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News and Notes

#BestYearEver: Literacy at WLES

At this time last year, WLES created the Literacy Leadership Team.  This group of classroom teachers, teacher consultants, reading interventionists, paraprofessionals, our principal, parents, and Northfield Township Area Library staff meet monthly to infuse our school community with positive opportunities to learn how to read and write.  The team focuses on engaging & partnering with … Continued

WLES News and Notes

2020 is off and running here at Whitmore Lake Elementary School! In addition to teaching and learning, so far in 2020 we’ve been busy with PTO and parent meetings, Popcorn Fridays, the Healthy Kids Club afterschool program, Builders Club projects, MAP testing, Literacy Leadership Team meetings, Homework Club, ECC Playgroups, and a safety drill. This … Continued

#BestYearEver: Trojan Athletics

Even though we have kicked off the winter season of Trojan athletics, we are still celebrating all our teams’ accomplishments from this fall. Below is a quick overview of the highlights as well as a preview of what we have to look forward to over the next few months with our Winter sports teams. Join … Continued

News and Notes 6.2

The season is upon us Deer season? Yes! However, I’ve been too busy to commit to that just yet.  What I am committed to is the season of giving. Having just spent a good chunk of my month in China (I’ll share more in another blog as to why I was there), I returned to … Continued

#BestYearEver: National Honor Society

The members of the Whitmore Lake chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) work to make every school year the best year ever. Once you’re familiar with the values that NHS members are committed to — scholarship, service, leadership, and character — it is easy to understand why our students are so passionate about helping … Continued

News and Notes: 6.1

Greatest Year Ever A teacher was joking with me by pointing out, “If this is the greatest year ever, then what do you call next year?”  Those teachers…they’re a funny bunch at times.  Perhaps the “greatest year ever” is a bit hyperbolic, but, for sure, this year is filled with greatness worthy of celebration. From … Continued

#BestYearEver: College and Career Readiness

Both personally and professionally, October is one of my favorite months of the year. When I was little, I always looked forward to it because I got to celebrate both my birthday and Halloween in close succession. While birthdays certainly don’t hold the same excitement they did in my youth, my adult self appreciates October … Continued

#BestYearEver: Trojan Athletics

The 2019/20 school year is one that I am excited for. For the first time since 1973, Whitmore Lake is no longer a member of the Tri-County Conference.  This year, our student-athletes will compete in the Michigan Independent Athletic Conference (MIAC). The MIAC is comprised of 13 schools separated into divisions.  This new year in … Continued

Diving Deeper: Spring Athletics

The spring rains brought the greenest and most beautiful grass…however, it also provided us unplayable fields for baseball and softball and extremely cold and wet conditions for golf and track. Regardless of the weather, there was plenty to be proud of for the Spring season in Trojan territory. BASEBALL: When interviewing new head coach Scott … Continued

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