WBMS- Updates

Friday, June 10, 2022

Upcoming Dates and Calendar Items

TONIGHT*** see below***Friday, June 10th: 8th grade promotion ceremony and dance (ceremony to start at 6pm, followed by the 8th grade student dance) All events in person at WBMS (current campus)

8th grade Dance will end at 9pm

June 13th: 8th graders to Cedar Point (no more refunds or registrations as tickets have been purchased even if a student is not permitted to attend for behavior reasons)

6th graders in musical theater: Free To Be You and Me performances for 6th graders in Musical Theater--see below for details

Also, locker cleanout for 6th and 7th graders

June 14th: FUN Day for all grade levels

we need help from parents to make this a great day for kids

see link below to help

Locker cleanout for 8th graders 3rd hour

Backpacks go home

June 15th half day hours: 2-3-4 (no back packs)

June 16th half day hours: 5-6-7 (no back packs)

June 16th last day of school for ALL students grades 6, 7 and 8

June 18th: Juneteenth in the WB: see attached flyer for details

Fall 2022 Dates for Middle School

August 16th: 8th grade jump start (schedules, building access, yearbook and ID photos taken)

August 17th: 7th grade jump start (schedules, building access, yearbook and ID photos taken)

August 18th: 6th grade orientation (see May 1 newsletter to 5th grade families for details)

First Day of school: August 29th

September 8th will be OPEN HOUSE. Stay tuned for details

NEW start and end times: 8:20 am to 3:12pm (students will be allowed in the building at 7:45 am. we are pursuing morning Tween Time options)

The safeline number for the new middle school will be 248-865-4482

8th Grade Promotion (Graduation) and Dance TONIGHT!

June 10th: 8th grade promotion ceremony and dance

(ceremony to start at 6pm, followed by the 8th grade student dance)

All events in person at WBMS (current campus)

8th grade Dance will end at 9pm tickets are required

We ask that guests leave the campus immediately following the promotion ceremony so we set up for and begin the 8th grade dance in the same location.

Due to space, we are limiting guests at promotion to 2. There will be no social distancing and no masks required for this event so please plan accordingly.

Medications in the office

if you have any medication in the office, it must be picked up by June 23rd. Medications that remain (unexpired or expired) will be disposed of after June 23rd at 2pm. If you have any questions, please call the office. Medications cannot be sent home with students unless the proper paperwork has been completed to self carry the medication. Thank you!

Congrats to our Lakers of the Week!

  • 6th Grade: Shanel Tabares Mora nominated by Mr. Baker - Even though Shanel has been absent a few times in the past week she has done a great job of staying on top of her homework and classwork. Shanel even would email pictures of her homework when she knew she would not be there to turn it in or to receive it.

  • 7th Grade: Anthony Branner, nominated by Ofc. David Clevenger - Mr. Branner used excellent judgment in the lunchroom a while back. This intervention stopped disruption to “A” lunch. Ofc. Clevenger would like to commend Mr. Branner's actions and thank him for stepping up and taking charge during this incident.

  • Staff Members: Choir/Theater Students nominated by Mr. Deierlein, Mr. Moore - Mr. Deierlein and Mr. Moore, bravo to the outstanding job you both did on Footloose. You took all of us on a journey for many months and ended with a great show to present to our families, friends and community. Thank you for your time, expertise, guidance and heart in making sure we put on a great show and felt such pride in doing so. Your commitment, dedication, and passion were evident during the many hours you spent making sure we worked to our fullest potential. So thank you, thank you

WBMS_1500 Club_Summer 2022

6th Grade Families

Dear 6th grade Parents/ Guardians:

This letter contains some timely information for families of our upcoming seventh graders. Seventh grade students must be fully compliant with state required vaccination in order to attend public school, both in person and virtual.

Most kids this age are due for their Tdap and Meningococcal vaccinations; however, your student may be missing other vaccinations or require additional vaccinations. This link shows what the school required vaccinations are: https://www.michigan.gov/ documents/mdhhs/School_Req_ for_Parents_553547_7.pdf

Every 7th grade student needs to meet ONE of the following criteria before October 10, 2022:

Be fully compliant with the state vaccination schedule


Have a medical waiver turned in to the office from their physician


Have attended immunization education with the county and received a non-medical waiver.

Waiver Education appointments can be scheduled by calling the health department at 1-800-848-5533. These appointments fill fast.

If your student intends to participate in middle school sports they will need to turn in a sports physical to their coach. The physical must be dated after April 15, 2022.

Over the summer, when school is not in session, is a great time to get a sports physical, meet the vaccination requirements and get ready for an AMAZING school year.

We will request the paperwork that we need for your students immunization reporting when we return to school in the fall. Please contact Cathy Mac at 248-865-3670 if you have any questions or by email catherine.mac@wbsd.org.

Summer Reading Outreach 2022

Free to Be You and Me

Summer is coming faster than any of us could imagine. But before we wrap up the 2021-2022 school year, we wanted to invite you to see our sixth grade musical theatre performance, Free to Be You and Me.

The performance will take place on Monday, June 13 at 1:55 PM in the WBMS Studio Theatre. Family members are invited to join us for this celebration of our semester of learning and growing as performers.

Hope to see you at the performance.

Power School Updates

I have a PowerSchool Parent account, what do I need to do? The new system will not affect Parents that already have a PowerSchool Parent Portal Account. You do not need to do anything.

I do NOT have a PowerSchool Parent account, what do I need to do? If you do not have a PowerSchool Parent account set up, please contact your student’s school to obtain your PowerSchool Parent Access ID. Instructions to create your account can be found here: https://www.wbsd.org/parents/powerschool

I am new to WBSD, how can I enroll?

  1. Visit our website at: https://www.wbsd.org/parents/enrollment.

  2. Read the directions and complete the quick pre-registration form.

  3. One of our WB administrators will approve or deny the request. If approved, the parent/guardian will receive an email on how to create a Parent Portal account in PowerSchool. If you are denied, you will be notified via email.

  4. Fill out the enrollment forms on the Parent Portal in PowerSchool.

  5. Once forms are complete and submitted, they will be reviewed by a WB administrator.

New York City

We are thrilled to be further opening up enrollment for our field trip opportunity for current 6th and 7th grade students (rising 7th and 8th graders) who will be attending WBMS next year.

In addition to those students signed up for choir, theatre or musical theatre in the 2022-2023 school year, we are now also inviting those students signed up for band or strings to participate.

Below, please find the cover letter and all additional information for our exciting New York City Trip planned for the spring of 2023.

For additional information, the 2 staff chaperone leaders are: Mr. Moore and Mr. Deierlein:

john.deierlein@wbsd.org and ryan.moore@wbsd.org

Tour Registration Website


Pre-ordered yearbooks have been distributed

We have requested additional books and will sell them for $40 each. Please see the attached google form to get on the waiting list.

Thank you!