Winterset Community School District

Winterset Community School District The official page of the Winterset Community School District! This is only a supplement to share what's happening - not a source for all information or for questions - refer to our website for information or call the Admin Building for questions.

The Winterset Community School District (WCSD) is located in Madison County, Iowa, about 30 miles southwest of the state capital of Des Moines. WCSD is the largest employer in the city of Winterset, with 236 employees serving approximately 1,700 students in preschool through grade 12. WCSD was named a Top Workplace in Central Iowa, 2015 and 2016 Grade level structure - Elementary PreK-3, Middle School 4-6, Junior High 7-8, High School 9-12 1:1 Technology Program, grades 2-12 – All students are provided a high quality laptop to use as a learning tool during the school year. Teachers use a blend of traditional and technology infused lessons to engage 21st century learners. High Graduation Rate - Well above the state average of 92 percent, WCSD students complete their high school graduation requirements at a rate of more than 98 percent.

Mission: As a caring and committed learning community, we will empower all within our organization toward continuous learning, personal excellence and lifelong success.

Today’s “All You Need Is Love” student conference included more than 30 different breakout sessions, such as “Exploring ...
02/14/2020

Today’s “All You Need Is Love” student conference included more than 30 different breakout sessions, such as “Exploring Yoga” thanks to Lacey Howard! ❤️

More than 30 different breakout sessions today for our “All You Need Is Love” student conference! One including creating...
02/14/2020

More than 30 different breakout sessions today for our “All You Need Is Love” student conference! One including creating “Kindness Rocks” you may find around town!! ❤️

❤️ Happy Valentine’s Day from Winterset Schools! ❤️ Today we are celebrating with an “All You Need Is Love” student conf...
02/14/2020

❤️ Happy Valentine’s Day from Winterset Schools! ❤️ Today we are celebrating with an “All You Need Is Love” student conference, which kicked off with a keynote speaker and following with special breakout sessions and snacks!

WINTERSET SUPERINTENDENT SEARCHStakeholder Survey InvitationSurvey Link: https://tinyurl.com/WintersetSuptSurveyThe Wint...
02/14/2020
Winterset Superintendent Search

WINTERSET SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH
Stakeholder Survey Invitation

Survey Link: https://tinyurl.com/WintersetSuptSurvey

The Winterset School Board has hired Grundmeyer Leader Search to support the search for a new district superintendent. Current Superintendent, Dr. Susie Meade, has recently accepted a new position in northwest Iowa. The search will begin immediately and conclude with the hire of a new successful leader in early April, 2020.

Your feedback regarding what desired qualifications are most important for this position will ensure the hire is a good fit for your school district. The survey is anonymous unless you voluntarily provide your name or email on the survey. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey and provide direction for this important leadership position.

Superintendent hiring timeline:
Feb. 6-Feb. 16 Stakeholder Survey period
Feb. 7-March 8 Application period
March 23 School Board reviews candidate pool (closed session)
March 30 School Board interviews semifinalists (closed session)
April 13 Formal interviews with finalists

The Winterset School Board has hired Grundmeyer Leader Search to support the search for a new district superintendent. Current Superintendent, Dr. Susie Meade, has recently accepted a new position in northwest Iowa. The search will begin immediately and conclude with the hire of a new successful lea...

02/13/2020

Winterset Schools will be on a 2-hour late start today on Thursday, February 13th. No AM Preschool.

Dr. Lindsay Speer talked to Mrs. Purdy's advanced biology class about genetic conditions she sees in her occupation as a...
02/05/2020

Dr. Lindsay Speer talked to Mrs. Purdy's advanced biology class about genetic conditions she sees in her occupation as a veterinarian. Thanks for sharing your expertise with our students!

It is National School Counselor Appreciation Week, and all of us in WCSD are VERY thankful for everything you do for our...
02/05/2020

It is National School Counselor Appreciation Week, and all of us in WCSD are VERY thankful for everything you do for our students and staff in the WCSD! We are better because of YOU all! Thank you! 🙌💛🖤🙌

Iowa Association of School Boards
02/05/2020

Iowa Association of School Boards

Pictured: Winterset Community School District Superintendent Susie Meade explaining to the Senate Education Subcommittee how the district's therapeutic classroom benefits students. Thank you Susie for your advocacy!

Stay up to date with WCSD through the Beacon! The February Beacon is available at:https://www.winterset.k12.ia.us/site/h...
02/04/2020

Stay up to date with WCSD through the Beacon! The February Beacon is available at:

https://www.winterset.k12.ia.us/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=3546&dataid=13053&FileName=February%202020.pdf

01/17/2020

Due to the impending snowstorm, Winterset Schools will be closed today on Friday, January 17th. No activities.

01/15/2020

Due to the icy road conditions, Winterset Schools will begin school at 10:05 a.m. for today, Wednesday, January 15th. No AM practices. (Preschool doesn't meet on Wednesdays so will not be impacted.)

How about a night out, parents?!! And helping the WHS Jazz Choir while you're at it! Mark your calendars!
01/01/2020

How about a night out, parents?!! And helping the WHS Jazz Choir while you're at it! Mark your calendars!

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year! We are excited for all to come in 2020!To keep up to date with WCSD, check out the Ja...
12/31/2019

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year! We are excited for all to come in 2020!

To keep up to date with WCSD, check out the January Beacon at:https://www.winterset.k12.ia.us/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=3546&dataid=12906&FileName=January%202020.pdf

The WMS band caroled for students during lunches before winter break!
12/29/2019

The WMS band caroled for students during lunches before winter break!

A little holiday style show courtesy of the WHS Admin Team!
12/29/2019

A little holiday style show courtesy of the WHS Admin Team!

More photos from last week's Chamber Coffee in the new Admin building!
12/29/2019

More photos from last week's Chamber Coffee in the new Admin building!

This morning's ribbon cutting for the new Administrative Office!!! Thanks so much to everyone who came to celebrate! Rem...
12/20/2019

This morning's ribbon cutting for the new Administrative Office!!! Thanks so much to everyone who came to celebrate! Reminder: today's open house lasts until 3:30 p.m. so we'd love to have you join us still and check out the new building! (Located at 303 Wambold Drive next to Dollar General.)

Reminder! The new Administrative Office Open House is today!!! Join us for:8:30 a.m. Chamber Coffee9 a.m. Ribbon Cutting...
12/20/2019

Reminder! The new Administrative Office Open House is today!!! Join us for:

8:30 a.m. Chamber Coffee
9 a.m. Ribbon Cutting
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Open Reception

Located at 303 Wambold Drive next to Dollar General. Hope to see you there!

Two junior high elective textiles classes made doll clothes for four new 18-inch dolls! A total of 29 outfits were made ...
12/19/2019

Two junior high elective textiles classes made doll clothes for four new 18-inch dolls! A total of 29 outfits were made over a period of 2-1/2 weeks. Mrs. Mapes' HS child development students contributed funds to help purchase the dolls along with some other donors. The JH students practiced many sewing construction skills using a variety of fabrics. The students found out that making doll clothing can be challenging at times!

The students donated the dolls to CRISP. Program Director Amy Nolan visited to pick up the dolls and to share with the students how CRISP helps families. CRISP will be helping 225 kids this holiday season by coordinating a gift program for them!

In celebration of receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award, the middle school had a family-style lunch with tacos and th...
12/19/2019

In celebration of receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award, the middle school had a family-style lunch with tacos and the fixings today!

Today's dress-up day was also flannel and hat day!!! 🤠

Sending out a huge “THANK YOU!!!” to Kristi Allen for sewing bookmarks to put in our elementary's 'Cheap & Keep' library...
12/19/2019

Sending out a huge “THANK YOU!!!” to Kristi Allen for sewing bookmarks to put in our elementary's 'Cheap & Keep' library! Our students will ❤️❤️❤️ these!

Congratulations to all our new 2019 WHS Chapter Inductees of the National Honor Society!!! This includes: (Seniors)Peyto...
12/19/2019

Congratulations to all our new 2019 WHS Chapter Inductees of the National Honor Society!!!

This includes:
(Seniors)
Peyton Dick
Carson Fulcher
Justin Good
Katharine Halstrum
Kylene Hoven
Jillian Jacobsen
Rochelle Lopez
Alexis Lyon
Treyton Patterson

(Juniors)
Abigail Benshoof
Natalie Drake
Morgan Evans
Jackson Kimball
Samantha Lilly
Ava Lowden
Marlie McDonald
Sydney Sheffield
Morgan Wickman

And second photo - all of our new and current WHS NHS members! Way to go!!

Super excited about our next WCSD video project!  Winterset celebrities are reading books about kindness, being brave an...
12/18/2019

Super excited about our next WCSD video project! Winterset celebrities are reading books about kindness, being brave and courageous, and taking care of each other. Soon, we will release these for our students to view. Thanks to our amazing student videographer, Wes Pothoven!

Hope you'll join us for an Open House at the new Admin Building this Friday, December 20th!!! Located at 303 Wambold Dri...
12/18/2019

Hope you'll join us for an Open House at the new Admin Building this Friday, December 20th!!! Located at 303 Wambold Drive next to Dollar General.

8:30 a.m. Chamber Coffee
9 a.m. Ribbon Cutting
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Open Reception

This week kicking off the new Winterst Community School District Board (left to right): Vice President Jared McDonald, J...
12/13/2019

This week kicking off the new Winterst Community School District Board (left to right): Vice President Jared McDonald, Julie Knobloch, President Jeff Nicholl, Kirk Macumber and James Olson, in the new administration office's board room!

Join us for an Open House at the new Admin Building at 303 Wambold Drive on Friday, December 20th!!!
8:30 a.m. Chamber Coffee
9 a.m. Ribbon Cutting
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Open Reception

In last night's win, the Huskies took down the #1 rated team in 3A Norwalk as well as senior guard Easton Darling broke ...
12/11/2019

In last night's win, the Huskies took down the #1 rated team in 3A Norwalk as well as senior guard Easton Darling broke head coach Josh Henry’s school record for most points scored in a career! We have a new All-Time Leading Scorer! Congratulations, Huskies and Easton! 🏆

Here's a throwback! As we moved into the new admin building, this husky was found in the old middle school!
12/05/2019

Here's a throwback! As we moved into the new admin building, this husky was found in the old middle school!

KSIB Radio 101.3 FM
12/04/2019
KSIB Radio 101.3 FM

KSIB Radio 101.3 FM

In the news today: The Winterset Community School District has been keeping up their facilities and things are looking good.

The December Beacon is available at: https://www.winterset.k12.ia.us/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=35...
12/02/2019

The December Beacon is available at:

https://www.winterset.k12.ia.us/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=3546&dataid=12814&FileName=December%202019.pdf

Chris Adkins, Dallas County Naturalist, talking to Mrs. Purdy's students comparing and contrasting an owl's anatomy to t...
11/22/2019

Chris Adkins, Dallas County Naturalist, talking to Mrs. Purdy's students comparing and contrasting an owl's anatomy to the human anatomy. Chris is an amazing teacher with help from his barred owl friend!

Our All-State musicians who participated in All-State today at Iowa State University! #huskypride
11/22/2019

Our All-State musicians who participated in All-State today at Iowa State University! #huskypride

11/21/2019

FFA poinsettias are now for sale! Through December 12th, FFA members will be selling Tuesdays at Bomgaars from 4-7 PM and Thursdays at Fareway from 4-7 PM. There are a limited number of select varieties available!

Flu Shot Clinic - TOMORROW from 4-8 p.m. at the junior high!
11/20/2019

Flu Shot Clinic - TOMORROW from 4-8 p.m. at the junior high!

11/11/2019

Due to icy road conditions, Winterset Schools will be delayed 2 hours today - Monday, November 11.

Reminder: WMS Family Night is TONIGHT - hope to see you there!
11/07/2019

Reminder: WMS Family Night is TONIGHT - hope to see you there!

11/02/2019

With October results in, WMS staff and students have now counted 2,629,038 steps for their Wellness Wednesday Step Challenge!!! Way to go!!!

11/01/2019

Pediatrician Dr. Amy Kimball talking about symptoms and prevention tips for influenza (flu).

Save the dates (November 8-9) . . . it's sure to be another showstopper put on by the WHS Drama and Music Departments, R...
11/01/2019

Save the dates (November 8-9) . . . it's sure to be another showstopper put on by the WHS Drama and Music Departments, Roald Dahl's Matilda! If you haven't been to a recent production, treat yourself and go. Our students are uber talented!!!

Check out the WCSD November Beacon at: https://www.winterset.k12.ia.us/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=...
11/01/2019

Check out the WCSD November Beacon at:https://www.winterset.k12.ia.us/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=3546&dataid=12689&FileName=November%202019.pdf

Save the Date for WMS Family Night Out next week!
10/31/2019

Save the Date for WMS Family Night Out next week!

Dual Credit Comp 1 & 2 and Intro to Ed classes went to hear Oscar Vazquez speak at HyVee Hall today! DMACC brought him i...
10/30/2019

Dual Credit Comp 1 & 2 and Intro to Ed classes went to hear Oscar Vazquez speak at HyVee Hall today! DMACC brought him in through the ONE book program. Vazquez is featured in the book and movie, Spare Parts, which DMACC made available to dual enrollment students this year through their ONE book program.

These conservation club students were in charge of giving a skit at the Halloween Hike this past Saturday night! The top...
10/30/2019

These conservation club students were in charge of giving a skit at the Halloween Hike this past Saturday night! The topic of the skits was based on a crime scene at a dinner party. The skits taught how to use tracks, scat and feathers to determine what animals were there. Very cool!

10/30/2019

Grand total for the Winterset High School Band: 3 to the All-State Orchestra, 5 to the All-State Band, and 2 selected as Alternates to the All-State Band! A new school record! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻#huskypride

Hey, WHS Juniors and Seniors - interested in the trades as a career? Talk to the counselors at WHS about a great upcomin...
10/29/2019

Hey, WHS Juniors and Seniors - interested in the trades as a career? Talk to the counselors at WHS about a great upcoming opportunity to explore your future career. Apprenticeship Fair will be happening on November 22 in Des Moines!

The next generation of crime solvers in training in Mrs. Purdy's Bio Technology class! Groups set up scenarios and then ...
10/29/2019

The next generation of crime solvers in training in Mrs. Purdy's Bio Technology class! Groups set up scenarios and then classmates reviewed the evidence and solved the crimes. What an authentic way for students to put their learning to practice!!🔎🔬🔎

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110 West Washington Street
Winterset, IA
50273

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 16:00
Thursday 07:00 - 16:00
Friday 07:00 - 16:00

Telephone

+15154623010

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