WCS Emphasizes Safety, Leadership, Innovation At Tiger Ambassadors Lunch ‘n' Learn

November 21, 2023 at 4:58 p.m.
Pictured is the Tiger Ambassador construction tour. Photo Provided
Pictured is the Tiger Ambassador construction tour. Photo Provided

By Staff Report

Warsaw Community Schools (WCS) recently hosted the Tiger Ambassadors Lunch n' Learn event on Thursday focusing on pivotal themes of school safety, facility planning and board leadership.
The initial segment of the lunch focused on school safety. Tiger Ambassadors heard from a panel of school resource officers who provided comprehensive insights into the procedures and protocols in place at WCS. The ambassadors were informed about various aspects of school safety, including training, collaboration with local authorities, rotation of officers, visitor management, ALICE drills and the importance of maintaining secure facilities, according to a news release from WCS.
Facility planning was another key area covered. This part of the luncheon offered a detailed overview of how WCS plans and finances building projects and upgrades, informed by a 10-year rolling facility plan. The ambassadors gained understanding about decision-making processes, future projects and WCS’s goals centered on safety, security and creating innovative learning spaces.

    Pictured (L to R) is the SRO Panel: Joel Popenfoose, Brandon Zartman and Lewis Fuller. Photo Provided
 
 
The event also featured a segment on board leadership practices, where several current WCS School Board members shared insights about board governance. This session provided a comprehensive view of various elements critical to the governance of the school.
Finally, the Tiger Ambassadors were given the opportunity to participate in a special tour of the new construction at Warsaw Community High School. They had the opportunity to witness firsthand the progress and innovative features being integrated into the facilities.
WCS Superintendent Dr. David Hoffert said, “We are thankful for the time and energy invested by our Tiger Ambassadors This program provides an in-depth understanding to our school system and the many people working behind the scenes on behalf of our students and community.”

Warsaw Community Schools (WCS) recently hosted the Tiger Ambassadors Lunch n' Learn event on Thursday focusing on pivotal themes of school safety, facility planning and board leadership.
The initial segment of the lunch focused on school safety. Tiger Ambassadors heard from a panel of school resource officers who provided comprehensive insights into the procedures and protocols in place at WCS. The ambassadors were informed about various aspects of school safety, including training, collaboration with local authorities, rotation of officers, visitor management, ALICE drills and the importance of maintaining secure facilities, according to a news release from WCS.
Facility planning was another key area covered. This part of the luncheon offered a detailed overview of how WCS plans and finances building projects and upgrades, informed by a 10-year rolling facility plan. The ambassadors gained understanding about decision-making processes, future projects and WCS’s goals centered on safety, security and creating innovative learning spaces.

    Pictured (L to R) is the SRO Panel: Joel Popenfoose, Brandon Zartman and Lewis Fuller. Photo Provided
 
 
The event also featured a segment on board leadership practices, where several current WCS School Board members shared insights about board governance. This session provided a comprehensive view of various elements critical to the governance of the school.
Finally, the Tiger Ambassadors were given the opportunity to participate in a special tour of the new construction at Warsaw Community High School. They had the opportunity to witness firsthand the progress and innovative features being integrated into the facilities.
WCS Superintendent Dr. David Hoffert said, “We are thankful for the time and energy invested by our Tiger Ambassadors This program provides an in-depth understanding to our school system and the many people working behind the scenes on behalf of our students and community.”

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