Due to widespread power outages caused by severe thunderstorms early this morning, Warsaw Community Schools was forced to cancel school Thursday, May 23. Following the closure, administrators with the school district applied for a waiver for the instructional day. The Indiana Department of Education has granted that waiver and the final day of school will remain tomorrow, Friday, May 24, with the last teacher workday on Tuesday, May 28. This means today’s cancellation will not be required to be made up through an e-learning day or make up day by students and staff.
Warsaw Community Schools would like to thank parents for their understanding and wish students and staff a wonderful last day of school tomorrow, Friday, May 24. Specific schedule changes will be communicated by principals at each WCS school as details become available.

Schedule Updates: 

-Leesburg Elementary's field day is tomorrow, Friday, May 24
- Edgewood Middle School will observe a seven period day with awards as scheduled HERE. The Edgewood cookout for students has been moved to Friday, May 24.
- Claypool Elementary will host its awards program from 9:15-10 a.m. Field day will be from 10:30-11:20 a.m. The talent show will be from 2:30-3:15 p.m.
- Eisenhower Elementary fifth and sixth grade awards will be held at 10 a.m. Field day will be held in the afternoon only. Report cards will be ready to be distributed after field day, which will end by 3:10 p.m. Friday.
- Madison Elementary will hold sixth grade awards at 9:45 a.m. Due to inclement weather, field day will be held at 10:30 a.m. 
- Washington STEM Academy will host field day as planned on Friday, May 24.
- Lincoln Elementary will host its field day from 9:15-11:15 a.m. Lunch will take place as usual from 11:15 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. The awards program will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

 Lakeview Middle School's full schedule is below: 

-Warsaw Community High School will follow an even block Friday schedule. The full schedule can be viewed below: 

2nd      7:40-9:10     (90 min)                                                                            

ENRICHMENT             9:16-9:26

  • Go to Enrichment for Attendance and Housekeeping Info
  • Release from Enrichment to Convo

TIGER WAY CONVO    9:26-11:06   (90 min)      

4th     11:12-1:15     

(lunch 27 min, class 90 min)                                                                                 

A –                             Lunch  11:12-11:45    (Dismissed to Class 11:39)          Class  11:45-1:15

B – Class  11:12-11:57     Lunch  11:57-12:30       (Dismissed to Class 12:24)            Class  12:30-1:15

C – Class  11:12-12:45      Lunch  12:45-1:15

6th     1:21-2:51    (90 min)

Warsaw Community Schools is proud to announce Warsaw Community High School senior Noah Marshall has been selected to accept an appointment at US Service Academics in the class of 2023. Marshall is one of four students from Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District who has accepted this appointment.

Rep. Banks stated, “These four young men represent the best of Indiana and the best of our country. I have no doubt that they will one day represent our communities well in their service to America as officers in the U.S. Military. Amanda and I join Hoosiers everywhere to wish Connor, Dirk, Jakob, and Noah the best as they begin their patriotic service.”

Noah Marshall is eager to attend the United States Air Force Academy later this year. As a student at WCHS, he served as a JROTC officer, worked as a lifeguard at his local YMCA, and volunteered with Baker Youth Club. Noah has competed as a member of Warsaw’s cross-country and track teams, obtaining a varsity letter in the former. He looks forward to beginning this next chapter in his life and, “helping to preserve all that is great about our nation.”

This morning students from the Warsaw Area Career Center emergency medical technician program will be visited by the Lutheran air helicopter to learn more about emergency healthcare.

During this event, students will learn about patient transport via aircraft, helicopter safety as a caregiver interacting with the aircraft from the ground, the difference of ground critical transport vs. air critical transport and the next steps in their training if they pursue becoming a flight medic.

This event serves to educate students pursuing medical courses in the EMT field at WACC and would not have been possible without the generous donation of time from Lutheran Health Network. Warsaw Community Schools would also like to thank the Warsaw Fire Department, who assisted in setting up a landing area on the high school campus for the event.

Warsaw Community High School is proud to announce that William Robison and Anthony Bass are named valedictorian and salutatorian for the class of 2019.
William Robison (pictured above) is the valedictorian for the class of 2019. Robison is the son of David and Sally Robison. He plans to attend Indiana University, Bloomington. He will major in history and prepare for higher education in history or law.
Robison’s activities include National Honor Society, theatre, choir, dance and recreation director for Vacation Bible School at Dutchtown Brethren Church. He has been involved in mathletes and was a member of the track and field team. Robison was also named as IASP Academic All-State.
Anthony Bass (pictured below) is the salutatorian for the class of 2019. His parents are Andrew and Dawn-Marie Bass. Anthony will attend Purdue University and he will major in engineering.

Anthony’s activities include participation in the National Honor Society, Kosciusko Youth Leadership Academy, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, his church’s youth group and he performed a service project for the Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana.

Warsaw Community Schools’ Superintendent Dr. David Hoffert was recently presented with the Doc Bowen Community Partner Award by the Bowen Center at their annual board of directors meeting at the Oakwood Resort Event Center.

The award is given to individuals that promote and advance awareness and treatment of mental health issues within the community. The presentation of the Doc Bowen Community Partner Award honors and recognizes Dr. Hoffert’s work as a community partner with the Bowen Center as well as his efforts to integrate mental health and substance use services in Warsaw Community Schools.

Presenters of the award included Matthew Graham, Kosciusko County Bowen Center director, and Jay Baumgartner, Bowen Center senior vice president of financial services and Warsaw School Board member.

“Warsaw Community Schools is blessed with a collaborative partnership with the Bowen Center,” stated Dr. Hoffert. “Their organization has assisted over the years with programming in drug and substance abuse, alternative education and mental health options for students and employees. As WCS has created a focus to identify students in mental health crisis, the Bowen Center has been a key leader in staff training. This award is an honor that signifies the partnership and hard work on behalf of students due to the collaborative relationship with the Bowen Center.”

The Doc Bowen Community Partner Award was created in honor of former Governor Otis R. Bowen, who strongly contributed to mental health services. The Otis R. Bowen Center is a community mental health center that has been providing services in numerous counties including Kosciusko County since 1961.

Photo identification: (From left) Heather Reichenbach, WCS School Board President; Kurt Carlson, Bowen Center President/CEO; Dr. David Hoffert, WCS superintendent; Matthew Graham, Kosciusko County Bowen Center Director; Jay Baumgartner, Bowen Center senior vice president of financial services.

Warsaw Community Schools students recently competed at the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) 2019 National History Day in Indiana (NHDI) state contest, Saturday, April 13, at the University of Indianapolis. Approximately 550 students from schools across the state took part in the contest, exploring the 2019 theme of “Triumph and Tragedy in History.” Students explored the impact of historical events and shed light on local, national and international figures.

Students from Lakeview Middle School, Edgewood Middle School, Warsaw Community High School, as well as two students from Washington STEM Academy, competed in the event showcasing a variety of presentations, displays and skits before judges. A record-breaking seven teams will continue on to the National competition with one team held as an alternate at the competition held June 9-13 at the University of Maryland’s campus in College park, Md. At least 3,000 students are expected to compete from across the country and from international schools around the world.

The National Contest is the final stage in a series of contests at state and regional levels. Students in grades four through 12 began this year’s National History Day journey by exploring a historical subject and using their research to create a documentary, exhibit, paper, performance or website. Students qualified to state by taking part in regional contests where volunteer judges worked in teams to evaluate projects and rank winners. All regional finalists advanced to the state contest, where students also had the chance to win special prizes for Indiana history topics.

This year’s WCS award winners include:

Junior Individual Exhibit

2nd Place, National Qualifier: Alli Gudeman – Edgewood Middle School, “Anne Frank”

3rd Place, Alternate: Raquel Brouwer – Lakeview Middle School, “Triumph out of Darkness: The Legacy of Louis Braille”

Junior Group Performance

1st Place, National Qualifier: Keller Bailey, Ryun Hoffert, Jason Benyousky, Robinson Hoffert, Finn Bailey – Edgewood Middle School and Washington STEM Academy, “The Freedom Rides of 1961: Makers of Good Trouble”

2nd Place, National Qualifier: Edward Robison, Noah Knepp, Phoenix Klein – Lakeview Middle School, “Welcome Back to D-Day”

Junior Group Website

1st Place, National Qualifier: Zoe Bergan, Katie McKibbin – Edgewood Middle School, “American Eagle Flight 4184”

2nd Place, National Qualifier: Keely Roe, Abby Stapleton – Edgewood Middle School, “Bringing Math to the Moon”

Senior Individual Exhibit

2nd Place, National Qualifier: Rachel Doyle – Warsaw Community High School, “Doctor Jonas Salk and the Triumph of the Polio Vaccine”

Senior Paper

2nd Place, National Qualifier: Abby Rahn – Warsaw Community High School, “William Wilberforce: Triumph Over Britain’s Slave Trade”

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