WBSD Update

A weekly update from the West Bloomfield School District

WBSD Weekly Update - April 30

Happy Friday, Team WB!


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!

During the April 26 Board of Education Regular Meeting, the Board approved the first day of student instruction for the 2021-2022 School Year as Monday, August 30, 2021.



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.


For more information, visit the www.wbsd.org/elections or contact the Assistant Superintendent for Business & Operations, Kyle Anderson at elections@wbsd.org or (248) 865-6434.

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!”

West Bloomfield Schools Summer School Coordinator Discusses Special Programs for Summer 2021
SUMMER LEARNING - REGISTER TODAY

Summer Learning Opportunities Registration Open NOW!

VANNOSTRAND NAMED TEACHER OF THE YEAR!

We are pleased to share that our very own Shahenda Vannostrand from Sheiko Elementary has been chosen as the Annual Region 7 Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the MEA Region 7 Awards committee! This award is for those who are the best in MEA for the Region in all of the attributes that constitute a great teacher. Hard work, passion, and a driving force are attributes that have been noticed by her colleagues. This is the highest honor Region 7 awards.



Please join us in congratulating Ms. Vannostrand on her achievement of MEA Region 7 Outstanding Teacher of the Year!

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MI Hemingway Society Secretary Talks Teaching & Inspiring with Authors Writings During the Pandemic
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West Bloomfield Schools Preschool Coordinator Talks Educating Young Students During Pandemic

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.

Community Resources

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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.

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WBSD Calendar

Check out our district and building calendars in order to stay up to date on all events going on in our district!

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