Warsaw Community Schools staff banded together Friday, Feb. 1, to provide food for families in need.
Following the adverse winter weather and historic cold temperatures this week, many families have not been able to leave home or work. WCS staff, concerned about local families who may be without food due these hardships, stepped up to help deliver well over 200 Boomerang Backpacks filled with food. Teachers, administrators, nurses and bus drivers delivered these backpacks despite the closure of school to ensure the safety and wellness of our community.
Warsaw Community Schools would like to thank its staff for coming together and working as a team to enrich the lives of others and put the WCS mission statement into action. The WCS 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.”
If you are in need of food or would like to give to the Boomerang Backpack program, please contact Tracey Akers, head nurse coordinator, at email@example.com.
Photo: Mary Jane Prater (left) and Trista Clevenger (right), members of the WCS transportation department, help deliver Boomerang Backpacks to families in need.
WCS orchestra will be hosting an informational night for parents and sixth grade students interested in joining the orchestra from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Warsaw High School orchestra room. Guests can enter through door 44 to attend the meeting.
During the event students will be able to try out instruments while parents get more information and learn about instrument rental. Typical instruments used in orchestra include the violin, cello, viola, bass and more.
To sign up, email Heather Brannock at firstname.lastname@example.org. Current sixth grade students are advised to select orchestra as their first choice on their selection cards.
Due to anticipated historic low temperatures Tuesday afternoon through Thursday of this week, Warsaw Community schools will be closed 1/29, 1/30 and 1/31. During that time, E-Learning days will be observed.
While temperatures are in an acceptable range on Tuesday morning, significant temperature drops are projected around noon. There is also considerable worry of salt becoming ineffective with black ice due to the extreme temperatures and wind chills. In an effort to prevent exposure to such conditions for our students, teachers, parents and drivers WCS will be closed during these dates. Please stay safe and warm!