WCSC Announcements

  • The next West Central School Corporation board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 6th at 7:30 P.M.
    Budget Work Session at 6:30 P.M.
  • Are you doing your part?  
    Click here for a message from the Public Health Department.

  • West Central School Corporation is Honored to Welcome

    Rachel's Challenge

    August 24th

    Admission is Free
      
    Rachel's Challenge is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious organization based in Littleton, Colorado. This is a powerful program honoring Rachel Joy Scott who was the first student killed during the horrible tragedy at Columbine High School in 1999.
    Rachel's Challenge is a series of student empowering programs and strategies that equip students and adults to combat bullying and any feelings of isolation and despair by creating a culture of kindness and compassion. The programs are based on the writings and life of 17 year-old Rachel Scott who was the first student killed at Columbine High School in 1999. Rachel left a legacy of reaching out to those who were different, who were picked on by others, or who were new at her school. Shortly before her death she wrote,
    "I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go."
    Rachel's Challenge was started by Rachel's dad and stepmom, Darrell and Sandy Scott when they realized that the writings and drawings Rachel left not only had an impact on her friends and classmates, but also resonated with students around the world. Although Rachel was a typical teenager who even wrote about her "ups and downs," she had a passion and conviction that she would someday change the world. The Scott family knew her story and passion had to be told to inspire others to make their world a better place.
    More than 18 million people have been touched by Rachel's message, and they continue the legacy of making a difference in their communities. Each year at least 2 million more people are added to that number. These are just a couple of the results of Rachel's Challenge. In one survey, 78% more students indicated they would definitely intervene in a bullying incident in their school after seeing Rachel's Challenge. In a recent 24 month period, Rachel's Challenge received more than 450 emails from students who indicated that they changed their mind about taking their own life after hearing Rachel's Challenge.
    Program Description:  Conveyed through stories from Rachel's life and writings, Rachel's Challenge shows the profound positive impact we can have on those around us. Rachel's Challenge demonstrates to the listener the power of deliberately reaching out in word and action to others to start what Rachel called "a chain reaction of kindness and compassion".
    Outcomes:  Rachel's Challenge motivates the individual to consider where they are personally in relation to the five challenges. It also prompts the listener to reflect on their relationship with and impact on the people around them. Additionally, Rachel's Challenge renews the participants hope that their life has purpose through service to others. Rachel's story gives participants permission to start their own chain reaction of kindness and compassion, which positively affects school climate.
     You can learn more about this wonderful organization at

    Students will take part in age appropriate assemblies during the day.  Please talk with your students about this program and what it means to them and those around them. Please attend the evening event which is recommended for adults or students 12+.
    Be the example in your child's life!
  • bronze best high schoolsWCHS is awarded the 2014 Bronze Status.  The U.S. News and World Report 2014 Best High Schools rankings, released May, 2014, can help parents identify standout schools in their state, as well as those that excel nationally. U.S. News analyzed more than 31,200 public high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and has published data on more than 19,400, including student demographics and results on state exams and Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests.

    U.S. News teamed up with American Institutes for Research, a D.C.-based organization, to evaluate schools in three phases. The first two steps looked at overall student performance on state-mandated assessments, as well as how effectively schools educated their black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students. The third stage of the evaluation used participation in and performance on AP and IB exams to evaluate how well schools prepared students for college-level course work.

    In the national rankings, 500 high schools earned gold medals, 1,519 took home silver and 2,688 were awarded bronze.

    West Central High School was awarded Bronze School status. For more information, click HERE
  • The West Central School Corporation is soliciting donations to the West Central Educational Foundation for this year's scholarships. Each year, an average of almost 30 seniors receive scholarships through the generosity of donations to the WC Educational Foundation.

    We are hoping you will support this very worthwhile project. If you are interested in donating, please click on this link.

    Thank you!
  • The West Central School Corporation Communicator is a newsletter published four times per year and circulated throughout the WCSC school community.
     
    Click to download the LATEST copy of the WCSC Communicator in pdf form.  Past copies of the Communicator can be found on the Document Manager page of this website.

    Click
     to download the LATEST 3-month activity calendar.

    Past editions of the Communicator, as well as daily and weekly announcements, can be found on the Document Library.
  • Each year our K-12 students are asked to take a variety of formal assessments in addition to the usual tests and quizzes given at the classroom level.  These assessments include those adopted locally that are used to help us make better decisions about how to meet our students’ educational needs as well as those mandated by the state of Indiana.  Please click here to learn more about the assessments given at each grade level.
  • West Central School Corporation Nurse Arlene Metzger has released the following information concerning immunizations for the school year 2013-2014. Check here for latest updates and Information on immunization requirements.

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West Central School Corporation
Mr. Don Street, Superintendent
117 E. Montgomery St.
PO Box 578
Francesville,IN  47946

V:  219-567-9161
F:  219-567-9761

“Encourage Every Student, Every Day” • Engage - Empower - Educate

West Central High School is an Indiana Four Star School
Congratulations to West Central High School for achieving Four Star status by the Indiana Department of Education!

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Educational services, programs, instruction, and facilities will not be denied to anyone in the West Central School Corporation
as the result of his or age, race, color, national origin, sex, or handicapped condition.