WBSD Update

A weekly update from the West Bloomfield School District

WBSD Weekly Update - May 14

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.

Please find an important communication related to our last days of school for the 2020-21 school year linked below.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Join us on May 19 at 7pm from the comfort of your home for the 49th Annual West Bloomfield Michigan Week Virtual Community Awards Presentation on Civic Center TV Channel 15 andAT&T Channel 99.

Many district staff members and students will be recognized during the program as we celebrate and recognize these individuals and institutions that serve our community year-round.

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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!

WBMS Construction Update - April 2021
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Math Pentathletes compete at May 8 Tournament

The district had nine elementary students (In-Person & Lakers Online) participate in the Math Pentathlon Tournaments this past Saturday, May 8th. This event is normally in-person, but this was the 1st ever virtual tournament. All students did fantastic and played with good sportsmanship!

Rene Kubiak, parent coach, said, "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:

Ethan Finley - Kindergarten

Emma Calvin - 1st Grade

Clara Drew - 1st Grade

Teddy Teller - 1st Grade

Johannah Williams - 4th Grade

Owen Calvin - 5th Grade

Graham Kubiak - 5th Grade

Dominic Peterson - 5th Grade


Rene Kubiak, Lucy Barber & Michelle Sokoli - Parent Coaches

Mrs. Wild, Mrs. Sizemore & Ms. Pargoff - Teacher Advisors

2021 Div IV National Math Pentathlon Virtual Academic Tournament / May 1
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WBHS Forensics Completes Successful Season!

Congratulations to the WBHS forensics team on a successful season, as we had 8 students qualify for the state championships in 4 different acting and speaking events. A special congratulations goes out to Junior Ife Martin- who finished 2nd place overall in the entire state in Poetry interpretation and acting!
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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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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.

Community Resources

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WB Township Library Information

Reading Lists for Youth

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.

Virtual Hop into Spring Storytime (ages birth-5 years)

Wednesday, May 19, 10:30 AM on Zoom

Get ready for a hoppin’ good time as we sing, dance, and read stories all about spring! Register to receive connection details.

Perspectives on Traditional Native American Life

Wednesday, May 19, 7 PM on Zoom

Anishnabai Native American Presenter Mikwhandan (Mike) Jewell shares his perspectives about traditional Native American life in a 45-minute video recorded in 2019 while in native costume in the woods. Video produced by Civic Center Television. Live Q & A with Mikwhandan after the film premiere. Cosponsored by the Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society. 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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