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. 


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, 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.
If you have moved into the WCS district and need to register your student for the current school year 2018-2019, please email requesting the registration link to be sent.

2019-2020 Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for all students for the 2019-2020 school year. Students returning to the district may be registered by clicking on the 2019-2020 registration link in the PowerSchool parent portal.

The registration process must be completed for each student, but the process is very simple and can be completed in under ten minutes. Parents/guardians may also indicate that their child is not returning for the 2019-2020 school year by completing the same process and just answering the first question.

All returning student households will receive a letter in the mail containing their PowerSchool login. Passwords can be reset by following the process in the letter.

For new families or families requesting a first-time in-district or out-of-district transfer, this process may be initiated by sending an email to Parents will then receive instructions and forms to complete the process.

WCS Grants Exemption for All Transfer Families

All WCS families who have received an in-district or out-of-district transfer for their student(s) for the 2018-2019 school year are automatically accepted for the 2019-2020 school year. There is no need to reapply. Student(s) will be automatically registered into the school they have been attending, with the exception of students who are being promoted to a secondary school or parents who are contacted by their current principal. 

Parents/guardians will complete the normal returning student registration process for the 2019-2020 school year, which can be found in the PowerSchool parent portal.  No additional forms or processes are required.

The WCHS Bands present Springscapes at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in the Warsaw Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature the Warsaw Wind Symphony, Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble and Symphonic Winds featuring music from classic to modern.

The ensembles are under the direction of Robert Brannock and Kyle Travis. The concert is a free event. 
The Warsaw Community High School dance department will be presenting their annual Spring Dance Concert at 7 p.m. Monday, May 14. the recital will display numerous student choreographed works.

Tickets will be $6 general admission seating. Tickets may be purchased in advance by contacting the Warsaw Performing Arts Center Box Office at (574) 371-5040. Donations will also be accepted after the performance if you wish to contribute to our continually growing program. All proceeds go directly into the dance program. Come join us for an entertaining evening of dance in celebration of a successful school year, and help us say goodbye to our ensemble seniors.
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It's hard to imagine after such a long winter that Spring is finally here. Our kids are outside exploring and with that comes the risk of tick bites.

Ticks can live in the tall grass, bushes, leaf piles and woods. Merely brushing by a bush with a tick on it can allow it to hitch a ride on your child's pant leg.

You can protect your children from tick bites and tick-borne disease by having them wear long sleeves and long pants when playing in the woods. Wear a repellant with at least 20% DEET

When your children come back in from playing outside be sure to check for ticks under the arms, in and around the ears, inside the belly button, behind the knees, between the legs, around the waist, and especially in their hair. Ticks like to hide in the warm , dark areas.

If you see a tick, don't panic. Simply remove the tick with tweezers, squeezing it as close to the skin as possible and pulling upward with steady even pressure. Avoid using old folklore remedies such as salt, nail polish or gasoline. Removing the tick as soon as it is discovered is best. Be sure to wash the area as soon as the tick is removed.

Monitor for symptoms. Watch for a rash or fever up to several weeks after a bite. If a rash or a fever develop seek medical attention. Be sure to let the doctor know about the bite, when it occured and where the tick was acquired.

For more information on ticks visit the CDC website.

Get out and enjoy the beautiful spring weather and be Tick Savvy.

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