Enrollment Changes for Next School Year
It is always good for our school district to take the time to revisit our services we provide for you and your students. We continue to work hard at providing our students a top notch education. Changes we make will focus around our district Vision Statement, “Empowering a community of lifelong learners.” We continue to strive to meet this vision.
PowerSchool is a tool we provide to help you to monitor your student’s grades, attendance, lunch balances etc. You no longer have to wait for parent teacher conference or a phone call from school to obtain information about your student. If you haven’t already, please take the time to log into PowerSchool to view your student’s grades. If you need help getting into PowerSchool, please call the office of your student’s school if you need assistance.
As we continue moving forward, we are looking at online enrollment. Currently we have open enrollment, one day in August, and depending when you come to the school to enroll, the wait might be long. With online enrollment, there is no waiting. We are exploring this option for the upcoming school year. We realize that not everyone will want to utilize this option; therefore we would continue to have an enrollment day for a while. We will be moving towards doing everything online at a later date.
Changes can be worrisome and in some cases, frustrating. I also know standing in line and waiting to enroll can be just the same. We are excited to look at other options to simplify the enrollment process. Be looking for new and exciting changes for the upcoming school years.
Notes from the Superintendent:
I am pleased to announce Jason Townsend as the 2014-2015 Wellsville Elementary Principal. He will be replacing Mr. Renoud who has guided our students and staff for the past 12 years as WES Principal.
Mr. Townsend comes highly recommended by his current Principal and Superintendent. He has taught at Mulvane Elementary school for the past 7 years. The last two years he has worked with Wichita State University and Mulvane Schools as an intern for their Principal. With Mr. Townsend’s experience and his knowledge of curriculum the hiring committee felt he was a perfect fit for Wellsville Elementary. He is very personable and will bring positive challenges to WES.
Mr. Townsend has a family with two young children. He and his wife are both teachers, so education is in their blood. They are looking forward to moving to area and becoming part of the Wellsville community.
This spring, I hope to have an evening for the community to meet Mr. Townsend and his family. He is excited to come to Wellsville and I look forward to working with him in this most important role as principal of WES.
USD 289, Superintendent