District Update

A weekly update from Walled Lake Consolidated Schools

Walled Lake Consolidated School District Update: January 12, 2023

We hope you'll review this week's District Update filled with news and notes from across the Walled Lake Consolidated School District. Stay up to date with the district by visiting www.wlcsd.org and connecting with the district on social media - Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | LinkedIn

No School for Students on January 17

As communicated prior to Winter Break, ALL of the Walled Lake Schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 17. The District will be utilizing this day to better assist staff members across the District on important topics and provide additional Professional Learning. This Mid-Year Update is a district-provided professional development day allotted to school districts by the state of Michigan and can be implemented at the District’s discretion during the school year.

Important Reminders for Families:

  • January 16: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School for Students or Staff
  • January 16: 24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at WL Northern High School starting at 5 p.m.
  • January 17: No School for Students - Mid-Year Staff Update/Professional Development
  • January 19: Walk into Walled Lake Staff Recruitment Event; 2-4 p.m. at the Educational Services Center
  • January 23: Walled Lake PTSA Council Meeting at Loon Lake Elementary - 7 p.m.

Join us on January 16 for our 24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration!

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District celebrates Teachers of the Year!

2022 Walled Lake Consolidated Schools Teachers of the Year

Walk into Walled Lake Staff Recruitment Event - Jan. 19

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Guess Who? Revealed!

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WLCSD Staff Shoutout Nomination Form

In an effort to find additional ways to celebrate our staff, the WLCSD Community Relations department requests that families fill out the information below for staff who are rock stars in their classrooms and school communities. Please complete the form below and contact Dan Durkin (danieldurkin@wlcsd.org) with any questions you may have.

A sample of what these shout outs will look like on social media and in our District newsletters can be found below.

District News:

District Administrator Update - January 2023

Congratulations to Stacey Lown, Stuart Riley and Jennifer Caulford on their new positions within the Walled Lake Consolidated School District. Ms. Lown has been appointed to the position of human resources executive manager. Mr. Riley has been placed at Geisler Middle School to serve as the building’s interim principal for the remainder of 2022-23 school year. Ms. Caulford will assume the role of interim assistant principal at Walled Lake Central High School for the remainder of the 2022-23 school year.

Dr. John Bernia, superintendent of schools said, “We are excited to have these three well respected educational leaders filling such important roles within the District. I wish them well in their new endeavors as they continue to serve every child, every day.”

Register for GED/ESL Classes in January 2023

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Signing Up for SMS Messages via Skylert

In addition to receiving phone calls and email notifications from the school district in the event of a school closing or emergency, parents can also sign up to receive SMS Text messages.

Please find the helpful step-by-step instructions linked below as well as the video tutorial on signing up for SMS messages.

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WLCSD Employment Opportunities!

Employment opportunities are available for support staff personnel, substitute teachers, preschool teachers, bus drivers and a variety of positions at the Outdoor Education Center.

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In the News:

Upcoming Events:

Astronaut event open to K-12 students on Saturday

On Saturday, January 14, the University of Michigan Physics Department will host an exciting science event featuring an interview with Astronaut and Physicist Josh Cassada, live from the International Space Station (ISS), with commentary from Professor John Foster, U-M Applied Physics Alumnus, Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, NASA engineer and Professor of Aerospace Engineering.

The event is free, open to the public, and K-12 students are especially welcome. There will be an opportunity for students to ask Josh about his mission to the ISS and his work as a scientist/astronaut, e.g., what kind of activities are done on board the ISS, what routines do the crew follow, and what experiments they do on board the ISS.

Questions for Josh can be submitted online through this link: https://myumi.ch/Ek1Xr

There will be an opportunity for students to ask their questions in person if they are attending the event, to be held in the Central Campus Classroom Building, 1225 Geddes Road, Ann Arbor MI. The presentation will begin promptly at 10:30am and coffee, cider and donuts will be provided from approx. 10:00 am.

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Community Resources:

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District Links:

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