Warsaw Community Schools will open on-line registration in July of 2015.  A new on-line software system for registration will help streamline the process and offer parents a way to register multiple children at once.  All schools will continue to hold building registration as in the past.  WCS encourages parents to register on-line prior to the building registration dates to expedite the process in the buildings.  The new on-line registration process will be accessed as before through PowerSchool.  Log on information will be sent out during the month of June to all existing students.  New students to our system are encouraged to contact your school to begin the enrollment process in July.

In-building Registration Dates and Times:
July 29, 2015        1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
July 30, 2015        8:30 a.m.  -  7:30 p.m.
July 31, 2015        9:00 a.m.  -  1:00 p.m.
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On Monday night Connie Watters, Barbara Beck, and Wendy Kovach presented the Library Annual Report to the School Board. Highlights included: Over 3,000 research projects taught, over 56,000 standards taught, and over 10,000 eBooks were checked out!  Connie Watters showed how databases were used at the elementary level for project based learning, and Barbara Beck shared how she used formative assessments within her instruction.  To take a closer look at the report click on the link: 2014-2015-Annual-Report.pdf
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Today is a sad day for many of us as it is the last day the Blue Apron will be open. I was lucky enough to jump back in the kitchen and snap this photo of our hard working students, Chef Bragg and Mrs. Kawsky, who have served us all year long. It has been great to see so many of you enjoy lunch at the Blue Apron throughout the year. Please join me in thanking Chef Bragg, Sharon Porter, Ronna Kawsky and our very talented WACC students who have made the Blue Apron the best restaurant in town!

Thank you Blue Apron!

Can't wait to see what's on the menu next year...

Geoff Walmer
WCHS Assistant Principal
Class of 2015
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The WCHS CHORALE DEPARTMENT will present the fundraiser concert As Time Goes By: A Progression of Popular Music, on Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 7 Pm at the WCHS Performing Arts Center.

The concert will feature the Select Chorale as they celebrate music from every decade beginning in the 1920’s and ending in the 2010’s. The evening will consist of songs including Swanne, Ain’t She Sweet, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Bohemian Rhapsody, Man in the Mirror, Rolling in the Deep, and many, many more! Tickets are $5 and can be purchased through the Performing Arts Center Box Office. Proceeds will go towards enriching student education and opportunities in the choir department.

Tickets will be available at the door, or can be ordered by calling the Performing Arts Center at 574-371-5040.
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The Warsaw Community High School Bands will present their Pops Concert - entitled "That 70's(ish) Show" - on Thursday, May 21st.  The WCHS Concert Band will perform music from movie soundtracks like "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", "Fantasia", "Back to the Future", "E.T.", and others.  The WCHS Wind Ensemble will perform songs from the 1970's, including "Carry on Wayward Son", "Hooked on a Feelin'", and songs by the band Chicago.  The Wind Ensemble will also perform songs by The Beatles and music from "Into the Woods".   The WCHS Jazz Band, Flute Ensemble, Clarinet Choir, and Sax Ensemble will also perform a variety of pop and jazz standards.  

The Flute Ensemble is under the direction of Dianne Martin-Ratliff.  All other bands and ensembles are directed by Mickey Ratliff and Emily Mikel.  The concert, which begins at 7:30pm in the WCHS Performing Arts Center, is free and open to the public.  Contact the WCHS Performing Arts Center at 371-5037 for more information.
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It is that time of year again.  The weather is getting warmer and we are spending more time outside.  One of the most important things we can do during this time of year is keep ourselves hydrated and know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and dehydration.

Heat Exhaustion signs and symptoms can include: confusion, dizziness, fainting, fatigue, headache, muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting, profuse sweating and rapid heartbeat.

Heat Exhaustion treatment: Get out of the heat immediately and rest, preferably in an air conditioned room.  Find the nearest cool or shaded place.  Drink plenty of fluid with no caffeine or alcohol in it.  Remove tight clothing.  Take a cool shower or bath.  Apply cool towels or use fans.

Dehydration signs and symptoms can include: thirst, dry mouth, darker yellow urine, dry skin, headache, muscle cramps, rapid heartbeat, dizziness, breathing rapidly.

Dehydration treatment: Drink water or sports drinks that contain electrolytes. See a doctor if there is change in person’s alertness, consciousness, has a fever of 102 degrees or higher, or if symptoms do not improve.

PREVENTION is the key to avoiding heat exhaustion and dehydration.  Drink plenty of fluids before and after any outdoor activities.  A general recommendation when exercising is to drink 17-20 ounces of fluid 2-3 hours before exercise, consume another 8 ounces during exercise every 20 minutes, and another 8 ounces within a half an hour of exercise.  Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing, a hat, and sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more every time you go outside.  

Information obtained from WebMD and National Institute of Health/National Library of Medicine

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