Buffalo Weekly - September 4

September 2-20 - MAP Testing
September 12 - Half Day of School (School ends at 11:30)
September 13 - Mid-Autumn Festival (No School!)
September 25 - Talent Show
September 30-October 4 - National Day Holiday (No School)

News & Events at WYIS


We are unable to add after-school activities to the mobile PowerSchool apps. Parents and students will have to use the PowerSchool website to view and register for after-school activities.

Elementary students will only be allowed to join 2 after-school activities each semester. This will give other children the opportunity to join an after-school activity as well. If there are still spots available one week after registration begins, or after September 4,then registration will open for children to join more than 2 activities. In this situation, parents will need to email Mr. Householder your child’s name, grade, and the exact name of the club so that he can manually add your child to the activity.

Quarter 1 (Q1) after-school activity registration start TODAY, August 28. Q1 Activities include the following:

  • CrossFit Kids (EC4-5)
  • Art (Grades 1-3)
  • Badminton (Grades 2-3)
  • The Voice of China (Grades 2-5)
  • Choir (Grades 3-5)
  • Soccer (Grades 3-5)
  • After-School Band (Grade 5, Ms. McCutchan)
  • After-School Band (Grade 5, Mr. Balusdan)
  • Ukulele (Grades 6-8)
  • After-School Band (Grades 6-12)
  • Studio Ghibli Animation (Grades 6-12)
  • Mural Art (Grades 6-12)

If you have questions or ideas regarding after-school activities, please contact After-School Activities Coordinator, Aaron Householder.


Did you know parents can have library accounts, too? If you have a child enrolled in our school, you may come to the library to create your own library account. You, too, can borrow library books.

Please read the library hours below to find out when you can come create your account. (NOTE: This offer does NOT include grandparents, aunts, uncles, or even siblings not enrolled in our school.)


  • Monday: 7:45am – 9:30am, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
  • Tuesday: 7:45am – 9:30am, 2:30pm – 3:05pm
  • Wednesday: 7:45am – 9:30am, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
  • Thursday: 7:45am – 9:30am, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
  • Friday: 7:45am – 9:30am, 2:30pm – 4:00pm


Save the date for the WYIS Talent Show! This year's show will be at 6:30 on Wednesday, September 25.

Talent Show is for students in grades 4-12 and is based on audition only. Parents of students in grades 4-12 should have already received an email with information about audition times.


This week, we are testing MAP® (Measures of Academic Progress ®) testing for students in grades 3-5 and 9-10. We conduct MAP tests regularly throughout the year, which allows us to track students’ growth each time they test. To learn more about MAP, please visit https://www.nwea.org/parent-toolkit/ or contact your child’s teacher.

Week 1 MAP (September 2-6) - Grades 3-5, Grades 9-10
Week 2 MAP (September 9-12) - EC5-Grade 2, Grades 9-10 (Wednesday only)
Week 3 MAP (September 16-20) - Grades 6-8


We love it when WYIS graduates and former students come back to campus for a visit, but we do ask your consideration when planning those visits. Please plan to visit only during lunchtime (12-12:45), in order to avoid distracting learning in the classroom. Also, please remember to check in with the front desk as a visitor, and follow all standard school rules. If you would like to arrange a visit outside of the lunch hour, it must be approved by the secondary principal. Questions? Please Secondary Principal, Tom Williams.