WBSD Update

A weekly update from the West Bloomfield School District

WBSD Weekly Update - May 7

Happy Friday, Team WB!

We hope you'll review this week's Weekly Update filled with news and notes from across the West Bloomfield School District.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thank You Teachers! - Teacher Appreciation Week

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Thank You Voters! WBSD Millages Passes by 75%!

A note from Dr. Gerald Hill, WBSD Superintendent:

On behalf of the Board of Education, I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to the voters of the West Bloomfield School District on the successful passage of our May 4th ballot proposal with nearly 75% of the votes being cast in favor. Approval of our school district’s non-homestead millage proposal allows the school district to levy the statutory rate of 18 mills on non-homestead property which was originally approved by voters in 2014.

This will generate $691,000 to the General Fund beginning next school year with approximately $8.2 million or about 12 percent of the West Bloomfield School District’s operating budget throughout the remainder of the millage.

I am grateful to the parents, students, and other members of the community who helped us inform residents about the millage proposal. Thank you for helping to make the greater West Bloomfield area an even better place to live and raise a family.

Again, we extend our thanks to the people residing in the West Bloomfield School District for supporting their schools.

WBSD LEGO Legends FLL Robotics Team Celebrate Successful Season

The WBSD LEGO Legends FLL Robotics Team recently ended their season by competing at the Kettering University Remote FLL Qualifier.

Scotch Team members: 5th graders: Hunter DeGrand, Graham Kubiak, Brady May

Roosevelt Team members: 4th graders: Colton Latchaw, Oliver Kohn, Christian Zimnicki

Coaches: Rene Kubiak and Cathi Kohn

The boys built & programmed the EV3 Robot and scored a considerable amount of points in the robot game. Their Innovative Project Design included a custom Tree Run Course and Zipline for Wheelchair Users. They represented WBSD and proudly followed the Core Values set by FIRST LEGO League. They withstood the longest FLL Season in History... through the pandemic & the various curveballs thrown their way.

Following physical distancing, COVID protocols & utilizing creative ways of meeting, this team plowed through the season & made it to a qualifying event. We couldn't be more proud of this group of boys! Way to go LEGO Legends!

WBSD Math Pentathletes Recognized!

Seven Middle School students (In-Person & Lakers Online) participated in the Math Pentathlon Tournament Saturday, May 1st. It's normally in-person, but this was the 1st ever virtual tournament. To our knowledge, they all did fantastic and played with good sportsmanship! We're so proud of them that they practiced every other week since the beginning of November and were able to learn these 2 games via Zoom!

A big Congrats to the following students:

Brenden Doyle - 6th Grade, Lakers Online

Henry Miller - 6th Grade

Jaeden Watts - 6th Grade, Lakers Online

Sela Kubiak - 7th Grade

Jeannelyn Newsome - 7th Grade

Jacob Peterson - 7th Grade

Rohin Sharrow - 7th Grade


Rene Kubiak, Lucy Barber & Michelle Sokoli - Parent Coaches

Ms. Welton - Teacher Advisor


In order to help celebrate the Class of 2021 at West Bloomfield High School and Oakland Early College, the district is bringing back our Senior Spotlights on social media with the help of our friends from the West Bloomfield Educational Foundation (WBEF).

Nominate a Class of 2021 graduate at either school using the nomination forms below and make a donation to the WBEF to celebrate and commemorate your senior TODAY!

West Bloomfield Schools Summer School Coordinator Discusses Special Programs for Summer 2021

May Cultural Celebrations!

May is National Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Jewish American Heritage Month

Here are some resources to honor and celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage and Jewish American Heritage.

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10 WBHS student athletes commit to colleges

West Bloomfield High School recently celebrated the senior student athletes who have committed to participate in college athletics during a College Signing Day celebration in May. These 10 student athletes will be pursuing athletics as part of their educational experience at the collegiate level.

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West Bloomfield Schools Preschool Coordinator Talks Educating Young Students During Pandemic
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WBSD SMS Text Alerts - Sign Up TODAY!

As you may already know, our district utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more. This resource is on top of the emails and phone messages you already receive from SchoolMessenger.

You can participate in this service just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our district’s short code number, 67587.

You can also opt-out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our

messages with “Stop”.

SchoolMessenger is compliant with the Student Privacy PledgeTM, so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.

WBHS Lacrosse Chiptole Fundraiser - May 11

Please make sure to use the online ordering code NNRTRW7 for the team to get credit!!
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Community Resources

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WB Township Library Information

Reading Lists for Youth

Virtual Games Galore (2-5 years)

Mondays, May 10– May 17, 10:30 AM on Zoom

We’re going to get ready to stretch and move in this fun-filled program built to actively engage children while strengthening their critical thinking skills, mind memory skills, gross & fine motor skills and their overall cognitive growth. Register to receive connection details.

Virtual Mother Goose Storytime (birth-5 years)

Wednesday, May 12, 10:30 AM on Zoom

Virtual Mother Goose storytime incorporates nursery rhymes, music, and movement to encourage early literacy skills. Register to receive connection details.

Virtual Dungeons and Dragons (grades 6-12)

Monday, May 17, 4 PM on Zoom

Whether you are a seasoned gamer or new to D&D, join us for some fantasy adventure and roleplaying. Bring your own character or one will be provided. Sessions will be held using Roll20.net and Zoom. Both require accounts, which are free. Register to receive connection details.

The West Bloomfield Township Main Library and Westacres Branch are open for Phase 3 services.

In Phase 3, our priorities continue to be the health and safety of staff, users and the community at large and providing convenient access to collections of materials in all formats. An additional goal of Phase 3 is providing access to the Library’s public computers, scanners and printers, equipment that we recognize not everyone in our community may have at home. Please see the Library’s website for the latest updates and temporary hours.

Renew or request a library card

Ask at the Main Library Reception desk or the Westacres Branch Circulation desk. You can also continue to renew or request a library card on the Library’s website.

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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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