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District Newsletter - May/June 2021 Edition
Learning and Leading for Tomorrow
24821 Hall Road
Woodhaven, MI 48183
CENTRAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATION
Mark Greathead --- Superintendent
Michael Belcher --- Director of Contracted Services
Greg Roberts --- Director of Human Resources
Joshua Smith --- Director of Finance
Stacy Vespremi --- Director of Curriculum
Matthew Salah --- Director of Special Services
Joshua Satterfield --- Director of Technology & Instructional Integration
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Cara Pimer --- President
Mikki Bertin-Kelsay --- Vice-President
Rob Harris --- Secretary
Jennifer Padgett --- Treasurer
Bruce Burke --- Trustee
Shannon Bauer-Perry --- Trustee
Laura Berry --- Trustee
A Note from Supt. Mark Greathead
Dear WBSD Families:
Congratulations! We have made it through what will likely be the most unique and challenging school year in our history. Thank you for your support and for trusting us to provide the best educational experience possible for your children.
I am very proud of what the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District was able to accomplish this school year. None of it would have been possible without our amazing teachers, administrators, and support staff.
As we look forward to the summer months, I just wanted to share some information with you.
First, our students’ learning and engagement should not end just because it is summer. In all grades, K-12, the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District is offering extended learning opportunities, from hosting Parks and Recreation programs and opening up our media centers, to providing learning camps and high school credit recovery.
Second, as we prepare for the 2021-22 school year, we are doing so with the intent of providing full-time, in-person instruction and learning, to all WBSD students, in safe, healthy, and welcoming environments. If you have a concern, either now or in the fall, about returning to in-person learning, please begin that conversation with your building principal.
Finally, meal distributions will continue throughout the summer. Pick-up locations will be at Woodhaven High School and Brownstown Middle School, on Mondays from 2-4 p.m. Additional information, including bus stop meal distribution sites, is available on our website, www.mywbsd.org.
Thank you for your continued support of the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District. Have a safe and healthy summer.
Mark Greathead Superintendent
Woodhaven-Brownstown School District
Communities Come Together to Support WBSD $144 Million Bond Proposal
Thank you to our communities for supporting our bond proposal! The WBSD is dedicated to providing the very best for our students in maintaining our vision as a destination for excellence. We cannot do this without the continued support of our communities.
As we plan for the next 8-10 years, this bond will allow the district to continually improve facilities, upgrade technology and equipment, increase program enhancements and provide improvements to athletic fields, playgrounds and site improvements.
Thank you for your continued support. By working together, we have proven we can do great things!
Phase I Bond Construction to Begin with WHS Athletic Improvements
Bond construction work is set to begin in July 2021 at Woodhaven High School with the construction of new turf baseball and softball fields, as well as a multi-purpose practice field which will give our sports teams and Marching Band a dedicated practice field. Phase I scope of work also includes bullpens and batting cages, as well as expansion of the west parking lot. Work is set to be completed by November 2021.
Renderings of Phase I Work
District Overview of the 2021 Bond - Scope of Work During the Four Phases
Detailed Renderings for Each School
Register your In-District Kindergartner now for the 2021/22 School Year
Kindergarten registration for the 2021/22 school year continues. Enrolling Kindergarten students receive a free goodie bag! Enrollment takes places on line. Visit our website, mywbsd.org, click on "Enroll" and follow the instructions. At the completion of the registration process, parents will be directed to a calendar to schedule an appointment to finalize registration by bringing required documentation to the Administration & Board of Education Offices - 24821 Hall Road, Woodhaven.
We're excited to welcome our newest Future Warriors!!
Accepting 2021/22 Enrollments for In-District Residents
The district continues to enroll in-district residents for the 2021/22 school year. Enrollments must be completed online. Visit our website, mywbsd.org, to complete a registration form for each child. The WBSD district boundaries include parts of Brownstown, Flat Rock, Romulus, and Huron Township. If you are unsure if your address is within district boundaries, please consult the "Street Code Listing" on the district website.
Check out the link below. It's all you need to enroll!
WBSD Graduates Second Cohort from the Early Middle College Program
The WBSD is proud to announce its second cohort of Early Middle College graduates, students who simultaneously earned an associate degree from Wayne County Community College District while attending high school.
The following students met their high school graduation requirements with the Class of 2020 and have now met the requirements for an associate degree:
Senior Walk Returns for the Class of 2021
With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the Class of 2021 was able to participate in the annual "Senior Walk"; and on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, Seniors were bussed to their former elementary schools and had a chance to walk the outside perimeter while staff and students cheered them on.
The "Senior Walk" was born with the Class of 2016 and has became a beloved tradition for each graduating class. According to Mr. Matthew Czajkowski, WHS Principal, he read an article about a southern high school doing this and after some discussion, WHS administration decided to implement the idea at WHS. As a result, a new tradition was born. Unfortunately, the Class of 2020 was not able to participate due to COVID-19 so the return of this time-honored tradition was very much appreciated by the district.
Congratulations to the Class of 2021
With the lifting of outdoor COVID-19 restrictions in early June, Woodhaven High School was able to showcase graduates during its annual Commencement Ceremony on Monday, June 14, 2021. Families gathered in Frank Scarton Memorial Stadium to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2021.
Congratulations Class of 2021! The WBSD wishes you well in whatever you choose to do.
A Day in the Life of a Warrior . . .
Congratulations to Seniors Hayden Johnson and Emily Kerr who were crowned Prom King and Queen!
Enjoying the music!
Pre-Prom pictures at Heritage Park in Taylor.
4x1 Metro Classic Champs -- Devin Henry, Cornell Perry, JoJo Brothers and Jacob Green sportin' championship tees. The quad turned in an impressive winning time of 44.62.
Middle School Girls' Track are Southeastern Michigan Showcase Champs! Look out varsity, many of these 8th graders are coming your way!
Lady Warriors Varsity Track are Metro Classic champs! The team was undefeated in the Downriver League on the season. Congrats ladies!
The Lady Warriors defeated Gibraltar Carlson on 6/1 in the MHSAA quarter finals.
Golfer Evan Bliss qualifies for individual competition at MHSAA States.
Varsity Baseball defeats Monroe High School 6-4, claiming its third straight MHSAA Div. 1 District Championship. Unfortunately the Warriors lost at Regionals.
The Lady Warriors were defeated by Belleville in the Div. 1 District 10 MHSAA District finals, suffering a heartbreaking 1-0 loss in overtime.
Mrs. Danosky's 1st Graders create "summer bucket" lists to help keep themselves engaged in learning during the summer months.
PHMS students slime Supt. Mark Greathead - thanks for being a good sport!
Woodhaven High School
Mrs. Pratt's AP Biology students share their love of science with Ms. Brennan's Erving 3rd Graders.
3rd Graders enjoyed a field trip to Greenfield Village.
So long 5th Graders!!! Good luck at BMS!