WBSD Weekly Update
Friday, December 9, 2022
Gingerbread House Design Challenge
Students designed and built cardboard gingerbread houses. We have such talented and creative students at WBMS!
Spelling Bee Champion
Third year in a row as the WBMS Champion - CONGRATS to Adeline Dagg! Adeline will represent WBMS at the Oakland County Regional Bee. Best of luck!
DECA Students Make a House a Home
Our DECA students made a house a home for a mother and her five children who had been homeless after fleeing an abusive relationship. Prior to our arrival, the family had been in shelters, sleeping in blankets on the floor, and without any furniture.
With the dedication of our DECA students, the chapter, and the generosity of our community we were able to raise over $3,500 and provide our students the opportunity to do a day of service with Humble Design Detroit where we completely furnished a home for this family. Read more here.
That's called using the 4C's! Nice work DECA!
Congratulations OEC Students!
OEC students raised $740 for the Pulsera Project! The Pulsera Project is a nonprofit that educates, empowers, and connects Central American artists with students through the sale of colorful hand woven bracelets, or "pulseras."
Each pulsera is a one-of-a-kind work of art and comes tagged with the photo and signature of the artist who made it. The funds raised from the pulsera sales are used for scholarships, secondary education programs, healthcare, human rights issues, environmental projects, and social enterprises, in addition to providing employment for artisans in Guatemala and Nicaragua.
Way to go OEC!
Grades 4 & 5
Girl Power Robotics Team is part of Girl Scout Troop 77713 (students from Scotch and Roosevelt Elementary Schools). The girls are competing tomorrow - best of luck!
Grades 6-8 Robotics
6 Steps to Managing Holiday Stress in Children
- Stick to their usual routine as much as possible
- Make sure they get outside for exercise & fresh air
- Don't over schedule
- Take time for peace and quiet moments
- Remind them the holidays are about gratitude and kindness
- Manage sugar intake
For more tools to support and empower your child's mental health, click here. If you know of someone experiencing grief or stress this season, please click here for tips and strategies.
WBHS Theatre hosted an amazing children’s play last week for our elementary school students. The little ones had so much fun taking the bus and watching the performance! Thank you, to all of the teachers for coordinating everything to provide a live theatre experience for our students.
WB Wrestling Kicks Off Season 2-0 at Home Opener
The Lakers dominated in both duals, highlighted by strong performances from senior captains Corey Coleman (126), Nabeel Hashmi (144), Jason Onwenu (165), and Seth Weissman (190). Also, going 2-0 for the Lakers were Ralph Rogers (157), Zain Tariq (132), Chris Coleman (120), and Eden Jackson (113).
Congratulations to the team for starting 2-0!
United We Walk
The event will take place at West Bloomfield MIDDLE School in the Audeteria from 1 - 3 p.m.
1 p.m. - Short program featuring student talents
1:30 p.m. - Walk begins
2:15 p.m. - Refreshments available
We encourage you to participate in a variety of service projects and activities at the event including:
Blessings in a Backpack – donate small cans of tuna and chicken and Kraft Mac & Cheese
Lighthouse Pantry – donate Mac & Cheese, canned vegetables, non-perishable items, adult and child diapers, and baby formula
Open Door Food Pantry – donate non-perishable foods and socks
Book Donation – donate new or used K - 12 books for West Bloomfield students in need and Lighthouse
Peace Rocks – decorate rocks with symbols of Peace. Make 2 and 1 will be placed in the terraces of WB Library or around a peace pole yet to be installed on the administrative grounds and 1 may be taken home
Peace Mobile – submit designs that will be later painted on a “hippie-type” van which may have variety of uses.
Bone Marrow Registry
2023 Teacher & Support Person of the Year
WBSD is launching new Teacher of the Year and Support Person of the Year awards this year. The District will recognize:
-One Teacher AND one Support Person of the Year from each level: Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and High School
-One Teacher AND one Support Person that will represent the Teacher of the Year and Support Person of the year at the District level
The District level Teacher of the Year will also be nominated for Teacher of the Year with Oakland Schools. Currently, Oakland Schools is not recognizing a Support Person of the Year. If that changes, this person will move on for nomination at that level.
Calling ALL 10th & 11th Grade Students
Do you want to INTERN with a professional outside of school in your field of interest during 6th or 7th Hour? Volunteer Internship possibilities include: Legal, Political, Education, Business, Non-Profit or Community Organization Internships.
Applications are DUE by Friday, January 13. Here is the link to fill out the application:Professional Apprenticeship Application 2023-24: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Surprise Your Senior
It is time to order your yard signs and celebration items!
Senior All Night Party Ticket - $115
Lawn Signs - $35
For more information and to surprise your senior during the holiday season, click here.
Nominate an 'Exceptional Educator'
WXYZ (Channel 7) seeks your help in recognizing some of the exceptional educators within WBSD. Nominate a difference-maker today! A winner will be chosen monthly and will receive a $1,000 donation for their respective school or program, along with a $100 gift card to Happy's Pizza. Discover more and nominate a teacher or administrator as an exceptional educator.
West Bloomfield Public Library
· Calling All Curious Kids! (Kids)
· Books with a Winter Theme (Teens)
Saturday, December 17 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Main Library Meeting Room
Get ready for some sweet competition! This cookie decorating competition for grades 6-12 will recognize winners for categories like “Best Representation of the Theme” and “Most Frosting.” Registration is required. Register at https://wblib.org/services/virtual_registration.php.
Saturday Youth Events
Main Library Youth Activity Center
The Main Library youth staff are now offering events on Saturdays! Drop by for weekly weekend fun. No registration is required.
Create Your Own Superhero: December 10 at 11 a.m., all ages
Winter Reading Activity Day: December 17 at 10 a.m., all ages
Do you have a newsworthy story to share? We want to share your wonderful stories with the rest of the community! Please share with us what is happening with your child(ren) and our staff. We would love to hear about your events and activities including awards, honors, good deeds, and accomplishments. Help us share your success stories in art, music, scholastics, athletics, drama, debate, and more. We look forward to sharing your news! Submit a story here.