WBSD Update

A weekly update from the West Bloomfield School District

January 10, 2020

Welcome back, Team WB! We hope you had a fun and relaxing Winter Break. We have a lot in store for 2020 and we are ready to hit the ground running as we close out the first semester of the 2019-20 school year.

Our district-wide United We Walk event is quickly approaching. The event allows the community to come together to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It will take place on Sunday, Jan. 19 at West Bloomfield High School, beginning at 2:30 p.m.

The event will include a short program, a walk down Orchard Lake Road, and conclude with engaging community service projects in the atrium of the high school. The United We Walk Committee needs your help. Canned goods (fruits, vegetables, etc.) are being collected and they will be donated to the Grace Centers of Hope in Pontiac.

The committee is asking each school to collect canned goods to help support this effort. The deadline to bring in canned goods is next Thursday, Jan.16. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Jennifer Graham at Jennifer.Graham@wbsd.org.

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!

Upcoming Early Release Days

January 13 - All students dismissed one hour early

*January 27 - Normal day of school for all students. The school day ends at your building's normally scheduled time.

Schools of Choice/STEAM Application Window opens Jan. 13

The district's 2020 Schools of Choice/STEAM Application Window opens on Jan. 13 at 8 a.m. Visit www.wbsd.org/enrollment to access the necessary information and apply. The deadline for applications is Feb. 11.

Parent Collaboration Group Meeting - Jan. 23

Interested in learning more about the college process and what you need to know whether your child is in 1st or 11thgrade? The Parent Collaboration Group will host Noelle Essig, West Bloomfield's College and Career Counselor, to share about College 101.

Topics discussed will be how much does it really cost? How does the application process work? What should my child be doing to prepare for college? What is the FAFSA, EFC, NPC, & CSS? How do I find scholarships? How can West Bloomfield High School help me? It is not too soon to start thinking about college as scholarships and opportunities are out there for all ages. Mrs. Essig will leave time for open discussion to answer your questions. You are not alone and we are here to help!

Join us on Thursday, Jan.23 at 7 p.m. in the West Bloomfield High School iCenter!

WBSD Kindergarten Showcase - Jan. 28-30

Families with students starting kindergarten in the fall of 2020 are invited to visit all three of our kindergarten elementary schools during the district's Kindergarten Showcase! Families will have the opportunity to tour the building, meet staff and learn more about the benefits of kindergarten in the West Bloomfield School District.

The dates are locations are listed below, each session will start at 6:30 p.m.

  • Jan. 28 at Roosevelt Elementary
  • Jan. 29 at Doherty Elementary
  • Jan. 30 at Gretchko Elementary

For more information, visit www.wbsd.org/kindergarten.

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

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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