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Edison Elementary School

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Coffee with the Superintendent

Come join us for Coffee with the Superintendent on September 26th at 9:30am at Wildwood Elementary School (500 N. Wildwood, Westland MI)

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4th Grade Clapout

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View all images from our 4th grade Clapout! Congratulations 4th graders and have a great summer.

Edison Wax Museum

Edison Wax Museum
View all images from our students dressing up and remaining in character as they rehearsed their research projects on important people all around the world.

Mrs. Fry and Westland Children Librarians for Edison Kick off to Summer

Edison Cari and Westland Children Librarians for Edison Kick off to Summer
View all images from this event. Our students were encouraged to read over the summer and come to free workshops at the public library. 

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Elliott Elementary School

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4th Grade Clapout

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View all images from our 4th grade Clapout! Congratulations 4th graders and have a great summer.

End of the Year Assembly Awards

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Senator Hopgood reads to 2nd & 3rd Graders

Senator Hopgood reads to 2nd & 3rd Graders
Senator Hopgood read "So you want to be President?" to our 2nd & 3rd graders. The kids enjoyed the humor and way the senator talked to them, provided by many historical examples of our past presidents. View all images from this event here.

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Graham Elementary School

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First Day of School

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At PD Graham we had a tremendously fun gathering for our 1st day of school! Welcome back, everyone!

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Hamilton Elementary School

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First Day of School

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We had such a great time seeing all of our new and returning students. Let's make this 2018-19 school year the best one yet.

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Hicks Elementary School

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Congrats to our pledge kids!

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Congratulations to our two pledge students who participated in saying the Pledge of Allegiance on our September 17th, 2018 Board Meeting.

Hicks Removed from School Priority List

Wayne-Westland Community Schools Superintendent, Dr. Shelley Holt, received a personal phone call from State Superintendent Brian Whiston with the great news: Hicks Elementary School and Hamilton Elementary School have been released from priority school status based on their increases in student achievement. The District is very proud of the collective work of so many, including the students themselves, and are celebrating this success. Schools were notified at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 27, 2017. The pride and joy was evident on the faces of teachers, students, support staff and administrators.

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Hoover Elementary School

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4th Grade Clapout

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View all images from our 4th grade clapout! Good luck and have a great summer 4th graders.

End of the Year Ceremony

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View all images from our end of the year award ceremony! Congratulations to all of our students.

Literacy Night

Literacy Night at Hoover
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Hoover hosted a Literacy Night on Wednesday My 25 from 4:30-5:30pm. Over 100 people attended this great event and had the chance to visit three stations which included a Technology station, a Reading at Home station and a Writing at Home station. 

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Roosevelt-McGrath Elementary School

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Schweitzer Elementary School

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Taft-Galloway Elementary School

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Cosco Donates 420 backpacks to Taft Elementary!

 

Cosco donates backpacks to Taft

Check out images of the backpacks Cosco donated to Taft Elementary! 420 total backpacks were delivered to us this morning! Thank you so much to Van Buren COSTCO's Assistant General Manager Mr. Todd Shields. A big thanks as well to Ms. Mitter, and Ms. Dybus from the Wayne-Westland's Family Resource Center.

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Walker-Winter Elementary School

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Parent-Teacher Organization Breakfast

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On September 5, 2018, your Walker-Winter Parent-Teacher Organization hosted a breakfast for the teachers and staff to welcome them back to school (now that the Labor Day break is over).

The W-W PTO also gave each teacher and staff member a small pot of flowers to help brighten their day, as they brighten the days for all of our students and families.

Thank you to OfficeDepot OfficeMax for the reusable bags, notebooks, and supplies for each of our classroom teachers.

A great start on the second Wednesday morning of the school year.

 

2018-19 Open House Highlights

Walker-Winter Open House

Welcome back, Staff, Students, and Families!

The red carpets were rolled out.  The sun was shining.  It was First-Day-of-School Eve.  Perfect for our school Open House.

Teachers were in their classrooms to welcome students back and to meet their families.  Parents asking questions, students seeing classmates (some for the first time since June).  Fourth Grade Safety Patrol members received their belts.

The school lobby had displays and volunteers from Girl Scouts, Champions, and your Walker-Winter Parent-Teacher Organization.  The PTO had membership forms, upcoming event information, and for the kids - a spin-the-wheel with lots of prizes and a photo frame for back-to-school photo-ops.

First Day of school is tomorrow - half day.  Full day on thursday.

Welcome Back, Walker-Winter Dolphins!

Check out more images from this year's open house!

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Wildwood Elementary School

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Upper Elementary Schools

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Adams Upper Elementary School

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First Day of School Pictures

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Our first day of school was so much fun! Check out more images of our new and returning students walk the halls again together ans have breakfast.

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Marshall Upper Elementary School

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William D Ford Medical Students teach our Students

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We wanted to give our Medical Assisting students and Health Occupation students an opportunity to teach a subject that they learned this year. Teaching helps our students learn and gives them experience for when they are in the industry and have to work with patient education. 

For the elementary students, we wanted to expose them to what they can learn in our programs at the WDFCTC and instill some lifelong skills for them such as the first aid stations where the lesson was how to stop a bleed and wrap to stabilize an impaled object also use of an EpiPen for an anaphylactic reaction, how to remove a bee stinger and remove tick.

Other stations were as follows: how the digestive system works, how to remove contaminated gloves, how to diaper and swaddle a baby, the aging process of the body, range of motion to prevent contractures, team building and importance of communication when we did the cup stacking challenge, components of the skeletal system,  and taking pulse and finding location of pulse sites.

Ms. Orlando's "Positive Graffiti" Banner

Positive Graffiti Banner at Marshall
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Ms. Orlando's class and Ms. Landeweer's class teamed up to create "positive graffiti" banners to display throughout Marshall. Our students wanted to promote kindness and positivity throughout our school.

Annual Pancake Day

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We had our annual Pancake Day at Marshall Upper Elementary! Complete with turkey sausage. Pancakes were served with strawberries and blueberries. We had applesauce cups and hash browns served on the side. Thank you for all who helped up with this event! View all images from this event here.

Middle Schools

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Franklin Middle School

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Pastry with Principal Invite

Come join us for "Pastries with Principal" on September 25th!

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Coffee with the Superintendent

Come join us for Coffee with the Superintendent on September 26th at 9:30am at Wildwood Elementary School (500 N. Wildwood, Westland MI)

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Constitution Day

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Today was an amazing day for Franklin Middle School and the Wayne-Westland Community School District.  The students of Franklin Middle School was honored to take part in Constitution Day, which allowed court proceedings to take place at our school.  Our students were able to engage in authentic learning experiences, ask questions, and learn more about their local government as they took part in this wonderful event!  We were delighted to host the city and county officials for Constitution Day and we look forward to this event for years to come.

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Stevenson Middle School

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Picture Day is Coming

Stevenson Picture Day 2018

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  2. Enter LM748012Y1
  3. Order your selected photo package

PDF DocumentStevenson Picture Day 2018 information

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Register for Champions Program

Champions

With more than 25 years of experience, Champions is recognized for our leadership in delivering extended learning programs that are tailored specifically to a school’s needs and that provide busy working parents with a safe, convenient program where their child’s potential is fostered through engaging learning experiences. We were recently awarded the prestigious distinction of corporation accreditation by AdvancED, a global leader in advancing excellence in education through accreditation. 

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8th Grade Dance

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On Friday June 8, Stevenson Middle School Eighth Graders celebrated their two years at SMS with their Eighth Grade Dance.

The semi-formal event included music by DJ; dancing; photo booth with props; "formal" pictures by a backdrop; pizza, punch, cake; and memories for all.

For some it was just a dance.  For others a moment to mark the passing to high school.  For a couple, it was a goodbye as they will be going to different high schools than their friends next year.

7th & 8th Grade Academic Awards Recognition

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On June 6 at Stockmeyer Auditorium, Stevenson Middle School recognized 117 7th Grade Students and 112 8th Grade Students.

Awards included Academic Letters, All A's, Presidential Award, Department Awards, National Junior Honor Society, Athletes of the Year, and the Stevenson Award.
Here are a couple pictures from the event.
 

High Schools

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John Glenn High School

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Coffee with the Superintendent

Come join us for Coffee with the Superintendent on September 26th at 9:30am at Wildwood Elementary School (500 N. Wildwood, Westland MI)

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Announcing this year's JGHS Homecoming Court!

2018-19 JGHS Homecoming Court - All Students (wide)
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left to right front row:

Tina Vu, India Jackson, Kaia Tolu, Aubrianna Kolb, Ananda Harrington, Ashlet Steele, Cheyenne Herren, Jianna Anderson, Mya Tarrance, Jessica Florn, Asja Beene, Amanda Yuchasz, Tammy Spadacini.

left to right back row:

Jaden Johnson, Orlando Powers, Rogelio Vazquez, Temilorun Myk-Ojomolade, Joseph Vinuya, Cody Pinard, Matthew Wilkins, John Florn, Daniel Sample, Justin Hart, Gino Morgan, Andrew Biber, Brenden Kiekens

 

Graduates of 2018!

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View all images from our 2018 graduation ceremony. Go Rockets!

Mike Mars wins Wrestler of the Year!

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Mike Mars with his sister at the Fillmore, who is also a JG graduate.

See more images from this event over at Detroit Free Press

Mike Mars won Mr. Wrestler of the year at the Detroit Free Press Sports Awards Ceremony Saturday night. The event was at the Fillmore in Detroit. The red carpet was quite a celebration. He won the award over several very talented athletes from across the state. 

Mikey also won wrestler of the year for D1 from the Michigan Wrestling Coaches Association. He received a huge trophy for both awards. USA wrestling also had his picture and a write up with All American honors about him. This goes to every school across the country!

This young man is a celebrity!! Can't wait to see what he accomplishes at the University of Michigan! 

Attached is a picture with his sister who is also a JG graduate. Please tell him congrats if you see him! 

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Wayne Memorial High School

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WMHS Hosts Marching Band Clinic on Saturday!

If you are in the area, we'd love to see you at our annual Wayne Memorial High Marching Band Clinic this Saturday! We'll be hosting 12 bands from around the Metro Detroit area, including John Glenn, all 3 Livonia Schools, Dearborn Crestwood, South Lake, Troy, Edsel Ford, Blissfield, Gilbraltar Carlson, Goodrich, and the WMHS Zebra Marching Band. It begins with JG at 9:20am and ends with Goodrich at 5:20pm. The Zebra Marching Band performs at 2pm. All bands perform for judging, then spend a few minutes on the field with the judges learning and discussing their performance.
 

Tickets are $5. Concessions including Kona Ice will be available. Event t-shirts for sale while supplies last or buy a "Shout Out" to your favorite band or your student.

See you Saturday!

Coffee with the Superintendent

Come join us for Coffee with the Superintendent on September 26th at 9:30am at Wildwood Elementary School (500 N. Wildwood, Westland MI)

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Congratulations Graduates of 2018

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View all images from this years 2018 graduation ceremony. Go Zebras!

Congratulations to the Class of 2018

WMHS Class of 2018
Congratulations class of 2018!

Distinguished Alumni and Volunteer Award

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Distinguished Alumni: Antoine McKay
Parent Volunteer: Theresa Hernandez

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William D. Ford Career Technical Center

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Coffee with the Superintendent

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Third Judicial Circuit Court Award Winners for Graphic Design renditions of Justice

Third Judicial Circuit Awards
View more pictures of Nathan Adermatt and Madison Ristic's award-winning graphic design illustrations. 

Construction II Grand Opening!

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View more images of the Grand Opening as well as detail shots of the completed house

On Thursday, May 17 our Construction Tech II students held their Open House at the construction site where they built a brand new home.  The house is located at 35042 Hazelwood in Westland.  The house is now completed and shows the great work our students have been able to accomplish while working in conjunction with the City of Westland.

Sunshine & Rainbow's Receives Care Package

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We are excited to share that the generous gifts our Early Childhood/Teacher Education students and pre-school students sent to deployed soldiers were enthusiastically received. A wonderful thank you letter and photo of some of the men and women who received the items that were sent were received by Mrs. Vaughan. Once again, kindness speaks volumes, even when miles are between people. Thank you to all who participated and brightened the day for some of our troops who are away from home.

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Tinkham Educational Center

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Congratulations Graduates!

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View more images from our 2018 Graduation Ceremony! Congratulations to all of your hard work.

What's Your 17? 17 Days of Positivity

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Tinkham participated in a 17 day challenge called "What's Your 17" which tracked positive acts of kindness between students. Students who competed in this challenge were entered into a drawing for a certificate from Texas Roadhouse. The image you see above is when all of our students formed a peace sign in the Wayne Memorial high school field.

MAEO STARS has new members!

Please welcome our newest members:

  • Hallie Eadens
  • Skyler Luttermoser
  • Taji Brooks
  • Lexi Thompson
  • Kiana Murray
  • Jeyden Smith

The STARS will begin working on the pieces for competition, please wish them luck as they plan for the months ahead! This group is doing great things and they are all looking forward to amazing futures as leaders.