Some thoughts for the starting school year
Our 8th-grade students visited the William D. Ford Career-Technical Center this week. They explored careers in firefighting, film and TV media, welding, robotics and engineering, game design, future educators, and health occupations, to name a few. A button to their website is included below.
What a fantastic performance by our choir students Tuesday night! Choir teacher, Mr. Greene, put on a first-class show!
Last week was the last week of Quarter One. Grades will be posted in MiStar ParentConnect on November 6, 2023. Paper report cards will be available upon request.
This Tuesday is Halloween. Here are the expectations for Tuesday, October 31st.
- No masks
- No blood makeup
- No inflatables
- No wood, paper, or plastic weapons and/or look-a-likes
- Their face must be recognizable
- Students must adhere to the district dress code (nothing offensive) and the Student Code of Conduct.
William D. Ford Career-Technical Center Field Trip
Red Ribbon Week
Red Ribbon Day: We will recognize Red Ribbon Day on Monday, October 30, 2023. Students and staff will wear red on this day to show unity in being DRUG FREE.
Yearlong Compassion Project
PBIS Monthly Focus
November Theme: Be Safe Week 1: Be Safe in the Classrooms
STUDENT TASK: Do not yell or run in the classroom. Keep your hands and feet to yourself. Listen for announcements and adult directions. Remain calm if there is an issue.
Second Step Tie-in: No pushing or fighting; ask for help, and be ready to help others.
Does your child need a dental checkup? The Mobile Dentist can help!
Monday, October 30:
- Begin Quarter 2
- Wear red for Red Ribbon Week
- Student Newspaper Club Meeting in Rm 263 from 2:45-3:30
Tuesday, October 31:
Wednesday, November 1:
- Bowling begins at Town-N-Country Lanes from 3:45-5:00. Details below
Thursday, November 2:
Friday, November 3:
- Mrs. Snycerski's student field trip to the DIA 9:00-1:30
- Hat Day
- Perfect Attendance Plinko
- Friday excessive tardies detention until 4:45
Winter Competitive Cheer Tryouts ~ November 6
No School, Teacher Professional Development ~ Tuesday, November 7
Picture Retakes ~ November 10
Picture Retakes are November 10
Academics, Attendance, & Extra Curriculars
Included below are numerous pictures supporting our Read and Math 180 curriculum, Inquiry-based science instruction, small group instruction, and project-based learning.
Regular attendance is crucial for your child's academic success. Please make every effort to ensure your child attends school on time every day and stays throughout the whole day. Consistent attendance throughout the school day allows your child to engage in learning and maximize their educational opportunities fully.
Illness: If your child is not feeling well and cannot attend school, please notify us immediately. Students who are ill should not attend school to prevent the spread of illness to others.
Excused Absences: We understand that there may be instances when your child needs to be absent due to illness, medical appointments, family emergencies, or other legitimate reasons. Please notify the school in advance whenever possible to classify the absence as excused.
Unexcused Absences: Unexcused absences negatively impact your child's education. Absences without valid reasons will be considered unexcused, and appropriate actions may be taken per district policy.
Timely reporting of absences helps us maintain accurate attendance records and ensures that your child's absence is properly documented. Absences must be reported within 24 hours.
There are two convenient methods for reporting your child's absence to facilitate efficient communication and accurate attendance records.
You can notify your child's school through the dedicated attendance line. Please leave a detailed message stating your child's name, grade, and reason for absence.
You can report absences directly through MiStar, our secure online portal for student information. MiStar provides a user-friendly interface that allows you to submit absences.
Thank you for your ongoing support in creating a positive and productive learning environment for all our students.
Mrs. Comerzan's Small Group Instruction
Mrs. Bridges and Mrs. Krupski Scavenger Hunt and Small Group Work
Mrs. Bridges and Mrs. Krupski's students did a scavenger hunt in the library this week. Adams Librarian, Mrs. Schultz-Speck, guided students through a "Find This Book" activity. Students learned to find books using their call numbers.
Middle School Fall Choir Concert
Thank you, Mr. Greene, for your hard work and dedication. We are so proud of our choir students!
Athletics & Clubs
Mr. Hall and Mr. Woodard held basketball tryouts last week. Team selections were made and communicated on Friday, October 27th. Practice begins this week and will run from 2:45 - 4:30.
If you have any athletic-related questions, please contact Mr. Sanford.
The bowling club will begin on Wednesday, November 1st, at Town-N-Country Lanes from 3:45 PM to 5:00 PM. All students must be picked up at the bowling alley by 5:00 p.m. The cost is $5 per week and includes two games of bowling, a ball, and shoe rental. A $5 administrative fee is charged at the beginning of the season. The bowling club will meet every Wednesday through February 14th. The bowling club will not meet during scheduled school breaks. Eligible bowlers will receive a trophy at the end of the season. Please contact Mr. Mason via email with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supports & Services
Blessings in a Backpack
Blessings in a Backpack is a non-profit organization that feeds school children in the United States who currently are fed during the week on the federally funded Free and Reduced Meal Program and are at risk of going hungry on the weekends. We are currently feeding students in need of food from Hicks Elementary. This program is funded through donations and grants. It costs $140 to feed a student for the entire year through Blessings in a Backpack. See the link below for more information about donating to this program. Please indicate that you would like your donation to be applied to Wayne-Westland Community Schools so that our program receives the donation.
Learning Lab at Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center in Norwayne
What, Who, & Where We Are: The Learning Lab is a free tutoring and academic enrichment program for all Wayne-Westland students in grades 5-12. We have been operating since January 2016, and for the past seven years, we have served hundreds of students from our community. The Learning Lab is staffed with certified Wayne-Westland teachers who will be able to assist students with their academic needs. We are located in a classroom in the Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center at 32150 Dorsey in Westland. Enter through the main doors near the circle drive, and if you are unfamiliar with the area, there will be someone at the reception area to direct you to our location. Click the button below for details and registration.