Considering Whitmore Lake Public Schools is the educational institution of the Whitmore Lake community, we understand our public schools and those who run them have a duty and opportunity to be involved with the local community on a deeper level than most are able to be. That’s why WLPS values community involvement and is always taking steps to have a positive impact on Whitmore Lake and its citizens, in and out of the classroom.
Community service is an essential way for students to explore their interests, show colleges what they believe in, and define a possible career path. By engaging in volunteer work, teens have an opportunity to learn experientially.
Nothing says service in a more pronounced fashion in Whitmore Lake than the community service our students put in during Rake N Run. (Note: If you have never heard of it, Rake N Run is an event planned by the WLHS National Honor Society with a goal of raking as many yards of senior citizens in one day as possible. All students in grades 7 through 12 participate.)
While we work to support those in need in our county, we have a new program to also support our local families and students called Warm Up Whitmore Lake Coat Drive. As the weather cools down, we need to make sure all our students have the proper winter clothing. Help us Warm up Whitmore Lake by donating new or gently used coats and/or gift card/cash donations to help us meet the needs of families in our district. Collection boxes are available in all buildings.
WLES has successfully participated in SOCKtober, where we, as a district, we have collected almost 1,300 pairs of socks in the past for the homeless in our area! Last year we had the goal of getting 3,000 pairs of socks and had great help thanks to the Detroit Area Modern Mopar group who collected 700 alone. When SOCKtober is happening each year, you’ll find boxes placed around the halls of WLES for easy drop off. All the socks donated each SOCKtober are donated directly to the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County.
The Builder’s Club spent a day writing letters to our Veterans, including family members and Veterans they know. Students brought in stationary and stamps to help offset the cost of sending the letters.