Due to the resignation and retirement of Joel Whitehurst, effective June 30, 2022, the School Board of Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Public Schools (WEM) is conducting a search for a new superintendent. The School Board has contracted with the Minnesota School Boards Associa....
Winter sports for WEM students will be getting started soon. In order to begin practice, students must:
have a sports physical within the past 3 years
register online via the WEM Winter Sports Registration Portal by Monday, November 8, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
pay the activ....
September 21, 2021
Dear WEM Family,
Due to incoming questions about potential quarantines and changes in recommendations of COVID-19 guidance, there is a need to communicate and reshare information that was distributed previously. Please review the following informatio....
From Bridgette Reuvers, WEM High School Counselor:
Please check out the opportunities that South Central Service Cooperative (SCSC) is offering to students, parents, teachers, and community members during the 2021-22 school year! Lots of good stuff, and everyone....
Quilting classes are brought to you by WEM Community Education. Supplies are available for rent or sale. Color options, prices, and other details are provided in the registration forms. Contact class instructor, Lisa Nagel with questions: 507-420-3178.
WEM School Store is now online offering Buccaneer clothing for youth and adults. Pick up orders in Faribault, or have it delivered to your home for a small fee. Also, follow the WEM School Store Facebook page.
Due to the resignation and retirement of Joel Whitehurst, effective June 30, 2022, the School Board of Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Public Schools (WEM) is conducting a search for a new superintendent. Community and staff input regarding the superintendent search is now requested, and a public survey is available for stakeholders to fill out beginning October 15 and ending at midnight on November 3, 2021. The survey can be taken online or via hard copies available at the district office.
Subscribe to our E-Newsletter or read past issues. These e-newsletters are sent monthly a few days after the school board meetings. WEM School Board meetings are scheduled for the fourth Monday of each month with the third Monday as an alternative if the 4th Monday is a holiday. They are live-streamed on Zoom, and recordings are made available afterward. School board work/planning session meetings, when necessary, are scheduled for the second Thursday of each month and are also live-streamed. Consult the school calendar for details. Content of the e-newsletters includes board meeting summaries and accompanying reports as well as photos and highlights of school activities and previews of upcoming events.
Hard Copy Newsletter
Buccaneer Connection is a newsletter sent via postal mail to all residential, business, and PO Box addresses within the school district, which includes the zip codes of 56096, 56028, 55052, 55087, 56052. Parents / guardians of WEM students who do not reside within those zip codes should also receive the Buccaneer Connection. If you are not receiving it, please contact Pegi Wolff in the district office to request to be added to the mailing list. Past issues are also archived online. Note, the publication schedule has changed from quarterly to twice per year, December and June.
WEM will continue to follow the guidance from Governor Walz, the Minnesota Department of Education, the Minnesota Department of Health, and local public health agencies regarding COVID-19 precautions. Student and staff safety is our top priority. Updates will be shared on the district website, social media, and via email.
Parents are encouraged to check their email messages often as things may change quickly. Please contact your child's school office if you have any questions.
507-362-4439 Elementary Office
507-685-4222 Middle School Office (Morristown)
507-362-4431 High School Office
The Minnesota Department of Health offers this tool for all Minnesotans who have not yet been vaccinated to be notified when they are eligible for the vaccine and connected to resources and information on when/where/how.
Are you a graduate of Waterville-Elysian-Morristown (WEM) or pre-1990 Waterville-Elysian or Morristown public schools? If so, we invite you to complete the alumni questionnaire so that we can contact you about things like scholarships and reunions.