District Update

A weekly update from Walled Lake Consolidated Schools

Walled Lake Consolidated School District Update: October 20, 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:

  • October 21: Warriors for Warriors Pink Out Football Game - 7:30pm at WLW
  • October 24: Walled Lake PTSA Council Meeting - 7pm at OPE
  • October 31: Half Day for Students/Professional Development for Staff
  • November 2: Half Day for Middle School Students - Parent/Teacher Conferences | Full Day for Elementary & High School Students
  • 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!

A Message from Dr. John Bernia, WLCSD Superintendent of Schools

As I close out my first week in Walled Lake Schools, I am reminded of the many reasons why this District is such a special place. To the staff and families I have met during this first week, thank you for the warm reception I’ve received and I look forward to partnering with all of you as we write the next chapter in our Walled Lake success story.

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

Annual Salute to Service Game - WLC vs. WLN


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.

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:

Warriors for Warriors T-shirts are still available!

Please join us in celebrating the 11th Anniversary of Warriors for Warriors. Our fundraising year will kick-off with the Pink Out Football Game at Walled Lake Western on October 21, 2022. Events begin at 6 p.m. with the Survivor Parade and Jersey Honoree Ceremony immediately following.

Warriors for Warriors event shirts are available for $20 and the wearing of a 2022 t-shirt provides free entry into the game. Pink Out shirts are available while supplies last and can be purchased at: Walled Lake Western School Store, Your Salon (46670 W. Pontiac Trail just east of Beck); Tricho Salon (12 Oaks Mall two locations), Green Goat Gifts (49016 Pontiac Trail, Wixom), Walled Lake Federal Credit Union (3095 S Commerce Rd, Wolverine Lake, MI 48390) and Geisler Middle School on 10/18 and 10/20 during lunches.

Proceeds from the shirts are donated to our two charities: Angels of Hope, Michigan and St. Baldrick’s Foundation for Pediatric Cancer. Last year, we donated $44,000!

Warriors for Warriors Honorary Captain 2022

Dani Arsenault, a previous Honorary Captain, lost her battle 5 years ago. Having her as an Honorary Captain again this year means so much to the family since they weren’t able to attend the ceremony the last time. Dani’s mom said, “Her friendships meant so much to her, and there is no doubt that she is with all of you in all your senior year experiences.” Dani’s classmates from Wixom Elementary and Sarah Banks are grateful that they can celebrate Dani’s memory in their last year of high school.
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Big Week For District Marching Bands

It was a big week for both the Walled Lake Competitive and Walled Lake Northern Marching Bands, as both shined in their respective competitions.

The Walled Lake Competitive Marching Band, which is a combined band of students from Walled Lake Central and Walled Lake Western, came in first place overall among 12 bands competing at the Novi Invitational. They also took home all five captions; outstanding music, outstanding visual, outstanding general effect, outstanding percussion, and outstanding color guard.

"This season has been so exciting from both a competitive standpoint and also with how well the students are embracing the hard work it takes to be successful," said co-director David Rogers. "We are very proud of them."

Earlier in the week, the Walled Lake Northern Marching Band competed at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association District 4 Festival at Bloomfield Hills High School. The Knights earned a Division 1 rating and received A's in all three categories; music, marching, and general effect showmanship.

"This has been such a fun season," said Northern band director Mary Hulliberger. "Our musicians have worked so very hard on their craft and continue to reach new heights in performance!"

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Glengary Elementary hosts Fun Run

MHG Call for Vendors information

Meadowbrook Elementary hosts Mustang Mile

Pleasant Lake Elementary hosts Color Run

District celebrates Principals Month!

Adult ESL program continues to grow!

The Adult Education ESL program is growing. So much in fact, that the program has added a fourth teacher and re-organized classes so that instruction can be provided at four levels and in small enough groups that students have ample opportunity for conversation.

To celebrate this growing program, Deb Donohue, one of the ESL teachers, made a cupcake “tree” for students to enjoy at break time. There are still a few places available for new students in classes for more experienced English speakers.

Interested students may call Joan Sare at 248-956-5021.

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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.

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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In the News:

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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