Dear WCS Staff and Families,
I hope you have had a great start to the second semester! We are truly excited to see our students excelling and are looking forward to a strong semester as we enter the spring.
Below, you will see several highlights from the Board of Education regular meeting that occurred on Monday, January 23rd. I’ll continue to share information after our meetings to connect you with important updates. For the January 23rd BOE meeting, all items were approved as written on the agenda. The video of the entire meeting is available here on the Wyoming City Schools Youtube channel. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have.
FIRST SEMESTER CELEBRATIONS
Our meeting started with a celebration of many of the incredibly talented students and staff members of Wyoming City Schools. Our students and staff have made outstanding achievements during the first semester and were recognized by administrators, teachers, and coaches. The accomplishments of our students in academics, the arts, and athletics is truly amazing and I encourage everyone to view the video of the board meeting to see the wonderful talent of our students throughout the district. During our May 22nd Board of Education Meeting, we will be having a similar celebration recognizing the accomplishments of our students and staff from the second semester of this school year. These special celebrations at the January and May meetings help to show a snapshot of the excellence that our students continue to demonstrate throughout our district!
January is School Board Member Recognition Month and we took time to celebrate the dedicated and talented members of our Wyoming City Schools Board of Education. We discussed the role of leadership and its importance within any organization. Wyoming is so fortunate to have board members whose actions are always focused on students. Thank you Jeanie Zoller, Kara Broderick, John Feldmeier, Illya Thomas, and Heather Yee for your dedication to the students, staff, families, and community of Wyoming City Schools!
CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE: EDUCATOR NOMINATION FORM
At Wyoming City Schools, we are growing more opportunities to recognize and celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of our team members. The link below offers an opportunity for students, staff, parents, and community members to nominate a WCS staff member to be recognized for their exemplary work in empowering students and other staff members to be their very best.
Celebrate Excellence: Educator Nomination Form
These nominations will help WCS recognize the outstanding efforts of our staff on a regular basis and assist us in selecting an Educator of the Year to be recognized at the Hamilton County Educational Service Center Celebrate Excellence event. The deadline to be considered for HCESC Educator of the Year is Tuesday, February 28.
CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The partnership between our school district and our community is a key element to the success of Wyoming City Schools. The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC), made up of volunteer Wyoming residents, district staff, and Board of Education members, is a research and communication arm of the Wyoming City Schools Board of Education. These volunteers are an incredible resource to our school district as they conduct research and make recommendations on important topics in our school community. Our CAC has been focused on two study topics this year: weighted grades and gifted services. These study groups will soon complete their research and present at upcoming Board of Education meetings with the weighted grades study team presenting on March 20th and the gifted services team presenting on April 17th.
At each Board of Education meeting, we accept with great appreciation donations that have been made to Wyoming City Schools during the previous month. In January, a number of the donations that were accepted were from the Wyoming Parent School Association (PSA), the K-12 parent organization which supports all of our schools through volunteering and fundraising and in an advisory capacity through our building-level Parent Advisory Committees (PACs). The students and staff of WCS benefit immeasurably from these donations and the thousands of hours of volunteer work PSA donates each year. Through their efforts, PSA has an enormous role in our work to partner with families and our community to cultivate innovative, student-centered educational programs and opportunities that foster the academic growth and personal development of every child in WCS. If you’d like to learn more or become a member of PSA, please click here.
As always, thank you for the tremendous support that you provide in helping our students to be successful! Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this month’s update.