Washington STEM Academy

school suuply

2 boxes of 24 crayons, 1 pkg. of Ticonderoga #2 pencils, 1 pkg. Elmer’s standard size glue sticks, 1-4oz bottle of Elmer’s liquid glue, 1 single subject notebook, 1 large backpack, 2 boxes of tissues, 1 box quart size Ziploc bags (GIRLS), 1 box gallon size Ziploc bags (BOYS), 1 beach towel, VELCRO gym shoes, 1 container of Clorox disinfectant wipes, 1 set of headphones (no earbuds) in a plastic baggie with student’s name on baggie **NO other school supplies other than what is listed

1st Grade

4 oz. bottle of glue, 1 large pkg. glue sticks, 1 single subject notebook, 1
regular size plastic school box, scissors (not plastic),4  boxes of 24 crayons, 1 package of pink
cap erasers, 2 large soft pink pearl erasers, 1 pkg. of Ticonderoga pencils, 1 large backpack, 1
poly/vinyl folder,1 container of disinfecting wipes, gym shoes 

GIRLS: 1 box gallon size Ziploc bags and 1 box sandwich size Ziploc bags

BOYS: 2 large boxes of tissue

2nd Grade

School box, 1 large pkg. pencils, 3 pink pearl erasers, 3 poly/vinyl pocket folders (1 red, 1 blue, 1 green), 2 composition wide-ruled notebooks (9 ¾ x 7 ½, 100 sheets), 2 boxes of tissues, 2 boxes of 24 crayons, 2 pkg. Expo dry erase markers black, gym shoes, 4 glue sticks, scissors, earbuds in a plastic baggie with student’s name on baggie, 1 box Ziploc Sandwich Bags *NO colored pencils or markers

3rd Grade

Scissors, bottle of liquid glue, school box, crayons or colored pencils, 2 large boxes of tissue, #2 pencils (no mechanical pencils), 3 black composition books, earbuds or headphones, black expo board markers and eraser, gym shoes, 1 container disinfecting wipes

4th Grade

1 school box, 2 pkgs. of pencils, 1 pkg. cap erasers, 1 pair of scissors, 1 box of crayons, 1 pkg. of markers, 1 highlighter, 2 packages of “fine tip” dry erase markers, 1 bottle of liquid glue or 1 glue stick, earbuds OR headphones (placed in baggy with name), gym shoes (write name on them), 3 composition notebooks, 1 box of “family size” tissue, 1 spiral notebook, 2 PLASTIC pocket folders, 2 containers of disinfecting wipes *NO ruler needed


5th Grade

6 plastic/ vinyl pocket folders, 1 pkg. pencils (no mechanical pencils), 1 pkg. cap erasers (placed in baggy), 5 Single Subject Notebooks, 1 set of earbuds or headphones, 1 pair of gym shoes, 1 bottle liquid glue, 1 package of post-its (3x3), 1 package of index cards, 1 pair of scissors, 2 box of “family sized” tissues, 1 container of disinfecting wipes, 1 container of hand sanitizer

6th Grade

5 folders (3 hole punched preferred), 3 ring binder, 4 notebooks, crayons or colored pencils, colored markers, 1 pkg. of Expo markers, simple calculator, glue, scissors, pencils, eraser, 1 box of tissue, highlighter, disinfecting wipes, headphones OR earbuds (kept at school), functioning IPad charger    *these supplies are individual supplies and will not be shared in “community bins”

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New Curbside Breakfast & Lunch Route

Responding to community needs, please note new locations for breakfast & lunch sites. Read More

Between March 16 and March 20, WCS Food & Nutrition, in partnership with WCS Transportation, prepared and delivered over 4,000 meals to seven school locations including door-to-door deliveries for families unable to drive to one of the site locations. Marci Franks, Director of Food and Nutrition, offered, "We are simply overwhelmed with the outpouring of support from WCS and the community in making sure no child goes hungry as a result of schools closing. To all who played a part in this, thank you so much for making it possible for our children to receive these meals." All children receive a healthy breakfast and lunch each day. Meals are available to all children up through age 18. Meal service will continue Monday through Friday until school resumes. 

On Saturday, March 21, Marci Franks announced a revised plan for meal pickup and door-to-door meal delivery. 

Curbside meal pickup increased daily and is expected to grow in the coming weeks. Beginning Monday, March 23, in addition to school sites, WCS will add ten new neighborhood sites. 

Door-to door meal delivery is available to families unable to drive to one of the sites. Three dedicated routes have been added for this purpose only. Due to increased requests for door-to-door delivery, new procedures are now in place to expedite the process. Instructions with the link to a Google form have been created. The form provides necessary details including the USDA consent information each household must now provide. 

As Marci Franks and her team respond and adapt to the needs of families in our community, site locations will be subject to change. Visit for more information and forms. Email Marci Franks at or call (574) 371-5086 ext. 5 for special meal accommodations or questions regarding the WCS Food and Nutrition program. 


WARSAW, IN., - Entre el 16 de marzo y el 20 de marzo, los Servicios de Comidas y Alimentación de WCS, en colaboración con el Departamento de Transporte de WCS, preparó y entregó más de 4.000 comidas a siete centros escolares, incluidas las entregas puerta a puerta para familias que no pueden llegar a uno de los lugares de distribución. Marci Franks, Directora de Comidas y Alimentación, ofreció: "Simplemente estamos abrumados con la efusión de apoyo de WCS y de la comunidad para asegurarnos de que ningún niño pase hambre como resultado del cierre de las escuelas. A todos los que han participado en esto, muchas gracias por hacer posible que nuestros niños reciban estas comidas". Todos los niños reciben un desayuno y almuerzo saludables todos los días. Las comidas están disponibles para todos los niños de hasta 18 años. El servicio de comidas continuará de lunes a viernes hasta que se reanude la escuela.

El sábado 21 de marzo, Marci Franks anunció un plan revisado para la recogida de comidas y la entrega de comidas puerta a puerta. 

La recogida de comida en la acera aumentó diariamente y se espera que crezca en las próximas semanas. A partir del lunes 23 de marzo, además de los sitios escolares, WCS agregará diez nuevas ubicaciones en barrios.

Las familias que no puedan llegar a uno de las ubicaciones pueden dirigirse a uno de los lugares de entrega puerta a puerta. Se han añadido tres rutas dedicadas únicamente para este propósito. Debido al aumento de las solicitudes de entrega puerta a puerta, ahora se han establecido nuevos procedimientos para agilizar el proceso. Se han creado instrucciones con el enlace a una forma de Google. La forma proporciona los detalles necesarios, incluida la información de consentimiento del USDA que cada hogar debe proporcionar ahora.

A medida que Marci Franks y su equipo respondan y se adapten a las necesidades de las familias de nuestra comunidad, las ubicaciones del sitio de recogida estarán sujetas a cambios. Visite para obtener más información y formas. Envíe un correo electrónico a Marci Franks a o llame al (574) 371-5086 ext. 5 para adaptaciones especiales de las comidas o preguntas relacionadas con el programa de Comidas y Nutrición de WCS. 

Las actualizaciones se publicarán en el sitio web de Servicios de Comidas y Nutrición y en el sitio web de Comidas y Nutrición del distrito de WCS en Preguntas Frecuentes.

Updates will be posted on the Food and Nutrition website and the WCS district website under FAQs.

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Combined Community Service Canned Food Drive is going on now through December 13th. Bring in non-perishable items to the classroom. The class with the most donations wins a Root Beer Float Party!
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Washington STEM Academy sixth-graders plant a variety of plants in the new rain garden at Winona Lake Limitless Park Tuesday afternoon. Photo by David Slone, Times-Union.

Article and photo by
David Slone, Staff Writer

The Times Union

WINONA LAKE – With the sun shining and not a rain cloud in the sky Tuesday, volunteers and Washington STEM Academy students got their hands dirty to plant thousands of native plants at Winona Lake Limitless Park.

The Watershed Foundation and the Winona Lake Parks Department were reconstructing 500 feet of Winona Lake Limitless Park’s shoreline and putting in a new rain garden between the park and Cherry Creek. 

Adult volunteers worked from 9 a.m. to noon and 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and today. Students took part from about noon to 3 p.m. While Washington students took part Tuesday, Jefferson Elementary students were expected to plant native species today.

Lyn Crighton, TWF executive director, said 15 volunteers put in 253 shrubs Tuesday morning. The variety of bushes included spice bush, red osier dogwood and smooth hydrangea. 

For the full story, visit The Times Union website here. 
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Washington STEM Academy will be collecting milk jugs to earn a Polywood bench for our school. You can bring in milk jugs starting Monday, November 5th. The last day to bring milk jugs will be November 30th. Please clean out the milk jugs THOROUGHLY before sending into school! The class with the most milk jugs will win a pizza party provided by Polywood!
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