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In this Newsletter:
Meet our newest Board Member

On February 20th, Patrick Zerby was sworn in as a member of our Board of Education, replacing Kevin Snarr.  Mr. Zerby is serving his first term as a member of the Wilmington City Schools Board of Education after serving 33 years in the United States Air Force. 

Zerby believes that a strong district academic report card coupled with formidable athletic and extra-curricular programs inspires community involvement and stimulates area growth.  He also believes that the security, safety and overall welfare of the students and staff are paramount to establish an environment conducive to learning.  His goal while serving on the board is to focus on student achievement and implement/enforce policies that will ensure success for all students.
Levy Renewal:  Facts & Figures

Each year our public schools are tasked with providing a substantial and increasing list of services. WCS, through strategic planning, has operated with the same percentage of income tax revenue since January 2003. This School District Income Tax makes up 15% of total operating revenue. 

The WCS Board of Education will be placing a Renewal Levy on the May 2nd ballot. This is NOT a new tax and will not increase your taxes.  

For more facts and figures about our district finances, we encourage you to visit our Levy Fact page on our WCS District website.

Board of Elections Voter Information
The last day to register to vote in the May Primary is 4/3. The Board of Elections will be open 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 pm on 4/3 for voter registration.
Early/Absentee voting opens on 4/4. 

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The Wilmington Schools Foundation provides an opportunity for Alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations to charitably support Wilmington City Schools to enhance the education environment of students, faculty, and staff.
In 1988, the WSF was established so that monies raised could be used to further public education programs that cannot be funded through the regular school budget. Since its establishment, the WSF has supported the educational experience through grants, scholarships, and special programs. The foundation works directly with the school system, but is the independent, non-profit entity of WCS.
WSF's Grant Program provides the opportunity for applicants to receive funding for creative and impactful ideas for classrooms and for the educational environment of students, faculty and staff. For the school year of 2016-2017, the Foundation was able to award 27 grants for a total of $27,203.00.
Every Elementary student gets to attend an out of school field trip, thanks to a foundation grant. Some examples of other grants given this year are alternative seating, after school book clubs, chrome books to the 3 elementaries, science lab supplies, and art field trips. These grants are largely made possible by the Annual Gift Campaign. The Gift Campaign is held for the month of October. This year Wilmington City School's pledged $13,700.
Excellence in Teaching Awards , established by the WHS Class of 1945, are presented each year in honor of former teachers, Esther and Woodrow Williams. They recognize teachers in the district who exemplify enthusiasm, dedication, preparation, and inspiration. This year those teachers will be awarded in May.
The WSF currently offers 8 scholarships to graduating seniors.

If you would like to make a donation or get involved please contact
Chastity Flanigan at 937-382- 1641  ext 7499 or email

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Reminders for the month...

Interim Reports -  Look for interim reports to go home in the middle of the month

No School - April 14th

Kindergarten Registration opened March 1, 2017.  Any child who is five years old on or before September 30, 2017 is eligible to attend kindergarten this fall.  If a parent or guardian is unsure whether or not to send the child to kindergarten, the district asks that the child be registered anyway to help predict enrollment.

Wilmington Athletic Boosters' Derby Gala 4/29 at the Roberts Centre. Tickets are still on sale till April 3rd. They will be available at game concessions, through Donna Seeger at the Athletic Department office, or by reaching any of the officers through email, Facebook, or personally.

Testing- State testing continues in grades 3 through 12 in the month of April. Be sure to check your child's building calendar for testing dates. 

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School News:  
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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
4/14  No School
4/24  Board meeting 7 p.m. at WMS
4/29  Community Shred-It Day at WHS 8-11 a.m.

Additional Building Highlights:
Denver:   Website     Like us on Facebook    Newsletter
4/3   Return from Spring Recess
        Student of the Month Lunch 
4/4   Success Assemblies
        Attendance Challenge Begins!
4/10  PTO mtg 6:30 p.m.
4/13  Skate Night 6 p.m.
         Interims go home with students
4/14  No School
4/20  2nd grade field trip to Caesar Creek
4/24  Board meeting 7 p.m. at WMS
4/25-28  State testing - Math/Science/Social Studies, grades 3,4,5 
4/27  Kindergarten field trip to Caesar Creek
        4th grade Mt. Olympus Night 5:30 p.m.
4/28  Denver night at the Dayton Dragons game

East End:   Website     Like us on Facebook  
4/5    Mr. Davis' Art Club 4 p.m.
4/6    Mr O'Connell's Art Club 8:15 a.m.
4/7    HPC Assemblies 9:30 - 11:30
4/10  PTO 4:15 p.m.
4/13  Interims go home
         Kindergarten Career Fair 2:00  
4/14  No School
4/24  Board meeting 7 p.m. at WMS
4/25-28  State testing - Math/Science/Social Studies, grades 3,4,5
4/26  Caught Doing Good pizza party

Holmes:   Website     Like us on Facebook   
4/3    Student Council 8:30 a.m.
4/11  PTO meeting 4 p.m.
4/13  Interims go home
4/14  No School
4/21  2nd grade field trip to Caesar Creek
4/24  Board meeting 7 p.m. at WMS
         4th grade testing
4/25  4th/5th grade testing
4/26  5th grade testing
4/27  3rd grade testing
         Holmes Night at Dayton Dragons game
4/28  Muffins with Mom 8:15 a.m.
         Kindergarten field trip to Caesar Creek
         3rd grade testing
WMS:   Website   Like us on Facebook
4/5-11   8th grade state testing
4/12-13 7th grade state testing
4/14  No School
4/17-20 6th grade state testing
4/19  ABC meeting 5 p.m.
4/21  Progress Reports
         ABC Dance 6:30 p.m. 
4/24  Board meeting 7 p.m. at WMS

WHS:    Website    Like us on Facebook     Follow us on Twitter
4/10-12  Testing 
4/13  Parent Teacher Conferences 4 - 7 p.m.
4/14  No School
4/18  Testing
4/20  Testing
         National Honor Society 7 p.m.
4/24  Board meeting 7 p.m. at WMS

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