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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. 
 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.
 January 17, 2017 - Students enjoy WWES Winter Carnival
students in line to play games   bounce house fun   students playing a game  
 students and parents line up to eat  student playing a game


January 19, 2016, PARADY sponsors AR/Family 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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Great Things Are Happening In Sumter District Schools

  • 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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  • Social Studies Adoption Textbook Review

    The Sumter County School Board has begun the textbook review process for Social Studies. We welcome all stakeholders to take part in the review process. Below you will find textbooks associated with each course.

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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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    The District School Board of Sumter County will soon consider a measure to DECREASE its property tax levy below the rolled-back rate.

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  • Sumter is a Top Florida School District

    School Superintendent Rick Shirley is pleased to announce Sumter is ranked 11th out of 67 school districts moving up from 17th in Florida according to a preliminary school grades press release by the Department of Education.

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    School Superintendent Richard Shirley, on behalf of the Sumter School District, welcomes students on August 10, 2016 for the beginning of a new school year.

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  • School Grades

    A Message from the Central Florida Public School Board Coalition

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  • State Junior Solar Sprint Champions

    Maria Alberran and Blake Gonzalez (The Flashers) of South Sumter Middle School placed third in the state Junior Solar Sprint competition in Cocoa Beach on Saturday, May 14th.

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  • Vocational Press Release

    The Sumter County School District offers a number of exciting Career and Technical Education opportunities to students.

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  • Sumter Surpasses the State Average on State Assessments

    Sumter County is among the top school districts on state exams, according to the latest wave of preliminary testing information released by the Department of Education.

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  • Commissioner’s Business/Volunteer Recognition Awards

    Marie Elfton and Rhonda Casey from Tutors for Kids, Education Commissioner Pam Stewart, Sumter School Superintendent Rick Shirley are shown

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