A weekly update from the West Bloomfield School District
WBSD Weekly Update - April 30
We hope you'll review this week's Weekly Update filled with news and notes from across the West Bloomfield School District.
Reminder! Our entire district will engage in remote learning on Tuesday, May 4 due to Election Day in the West Bloomfield School District. Please review the communication linked below for more information.
Have a wonderful weekend!
BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVES 2021-22 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!
The Board further motioned that it is the Board's intention to offer fully in-person, five days per week of instruction for the 2021-2022 School Year.
MAY 4TH WBSD BALLOT PROPOSAL - REMEMBER TO VOTE!
The West Bloomfield School District Board of Education unanimously approved a 2.0 mill non-homestead millage restoration proposal during their Jan. 25 regular meeting. This proposal will appear on the May 4, 2021 ballot.
EVANS APPOINTED ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT WBMS
After a comprehensive and rigorous search process, the West Bloomfield School District is pleased to announce Jermaine Evans has been appointed to the position of Assistant Principal at West Bloomfield Middle School. Mr. Evans’s appointment was confirmed at the April 26 West Bloomfield Board of Education meeting. Mr. Evans will start this new position effective May 17, 2021.
Mr. Evans earned his Bachelor of Science in Education from Oakland University in 1999 and his Master’s in Science Education with distinction from Lawrence Technological University in 2003. Mr. Evans also received his Education Specialist Certification from Wayne State University in 2010 focusing on general administration/supervision.
Mr. Evans comes to the West Bloomfield School District after most recently serving as Assistant Principal of Ludington Magnet Honors Middle School in Detroit, MI.
Dr. Gerald Hill, WBSD superintendent, said, “Mr. Evans comes to us with extensive leadership experience and we have been continually impressed by his instructional expertise, especially in the areas of science and STEM, and his unwavering dedication to students. Mr. Evans is passionate about middle school education and will make an outstanding addition to the team at WBMS!”
VANNOSTRAND NAMED TEACHER OF THE YEAR!
Please join us in congratulating Ms. Vannostrand on her achievement of MEA Region 7 Outstanding Teacher of the Year!
WBSD SMS Text Alerts - Sign Up TODAY!
As you may already know, our district utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages, straight to your mobile phone with important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more. This resource is on top of the emails and phone messages you already receive from SchoolMessenger.
You can participate in this service just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our district’s short code number, 67587.
You can also opt-out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our
messages with “Stop”.
SchoolMessenger is compliant with the Student Privacy PledgeTM, so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.
WB Township Library Information
Reading Lists for Youth
Virtual Move & Groove (Birth-5 years)
Tuesdays, May 4 – May 25, 10:30 AM on Zoom
We are “springing” into action with dancing, stories and fingerplays to build literacy skills. This interactive storytime is a great way to encourage your child to become a lifelong learner. Register to receive connection details.
Virtual Animal Adventures (all ages)
May 6, 6:30 PM on Zoom
Let’s investigate new and different animals to find out how they live! We will read a story, watch a short video of the animal in its natural habitat, and learn together. Register to receive connection details.
Virtual Coding Lab (grades 6-12)
May 6, 7 PM on Zoom
Learn computer programming by completing projects using a Micro:bit, a small computer that has built in LED lights, sensors, buttons and more that can be programmed when attached to a computer. You must have a computer to use the Micro:bit. Class size is limited. Register to receive connection details.
Virtual Tinkercad (grades 6-12)
May 8, 10:30 AM on Zoom
Tinkercad is a 3D design program. In each session, follow along as a different object is created, which will then be printed on the Library’s 3D printer. Participants must have Zoom and Tinkercad accounts, which are free. Register to receive connection details.
The Main Library will be closed on Tuesday, May 4 for Election Day.
It will reopen on Wednesday, May 5, at 10AM.
The West Bloomfield Township Main Library and Westacres Branch are open for Phase 3 services.
In Phase 3, our priorities continue to be the health and safety of staff, users and the community at large and providing convenient access to collections of materials in all formats. An additional goal of Phase 3 is providing access to the Library’s public computers, scanners and printers, equipment that we recognize not everyone in our community may have at home. Please see the Library’s website for the latest updates and temporary hours.
Renew or request a library card
Ask at the Main Library Reception desk or the Westacres Branch Circulation desk. You can also continue to renew or request a library card on the Library’s website.
Check out our district and building calendars in order to stay up to date on all events going on in our district!