WBSD Weekly Update
Friday, May 27, 2022
WBHS STEAM & Robotics Program Receives $1,000 Grant
A HUGE shout out to Tammy Luty, WBHS parent and Francis "Buddy" Muylaert, WBHS Engineering Teacher for working with Fronius and ZF North America to secure a $1,000 grant that will benefit the HS STEAM & Robotics program. Great work!
WBSD honored several of our retiree's at the Board of Education Meeting on Monday, May 23! Thank you for your service and dedication to WB! Congratulations as you head into this new chapter of your lives! #oncealakeralwaysalaker
Girl Scout Lego League Expo
A few girls from Girl Scout Troop 76057 presented their Lego League Cargo Connect projects and robot/coding in the Girl Scout Lego League Expo. The Cargo Crew won the Core Values Award and the Cargo Girls won Best Team Model. Additionally, the girls were able to check out other groups projects and participate in Girl Scout activities. Congratulations to the following girls:
Gretchko Cargo Girls: Maria Harfouch, Kady Hoffman, Camryn Dooley, and Kendall Leese
Cargo Girls: Allie Parker (Scotch), Sophia Baggett (Roosevelt), Brynn Hoffman (Scotch), Reagan Leese (Scotch), and Bethany Smith (Roosevelt) - Not Pictured: Izzy Reed (Scotch) and Mia Gidcumb (Roosevelt).
Please help us welcome Jen Teal to the West Bloomfield School District!
Jen Teal has been selected to serve as the new principal of Gretchko Elementary School. Jen has been an administrator for the past two years, serving as the principal of Bloomfield Virtual K-5 and the Associate Principal at Bloomfield Hills Middle School. Prior to that, she served as Instructional Coach and IB Teacher Leader for grades 4 through 8 in Bloomfield Hills.
Talented WBMS Students!
Check out some of the WONDERFUL art created by our WBMS students! It is apparent that we have some impressive artists in WB!
THIS JUST IN! Community Partners: WBSD & WB Parks and Recreation
West Bloomfield Parks & Rec will be using West Bloomfield Middle School (Abbott) for one year to house their WB Connect programming. Hear from Kyle Anderson, WBSD Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations and Jennifer Tucker, Executive Director at West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation.
Thank You Officer Clevenger
Optimist Club of West Bloomfield Honored West Bloomfield Middle School SRO Officer Clevenger as a First Responder. Officer Clevenger has been instrumental in building meaningful relationships with the WBSD staff and students. WBSD is grateful for his service!
Future Lakers Field Trip
Drama 2 students at WBHS rose to the occasion to perform a children's play for Gretchko and Roosevelt students after being approached by Mary Ann Ayar, teacher at Gretchko. There was such disappointment after the annual winter children's show was cancelled. Mrs. Stephens and her class jumped at the opportunity to bring joy and theatre to the little ones. They showcased Alice by Lindsay Price, an adaptation of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Tuesday, May 24 at 10 a.m. in the WBHS auditorium. The laughter, silliness, drama, color, and characters in this production was something that the WB elementary students will never forget! Thank you to the Mansour Family! This field trip was sponsored by Mansour Memorial Foundation. Our Gabby loved to perform!
The Optimist of Keego Harbor hosted their student recognition at West Bloomfield Middle School (Abbott). Students that have gone above and beyond were recognized.
Juneteenth National Freedom Day at WBHS
A community-centered event commemorates Juneteenth National Freedom Day in West Bloomfield is on June 18, 2022 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at West Bloomfield High School, this is a rain or shine event featuring music, kids games, storytelling, classic Corvettes, and performances by WBHS jazz band, visual arts, and drama students plus much more. The event is free and open to the public with dozens of vendors, artisans, and entrepreneurs. Partners include WB Police and Fire, the WB Township Library, Henry Ford Health, and WB Parks & Rec. Refreshments donated by Busch's, Trader Joe's, Costco, and Panera.
Could your child benefit from Art Therapy?
Learn more from Solstice Healing Arts Collective.
We would love to feature our WBSD 2022 senior class and their accomplishments with their own "Senior Spotlight" social media post. If you or your senior would like to be highlighted, complete this quick form: https://tinyurl.com/4chpcu98 Please be patient for your submission to appear.
Congratulations Class of 2022!
Boys and Girls: Sunset Theatre Camp
Ages 6-13 "Encanto" Musical Theatre Camp at Scotch Elementary School, July 18-July 22
Boys and Girls: Basketball Camp
Grades 1-5 with Coach Jeremy Denha at West Bloomfield High School Gym, June 28-June 30
More Info Here
Boys and Girls: Summer Camp
Ages 3-13 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Gretchko Elementary School, June 27-August 12
More Info Here
West Bloomfield Township Library
- Coping (Kids)
- Little Kids, Big Feelings – Emotion Management (Kids)
- Feelings Happen – Solutions to Anxiety and Worry (Kids)
Library Closed Memorial Weekend
The library is closed Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30. The Main Library material returns bins and Friends donation bins will also be unavailable over the weekend due to parking lot resurfacing.
Summer Reading Kickoff
Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Save the date! Celebrate the launch of the library’s “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Reading Program with a kickoff full of music, animals, games, and more for all ages. For all ages. This event may be canceled if there is inclement weather. To ensure a 4 p.m. completion time, the cut-off time for lines will be 3:30 p.m.. No registration required.