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It's March already, and the year is speeding by.  Once again, we've been busy at WCS. We hope you'll take a minute and catch up on our news.

In this Newsletter:
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WHS Theatre Presents Annie

Spring isn't official until you see our WHS Spring Theatre production!  This year the production is Annie and it is sure to be a hit.

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including " Tomorrow."

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations... and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is the perfect family-friendly musical.

Performance Dates (Fri. and Sun. are filling up quickly!):
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 7:30pm
Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 2:00pm
  • All performances are in the High School Auditeria.
  • Doors open 30 minutes before the show starts.
  • All Tickets $10.00
Ticket reservations for Annie are now available.  You can reserve tickets online here or call our theatre box office at 937-283-7235.  See you at the show!
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Festival of Bands

You don't want to miss this!  It's your chance to hear our student bands from 6th grade through 12th. Our students have been working hard to bring you this special Festival of Bands. 

We hope you come join us for an enjoyable evening of music and help us to celebrate our students.

When:  March 19th from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Where:  Wilmington Middle School Gym

For more Band events and information see their most recent Wilmington Band Notes.
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Grade Level Centers

Over the next few months we will continue to add information and updates to our Grade Level Center page.  We will also be reaching out to parents, staff, and community members over the next few months for input as we continue to plan.

Your concerns, questions, and suggestions were invaluable to us as we worked through transportation and configuration plans and we are looking forward to continued input to help guide our process moving forward. 

We encourage parents and community members to continue to visit our GLC page for updates and we'll be reaching out to you soon for help with the next phase of the project in preparation for the 2018-2019 school year.

wilmington.k12.oh.us/glc  - Most recent addition:  We've added a document containing some of the data tables and information used in our presentations for those that would like to see them. It includes information on the proposed transportation plan.
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AIR Testing - Parent Information Night

With Spring comes AIR (American Institutes for Research) testing in our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes. Our testing will begin in April in our elementary buildings. Testing can be a stressful time for parents and students both. 

 We are planning a District-wide information night for all WCS parents and caregivers that would like to learn more.  Attendees can learn how students are preparing for the assessments in their classrooms with teachers.

AIR Family Night:
When:  March 15th at 6:00 pm
Where:  Denver Place Elementary

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Celebrating our Students

Breaking News from Instagram @officialwmsnews:  Charles Mountjoy is heading to the Math Counts State Competition on March 10th!  He placed 8th out of nearly 100 competitors last weekend at the Dayton Chapter competition.  Way to go, Charles, and good luck on March 10th.

We've collected some recent articles highlighting recent student 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.

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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
3/2    Early Release (MS/HS 1:10, Elementary 2:15)
3/9    End of 3rd Quarter
3/10 WHS Band - Solo and Ensemble Recital
3/11  Daylight Savings Time starts
3/12  Teacher Work Day
3/14  WHS Report Card Fair, (don't forget Pi day!)
3/15  WMS P/T conferences
        AIR Family Night (all elementary bldgs) @ Denver
3/16-18  Spring musical
3/17  St. Patrick's Day
3/19   BOE mtg at Denver Place 7:00 p.m.
         Festival of Bands - WMS Gym 7-8:30pm
3/22  WHS Blood Drive
3/23-30 Spring Break

Additional Building Highlights:
Denver:   Website     Like us on Facebook    Newsletter
Every Monday at 7pm - Facebook Bedtime Story Live
Mondays after school - Mini Clubs
3/1   PTO sponsored skating party @6pm
3/2   Dayton Dragons Assembly
3/2   Early release at 2:15
3/5   PTO meeting 6:30pm
3/6   2nd Grade Was Museum 6pm
3/9   Last day of 3rd Quarter
3/12 No School - teacher work day
3/13 Spring Picture Day with Lifetouch
3/15   AIR Family Night  6pm @ Denver
3/16 Mother Son Fun Night @ 7pm
3/19 Report Cards go home with students
3/22 Success Assemblies
3/23-30 Spring Break

East End :   Website      Like us on Facebook   
3/1   Mr Davis - Art Club
        One School One Book Family Night 6-7:30pm
3/2   Early release at 2:15
3/5   Spring Picture Day
3/7   PTO meeting 5:30pm
3/12 No School - teacher work day
3/15   AIR Family Night  6pm @ Denver
3/19 Report cards go home with students
3/20 Caught Doing Good Lunch
3/23-30 Spring Break

Holmes:   Website     Like us on Facebook   
3/2   Early release at 2:15
3/8  One School; one book night -  6:00-7:30
3/11-3/16 - No Harvest of Gold
3/12  Teacher Workday - no students
3/15  AIR Family Night 6pm @ Denver
3/16  Singing club -  8:30am
3/19  Harvest of Gold begins again
3/19  Report Cards go home
3/23-30 Spring break 

WMS:   Website     Follow us on Twitter   Like us on Facebook   View on Instagram
3/2   Early release at 1:10
3/9   End of 3rd Quarter
3/12 No School - teacher work day
3/15 Parent/Teacher conferences 4-7pm
3/16 Report cards go home
3/19 Festival of Bands (6th-12th) 7-8:30pm WMS Gym
3/21 ABC meeting 5-6pm
3/23-30 Spring Break

WHS:    Website    Like us on Facebook    Follow us on Twitter    View on Instagram  
3/2   Early release at 1:10
        WHS Bands compete - OMEA Contest
3/9   End of 3rd Quarter
310  WHS Bands - Solo and Ensemble Recital
3/12 No School - teacher work day
3/13-16 OGT testing
3/16-18 Spring Musical - Annie
3/19 Festival of Bands (6th-12th) 7-8:30pm WMS Gym
3/21  Student of the Month Pizza Party
3/22  Blood Drive
3/23-30 Spring Break

For Athletic Events  schedule please visit our website at  wilmingtonathletics.org  and follow @WHSCaneAD on  Follow us on Twitter