School Times

8:10 am Students may enter the building

8:35 am Tardy bell rings

3:30 pm Dismissal

3:00 pm Dismissal on Mondays

If you need to drop off your child before this time please enroll them in our before school child care program.  Information can be found here.  Thank you for your help!

Administration

Mr. Tom Davis, Principal

Ms. Stacey Pippin, Assistant Principal

 


Announcements

School is out for the summer.  We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable break!  Here are a few dates and items of interest to keep in mind as we look to our return in August:

 
July 29-30 (8-3 pm) - Registration for students new to the DISTRICT (Click here for enrollment forms)
Aug. 1 - Homeroom class assignments mailed home. 
Aug. 12 - Meet the Teacher Night (5th: 5:30-7:00 pm, 6th: 6:30-8:00 pm)
Aug. 14 - First Day of School
 

Is your address on file at school current?  Be sure to update this contact information to avoid any delays in getting class assignments.

Bus assignments/times will be communicated home in August.  If you don’t receive one, will be a new bus rider next year, or have questions you may call the transportation department at 742-2506 or visit their table at Meet the Teacher Night. 


Click here to check out the 2014-2015 school supply list.

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From the Principal

The end of a school year always brings mixed emotions for those of us that do the "school" thing every day.  It is a great sense of accomplishment for the individual growth of our students and a recognition of the time and effort involved to make that growth happen.  It is excitement over getting to spend time enjoying the summer while also knowing that friends are going to be missed.  It is looking forward to being a grade older in school while being anxious about the uncertainty of new classes and making new friends.
  
We at WIS appreciate the opportunity we have had this year to get to know and educate our current students. We wish our 6th grade class the best of luck in their futures and look forward to seeing our current 5th grade class as 6th graders in August.
  
Be safe and enjoy your summer vacation!

With the end of the 2013-2014 school year rapidly approaching I would like to take the opportunity to reflect on one of our larger initiatives this year, physical fitness Monday's.  We made the case at the start of the year that there was a connection between a students level of physical fitness and their success in school.  After making significant changes to our Monday schedule, purchasing needed equipment, and doing some building wide professional development, our students have spent the last 33 Monday's working to increase their individual fitness level.  So the question is, have we seen any positive results from all this student and teacher effort?  I am proud to report that all signs point to a resounding "yes"!
 
The most obvious and tangible positive outcome we have seen is significant gains in individual fitness scores.  Coach Highfill is currently finishing up his 4th quarter fitness assessments, but the data so far confirms that the vast majority of our students have shown improvement in their 5 fitness areas.  What is most encouraging about this data is that the individual gains our students have shown this year are far greater than we have seen in years past.  

On the academic side, our reading teachers have noticed a pattern of greater student growth on building level reading assessments immediately after students have participated in physical activity.  Our classroom teachers have also noted that their students are more engaged in class work and better able to focus on days where they have gotten their heart rate up.  At the building level, we have discovered that our physical activity initiative has significantly reduced the number of student discipline referrals this year.  Although this is not something we were anticipating, it is definitely a positive for the building!
 
We look forward to continuing our physical activity initiative next year, and hope to be able to continue the positive trends we have started this year!

Weather

Today, 7/31/2014
High: 77 Low: 63
Mostly cloudy
32% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/1/2014
High: 83 Low: 62
Partly cloudy
10% chance of precipitation.