Dear Williamstown Independent Families,
Happy December! It is hard to believe the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year is ending. Also hard to believe is the winter weather we have already experienced. Due to already missing one day, school WILL BE in session on Tuesday, February 19, which was originally a scheduled day off.
Please review our winter weather guidelines located on our website so you will be up to date on possible school closers or delays. It is always my hope we do not experience an interruption to the instructional process, but student and staff safety is always the number one priority.
During the first semester, students made notable achievements in and out of the classroom and the staff continues to work hard carrying out our mission of Engaging, Educating, and Empowering All Students. Currently, our students are taking their winter STAR assessment so we can make necessary adjustments to instruction and therefore maximize learning for all students. Basketball and cheerleading are in full swing and I encourage you to attend some games to support our Demons and Lady Demons. They always give their best on the court and represent our district well.
Please take note of some events taking place before the holiday break. These include:
- December 3-5: Santa Shop for Williamstown Elementary.
- December 7: 4th and 5th Grade Choir Performance- 6 PM in the high school cafeteria. Cookies and Cocoa will be served.
- December 14: Special Christmas Luncheon for Williamstown Elementary.
- December 16: Williamstown Band of Spirit Christmas Concert- 2:30 in the High School Gym.
- December 17: 3rd-5th Grade Musical Performance- High School Gym at 6:30 PM.
- December 18-19: Semester Exams for High School Students
Christmas Break is December 20-January 2. We will return to school for the second semester on Thursday, January 3. During the break, my wish is that you are awarded an opportunity to enjoy time with the ones you love the most.
Before you go your various ways for the holidays, I want to sincerely thank each of you for the contribution you make to the success of the Williamstown Independent School District. Because of your support, we are able to work towards our vision of Preparing Students for Productive Citizenship.
May the holiday season ahead be peaceful and enjoyable. Many wishes for a Happy New Year filled with good health and wonderful memories. I look forward to seeing what is in store for our district in 2019.
With Demon Pride,