District Update

A weekly update from Walled Lake Consolidated Schools

Walled Lake Consolidated School District Update: November 3, 2022

We hope you'll review this week's District Update filled with news and notes from across the Walled Lake Consolidated School District. Stay up to date with the district by visiting www.wlcsd.org and connecting with the district on social media - Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

Important Reminders for Families:

  • November 3: Board of Education Meeting
  • November 3-5: WLN presents "Puffs" | Visit www.wlcstickets.com for more info!
  • November 8: Election Day - No School for Students or Staff - Remember to VOTE!
  • November 10: Half Day for High School Students - Parent/Teacher Conferences | Full Day for Elementary & Middle School Students
  • November 11-13: WLC/WLW presents "The Dining Room" | Visit www.wlcstickets.com for more info!

Good luck WL Marching Band!

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Good luck at states WLMB!

District seeks renewal of Building & Site Sinking Fund - Vote Nov. 8

During the Aug. 11 Special Board meeting, the Walled Lake Schools Board of Education unanimously approved a motion to ask the residents of the Walled Lake School District to renew the half mill levy for the District Building and Site Sinking Fund (.5 mil, 10 year levy). The election for this renewal is Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.

In Walled Lake Schools, our schools and facilities are in good repair as a result of the Sinking Fund that voters approved back in 2004 and renewed in 2012. The District has been able to complete construction, repair and renovation projects annually, with Board approval, because of the current Building and Site Sinking Fund.

For more information, please visit www.wlcsd.org/elections or click the image below.

Thank you for voting on Nov. 8!

Building and Site Sinking Fund Presentation - Fall 2022
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Walled Lake Western hosts Brother Rice this Friday, 7 p.m., in the MHSAA District Finals. All tickets must be purchased in advance at GoFan. No WLCSD Family/Student or LVC passes will be accepted.

District seeks feedback on Student Mental Health and School Safety

The District is currently seeking feedback from stakeholders related to two grant funding opportunities focused on Student Mental Health and School Safety respectively. After reviewing the slides below please send any feedback or thoughts you may have on how the District may support Student Mental Health and School Safety to budget@wlcsd.org.
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WLN presents "Puffs" from November 3-5

WLCSD Staff Shoutout Nomination Form

In an effort to find additional ways to celebrate our staff, the WLCSD Community Relations department requests that families fill out the information below for staff who are rock stars in their classrooms and school communities. Please complete the form below and contact Dan Durkin (danieldurkin@wlcsd.org) with any questions you may have.

A sample of what these shout outs will look like on social media and in our District newsletters can be found below.

Thank You WL Principals!

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Prime Time Care Registration OPEN!

Prime Time Care is accepting on line registrations for before and after school child care.

Please visit us at https://wlcsd.org/programs/prime-time-care/ to register.

District News:

WLN Girls Cross Country Team Heads to The State Finals For The 3rd-straight Year

The Walled Lake Northern girls cross country team took home its second Regional Championship in three years on Friday, October 28th, and did it in historic fashion. The Knights took first with 57 points (5, 7, 9, 14, 22), which is the lowest score by any Northern team in the a Regional meet. The Knights also clinched their 3rd-straight state finals berth.

Madelyn Gordon, Ava Kurczewski, and Claire McClure all set new Kensington State Park in the Regional meet. The rest of the Northern team is made up by Taylor Regester, Isabelle Krause, Ava Porter, and Mia Czarnowski.

Along with the Northern girls, six other Walled Lake Schools student-athletes qualified for the state meet as individuals; Ty Parker (WLN), Nicholas Negru (WLC), Alisia Olteanu (WLW), Genavieve Kushner-Lopez (WLW), Emma Hoffmeyer (WLW), and Emily Wade (WLC).

The MHSAA Division 1 State Finals is set for Saturday, November 5th, at Michigan International Speedway. The boys final starts at 2:10 p.m. and the girls final is set for 3:30 p.m.

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MHG Call for Vendors information

WLC & WLW present "The Dining Room" from November 11-13

Walled Lake Central and Western Present "The Dining Room" November 11-13

Banks, Geisler and Creek present "Seussical, Jr." from December 1-3

Signing Up for SMS Messages via Skylert

In addition to receiving phone calls and email notifications from the school district in the event of a school closing or emergency, parents can also sign up to receive SMS Text messages.

Please find the helpful step-by-step instructions linked below as well as the video tutorial on signing up for SMS messages.

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Congratulations to the Clifford Smart Middle School (CHS) Cross Country Team!

The 2nd annual MHSAA regional cross country championship took place on Thursday, October 27th at Dakota High School. Three counties (Wayne, Oakland & Macomb) competed for a top team spot and individual regional honors. CHS represented our district proudly as the only school to compete in the regional meet. The Clifford Smart girls finished 5th out of 27 schools and our Clifford Smart boys finished 6th out of 27 schools. Three CHS team members earned regional honors. Way to go Clifford Smart!

Congratulations to the following CHS Team Members for finishing in the top 20 and receiving regional honors!

Pictured left to right:

· Nathan Bruss – 6th (out of 215 racers)

· Eliana Fredrick – 11th place (out of 213 racers)

· Emily Alt – 16th place (out of 213 racers)

Click here to see the MHSAA Official Results

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Varsity Team Picture: (pictured left to right) Matthew Bloch (8), Asher Lawson (7), Brady Timms (7), Jackson Zeleski (7), Andrew Xiong (8), Nathan Bruss (8), Isaac Griffith (7), Coach Alex Rickens, Emily Alt (8), Allie Gallagher (8), Eliana Fredrick (7), Addisyn Atwood (6), Avery Bridgeman (6), Noella Henn (7). Not pictured: Payton Alfano (8), Zeke Turnbough (6) and Coach Ron Karbowski

WLCSD Employment Opportunities!

Employment opportunities are available for support staff personnel, substitute teachers, preschool teachers, bus drivers and a variety of positions at the Outdoor Education Center.

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Community Resources:

Commerce Twp. Master Plan Art Contest

What makes Commerce Township a special place to live?

What is special about where you live? Is there someplace you feel comfortable, safe, relaxed, inspired, or energized? Someplace that looks pretty where there is a lot of nature? Or someplace that is full of people having fun? Share YOUR ideas about why Commerce Township is a special place to help the Township create its Master Plan.

Draw or paint a picture, write a poem, or take a photograph of your favorite special place in Commerce Township.

More Information on the Master Plan: www.CommerceTwp.com

This art contest is open to Commerce Township residents ages 5-18. Awards will be broken into categories by age group: 5-8, 9-13, 14-18.

Winning entries will be included in the Township’s Master Plan document in 2023!

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Upcoming Events:

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Click here to register for the Wixom Spooktacular Downtown Treat Hunt.
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District Links:

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Anyone can report tips confidentially on criminal activities or potential harm directed at students, school employees, or schools. Tips can be submitted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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