Wilmington High School has thriving Agricultural Education program. Our FFA Chapter has 93 active AET students that are developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.
We have 22 athletic teams in grades 7-12 that serve over 450 students. We retain quality coaches that are a mix of strong community members and district staff members. Our athletic teams are proud members of the Southern Buckeye Athletic and Academic Conference. Our goal as an athletic department is to teach the values of teamwork, pride, respect, commitment, work ethic, sportsmanship and develop the proper winning attitude. It is our hope that through participation in Hurricane Athletics, student athletes will adopt these guidelines and develop a positive winning attitude that will carry over into different aspects of their lives.
Fine and Performing Arts
WCSD students have access to the arts at all levels of education. General Music and Art classes are offered K-5. Instrumental Music (Band) and Choir are offered to students starting in the 6th Grade. At WHS, students are offered courses in Music (Band, Choir, and general music courses), Theatre, and Art. Wilmington City Schools has been recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants as a “Best Community for Music Education” for several years running. Follow these links to the programs websites:
Peer Autism Team
Students are trained by the District Autism Team on ASD characteristics. The students then utilize their learning with students who are identified. Planned activities during the day and extracurricular events are organized to help build relationships and connections to the school. Most recently, our Peer Autism Team learned how to incorporate our new Buddy Benches into their outreach to students.
Project Lead the Way
From launching space explorations to delivering safe, clean water to communities, engineers find solutions to pressing problems and turn their ideas into reality. PLTW Engineering empowers students to step into the role of an engineer, adopt a problem-solving mindset, and make the leap from dreamers to doers. The program’s courses engage students in compelling, real-world challenges that help them become better collaborators and thinkers. Students take from the courses in-demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take.
Our program is a satellite partnership between WCS and Great Oaks Career Campuses. We have courses in all grade levels that explore different disciplines in the engineering field. We had our first four-year program graduates in 2019 with a class of 12 students. There are currently 132 students enrolled in the program.
Wilmington City Schools is a GSuite district currently supporting over 3000 chrome devices district wide.
Each elementary building is equipped with Chromebook carts that allow all students an opportunity to use a device. Denver Elementary has 15 carts, East End has 12 carts, Holmes has 6 carts, and every classroom has 5 chromebooks. Holmes k-1 students also have access to 20 android tablets.
At Wilmington Middle School, WCS currently deploys twenty-four Chromebook carts which totals one cart per core classroom. The ratio of students to Chromebooks is nearly 1:1.
At Wilmington High School, the district began its 1:1 Chromebook initiative in the 2016-17 school year. This means that every individual student at Wilmington High School has a personal Chromebook for his/her educational needs. Students have the opportunity to take the device home each night to extend their learning.
Chromebooks enable students to learn at school or on-the-go. We call this Anytime/Anywhere learning. The devices boot up in less than 8 seconds and have over 10 hours of battery life, making them ideal for schools.
To support this large undertaking, Wilmington High School implemented a Chromebook Help Desk called the Cane Tech Squad. This organization is a student-run computer support program where students and teachers can get technology help throughout the school day. Some of the services they provide are as follows: Chromebook Loaners, Chromebook Repair, Chromebook Secure Charging Station, Google Apps for Education support, Teacher Tech Support, and Student Tech Project Support.