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Warsaw Community Schools' Transportation Department recently sent out letters detailing summer school transportation schedules to parents. Following the receipt of these, it was discovered some letters may have had incorrect information included. New letters are already in process and will be sent out today. WCS thanks parents for their patience and understanding as these letters are corrected.
Warsaw Community Schools recently honored several drivers from the WCS Transportation Department for their numerous years of service with the district. These drivers have assisted with the transportation of students and staff for over two to three decades. Without these drivers, Warsaw Community Schools could not fulfill its mission “to inspire and equip all students to continuously acquire and apply knowledge and skills while pursuing their dreams and enriching the lives of others.”

Thank you to the following individuals for your years of service to our community and district: Lisa Wallen, 33 years; Jackie Clase, 30 years; Sally Johnson, 28 years; Bernie Waikel, 26 years; Colleen Fritcher, 24 years.
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1. Walk/Run/Bike- Summer is a great time to get outside and be more physically active. Here in Warsaw/Winona Lake we are very fortunate to have a great set of walking/bike trails. Here is an address to the website if you need a map or information about the paths. http://ridewalk.com/ We have 5.67 miles of greenways in Kosciusko County. This is a safe place to get out with your children and walk, run, or bike together. Don’t forget your helmet!

2. Play at the Park- Warsaw is full of fantastic parks for your children to play at this summer. Winona Lake now has the Limitless Park and K21 Splash Pad. The limitless park is a universally accessible park that has a solid surface, ramps, and sensory play. The Splash Pad is open 11am-6pm and is a great place for kids to cool off this summer. Center Lake has a great playground beach area. The beach at Center Lake is staffed with a life guard Memorial Day to Labor Day 10:30-6pm on weekdays, 11:30-pm on Sat and Sun. This a great place to cool off and get some exercise this summer. Make sure you wear that sunscreen and always swim with a buddy!

3. Canoeing and Paddleboarding- Pike Lake is offering free canoeing and paddleboarding on these days. All equipment and life vest are provided.
Monday, June 4, Noon to 6pm
Thursday, June 21, Noon to 6pm
Saturday, June 30, 10am-4pm
Monday, July 9, Noon to 6pm
Thursday, July 26, Noon to 6pm
Saturday, July 28, 10am to 4pm

4. Swim Lessons- Free swim lessons are being given at Center Lake Beach in two sessions this summer. June 18-29, and July 16-27. The sessions are 30min each. Register online for this great event.




Happy family. Photograph. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 26 Mar 2018.
Valedictorian

Kyler Bartol, son of Brenden and Dora Bartol, has been named the valedictorian for Warsaw Community High School’s class of 2018. He plans to attend Purdue University where he will major in biology. Bartol then plans to further his education through the pursuit of a medical school degree.

Kyler's high school activities include serving as student body vice president on the WCHS student council during his senior year; participating in National Honors Society; holding internships at Kosciusko Community Hospital and Elements Materials Technology; and playing on the tennis team. Kyler also participated in Warsaw Community High School Blitz volunteering in his community. 



Salutatorian


Zachary V. Howard, son of Mark Howard and Deydra Carpenter, has been named the salutatorian for the WCHS class of 2018. Zach's future plans include majoring in engineering at Purdue University.

While in high school, Zach participated in FFA in many capacities such as chapter vice president his sophomore year, president his junior year and treasurerhis senior year. Within FFA, Zach placed in multiple state and career development events and participated in community service at the Young McDonald's Barn at the Kosciusko County Fair and Agriculture Awareness Day.
Claypool Elementary was recently recognized by Solution Tree for its sustained success in raising student achievement. The school’s successful implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ process was a major contributing factor in the improved achievement of its students.

PLCs are schools and districts in which educators recognize the key to improved learning for students is on-going, job-embedded learning for the adults who serve those students. The three big ideas of a PLC call upon educators to focus on learning; build a collaborative culture; create a results orientation.

“We are so proud of the Claypool staff in receiving this honor and designation. The measurable student growth exemplifies the PLC process and the excellent educational collaboration taking place at Claypool Elementary school,” stated WCS superintendent Dr. David Hoffert.
 
Schools are recognized based on strict criteria, including demonstration of a commitment to PLC concepts, implementation of these concepts for at least three years, and clear evidence of improved student learning over that period. Once measurable results can be seen, the school must explain its practices, structures and culture and submit its application for consideration by the PLC Review Committee.

According to Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Robert Eaker, and Mike Mattos, champions of PLC at Work™, educators in the schools and districts selected for this recognition have shown “a sustained commitment to helping all of their students achieve at high levels. They have been willing to alter the structure and culture of the organization to reflect their commitment. We applaud them and congratulate them for achieving this very significant milestone on the never-ending PLC journey.”

Recognized model PLC schools are listed on allthingsplc.info, where they share implementation strategies, structures, and performance with other educators interested in improving their schools. Tools for team collaboration, articles and research about PLCs, blog posts, and other related resources are also available on the site. The site was developed and is maintained by Solution Tree, a leading provider of educational strategies and tools that improve staff and student performance. For more than 20 years, Solution Tree resources have helped K–12 teachers and administrators create schools where all children succeed.

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