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Kindergarten Screening Announcement

Please click on the news article headline for information concerning kindergarten screening.

Operation Street Smart Presentation Scheduled

Please click the news story headline for information about the Operation Street Smart Presentation in the Performing Arts Center on March 31.

Preschool Screening Announced

Wadsworth City Schools Jump Start Preschool is now scheduling for its annual screening for typically developing peers for the 2020-2021 school year. Screening will consist of two required appointments, occurring on different dates. Children will be screened on skills in the following areas: social, emotional, behavioral, pre-academic (letters, numbers, shapes, etc), attention to task and fine motor (writing, cutting, etc). Children must easily separate from caregivers, follow simple two-step directions, complete adult-directed tasks, and demonstrate age-appropriate language skills. All peers must be toilet-trained and turn three years of age by the first day of school. Screened children must live in the Wadsworth City School District and be accompanied to the screening by a parent/guardian.


Our preschool program consists of half-day morning or afternoon sessions, occurring Mondays through Thursdays. The classrooms consist of both students with identified needs and typically developing peers. 

If you are interested in having your child screened, please call the Department of Student Services at (330) 335-1316 to schedule for January 24, 2020. A second appointment for February 21 will then be made with parents.

Vape Education Program

A vape education program was conducted at Wadsworth High School on the evening of November 7, 2019.  Please click on the news story title to access a video link of the recorded program.

Cardboard Challenge Wadsworth Cardboard Challenge

Information on the upcoming Cardboard Challenge may be viewed by clicking on the news story title.

Message from Superintendent Hill

Click on the news story headline for a message from Superintendent Hill.

Important Information Regarding the 2019-2020 School Year


Please click on the news story headline to read further about important information regarding the 2019-2020 school year.


Books Lawn Literacy on the Lawn 2019

Literacy on the lawn is back this summer! 

Summer Camps 2019 Coding & STEM Camps 2019

Registration for our Summer Camps is now open for Public School Students from Wadsworth, Barberton, and Norton!

Registration for STEM Camp will CLOSE FRIDAY JUNE 14th, 2019 at 4:00 PM.


Message from Superintendent Hill

Message sent 3/15/2019

Red Ribbon Week Scavenger Hunt

Happy Red Ribbon Week!

To kick off Red Ribbon Week and celebrate making healthy choices and being drug-free, we are challenging all students to a scavenger hunt around Downtown Wadsworth. The scavenger hunt will take place Tuesday, October 23rd through Monday, October 29th.

dump truck Sale of 2001 GMC 7HR C3500 Dump Truck

Public Sealed Bid

Sale of a 2001 GMC 7H4 C3500 Dump Truck, Mileage 107,583, Transmission 7 speed Spicer

All service records available upon request from the WCS Transportation Department

The truck can be viewed at the WCS Transportation Office, 357 Sunset Blvd., Wadsworth, Ohio.

(Click above for pictures of the truck and instructions for submtting a bid. ) 





Cardboard Challenge Details Cardboard Challenge

Mark your calendars for the annual "Cardboard Challenge" on Saturday, October 27, from 10 to 11 a.m.

Stop!T Stop!t App

We are excited to announce the rollout of the Wadsworth City Schools Stop!T App.  This will enable anyone to anonymously report school safety concerns.

Substitute Aides and Attendants Wanted

Looking for a few hours of work while your children are in school?  Think about being a substittue Aide or Attendant.  Click above for more information.    

Ohio School Report Cards and WCS Quality Profile

The Ohio Department of Education released the 2017-18 report card on September 13.  Click above for the message from Dr. Andrew Hill, Superintendent, with quick links to the report card and Quality Profile.  

Message from Dr. Andrew Hill, Superintendent - August 21, 2018

Click above to read the complete AlertNow message sent from Dr. Hill on Tuesday, August 21. 

Message from Dr. Andrew Hill, Superintendent (Progress Book)

The following call was sent on August 10 at 3 p.m. to parents/guardians of students entering first through sixth grade:

Progress Book Issue

We are aware of an issue parents are having when trying to access student class information via the parent access portal of Progress Book.  We are working on a solution.

Important Dates to Start the 2018-19 School Year

Click above for the schedule of important dates to the start the 2018-19 school year.  

Message from Dr. Andrew Hill, Superintendent - August 9, 2018

Click above for the message sent from Dr. Hill, Superintendent, on August 7 regarding class rosters and the August 20 schedule of times buildings will be closed in the district for safety training.

ALICE image A.L.I.C.E. Overview Community Meeting

The community is invited to an overview of the A.L.I.C.E. philosophy for dealing with intruders in our schools.  Click above for more information.

Academic Challenge Team WHS Students Win Their Way to the Academic Challenge Championship Match

With a score of 660 points, the Wadsworth High School Academic Challenge Team moves on to the Championship Match on May 24.  Click above to read the complete story.

March 5, 2018, Safety Meeting Follow Up

As many of you are aware, on March 5, 2018, we held a community meeting to share safety measures we have implemented in our district, to discuss the education programs we have in place, and to answer your questions and listen to your concerns/ideas.  Click the link above for a follow up on ideas that resulted from this meeting. 


Invention Convention Invention Convention

Click the news story for information regarding the Invention Convention.

Parent Teacher Conferences

February 7 Parent Teacher Conferences are being held tonight for grades PreK through 4.  If you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, you are asked to email your child’s teacher.  

Summer STEM Camp Help WCS get summer camp funding by voting here!

VOTE FOR WCS to help fund STEM and Coding summer camps! One vote could be the difference in the Follett Challenge $8,000 giveaway. Click above for the link to vote.

AAA People's Choice Award 2018 People’s Choice Award: Vote Now!

Congratulations to our five students who are winners of the AAA Traffic Safety Poster Program.  See their artwork and vote for your favorites as the 2018 People's Choice Award by clicking above.

Coach Dave Sladky Wadsworth to Honor Longtime Coach Dave Sladky

Wadsworth City Schools and Wadsworth High School to name court in gym Coach Dave Sladky Court. 

WHS Outstanding Design Award Wadsworth High School and Community Center awarded "Outstanding Design - Community Use"

The Wadsworth High School and Community Center building has been awarded “Outstanding Design - Community Use” by the AMERICAN SCHOOL & UNIVERSITY magazine in the 2017 Architectural Portfolio edition.  (Click above to read the complete story.)

Online Emergency Medical Form (InfoSnap Access)
Inter-District and Intra-District Open Enrollment
STEM and Coding Camp Waiver Forms
PayForIt.net logo Pay For It – Online Payment System for Student Lunches and Fees
Message on Quality Profile and State Report Card:
School Emergency Guide for Parents/Guardians
Volleyball Varsity Asst. Volleyball Coach & Middle School Volleyball Coach Openings
Welcome to Kindergarten 2017-2018 Kindergarten
Coding and STEM Camp Applications are Open


Coronavirus Coronavirus Situation Update

Please click here for important information from our Superintendent Dr. Hill regarding the coronavirus situation.  - Last updated Sunday, April 20, 2020, at 3:33 pm

The Little Mermaid Tickets Now Available
Jump Rope for Heart Celebration

Wadsworth City School District is proud to partner again this year with the American Heart Association. Our PreK-6th grade students have been invited to participate in the Jump Rope for Heart Challenge. This month students are learning about the importance of taking care of their heart. Information has come home with your child about this program and explains how families can make donations to the American Heart Association if they choose to do so. Wadsworth City Schools will be having a Jump Rope for Heart Celebration on Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Boys' Home Varsity Basketball game which begins at 7:30 pm. Your child will have the opportunity to join us on the high school basketball court at half time to show off their jump rope skills. There will be no cost for students to attend the game. We just ask that you click on this link to sign your child up to participate at this event.

Pertussis Case Reported Within the School District

Click above to read the message sent from Dr. Andrew HIll, Superintendent, regarding a confirmed case of Pertussis in the schools.

2019 Educator Emeritus Hall of Fame

The Wadsworth City School Educator Emeritus Hall of Fame honors and recognizes the retired educators and/or administrators of Wadsworth City Schools who made a significant contribution to students, faculty, and/or the community.  Click news story headline to nominate your favorite retired educator before May 1.  

Central Intermediate School Future of the Central Intermediate School Building

WCS is looking for feedback from the community regarding the future of the Central Intermediate School building.  Click above for the schedule of public forums, take a survey, and read more about the recommendations presented to the board of education from the Central Intermediate School Committee.

District Honor Roll Wadsworth City School District named to the College Board’s 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll

Great news!  Wadsworth City Schools has been named to the College Board’s 8th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. Click above to read the complete story.

Open Enrollment Information

Please click on the story headline for information about inter-district and intra-district open enrollment.

State of Schools State of the Schools Address 2018

The annual  State of the Schools Address that was presented at the May 23 Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce meeting is now available here.  This year's State of the Schools is presented by students, teachers, staff, and administrators in the school district.  (Click above to watch this video.)

School Safety Slide Presentation from the School Safety Meeting

Parents and community members gathered on March 5 to discuss school safety.  Click on this news story to view the presentation.

WCS Board of Education December Meeting Agenda

The agenda for the regular stated meeting of the Wadsworth City School District Board of Education that will be held Monday, December 11, at 7 p.m. in the James R. McIlvaine Performing Arts Center at Wadsworth High School can be accessed by clicking above.

nErDcampOH logo nErDcampOH coming to Wadsworth in July!

We are excited to host the FIRST nErDcampOH on July 27-28, 2020 at Wadsworth High School and Middle School.  

Typical Peer Screening for Next School Year

Wadsworth City Schools will be holding their typical peer screening on Friday, February 15 and 22, 2019, for our Jump Start Preschool Program. 

Class of 2032 Kindergarten Registration
Summer Camp STEM Summer Camp!

Registration closed on Tuesday, June 19 at 8:00 AM

STEM CAMP for students in grade kindergarten through 8 will be held at Wadsworth High School on June 25 through 29 from 9 a.m. to noon each day.  Fee is $35.

Click above to access the waiver form.

Kindergarten Flyer Class of 2031 Kindergarten Registration Parent Meeting

Click above for more information on the class of 2031 Kindergarten Registration Parent Meeting to be held on Wednesday, February 28, at 7 p.m.

November Board of Education Meeting

The agenda for the November Board of Education meeting is now available. Select the news story headline above to get to a quick link which will take you to the Board of Education webpage.

Cardboard Challenge Wadsworth Cardboard Challenge

All Wadsworth City School students, families, and friends are invited to participate in the Wadsworth Cardboard Challenge! Share your creation at Wadsworth Middle School on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at 10:00 AM. Please click here for details.

Grizzly Annual Financial Report (GAFR) Now Available
Invention Convention 2019 Invention Convention Winners Announced

Invention Convention winners have been announced. Click on the story headline to read more.

Click the link in the description. Family Build Event @ WMS

Click here to sign up!

Bookfair image Wadsworth High School Barnes & Noble Bookfair

The Barnes & Noble Bookfair to support Wadsworth High School starts Thursday, May 24, and runs through Sunday, June 10.  Click above for more information.

AlertNow Call sent Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The following AlertNow message was sent on Tuesday, February 20. Click above to read the entire message.

The Family Build Challenge The Family Build Challenge

Don't miss this fun event for your whole family on Saturday, March 10, 10 to 11 a.m., at Wadsworth Middle School! Families will build structures and participate in challenges that require group problem solving and collaboration. Register by clicking on this news story (and bring one clean 2 liter bottle if possible).

Tax Bill Image Real Estate Tax Bill Reduction

Wadsworth City Schools District property owners will see a reduction on their real estate taxes in January.  (Read more by clicking above.)

Netflix series "13 Reasons Why"

Message from Dr. Andrew Hill, Superintendent, sent May 18, 2018:  I want to to share a letter put together by our middle school guidance counselors, Beth Beal and Jennifer Manos.  The letter addresses the recent national conversation surrounding the release of the second season of the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why.  The content of the letter can be found by clicking above.  Thank you for your continued support of our school district.  Have a nice weekend.

Kindergarten Registration 2018 Kindergarten Registration Slide Presentation

The slide presentation from the February 28 "2018 Kindergarten Parent Night" is available by clicking above.

Hidden in Plain Sight Hidden in Plain Sight - An Awareness Program for Parents and other Adults

"Hidden in Plain Sight " is an initiative that teaches parents signs of hidden substance abuse. Open to adults only, the program uses a recreated bedroom of a typical teenager to test parents' knowledge of common items that can be substance abuse warnings.  Click above for complete information.

Ohio School Report Card 2016-17 for Wadsworth City Schools

Dear Community Members:

Today, the Wadsworth City School District released its fourth annual Quality Profile in conjunction with the release of the Ohio Department of Education’s Wadsworth City School District  2016-2017 State Report Card.   While the State Report Card is an important measure of student success, there are many other facets that we believe are necessary for the well-rounded education our community expects.  To gain an overall understanding of the depth of opportunities offered to our students and their resulting success, we encourage you to review not only our State Report Card but our Quality Profile as well.

printer image Wadsworth City Schools Request for Proposal on Copiers / Printers

Wadsworth City Schools is requesting proposals for a 5-year contract to manage our copier and printer fleet.  Click above for more information.

CIS CIS Committee
School Safety Meeting for Parents and Community Members

Parents and community members are invited to a school safety meeting on March 5.  Click above for complete information.

District Named to College Board's 7th Annual AP District Honor Roll

Wadsworth City Schools has been named to the College Board’s 7th Annual AP® District Honor Roll.

Open Enrollment Open Enrollment Applications Now Available

Inter-district and intra-district open enrollment applications are now available.  Click the news story title above for additional information and links to the applications.

graduation photo Meritorious Hall of Fame

It is time to nominate your favorite WHS graduate to be in the Meritorious Hall of Fame.  Read more about qualifications and to get a nomination form by clicking above.  

Communication Guidance to Parent/Guardian(s)

The Wadsworth City School District recognizes that ongoing communication with district employees is key to the education of your child.  The following is guidance on communication between WCS employees and parents.  

Wadsworth High School Choir & Drama Fundraiser

Choir & Drama Fundraiser:  Check out this opportunity to get a great group rate at Kalahari Resorts on Thursday, October 19!  

report card Electronic Report Cards

Wadsworth City Schools will transition to electronic report cards.  Click above to read the complete story.

Schoolpointe Stay Connected Download Our New District Mobile App

This news story provides links to download our app via the Apple App store and the Google Play store.  Also, there are two videos included that will demonstrate how to download/setup the app as well as a brief tour of all the information the app provides.

Grizzly Academy Grizzly Digital Academy

Grizzly Digital Academy is online curriculum for students in grades 4 through 12.  

Direct Dial Phone Numbers Building and Department Phone Numbers

To skip the automated phone directory when calling Wadsworth City Schools, here is a quick list of building and department direct-dial phone numbers to program into your phone for easier access:

Important E-Link Information for Parents

E-Link provides parents the ability to look up the most accurate bus information for their children throughout the school year.

Random Drug Testing of Students

The Wadsworth Board of Education has implemented a random drug testing policy that will begin in the fall of 2017.  Any student in grades 7-12 that is planning on participating in any extra-curricular activity that is not tied to an academic grade or any student who plans on purchasing a parking pass will be subject to the testing.  Every student eligible will be tested one time prior to the start of his/her activity and then subject to monthly random tests throughout the school year.  The policy and procedures can be found by clicking here.  Testing will begin in August and more information will follow from your principal.  If you have any questions, please contact the high school (330-335-1400) or the middle school (330-335-1410).

Student Absences

Ohio law on how school districts record and monitor student absences has changed. Click above to read about the WCS Attendance Policy.

Emergency Medical Form 2017-18

Parents/Guardians who have been issued a Snap Code for the 2017-2018 school year may complete their student's online emergency medical form from the link provided here.

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Student Registration

Wadsworth City Schools utilizes FinalForms for online student registration system.  

You may access the link to register your student(s) here.

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