And we are now an
AVID Certified School Site!!!!

 WWES, winner within every student


Mission Statement
Wildwood Elementary School endeavors to provide an academic, nurturing, and safe learning environment where diversity is respected and individuality is encouraged.
Children, our most valuable assets, are provided an opportunity to achieve academic excellence and interact through engaging and challenging experiences. 
Faculty and staff members are dedicated professionals who promote shared accountability among the home, child, school, and community to develop responsible, knowledgeable, productive, and compassionate citizens committed to lifelong learning. 

Please consider becoming a volunteer for Wildwood  Elementary School. If you would like to help in the classrooms or attend field trips, you must become a “registered" volunteer.

Follow the link below to fill out the volunteer application online.

  Wildwood Elementary School Book Fair will be open Tuesday, February 21-27th.

picture of book fair and 3 book fair workers



 Principal Mr. Temple and Mrs. Betty Caruthers honor Wildwood Elementary School's Teacher of the year, Mrs. Badger.
Mrs. Betty Caruthers, a representative for the Retired Teachers Association, along with Principal Mr. Temple and Wildwood Elementary School's Teacher of the year, Mrs. Badger, show just a few of the books that were donated to Wildwood Elementary School by the Retired Teachers Association.
 WWES students attended an orchestra concert, on Feb. 14, 2017, in The Villages.  The theme was Broadway musicals. It was an exciting experience for the students to visit the Sharon Performing Arts Center.

a group of elementary school students at a concert


group of students with condert singer

students getting autographs from singer


January 19, 2016, PARADY and IT TAKES A VILLAGE sponsor AR/Family Literacy Night. 
Students and parents enjoy food, reading, a puppet show, and prizes.

students watch a puppet show

a gradnparent reading with her grandson   students waiting to see if they win a prize  
The Water Ventures truck for Science visits Wildwood Elementary School.
 students learn about the science of water  students learn about recycling inside the water ventures truck
 “S.T.E.A.M. Team After-School Program”
(click S.T.E.A.M. for more information)

“Congratulations STEAM Team Robotics Group! 

Click HERE to read more about the competition”


WWES Website is still under construction.
Feel free to look around as we continue to update our information. 
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  • Sumter School District Controlled Open Enrollment

    The Sumter District Controlled Open Enrollment (COE) program provides an opportunity for students to attend a school of their choice outside the student’s assigned zoned school, as long as the requested school is not at permanent program capacity and does not violate the class size amendment. The parent/guardian of students wishing to attend a school outside their zoned area must submit a COE Application to the Sumter County School Board during the established open enrollment periods. Submitting an application does not guarantee that the student will be approved to transfer to the requested school of choice. If approved, the parent/guardian is responsible for transportation.

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Great Things Are Happening In Sumter District Schools

  • Big Springs Regional Science Fair

    The 2017 Big Springs Regional Science Fair brought out the best and brightest middle and high school students to discuss their science research, experimental designs, and interesting conclusions with a host of judges from a variety of professions. Sumter County students joined the competition with students from Marion and Levy Counties.

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  • Notice of School Board Meeting Cancellation

    The Board Meeting scheduled for March 21, 2017 has been cancelled.

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  • AVID Students Perfect the Art of Public Speaking!

    On February 2, 2017AVID students joined together to participate in the 5th Annual Sumter County AVID Speech Contest. The top contenders to compete were: Sydney Bagony, Katie Olsen, Anel Paniagua, Krisha Patel, Taqouia Schroeder, and Carnyla Williams (middle school category); Sarah Fazekas, Ariana Hernandez, Baily Huttel, Emily McDonald, Alexia Morgan and Kaley Razo (9-10th grade high school category); and Brandon Clark, Manuel Miranda, Kari Niblack, Lauren Schoeneman, McKenna Wright, Caris Vogel (11-12th grade high school category).

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  • School Board Meeting Schedule and Locations Set for the New Year

    The Sumter County School Board unanimously approved a revised 2017 School Board meeting schedule at the January School Board meeting. Meetings are generally scheduled for the first and third Tuesday of every month. Long time Board Member Haydn Evans brought up the idea of resuming quarterly meetings in Wildwood. Superintendent Rick Shirley said, “We aim to serve the public in the most user friendly way possible and we hope these meeting locations make it easier for the public to attend and be involved.”

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  • Hour of Code

    Students in Sumter County schools participated in the Hour of Code as part of Computer Science Education Week and were among tens of millions of people around the world to take part in the largest learning event in history. More than 3,000 students from all grades in Sumter completed at least one Hour of Code. Students and teachers chose from a variety of activities for kindergarten and up using desktop computers, laptops, interactive white boards, Promethean tables and iPads.

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  • Sumter STEM Vision-Are You In?

    Sumter teachers are leading the state in instructional practices that promote STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics) learning as a result of their year-long involvement and intensive training through the Lake and Sumter Math Science Partnership grant

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  • Art in the Capitol Middle School Competition Results

    Middle school students from across the county submitted original pieces of art to the district’s first ever Art in the Capitol competition. “The pieces included paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer generated art and photographs.

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  • Art in the Capitol Middle School Competition

    The Sumter County school district is hosting an Art in the Capitol competition for students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade. All public, charter, private and homeschool students are eligible to participate. All entries are due Monday, November 29, 2016.

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  • Harnessing Technology to Enhance Student Learning

    A digital classroom is one of many important tools to help our students be successful in today’s rapidly changing global society. Schools in Sumter County have secured the electronic infrastructure needed for breakthroughs in digital learning, thanks to the support of Superintendent Rick Shirley and the Sumter County School Board.

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  • Sumter Students are Earning Industry Certifications at a Higher Rate than Ever Before

    Exciting news! At a time when workforce demands for technical skills and industry certification are at an all-time high, the schools in Sumter County have increased the number of students earning industry-relevant credentials by twenty-five percent (25%) with 203 industry certifications awarded this school year!

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