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News and Notes: Special Sinking Fund Edition

Keep Up The Momentum I saw the excavator lift the first scoops of asphalt from the WLES parking lot this morning.  Shortly after that project started, a crew was onsite to start the playground demolition. Wow, I thought.  Yesterday, the lot was full of cars and the playground loaded with kids. Today, a whole new … Continued

News and Notes: 4.23

School’s Out…For Summer The great thing about a blog is you get to look back and read all the great stuff our schools do from the start of the year to the end. Ten News and Notes which I think tell the story of Whitmore Lake Public Schools the best for the 2017/2018 school year … Continued

News and Notes: 4.22

Special Spring Sports Edition Guest Blogger: Brad McCormack Athletic Director I can simply sum up the spring season with this: Today, there is a chance of sunshine or clouds, unseasonably hot or maybe freezing temps, a chance of rain and wind, snow possible, or hail, or even something that will fall from the sky that … Continued

News and Notes: 4.21

An Exciting Board Meeting! If you have ever watched a board meeting, you are scratching your head with the title of this week’s blog.  Board meetings are seldom celebrated for their entertainment value.  What made the May 11 meeting so much fun?  I can think of three reasons. The Board presented lifetime athletic passes to Bill … Continued

News and Notes: 4.20

Celebrating our Teachers This week has been dubbed National Teacher Appreciation Week.  On behalf of the WLPS Board of Education, I want to extend my sincere appreciation to our teaching staff for their efforts in developing the young minds of our community’s young people.  It is a privilege to work with the teachers in this … Continued

News and Notes 4.19

​​Planning for the Future A couple of weeks ago, parents, students, teachers, community members and the WLPS Board of Education met to review all the information gathered from community input sessions and surveys for a long Saturday of strategic planning.  One of the most prominent outcomes of the strategic planning process was the need to continue using … Continued

News and Notes 4.18

Update on School Threat This week I received news from the Washtenaw County Court system regarding the release of one the individuals involved in threats made against Whitmore Lake Public Schools.  While it is important for all to understand the privacy rights of individuals, I feel it is equally important for the parents to have … Continued

News and Notes 4.17

Project Playground Update We are wrapping up week five of Project Playground: $50k for Play! Our staff really lead the way this week! With their $1,000 Matching Monday pledge, even more staff donations that came in on Monday, and then a retiree, Marlene Beck, who made a Slide Super Star level investment this week our staff’s … Continued

News and Notes: 4.16

Response and Reflection This week our schools were embroiled in threats of violence.  Students, past and present, were involved.  Northfield Township Police Department issued a press release this afternoon with an update on arraignment. You can find it HERE.  An obvious question many students and parents have about the incident is “Will the students involved … Continued

News and Notes 4.15

Today was an exciting fun day as our high school varsity basketball teams, marching band, and many students and staff headed to Little Caesars Arena to play against Clinton. You can learn more about this event in a mini-Facebook Live I did today from LCA. You can view it HERE.  I also encourage you to … Continued

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