WBSD Weekly Update
Friday, May 20, 2022
WBSD FIRST Tech Challenge Robotic Team
Exciting news from WBSD FIRST Tech Challenge Team, Husky Super Dabbers, coached by parent Chris Haines. The team took home a 2nd place Inspire Award, and a 1st place Connect Award. As the 2021-22 season comes to an end, they are thinking about the future and are in need of coaches, mentors, and as always, sponsors. Let us know if you are interested!
Math Pentathlon Tournament Results are IN!
The final Math Pentathlon Tournament was held on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Stoney Creek HS for students in grades 4-7. Students represented WBSD with sportsmanship and perseverance!
The 4th & 5th graders who represented Division III were:
Roosevelt: Selim Amin - 4th Grade **Silver Medal** and Nathan Sokoli - 4th Grade
Scotch: Elizabeth Arghavani - 5th Grade, Michael Bakkal - 5th Grade, Becca Barber - 5th Grade **Bronze Medal**, Sachika Cobb - 4th Grade, Tiana Djokic - 5th Grade, Kelly Myles - 5th Grade **Silver Medal**, Gabe Reamer - 4th Grade, and Alek Tisher - 4th Grade
Sheiko: Neil Dhoot - 5th Grade
Ms. Allison Pargoff - 4th Grade Teacher (Scotch), Lucy Barber - Parent Coach, Rene Kubiak - Parent Coach, and Michelle Sokoli - Parent Coach
The 6th & 7th graders who represented Division IV were:
West Bloomfield Middle School: Owen Calvin - 6th Grade, Brenden Doyle - 7th Grade, Graham Kubiak - 6th Grade **Silver Medal**, Allison Laz - 7th Grade **Silver Medal**, Dominic Peterson - 6th Grade, Eliza Sokoli - 7th Grade **Honorable Mention**, and Jaeden Watts - 7th Grade **Silver Medal**
Team Coaches: Mrs. Kara Wolcott - Middle School Math Teacher, Lucy Barber - Parent Coach, Rene Kubiak - Parent Coach. and Michelle Sokoli - Parent Coach
We also had two Middle School students receive recognition for their determination and long-term involvement in competing in all 4 Math Pentathlon Divisions and for being a Pentathlete who played all 20 Math Pentathlon games:
7 Year Award Augusta Louise McAnulty Award - Jaeden Watts
8 Year Award Delbert Detwiler Award - Eliza Sokoli
Congratulations!!! The next Math Pentathlon season will start back up again during the next school year in November. If you have any questions or would like to know how to get involved (students or teachers), please contact Rene Kubiak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OEC students were featured in photos taken during a recent community building and educational adventure to the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills. Thank you to the Farmington Observer for offering such important insights for their readers about this important local attraction and allowing OEC students to see local journalism in action.
Congrats - You Did It!!!
Girls from Girl Scout Troop 76057 earned their Bronze Award this past weekend after spending 20 hours raising funds and creating foster kits for Almost Home Animal Rescue in West Bloomfield.
Congratulations to Scotch & Roosevelt Girl Scouts:
Sophia Baggett, Reagan Leese, Lisa Hoover (leader), Brynn Hoffman, Mia Gidcumb, Bethany Smith. Not pictured: Rylee Roper, Allie Parker, Addie Farms, and Sophia Kaplan.
And the winner is...
Thank you to everyone who participated in the WBEF All Aboard 50/50 Raffle. Congratulations to Diane B., Transition Center Parent! Total Winnings: $4,192
Did you miss the LIVE tour of the NEW WBMS? Check out the video here.
Juneteenth National Freedom Day at WBHS
A community-centered event commemorates Juneteenth National Freedom Day in West Bloomfield is on June 18, 2022 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at West Bloomfield High School, this is a rain or shine event featuring music, kids games, storytelling, classic Corvettes, and performances by WBHS jazz band, visual arts, and drama students plus much more. The event is free and open to the public with dozens of vendors, artisans, and entrepreneurs. Partners include WB Police and Fire, the WB Township Library, Henry Ford Health, and WB Parks & Rec. Refreshments donated by Busch's, Trader Joe's, Costco, and Panera.
Leah Mattise inspires Project SEARCH students to reach new heights.
The Project SEARCH, competitive employment rate was 64.49% for interns. Currently, the employment rate is 84.77%. The current overall employment rate globally for Project SEARCH is 74%. This is one of the highest percentages for employing adults with disabilities.
Congratulations to Leah Mattise on a job well done!
WBHS Important Dates: Mark Your Calendar!
August 17, 2022
Morning Session - Senior Jump Start
Afternoon Session - Junior Jump Start
August 18, 2022
Morning Session - Sophomore Jump Start
August 19, 2022
Freshmen Orientation and Jumpstart will both take place on 08/19/22, as detailed below:
Incoming Freshmen with Last Names A-L
Afternoon Freshmen Orientation
Incoming Freshmen with Last Names M-Z
Morning Freshmen Orientation
August 22, 2022
Make-Up Jumpstart Day (All grade levels)
Times will be communicated closer to the date.
WBSD Galileo Graduates and the new Cohort
Making WBSD Proud!!! The Galileo Institute for Teacher Leadership is dedicated to improving the learning of all students, elevating the education profession, enhancing the leadership skills of teachers, and fulfilling the vital role of public education. Congratulations to the following teachers:
2022 Galileo Graduates:
Stephanie Nafso, Scotch Elementary, Megan Neeb, WBMS, and Kara Wolcott, WBMS
New Galileo cohort for 2022-2024:
Jennifer Mlutkowski, WBHS, Emily Weiner, WBMS, Taylor Carroll, Roosevelt, and Kelsey Chewins, WBMS (not pictured)
For nearly four decades, The Detroit News has saluted a group of Michigan’s best and brightest high school students in the spring of their senior year. Partnering with CATCH — Sparky Anderson’s Charity for Children — they call it the Outstanding Graduates program.
Congratulations to Oaklandy Early College student Adedoyin Adebayo! She was a recipient of the Science category scholarship, The Detroit News Outstanding High School Graduate Awards.
50th Greater West Bloomfield Michigan Week Community Awards Breakfast
Greater West Bloomfield volunteers give their time, talent, and personal resources on a daily basis without regard for recognition or promotion. The MI Week event celebrated and recognized individuals and organizations that serve our community year-round.
Dr. Gerald Hill - Dr. Seymour Gretchko Youth Advocate Award and Greater West Bloomfield Michigan Treasures Honor Roll Award
Sonja James - Jack Freed Emerging Leader Award
Anna Gorczyk - Youth Leadership Volunteer Award
Matthew Gordinier & Anjali Natarajan - West Bloomfield Interact Club - Greater West Bloomfield Michigan Treasures Award
Kamala Nayan Mallubhotla - Greater West Bloomfield Michigan Treasures Award
Cynthia Hill - Lifetime Achievement Award
Kathy Sheiko - Lifetime Achievement Award
Congrats WBHS Baseball Team!
Freshman Slade Moore started the second game of the DH and once again was phenomenal in what was the clinching victory for the league. Moore went 4 strong innings, allowing just 2 hits and 0 earned runs while striking out 4 and junior ace Logan Pikur pitched the final 3 innings, striking out 6 to complete the sweep. The Lakers bats came alive, pounding out 15 hits with Joe Jakubiak going 3-4, 2 doubles, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI’s. Zach Mathews, who was a rock behind the plate, also went 3-4 with a double, 2 runs scored and an RBI, Adrian Epps went 2-5 with a huge 3 run home run in the 6 run seventh inning, Max Bowers going 2-4 with 2 RBI’s and Jaxon Stapf driving in 2 more with a key base hit. Congrats Lakers- well done!
Updated OCHD -19 COVID guidance as of 3/15/22
Post surge recovery phase
If you test positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms (vaccinated or unvaccinated)
Monitor for symptoms for 10 days AND
Isolate for 5 days
Can return to school on day 6 IF
Symptoms are improving AND
Can/will wear a well-fitted mask for day 6-10 OR
Stay home for 10 days IF
Symptoms do not improve
Unable to wear a mask
If you have a fever, stay home until you are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.
Exposed at home/household/community (vaccinated or unvaccinated)
Wear a mask for 10 days post exposure
Monitor for symptoms for 10 days
Test 3-7 days after exposure and/or if symptoms develop
School exposure (vaccinated or unvaccinated)
Consider wearing a mask for 10 days
Monitor for symptoms for 10 days
Test if symptoms develop
If your student has possible COVID-19 symptoms, tests positive for COVID-19, or has had known COVID-19 exposure, please reach out to your student’s campus prior to sending them back to school for further guidance.
We would love to feature our WBSD 2022 senior class and their accomplishments with their own "Senior Spotlight" social media post. If you or your senior would like to be highlighted, complete this quick form: https://tinyurl.com/4chpcu98 Please be patient for your submission to appear.
Congratulations Class of 2022!
Boys and Girls: Sunset Theatre Camp
Ages 6-13 "Encanto" Musical Theatre Camp at Scotch Elementary School, July 18-July 22
Boys and Girls: Basketball Camp
Grades 1-5 with Coach Jeremy Denha at West Bloomfield High School Gym, June 28-June 30
More Info Here
Boys and Girls: Summer Camp
Ages 3-13 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Gretchko Elementary School, June 27-August 12
More Info Here
West Bloomfield Township Public Library
· Fun with Shapes & Colors (Kids)
· Spring and Summer Sports (Kids)
· Teen Captivity Thrillers (Teens)
Summer Reading Kickoff
Saturday, June 11 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Save the date! Celebrate the launch of the library’s “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Reading Program with a kickoff full of music, animals, games, and more for all ages. For all ages. This event may be canceled if there is inclement weather. To ensure a 4 p.m. completion time, the cut-off time for lines will be 3:30 p.m. No registration required.