt. Spotlight this week is shining on some outstanding students and staff. First, our WCS Crossing Guards - Ian Wood, Jacqueline White, Marissa Eckley, Angie Rose. In sunshine, rain, snow, or bitter cold... this group is out there making sure our

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Supt. Spotlight

Posted on: May 3, 2021
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The Supt. Spotlight is shining on some awesome students and staff today! Holmes Student Leaders: This group of students is being recognized for providing a helping hand, working hard, following expectations consistently, and for being tremendous role models

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Community Events

Posted on: April 27, 2021
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Please take a moment to check out a few events that are available to our community.

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Superintendent Spotlight

Posted on: April 23, 2021
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The Supt Spotlight is shining on some outstanding elementary teachers this week: Colleen Kelly and Thad Inwood, Holmes Elementary Teachers - Ms. Kelly & Mr. Inwood go above and beyond to work with the whole family to help ease student anxiety. Their top

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Superintendent Spotlight

Posted on: April 19, 2021
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The Supt Spotlight is shining again! WHS Theatre - 1st up is a big shout-out to students and staff from the WHS Theatre Production of The Wizard of Oz. Outstanding job everyone! They continually amaze us with their talent and hard work. You can still buy

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Supt Spotlight

Posted on: April 9, 2021
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This week’s Supt Spotlight shines on a group of outstanding educators: Natalie Harmeling, Jamie Bryant, Katie Licht, Amber Ogletree, Rachel Pierce, Vincent Taylor, Ryan Schlater, Lindsey Callahan, Allyson Bucher, Ciara McGee, Emily Wiswell, Elexis

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Save the Date for Commencement 2021!

Posted on: March 30, 2021
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Wilmington High School Graduation is scheduled for May 28, 2021 at 7:00pm. We are currently determining if this will be an indoor or outdoor ceremony and locations are yet to be determined. Watch the website for updates and additional information in the

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WHS Students of the Month

Posted on: March 24, 2021
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Congratulations to our WHS Students of the Month for March! We are Hurricane Proud of these students.

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Supt. Spotlight

Posted on: March 24, 2021
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If you missed the weekly Superintendent Spotlights on Facebook, here are the last 2 episodes.  Supt Spotlight 3/19/21 Supt Spotlight

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Holmes students holding up their Earth Day Posters

Earth Day at Holmes!

Posted on: March 19, 2021
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Holmes elementary art students participated in the 2021 Earth Day Poster Contest coordinated by the Clinton County Solid Waste Management District (CCSWMD).  This year's theme was to create an original  poster that illustrates what recycling means

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Quarantine Update for Spring

Posted on: March 19, 2021
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Wilmington City Schools continues to work hard at contact tracing and quarantines as an important measure in preventing the spread of COVID-19 at school.     During the Winter months, Wilmington followed the 14 day quarantine rule as

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Supt Spotlight, Episode 3

Posted on: March 5, 2021
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This week’s Wilmington City Schools Superintendent Spotlight starts at Denver Elementary with our third, fourth and fifth grade students.  It was an honor for me to spend time with a group of students at Denver, listening and learning about what

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March 2021 Newsletter

Posted on: March 5, 2021
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Enjoy our March 2021 District Newsletter. Included in this issue are the following topics: Kindergarten Registration Superintendent Spotlight, Episode 2: Black History Month at WCS 2021-22 Calendar Food Service News re: Meal Packs and Spring

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Kindergarten 2021-22 Registration

Posted on: March 2, 2021
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Registration is open for the Class of 2034! If your child will be 5 years old on or before September 30, 2021 then they are eligible for entrance into Kindergarten at Holmes Elementary for the 2021-22 school year. Enrollment begins March

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Superintendent Spotlight - Episode 2

Posted on: February 26, 2021
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In February, we recognized and celebrated Black History Month in our schools. This week’s Superintendent Spotlight - Episode 2 offers a peek into our classrooms during the month as our teachers and students explored a wide variety of African American

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2021-2022 District Calendar Approved

Posted on: February 23, 2021
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The 2021-2022 District Calendar was approved at the Board meeting on 2/22/2021. Late arrival dates will be determined at a later time.

2021-22 District Calendar (Google doc link)

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Superintendent Spotlight - Episode 1

Posted on: February 19, 2021
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Welcome to our first Superintendent Spotlight. Here is a peek into our 1st ever Snow Day with Remote Learning experience. Thank you to our bus drivers, maintenance crews, staff, students, and parents for all the extra effort during this very snowy week. We

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Cl. Co. Community Action Assistance Programs

Posted on: February 18, 2021
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Many in our community have struggled this past year due to the pandemic. Clinton County Community Action has asked for our help in spreading the word about a number of their assistance programs available to the community.  COVID Relief Program - If

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New Plan for Inclement Weather Days

Posted on: February 16, 2021
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With all of the snow and COVID interruptions this school year, if Wilmington has to call any snow day after today (2/16/21), we will use our Live Remote Learning Schedule.  We will continue to watch the forecast and road conditions closely tonight,

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WHS Students of the Month (January 2021)

Posted on: January 25, 2021
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Wilmington High School is proud to announce our January Students of the Month:   Ag Ed Department: Grace Brown Grace Brown is the Ag Department Student of the Month for January. Grace is an active member of the Wilmington FFA Chapter. Grace is

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