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Department Information

341 S Nelson Ave
Wilmington, OH 45177

Phone: (937) 382-1641
Director: Nicole Quallen, ext 7492, email         
Secretary: Karen Merkle, ext 7494, email

Ohio Dept of Education and Workforce

Learning in Ohio

Our goal at WCS is to develop in all students the knowledge and skills needed to become productive citizens in the global community. We challenge each student with a rigorous, relevant, and stimulating curriculum in a safe and caring environment.

Whether they plan to go on to higher learning, enter the military, attend a trade school, or join the workforce after graduation, our students will have the knowledge and skills to navigate their future. Learn more about Ohio's Educational System from the Department of Education and Workforce.

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Ohio's Learning Standards

Ohio has set learning standards, content area standards, and graduation requirements that WCS follows. To learn more about what your child will be learning at WCS, just click a grade level or content area listed below.

Why 3rd Grade Reading is So Important

Ohio's 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee

To learn more about Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee, we encourage parents to check out the resources provided by the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce available at the link below. You can also learn more by viewing the video they provide. (3rd Grade Reading Guarantee)

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Elementary Literacy Program

The literacy program in our elementary schools is based on the research from the National Reading Panel (NRP). Every day students have multiple opportunities to learn essential literacy skills identified by the NRP. These skills include phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and most importantly comprehension. Students work with books at and above their reading level with varying levels of support, so that they experience success while encountering great children's literature.

Our literacy program also values writing. Our classrooms provide opportunities daily for students to practice and enhance their writing skills. They learn both the craft and mechanics of writing starting in kindergarten, and they continue to work on those skills each year.

New State Mandated Instruction

Visit our Student Wellness page for information on new State mandated instruction for Erin's Law (Senate Bill 288) and the SAVE Students act (House Bill 123). We provide information on each requirement and the curriculum that was selected from the list provided by the State. Parents are encouraged to review the information so that they can make an informed decision of whether or not they want to opt-out of that instruction.

Student Wellness - State Mandated Instruction and Opt-Out forms

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