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SUMMER DEVICE TAKE HOME PLANS

posted May 9, 2017, 8:11 AM by Jeremy Van Lue   [ updated May 9, 2017, 8:11 AM ]

Great News!
Wawasee students will be keeping their devices over the summer months. Our goal is to encourage and
facilitate continuous learning throughout the summer.

Partnering with Community Libraries:
Wawasee is partnering with local community libraries to inform students how to obtain access to eBooks for
summer reading. Each Wawasee student is eligible for a free Evergreen card. Representatives from
community libraries will work with schools to help students understand how to obtain a library card and check
out eBooks through the community library systems. Wawasee school library eBooks will also be available for
check out over the summer months.

Summer Weekly School Visit Times:
To help support the summer take home program, there will be an open evening, weekly at each community’s
school library. In Syracuse, it will be at Wawasee High School. Parents and/or their students will be able to
come to any of the open sites to check out books and get help with their computer devices or have them
repaired if necessary. A schedule for each school will be posted on each school's website and our
corporation’s website.

Paid Insurance:
The Wawasee Community School Corporation will be providing insurance for all devices beginning the month
of June. If parents are concerned about having the devices at home this summer, they can contact their
building principal during regular school hours.

Relocation:
For students who are leaving our school district during the summer, they must return the device, charger, and
case to the WCSC Central Office or Wawasee High School Technology Department. Failure to return a device
will result in turning over the full amount of the device and case to collections and/or small claims.
Wawasee Community Schools is excited to help provide this opportunity for our students and look forward to
this new transition in education! If you have questions, please feel free to contact your school office or Dee
Blair, Technology Secretary, at 574-457-3147, ext. 2924 or dblair@wawasee.k12.in.us

NOTICE TO FUTURE 4th, 5th AND 6th GRADE PARENTS:
We are collecting the 4th and 5th grade ASUS Flip books at the end of the year and replacing them with Dell
Chromebooks for next year. The new Dell’s will be distributed as soon as the new cases arrive in June. Third
grade students will be turning in their iPads and receiving the returned chromebooks from this year’s seniors.
Future 5th and 6th grade students will be able to pick up their new computers from the high school tech office
when they are ready to be distributed in June. Parents will be notified when they are available.

Rope Warrior David Fisher Performance

posted Apr 12, 2017, 6:41 AM by Jeremy Van Lue   [ updated Apr 12, 2017, 6:41 AM ]

The Milford, Syracuse, North Webster Public library’s, Wawasee Schools library’s, and Wawasee Middle, Milford, North Webster and Syracuse School PTO’s invite the public to see the Rope Warrior, David Fisher, perform on Friday, April 28th in the Wawasee High School auditorium.  The Rope Warrior has been performing his interactive and visually entertaining jump rope show all over the world for the last 23 years.  Doors open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7.

Jen Bricker Presentation

posted Mar 12, 2017, 12:53 PM by Jeremy Van Lue   [ updated Mar 12, 2017, 12:53 PM ]

The organization “Give Hope” made a goal to bring Jen Bricker, a motivational speaker and professional gymnast who was born without legs, to the community to speak about students struggling with the negativity in their lives and to tell her story about how she overcame the obstacles in her life. Jen Bricker is scheduled to be at Wawasee High School Gymnasium on Wednesday, March 15th. This presentation is open to the public and will begin at 6:30 PM.

WCSC Needs Substitute Teachers

posted Feb 27, 2017, 8:24 AM by Jeremy Van Lue   [ updated Feb 27, 2017, 8:49 AM by Joy Goshert ]

Wawasee Community School Corporation is looking for people interested in becoming substitute teachers.  You can choose the school(s) you want to work for and even the grade level(s).  You choose when you want to work, and since we use an automated system, you can search for jobs online or get phone calls when a job is available.

Subbing is flexible, so you pick the days and times; full and half days are available.  If you are a retiree, 2nd/3rd shift worker, or just want to make a difference in students' lives, give subbing a try.  This is great for college students looking to earn some extra money.

We do have a few requirements, such as having a minimum of 30 college credits, submitting to a drug screen (which we pay for) and having a background check completed (for a minimal fee).  To apply, simply visit our website at www.wawasee.k12.in.us, select the "Prospective Employee" button on the left, and apply to the Substitute Teacher posting, or give Jordan a call at 574-457-3188, ext. 1200.

Wawasee High School to host IHSAA Boys Basketball Sectional #21

posted Feb 20, 2017, 7:47 AM by Jeremy Van Lue   [ updated Feb 24, 2017, 8:05 AM ]

Wawasee High School will host the IHSAA Boys Basketball Sectional 21.  Tickets are available in the Athletic Office at Wawasee High School.  $10.00 for entire session and $6.00 for individual sessions.  Here is the draw:

Tuesday, February 28th:

Game 1:  Tippy Valley vs. Wawasee

Game 2: Northwood vs. Lakeland

Friday, March 3rd:

Game 3: West Noble vs. winner of Tuesday nights Game 1

Game 4: Fairfield vs. winner of Tuesday nights Game 2

Saturday, March 4th:

Championship Game (winner of game 3 and 4)

Bus Drivers Needed

posted Feb 8, 2017, 5:58 AM by Jeremy Van Lue   [ updated Feb 8, 2017, 5:59 AM ]

The Wawasee Schools Transportation Department is looking for people interested in training to be bus drivers.  The only requirements are that the individual be at least 21 years of age with a good driving record.  Don't let the buses scare you away, they are very nice to drive and we can train anyone.  Substitute and trip drivers can have very flexible schedules.  We also currently have permanent routes available.  If you are a retiree, stay at home mom or dad, 2nd and 3rd shift worker looking for extra income...we have a place for you on our team!

If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Mike Snavley at (574) 457-3188 extension 7900 or stop by the Wawasee Transportation Department at 12501 North Kern Road in Syracuse for more info.

WCSC Community Meetings

posted Feb 6, 2017, 10:05 AM by Jeremy Van Lue   [ updated Feb 6, 2017, 10:05 AM ]

Dear Wawasee Community School Corporation parents of middle school students,

You spoke and we listened!  A year ago the Wawasee School Board brought in a team that interviewed over 1000 of our students, staff members, parents and community members.  You told us what was going well with our school district, along with suggestions for our future together.  While there was a high level of satisfaction with our Wawasee schools, several areas needed addressed.
    
    1. Technology
    2. Staff Professional Development
    3. Communication
    4. Providing quality and equal educational opportunities for both Milford and Wawasee Middle School students.

We feel that Wawasee is improving with technology with 1-to-1 computer implementation this year, with staff development through grants and Smart Starts to assist our employees, and with communication channels that include more efforts and technology to connect school to home.  Wawasee is not where we want to be in these improvement areas, but we are getting better, just like we expect of students every day.

MIddle school recommendations from last year's study centered on curriculum offerings, class sizes, grade levels, and transition to Wawasee High School.  As we move forward with our middle schools, we'd like your input.  Two evenings have been set aside to give you an opportunity to hear a few ideas that are being proposed for middle school improvement and to offer your thoughts on making middle school an even better learning experience for young adolescents.

Days, Times and Locations for the meetings are:

Monday, February 20 - Milford School - 6:30-8:00 pm in the Cafeteria

Monday, February 27 - Wawasee Middle School - 6:30-8:00 pm in the Lecture Room

Kindergarten Roundup: March 23, 2017

posted Feb 2, 2017, 10:55 AM by Joy Goshert   [ updated Mar 12, 2017, 12:54 PM by Jeremy Van Lue ]

Kindergarten Roundup is on March 23rd. We are getting ready to welcome the Class of 2030!! If you are the parent of a child who will be 5 on or before August 1, 2017, this information is for you! All three of our elementary schools will be hosting Kindergarten Roundup in their buildings on Thursday, March 23, from 3:30 pm-7 pm. This is an open house format (come any time during that time frame), and we want you to bring your child with you. If you know of children who will be 5 on or before August 1, 2017, please share this information with their family.

WCSC Restaurant & School Supplies Auction

posted Jan 13, 2017, 8:07 AM by Jeremy Van Lue   [ updated Jan 13, 2017, 8:07 AM ]

A restaurant & school supplies auction will take place on Tuesday, January 17th.  The auction will begin at 3:00 pm at the VFW building, west of State Road 13 or east of Wawasee High School, at 307 W. Chicago St. in Syracuse.  Auctioning the items is Hahn Auctioneers, Inc.

This auction includes items from the VFW & from varied Wawasee Schools and maintenance facilities.  To see an item list, go to www.hahnrealtyandauction.com


Wawasee High School Junior Year Informational Night

posted Jan 12, 2017, 5:38 AM by Jeremy Van Lue   [ updated Jan 12, 2017, 5:39 AM ]

Attention all Parents: If your student is a Junior at Wawasee High school, this message is for you.  Wawasee High school is sponsoring a Junior Year informational night.  It will take place in the Wawasee High School Lecture room on Monday, January 16th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.  A representative from a local college will be discussing topics that students should know going into their Senior year of high school.  There will be a Q & A time at the end of the presentations.

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