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News and Notes 4.14

Each week, I proudly share and celebrate our successes with you.  I know many of you see this news as we have the highest social media engagement in the region.  This data shows me that you care and that you are interested.  There is a lot of good going on in and around our schools. … Continued

News and Notes 4.13

UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, the February 9th performance of The Jungle Book has been cancelled. There will be a performance on Saturday, February 10th at 7:00 pm and two performances on Sunday, February 11th at 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Strategic Planning The WLPS BOE has approved a contract with the Michigan Association of … Continued

News and Notes: 4.12

“Children are the postcards we send to a future we will not see.”  (Unknown author)  While reviewing literacy and curriculum policies this week, I found myself thinking about this quotation and the responsibility we have as adults overseeing the education of children.  When I say adults I don’t just mean teachers.  I mean all of … Continued

News and Notes: 4.11

To Be or Not To Be…. A School Board Member January is School Board Appreciation Month.  Probably not on a lot calendars, right?  January is a month where people try to stick to New Year’s resolutions. They don’t think about legal resolutions.  The members of the WLPS Board of Education (BOE) get to do both … Continued

Have a Great Holiday Break!

We will be back to share great things happening at WLPS on January 12, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. with our first Between Two Terns Facebook Live episode of 2018. I will be joined by our Community Relations and Recreation Director, Maria Carter-Ewald, who will be filling us in on an exciting new WL Wellness program. We … Continued

News and Notes 4.10

#Snowday I have to admire the grit of teachers.  They do the work that is not always seen or rewarded.  They don’t take the easy way when so often they could.  Every day, they rise to the occasion to teach, care for, and strengthen this community’s children.  For that, I love to sing their praises. … Continued

News and Notes: 4.9

Tis the Season for Giving For those of you who follow WLPS on Facebook, you may have seen my interview with National Honor Society President and WLHS senior, Mackenzie Kelley, last Friday.  Mackenzie highlighted the many ways our middle school and high school students get involved with giving this time of year, which is really, … Continued

News and Note: 4.8

Proud of Our Students I want to give praise to the accomplishments of a young man at Whitmore Lake High School.  Caleb Henning recently received a commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.  Caleb, like most students at WLHS, went through a battery of tests provided by SAT during his underclassmen years.  One of those … Continued

News and Notes: 4.7

Science is for Girls, Too As a principal, I run when I hear the word “diva.”  Anybody labeled as such is going to bring big-time drama into my life.   Digital Divas on the other hand, now that is worth getting to know more about.  Why?  It’s science…science, engineering, math, and technology to be more specific.  … Continued

News and Notes: 4.4

  Sinking Fund – Projects on “Track” If you have been on our Middle School/High School campus this school year, you’ve likely noticed piles of dirt, forklifts, and semi-trucks.  WLPS is fully engaged in the renovations to which we committed when our sinking fund was passed in 2016.  Here is a quick rundown of what … Continued

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