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/
2018-2019 Wheatland-Chili Code of Character, Conduct, and Support
The goal of the 2018-2019 Wheatland-Chili Code of Character, Conduct, and Support is to ensure all students' right to an education in a safe, civil, caring and supportive learning environment.
The updated Code of Character, Conduct, and Support was developed in partnership with key stakeholders including parents, teachers, district and school administrators, union representatives, external service providers, and community leaders. It was approved by the Board of Education on April 23, 2018.
We thank you for your support as we all work together to assure all students meet the high expectation for behavior we have established in the Wheatland-Chili Code of Character, Conduct, and Support.
A copy is available on the website at: /site/Default.aspx?PageID=2934
If you are a Wheatland-Chili graduate and would like to share the story of your accomplishments and how WCCSD helped you achieve your success, please email Deborah_Leh@wheatland.k12.ny.us with details. You may consider sharing the story of your military service, the college you attended and how it led to a successful career, how WEMOCO provided the foundation for your career choice, etc. Help us inspire our current Wheatland-Chili students by sharing your stories.
Our long-awaited Middle/High School gymnasium renovation was highlighted at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, December 14, between the Junior Varsity and Varsity basketball games. At that time, we thanked our Board of Education and community members for their support of the project, and
One of our Board of Education goals relates to community outreach, and providing our parents and community with information so they are well informed. We have launched our Electronic Newsletter to support this goal. The Electronic Newsletter is available biweekly, and includes current news from our schools. Current issues are available on our website in our Quick Links
Marissa Ragusa’s class took time out of their day on Fridays to give back to the community by creating hand-made decorations and wreaths.
Congratulations to Wheatland-Chili High School High Honor Roll students: Acacia Adams, Sarah Allen, Rachel Allen, Kristiana Ames, Michael Bauman, Hannah Beldue, Scout Brandes, Lindsey Clar, Ava Cody, Olivia Cross, Violette Dennis, Cassidy Donals, Raina Evans, Nathaniel Fals, William Gocher, Joseph Hicks, Janae Hooker, Angelo Iannucci, Connor Ingham, Madeline Jewell, Jacqueline Keister, Jenna LaMere, John Lynch, Rachel Lynch, Timothy Maurer, Rubie Maxwell, Alannah McLean, Travina Meeks, Allissa Merritt, Shayla Moore, Ella Murray, Olivia Murray, Andrew Nolan, Elijah Otto, Ian Orloff, Madeline Ozminkowski, Cassie Parker, Jacob Passmore, Brittney Pfenninger, Anthony Polisseni, Lindsey Post, Ryley St. Rose-Finear, Erik Schroeder, Madyson Sebastian, Abigail Smith, Madeline Spear, Jordan Spence, Zoe Schmieder, Shane Susuico, Brooke Thompson, Just’Hana Yawn-Gordon, Aaryana Young, Connor Wehle, Kevin Wehle, Allison Wing, and Abigail Winslow.
Students in Pauline Emelson’s fourth-grade class and Geoffrey Carvill’s fifth-grade class joined 900 students from 36 school districts on a field trip to the first-ever Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) Fest held at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center as part of the Maker Faire.
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.