Prudential Spirit of Community Awards (Due 11/7/17)Posted by Amy Watkins at 9/18/2017
WCSD is proud of our students and their interest in giving back to their community through volunteer work.
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards recognizes honorees at three levels: Local, State-Level and National.
If you have a child in grades 5-12 who has participated in a volunteer activity at least once since September of 2016, please click on the link below to complete and submit an online application by November 7, 2017, to your child's school principal.
At the local level, three total "Local Honorees" will be selected for grades 5-8 and three total will be selected for grades 9-12 to receive a Certificate of Achievement and advance to state-level judging. Local Honorees who qualify can also receive the President's Volunteer Service Award. Two runners-up can be recognized with Certificates of Merit.
The State Honoree will receive $1,000, a silver medallion and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C. The runner-up honorees at the state-level will receive a bronze medallion or Certificate of Excellence.
In Washinton, D.C., five middle and five high school students will be named America's top youth volunteers of the year by the national selection committee. Each will receive an additional $5,000, a gold medallion and a trophy for their school. Honorees will also receive $5,000 grants from the Prudential Foundation for non-profit charitable organizations of their choice.
To learn more and to apply click https://spirit.prudential.com/
"Kids Safe Online" Poster Contest (Due 12/1/17)Posted by Amy Watkins at 9/14/2017
The NYS Office of Information Technology Services’ Enterprise Information Security Office is once again hosting the “NYS K-12 Kids Safe Online Poster Contest” in conjunction with “National Cyber Security Awareness Month” activities. Attached is an informational flyer inviting students to participate in the contest which may be distributed to all parents, teachers, and students in NYS public, private and home-schools.
This is a great opportunity for teachers to talk to students about being safe while on the Internet and while using computers and mobile devices. The contest has five entry categories: Kindergarten–Grade 2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12 and Special Education. New York State winners will be displayed in the 2019 NYS Kids Safe Online Calendar and entered in the MS-ISAC National Computer Security Poster Contest.
More information on the “NYS K-12 Kids Safe Online Poster Contest” can be found on the contest web page at https://its.ny.gov/2017-2018-kids-safe-online-nys-poster-contest. Questions regarding the contest may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t miss out! The Contest entry deadline is December 1, 2017.
For further information on Cyber Security Awareness Month, please visit https://www.its.ny.gov/NCSAM17
Jessica E. Smith
Outreach, Enterprise Information Security Office
ASA Statistics Poster Competition for Grades K-12 (Due April 1, 2018)Posted by Amy Watkins at 7/5/2017
ASA Statistics Poster Competition for Grades K–12
Posters are due every year on April 1.
The ASA/NCTM Joint Committee on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability and the ASA’s Education Department encourage students and their advisors to participate in its annual Poster Competition.
What is a statistical poster? A statistical poster is a display containing two or more related graphics that summarize a set of data, look at the data from different points of view, and answer specific questions about the data.
Click here for more details.