WBSD Weekly Update
Friday, May 6, 2022
Our Teachers are AWESOME!
WBSD is grateful for all of our wonderful teachers! A special thank you to all the families and parents that made our teachers feel special during Teacher Appreciation Week! The breakfast bites, lunches, and gifts were truly appreciated!
We love our WBSD teachers and community!
Don't Forget to Take the Survey!
The West Bloomfield School District is considering changing the start and end times of the school day at various levels to better meet the needs of our students. The School Time Study Group would like to hear your feedback regarding what schedule would best meet the needs of our students. Please make sure you submit your responses by Sunday, May 8, 2022. The survey can be found here: https://forms.gle/R94vpDevQtQ3Mo8WA
Thank you for your feedback and input in advance.
Assistant Superintendent for Business Services
What an Honor!
Congratulations to Doherty, Sheiko, and Scotch Elementary Schools! All three schools have been named Capturing Kids' Hearts National Showcase Schools! You are commended for your commitment to building a safe and caring culture through the Capturing Kids’ Hearts processes.
WB Optimists 2022 Be Like Bob Scholarship Recipients
1st Place Sophia Watha, $2,500 scholarship
Co-founder, American Red Cross Club at WBHS
Involved in DECA, Distributive Education Clubs of America, Earth Club, served on Youth Advisory Council for State Representative Mari Manoogian
Participated in competition at DECA Nationals in April in Atlanta
Will be attending University of Michigan majoring in Economics with a career goal of becoming a lawyer.
2nd Place Amani Kayat, $1,500 scholarship
Involved in DECA, Earth Club and currently doing an architecture internship
Participated in DECA Nationals in Atlanta
Has a strong interest in the environment. Teamed up with Doherty Elementary School's Garden Club to add plants to the school's grounds.
Will attend Michigan State University majoring in Business with a career goal of starting a non-profit encouraging protection of the environment.
WBHS Medical Skills
The medical skills students at West Bloomfield High School had the unique opportunity to work with a team of medical professionals from the birthing center at Henry Ford Hospital West Bloomfield. The students, led by Liza Zanotti and Kelli Danton, were able to learn about birthing practices, see, feel and learn about a real placenta, observe and interact with common medical tools and devices, and also had the opportunity to wear an empathy belly and experience the feel of carrying a baby. It was an amazing day!
‘Small Kindnesses’: A Collaborative Poem by Teenagers From Around the World
Congratulations to Honors American Literature sophomores Amaris Shockley and Christopher Brenner on their poetry publication in The New York Times! Their individual poetry submissions were both selected out of 1,300 worldwide! View article here.
Carol Wild, Teacher at Gretchko Nominated for Teacher of the Year
Carol was nominated for Teacher of the Year by Principal Sally Drummond. The annual event honors Oakland County teachers who have achieved the highest standards of excellence in their profession. The event took place at the Flagstar Strand Theater in Pontiac. Congrats, Carol!
Updated OCHD -19 COVID guidance as of 3/15/22
Post surge recovery phase
If you test positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms (vaccinated or unvaccinated)
Monitor for symptoms for 10 days AND
Isolate for 5 days
Can return to school on day 6 IF
Symptoms are improving AND
Can/will wear a well-fitted mask for day 6-10 OR
Stay home for 10 days IF
Symptoms do not improve
Unable to wear a mask
If you have a fever, stay home until you are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.
Exposed at home/household/community (vaccinated or unvaccinated)
Wear a mask for 10 days post exposure
Monitor for symptoms for 10 days
Test 3-7 days after exposure and/or if symptoms develop
School exposure (vaccinated or unvaccinated)
Consider wearing a mask for 10 days
Monitor for symptoms for 10 days
Test if symptoms develop
If your student has possible COVID-19 symptoms, tests positive for COVID-19, or has had known COVID-19 exposure, please reach out to your student’s campus prior to sending them back to school for further guidance.
We would love to feature our WBSD 2022 senior class and their accomplishments with their own "Senior Spotlight" social media post. If you or your senior would like to be highlighted, complete this quick form: https://tinyurl.com/4chpcu98
Congratulations Class of 2022! Please be patient for your submission to appear.
West Bloomfield Township Public Library
· Friends in Our World: Jewish Friends (Kids)
· Asian American Authors (Teens)
Virtual Drawn to Read
May 3 - 31 at 9:30 or 11 a.m. via Zoom
Help your preschooler prepare for kindergarten as we work on learning activities that involve motor skills through creative crayon drawings. Children will learn proper pencil grip and how to tell wonderful stories through drawings. Storytime kits are available for check out with materials needed for each class during the session. Limited to residents of West Bloomfield and contract communities. Recommended for ages 3-5 years. Registration required.
Graphically Diverse YA Graphic Novel Club
Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m. via Zoom
Young adults in 9-12 grade are invited to join in this discussion about the graphic novel Be More Chill by Ned Vizzini and David Levithan. Before the meeting, pick up a kit that contains a copy of the graphic novel--yours to keep--a snack, and a small surprise that ties in with the book. Registration required.