I would like to thank you again for your support and contributions to the success of our school district. Helen Keller has said that “alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” In Wheatland-Chili, our parents and community work together throughout the school year to support the growth of our students.
As a District, we are committed to our mission of academic excellence which empowers all individuals to become motivated learners and challenges them to excel as citizens in a global society. The commitments that we make to our District and students can be seen through our accomplishments:
- Wildcats Athletics had a great deal to celebrate in 2015-2016. We had three sectional championship teams (Girls Soccer, Girls Basketball, and Boys Tennis), four league championship teams (Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball, Girls Cross Country, and Boys Tennis), one individual reaching the state level in two sports (Alex Hogue in Cross Country and Track and Field), and two teams reaching the state tournament level (Girls Basketball made it to Far West Regional game and Girls Soccer made it to the State Finals).
- Each of our sectional winning teams was also a New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) "Scholar Athlete Award Team" for maintaining a high academic average throughout their season.
- We have been recognized as a Top 100 High School in New York State by US News and World Report in 2013 and 2015.
- We achieved Candidacy Status for Accreditation by the Middle States Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools, and have been recommended for accreditation. An accreditation team of six individuals visited the District in March 2016 to spend time with our students, teachers, parents, and Board of Education members to learn about the District and determined that we meet the standards for accreditation. Through this process, we have identified growth opportunities that will guide our future work.
We have much to be proud of at Wheatland-Chili. With our belief in the potential of our youth to grow and to excel as citizens in a global society, we will continue to work together to improve the support that we provide to our students.
I wish you all a happy and successful school year.
Deborah Leh, Ed.D.
Superintendent of School