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Stay Home, Stay Safe

Good Evening, Happy first day of “Stay Home, Stay Safe.”  I’m sure most of you are aware of Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order issued yesterday, which effectively extends the school closure through April 13, 2020. Many of you have questions about how this will impact our efforts to educate our students during the period of the … Continued

Whitmore Lake Athletics Winter Recap

Our first winter sports season as part of the MIAC was fun, to say the least!  The bowling teams had one of the best seasons in recent memory. The boys basketball team came within two games of a conference championship. We joined a cooperative with Ann Arbor Huron and Milan to add ice hockey and … Continued

Joint Statement from Washtenaw County Superintendents

An email sent by Superintendent Tom DeKeyser on 3/18/2020 Good Evening, I’ve been working with staff and teachers this week in an effort to prepare our students for enrichment and engagement in content which will keep minds sharp.  Teachers will be reaching out to students at the secondary level via emails or apps.  Pre K … Continued

WLPS Food Program During Shut Down

UPDATED 3/27/2020. The meal program will take place until school resumes. Hi WLPS Families,  In order to make pick-up for Grab-and-Go breakfast and lunch more convenient for our families, we will have one pick-up time from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday-Friday at Whitmore Lake Elementary School until June 5 where you can pick up … Continued

COVID-19 Shut Down Update for Families

Dear WLPS Families, Last night, in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19),  Governor Whitmer ordered the closure of all K-12 school buildings starting Monday, March 16 through Sunday, April 5. School buildings are scheduled to reopen on Monday, April 6. Starting at the end of the school day today, WLPS is closing … Continued

Let’s Talk About Our Audit…

The 100 plus page document, commonly referred to as the “audit’, always brings about the urge to yawn.  I firmly believe the Executive Summary was developed because accountants knew that going through the entire audit can be a yawner!  But, I will say this about WLPS audits of late: they are full of good news, … Continued

#BestYearEver: Why WLPS?

  I am passionate when I describe Whitmore Lake Public Schools.  I was watching our girls’ basketball team play earlier this month.  It was an exciting game in which the girls won and cemented their chances of winning their first league title in decades. What was really cool about the game was watching five young … Continued

#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

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