WCS Students Invited To Parent Conferences

Next month’s Parent-Teacher conferences at Waterville Junior-Senior High School will include the students.


WCS Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Spring told WCS Board of Education members at their meeting last week that students will be invited to the meeting. “We think for our secondary students this will be beneficial,’’ she said.


Board members met for a little over an hour last week. At the beginning of the meeting members of the High School Student Council and Waterville Teachers Association presented each Board member with a gift and cupcakes to thank them for their volunteer service to the District.


Spring said Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES earned awards in a Public Relations contest. Two of those were for WCS entries: the photo of Memorial Park School students on the cover of the school calendar and an infographic on taxes.


The District will be getting a new part-time Communications Specialist next month. Spring said part of that person’s duties will be exploring if a new website is needed for the District.


Spring said feedback received is that the District is communicating too much through ParentSquare with too many messages each day. She and Board members discussed options such as a daily bulletin to reduce the number of messages.


MPS Principal Karen Hinderling said she sends a newsletter to parents once a month and one to staff each week. Teachers send out communications daily or weekly.


Board members said ParentSquare can be set to provide just one notification a day listing all messages.


Members of the District’s Crisis Response Team attended training at BOCES. The District will develop a plan to respond to a crisis.


The external audit by D’Arcangelo and Co. is finished and will be reviewed…



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