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News and Notes

Diving Deeper: A Student’s Perspective

When some people hear the name Whitmore Lake they say, “I’ve never heard of that,” or “Where is that?” When I hear the name Whitmore Lake, I immediately think that’s my school, and I’m proud to go there. I have been a student at Whitmore Lake Public Schools my whole life. I’ve never known anywhere … Continued

Diving Deeper: Technology Update

With the help of our community and their support for Whitmore Lake Public Schools, the first year of sinking fund technology updates is well underway. This is an exciting time for our district. Most of the classroom technology is old and will not support updates in 2020, so this is where our focus begins. All … Continued

Alumni Spotlight

In lieu of News and Notes today, head to our Facebook page for a LIVE Alumni Spotlight with 1986 WLHS graduate Michelle Rogers. She is currently the National Manager for the Storytellers Project, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK. She is an award-winning journalist, community advocate and provides great insight for our students on how … Continued

Diving Deeper: Autism Awareness Month

Guest Contributor: Melissa Heuker, Director of Student Services April is Autism Awareness month worldwide, but in Whitmore Lake Public Schools, we celebrate differences year round.  In 2018, the CDC determined that 1 in 59 children are diagnosed with autism (1 in 37 boys and 1 in 151 girls). About 2% of Whitmore Lake students are … Continued

Diving Deeper: 2018-19 Winter Sports Recap: Whitmore Lake Trojan Athletics

Guest Contributor: Brad McCormack, Director of Athletics I asked each coach to share some highlights from this past season and what we can expect in the future.  I am happy to share those. But, first, let’s honor the following athletes:    ALL-CONFERENCE/SCHOLAR-ATHLETE The following student-athletes have been recognized by the TCC: Note: basketball is the … Continued

Diving Deeper: Literacy at WLES

Guest Contributor: Heidi Roy-Borland It’s March! For many elementary schools that means it’s Reading Month. While that is true at WLES, our focus is on improving literacy all year long. At the state level, Michigan is driving improvements in literacy by providing educators with current research and best practices through a collection of documents called … Continued

News and Notes: 5.4

Mr. Munz Retires – Welcome, Ms. Messina   Last month marked the end of a long, distinguished career of Mr. Jay Munz.  Mr. Munz began his career as a high school math teacher in the late 90s.  He was the consummate professional.  I always admired how he could keep himself calm and address challenges with … Continued

Whitmore Lake is the Right Choice for Kindergarten

Guest Contributors: Tom DeKeyser & Michelle Heuft, Professional Educator and WLES Parent Kindergarten is the focus this week and next.  In fact, be sure to tune in to my “Off the Deep End” Facebook live feature to hear from Kindergartners.  I’ve challenged a few a cannonball contest at the WLPS pool!! No cannonballs this week, though.   This … Continued

News and Notes 5.3

No News and Notes Blog this week due to the half day.  However, here are some reminders: The Drama Club is performing this weekend.  Students in grades 5-8 will display their collective talents in Night at the Wax Museum.  Shows are Saturday at 7:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm. No School on Monday.  This … Continued

Diving Deeper: Expanding Advanced Placement

Guest Contributor: Jill Henry, Director of Instruction In the past few years, WLHS has added three Advanced Placement (AP) courses — AP Statistics, AP Language and Composition, and AP Computer Science Principles. This year, following a decade of student success in AP U.S. Government and Politics, the social studies department expanded its offerings to include … Continued

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