Connections Digital Newsletter
November 10, 2022
The Wayne-Westland Wrap Up - January 25, 2024
Greetings Wayne-Westland Families,
With the rapid growth of technology and the pervasive nature of social media in children's lives, parenting has become increasingly demanding. Recognizing this, Safer Schools Together has taken the initiative to address these challenges by creating Raising Digitally Responsible Youth – A Parent's Guide.
This invaluable guide aims to equip parents and caregivers with essential knowledge about popular social media platforms, video games, and emerging trends that currently engage children or may captivate their interest in the future. By providing information on these digital landscapes, the guide empowers parents and caregivers to stay informed and have meaningful conversations with their children about safe and responsible technology use with their children.
Looking ahead, we have many exciting events and activities coming up for our students. To stay informed and engaged, please read this newsletter, follow us on social media, and regularly visit our website at https://www.wwcsd.net/.
John Dignan, Ed.D.
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Looking for Future Freshman
Current eighth-grade students are on their way to do great things in high school. Join us for Freshman Open House from 5- 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at both
Wayne Memorial High School
Wayne Memorial High School
3001 Fourth Street, Wayne, Mi 48184
John Glenn High School
36105 Marquette, Westland, Mi 48186
Join us and Fire Up Your Future!
The William D. Ford Career-Technical Center Open House will be held on February 6, 2024, from 6 - 8 p.m.
Join us to:
• explore high-skill, high-wage, high-demand careers
• tour the state-of-the-art facility
• meet our industry-experience program instructors
• participate in demonstrations and STEM activities
• learn about our no-cost high school and college credit opportunities
This event is open to the public.
The students in the Life Skills enrichment classes at Wildwood Elementary School learned how to set up and operate a Market Day. With support from their teachers, they used their time and talents to create products to sell at their school store. Students raised $385.79!
The money will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where because of generous donors like the students from Wildwood,
families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food.
STEM Center Collaboration
The Speech Language Pathology Department and the STEM Center have partnered to create 3D Core Symbols for individuals with complex communication needs and visual impairments. Each tactual symbol is printed on a base with a shape, texture and color that mark the word category. They also include a unique raised element, the printed word and braille to make the individual word. These symbols will support students at all levels of learning throughout our district.
Second-Grade Students Embark on a Medical Adventure
Second-grade students from Elliott Elementary School enjoyed visiting to the Health Occupations class at the William D. Ford Career-Technical Center. Elementary and high school students collaborated on a literacy lesson titled 'Contraction Surgery.
The elementary students also learned the proper use of hand sanitizer and how to don protective gear similar to what health professionals wear.
Inclement Weather Guidelines
Winter weather is here and we want to share the district's process and factors when determining a weather-related school closing. The decision to close school due to inclement weather is not easy. We know students should be in class, but we can’t control the weather. Our top priority is the safety of our students and staff. Please read this letter for the district's procedures for weather-related school closings.
Earn College Credits in High School
Did you know that Wayne-Westland Community Schools District has an Early College Program? Wayne-Westland Early College is a rigorous program that offers high school students an opportunity to earn college credit, industry credentials, and up to an associate degree while still in high school.
While there are many options for district high school students to earn college credit, this is the only path that provides students with an associate degree.
Current 8th, 9th, and 10th-grade district students and Career Tech EMT, Firefighting, and Future Educator students are eligible to apply. Wayne-Westland Early College is hosting information sessions to support families in exploring this opportunity on the following dates:
- January 31, 2024 - 6 p.m., via Zoom (Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89190989589 )
- February 6, 2024- 5 p.m., William D. Ford Career-Technical Center
Care Solace provides mental health and substance abuse support
Wayne-Westland Community Schools has partnered with Care Solace to support the well-being of our community. Care Solace is a confidential and free service for students, families and staff. Care Solace helps connect individuals to mental health or substance abuse providers by locating a therapist that meets their specific needs. They will call providers, verify insurance, and even help you make an appointment.
If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider:
Call 888-515-0595. Support is available 24/7/365 in any language.
Note: Care Solace is not a crisis line. If you or a loved one are experiencing an emotional crisis or thoughts of suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling or texting 988 on your phone or visit 988lifeline.org/chat/ to chat with a trained mental health professional who can provide help.
District resources for families
- Family Resource Center (FRC) Info: 734-419-2709 or FRC@wwcsd.net
- Champions-Before/After school care
- Emergency Information Guide- What you need to know about district protocols during an emergency situation
- Peachjar-Electronic Flyers
- Chain of Command-How to Effectively Communicate with School and District Staff
- Student Code of Conduct