District eNews

November 12, 2021

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WSD Happy Thanksgiving 1

Upcoming Important Dates

November 15: Late Start

November 24 - 26: Thanksgiving Break


December 13: Late Start

December 22 - 31: Holiday Break


January 3: Classes Resume - Late Start

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The Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) announced the selection of Dr. Curtis Cain, superintendent of the Wentzville School District, as the 2022 Missouri Superintendent of the Year. Dr. Cain was honored during the MSBA/MASA Annual Fall Conference on Nov. 6 and will be recognized during the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Conference on Education in February 2022 for his state selection.

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Raptor Coming Soon

Part of keeping students and staff safe is knowing who is in our building at all times, so we are rolling out a system to allow us to do just that. Starting Jan. 24, 2022, WSD visitors will check in to our buildings using Raptor, a new visitor management system designed to assist with building security.


What does that mean for you?


  • When you arrive in a WSD building as a visitor, you will be asked to scan your ID, take a photo and complete the management system’s check-in process.

  • Raptor will screen the information against sex offender databases and locally customized lists of banned or potentially threatening individuals, instantly alert school officials to a threatening presence, and maintain a searchable log of all visitors.

  • Once approved, you will get a customized visitor badge to wear while in the building.


Thank you for your support as we roll this out and enhance school safety protocols!


Parents or guardians who are only picking up a child for the day will not need to use the visitor management system.

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Wentzville Fire Protection District Partners with WSD and Operation Warm

Firefighters from the Wentzville Fire Protection District partnered with Operation Warm and the WSD for the ninth consecutive year to supply nearly 300 brand-new coats to elementary students identified by school district counselors. The coats were packed at Fire Station #1 on Saturday and will be delivered by school counselors directly to students again this year. "We are so grateful for this partnership with our local firefighters to support our students," said WSD Community Relations Coordinator Kathy DeLaquil. "Wentzville firefighters work hard to not only protect and help educate our community, but their generous outreach efforts directly impact our students who need it most, and we are extremely grateful for their kindness and support." Over the past nine years, the WFPD has supplied almost 5,000 coats for WSD students through Operation Warm

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WSD Holiday Assistance Program Underway

Would you like to bring a little holiday cheer to a WSD family? Each year in December the WSD Holiday Assistance Program helps to provide gifts for needy students and their families. Last year over 350 families and more than 1,000 children received assistance in this charitable effort! The program, coordinated by the WSD Communications & Community Relations Department and school counselors, works with businesses, community groups and individuals to help make the upcoming holidays more enjoyable for struggling families. In our schools, students and staff do a variety of things to raise money and collect gifts, and many families are adopted by their own caring school community. But there is always a need for additional community support.


In addition to the traditional WSD Holiday Assistance Program, the WSD is partnering with Morning Star Church and seven of our schools are participating with Morning Star's Christmas Shoppe. The WSD is also partnering with Calvary Church West Campus and three of our schools are participating with Calvary’s Christmas Store. These “Christmas Shops” are an opportunity for WSD families in those schools to purchase gifts for their own children at deeply discounted prices. The gifts are donated and all proceeds go to the churches that assist local families throughout the year.


Whether you choose to adopt a family through the District's traditional Holiday Assistance program or if you would like to donate items for the WSD/Morning Star Church Christmas Shoppe/Calvary Church Christmas Store, your assistance is the key to the success of our Holiday Assistance efforts.


If you, your family and friends, or your company would like to provide gifts for a family in need, families range in size from one child to seven children and donors can request what size family they would like to adopt. Donors also have the option of contacting the family directly and arranging to drop gifts or dropping the gifts at the WSD Administrative Center, and we will coordinate getting the gifts to the donor’s adopted family.


If you would like to help out and share a little cheer by adopting a family or collecting items needed for the Christmas Shoppe or Christmas Store, please contact your school counselor or call the WSD Communications & Community Relations Department at (636) 327-3800 ext. 20358 or email kathleendelaquil@wsdr4.org for more information. You can make a difference and make the holidays a little brighter for WSD children in need! #WSDcommunity

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Holt Theatre Presents The Curious Savage

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Liberty Theatre Presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised]

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North Point Theatre Presents All Together Now!

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Timberland Theatre Presents The Bold, The Young, and the Murdered

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SAVE THE DATE....6TH ANNUAL WSD FILM FESTIVAL | NORTH POINT HS THEATRE

Wednesday, April 13th 2022 at 7pm

2255 West Meyer Road

Wentzville, MO

MORE INFORMATION TO COME!

Click HERE to add this event to your calendar

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Mercy and The WSD Clinic

With the cold and flu season upon us, put your health and well-being first. The Mercy and WSD health care clinic allows our students, staff, and their family members to make an appointment.


Mercy Clinic Family Medicine in Wentzville, at 1502 W. Meyer Road, will serve the school district offering priority access for appointments and walk-in options with Trisha Waters, nurse practitioner. She is available from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Until the Pearce Hall location is open, appointments can be made by contacting Mercy Clinic Family Medicine at 636-698-6266 or 636-445-3820.

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The WSD has openings in Child Nutrition, Custodial, Transportation, Before and After Care, and Instructional Assistants as well as other support staff and certified positions. Visit the WSD website for a complete listing of open positions in the District.

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2021-2022 COVID-19 Information

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The WSD has launched a Mental Health Resources Hub on the District website, which includes information regarding:


  • Counseling Resources and Hotline Numbers
  • Mindfulness Activities for Learners
  • Grief/Loss Resources
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Resources

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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