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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

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

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