WBSD Update

A weekly update from the West Bloomfield School District

January 31, 2020

The West Bloomfield Educational Foundation's fabulous Casino Night is coming up on Feb. 7 at Edgewood Country Club starting at 7 p.m. This fundraiser is the foundation's largest event each year and is the primary source of fundraising for the educator grant program.


Tickets are available now at www.wbef.org/casino-night.


Check out the photo gallery from last year's successful event!

Enrollment Information - SOC/STEAM

The 2020 Schools of Choice and STEAM application window runs from Jan. 13 to Feb. 11. Apply anytime during the application window and join us on Team WB!

Important Reminders

February 3 - Early Release Day for all Schools

February 10 - Early Release Day for all Schools

February 17-18 - Mid-Winter Break - No School for Students or Staff

February 24 - Early Release Day for all Schools

Congratulations!

WBHS at MSBOA & MSVMA

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Board of Education elects new officers for 2020

The West Bloomfield School District Board of Education is pleased to announce the election of new officers for 2020. The election and organization of board members took place at the January Board of Education meeting on Jan. 27.


  • Stacy Brickman, President
  • Randi Sakwa, Vice President
  • Cristina Elsen, Secretary
  • Ken Ferguson, Treasurer
  • Julie Beaty, Trustee
  • Carol Finkelstein, Trustee
  • Nick Hersh, Trustee


Thank you for all that you do in service to the students and families of the West Bloomfield School District

WBHS MIFA presents Eurydice

The West Bloomfield High School Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association team is presenting a dinner theatre performance of Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl. The community is invited to attend this special show on Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m.


For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit wbhstheatre.weebly.com


The MIFA team was also recognized at a regional competition with the following students being recognized:


Superior for acting:

  • Cookie Isenberg as Eurydice
  • Jack Turpen as Lord of the Underworld
  • The ensemble of Udo Agomuoh, Sean Burke and Veronica Lessing as A Chorus of Stones


Superior for technical:


  • Meka Johnson and Peyton Capalungan, Set Design
  • Noah Baker, Zuriel Johnson, Meghan McCullough, Melodie Knappe, Maddy Kosh, Ty Davis and Kyle Gleason,, Set Construction
  • Olivia Cannella, Lindsey Hazelton, Gretchen Dickinson and Noah Baker, Lobby Display


Excellent for technical:


  • Janelle McManaman, Lighting Design
  • Jarrett Hazelton, Sophia Mashkevich and Benedict Brenner, Lighting Execution
  • Cookie Isenberg, Maddy Kosh

Schools of Choice/STEAM Application Window now OPEN

The district's 2020 Schools of Choice/STEAM Application Window is now OPEN. Submit the SOC/STEAM application to start the process and apply TODAY. The deadline for applications is Feb. 11. Please help us spread the word and share with those interested in joining Team WB.

WIDA ACCESS for ELLs

The WIDA ACCESS for ELLs testing window begins on Monday, Feb. 3. This year, testing in Michigan is from 2/3 - 3/20. To learn more about this state-mandated assessment given to K-12 English learners, please see this WIDA ACCESS Parent Handout.


To view a test demo with your child or have your child go online to view sample test items, please visit the WIDA Test Practice link.

WBTC offers Valentine's Day baskets for sale!

WBTC students have been working hard to create Valentine’s Day baskets. You can order via; email, phone call or through interoffice mail. Cash or check must be included in interoffice orders.


Each basket includes; 8oz soy wax Rose candle, Love Spell goat milk soap, Conversation Hersey Kisses, reusable basket and a special Valentine’s Day card.


Cost: $15.00 - Cash or check (write to WBSD)


Email transitioncenter2@gmail.com

Call 248.539.0532

MDE requests feedback via survey

An online survey is being offered for the public to help review and update Michigan’s Top 10 in 10 strategic education plan, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced today.


“We’re asking the public to help shape Michigan’s education focus,” said State Superintendent Dr. Michael F. Rice. “It is my expectation, and that of the State Board of Education, that an updated plan will be more streamlined and focused, and will have measures that align with the goals to help us monitor progress toward becoming a top education state.”

WBSD Job Postings

Are you looking to make a change in 2020? Why not make a difference in the lives of children each day? Join us on Team WB and help educate our students to be their best IN and FOR the world!

Community Resources

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WBSD Calendar

Check out our district and building calendars in order to stay up to date on all events going on in our district!

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