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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”

All WCS families who have received an in-district or out-of-district transfer for their student(s) for the 2018-2019 school year are automatically accepted for the 2019-2020 school year. There is no need to reapply. Student(s) will be automatically registered into the school they have been attending, with the exception of students who are being promoted to a secondary school or parents who are contacted by their current principal. 

Parents/guardians will complete the normal returning student registration process for the 2019-2020 school year, which can be found in the PowerSchool parent portal. No additional forms or processes are required.

Registration is now open for all students for the 2019-2020 school year. Students returning to the district may be registered by clicking on the 2019-2020 registration link in the PowerSchool parent portal.

The registration process must be completed for each student, but the process is very simple and can be completed in under ten minutes. Parents/guardians may also indicate that their child is not returning for the 2019-2020 school year by completing the same process and just answering the first question. All returning student households will receive a letter in the mail containing their PowerSchool login. Passwords can be reset by following the process in the letter.

For new families or families requesting a first-time in-district or out-of-district transfer, this process may be initiated by sending an email to wcsregistration@warsawschools.org. Parents will then receive instructions and forms to complete the process.

All WCS families who have received an in-district or out-of-district transfer for their student(s) for the 2018-2019 school year are automatically accepted for the 2019-2020 school year. There is no need to reapply. Student(s) will be automatically registered into the school they have been attending, with the exception of students who are being promoted to a secondary school or parents who are contacted by their current principal.

Parents/guardians will complete the normal returning student registration process for the 2019-2020 school year, which can be found in the PowerSchool parent portal. No additional forms or processes are required.For information on how to insure your student's iPad, click here: http://www.warsaw.k12.in.us/wcs/entry/2019-2020-ipad-insurance-enrollment-open-now.

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