First Day of School!

posted Jul 9, 2018, 3:01 AM by Karen Long

School starts on Wednesday, August 15th @ 9:15 am for all 1st and 2nd grade students. Kindergartners will follow the following schedule regarding the first day of school - 
Kindergarten A-L Report on Wednesday

Kindergarten M-Z Report on Thursday
ALL Kindergarteners Report on Friday

School Supplies

posted Jun 28, 2018, 11:44 AM by Jennifer Swindler

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- If you want to get an early start on gathering the school supplies for the 2018-19 school year, we've got the list for you.  The 2 page document has supplies needed for Preschool through 8th grade.

Remember:  This coming year our elementary schools are changing over to Grade Level Centers. We'll be communicating information regarding class lists, bus routes, arrival/dismissal procedures, open houses, and other key items the first week of August via printed mailers, Facebook, email, website, newspaper, and more! 

For a quick overview of the Elementary Transportation plan you can check out our infographic.

Holmes - Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade
Denver -  3rd and 4th grade, K-5th MH
East End - Preschool and 5th grade
WMS - 6th through 8th grade
WHS - 9th through 12th grade

Summer Lunch Program

posted Jun 28, 2018, 11:35 AM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated Jun 28, 2018, 11:36 AM ]

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- For the 5th year the Wilmington City School District is offering lunch free of charge this summer to all children 18 years and under in the Wilmington community. Help us spread the word by sharing our Summer Lunch Flyer with friends, neighbors, co-workers, your church, summer sports teams, and anyone else you can think of. 

  • Monday through Friday, from May 29th through August 10th (excluding July 4)
  • Meal service will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Wilmington Middle School cafeteria.
  • Children do not have to be enrolled in WCS or on free or reduced meals to receive a lunch free of charge. 
  • All meals must be consumed on-site and must meet the National School Lunch Program required components. 
If adults would like a meal, they can be purchased for $3.00.

Popsicles on the Playground

posted Jun 16, 2018, 5:47 PM by Karen Long   [ updated Jun 16, 2018, 5:48 PM ]

Popsicles on the Playground on Tuesday from noon - 1:00pm @ Holmes Elementary! 
Meet Mrs. Long, the principal, and Mrs. Dallas, the school secretary, and maybe some of your classmates and teachers! We'll also have books to share that you can take home and read! See you there!

Elementary Updates!

posted Apr 20, 2018, 5:48 AM by Jennifer Swindler

link to April 19 newsletter
- Please check out latest Grade Level Center Newsletter. We've got important dates for Open House and Step-Up days in May, as well as a transportation survey.

Forums and FAQs

posted Feb 12, 2018, 5:57 AM by Jennifer Swindler

posted Feb 9, 2018, 2:11 PM at wilmington.k12.oh.us
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We invite you to visit our newly updated Grade Level Center page for recent updates and announcements! As planned, we are adding FAQs and dates/information for 2 upcoming community forums. Please take a few minutes and catch up on all of our GLC news and information on our upcoming community forums.

February Events

posted Jan 2, 2018, 12:52 PM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated Feb 12, 2018, 5:59 AM ]

- Mark your calendars!

2/5   Character Education Day

2/7   Success Assemblies

2/9   Interim Reports

2/13 PTO Meeting @ 4:00 p.m.

GLC Community Forum 6:00 HS Auditeria

2/14 Valentine Parties

2/19 No School - Presidents' Day

2/21 Spring Pictures

2/24 PTO Carnival

Attendance Matters

posted Oct 31, 2017, 6:50 AM by Jennifer Swindler

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- Every day and on time is the goal!  Did you know that students who miss school in kindergarten and 1st grade mave have trouble reading by the end of third grade. Whether the absences are consecutive or not, excused or not, they add up quickly and can cause your child to fall behind their peers in school. You can learn more about the impact of attendance in elementary grades with the infographic* below by attendanceworks.org.


posted Oct 31, 2017, 6:29 AM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated Oct 31, 2017, 6:30 AM ]

- Wednesday 11/1 is a late arrival day. And remember that Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend, so set your clocks back one hour on 11/5.

Attendance Matters!

posted Aug 31, 2017, 12:37 PM by Cortney Karshner-Rethmel   [ updated Oct 31, 2017, 6:27 AM by Jennifer Swindler ]

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During the entire month of September we will be celebrating the importance of being at school every day all day. Each week we will be look at grade level attendance percentages. The grade level with the best overall attendance percentage will receive a special prize each week!! We will be having a SPIRIT WEEK to kick off the attendance awareness month.

TUESDAY, September 5th: Hat Day- “Head for success with great attendance!”

WEDNESDAY, September 6th: Rock and Roll Day- “Thanks for rolling in on time today and every day!”

THURSDAY, September 7th: Hippy Day- “Be hip! Stay all day, every day!”

FRIDAY, September 8th: Super Hero Day- “Here Everyday Ready On Time!”

Please speak to your child about the importance of attendance not just in September but throughout the entire school year. We hope to have a lot of participation in spirit week. More details of the great activities and incentives for the rest of the month will be shared with students and families soon.

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