The Wilson Beacon

Sports teams cope with funding losses

Alex Holmes

March 10, 2020

After suffering two successive blows to their financing last fall, Wilson athletic teams are ramping up fundraising efforts and spending more conservatively. In October, Wilson lost access to over $170,000 in funds because the s...

Fundraising efforts robust following funding loss

Chloe Fatsis

October 14, 2019

The wrestling team needs new mats. The price tag? $8,000 The new volleyball net cranks? $14,000. Football uniforms, not including pads and helmets? $18,000.  Wilson used to be able to afford things like these, but now, aft...

Wilson loses over $170,000

Chloe Fatsis and Max Karp

September 8, 2019

Wilson is scrambling to make up for more than $170,000 in funding after losing access to an account that for years collected money from renting out the school’s field, gymnasiums, and auditorium. The funding shortfall will affect everything...

Mandated expenses undercut budget increase

Zara Hall

March 2, 2019

Wilson’s budget has increased to $20 million for the 2020 fiscal year, up $1.5 million from this school year. Yet DCPS has already designated most of the additional funds for increased security costs and mandated positions at...

Wilson cuts ASL I class

Wilson cuts ASL I class

November 11, 2018

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