Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The public is invited to attend an opening reception on May 22.
Walled Lake Schools student art will be displayed at Commerce Township Hall May 20-23, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., during the District's K-12 Student Art Exhibition. A reception for all the artists and the community is planned May 22, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The exhibit features virtually every visual arts medium including sketches, watercolor, ceramics, jewelry, photography and much more. “The entire community is invited to see incredible artwork created by our student artists from all 19 of our schools," said Judy Evola, director, community relations. "We are fortunate to have amazing art teachers who provide stellar visual arts programs in each of our schools. We thank Commerce Township for working with us to expand the opportunity for everyone to see our …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The annual Newsweek ranking of the top 2,000 U.S. high schools includes all three in Walled Lake.
All three Walled Lake high schools made the Newsweek best 2,000 public high schools in the nation—those that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads. Of the 37,000 high schools in the U.S., Newsweek ranks the top 2,000. Walled Lake Central High School ranked 341, Walled Lake Northern High School ranked 656, and Walled Lake Western High School ranked 1285. Based on the criteria, all three Walled Lake high schools rank in the top 3.5% of all high schools in the country. The list is based on six components: graduation rate (25 percent), college acceptance rate (25 percent), AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25 percent), average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10 percent), and percent…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
On Wednesday, classes were canceled in the Walled Lake Consolidated School District after bus drivers called in sick.
Nearly one-quarter of the Walled Lake School District's bus drivers called in sick Wednesday morning, leading the district to cancel classes. WWJ-AM reports that the move is "an apparent protest" over the district's decision to outsource busing. District spokesperson Judy Evola told WWJ the district will be "strategizing today. If this does occur again, we will have a plan in place that we will communicate with our parents,” she said. Superintendent Kenneth Gutman told WJBK-TV that school will go on Thursday, no matter what. Parents expressed their frustrations with the district on the White Lake-Highland Patch and West Bloomfield Patch Facebook pages. "This is what happens when you outsource busing to a private company, and folks who have…
Students and staff involved in Advanced Placement testing must report to testing sites.
With one-quarter of the districts bus drivers calling in sick Wednesday, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools cancelled classes. WWJ-AM reports that the move is "an apparent protest" over the district's decision to outsource busing. A notice on the district's website indicated that students and staff involved in Advanced Placement testing are still required to report to their testing sites, because those tests cannot be made up. District spokesperson Judy Evola told WWJ the district will be "strategizing today. If this does occur again, we will have a plan in place that we will communicate with our parents,” district spokesperson Judy Evola told WWJ. The district made the decision to outsource busing because it couldn't reach an agreement …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Eight staff members sport shaved heads for the April 20 Lakes Area fundraiser for St. Baldrick's Foundation.
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Sunday, April 28
The Walled Lake Consolidated School District recently partnered with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to raise money for childhood cancer research, during the annual Lakes Area Head Shaving event April 20 at the Walled Lake Fire House. This year’s event raised over $70,000 for the foundation, and 197 participants had their heads shaved for the cause. Walled Lake students, staff, and families were all active in the fundraising process. Eight Walled Lake Schools formed donations teams, including: Mary Helen Guest Elementary, Walled Lake Elementary, Loon Lake Elementary, Glengary Elementary, Walnut Creek Middle School, Geisler Middle School, Sarah Banks Middle School, and Walled Lake Western High School. Overall, 86 members of the Walled Lake …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The schools received flags and certificates during a Wednesday morning ceremony in Waterford.
Thursday, April 25
Eleven Walled Lake Consolidated School District schools were among 173 Oakland County schools recognized Wednesday for earning the Michigan Green School designation. Representatives from the schools gathered Wednesday morning at Oakland Schools in Waterford to receive an official Michigan Green School flag and a certificate signed by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Oakland Schools Superintendent Vickie L. Markavitch. Schools must complete at least 10 of 20 "green" activities to earn the designation. Activities range from paper recycling to garden projects to the use of renewable energy. Schools that complete more than 10 activities may be eligible for "Emerald" or "Evergreen" status. Walled Lake buildings recognized were: …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The posters submitted by elementary, middle and high school students highlight everyday actions that help preserve natural resources.
The Walled Lake Consolidated School District Energy Management Department recently hosted its 2nd annual Earth Day poster contest. One student from each division (elementary, middle, and high school) was selected for their exemplary job in highlighting everyday actions we can take to help conserve our resources. There were over 240 entries in this year’s contest. Posters are being reproduced and will be displayed at all 19 buildings. Source: Walled Lake Consolidated School District press release
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Cindy Naszradi, a seventh grade math and science teacher at Walnut Creek Middle School, among those honored.
Wednesday, January 23
Source: Walled Lake Consolidated School District The Walled Lake Consolidated School District announced its teachers of the year for the 2012-13 school year: In her nomination essay, Naszradi said: “I try to remember all of the things I have learned from the people in my life and I feel all of these things help my students learn. I am truly blessed to be in a career that I love. I teach because my students want to learn.” Martin wrote: “Every day is not perfect. I have made mistakes, I still make mistakes. I ask myself every day, “What could I have done to serve my students better?” Wellman wrote: “There are so many reasons I love to teach but mostly I just want to have the chance to motivate, inspire and create successful students …
Friday, January 11, 2013
If you're a district resident and want to make a big difference in local schools, your application is due by Jan. 21.
Walled Lake Consolidated School Board member Mike Smith resigned this month due to family and work reasons, according to school officials. Smith, a White Lake resident, had been elected in 2010 to serve a six-year term. "I am proud to have served the parents, students, administration, teachers and the community of the district by being a voice; not only as an elected school board member, but also as a graduate of the school district," Smith said in a statement released Friday. "The Walled Lake School District has helped to make me who I am today." In accord with district policies, the board must appoint a new member in 30 days. The application is available on wlcsd.org. Officially, the Board of Education is responsible for adopting a …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Walled Lake Schools administration expects demolition to be complete at end of May 2013.
At a time in which discussion of vacant school buildings has become a hot topic in the Michigan state legislature, the Walled Lake Consolidated School Board voted to award bids for demolition of Maple and Twin Beach Elementary schools Thursday night. The contract for $270,000 with Adamo Group of Detroit was the best of 12 bids, according to Director of Operations Bill Chatfield. Twin Beach, located at 7149 Oakley Park Rd., will cost the district $107,500 to do, while Maple at 7389 Maple Rd. will cost $187,500. The final sum includes a $25,000 discount to handle both buildings. The cost will be paid from the district's sinking fund. The board had voted Nov. 15 to proceed with demolition of both schools amid pending legislation which would …