4th Annual Back-to-School Bash
Hosted by the Wilson Education Foundation, enjoy the more casual atmosphere of this fundraiser. The evening will include LIVE music, dancing, raffles and auctions! Have an opportunity to bid on several Wilson-exclusive items & experiences! This fun-filled event will be held on Saturday, October 14, from 5:30 - 10:00 pm, at the Green Valley Chateau Tent. Reservations are $75/person which includes food & beverages.
A great addition to this year's event will be the awardng of the inaugural Wilson Legacy Award. This award is given to an individual with a long history of servce to the school and the community. We ae excited to announce that this year's recipient of the Wilson Legacy Award will be Doug Dahms.
Reservations can be made Online or by completing a Reservation Form and mailing it along with payment to Wilson Education Foundation, 2601 Grandview Boulevard, West Lawn, PA 19609. The deadline to register is Friday, October 6. Please note you must be age 21 or older to attend. For more information, please contact Karen Troutman at 610-670-0180 ext. 1111.
It was brought to our attention that a community member in the Wilson School District received a text message requesting information about their child as well as a photo to confirm their identity. This text message did NOT come from the Wilson School District nor was it authorized by the District in any way. If you receive a similar message, please note that the Wilson School District would never text you to ask for a photo. If you receive this message, a best practice is to delete the text and block the number. If you ever receive a communication that appears questionable, please contact your child's building office to verify its authenticity.
New District Website Update!
The Wilson School District continues to make significant progress with the development of our new website. The original launch date of August, 2017 was very aggressive due to the extreme complexity of our existing site. To put it in perspective, our current site has over 4,000 pages of content and to develop the streamlined approach we feel is best for the end user, our staff has been working for months to edit that content down to 1,500 pages. It has been an overwhelming, yet important task and we are very pleased with all of the hard work our team has accomplished!
Although we could have rolled out a site with limited functionality in the August time frame, after consulting with our website partner, Launch DM, we determined that the best course of action for our community was to delay the launch so that we did not initially provide a website that would frustrate the end user.
According to Launch DM creator and founder, Rob Wolf, "There are many dimensions of complexity and unpredictability when replacing a website that has been in existence for 15 years. Every project has goals, but when presented with complications and the question of whether to cut corners or do the right thing, our approach is always to do what is right and deliver a product that will benefit our clients. In this case, history is at fault, due to the sheer magnitude of intricacies involved with cataloging, coordinatng and reconstructing 15 years of data into something that is beautiful, functional and efficient. Ultimately, the teachers, the administration and the Wilson community will benefit for many years through increased efficiency, reduced costs and improvement of communications."
We are anticipating our new site will launch during the first quarter of the school year. We will continue to provide updates as we aproach the launch date.
Real Estate and Per Capita tax bills dated July 1, 2017, are due by December 31, 2017. If you have any questions related to your tax bill, please call 610.670.0180 ext. 1117. Thank you.