It's a great day to be a Hurricane!
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Your WCS News
It's a new year and a new grading period for WCS students.  Browse our newsletter and stay connected for your Hurricane news and events. 

In this Newsletter:
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One School, One Book

During the month of January, all three elementary schools will be embarking on a special project, an all-school book club called One School, One Book .  Every family will receive a copy of the same book - My Father's Dragon - and will be asked to read it together at home over the next few weeks. Our goal is to have each family commit to making the time so that your family can participate in this special activity. Of course, participation in this One School, One Book™ program is completely optional and not required.

Reading aloud at home is valuable because it better prepares children to be effective readers, and it is also a fun, worthwhile family activity. With the One School, One Book  program, we aim to build a community of readers at our school. Everyone - students, parents, teachers, even administrative staff - will all be following along together.

Before winter break, each child received a copy of My Father's Dragon as a Christmas gift. Along with the book, each child received a reading schedule so that families could keep up at home. Generally, families will be asked to read about 15 minutes each night. In school, children will be invited to answer daily trivia questions to encourage and reward attentive listening. Families will soon find that the children will take pride in knowing and anticipating the details of the story. Throughout the month, everyone will be talking about the adventure of Elmer as described in the book!

Happy reading!

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Open? Delayed? Closed?

It's that time of year again, when weather can affect our school day.  To stay on top of weather-related delays and cancellations please be sure to check out our weather page online.  

On our weather  page you'll find:
  • FAQ's to learn more about how we make our delay/cancellation decisions
  • A list of media channels where we will post the information
  • A handy list of cold weather tips for parents
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Looking for a way to #GiveWhereYouLive?

If you would like to Help a Hurricane, we have a need at WHS. We have a number of students that need financial assistance with the technology fee for their Chromebook. You can learn more about the Chromebook 1:1 program and how you can Help a Hurricane in the  letter below. 

We were overwhelmed with the early community response to this sponsorship program.  Our own WHS staff members were among the first to donate.  While we have now met the need for the current school year, we know that many of those students will face the same challenges in the fall. For that reason we have left the sponsorship program open for donations for those that would still like to give.

Through this technology initiative each and every WHS student will have technology at their fingertips, gaining the knowledge and skills that they need to be successful in school and after graduation. 

Thank you, in advance, for Helping a Hurricane!

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School News:  
Stay Connected

Each building has their own website, calendar, and social media channel for your convenience.

*Please double check each building's calendar for changes as an event approaches.

D istrict Highlights:
WCS District:  Website  Like us on Facebook    Follow us on Twitter
1/4/17 - Classes resume
1/16 - No School - Martin Luther King Jr day observed 

Additional Building Highlights:
Denver:   Website     Like us on Facebook    Newsletter
Sign up early for Parent/Teacher Conferences
1/4 - Launch One School One Book
1/12 - Parent/Teacher conf.   4-7:30
1/13 - Report cards go home
1/16 - No School - MLK Jr day   
1/17 - Success Assemblies 
1/23-27 Unique Week
1/26 - Family Fun Reading Night 6 pm
1/31 - Monthly Behavior Incentive
East End:   Website     Like us on Facebook  
Sign up early for Parent/Teacher Conferences
1/4 - Launch One School One Book
1/12 - Parent/Teacher conferences   4-7:30
1/13 - Report cards go home
1/16 - No School - MMLK Jr day 

1/18 - Mr. Davis' Art Club 4-5 p.m.
1/19 - Mr. O'Connell's Art Club 8:15-9 a.m.
1/23-27  Unique Week
1/31 - Caught Doing Good Pizza Party

Holmes:   Website    Like us on Facebook  
Sign up early for Parent/Teacher Conferences
1/4 - PTO Meeting   7:00 pm
1/4-1/13 - Stay Warm Coat/Glove Drive
1/5 - One School One Book Assembly
1/6 - Chess Club begins
1/9 - Harvest of Gold resumes
1/12 - Parent/Teacher conferences   4-7:30
1/13 - Report cards go home
1/16 - No School - MLK Jr day  
1/18 - First Semester Awards assembly
1/19 - 5th grade field trip to Wright Patterson Air Force museum
1/20 - Mother-San Dance 7-9 pm
1/23-27 Unique Week
1/25 - One Book, One School Family night
WMS:   Website   Like us on Facebook
Spring testing dates are on the WMS calendar online
1/9 - Grade cards go home
1/13 - 2nd Quarter PBIS Incentive
1/16 - No School - MLK Jr day 
1/20 - ABC Boosters Club meeting 5-6
1/24 - Muse Machine 
1/31 - 8th grade parent scheduling meeting

WHS:   Website   Like us on Facebook    Follow us on Twitter
1/11 - Homeroom PreACT Results
1/12 - Laurel Oaks sophomore visit 8 a.m.
          Report Card Fair 4-7 p.m.
1/16 - No School - MLK Jr day 
1/18 - Homeroom/Scheduling 7:55-8:46 a.m.
1/27 - 10th grade Laurel Oaks field trip
1/30 - Counselor scheduling presentations to 8th graders
1/31 - 8th grade parent scheduling meeting 6-7:30 p.m.