School Supplies

posted Jun 28, 2018, 11:46 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, 11:38 AM by Jennifer Swindler

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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.

May Transition Events

posted May 1, 2018, 5:30 AM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated May 1, 2018, 5:46 AM ]

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Elementary Parents and students are invited to attend our Open House nights in May! You and your child(ren) will get a chance to see our elementary buildings and meet the teachers. Teachers for the 2018-19 will be at their new building so make sure to visit the school(s) your child(ren) will be attending in 2018-19.

Here’s the schedule for the 2018-2019 elementary buildings:
May 2 - East End (5th Grade) 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
May 3 - Holmes (K, 1st, & 2nd) and Denver (3rd, 4th) 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Kindergarten registration is well underway for next year's incoming students! We can’t wait to meet all of our kindergarten families at one of the orientation events at Holmes Elementary on May 7th for families (last names A-L) and May 15th (last names M-Z) starting at 6:30 pm. You're also invited to come to the Open House on May 3rd to see the building and meet the teachers.

On May 21st our students will have a chance to visit other elementary buildings and see their new digs! Students that will be attending a new building in 2018-19 will be bussed to that building to spend the morning and eat lunch. They’ll be able to meet the teachers and staff, tour the building, and participate in activities to help them feel comfortable in a new building.

Reminder: This info went home with students a couple weeks ago, along with a transportation survey. You can also complete the survey online.

Elementary News!

posted Apr 20, 2018, 5:53 AM by Jennifer Swindler

link to 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.

April 19, 2018 Newsletter

Spring Testing Schedule

posted Apr 2, 2018, 6:32 AM by Jennifer Swindler

link to testing schedule
- AIR testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades will begin on April 10th. The schedule and some helpful tips can be found at the link below:

Change of Plans Ahead

posted Feb 13, 2018, 10:32 AM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated Feb 13, 2018, 10:33 AM ]

change of plans for March 2
-Help us spread the word! March 2nd we were scheduled for a 2 hr late arrival, but that is being changed to an early dismissal. That is the same day we are hosting the SW Ohio District Wrestling Tournament in our Gym. Between 1 PM and 3 PM 2000-3000 fans, as well as 225 Wrestlers and Coaches, will be arriving for the 2 day event.

To avoid the traffic jam and problems getting buses and kids out after school, we will be changing the 2 hour late arrival to an early dismissal. Schools will start at their regular times. Please help us get the word out to all of our families as the date gets nearer.

3/2 WMS/WHS release time: 1:10 p.m.
3/2 Elementary release time: 2:15 p.m.

Forums and FAQs

posted Feb 12, 2018, 5:55 AM by Jennifer Swindler

posted Feb 9, 2018, 2:11 PM at

link to grade level centers page
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 Dec 4, 2017, 11:51 AM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated Feb 12, 2018, 6:01 AM ]

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- Mark your calendars!

2/3   Sweetheart Dance 5-7pm

2/9   Interim Reports

2/13 GLC Community Forum, HS Auditeria 6pm

2/14 PTO mtg 5:30pm

2/19 No School - Presidents' Day

2/21 GLC Forum #2 HS Auditeria 5:30pm

2/22 Family Cardboard Construction with
       Mr. Davis 6-8pm

2/28 Caught Doing Good Lunch;

       Mr. Davis' Art Club

November Events

posted Oct 31, 2017, 7:00 AM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated Nov 2, 2017, 1:31 PM by Vanessa Roe ]

- Get your calendars out and pencil in some time for East End Elementary.  Here are few dates for your November calendar.

11/1  Late Arrival
11/2  Parent/Teacher conferences
11/5  Daylight Savings - set clocks back 1 hour
11/6  Attendance Incentive 4-5:30
11/6-10 Book Fair
11/8  PTO meeting 5:30pm
11/9   Picture retakes
11/10 Veteran's Day Program 10:00-11 am 
11/10 Interims go home
11/14 Donuts with Dad 8:15-9am
11/22-24  Fall Break - no school
11/27 BOE meeting 7pm at Holmes Elementary
11/28 Caught Doing Good Lunch
11/30 Art Club with Mr. Davis

Attendance Matters

posted Oct 31, 2017, 6:53 AM by Jennifer Swindler   [ updated Oct 31, 2017, 6:54 AM ]

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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

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