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Friday, May 24, 2013

Trauma Information Resource for Parents

Due to the events that have occurred this week and over the course of this school year, we wanted to share this resource with you which was shared with us by one of our mental health therapists.
Traumatic events can overwhelm a child and his or her capacity to cope. Wawasee Community School Corporation recognizes the pervasiveness of trauma and is committed to providing trauma informed support services in order to meet our students' emotional needs as well as managing their physical symptoms.
The following website has helpful information for you as parents as you pursue conversations with your child about the events of this year.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

WCSC Bus Accident

Four Wawasee Community School Corporation school buses were involved in an accident after school today. The buses were transporting home Wawasee High School and Wawasee Middle School students.

Some students were transported to a hospital either by bus or ambulance, and a bus driver was air lifted from Wawasee Middle School. The rest of the students were transported by bus to Wawasee Middle School where health care workers checked on them, and a staging area was set up for parents to pick up their students.  At this time, we do not know the extent of students' injuries.

Students' possessions were taken off of the buses and will be kept in a secure area and then returned to students or parents on Thursday. If your student was involved in the accident, please feel free to contact your student's school tomorrow if you have additional questions.  

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Wawasee High School Named 4-Star School

Wawasee Community School Corporation is pleased to announce that Wawasee High School has been named an Indiana Four Star School for 2013.  We congratulate the efforts of students, staff members, administrators, and parents on this achievement!

The following is a May 13, 2013, press release from the Indiana Department of Education:

Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz Announces 4-Star Schools for 2013

Indianapolis - Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announced Indiana's 4 Star schools for 2013 today. In order to achieve this designation, a school must be in the top 25th percentile of schools in ISTEP+ testing results. A total of 313 schools received the award throughout the state.
Superintendent Ritz congratulated these schools today. "I am honored to name these schools as our Four Star Schools for this year," said Ritz. "Winning this award required excellent work by teachers, administrators, students and parents throughout the year and on behalf of the entire Indiana Department of Education I send them my sincere congratulations."
A complete list of the schools that received the award is listed below.