WCS is truly the best, most supportive school family! Just over two weeks ago, we set a goal of raising $75,000 to do some campus upgrades this summer. You blew right past that goal to raise $118,537 in just 16 days! This means that we will be able to accomplish even more than we had planned around our campus. It has truly been amazing these last two weeks to watch you work together to reach class goals, and we appreciate the generous donors who made it happen. A special shout-out belongs to a number of donors who asked to sponsor children other than their own to make sure that every child received at least one prize.

Be on the lookout this summer for updates about what’s happening around campus and what we are upgrading in order to better serve our students and families

Boosterthon Update

You have done an amazing job supporting our annual Boosterthon fundraiser. Not only did you meet our goal–you’ve blown right past it!

We don’t have a final total to announce yet because high school pledges are open until Thursday. In fact, we’re opening a new challenge for high school students for the next few days. If any high school grade makes it to $4000 raised as a grade level, all students in that grade can participate in the inflatables on Thursday. Students from grade levels who don’t make it to $4000 but who meet the individual goal of $50 will still participate also.

Be on the lookout Friday for an announcement of the total raised! Thank you for all your support!

Order Spring Pictures

Wednesday, March 30, is spring picture day. We will be taking class photos of grades Kindergarten-8th grade, middle school and high school athletic photos, and cap and gown photos for kindergarteners and seniors.

Please see the order forms/instructions below for information on how to order your pictures.

Class Pictures

You may order your class picture ahead of time or within five days of March 30 for free shipping.

Athletic Pictures

If you want pictures of your athlete, it is very important that you order ahead of time. The photographer will only be taking individual photos of athletes who are on his pre-purchase list. Follow the instructions on the form below to place your order. Your student must show your online payment code to the photographer on picture day.

Cap and Gown Pictures

You will receive proofs and instructions for ordering a few weeks after cap and gown photos are taken. The form below tells you what packages are available to order when you get your order code.

Spring Portraits

Kindergarten-5th grade students will be taking spring portraits. Please follow the guidelines below for dressing your child for the pictures. You will receive proofs and information for ordering in a few weeks.

Elementary Dr. Seuss Week: February 28-March 4

“Green Eggs and Ham” Monday: Wear All Green! 

“Fox and Socks” and Top Hat Tuesday: Wear crazy socks and hats! 

Wacky Wednesday: Wear as many colors as you can, mixed up, backwards or inside out! Don’t forget your wacky hair too! 

“Oh, The Places You’ll Go” Thursday: Wear a college shirt or dress as your favorite career! 

“Sleep Book” Friday: Wear PJ’s

Spring Sports Tryouts

Tryouts for spring sports are coming up in the next few weeks. See the attached schedule for specific dates/times for tryouts. Please keep in mind that the student-athletes may only participate in one sport in a season. Questions about a specific sport should be directed to the coach listed on the attached spreadsheet.

Athletic Paperwork
If your student has not yet participated in a WCS sport and is planning to participate this season, please ensure all athletic paperwork is submitted to the athletic department as soon as possible. Below is a list of the required documents.
1. sport physical form
2. concussion form
3. NCISAA consent form
4. travel permission form
5. medical release form

Athletic Paperwork
Coaches are in the process of scheduling parent meetings for each sport/team to start the season. This post will be updated with dates/times as the meetings are scheduled.

Soccer: Parent meeting will be held on February 17 at 5:00 pm in the STEM building.

Baseball: TBD

Softball: TBD

Track and Field: TBD

Golf: TBD

Changes to Communication of Classroom Content

As we move into the spring semester, we are making changes that will benefit teachers, parents, and students alike.  In an attempt to streamline information, here’s where you can find communication of information from the classroom going forward:

  • RenWeb
    • Assignments and due dates
    • Homework
    • Weekly schedules
  • Google Classroom
    • Will not contain weekly schedules nor daily lesson plans
    • An extension of the classroom, like a communication forum and project board
    • Class announcements

Freshman and Sophomore Class Trip

Freshman and Sophomore Parents,

It’s time to start planning for the annual spring trips! A few years ago, we began taking educational trips in the spring semester with all high school grades. Unfortunately, we were not able to go last year due to so many travel restrictions and places closed because of COVID. We are looking forward to the opportunity to resume our trips this spring.

This year, freshmen and sophomores will be going together, as we are able to lower the cost of the trip per person by taking a larger group of students. A specific itinerary will be given in the spring once details are finalized, but here is an overview of what will take place on the trip.

Destination: Cincinnati, OH/Kentucky

Date: Week of February 28-March 4

  • Monday: Travel and college visit, overnight stay near college campus (which college we will be visiting is yet to be determined)
  • Tuesday: Travel and visit to the Newport Aquarium in Cincinnati
  • Wednesday: Creation Museum
  • Thursday: Ark Encounter
  • Friday: Travel home

Cost: ~$700 (The exact cost will be determined after we know how many students are going on the trip, but it should not exceed $700. Parents attending the trip will pay the same amount as the students.)

This trip is a curricular activity intended to supplement classroom instruction by providing a hands-on educational experience. Students who do not attend the class trip will be expected to attend school that week to complete virtual activities to complement the experience their classmates are receiving on the trip. Students not in attendance on the trip or at school will receive unexcused absences from school.

Please complete and return the below form to Mrs. Anderson no later than Friday, December 10. A $50 deposit is due at the same time for anybody attending the trip. 

Questions about the trip may be directed to Mrs. Anderson at sanderson@waynechristian.org.