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At 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, all Warsaw Community Schools fifth grade students will have the opportunity to hear from Chicago Cubs Organization baseball player Chris Singleton at the Warsaw Community High School Performing Arts Center.

Singleton will speak with students about overcoming hardship and heartbreak after losing his mother at the hands of a white supremacist. Singleton’s story inspired the nation and his city after he publicly forgave the man who murdered his mother stating “love is stronger than hate.”

We are very excited about this unique opportunity and encourage you to follow up with your child about the convocation!

Please note WCS students will be dismissed from school on Monday, Jan. 21, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

For calendar related questions, please see our most recent calendar at www.warsaw.k12.inusThose interested are invited and encouraged to attend the annual CCMLK event that day to hear Singleton's story. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the program is scheduled to run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at the Manahan Orthopedic Capital Center on the Grace College campus.

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Be sure to visit our pop up shop at the boys' varsity basketball games! For a full listing of dates and times, visit: https://warsawtigers.org/.
Warsaw Community Schools are moving to same-day eLearning Days for the 2018-2019 school year.  This means that if school is cancelled, eLearning assignments will be posted on the day of the cancellation as opposed to assignments being posted on a Saturday.  Please refer to the frequently asked questions below for more details about eLearning Days for the 2018-2019 school year.


Q - What is the general plan for eLearning Days for the 2018-2019 school year?

A - If we have a cancellation day in the first grading period, we will hold a make-up Saturday just like last year. Starting in the second grading period, we will do same-day eLearning Days on the day of the cancellation.

Q - When will lessons be posted on a same-day eLearning Day?
A - If the cancellation was called by 6:00 a.m. or the previous night, the lessons should be posted by 9:00 a.m. If WCS started with a two-hour delay that turned into a cancellation, lessons should be posted by 11:00 a.m.

Q - Where can students/parents find eLearning Day lessons?
A - Lessons will be posted on the individual school web pages at http://www.warsaw.k12.in.us

Q - When is the work due for each learning day?
A - eLearning Day assignments are due three school days after the eLearning Day at 11:59 p.m. For example, if the eLearning Day occurs on a Friday, students will need to turn in assignments by 11:59 p.m. on following Wednesday evening.

Q - Can iPads go home in grades K-4? How will teachers know to send them home?
A - Permission slips have been created that the parent will sign once to provide consent for the iPad to come home all year for eLearning Days. If weather reports indicate that approaching weather creates a possibility for a cancellation the following day, WCS will send out an email to all staff alerting of the possibility of an eLearning Day.

Q - How many eLearning Days can we have in a row?
A - The maximum number of eLearning Days we will have in a row is three (3). If we have three days in a row, the work will be due three school days from the date of the eLearning Day. For example, if we miss a Wednesday, Thursday, and a Friday, the assignments will be due at 11:59p.m. on the following Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, respectively.

Q - If an eLearning day occurs on a secondary block day, do students only do periods according to the block day or all seven? Do lessons need to be current with what is being taught in class? What about elementary specials? How long do eLearning assignments need to be?
A - The Indiana Department of Education believes that the learning for an eLearning day should reflect what would have taken place in the classroom if school was in session that day. Therefore, the same schedule will be followed as the day that is being missed. Students would have assignments in the classes they would have attended and in the elementary, will only complete assignments for specials they would have attended. All lessons should reflect content that would have been covered that day in both scope and length.

Q - Will schools be open before and after school to help those students without Internet access?
A - Yes. One computer lab or the media center should be staffed and open in each school before/after school for one hour on each of the three school days following an eLearning Day. Students can also visit businesses with free Internet access, the public library, and our wireless bubble extends outside all of our school buildings. Finally, WCS has some mobile Internet hotspots that can be checked out from the school media center.

Warsaw Community Schools will present parents with an opportunity to learn more about the effects of raising children during a digital age. The film, titled “Screenagers” is directed by Delaney Rutson, M.D. The movie will be followed by a special panel hosted by WCS staff to further equip parents and discuss important points from the film. The event will take place 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the Warsaw Performing Arts Center located at 1 Tiger Lane, Warsaw, Indiana.

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development. As with her other two award-winning documentaries on mental health, Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction.

Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with insights from authors, psychologists and brain scientists, the film reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.

Topics discussed in the film include: How do personal digital devices affect school life; how does social media affect our relationships; how does screen use affect children’s development; and how vulnerable are we to video game addiction and depictions of violence.

Screenagers is about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help families minimize harmful effects and find balance. After seeing the film, people tell us that they feel more confident and better equipped to establish balance around screen time. Please note, seventh grade students will watch the film in class at both Edgewood Middle School and Lakeview Middle School. 

The movie will include Spanish subtilties to accomodate Spanish speaking parents and students during both the public and classroom showings of the film.

For more information or to register to attend this free event, visit https://impactflow.com/event/presented-by-tri-kappa-9570. The event is free to attend and was made possible by Tri Kappa. 

Warsaw Community Schools will hold Parent-Teacher Conferences according to the following schedule:

Elementary School Schedule
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, Grades K-6, Parent Teacher Conferences will be held from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, Grades K-6, Parent Teacher Conferences will be held from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Students Dismissed
Middle School Schedule

Edgewood and Lakeview Middle Schools will continue to hold conferences in the fall prior to Fall Break and an additional day of conferences during the spring semester. This additional day will give parents and teachers a time to meet in the spring to continue discussion around student achievement.

The dates and times for Parent-Teacher Conferences for BOTH middle schools are listed below:


Middle School Fall and Spring Conferences
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 8:40 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Students Dismissed
  • Thursday, Feb. 21, from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
High School Schedule

  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 11:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Students Dismissed
  • WCHS Teachers will be located in the Tiger Den and arranged alphabetically.
  • WACC Teachers will be in the Career Center Gym and arranged alphabetically.
Gateway Educational Center
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 12:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Fall Break is scheduled on Oct. 25-26, 2018. School will be dismissed for all students and all school buildings will be closed.

All parents are encouraged to attend their student’s parent-teachers conferences.
On behalf of Warsaw Community Schools, allow me to be among the first to say welcome to the 2018-2019 school year. With the start of a new school year we at Warsaw Schools are very excited for the opportunity to continue furthering our 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.”

The start of a new school year is an exciting time filled with new possibilities for growth and learning. As we look forward to a year filled with educational opportunities and achievements for students and staff alike, we also reflect on our past successes. Throughout the past year, WCS staff have worked diligently to further develop course opportunities, enhance facilities and imagine innovative new ways to equip all students with knowledge and skills while pursuing their dreams and enriching the lives of others. This pursuit has led to national and state recognitions of student achievements.

At Warsaw Community Schools, we are committed to the pursuit of a future-ready curriculum that meets the needs of both our community and students alike. Through community input within our strategic planning process, advancement in social emotional learning, safety and security, STEM advancements at all levels, dual and AP college credit offerings, dual language immersion growth, career pathway expansion and facility and infrastructure upgrades we continue to meet the academic growth of our students.

Our Board of School Trustees, 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!

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