Superintendent Spotlight, Episode 2:
Black History Month at WCS
Melinda McCarty-Stewart, WCS Superintendent

Our next Superintendent Spotlight is Episode 2 - Black History Month at WCS. In February, we recognized and celebrated Black History Month in our schools. This episode offers a peek into our classrooms during the month of February as our teachers and students explored a wide variety of African American historical figures and their lasting impact. Thank you to our District Diversity Committee and WCS staff for their hard work in preparing thoughtful, creative, and engaging activities this month.


If you are looking for ways to continue the learning at home you may find helpful resources and suggestions from Celebrate Black Stories (commonsensemedia.org).

M. McCarty-Stewart, Supt.
2021-22 District Calendar
On February 22nd the Board approved our District Calendar for 2021-2022. Late Arrival dates will be determined at a later time.

2021-2022 District Calendar (student attendance version)
Virtual Ed Corner
Virtual Education drawing of a laptop screen with person image
Virtual Education provides a unique set of challenges. If your child has been in Virtual Ed this school year and is struggling to stay motivated, you might find some helpful tips in this video from Common Sense Media.



REMINDER: Virtual Ed students who will be returning to the High School for in-person learning for 2021-22, have an important virtual meeting regarding scheduling. Be sure to check the Virtual Ed homepage for all the details!
Kindergarten Registration
WCS Kindergarten - picture of children writing outside
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 1, 2021.


Registering kindergarten children early is vital to planning for the 2021-2022 school year. Please submit your completed registration packet by May 1.

We may be a little biased, but we think our Kindergarten program is amazing. Our experienced Kindergarten teachers can't wait to meet your child and help them begin their journey at WCS! 

Enrollment, Orientation, and More!
Visit our Kindergarten Enrollment page for details on the following:

  • Required documents
  • Enrollment process
  • Parent Orientation dates and sign-up information
  • Transportation Survey
  • Kindergarten Readiness Tips, and more

For questions, please contact our Central Registration Office at (937) 382-7410. 
Food Service News (Pick-Up Program)
We have 3 pieces of great news from the Food Service Dept at WCS:

  • Weekly meal packs for pick-up (Virtual Ed students and students in quarantine) will now have 7 days of meals instead of 5! 
  • Our staff will be coming in to prepare meal packs for pick up during Spring Break Week! In-person learners can also pre-order meals for 3/24 pick-up, since they will not be in school that week. When using the online form do the following:
  • Choose "not attending 0-18 yrs old" for the Education Program
  • Choose pick-up date 3/24/21
  • Remember to place your pick-up order at least one week in advance (by 3/17)

Did you know that if your child is in quarantine or home for COVID-19, they can still get meals from school through our Wednesday Pick-Up program? Just call Jodie Havert at (937)283-7250 or email jodie.havert@wilmington.k12.oh.us and let them know you need meals during quarantine/isolation. Pick-ups are Wednesdays from 4-6pm in the WMS horseshoe drive (curbside service!).
Remember: Meals are free to all kids 0-18 years old

Use our Online Order Form or call (937)283-7250 to place your order.
Calendar Reminders
Please check our building calendars for any updates to these events.

3/8 6th Grade Choir, 7th Grade Choir, WHS Wilmingtones Concert 7-8:00pm
3/11 Last day of 3rd Quarter
3/12 Teacher Work Day - No school for students
3/14 Daylight Savings Time begins - Spring forward one hour!
3/16 6th Grade Band Concert 7-8:00pm
3/18 WHS Report Card Fair 3:30-7:00pm
7th Grade Band, WHS Symphonic Band Concert 6-6:45pm
8th Grade Band, WHS Wind Ensemble Concert 7:30-8:30pm
3/22-26 Spring Break
3/29 BOE Regular Meeting 7:00pm at WMS
COVID-19 Updates
You can always find our current Zone schedule in the alert banner at the top of our website. The alert banner will also have links to our District Dashboard and Building Notification pages.
COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
Families are encouraged to review the COVID-19 vaccine information available from the Ohio Department of Health as you make your vaccine decision.




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