WBSD Update

A weekly update from the West Bloomfield School District

February 28, 2020 - Break a Leg, Shrek Jr. Cast!

Abbott Middle School will be presenting "Shrek Jr." on Feb. 28-29 at West Bloomfield High School. Tickets are available at ShowTix4U.com.


Feb. 28 - 7 p.m.

Feb. 29 - 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It's a big bright beautiful world as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.

Important Reminders

March 2 - Early Release Day for all Schools

March 9 - Early Release Day for all Schools

March 10 - No School for Students or Staff

March 16 - Early Release Day for all Schools

March 23 - Normal Day of School for all Students - the school day ends at your building's normally scheduled time

March 30-April 3 - Spring Break - No School for Students or Staff

Shout Outs!

Tanner Thornton | Person of the Week

Roosevelt Tool Room Recognized!

The Roosevelt Elementary Tool Room was recently recognized by the Associated General Contractors of Michigan with their 2019 Spark Award. Bill Bertakis and Jim Bugg were in attendance to accept the award along with a $1,000 check for the Tool Room. Congratulations to this group of dedicated volunteers and thank you for all that you do!

WB students to compete in County Spelling Bee

Oakland Schools is hosting the Oakland County Scripps Regional Spelling Bee this weekend on Feb. 29 at 12 p.m. The event will be videotaped and shared after March 7, in accordance with the new Scripps National Spelling Bee rules. Visit the Oakland Schools Education Foundation’s website for a link to view it.

There will be 82 students in fifth through eighth-grade from across Oakland County will compete against one another to see who is the top speller in the region. The following students will be representing West Bloomfield in the competition:

  • Sabrina Mathew, fifth-grade at Roosevelt
  • Jaeden Watts, fifth-grade at Scotch
  • Sharon Chang, sixth-grade at Abbott MS
  • Kennedy Shaw, seventh-grade at OLMS

Michigan SOC offers Michigan Child Protection Registry

Are your children safe while online? Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography, illegal drug and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone inboxes. Texting their advertisements is the newest marketing effort that many of these companies are using. Thankfully, the Michigan Secretary of State’s office offers a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching your email address and cell number via text. The Michigan Child Protection Registry is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan’s families.

As a strong supporter of this Registry, we would like to encourage you to sign your entire family up for this program and inform your friends and colleagues about how they can protect their children and families from unwanted adult advertising. To sign up only takes seconds. Just go to www.ProtectMIChild.com and keep your family safe.

WBSD Job Postings

Are you looking to make a change in 2020? Why not make a difference in the lives of children each day? Join us on Team WB and help educate our students to be their best IN and FOR the world!

Michigan Week Nominations now OPEN!

You are invited to nominate recipients for awards to be presented at the 2020 Michigan Week Community Awards Breakfast. Find the nomination form and award categories on the Michigan Week website. All nominations are due by 11:59 PM on March 11, 2020.

WB Youth Assistance seeks Award Nominations

WBYA recognizes young people from our community for making positive volunteer contributions every year. Nominations come from schools, hospitals, religious organizations, fire and police departments, and private citizens. Local, county, and state dignitaries participate in recognizing the nominees and making the event very special.

24th Annual West Bloomfield Youth Recognition Ceremony

Wednesday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m.

West Bloomfield High School iCenter

4925 Orchard Lake Road

West Bloomfield, Michigan

Submit your nomination today!

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