Next year’s seventh grade band will be forming soon and Warsaw Community Schools would like to extend an invitation to your child to participate in its exciting music programs!

“I believe everyone is born with musical ability. Now is the time to nurture that ability. Participation in band provides an avenue for creativity and self-expression that adds richness to the quality of life,” states band director Joseph Peloza.

Recent studies have also shown, on average, students who study a musical instrument score higher on standardized tests and out perform their peers in academic courses.

To enroll in band for next year, we invite you and your child to attend instrument fittings on Monday, Feb. 4, at Edgewood Middle School from 4 p.m. to 7:30 pm. During these informal fittings, each child will have a hands-on opportunity to try out any instrument they might be interested in playing. The goal of the evening meeting is to choose the instrument best suited to your child.

We look forward to meeting you at the Band Fitting Night. We anticipate the beginning of another great seventh grade band. Please call 574-371-5037 or email Lori Owens at to schedule an instrument fitting appointment for your student.

Warsaw Community Schools’ summer school will begin with session one on Monday, June 3, and will conclude on Friday, June 21. The second summer session is scheduled to begin Monday, July 8, and will conclude Friday, July 26. Further details on summer school sessions and schedules will be released closer to the date.

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.

Looking for a fresh start and new career? Join us for an interview to join our Food & Nutrition Department! Open interviews are Jan. 10, 11, 14 and 15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 850 E. Smith St., Warsaw, door #15. For more details call 574-371-5086 ext. 4 or visit

Warsaw Community Schools is proud to honor an Edgewood Middle School Student for his continued dedication to raising awareness on the detriments of smoking cigarettes.

Cayman Blake, son of Dan and Heidi Blake of Warsaw, has inspired many through his mission to advocate toward raising taxes on cigarettes as well as the legal age to purchase tobacco products. While still in elementary school, Blake was invited to speak by Indiana Representative Charlie Brown after the two met during a tobacco-free advocacy event held at the Indiana Statehouse.

Cayman shared with Brown his passionate commitment to a tobacco-free future was fueled by the loss of his grandfather to tobacco use when he was only 59 years old. This loss prompted Cayman to try and safeguard others from this kind of loss through joining campaigns for tobacco-free kids and teens in our community and beyond.

Blake visited the Indiana House Committee on Public Health while in the sixth grade at Madison Elementary to share his support in regards to raising taxes on cigarettes. Though the house bill did not pass the full house vote, he has continued working to enrich the lives of others by continuing to raise. In January 2019, Cayman has again been invited to participate and speak before the House Panel. In addition to this, his personal story will be released around Indiana over the next several weeks in preparation of the next legislative session beginning in January 2019.

On Dec. 17, the Warsaw Community School Board of Trustees was proud to honor Blake for his mission to enrich the lives of others. His quest to raise awareness of the dangers of tobacco use and advocacy against childhood tobacco use has inspired many locally and throughout the state.

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