WBSD Weekly Update
Friday, April 29, 2022
Outstanding Person in Education Award Goes To...
Congratulations to Julie Ross, Payroll Specialist at WBSD! She received an Outstanding Person in Education Award for 2022 at the Wixom Community Center. Congratulations, Julie!!!
Spotlight on Carol Wild, Kindergarten Teacher at Gretchko Elementary
Congratulations to Carol Wild, Kindergarten Teacher at Gretchko Elementary! She was nominated for the 2022 Oakland County Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award because of her impactful work with students and her passion for helping the teachers of tomorrow! Thank you for all that you do Carol! #TeamWB
DECA Students Earn Organizations Highest Honors at the International Conference
Nineteen students represented West Bloomfield High School and the State of Michigan at DECA’s annual International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Atlanta, GA. April 23-26. One student placed in the Top 20 in the world, two students placed within the Top 10, and three students earned 1st Place recognition in the Sports Virtual Business Challenge.
Students that received recognition at the international level:
Frank Bachulis, Virtual Business Challenges Sports, 1st Place
Madison Boyd, Innovation Plan
Mariah Carver, Innovation Plan
Aaryan Chandna, Virtual Business Challenge Sports, 1st Place
Lukas Graff, Virtual Business Challenge Sports, Top 10
Kulthoom Hussain, Integrated Marketing Campaign-Event
Amani Kayat, School-Based Enterprise-Retail Operations, Top 10
Joseph Kosh, Integrated Marketing Campaign-Event
Ryan Lynch, Integrated Marketing Campaign-Event
Jin Park, Virtual Business Challenge Sports, Top 10
Alexander Selektor, Virtual Business Challenge Sports, 1st Place
Milin Sharrow, Virtual Business Challenge Sports, Top 10
Andrew Shore, Professional Selling Event, Test Medal
Morgan Shropshire, Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling, Top 20
Jack Stuit, Integrated Marketing Campaign-Event
Safa Syed, Integrated Marketing Campaign-Event
Shyanne Taylor, Innovation Plan
Sophia Watha, School-Based Enterprise-Retail Operations, Top 10
Congratulations, DECA Students!!! #WBSDProud
How do WBHS students cope?
The Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition in partnership with LaFontaine Automotive Group share the benefits of having meditation offered at WBHS.
2022-2023 WBSD District Calendar
WBSD has posted the updated 2022/2023 District Calendar on the website. A printable version can be found here.
WBHS Honors Convocation
The WBHS Honors Convocation will be held in WBHS Auditorium on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 7 p.m. This senior assembly is held in honor of seniors who have earned recognition for their accomplishments during their high school career. The program is held in the evening so the achievements of our seniors can be shared with their classmates and families. The program will include recognition for scholastic achievement, athletics and organizational awards. Parents are invited to attend this special ceremony.
Well Done Lady Lakers!
Coach Darrin McAllister and the Girls Basketball Team capped off a historic year with a 51-42 victory over Hartland to capture the school’s first ever Division 1 Girls Basketball State Championship.
Linda Trotter’s passion for strings and commitment to student success is unparalleled. Her students routinely perform at the highest levels, sharing their gifts with audiences, adjudicators, and the community at large.
Sheryl Hauk was recognized for her dedication and commitment to the students in the choir program who continue to thrive in music, long after high school. Sheryl and her students have received many notable awards and have had several opportunities to perform locally as well as nationally.
Jesse Sacks has worked to re-establish strong relationships and a sense of community within our band programs. His individual students as well as full ensembles have been recognized for their musical achievements.
Congratulations to Adedoyin Adebayo!
Adedoyin Adebayo, a 13th grader at Oakland Early College, was named one of 2 winners in the state for the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen Award and Scholarship Contest. The award luncheon was at the Lansing Center in Lansing. Adedoyin was named the first place winner by the Piety Hill Chapter of the DAR. Photo from left to right: Kelly VanWormer (State Regent for DAR), Adedoyin Adebayo, Jackie Howell, State Chair, DAR Good Citizens Committee.
Jake has moved to West Bloomfield from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He has been working with Durham School Services as a manager for almost two years now. During that time, Jake had the opportunity to visit 20 locations and work as an Interim General Manager in 6 of those. Although he was living in Texas, he is originally from the Indianapolis area and is excited to be back in the Midwest. Jake studied business at Indiana University so to all of the Spartans and Wolverines reading this, Go Hoosiers!
Community Garage Sale this Saturday!
Saturday, April 30 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Recreation Activities Center. Let’s reduce our community’s waste, shop local, and repurpose items by shopping at WB Parks' Community Garage Sale! More information here: https://www.wbparks.org/garage-sale.html
Order Now - Geraniums, Impatiens, and Petunias
Pickup for flowers is Friday, May 6 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. in the WBHS parking lot. Mothers' day is Sunday May 8! All orders with payment are due by April 26. Order Here
Thank YOU Team WB!
Thank you to the staff, students and community for your support of the WBEF virtual “All Aboard" Adventure Begins Fundraiser that was held on Thursday, April 21. Your generous donations will allow the WBEF to continue to fund special projects across the District in the 2022-23 school year.
Special Thanks to Kevin Walsh, retired WBHS TV and Radio Teacher, Jennifer Williamson, present WBHS TV and Radio Teacher and her students for the filming, editing and producing of this production. Also, thanks to hosts Jeff Sakwa and Mike Stone and to: Sheryl Hauk, Jesse Sacks, Margaret Squires, Melissa Bridges, Lisa Graff, Ryan Crowe, Shelly Valentine, Jackie Pace, Kim Larson, Amber Jones, Claudia Rodgers, Christina Tarnacki, Kristi Law, Michelle Berman, Melody Loeffler, Kristina Metzenthin, Amy Hughes, Jermaine Evans and all of their students for being part of the virtual tour!!
YOU CAN STILL DONATE—GO TO WWW.WBEF.ORG, WATCH THE VIDEO AND GIVE GENEROUSLY!!
West Bloomfield Township Public Library
Moving Beyond Graphic Novels (Kids)
Spring & Summer Sports (Kids)
Arab American Authors (Teens)
Virtual Rhyme Time
May 2 – May 23 at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom
Join us on a literacy journey as we dig deeper into letter recognition, rhyming, and fine
motor skills. 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 4 and 5 years. Registration required.
Virtual Drawn to Read
May 3- 31 at 9:30 or 11 AM 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.