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March 12, 2021

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Calendar Reminders

March 14 - Daylight Savings Time begins

March 18 - Early Release K-12

March 19-26 - No School for Spring Break

March 29th - Classes Resume


Summer School Registration Deadlines are Approaching

Summer School Registration Deadlines are Approaching

The Wentzville School District is pleased to offer several Summer School programs for incoming Grades K-12 students who reside within the Wentzville School District boundaries. These programs are free of charge to all enrolled WSD students. Chautauqua Before and After Care is available for K-6 Summer Journey students with registration and paid tuition fee. Bus service will not be provided.

DATES: June 8 - July 1 (4 days per week)

The week of June 8 will meet T-F, and the following 3 weeks will meet M-Th.

* Times, dates, and format are subject to change.

SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION: All students must be enrolled in the Wentzville School District to attend the Summer School programs.

Last date to register for Summer School is:

  • March 19, 2021 for incoming 9th to 12th grade students

  • April 2, 2021 for incoming Kindergartener to 8th grade students

Kindergarten to 6th grade Summer Journey: 8:20 to 3:20 pm

7-8th grade Summer School: 7:30 to 11:30 am

9-12th grade Summer School: 7:20 to 11:05 am and/or 11:35 to 3:20 pm

* The grade level is what the student will be entering in August 2021.

LOCATIONS: The placement of students will depend on their grade level and residence address. Please refer to the registration form for location information.

For more Summer School information, please visit the WSD Website or contact Ms.Heather Ivancic at heatherivancic@wsdr4.org.


The WSD is committed to the health and safety of our students, staff, and community. The COVID updates page on the WSD website has information related to the pandemic in our District and our community and it is updated regularly. Please note the number of staff quarantines include non-school exposures, but the number of student quarantines are only those who were exposed at school. In November, the St. Charles County Department of Public Health released updated guidelines for modified quarantines in schools. Here is the message that was sent to all WSD families and here is a link to the FAQs regarding modified quarantines.


The WSD is proud to announce that Ethan Dunsworth from Holt High School, Maddison Foster and Abby Manner from Timberland High School, and Andrew Sante from Liberty High School have all been selected as Finalists in the 65th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The Finalists are among 15,000 academically talented U.S. high school seniors (less than 1% of all high school seniors) who now have the opportunity to continue in the competition for over 7,500 National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $31 million, that will be awarded next spring. Designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.


Liberty Cheer Squad Wins State Championship

The Liberty High School Varsity Cheer Squad captured first place in the Superlarge Division in the Missouri Cheerleading Coaches Association (MCCA) State Championship, held virtually this year in February. This marks the first time in Liberty’s history that the squad has earned the state title, though they have placed in the top five for the past four years.


WSD Students Recognized for STEM Accomplishments

Students Recognized for STEM Accomplishments

Three WSD seniors were honored on Friday for their accomplishments in STEM-related studies at the 12th Annual STEM Celebration Breakfast, hosted by EDC Business & Community Partners of Greater St. Charles. Austin Beckerdite from Liberty High School, Ethan Dunsworth from Holt High School, and Ally Willis from Timberland High School were all recognized for being outstanding STEM students. The breakfast was held at The Foundry Art Centre in historic St. Charles, where high school students from 18 county schools earned awards for their work in STEM-related areas. Dr. Cain, St. Louis Lambert International Airport Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann, and St. Peters Mayor Len Pagano all spoke about the importance of engaging students at a young age to develop STEM-related skills. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is a national and regional effort to better prepare the workforce of tomorrow by encouraging today’s students to engage in studies, events, and careers involving science, technology, engineering, and math.


DECA's District Competitive Events Conference was held virtually this year in February, and as a result, 21 Holt students, 23 Liberty students, and 36 Timberland students will advance to the state competition! Fourteen schools in District Six (the largest district in the state) competed in written tests and role-plays in hopes of advancing to the State Career Development Conference which will be held virtually March 8-19. Students who place at state will then advance to the International Career Development Conference to be held virtually April 24-27. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. For a list of state qualifiers from each high school and the event they competed in, please see the District website.


The Question Project

The WSD Technology Department has launched "The Question Project", an online video forum that encourages its viewers to stay curious and ask questions about what makes us happy, healthy, awesome humans. New videos are released bi-weekly to students of the WSD but are also wonderful resources for staff and parents. Episode 7 asks: How can I have an authentic online discussion while still being uplifting?


Club Z! Tutoring Giveaway

Club Z!
Club Z! Tutoring is giving away FREE tutoring services to 5 families each month from now through May 31st. Learning a new subject always comes with its challenges, and Club Z! understands that the last couple of months haven't made that any easier. Whether your student is learning online or in person, their tutors are available to give them extra one-on-one attention that they need.

To enter, click here or visit the Club Z! Facebook page and click on the link in their pinned post. From there, just enter your information and submit.

Each winner will receive $500 worth of tutoring services at any Club Z! location. The credit can be used for any subject and must be used within (1) calendar year of being notified that you've won. Winner will be notified using the contact information provided.

*One submission per award period. Students can only win once per academic year.


Summer STEM Camp Cancellation

Summer STEM Camp Cancellation

In an effort to support students’ academic needs while minimizing the spread of COVID-19, the WSD will only be holding our traditional K-12 Summer School this year. Summer STEM camps will not occur this summer. This will allow our school buildings adequate time to prepare for the 2021-2022 school year.


As we work through this unprecedented school year, we would like to share our plans with you to provide students with learning activities and assignments in the event we have to suddenly close school for a day. Beginning this school year, Missouri school districts with an approved plan for at-home learning may count those as days of student attendance. This could occur due to COVID, weather-related events, water main breaks, etc. On these days, students will participate in learning in a variety of ways. When an at-home learning day is utilized, we will contact families via our usual channels: phone call, text, push notification, email, social media, and website, and we will not have to make up the day at the end of the school year.

An important note about snow days: There are six days built into the school calendar for the 2020-21 school year to be utilized as snow days. We will not utilize at-home learning on those six built-in days. If we were to have additional snow days after the first six, we plan to utilize at-home learning days. By doing that, we avoid extending our calendar at the end of the school year, ensuring that the last day of school will still be June 3, 2021 and Seniors’ last day will be May 21, 2021. As of Friday, February 19, the WSD has used five snow days.

Please reference FAQs for PreK-5 students and 6-12 students. For additional information about At-Home Learning Days, visit the District website.


Have You Downloaded the WSD App Yet?

Are you new to the WSD? Be sure to download the app to have important information right at your fingertips. The app is available for both android devices and iPhones. On the app, you can:

• View news stories
• View calendar info
• View lunch menus
• Access school and staff info
• Receive important alerts
• View sports scores
• Locate Directory Information