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Dear students, parents and community patrons,

On behalf of Warsaw Community Schools (WCS), I welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year. This school year promises to be the greatest year yet in the long-storied tradition and history of WCS. Our mission is “to inspire and equip all students to continuously acquire and apply knowledge and skills while pursuing their dreams and enriching the lives of others.”

As WCS, we are proud to serve and represent our local community through many award-winning programs. Your local schools have been recognized nationally at the White House, as well as state-wide, as a leader in public education in the areas of robust curriculum, K-12 STEM education, a state-leading career center, trailblazing dual language immersion, technology integration coupled with extra and co-curricular excellence.

Our commitment is to continuing advancements to meet the future needs of our students and community. During the previous school year, WCS went through an intensive community input process of strategic planning focused on the future of student learning. Systematic advancements are being implemented to provide our 7,200 students a world-class education focused on their future dreams and career goals.  These unique accelerations include the expansion of STEM education, world language acquisition, the arts, educational partnerships with local industry, a focus on social emotional wellness of students and facility planning designed for safety and academic space needs.

Our Board of School Trustees, educational staff and administration wish to extend our gratitude for the community’s support as we open our doors to the start of a great year. WCS welcomes your visits, comments and partnerships in education.  Please feel free to contact us. We are here to serve and partner in our community’s education with you!

David Hoffert, PhD
Superintendent
Warsaw Community School
dhoffert@warsawschools.org
(574) 371-5098
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WCS Registration is now open for the 2017-2018 school year.  This year, we are excited to announce you will be able to complete the entire registration process online.  If you would still like to complete the registration process in person or to visit a school, we are hosting optional in-building registration hours:

Wednesday, July 26 from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 27 from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, July 28 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Any parent wishing to pay for TBR fees via cash or set up a payment plan will need to attend registration on one of the dates above.

If you are completing registration online, you will need a valid email address. Free email accounts can be set up at https://www.google.com/gmail/about/

Online Registration Steps:
  1. Sign in to the PowerSchool parent portal at https://warsawschools.powerschool.com
  2. Select the student you wish to register along the top
  3. Select the InfoSnap Student Registration Icon on the left-hand menu for Returning Student Registration
  4. Agree to the terms and conditions
  5. Click Begin Forms
  6. Once you complete the process for one student, you can register the remaining students.  Information will be copied from the first student registration so you don’t have to enter it again.
If you are unable to recover your PowerSchool Parent logon using the log in page’s built-in functionality, please contact WCS Tech Support at 574-371-5088.

To complete registration, you will receive additional emails to:
  1. Pay your TBR Fees
  2. Complete your health information
  3. Apply for free or reduced lunches and/or put money into your child’s lunch account.
  4. Sign up for insurance for your student’s 1:1 iPad
Completing these steps finalizes the registration process.

For students new to the district, you will access new student registration here:

https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=10857&culture=en

or in Spanish here:

https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=10857&culture=es

For questions regarding how to apply for an out-of-district or within district transfer, please call the Warsaw Community School's Central Office at 574-371-5093.
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Warsaw Community Schools is proud to announce Mason Metzger, a senior at Warsaw Community High School, has been recognized by the Indiana House of Representatives for his strength and courage enriching the lives of others.

Each year, the Indiana House of Representatives recognizes several special children to serve as Riley Champions. These individuals are selected due to the courage and selfless dedication to others they demonstrate through philanthropic efforts. This year, Metzger was chosen for this recognition.

Metzger, who was born two months prematurely on Jan. 29, 1999, was not able to breathe when he first entered the world. Because of this, he suffered oxygen loss to his brain during the birth process. At 3 months old, Mason began receiving therapy and was diagnosed with spastic cerebral palsy before his first birthday. Following this diagnosis, Mason began a long relationship with the cerebral palsy program at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.


Though he has faced challenges in his life, Metzger has not let anything stand in the way of achieving his goals. Utilizing a motorized wheelchair, Mason also rides a hand powered bicycle, swims, water skis and completes triathlons with My TEAM TRIUMPH.

In addition to his active pursuits, Metzger has also worked hard to fulfill his eighth grade dream of becoming a motivational speaker in order to enrich the lives of others. Mason has spoken to nearly 30 groups about perseverance, hope and purpose. In recognition of his work, the Indiana Council for Exceptional Children named Metzger the 2015 winner of the “Yes I Can” award.

After recently speaking for the Warsaw Morning Optimist Club, the group decided to try and help Metzger share his story in front of the Indiana House of Representatives. Randy Polston, director of Applied Learning at Grace College and WCS board member contacted both John Elliott and David Wolkins, who assisted in arranging the opportunity.

“When I think of someone that begins each day with a mission to enrich the lives of others and to lift the kingdom of our Lord and Savior, no matter what life throws at him, my thoughts immediately turn to Mason Metzger,” Noted Polston.

On Jan. 10, Metzger spoke in front of the house [see video here] and was honored as a Riley Champion. Metzger shared his story with the
representatives as well as an inspiring speech encouraging others to work hard to reach their personal goals as well as goals as an organization.

“At first something may seem impossible, but all you have to do is work toward your goals…” Shared Metzger. “The reason why I love doing athletic events …is because crossing a finish line. It takes a team to get me to cross the finish line. It is not about how fast you get there; it is about crossing it. I want to ask you what steps you need to take today in order to cross the finish line as a team next year at this time.”

Superintendent of Warsaw Community Schools Dr. David Hoffert stated, “Mason is a perfect example of living the Warsaw Community Schools’ mission on a daily basis. We are extremely thankful that he was given the opportunity to share his inspirational words with members of our state legislature. Mason is an inspiration to all he comes in contact with.

For more information on Metzger or to invite him to share his story, visit his website MasonMetzger.com

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In this video, Superintendent Dr. David Hoffert recaps the successes of our Strategic Plan over the past 5 years, and looks forward to the next 5 years as we seek to meet the needs of our students and community.


Please visit our survey to help us shape our future goals for our school system: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/wcsmissioncp

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Warsaw Community Schools online registration is now available!
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Warsaw Community School Corporation will once again be providing outstanding summer programming for students preschool to 12th grade. Below you will find registration information, a schedule for summer session one and two, as well as a description of courses offered. For a listing of athletics camps, click here. 

Registration Form: 
Registration-Form-2016_20160328-184912_1.docx
Summer Enrichment Information: Summer-Enrichment-2016.docx

Schedule
7:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Summer Teacher Workday: Teachers working with pre-school - grade 7 (June 6)
Summer Session 1: June 7 – June 29
Summer Session 2: July 7 – July 29

Kindergarten Readiness: Funded through United Way
  • Target population: students entering kindergarten who never went to preschool. (Only those students who have gone through the Kindergarten screening process.)
Reading Readiness: Title I funding
  • Target population: students who have completed kindergarten but are slightly behind and would benefit from a summer intervention to make sure they have the skills needed for 1st grade. (Only those students from Title 1 elementary schools are eligible.)
IREAD: Grades 1 – 3 (Category 1)
  • Target population: Students who are identified through the use of multiple assessments and teacher recommendation and/or 3rd grade students who did not pass the spring IREAD in 3rd grade. (The 3rd grade students who did not pass the spring IREAD assessment will take the IREAD assessment again at the conclusion of summer school after participating in the summer intervention program.)
Literacy Intervention: Grades 4, 5, 6 and 7 (Category 2)
  • Target population: students who are behind on basic literacy skills for reading, writing and/or math. (Each elementary school will be permitted to enroll up to 5 per grade level, with the possibility to fill any remaining seats, grades 4 – 6. Each middle school will have 10 seats, grade 7 only.) These spots are limited and the enrollment will close when the classes are filled.
STEM Summer Program: Grades 4, 5, 6 (Category 2)
  • Students interested in exploring STEM through Inquiry lessons and Project Based Learning. Electrical Engineering, Computer Sciences and Biomedical Engineering will be explored in this exciting summer learning opportunity! A STEM learning showcase will be open to the public at the conclusion of the summer session to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their learning.
High School Credit/APEX (credit recovery): Grades 9 – 12 (Category 1)
  • Target population: Students interested in earning credits to pursue other courses during the school year and those who need to recover credits not attained yet and needed for graduation.
Drivers Education: Designed to assist students in completing the requirements to obtain a driving license.

Art in the Great Outdoors: Grades 1-6, July 18-22.
  • Participants will create a variety of artwork to include a handmade sketchbook/journal, clay piece with botanical accent, watercolor and pastel pieces. The time and format of this class will provide the perfect setting for in depth study that is not present in the regular school curriculum.
Summer Band: Grades 6 – 12
  • Grades 6 – 8, June 6 – 17 at WCHS, June 20 -24 at LMS
  • High school Summer Band, June 6 – 24, 1:30 – 4 p.m. at WCHS
Summer Strings: Grades 6 – 12
  • June 6 – 24, 8 – 11 a.m. at LMS

Summer Session 2:


Summer Camps:
Target Population: Students seeking enrichment learning opportunities through week-long camps.
July 11– 15 3D Automated Design Camp
July 18 – 22 3D Automated Manufacturing Camp
July 25 – 29 Robotic Automation Camp
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