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Elementary School Library

The Elementary School Library has an extensive collection of over 8,000 titles that enrich the Elementary curriculum. Books, magazines, periodicals, encyclopedias, and reference books are available for student use. All Elementary classes are scheduled to visit the library each week in order to have the opportunity to check out books, learn to navigate effectively in the library, and develop a life-long love for reading.

Books may be checked out by students for one week. In order to teach responsibility, students who do not return library books in a timely manner will forfeit the privilege of borrowing another book. Until all books have been returned, the teacher and librarian reserve the right to reinstate borrowing privileges. Students will be notified by their librarian and teacher of books that have not been returned in a timely manner. At the end of each marking period, if library books have not been returned, report cards will be withheld. Parents will be notified of missing books through a letter from the Elementary Office prior to the end of the marking period. Lost books must be replaced by the student at the current replacement cost. These policies assist in the availability of library books for all students and in the development of good stewardship.

Parent volunteers are vital in the effective continuation of the library program. We are always in need of volunteers who will assist in the maintenance of our library. Volunteers catalog books, check for lost or overdue books, inform teachers and students of missing books, maintain the stacks neatly and in good order, provide general reference assistance if necessary, and provide general library maintenance. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer in the Elementary Library, please contact the office.

For more information, please refer to the Elementary Library Web site here.

Upper School Library

The upper school library has over 10,000 books, magazines, maps, encyclopedias, audio and video/DVD recordings available for student use. The library subscribes to 35 magazines, and back issues are available for three years. American Heritage and National Geographic are available from the past 50 years.

Classes can schedule time in the library, and students are welcome during their study halls, lunches, and after school until 3:15. Parents are invited to browse our Parent Resource Library and may check out books and tapes on a variety of topics.

Most books may be checked out for a three week period. Students are responsible to return books on time. A fine of 20 cents/day is assessed for late books due to the bookkeeping time involved in dealing with overdue books. Replacement cost must be paid if a book is over three months overdue.

The WCS library has several computers with internet access. Students may use these for school-related projects. There are also several computers with various software useful for research.

All WCS students should obtain a NCC library card.

Library News

  • DIAA State Tournament May 27, 2016 FORE! Elise Glauser made first team all conference in golf this week with a score of 82. The Diamond State Conference Championship was played at the Patriots Glen Golf Course. This qualified her to play in the DIAA State Tournament next Tuesday. The tournament will be held on the course in Rehoboth Beach. Congratulations Elise!
  • DIAA State Track and Field Championships May 24, 2016 The DIAA State Track and Field Championships had 10 WCS atheles who qualified for the meet in individual events. Kamani Conteh won the Division 2 Girls 400m in a time of 57.63. Kamani lead the whole race and held on to win by over a second. Our Girls 4×400 meter relay team finished 2nd in Division 2 and ...
  • 2016 Yearbook Dedicated to Sharon Duncan May 23, 2016 Sharon Duncan, is a well-loved and much respected teacher who has left her mark on many Wilmington Christian students over the past 30+ years.   As head of the WCS History Department, Ms. Duncan has taught American History to hundreds of students whom she refers to as “my children.” Her classes have an interactive style and ...
  • National Honor Society Induction April 15, 2016 WCS Chapter of the National Honor Society took place in the Fine Arts Auditorium in April. The ceremony was well attended with family and friends, as NHS advisors, Ms. Janna Scheflen, and Mr. Rich Liu, led the program.The current honor society members welcomed the newest group of 33 inductees to the stage to receive words ...
  • WCS Honored at Jefferson Awards April 8, 2016 Wilmington Christian School was honored at the Lead 360 Jefferson Awards for community service through the school sponsored Holiday Food Drives. The event took place at City Council Chambers in Wilmington. WCS 8th grader, Maddie Johnson, who has participated in the food drives, accepted the award on behalf of WCS, from Mayor Williams. Miss Duncan, who has organized ...
  • Odyssey of the Mind March 9, 2016 WCS Odyssey of the Mind Team B placed 4th in the ODM State Final! The competition was on Saturday, April 9, 2016 in Middletown DE. 116 Team Memberships competed. Our team presented Problem 3, “Aesop, Gone Viral”
  • WCS Science Olympiad DE State Competition March 9, 2016 On Saturday, March 5 the WCS Science Olympiad team competed in the Delaware State competition. Seniors Austin Kreer and Ben Blatchford were awarded a bronze medal in The Wright Stuff, an airplane building competition. Juniors Rebecca Soistmann and Kira Guo earned 4th place in Geologic Mapping, a geology and map reading exam. Juniors Shane Lopes ...
  • WCS Math League February 23, 2016 The 10-12th grade teams faced an extremely competitive region this year. Of the 5 schools in our region, 4 of them (including ourselves) had 3 teams competing. Although none of our individual teams won the region, as a school our teams had the most cumulative points, evidence of the great consistency and depth of our ...
  • History Day Winners 2016 February 23, 2016 Senior Division 11th Grade Group Website 2nd –“Jacques Cousteau” by Julia Robinson and Emily Spangler Honorable Mention – “Alan Turing” by Matt Sanderson, Mike Sorowice, and Ryan Williams Research Papers Honorable Mention – “Shah Pahlavi and the Iranian Revolution” by Maddie Gamble Individual Built Exhibits 1st- “Black Death” by Joy Pennington 2nd – “DNA Testing” by Amy Powers 3rd– “Italian Immigration through Ellis Island” ...
  • Cinderella and Fairy Godmother Visit Classrooms February 23, 2016 Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother visited the elementary school on Friday. They wanted to remind young students 7 and under that if they come to the play dressed as Cinderella or Prince Charming their admission ticket to the musical will be free. During intermission they will also have the opportunity to meet Prince Charming and join ...

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