The 2018-2019 District Calendar was adjusted by the Board of Education at the meeting on Monday, April 8, 2019. The last day of school for T. J. Connor students will be Friday, June 21. The updated calendar can be found on the following link. Please note the following clarifications and updates to T. J. Connor events (changes noted in bold text):
New York State is required by the United States Department of Education to identify low performing schools. This identification is based on test results from the annual grades three through eight and Regents assessments in English Language Arts, Math, and Science, as well as chronic absenteeism (absent 10% or more). For high schools, the identification also includes social studies, graduation rates, and a new measure of college, career, and civic readiness. Student participation in the three through eight assessments is a factor in the identification where participation is less than 95%.
The accountability status of our schools and District is as follows:
T. J. Connor Elementary School – Good Standing 2018-2019, Potential Targeted Support and Improvement School 2019-2020
Middle/High School – Good Standing
Wheatland-Chili Central School District – Target District
This information was embargoed and not available for sharing until late in the day on Thursday, January 17.
Our identification as a Target District relates to the performance of a small subgroup of our students (21 students) in grades three through five who sat for the assessments in English Language Arts and Math in 2017-2018. This District designation results from the potential designation for T. J. Connor in 2019-2020.
We have worked over the past years to support all of our students toward higher performance and will continue to do so. All struggling students are supported through our strategic Response to Intervention Plan including academic and social and emotional support. Students receive intensive individual interventions based on their needs.
Attached is Five Things Every Parent Should Know about New York State’s Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act for your reference.
Connect with Us and Download the Wheatland-Chili Mobile App
Go to the Apple Store or Google Play, search Wheatland-Chili Schools, then download and install the Mobile App to your smartphone. Once installed on your phone, check out the Digital Stream, Calendar icons, or log into Schooltool, view lunch menus, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. Parents can also log in to your child’s My School Bucks account and more. Use this smart link then select the download you need for your phone: https://wheatland.parentlink.net/smartlink/
Sixth grade High Honor Roll: Aiden Brandes, John Cameron, Christopher Casagrande, Nelson Castillo, Jamie Crawford, Ryan Crawford, Adalyn Cross, Padraig Crowley, Stephen Daniels, Cedar Dennis, Destenie Gardner, Tyler Gizzarelli, Erin Hallock, Benjamin Hebrock, Reghan LaMere, Camryn Limner, Sienna Mekker, James Montgomery, Dillon Nelson, Keith Nicolosi, Eli Orloff, Aiyanna Ortiz, Owen Paladino, Connor Phelps, Anna Reed, Isabella Reid, Cheyenne Reis, Katharine Rhoads, Emma Ritz, Lillian Swavely, Kasey Tabor, Kathryn Tabor, Willow Taylor, and Jasmine Traino. Sixth grade Honor Roll:
Did you know as a WCCSD parent and student you have access to Naviance? Naviance is a college, career, and life readiness framework of free online classes in partnership with
All Field Day information and forms can be found at the Wheatland Chili PTA website at www.wheatland.k12.ny.us/Page/2787. The T. J. Connor Field Day class t-shirts color list and the student t-shirt list for Mr. Carville class are both posted on the bottom of the WCPTA page.
Meteorologist Glenn Johnson from 13WHAM visited the T. J. Connor Kindergarten classes to give a presentation on weather. He told students about the tools he uses such as radar, rain gauges, weather balloons, thermometers and looking out side to help him complete a weather forcast. Students learned about the weather team at the news station, the live weather truck that travels all over the area, and the green screen known as the chroma key wall which projects his weather report for viewers. He made a cloud in a bottle to explain air pressure. On Wednesday night, May 15, on the 5 p.m. news he will show a photo of his visit to the class. Kindergarten students have been studying weather all year long and doing weather experiments with the BOCES 4 Science Kits.
“Spending a day on a college campus, outside of a traditional admissions tour, is not something a lot of high school students do. Having new experiences, networking, recognizing diversity, these are the first steps in becoming a global citizen.”
Ten Wheatland-Chili High School students competed in the first Junior Achievement Stock Market Challenge on March 1.
Students and staff joined the #BeAFan initiative to cheer at the Special Olympics. The group attended the Friday night opening ceremonies at the Riverside Convention Center. The Wheatland-Chili fans all wore Wheatland Chili gear and showed support as they clapped and cheered with joy and pride.
During the week of Feb. 11-15, students in grades K-5 participated in various Heart Healthy activities to celebrate the end of the Kids Heart Challenge.
Four Wheatland-Chili musicians recently performed with the Hochstein Youth Wind Symphony, an ensemble of students grades 9 through 12 representing 22 school districts.
Congratulations to Jenna LaMere for achieving 1000 career points with the Wheatland-Chili Varsity Girls Basketball team.
The Wheatland-Chili Central School District community is committed to academic excellence which empowers all individuals to become motivated learners and challenges them to excel as citizens in a global society.