WBSD Update

A weekly update from the West Bloomfield School District

WBSD Weekly Update - March 26

Happy Friday, Team WB!

We had another great week of both in-person and remote learning in the West Bloomfield School District. Whether online or in the classroom, our students are displaying all four elements of the 4Cs and our Portrait of a Graduate each and every single day!

Have a restful Spring Break!

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Our district's Spring Break is coming up on March 29 - April 2. In order to keep everyone on Team WB as safe as possible following Spring Break, we are expecting district families planning to travel internationally to the guidance of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

CDC recommendations for international travel include:

  • Get tested 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
  • If you test negative, your self-quarantine may be shortened to seven full days.
  • If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
  • If you don’t get tested, it’s safest to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
  • Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.

For those planning to travel domestically, please follow the CDC's recommendations for domestic travel. No quarantine is necessary for those traveling within the United States.


The West Bloomfield School District Board of Education unanimously approved a 2.0 mill non-homestead millage restoration proposal during their Jan. 25 regular meeting. This proposal will appear on the May 4, 2021 ballot.

This proposal seeks restoration of the non-homestead tax rate that was approved by voters in 2014.

For more information, visit the www.wbsd.org/elections or contact the Assistant Superintendent for Business & Operations, Kyle Anderson at elections@wbsd.org or (248) 865-6434.

West Bloomfield Schools Administrators Discuss Upcoming Millage Ballot Proposal
WBSD Residents - May 4 Survey Opportunity!

The WBSD will be conducting an online survey regarding the May 4 school millage election. The survey takes about one minute to complete, and all WBSD resident staff members are invited to participate. The survey closes at 11:59 p.m. on April 12

WBHS Scholastic Art Award Winners!

The Southeastern Michigan Region of the Scholastic Art Awards is sponsored by the College for Creative Studies and supported by an advisory board of volunteer art teachers. This region receives more than 5,500 works of art and 200 portfolios from middle school and high school students, which are then adjudicated and selected for Honorable Mentions, Silver and Gold Key Awards, American Vision nominations, and Best of Show Portfolios. The exhibit is held annually at the College for Creative Studies. Approximately 1,100 works of art are displayed in this exhibit throughout all four levels of the Walter B. Ford II Building. The award ceremony will be held at the historic Detroit Film Theater at the Detroit Institute of Arts in February.

Scholastic Art:

  • Katelyn Welchko, Silver Key, 11th Grade, Untitled
  • Katelyn Welchko, Honorable Mention, 11th Grade
  • Simone Grice, Honorable Mention, 12th Grade
  • Nicole Rockett, Honorable Mention, 9th Grade, "Oranges and Cranberries"
  • Nyla Patterson, 10th Grade, "Krieg",
  • Emerson Hurd, 12th Grade, "Extinct Fish Here!"

Wayne State University High School Art Show:

  • Katelyn Welchko, 11th Grade, "Fish Boy"
West Bloomfield Lakers Football 2020 MHSAA Division Championship Banner Raising & Team Awards
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West Bloomfield Innovation High School Application

Lakers Online High School is going to have a NEW look in the fall. Watch the video below and apply today for this unique high school experience.

The NEW Lakers Online High School for 2021-22
WBHS 8th Grade Parent Night - March 2021

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.


WBMS' Theatre Department presents WHAT HAPPENS IN NEVERLAND STAYS IN NEVERLAND by John Jory, and produced in special arrangement with Stage Partners - Premiering Friday, April 16 at 8PM on WB's YouTube channel (available for viewing until midnight on April 18).

Show Links coming soon!

WHAT HAPPENS IN NEVERLAND STAYS IN NEVERLAND is a play with music that shows viewers the real side of the story of PETER PAN and where the characters are now. Was Wendy actually happy in Neverland; did the crocodile really eat Hook's hand; is Tink still in love with Peter? Watch this stunning virtual production and find out! Make your own judgement as to whose story you will believe.

Join WBHS Boys LAX!

It’s not too late to sign up for the West Bloomfield High School Boys Lacrosse Team spring season. We have open positions for players. No experience necessary to play America's fastest growing sport. Get some great cross-training to improve agility, endurance and ability to read and stop your man while playing this action packed game. All shapes, sizes and experience are welcome. We have a position for you. You will play and get real game time!!!

Register on WB Athletics or contact Contact Coach Jeff Long jeff70227@gmail.com if you have questions about the team, game or cost of playing.

Take a chance and check out the fastest sport played on two feet. Improve your game IQ while combining Football, Hockey, Soccer, Basketball and Wrestling skills while having fun.


Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 - 11:00am - 10:00pm

6641 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield MI 48322 (Orchard Lake & Maple location)

Enjoy Great food and help hardworking kids!!

WB Lacrosse is 100% self funded club sport and part of the proceeds from the day’s sales will go directly to the team!

Your help and support is greatly appreciated!!

Please call anytime on April 28th to place your order:

Jet’s at 248-737-0770 (Mention you are ordering to support WB Lacrosse)

Pick up or Delivery

Calling all WB Hockey Players!

All 7th and 8th graders interested in playing hockey at West Bloomfield High School are encouraged to call or text the Varsity Coach, Logan McLean at 248.345.5588, or email at thepieman1@hotmail.com. The Coach welcomes communication from parents as well.

It is a great opportunity to communicate directly with the coach, learn about the program, discuss your hockey experience and hear about upcoming skates.

Go Lakers!

Community Resources

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WB Township Library Information

Reading Lists for Kids and Teens

Virtual Unique Creatures (All ages)

March 30, 10:30 AM on Zoom

For decades, television and movies have filled the screen with all types of creepy crawly creatures. Unique Creatures gives you a chance to see them up close!

Register to receive connection details

Virtual Fabulous Fables (All ages)

March 31 @ 10:30 AM on Zoom

This show is full of silly comedy, interactive games and engaging storytelling. You’ve never seen fables such as The Tortoise and the Hare, Lion and the Mouse, and The Boy Who Cried Wolf presented like this before!

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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