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.)
At Whitmore Lake, supporting and celebrating our student’s success doesn’t end when they receive their diploma. The Whitmore Lake Community Scholarships program seeks to reward graduating seniors who have shown dedication and excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, and community service, with a $1,000 scholarship to apply towards their higher education goals. In 2018, we awarded 22 scholarships to deserving students and aim to maintain that number in years to come – but in order to do so, we need your support. If you would like to contribute to a scholarship or fund a full grant, click the button below now. We accept donations of all sizes from individuals and businesses, plus, your gift is tax deductible!
The Whitmore Lake Foundation for Educational Excellence provides financial aid and public relations support to programs and projects that enhance the academic and extracurricular experiences of our students. Since their founding in 2006, WLFEE has provided over $15,000 in grants to the staff and students of our district. These funds have enabled numerous programs, including music therapy, learning mastery club, and peer assistance groups. Additionally, they’ve supplied our classrooms with supplies like iPads, laboratory kits, outdoor learning materials, and more! Help us ensure the continued excellence of our district’s educational experience by giving to WLFEE today. You can learn more about donation options and WLFEE’s mission on their website below.
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.