District eNews

April 30, 2021

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Updated Start and End Times

Please take a moment to review updates to daily start and end times which will go into effect at the beginning of the 2021-2022 academic year.


For future access to this information, please visit the District website.

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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.

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Honoring our Principals

In honor of School Principals’ Day (May 1), please join us in thanking all of our hard-working leaders who ensure our schools are safe and welcoming places for students and staff. We know you devote many hours and give so much of yourselves to inspire our kids, cultivate your school culture, and support and celebrate the success of our students and staff. As we wind down another school year, we hope you feel how much you are respected and appreciated!

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Four students from the Wentzville School District have been selected as winners in the Cuivre River Electric Cooperative’s 53rd Annual Youth Tour Competition. Sanjana Anand, Taylor Shay-Jakul, Amanda Yoder, and Jaden Zelidon from Liberty High School were selected as four of six winners out of almost 60 entrants from 12 area high schools in the annual contest that begins with an essay submission. The essays, all entitled “My Favorite Cooperative Principle,” were judged based on the student’s cooperative knowledge, composition, originality, grammar, and neatness. Normally, a finals banquet and competition are held each year where finalists present their essays orally. However, due to the coronavirus situation, the judges read each of the essays remotely and the scores from the preliminary and finals competition were combined to determine this year’s Youth Tour delegates

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The Wentzville School District is proud to announce that Wentzville Middle School physical education teacher Jennifer Werner has been named SHAPE America’s 2021 National Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America.

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Students from Holt, Liberty, and Timberland high schools competed at the Missouri Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership Conference held virtually this year due to the pandemic, April 11-13. Nineteen WSD students brought home medals from the competition and eight of those students took top honors, qualifying them to advance to the National FBLA Leadership Conference to be held virtually, June 29-July 2, to compete against winners from each state.

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Holt, Liberty, and Timberland’s top musicians competed in the MSHSAA State Solo and Ensemble Festival, which was held virtually in March this year due to the pandemic. WSD musicians, singers, and ensembles earned 44 gold, 55 silver, and 12 bronze ratings.

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2021-2022 Virtual Academy Educators

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Ten educators have committed to serve students of the Virtual Learning Academy in the 2021-2022 school year. It takes a sharp, adaptable, and resourceful educator to rise to this occasion. The WSD will continue to provide support for all students, in-person or virtually.

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The WSD Board of Education has approved the hiring of Dr. Keri Skeeters as Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, effective July 1, 2021. She is replacing Dr. Megan Stryjewski who has been named the new Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in the Valley Park School District. Dr. Skeeters is currently the Director of Instructional Programming in the Teaching and Learning Department and has been with the Wentzville School District since 2002.

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The WSD Board of Education has approved the hiring of Susan Dawson as Director of Accounting, effective July 1, 2021. She is replacing Emilie Vaughan who has been named the new Director of Business Services in the Webster Groves School District.

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The WSD Board of Education has approved the hiring of Kim Boix as Director of Transportation, effective July 1, 2021. She is replacing David Wilson who is retiring at the end of the 2020-21 school year.

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The WSD Board of Education has approved the hiring of Lisa Salisbury as Director of Purchasing, effective July 1, 2021. She is replacing Carol Harvey who is retiring at the end of the 2020-21 school year.

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The WSD Board of Education has approved the hiring of Melissa Lamb as Coordinator for Parents as Teachers, effective July 1, 2021. She is replacing Kathy Twellman who is retiring at the end of the 2020-21 school year.

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The WSD/Lou Fusz Student-Athlete of the Month aims to recognize varsity student-athletes for their achievements in the classroom, commitment, sportsmanship, and teamwork. These student-athletes were honored for their performances during March 2021.

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FOMO
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. Episode 10 of The Question Project asks: How can I shift my FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)?

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The 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best High School Rankings have been released, and all three District high schools were named to the prestigious list of the Best High Schools in Missouri. Liberty was named the 31st best high school in the state, Timberland was ranked #42 and Holt was ranked #83 of all high schools in Missouri. The rankings evaluate more than 600 public high schools in Missouri and more than 23,000 nationwide and schools are ranked based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.

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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.

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The WSD has been made aware of the following vaccine appointment availability and wanted to share the opportunity with our community. Please use the contact information provided for additional details.

IMPORTANT FOR SCHEDULING

After completing the registration, individuals should look for the vaccination event entitled:


94733: [ADA] 5/7_Wentzville GM Plant SCCDPH Drive Thru Vaccination Event_Primary Pfizer-94733 Region C

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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

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