BOE swearing in 2019
BOE President Michael Flanigan (left) and Vice President Larry Roberts (right) being sworn to office by Treasurer, Kim DeWeese.

Our Board held their 2019 Organizational Meeting on January 3, 2019.  The calendar of Regular Meetings was approved and a new President and Vice President were elected to serve for 2019.
  • Michael Flanigan, President
  • Larry Roberts II, Vice President
If you visit our Board of Education page on the website, you'll find:

2019 Meeting Schedule:  Regular Meetings

Board Documents: Agendas and Minutes

Reminder: March 1st schedule change!

Please help us spread the word!  March 1st we were scheduled for a late arrival, but that is being changed to an early dismissal. That is the same day we are hosting the SW Ohio District Wrestling Tournament in our WHS Gym. Between 1 PM and 3 PM 2000-3000 fans, as well as 225 Wrestlers and Coaches, will be arriving for the 2 day event. 

To avoid the traffic jam and problems getting buses and kids out after school, we will be changing the 2 hour late arrival to an early dismissal. Schools will start at their regular times. Please help us get the word out to all of our families as the date gets nearer.

Dismissal Times on March 1, 2019
MS/HS:  1:00
Elementary:  2:10             
link to kindergarten information page
Kindergarten Registration

Calling the Class of 2032!  If your child will be at least 5 years old on or before September 30, 2019, then they are eligible to enroll in Kindergarten at WCS! 

You can pick up a registration packet at several locations starting in mid-February:
  • Enrollment Office, located in Wilmington Middle School, 275 Thorne Ave.
  • WCS Central Office, 341 S Nelson Ave
  • Any WCS Elementary School
Once you have your packet:
  1. Complete the forms.
  2. Gather the required documents.
  3. Turn in your packet to Janene Dunn at the Enrollment Office (located in WMS at 275 Thorne Ave) between March 1st and May 1st, 2019, to complete the registration process.
  4. Plan on attending Kindergarten Orientation:
    A-L  May 6th at 6:30pm
    M-Z May 14th at 6:30pm 
Visit for more details, FAQs, Orientation information, required documents, and enrollment office hours.

schooling training learning sign

Wilmington City Schools is committed to promoting and implementing school wide systems that effectively provides the best interventions and supports for our students. We all want our students to feel safe and cared for at school. We strive to continually assess our current practices and research the best strategies that help us answer the following questions:
  • How can we establish the best practices in the classroom/bus/playground that create a better sense of responsibility, community, compassion, and communication to prevent misbehavior in the first place?
  • How can we effectively help students impacted by another student's misbehavior?
  • What happens when the discipline/suspension for misbehavior ends?
  • How does a student go back to the classroom and avoid falling into the same pattern of misbehavior?
  • Have we addressed what might be happening in their lives that is prompting the misbehavior?
  • Do our students have an understanding of the harm they caused and their responsibility to repair the damage? 
It is important to answer these questions if we want to prevent misbehavior and break the cycle of students repeatedly violating our school code of conduct.

In November, 7 teachers and 3 administrators had an opportunity to participate in a seminar on Restorative Practices in school settings. Our goal is to 1) prevent misbehavior, bullying, intimidation etc.and 2) prevent repeat offenses.

We have the opportunity, through a Safety Grant from the State, to hold District-wide staff development on Restorative Practices in a school setting. The grant money comes with a stipulation that it is to be used in this school year. 

In order to accomplish this district-wide staff training in the time allotted by the State, our WCS Board of Education has approved closing school on May 10th so that our entire WCS staff can participate in this training. We are excited to learn more about this process and feel that it will compliment our current Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) and Trauma Informed Care practices, to provide a more comprehensive behavior plan that establishes and maintains a safe and productive learning environment.

We thank you for your support and understanding that will allow our entire staff to receive this important training. This opportunity will be a long term investment in enhancing the school environment for all our students.

ACT/Pre-ACT Testing

On February 20th, all WHS sophomores will be taking the PreACT and all juniors will be taking the ACT test!

In order to help students prepare for these tests, our WHS Guidance Department has shared some resources* that students can utilize.  

We encourage parents and students to visit the Guidance Department website at for more college and career resources, scholarship information, College Credit Plus, important forms, and more!  

Free Online Resources and Practice Tests
Additional ACT Test Prep Programs/Resources

For further assistance, or questions regarding ACT prep or test day, feel free to reach out to Rhonda Smith in the HS Guidance Department at 937-283-7208. 

* The resources or linked sites are not under the control of the District and the District is not responsible for the contents of any linked sites, or any links contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. The District is providing these links to you only as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site by the District.

link to WHS Counseling Center website
High School Scheduling

The 2019-2020 WHS Course Selection Guide is available!  We also have 2 helpful slide presentations available to help students and parents understand the scheduling process, End of Course Exams,  graduation requirements, and more!

Just visit for the following:
  • 2019-2020 Course Selection Guide
  • 8th Grade Presentation
  • 9th-11th Grade Presentation
Please call Rhonda Smith in the WHS Guidance Department at 937-283-7208 if you have questions or need additional information.

BTW... did you know that you can follow the Guidance Department on Twitter? Just follow @CaneCounselors for more news, events, and tips from the Guidance Staff! 

link to students in the news articles online
Celebrating our Students

We've collected some recent articles highlighting recent student and staff accomplishments. We hope you'll take a minute and read up on our awesome WCS students.  We think you'll be just as proud of them as we are.  

link to our district communications web page
School News:  
Stay Connected

Each building has their own web page , 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
2/18  No School - Presidents' Day
2/25  BOE at East End 7:00pm
         Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble 7:30
2/26  7th/8th Choir and WHS Wilmingtones Concert 6pm
3/1    Early Dismissal (MS/HS 1:00, Elementary 2:10)

Additional Building Highlights:
Holmes:   Website      Like us on Facebook
Every Monday on Facebook: Story Time 7pm
Every Thursday after school: Lego Club
2/4    Interim Reports Home
2/9    PTO Father-Daughter Masquerade Ball 6-8:30pm
2/14  Valentine Parties
2/18  School closed - Presidents' Day
2/20  Spring Pictures
2/25  BOE meeting 7pm at East End
2/28  Elementary PTO Skate Night 6-8:30pm
3/1    Early Dismissal (Elementary 2:10)

Denver:   Website      Like us on Facebook    
2/4    Interims go home
2/7    Parent/Teacher Conf (rescheduled from snow day)
2/9    PTO Father-Daughter Masquerade Ball 6-8:30pm
2/14  Valentine parties
2/18  School closed - Presidents' Day
2/21  4th grade Art Club -3:45-5:00 pm
2/25  BOE meeting 7pm at East End
2/28  Elementary Skate Night 6-8:30pm
3/1    Early Dismissal (Elementary 2:10)

East End :   Website      Like us on Facebook   
2/4    Interims go home
2/6    Art Club
2/7    Parent/Teacher Conf (rescheduled from snow day)
2/9    PTO Father-Daughter Masquerade Ball 6-8:30pm
2/14  Valentine parties
2/18  School closed - Presidents' Day
2/25  BOE meeting 7pm at East End
2/26  Caught Doing Good lunch
2/28  Elementary Skate Night 6-8:30pm
3/1    Early Dismissal (Elementary 2:10)

WMS:   Website      Follow us on Twitter    Like us on Facebook  
2/5    Interims go home
2/7    Parent/Teacher conferences 4-7:30pm
2/18  School closed - Presidents' Day
2/22  Dance 5:30-7:30pm
2/25  BOE meeting 7pm at East End
2/26  7th/8th and Wilmingtones concert 6pm
3/1    Early Dismissal (MS/HS 1:00)

WHS:      Website    Like us on Facebook    Follow us on Twitter    View on Instagram  
2/4    Interims go home
2/18  School closed - Presidents' Day
2/20  ACT/Pre-ACT Test Day
         Student of the Month Pizza with the Principal
2/25  BOE meeting 7pm at East End
         Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble 7:30pm
2/26  7th/8th and Wilmingtones concert 6pm
3/1    Early Dismissal (MS/HS 1:00)

Athletic Events

Please visit our website at and follow our athletics program on Twitter @WHSCaneAD