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CommUNITY Conversations:

We can't wait to hear from you!

From the desk of Superintendent Tim Weber:

It is such a privilege to be the Superintendent of Wyoming City Schools! My wife and I moved our family to Wyoming because we believe in what is happening in our schools and our community. In the past months, I’ve had many conversations with students, parents, staff members, alumni and other fellow community members and I’ve learned that perhaps the biggest reason Wyoming is so unique and special is the people who call this place home!

As superintendent, one of my biggest priorities is to connect with the members of this community. While many people mention the strong schools as the reason they moved here, we know we have opportunities to become even better. I would love to see our community grow even closer as we intentionally talk about the strengths of Wyoming City Schools and areas for potential growth.

To work toward this goal, I’d like to extend an invitation to every community member to be part of a CommUNITY Conversation. CommUNITY Conversations will be an opportunity for me to connect with community members in small groups to share stories and discuss the issues that matter most.

What is a CommUNITY Conversation?
A CommUNITY Conversation is a gathering of 10-20 people in a home, business or place of worship. You gather your friends and provide a location and we’ll cover the rest. I’d like to use these conversations as a way to learn more about Wyoming and to hear your thoughts about the strengths and opportunities for growth in our schools in a casual environment.

How Can I Get Involved?
If you are interested in hosting a conversation, please contact Executive Assistant Missy Horn at 513-206-7020 or hornm@wyomingcityschools.org.

Whether you currently have students in Wyoming City Schools or not, we believe you are a valuable part of the team. This invitation is extended to all members of the community.

Thank you for your partnership in this journey!

Around Your Schools...

WMS Drama Program earns raves for CinderStein

Audiences enjoyed the Wyoming Middle School Drama Program's production of CinderStein over the weekend. This hilarious mashup of Frankenstein and Cinderella, and its underlying message of openness, acceptance, and love for family, each other, and the unknown, was a result of the limitless teamwork of students, staff, parents and other community members!

Upcoming productions in Wyoming City Schools include:

WHS Fall Play: Arsenic and Old Lace - November 8 & 10
WHS Winter Musical: The Addams Family - February 28-29
WMS Winter Musical: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - March 6-8
WHS Spring Play: Rumors - April 24-25
WMS Spring Production: WMS Annual Spring Variety Show - May 8-9

WHS teacher named 2019 Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District Teacher of the Year

Tracy Majors, Wyoming High School Science Teacher, has been named the 2019 Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District Teacher of the Year.

Majors was recognized for her exceptional efforts in environmental education, such as working with the district to bring conservation and environmental presenters and lessons into her classroom, participating in the Caring for Our Watersheds student competitions, and for being a fabulous teacher! In the 2019 Caring for Our Watershed competition, Wyoming High School students Olivia Dick and Sophia Dick were awarded the $1,000 first place prize for their proposal: Natural Ice Melt Alternative.

Primary students joined Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch

This month, Wyoming Primary School students and staff joined the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch for the first time. The Great Apple Crunch celebrates National Farm-to-School Month and includes apple-themed lessons and the enjoyment of local and regionally-grown apples from our six-state region.

Please share your #ImpactWyoming stories!

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 schools! Each school staff member adds value to each child's experience when we 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, administrator, educational aide, administrative assistant, or anyone else, please send your story of how a school staff member has made a positive impact on you or your child, this year or in previous years to info@wyomingcityschools.org.

Parent login info for Canvas was shared last week

Parent and guardian login information for Canvas, our new online learning management system, was distributed by email on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Each email included a pairing code tied to each individual student and instructions for logging in and linking multiple children to a parent observer account. This email was sent to the primary contact for each student in our student information database. The primary contact can share the code with all other parents and guardians needing access to their child's Canvas account.

*Please make sure to accurately input your email address when logging in.*

In-person login assistance for all grade levels is available at each of these events:
  • Coffee with the High School Principals: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the high school
  • Canvas Parent Login Session: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the high school
  • Canvas Parent Login Session: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the middle school
If you are in need of immediate assistance, please contact Assistant Superintendent Dr. Ashley Whitely at whitelya@wyomingcityschools.org.

SchoolMessenger:
Our closure & emergency information system

Wyoming City School District uses the SchoolMessenger Notification System to provide timely communication to parents and staff members on matters such as delays or closures due to weather, school and district information, campus and district emergencies, and more.

The primary phone number and email address in the district's student database is automatically uploaded to the SchoolMessenger notification system. If you would like to change the primary phone number or primary email address in the student database, please contact the front office of your student's school.

SchoolMessenger allows parents to login and choose their preferences, including adding additional phone numbers and opting in on text messages. Visit https://go.schoolmessenger.com/#/home to set up your contacts exactly as you would prefer.

SchoolMessenger has a strict privacy policy and does not sell or distribute your contact information to any third party. To learn more about SchoolMessenger, please visit their website at www.schoolmessenger.com.

For technical support regarding SchoolMessenger, please contact Director of Communications Suzy Henke at henkes@wyomingcityschools.org or 513-206-7015.

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. today, 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.

Calendar Change:

Wyoming High School Theatre Arts will present "Arsenic and Old Lace" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, in the Pendery Center for the Arts. (The previously scheduled Saturday evening performance has moved to the Sunday matinee.) With a home football playoff game scheduled for that Saturday evening, it'll be a full weekend in the WYO!

More upcoming events ...

October 28
  • WCS BOE Meeting 7pm Central Office
October 29
  • Coffee with the High School Principals 6:30pm WHS
October 30
  • Report cards distributed 1-12
October 31
  • Halloween
  • Primary Halloween Parties (K-4) Parades at 2 pm
  • Trick or Treat in the City of Wyoming 6-8pm
November 1
  • Band Senior Night 7pm WHS Bob Lewis Stadium
  • Transcript request deadline for all December college applications
November 4 November 5
  • Election Day
November 6
  • 6th Grade Trip to Camp Kern (Nov. 6-8)
  • Primary Schools Picture Retake Day (K-4) Elm/Hilltop/Vermont
November 7
  • WHS Senior Trip Parent Meeting 5:30pm WHS Cafeteria
November 8
  • WHS Play 7:30pm WHS Pendery Center
November 10
  • WHS Play 2pm WHS Pendery Center
November 11
  • Veterans Day
  • PSA Everybody Counts (Nov. 11-15) Week Elm/Hilltop/Vermont
  • WSMA Children's Theatre K-6th Camp (Nov. 11-16) 4-8:15pm WMS Fay Auditorium
November 12
  • WMS Club/Activity Yearbook Pictures
November 12
  • PSA Dine & Donate Event 11am-10pm Gabby's Cafe
  • Cowboys to College (9th & 10th Grade Families) 6:30-7:30pm WHS Pendery Center
  • College Planning for 11th Grade Families 7:45-9pm WHS Pendery Center
November 14
  • WHS Model UN - Secondary Schools UN Symposium Montreal (Nov. 14-17)
  • Mini College Application Boot Camp for Seniors 6-8pm WHS
  • Wyoming Historical Society Program 7pm City Building
November 16
  • WSMA Children's Theatre K-6th Camp Performances 5:30 & 7:30pm WMS Fay Auditorium
November 18
  • Wyoming City Council Meeting 7:30pm City Building
November 19
  • WSF Board Meeting 6:30pm WCS Central Office
  • WHS Fall Sports 7pm WHS Pendery Center
November 20 November 21 November 22
  • Senior Trip - Washington DC (Nov. 22-26)
  • WMS 7th & 8th Grade Dance 6:30pm WMS Gym
  • Wyoming Firefighters Association Turkey Raffle (Nov. 22 & 23) 7pm Civic Center
November 25
  • WCS BOE Meeting 7pm WCS Central Office
November 26
  • Interim grades posted
November 27
  • No school-Thanksgiving Break (Nov. 27-29)
November 28
  • Thanksgiving Day
More information about these events and others can be found on the district print calendar and on the district electronic calendar hereThe district electronic calendar is the most up-to-date source for district events.

Census 101: What You Need to Know

The 2020 Census is closer than you think! We will begin sharing information regularly in school publications with community members to help better prepare us for the 2020 Census. Here is a quick refresher of what it is and why it’s essential that everyone is counted.
  • Everyone counts: The census counts every person living in the U.S. once, only once, and in the right place.
  • It’s about fair representation: Every 10 years, the results of the census are used to re-apportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets.
  • It’s in the constitution: The U.S. Constitution mandates that everyone in the country be counted every 10 years. The first census was in 1790.
  • It’s about $675 billion: The distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds, grants, and support to states, counties, and communities are based on census data. That money is spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works, and other vital programs.
  • It’s about redistricting: After each decade’s census, state officials redraw the boundaries of the congressional and state legislative districts in their states to account for population shifts.
  • Taking part is your civic duty: Completing the census is mandatory: it’s a way to participate in our democracy and say “I COUNT!”
Additional information can be found on the Census website anytime at census.gov or 2020census.gov

Census2020: Did You Know?

The law is clear – no personal information can be shared. Under Title 13 of the U.S. Code, the Census Bureau cannot release any identifiable information about individuals, households, or businesses, even to law enforcement agencies. The law states that the information collected may only be used for statistical purposes and no other purpose. To support historical research, Title 44 of the U.S. Code allows the National Archives and Records Administration to release census records only after 72 years. All Census Bureau staff take a lifetime oath to protect your personal information, and any violation comes with a penalty of up to $250,000 and/or up to 5 years in prison.
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