We've gotten off to an incredible start in all of our schools! I continue to be amazed at the incredible work being done by our students and staff in classrooms, clubs and activities, in the arts, and within athletics. Wyoming truly has a tradition of excellence, and I'm thrilled to be connected to this work!
As our staff opened the school year, we spoke about the unique and amazing opportunities we each have to make a difference for others every day. Our theme for this school year, #ImpactWyoming, shows our passion for creating an incredible experience for every student with the goal for this to be the best year ever in Wyoming! No matter what role each of us plays, we all add value to every child's experience and work together to make the student experience exceptional. The tradition of excellence that our students continue to show comes from the incredible partnership between students, staff, families and our entire school community.
There's no doubt that you've witnessed examples of how individuals have made a tremendous impact on your child, family, or even on the entire school community. We invite you to share your stories of what #ImpactWyoming has meant to your child or family. Whether it was a bus driver, custodian, teacher, adminisistrator, educational aide, administrative assistant, or anyone else, please send your stories of how a school staff member has made a positive impact on your child to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I cannot wait to hear from you!
Homecoming Parade Route Change
Due to the construction on Springfield Pike, the Homecoming Parade will travel down Burns Avenue this year. The parade route will be Worthington Avenue to north on Burns Avenue to the rear gate of the Wyoming High School Athletic Complex. The parade will start at 6:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, with the Homecoming Football Game kicking off at 7 p.m.
The Homecoming Parade is open to Wyoming High School students, district support organizations and area youth programs. If your organization or program is planning to participate, please contact Wyoming City Schools Director of Communications Suzy Henke at email@example.com or 513-206-7015.
Hope to see everyone along the parade route and at the game!
Around Your Schools...
WHS Seniors recognized by the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program
Wyoming High School’s 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Students & Semifinalists! Pictured are (left to right) Stella Brocker, Sara Morehous, Caroline Zackerman, Michael Ford, Peyton Osha, Evan Hagenaur, Katherine Hays, Ken Chen, Seungri Lee, Sophie Flem and John Nice.
Eleven (11) members of the Wyoming High School Class of 2020 have been recognized as Semifinalists or Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Ken Chen, Sophie Flem, Michael Ford, John Nice and Peyton Osha have been named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists for having among the highest PSAT scores in the state of Ohio.
Stella Brocker, Evan Hagenauer, Katherine Hays, Seungri Lee, Sara Morehous and Caroline Zackerman have been recognized as Commended Students. Commended students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of the more than 1.5 million students across the country who entered the 2020 competition. More information can be found on the WHS News Page.
Harvest Fest 2019 was a huge success!
At Harvest Fest, the annual community dinner that serves as the culminating event of the Wyoming Primary Schools Garden Project, primary school students and staff prepare and serve a meal with the crops that they have sowed, tended and harvested.
“This was the biggest and most attended Harvest Fest and the food was a hit,” said Teacher Adam Beard.
This year, 815 meals were served and $8,436 were raised! The money will go to phase 3 of construct of the new sister school in Sierra Leone. Phase 3 includes plumbing, electrical and plastering of the interior and exterior building. Some money will also be used to purchase some land surrounding the school to provide more space around the building.
“That leaves us just $3,000 short of the completion of construction,” said Mr. Beard. “Then we need to furnish it and we’re done. We are so close!”
New to Harvest Fest this year were the Wyoming Primary Schools Talent Show (65 students took part in the talent show!) and the Wyoming High School-Wyoming Middle School Empty Bowls Project. Last spring, high school ceramics students, 5th graders and their teachers worked together to produce beautiful, handcrafted slab bowls. They were sold at this year’s Harvest Fest raising $275 that was donated to Tender Mercies in downtown Cincinnati.
Planning for next year’s menu and crops is scheduled to begin in a couple months!
New volunteer process underway
Thank you to the more than 400 volunteers who have completed the process!
Starting this school year, all school building volunteers (including lunchroom and classroom party volunteers) are asked to complete the online Raptor Volunteer Process, which includes a background check. Thank you to the more than 400 volunteers who have completed the process!
This volunteer process will help us strengthen our district’s program of campus safety for students, faculty, staff and visitors. More information, including the link to the Raptor Volunteer Process, can be found on the Visitor & Volunteer Information page of the district website.
Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who give their time so generously on behalf of our students and schools!
Wyoming City Schools received an 'A' on Department of Education state report card
The Ohio Department of Education released its annual school district report cards last week and Wyoming City Schools was one of only 5 local districts and one of 31 of the 608 districts statewide to earn an overall grade of 'A'.
The report card also found that 76.9% of funds are spent on classroom instruction ranking the district number one when compared to other districts of similar size.
"While we are proud of these scores and how the great work that our students and staff are doing is reflected here, I'm equally proud of the opportunities that we are providing our students in and out of the classroom," said Superintendent Tim Weber. "You just can't quantify what that does for kids!"
The 2018-19 Wyoming City Schools District Report Card can be viewed here.
Parent logon info for Canvas coming soon
Teachers across the district are currently building content in CANVAS, the new online learning management system, and students at the high school and middle school are currently logging in and using the tool.
Additional training for staff will take place during the October 21 staff professional development day with login information scheduled to be shared with families regarding parent access on Tuesday, Oct. 22.
Board of Education Meeting Information
Members of the public are invited to attend all Board of Education meetings. The next Regular Board Meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, October 28, at the Wyoming City Schools Central Office, 420 Springfield Pike.
In most cases, regular Board Meetings start at 7 p.m. and Board Planning Meetings begin at 7:30 a.m. For updated information of the date, time, and location of all board meetings, please check the online district calendar here. An updated list of meeting information can also be found on the district website. All agendas are posted on the website here at least 48 hours prior to the meeting start time.
Because board meeting minutes are not official until voted upon by the board at the next regular meeting (this can be up to a month later), a meeting highlights document is prepared for a more timely narrative of Regular Board Meetings. Highlights from the September 23 Regular Board Meeting can be found here. All official minutes from meetings are posted here when final.
The following changes have been made to the printed district calendar:
The 7th-12th Grade Orchestra Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at WHS Pendery Center (instead of Oct. 7 as originally scheduled).
Coffee with the Primary Principals will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Hilltop School (instead of Oct. 14, as originally scheduled).
The City of Wyoming Halloween Hoopla & WYS Pooch Parade (1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20) will take place at the Civic Center.
More upcoming events ...
No school - Board holiday
City of Wyoming School's Out Camp 7am-6pm Rec Center
FAFSA (College Financial Aid Form) becomes available
Transcript request deadline for all Oct/Nov college applications
More information about these events and others can be found on the district print calendar and on the district electronic calendarhere. The district electronic calendar is the most up-to-date source for district events.