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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

Diving Deeper: WLHS Fall Sports Recap

Guest Contributor: Brad McCormack, Athletic Director From a trip to the cross country state finals to big plays and wins in football and volleyball, the fall sports season in Whitmore Lake was an exciting one.  Our student-athletes played their tails off to do some amazing things. What I am most proud of is how well … Continued

News and Notes: 5.2

WLPS Financial Update Last month the WLPS Board of Education was presented with another “clean” audit from our accounting firm.  This audit was an affirmation of accurate enrollment predictions, good bookkeeping and consistent decision making relative to maintaining revenues and expenditures.   There are many measurements which go into earning a clean audit.  One, in … Continued

Diving Deeper: Holiday Support Resource Guide

To view the video associated with this resource list head HERE Our panel: Preschool and WLES Social Worker Amber Masterson, (734) 449-2051 x1036, amber.masterson@wlps.net WLECC Family Service Worker Charlie Basham, (734) 449-4464 ext. 4001, charlie.basham@wlps.net WLMS/HS Social Worker, Maura Zindler, (734) 449-4461 ext. 3009, maura.zindler@wlps.net For families in need of assistance around the holidays.  Thanksgiving meal Northfield Human … Continued

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