Welcome Back to the 2018-2019 School Year! It's great to be back in session again!
The strong tradition of student achievement continues here at WCS. This year, Business First ranked Whitesville Elementary School 38th out of 255 elementary schools across Western New York. Our middle school moved up 16 places from last year and stands at 45th out of 191 middle schools. The high school moved up 17 places and ranks 41st out of 134 high schools. Overall, the district ranks 41st out of 96 in Western New York. State tests are certainly not the full measure of student success but they are an indicator of the work that we need to continue to do so that all of our students meet with success. This important work is only possible with the hard work and dedication of faculty, staff and parents. It is a true community effort.
In the past three years, we have begun to shift our mission and vision to align with 21st Century goals which will prepare our students for the careers of the future. We have invested time, resources and staff development in teaching our students to think critically, work collaboratively and problem-solve. Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math (STEAM) are content areas that also promote these skills. Bringing science and STEAM back into the elementary classrooms is helping to broaden our student's experiences. The Capital Project that will officially take place in the spring and summer of 2019 will update our technology space and a majority of the high school wing, These enhancements will allow us to offer hands-on, practical STEAM courses at that level.
We are looking forward to another great year at WCS. If you ever have questions or concerns please contact me at anytime.