The Pipeline

January 9, 2023

Director's Message

Hello William D. Ford Career-Technical Center Students, Families, and Staff,

Welcome back! I missed the energy of 1,000 students and 60 staff!

As we settle back into routines, I encourage every member of our learning community to remember the 4 pillars of our Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports system.

  • Be Safe
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Engaged

Keeping these in focus will set us up for success in the second half of the school year.

Have a wonderful week.

With students in mind,

JaCinda Sumara

Principal, William D. Ford Career-Technical Center

Director, Career Technical Education and Early College

Student and Staff Success

Congratulations to our Students of the Week.

  • Alexis Crouch, Archtecture and Engineering Design
  • Alyssa Fuller, Teacher Cadet and Early College

Congratulations to Mr. Mark Batko, Automotive Technology instructor, on completing Evaluation Team Leader Training through the Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation. The ideas and insights he gains from evaluating other programs will elevate the opportunities FordCTC offers our Automotive Technology students.

Congratulations to Dr. Cary Thompson, Firefighter instructor, on completing FAA107 Pilot and Instructor certifications. These certifications will allow FordCTC to use drone technology in our courses. Additionally, we will be able to certify students that have interest in pursing careers that would benefit from advanced knowledge of rules and regulations for drone use.

Upcoming Important Dates

  • January 11, 2023, Half Day, AM students attend

  • January 12, 2023, Half Day, AM students attend (JGHS and WMHS students excused)

  • January 13, 2023, Half Day, PM students attend in AM

  • January 16, 2023, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School

ParentConnection and StudentConnection

ParentConnection and StudentConnection portals are available to stay engaged with student performance.
    • To access the portals, visit the Wayne-Westland Community Schools Website

    • The links to the portals are in the upper right

    • If you have not yet accessed your account, click on “Forgot Your Password” and follow the steps

    • If you receive the message “Unable to Process Request”, update your email address with the FordCTC office.