District Dispatch May 2020
COVID-19 HAS AFFECTED EVERYTHING
COVID-19 has affected our district financially, educationally, and our historical end of the year academic celebrations. COVID-19 has and is going to cause major challenges in all areas of operations of WCUSD#15. Together our two Villages are resilient and will be able to successfully navigate through COVID-19.
I feel it is important to take the time and reflect on the positives of WCUSD#15.
WCUSD#15 Zero Tax Rate Change Facility Plan:
One Hundred Percent Need; Zero Percent Tax Rate Change; Benefits All Families
Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the registered voters and the residents of Williamsville and Sherman CUSD#15 will be asked to approve a proposal to provide funding for the WCUSD#15 Zero Tax Rate Change Facility Plan.
In schools that thrive in communities such as ours, we educate the students of each other’s neighbors, friends, and family members. Such close-knit relationships result in high expectations for our schools as well as the educational programming and services we provide, and justifiably so. The WCUSD#15 Zero Tax Rate Change Facility Plan is a way for the communities of Williamsville and Sherman to provide opportunities for our students, enhance, upgrade, and build district facilities so that our students may learn in a quality educational environment for many years to come.
WCUSD#15 Facility Bond Referendum March 17, 2020
Frequently Asked Questions
We all play an important role in the investment in education. Education is a long-term investment and an investment for the future. Our villages’ investment is the children of WCUSD#15. We owe them the opportunity to chase their dreams and become model citizens for the future. We believe all people benefit from an educated society. The stakeholders in the villages of Sherman and Williamsville can be an active part of the investment. It takes all of us to invest in KIDS!
Just The Facts!
Five Facts about WCUSD#15’s
Zero Tax Rate Change Bond Proposal
1.) All school buildings will be improved.
In order to create and increase student opportunities with classroom additions, keep abreast of best practices in education with STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) labs and renovated instructional spaces, and make needed investments in district fine arts and athletic facilities, all schools in the Williamsville Sherman CUSD #15 district will be improved. This proposal will maintain our district’s commitment to providing the highest quality educational experience our children need and our families expect.
Illinois 5Essentials Survey to Improve Student Learning & WCUSD#15 Facility Plan
Students, parents, and teachers weigh in on school climate and learning conditions
Williamsville Schools will join the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides a unique opportunity for teachers, students, and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. Teachers, students, and parents will be asked to take a 10-minute research-based survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s learning environment. This survey will also be an important chance for schools to reflect on progress since last year’s inaugural statewide implementation.
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District Dispatch November 14, 2019
IT’S TIME TO GIVE THANKS
As the Holiday Season approaches, I believe it would be a good time to recognize the people who make sure our students are safe, educated, and supported in our school district. As your Superintendent, I would like to publicly “THANK” the following groups who challenge and inspire the students of WCUSD#15.
WCUSD#15 Facility Vision Plan Open House Invitation
Over the past two years, the WCUSD#15 Board of Education, Community Members, Teachers, and Administrators have been meeting to create a vision for improving WCUSD#15 schools and facilities. From these focus group meetings,a WCUSD#15 Facility Vision Plan was created.
District Dispatch September 12 2019
SCHOOL SAFETY A TOP PRIORITY
As part of the educational process, we need to plan, practice, prepare, and educate the community and students of the importance of school security. We are very fortunate to live in communities which are great places to raise kids. For the most part, we are very sheltered from society’s ills, and crime is not something we often witness or are exposed to. Consequently, we tend to take for granted the comforts given to us by living in such quiet communities, easily forgetting the importance of being diligent in maintaining safe practices.
District Dispatch August 2019
Welcome Back To A New 2019-2020 School Year
Welcome back Bullets and Bee Bees! I hope you enjoyed a summer vacation or time off filled with fun and exciting memories with your family, friends, and loved ones. Each school year starts a new chapter and new choices in everyone’s lives. Everyone has the opportunity for a fresh new start, to make a change, challenge themselves, and set new personal goals. Everyone is undefeated!
District Dispatch May 2019
Time to Celebrate & Best Wishes Class of 2019
May 6-10 is Teacher Appreciation Week. On behalf of the WCUSD#15 Board of Education, I would like to personally thank all the WCUSD#15 teachers for what they do every day for our students. The teacher is the most important variable in the classroom, and our teachers unselfishly meet this challenge daily.
APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS
Due to the historical lack of a State of Illinois linear school funding payment schedule
over the past several years, WCUSD#15 has been deficit spending, spending reserves,
reducing programs, and being expected to do more with less revenue, while at the same
time trying to balance responsibilities to the tax payer and create opportunities for
students and staff. For a district with cash flow problems and the inability to borrow
money, WCUSD#15 faces financial challenges.
BUILDING THE BRIDGE
School to community relations is key to educational success for our district’s students. Building a bridge from home to your student’s classroom is an important connection for communication and active community involvement in our schools. Students and parents have an important voice in their education. Collaborating, communicating, and working with teachers is vital to a positive learning environment.
For the 2019-2020 school year WCUSD#15 is implementing residency checks for all new students entering the district, all Kindergarten students entering SES, all 5th grade students entering WJHS, and all 9th grade students entering WHS. The Williamsville-Sherman School District is asking parents and guardians who plan to enroll their upcoming K, 5th, and/or 9th grade children for the 2019-2020 school year to provide residency documentation.
Williamsville-Sherman CUSD #15
800 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693
|25 May 12:00AM|
Memorial Day Holiday - No School Day
|27 May 12:00AM|
Early Dismissal - Last Student Day* - SES 11:00; Williamsville 11:30
|27 May 12:00AM|
WHS - End of 2nd Semester
|28 May 12:00AM|
Teacher In-Service - No Student Attendance*
|09 Jun 06:30PM - 07:30PM|
|15 Jun 06:30PM - 07:30PM|
|14 Jul 06:30PM - 07:30PM|
|20 Jul 06:30PM - 07:30PM|
|03 Aug 06:30PM - 07:30PM|
|08 Aug 10:00AM - 12:00PM|
JH Girls Junior High Softball vs Glenwood MS (A & B)