January 14, 2022
I am thrilled to join the WLCSD community and have thoroughly enjoyed meeting the staff, students and parents of Meadowbrook Elementary School. I received such a warm welcome, and it has been my pleasure to visit classrooms and greet students on the playground.
Establishing relationships is a top priority for me, and I will strive to provide a safe and caring environment for all staff and students. I am looking forward to establishing connections with the members of our community and building strong partnerships. Together, we're better!
I previously served as the principal of Columbia Upper Elementary School in Brooklyn, MI from 2017 to 2021; a teacher from 2004-2017 and varsity competitive and sideline cheer coach from 2004-2009 at Columbia Central High School in Brooklyn, MI; and a teacher at Sanford Middle School in Sanford, FL from 2002-2004.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the Lyman Briggs Human Biology, Honors College at Michigan State University in 2002. I earned my Master of Arts in Education from Central Michigan University in 2009. Most recently, I received a certificate in Leading for Equity and Justice in 2021 from Eastern Michigan University.
Please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher, email me at JenniferVanWagnen@wlcsd.org or call (248) 956-2700 with any questions or concerns.
It’s a great day to be a Meadowbrook Mustang!
PLEASE JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL CELEBRATION HONORING MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
The Walled Lake Consolidated School District invites the community to the 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. This year's event will be held virtually with the program streamed live on the District website and social media channels starting at 6 p.m.
The event will feature keynote speaker Rabbi Yarden Blumstein, teen Mentor and mental health expert. Blumstein will speak about this year’s theme “Together We’re Better”.
The program will also include performances by student choirs, presentations by several students about their “Express Yourself” projects, and recognition of this year’s Alec Bender Friend of Diversity Award recipients. Student art work will also be featured throughout the presentation.
This year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration is made possible thanks to generous donations from the PTA/PTSA groups from across our district, including the Walled Lake School Administrators Association.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR JANUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH NOMINEES!
It’s hard to believe that i-Ready® Diagnostic testing has begun. The 2nd Diagnostic is an important benchmark for understanding your student’s growth, which is why it’s so important they try their best. These results allow us to better support them in achieving their growth goals for the year. Your teacher will communicate with you directly regarding when they plan to administer the 2nd Diagnostic.
The most important thing we can do is prepare students and motivate them to put forth their best effort.
Here are a few things you can do to help support your student at home:
1. Ensure they get a good night’s rest before taking the Diagnostic
2. Talk to your student about why the second Diagnostic is important.
You can say things like:
-The second Diagnostic helps you find out how much progress you’ve made since the beginning of the year.
-It allows your teacher and I to celebrate your accomplishments!
-Try your best, and do not rush—but don’t spend too much time on a question either.
-Remember, questions on the Diagnostic change based on your answers to earlier questions. You will see some questions you don’t know. That is okay! Just try your best.
3. Let them know you’re excited to celebrate their progress.
Thank you for your continued partnership in your student’s learning!
*IMPORTANT: Please note that while your child takes the diagnostic, they will NOT be able to complete the instructional modules.
STUDENT TRANSFER INFORMATION
The Walled Lake Consolidated School district is not an open enrollment district. Resident students are expected to attend the school that is assigned to their address. If you would like your child to attend a school other than the one assigned to your address for the 2022-2023 school year, you must submit a Student Transfer Request Application (linked below).
The Student Transfer Request Application period for the 2022-2023 school year is January 3, 2022 – January 17, 2022. Any application received after January, 17 2022, will be noted as late.
If you have any questions, please contact the Walled Lake Schools’ Student Services Department at 248.956.2085.
SCHOOL OF CHOICE WINDOW OPENS SOON
The 2022-23 window for Schools of Choice will run from January 17, 2022, to February 6, 2022.
Please click HERE during the application period listed above for more information and to complete your application. If you have any questions please contact our Enrollment Department.
Outdoor play is an important of every child's day. Students will go outside when the temperature is zero degrees and above, with the wind-chill factored in. Please make sure your child has the following items for recess and refer to the infographic below for further information:
Please label all of these items and place them in a bag. Students will remain on the blacktop if they do not have the appropriate outdoor gear. If you need help providing winter wear for your child, please reach out to us! We want all of our Mustangs to have the items they need!
Donations will gladly be accepted and can be dropped off to the Meadowbrook office anytime between 9am-4pm. Thank you for your support!
SMILES FOR MILES
ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL PROCEDURES
- The Drop off and Pickup loop is in the parking lot on the back side of the building. DO NOT drop off your students in the front parking lot or in the bus loop at the front of the building.
- Students will enter the building at 8:50am.
- Families are not allowed to wait in the vestibule or hallways - it impedes our process causing too much congestion.
- If you are driving your student to school in the morning, you need to use our Saddle Up Loop.
- Pull as far forward as possible to keep the traffic flow moving. Never allow your student to exit on the passenger side; they will be in the path of parking lot traffic.
- Please do not block the exit onto Meadowbrook Road as you are waiting to turn left into the parking lot. Leave room so people exiting the parking lot are able to turn left onto Meadowbrook Road. This allows traffic to continue to flow.
- Students should be ready with their belongings to exit the vehicle and should exit from the driver's side only.
- Arrive on time to avoid truancy.