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News and Notes: 7.6

We’ve been at this whole learning-during-a-pandemic thing for over a year now, Trojans. We are approaching seven months of in-person and Virtual Academy learning for the 20/21 school year with about three to go. Each day, week, and month brings with it its own set of challenges and triumphs. As weeks go, this one was … Continued

News and Notes: 7.5

Vaccinations & Half Days I sent a notice out yesterday but want to mention it here too. In partnership with the Washtenaw County Health Department, we are hosting a pop up COVID-19 vaccine clinic in our district. The first dose will be administered on Monday, March 1 and the second dose on Monday, March 22. … Continued

News and Notes 7.4

Good Things Come In Threes This week, Whitmore Lake Public Schools Athletic Director, Brad McCormack, earned distinction from the National Interscholastic Association of Athletic Administrators (NIAAA) as a Certified Athletic Administrator, or CAA. To earn this distinction, Mr. McCormack has demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. … Continued

News and Notes 7.3

COVID Update The week of October 26 yielded no new cases in WLPS.  However, I want to reaffirm my commitment to sharing information as soon as possible with our parents so safety decisions can be made within each family.  It is important to note that despite the recent burst of positive cases, none of them … Continued

WLPS Return to Learn Update

Good Evening, Last week I shared components of the Governor’s Return to School Roadmap, which allows for the reopening of schools in Phase 4.  (Link to Letter) Currently, my staff and I are developing our Return to Learn plan for Board of Education (BOE) approval early in August.  The BOE and I reviewed and discussed … Continued

News and Notes: Cool Things

I am going to jump right to some of the cool stuff that has happened this week and, then, end with some information on book and technology collection.   Cool Thing #1 Mrs. Sue Wanamaker, Principal of Whitmore Lake Elementary School, announced her retirement earlier this year.  However, an appropriate celebration with staff and students was … Continued

End of School Year News and Notes

On behalf of the Board of Education, thank you to the dedicated staff members who made 2020 successful despite the most unusual of tragedies befalling our country.  And, thank you to our partners at home who assisted in navigating the content gaps, technology hurdles, and who lent a few shoulders to hold the head of … Continued

News and Notes: 4 Bright Spots

It isn’t lost on me that our theme for this year was #BestYearEver. When we chose that theme, it wasn’t a declaration of this being the best year there ever was. It was more of a challenge for all of us to be intentional with our time, to try new things, to push ourselves to … Continued

COVID-19 Shut Down Update for Families

Dear WLPS Families, Last night, in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19),  Governor Whitmer ordered the closure of all K-12 school buildings starting Monday, March 16 through Sunday, April 5. School buildings are scheduled to reopen on Monday, April 6. Starting at the end of the school day today, WLPS is closing … Continued

Let’s Talk About Our Audit…

The 100 plus page document, commonly referred to as the “audit’, always brings about the urge to yawn.  I firmly believe the Executive Summary was developed because accountants knew that going through the entire audit can be a yawner!  But, I will say this about WLPS audits of late: they are full of good news, … Continued

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