Month: September, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
The Wolsey-Wessington Cross Country team recently raised funds by selling Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. Onward Wolsey donated doughnuts to the school so each student and staff member could enjoy one as they were getting ready for the homecoming parade. Doughnuts were also delivered throughout the community as random acts of kindness by Onward Wolsey members. The cross country team members that helped deliver the doughnuts are from left to right: Shiarra Noyes, Dylan Adams, Forde Balling-Anso, Zach Luce, Brynn Haider, Coach Kayla Collins, Cash Haeder, and student manager Sierra York.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
The Wolsey-Wessington School District is accepting applications for a full time certified paraprofessional. Preference will be given to those candidates who have a 2 year college degree or equivalence. Salary DOE - benefits include state retirement, fully covered single health insurance and dental insurance.
Friday, September 16, 2016On Monday, September 19th, the National Honor Society and High School Student Council will be kicking off a “Coin War” to show support for one of our students, Antonio Hernandez, and his family. Last week their home burned down and we would love to show them all of the support we can. Grades PreK-6 will compete for the highest monetary total of coins; grades 7-12 will compete for the highest monetary total of coins. Paper money will count against the total. The highest amount in grades PreK-6 and in grades 7-12 will earn a pizza party, compliments of the High School Student Council. The “Coin War” will end on Monday, October 3rd.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016Homecoming Schedule
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Many of our youngest students miss 10 percent of the school year about 15 days a year or just two days every month. Chronic absenteeism in kindergarten, and even preK, can predict lower test scores, poor attendance and retention in later grades, especially if the problem persists for more than a year. Do you know how many young children are chronically absent in your school or community?
Learn more about Attendance in the Elementary [CLICK HERE]
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Post Prom will be hosting a tailgate supper homecoming night, September 23, 5:30-6:45.
Free will donations will be accepted
Supper will include pork loin sandwiches, chips, bars and water
The supper will be served on the baseball field, in case of inclement weather the supper will be moved to the school lunchroom.
Check the flyer out [HERE]
Monday, September 12, 2016
Governor Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed September as Attendance Awareness Month.
PIERRE, S.D. – With school back in session across the state, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed September Attendance Awareness Month.
“In order to succeed in school, students are often reminded to listen to their teachers, complete homework assignments on time and cooperate with their classmates,” said Gov. Daugaard. “There is another simple practice we sometimes overlook that is absolutely critical: consistent school attendance. It seems obvious, but the importance of attendance cannot be overstated.”
Research indicates that missing just 10 percent of a school year can negatively impact student achievement. That equates to just two to three days a month.
The South Dakota Department of Education is working to raise awareness about the importance of regular attendance through outreach to schools and other stakeholders.
“Sometimes we have a tendency to assume chronic absence only affects students in the upper grades,” said Secretary of Education Dr. Melody Schopp. “However, the research shows that students who are chronically absent in kindergarten and 1st grade are less likely to read on grade level by the time they get to 4th grade. This is an important reading benchmark. Students who don’t meet it are likely to continue struggling with reading into the future.”
Students who are chronically absent are also at risk of dropping out of school. By 6th grade, chronic absenteeism is a proven early warning sign for students at risk for dropping out, and by 9th grade, good attendance can predict graduation rates even better than 8th grade test scores.
Thursday, September 1, 2016Schwan's Fundraiser