The Wawascene was created by Dr. Mark Stock, former Superintendent of the Wawasee Community School Corporation. Due to its local popularity, Dr. Stock has left the blog site to future Wawasee administrators.
Friday, December 14, 2012
The terrible tragedy which occurred at a school in Connecticut today saddens and scares us all. We hope that you sit down with your child, of whatever age, to talk about this random and senseless event. Then, give them a hug!
Our Wawasee School mental health therapists are developing a plan for primary, intermediate, middle, and high school teachers, administrators, and staff members to use Monday in helping our students (your children) deal with this tragedy. We'll review our school safety plans at Wawasee, talk about the need for locking school doors during the day, and work to reassure and instill trust that has been shaken by today's events.
It is so sad that we have to deal with yet another situation where innocent children and those who work with them are victims.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
WHS Teacher Dan Bauer gave a report about the culinary program, WHS Assistant Principal Mike Schmidt and students Stephanie Camargo and Shelby Swartz informed the board of the upcoming coat and blanket drive, and WHS teachers Mike Malcolm, Nancy Rehling, Sallie Hoy, and Ryan Edgar reported with Dr. Bob Cockburn on the use of NWEA data to drive instruction.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
- Tuesday, November 13 - Dollar General in Milford from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Thursday, November 15 - New Market in North Webster from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Saturday, November 17 - New Market in Syracuse from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
- Wawasee test scores were 1% lower in 2011-2012.
- Any dip in test scores results in a drop of at least a letter grade from the state.
- The state grading scale for schools changed to A=4, B=3.5, C=3, D=2, F=1. The grading scale we grew up with was A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0.
- The state changed their grading scale and implemented letter grade deductions for dips in scores causing more schools statewide to have lower grades.
- Wawasee is teaching the common core state standards curricula used by over 40 states. Indiana is still testing over the old state standards curricula.
- Wawasee appealed state grades at every school except Wawasee High School. We remain uncertain withe the validity of the state's data. Two Kosciusko County schools dropped from A's to C's and had higher scores than a school which declined and remained an A grade.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology offers a free homework hotline for help with math and science homework for students in grades 6-12. They offer help Sunday-Thursday from 7:00 p.m - 10:00 p.m. (EST) at their toll free number 1-877-ASK-ROSE (1-877-275-7673). You may also visit their website at http://www.askrose.org.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wawasee Middle School &
Wawasee High School/Wawasee Academy
Mon., Aug. 6 • Noon – 7 P.M.
Tues., Aug. 7 • Noon – 7 P.M.
Milford School, Syracuse Elementary, & North Webster Elementary
Thurs., Aug. 2 • Noon – 7 P.M.
Mon., Aug. 6 • Noon – 7 P.M.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
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Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Friday, April 06, 2012
- North Webster School: Grades 4 & 5
- Syracuse School: Grades 4 & 5
- Milford School: Grades 7 & 8
- Wawasee Middle School: Grades 7 & 8
Friday, March 23, 2012
Froggy 102.7 Charity Basketball Event
Join us for a fun-filled evening featuring the crazy antics of the Frogtrotters!
Monday, March 26, 2012
Syracuse Elementary School
FREE– Admission is by donation
FUN—PRIZES AND SPECIAL GUESTS!
All proceeds benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Please click HERE for more information!
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Monday, March 05, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Recently there have been questions about how head lice are handled within our schools. We regret that this has happened. We wanted to make sure you are educated as far as how we handle lice here at Wawasee, which is consistent with many schools across the state. Wawasee nurses follow the guidelines given by the Indiana Department of Education. The IDOE recommendation to schools is to follow guidelines which are based on science. At Wawasee we follow the Harvard School guidelines. A copy of those guidelines may be found on the corporation web site under Health Services.
As school nurses, we want to reassure you that we have and will continue to go beyond those guidelines and work with lice situations on a case-by-case basis. We address any lice we know about, as we aren't always told by parents. The great majority of parents pick up their children from school and address the situation at home. A few cases are handled by our school nurses. We have and loan out Robi-Combs for use by parents. Lice and live eggs are shocked and killed by the Robi-Combs. If properly used, the Robi-Combs allow students to return to class on the same day. Wawasee nurses also will use the Robi-Combs and treat students in the clinic prior to sending them back to class. Follow-up treatment by parents is expected, but can't be mandated. Our nurses conduct follow-up checks, just like we have always done. Extreme lice cases may be referred to the county board of health for assistance and/or child protective services for further action.
Please know that head lice are not a health issue. Lice do not carry or spread disease. Lice are a very emotional nuisance! Most children have an instance of lice sometime in their early childhood or elementary school years, meaning most of us reading this have some emotional memories about this topic. I'm guessing that most of us are scratching our heads right now just reading about lice!
At WCSC we are looking at and trying some options involving head lice. We are fortunate to have individual student lockers in our elementary schools for most students. The PTO in at least one school purchased household wastebasket liners to hold children's coats in common closets for those children who don't have individual lockers. Separating coats and personal apparel items helps, although most lice transmissions are head-to-head ones. A few individual student lockers at each elementary school are now available for use by children in classes that have only common coat closets. Use of those lockers will be worked out by the school nurse and parents. We are working with public health professionals to look at other options.
If you have questions about lice, please contact your school nurse. Our caring school nurses do a great job handling the many needs of our children. Any follow-up situations get referred to the head school nurse. We'll continue working together to keep an inevitable problem to a minimum.
Myra Alexander, RN
(for the Wawasee Nurses)
Friday, January 13, 2012
Saturday, January 07, 2012
The data collection is open now until midnight on Friday, January 20, 2012.
Note: While we will receive the results from the survey, the results will not be broken out for how our local community members responded.
To access the survey, click HERE.