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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

News and Notes 4.3

Our Number 1 Job To groups of students, I say the following many, many times in the beginning, middle, and end of each school year, “Our number one job is to improve your ability to learn.” Obviously, there are a lot of things that factor into getting this job done. But, at its core, school … Continued

News and Notes 4.2

It’s Homecoming week, Trojans! One of our beloved retired English teachers, Sandi Klump, after reviewing an essay that needed a little more development would often say “Don’t just tell me. Show me.” I am taking her advice. I’ve captured little snapshots of the #TrojanPride felt in our Early Childhood Center through the 12th grade and … Continued

News and Notes: 4.1

It was packed at the WLES Open House two weeks ago. Wednesday I could not find a parking spot at the Early Childhood Center for their orientation. Then later in the day, I talked to moms and dads late into the evening at the Middle School and High School Parent Night. School is officially back … Continued

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