WBSD Weekly Update
Friday, April 15, 2022
Lakers Online Update
Good Morning Team WB,
As we plan for the 2022-23 school year, we want to provide an important update regarding a change in programming that will impact students and families enrolled in Lakers Online. Each year, the West Bloomfield School District reviews all of its programming for the upcoming school year. During the process this year, we surveyed our current Lakers Online families to see who was planning on returning to Lakers Online for the 2022-23 school year. After careful consideration and data review, we have determined that enrollment for Lakers Online is not high enough to sustain a separate online school. As a result, Lakers Online will be discontinued. We will continue to provide all of our families with a quality education.
Dr. Gerald Hill
Dr. Dania Bazzi hired to lead West Bloomfield School District as the next Superintendent
Hear from Dr. Bazzi as she shares her background in education and what she is looking forward to most about working in WBSD!
Two WBHS State Champs Compete at Nationals!
Congratulations to Megan Nelander and Audrey Phipps, Snowboarding State Champions, that went to the USASA National Championship in Copper Mountain, Colorado. The ladies were very excited to represent WBHS since they both qualified the last 3 years. Audrey Phipps finished 5th and Megan finished 11th in the Nation! WAY TO GO LADY LAKERS!!!
Back in ACTION! Tri-M National Music Honor Society
WBHS student Kylie Harmala, President of Tri-M discusses the reactivation of the Tri-M National Music Honor Society. Tri-M members are working hard to raise money and give back to the community through music!
Virtual Book Club - You're Invited
The United We Walk Committee invites you to engage in a courageous adult conversation regarding Dr. King's last book titled "Where Do We Go From Here" on Tuesday, April 19 from 7-8 p.m. Click here for details and more information.
WBSD Athletic Director Eric Pierce
Check out the video below to hear from WBSD Athletic Director Eric Pierce. WB is excited for Spring Sports and more Big Wins!
Check out all things sports on the website: https://westbloomfieldathletics.com/
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
West Bloomfield High School presents Big Fish written by John August and composed by Andrew Lippa, Thursday, April 28, Friday, April 29, 2022 at 7 p.m., and Saturday April 30, 2022 at both 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest...and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. Overflowing with heart, humor, and spectacular stagecraft, BIG FISH is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that’s richer, funnier, and BIGGER than life itself.
Tickets are reserved for $18 - and may be purchased now at showtix4u.com or throughout the run at the box office at WBHS
If you have any questions regarding Big Fish, please contact Karen Brody at email@example.com
Celebrating Diversity Month
Books, Resources, Videos and More! So much to celebrate in April - this month is Arab-American Heritage Month, Autism Acceptance/Awareness Month and National Poetry Month. Check out the newsletter for more information.
Order Now - Geraniums, Impatiens, and Petunias
Pickup for flowers is Friday, May 6 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. in the WBHS parking lot. Mothers' day is Sunday May 8! All orders with payment are due by April 26. Order Here
Ages 7-13 Football Camp on May 28
Donovan Edwards, WBSD highly decorated running back at the University of Michigan, is hosting a youth football camp at WBHS. Registration info: https://donovan-edwards.com
WBSD & DSW Farmington Hills Community Partnership
Need a new pair of shoes for Prom or Graduation? Present the flyer and school ID to receive the discount.
West Bloomfield Preschool Academy
Registration is open! Please share with your friends and the community. More information can be found here.
On Thursday, April 21 the Virtual Tour will feature videos of students and teachers using materials funded from West Bloomfield Education Foundation. Tune in online to see how your donation helped fund these programs and classes! 50/50 Raffle Drawing will be at the end of the Virtual Tour on April 21. Live streaming on www.wbef.org
WBHS Choir with Sheryl Hauk
WBHS Band with Jesse Sacks
WBHS Art Class with Margaret Squire
WBMS Lacrosse Program and iCenter
Students & Teachers from;
Doherty: Ryan Crowe, Shelly Valentine
Gretchko: Jacqueline Pace
Roosevelt: Kim Larson
Scotch: Amber Jones, Claudia Rodgers
Sheiko: Christina Tarnacki
Calling All Youth Artists
19th Orchard Lake Fine Art Show is July 30 & July 31
Grades K-8 or Ages 5-13. Deadline to Apply is July 10, 2022. Applications at www.artsandeducationinc.org
West Bloomfield Township Public Library
· If You Like Minecraft (Kids)
· Autism Awareness Month (Kids)
· Arab American Authors (Teen)
Virtual Earth Day Storytime
Monday, April 25 at 10:30 AM via Zoom
Celebrate all the earth has to offer with songs, stories and fingerplays. Recommended for ages 3-5 years.
Free April Craft Kits
This month, tweens and teens in 4th-12th grade can register for a blackout poetry kit in recognition of National Poetry Month. Toddler-preschool children can enjoy a different spring-related craft each week. Register while kits are available. Funded by the Friends of the Library.
The library will be closed on Sunday, April 17 for Easter.