The Warsaw Community Schools orchestra program invites you to the orchestra holiday concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Warsaw Community High School Performing Arts Center. Orchestra is under the direction of Mrs. Heather Brannock.

There is no admission charge for the concert, and members of the community are welcome to attend.

The WCHS Dance Department will present their Winter Dance Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the WCHS Performing Arts Center. Support friends and family in the WCHS Dance classes as they demonstrate grace and elegance in a variety of styles of dance.

Tickets are $6 general admission adults/students, children five years old and under are free, and all proceeds go directly back to the dance program for the purchase of costumes and shoes for future dance students.

Article and photo by Faith Ormsby, WCHS Senior

Warsaw Community High School Alumni Brayden Sammons and Hunter Haines have made their high school dreams into a reality. Sammons and Haines recently opened a restaurant called “Campus Craves” on their campus at Indiana University. The restaurant offers an assortment of ice cream on waffle cones, donuts, cinnamon rolls and more. The menu doesn’t stop at ice cream however. Guests are also able to enjoy hot foods such as loaded tots, mac and cheese bites, mozzarella sticks and more. Sammons and Haines aim to please student’s late night cravings.

Sammons and Haines came up with the idea to make an ice cream shop while they were still in high school. The duo note a lot of their early support came from Warsaw Area Career Center teacher Angie Heinsman. Heinsman played a large role in the creation of the restaurant as both an advisor and supporter of their idea.

The IU students were recently invited back to Heinsman’s class to share with current students how they came up with their business plan and the struggles of opening a business at a young age. They spoke about not being able to get a loan from a bank due to their lack of credit, and shared the fact most of their investments came from private investors who supported their dreams. Sammons and Haines both agreed that building connections with business owners and having strong communication skills helped in securing the funding and support necessary to open their business.

“The restaurant has been a really good process; we love seeing everyone’s facial expressions when they come in,” Haines stated about their opening.

Sammons agreed and urged students to not only make the most of their time in high school, but to begin pursuing their dreams today, “Pay attention in high school, everything we’ve done is based off of a high school education,” stated Sammons.

To learn more about the current IU students venture, visit

Pictured above: (From left) Brayden Sammons, Angie Heinsman, Hunter Haines and Hayden Steger.

Looking for the perfect present for you favorite Warsaw Community Schools' student, staff member or fan? WCS is proud to offer its community the opportunity to shop a variety of quality, name-brand clothing and athletic wear from vendors such as UnderArmour and Adidas. Supplies are very limited and prices are marked to be as close to "at cost" as possible to make repping your favorite tiger styles as easy as can be!

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Warsaw Community Schools is proud to announce the 2018 WCS School Board Scholarship awardees. Recipients of this new scholarship opportunity for WCS staff will receive $4,000 toward their education pursuing a post-baccalaureate degree in education, administration or other content areas specific to their career fields with WCS.

Scholarship awardees include April Fitterling, financial operations manager; David Burden, STEM instructional coach; Joshua Wall, Washington Elementary second grade teacher; and Brad Gutwein, technology manager. Each awardee will receive $4,000 annually and will be required to reapply each year for a maximum of three years towards their graduate degree.

The WCS Leadership Academy Board Scholarship provides recipients financial assistance for an approved program through Western Governors University or another approved accredited university. To be eligible for a scholarship, recipients must have a bachelor’s degree or higher; have completed at least three years of education experience within Warsaw Community Schools; have received evaluations of effective or highly-effective for the past three years; be in good standing with the WCS district; be accepted into an education, administration or content specific master’s program; and be a US citizen or permanent resident.

The scholarship can be applied to tuition and/or books. Scholarships cannot be applied to expenses retroactively.

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