E-blasts from the Principal
October 10, 2017
Here are the video announcements for the week. https://youtu.be/ss5dY1c28rI
Parent/Teacher Conferences are November 15th and 16th. On November 15th, conferences begin at 5pm and end at 8pm. On November 16th, conferences begin at 2:30pm and end at 5:30pm. Parents will be able to schedule meeting times with teachers using the attached link to PTC Fast. The link will go live on November 1st. You will not be able to make an appointment until November 1st. At parent/teacher conferences, teachers will meet with parents that have an appointment first. Teachers that don’t have an appointment will meet with any parent “walk-ins” during the open time.
https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Wayne_Memorial_High_School (link becomes active November 1st)
Picture Re-takes are on October 30th. Students getting re-takes must bring their picture packet with them. Students will be released by the PA throughout the day on October 30th. Attached to this email is an order form.
Khan Academy and SAT
Students and families have never had more opportunity to access personalized learning and test prep. The College Board, the company that makes SAT, and Khan Academy have a partnership. Every student can access Khan Academy and get personalized learning support for the SAT. Directions to do this are included. A recent study indicated that students that spend 20 hours or more using Khan Academy showed a 115-point increase from the PSAT 10 to the SAT. Students that spent less than 8 hours on Khan Academy showed only a 60-point increase. This is a great tool and it is 100% free.
October 2, 2017
Here is the link for this week’s video announcement. https://youtu.be/V2FNFoke8qM
Newsletter from our College Adviser
Here is a link to information from our college adviser. https://docs.google.com/document/d/11XrAFyk5lYb_tGVCbAzPT17XIRQG506yd5s-2El9o94/edit?usp=sharing
September 27, 2017
In attendance: Karen Rupert, Darleen Boland, Wendy Braswell, Melanie Smith, Kim McDonaldson, Laura Williams, Beth Gendron, Teresa Hernandez, Kevin Weber, and Sue Webb
- Homecoming ticket sales have started.
- Spooktacular will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017.
- Calendar change for seniors – April 12th for testing. We will have the seniors only come to school in the afternoon. We will have decision day and the panoramic photo during that time.
- Help is needed for Homecoming Parade to drive golf carts back to holding area from 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm on 9/22/2017.
- Help is needed to chaperone Homecoming Dance on Saturday, 9/23/17 from 6:30 – 10 pm.
- Help is needed at Spooktacular Community Event (10/27/17) from 5:30 – 7:00 pm
- Help is needed at parent – teacher conferences on 11/15/17 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm and on 11/16/17 from 2:30 – 5:30 pm.
- The calendar that is on the website can be linked to your phone. WMHS calendar is up – to – date.
- Beth will transfer 2017 / 2018 scholarship money ($1000) so that it is in the account for when it is needed.
- Discussion about officer duties. Bylaw amendment discussion and vote took place.
- Bylaws are amended as follows: For the school year 2017 – 2018: Z-PAC will have 2 co – chairs, neither will be able to vote; Sue Webb will act as secretary and Beth Gendron will act as treasurer.
- Next meeting is Oct. 2, 2017 at 5:45 pm in library.
September 15th, 2017
On October 10th , there will be an Infinte Scholarship Fair at Canton High School. This event is open from from 4pm to 8pm. The event is FREE. Students and families need to register via the Infinite Scholars website. A flyer with basic information is attached. Between 50 and 100 colleges will be in attendance. See the flyer and website for more details. http://www.infinitescholar.org/
Attention Seniors: The counseling department and Upward Bound are co-hosting an event to make sure students and parents are well-informed about what comes next for seniors. On Tuesday, September 26 at 6:00pm in the Media Center, we will be offering general information about senior year as well as sessions on match and fit, a parent’s guide to the college application process, an alumni panel, dispelling myths, and scholarships & funding. Parent and students are encouraged to join us so we can help make your senior year an informed one.
WMHS has a dedicated College Advisor. Please see the attached letter from Melissa Monier. A link to the letter is also included for your convenience. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1brFvIzcxLnI_6CNs7UMSc-ITzb4mIL5R_fZ_-0pLzcU/edit?usp=sharing
Picture Day- Retakes!
Picture Day is now complete. Students will be sent home with pictures as soon as pictures arrive. Pictures can still be ordered by going to the lifetouch website. A link for this is on the Wayne Memorial Homepage. Picture retakes will be on October 30th. Attached is a flyer regarding retakes.
Wayne Memorial’s website now includes a calendar. The calendar can be downloaded to most digital calendars. Directions are on the website. For your convenience, the directions and link are included in this email. http://www.wwcsd.net/Core/FoxbrightCalendars/Feed/1023 Please note you must copy and paste this link into your calendar. See the directions below.
The Homecoming Dance is a week away. Please review the rules regarding the Homecoming Dance. I have included a link to the student planner/handbook. Homecoming information is on page 14. http://www.wwcsd.net/downloads/wayne_memorial_hs/wayne_memorial_planner_-_2017-2018_website_layout.pdf
September 7th, 2017
September 13 th and 14 th are picture days at WMHS. All students will participate. This picture will be in the yearbook and be on their ID’s.
Q: How do I order school pictures?
A: Students have been given order form packets. If you did not get an order (or lost it), you can go to the Lifetouch website and order. The information to do this is attached to this email. You can also order the yearbook on this website. This information is also on the Wayne Memorial Homepage.
Q: How do I know if my student is supposed to go on the 13th or the 14th?
A: If your student has the following math teacher, they go on the 13th: Mr. Freeman, Mrs. King, Mrs. Brannon, Mrs. Cain, Mr. Jones. Also if your student does not have a math class or has math at Career Tech, they will go on the 13 th. If your student has the following math teacher, they go on the 14th: Mr. Ross, Mrs. Roupas, Mrs. Temple, Mrs. Smelcer, Ms. Reynolds, Mr. Raisanen, and/or Mr. Nolta.
Q: Does the school need help with picture day?
A: Yes. We need parent volunteers to help with picture day and the homecoming dance. We need help on the following days and times: September 13th, picture day, from 7am-2pm. September 14th, picture day, from 7am-2pm. September 23rd, homecoming dance from 6:30pm-10:15 pm. Please email Sue Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are available to help.
Q: When will my student get their student ID?
A: Student ID’s will be printed within minutes of taking the picture. Students will leave the picture area with a student ID.
The football game starts at 7 pm. Tickets will go on sale starting at 5:30 pm. We usually have a sell-out crowd. Accordingly, only WMHS and JGHS students can attend the game unless accompanied by an adult. Students must have their temporary ID (schedule with green sticker) to purchase a ticket and enter the game. Students will NOT be able to attend the game without a physical copy of the temporary ID.
When picking up your student from football games, parents are to use either the circle drive OR the Junior parking lot (by the soccer field). Both areas are located off Glenwood. Vehicles will not be able to enter the drive by the auditorium and football field. This drive is where spectators are walking and it is not safe to have vehicles in this area. Your support is appreciated.
Homecoming Ticket sales have started. Homecoming ticket sales end on September 18th. The Homecoming dance is on September 23rd at 7 pm.
August 8, 2017
Please go to wwcsd.net and complete the online registration for your student, if you
have not done so already. The username is your student's ID number. The password
is your student's birth date written as a two digit month/two digit date/ four digit year.
For example, July 4th of this year would be written as 07/04/2017. Be sure to include
the backslashes (/). This must be completed prior to your student attending school and
picking up a schedule. Students will pick up schedules on the following date and times:
- August 22nd from 8am-10:45am- Students with last name A-E
- August 22nd from 12-2pm- Students with last name F-L
- August 23rd from 8am-10:45am- Students with last name M-S
- August 23rd from 12-2pm- Students with last name T-Z
School Pictures and Student ID's
School pictures will be organized by math classes. A detailed schedule will be coming
along with picture day order information. However, all pictures will be on September
13th or 14th. Students will receive their Student ID's on their respective picture day.
All students will be required to show student ID for all after school events on September
15th. Prior to September 15th, students will use a paper copy of their current schedule
as ID for sporting events. It is very important that students do not lose their current
schedule if they plan to attend the sporting events prior to picture day.
January 9, 2017
Welcome back families!
Information about a local program that provides students with a great opportunity.
End of Semester
The first semester is wrapping up next week. Please remind your student to turn in all course books to their teachers. Teachers will be informing students when they will be collecting these items. We will have final exams on January 18th, 19th, and 20th. Each of those days is a half day with students being dismissed at 10:20 am. Students will receive their new schedule for 2nd semester on January 23rd. Students will report to their first semester 1st hour class for their new schedule.
There will be no classes held on January 16th in observance of MLK day.
February 10th Dance
On February 10th, there will be a school dance following the basketball games (approximately 9pm). The dance will be free to any student that has not been suspended during the third marking period (November 28th to January 23rd). This dance will be only for WMHS students (no guest passes). Casual clothing is appropriate and the dress code will be enforced. The dance will end at 10:45pm. If you are interested in being a chaperone, please email Mr. Weber at email@example.com.
October 24, 2016
Parent-teacher conferences are this week on October 26th and October 27th. Conferences on October 26th are from 5pm-8pm. Conferences on October 27th are from 2:30pm-5:30pm. The last day to schedule your conferences is today. Parents will be able to see teachers without appointments. However, parents with appointments times will be honored. To set an appointment with teachers for conferences, please go to our Conference Scheduler website.
Students are not permitted to wear costumes or face paint during school and this includes Halloween. Students should not even bring these items to school (in a bag, etc).
10th Grade Assembly
10th graders will participate in an assembly on November 2nd. Graduate Services will introduce themselves to the students and provide information about class rings.
12th Grade Assembly
12th graders will participate in an assembly on November 3rd during 2nd hour. 12th grade students with morning Career Tech will get the information during 5th hour. Graduate Services will meet with seniors to explain how to order a cap and gown for graduation.
For more information about Senior Year, please see the Senior Handout.
The University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit 2017 scholarship application is now available online. Students must meet 1 of the follow 3 criteria:
- ACT: Minimum score of 31 or…
- NEW SAT: Minimum score of 1430 (old SAT score of 2050) or…
- Top 1% of your graduating class.
If your senior student meets one of these, you can log on to the University of Michigan Club website to start the application process.
This is the time of year that I ask parents to complete a survey about WMHS. Your time and effort into the survey is important to us. We appreciate your feedback.
October 12, 2016
Conferences October 26th and 27th
Conferences are coming up. Please be sure to schedule your conferences with your teachers through our website.
We are looking for parent volunteers for the following dates:
- Friday, October 21st from 5 - 7 pm to help with the Spooktacular
- Wednesday, October 26th from 4:45 - 8 pm to help with parent - teacher conferences
- Thursday, October 27th from 2:15 - 5:30 pm to help with parent - teacher conferences.
Please note that these are the time for the volunteers and are 15 minutes earlier than when the school will open. We are also in need of candy or other Halloween treat items (pencils, etc) donations for the Spooktacular. Please send all donations to the main office. If you don't have time to shop for donations but would like to donate, please contact Sue Webb at (734) 788 - 9362.
Please view the following link below regarding the upcoming Enhancement Millage for Wayne County.
October 6, 2016
Please view the following link below regarding the upcoming Enhancement Millage for Wayne County.
Parent Teacher Conferences- Sign-up
Parent/Teacher conferences are approaching! As we did in the spring, we are using the PTCfast website to schedule conferences with teachers. To schedule a child's conferences, please click on the link below and follow the prompts on the website. Next to each teacher's name is the floor that his/her room is located on to make it easier when scheduling conference times. Seven minutes have been alloted for each parent/teacher conference with three minutes of passing time so parents/guardians can get to their next conference. Conferences can be scheduled beginning today and ending the day before the conference day.
October 3, 2016
Students will be receiving their school pictures this week. Retakes are on November 1st. If the current picture is unsatisfactory, please be ready on this date and have the current picture packet with the student. Students will need to turn in the original picture packet to have a retake.
We have updated our website. The new website includes a calendar feature that you can subscribe to various school calendars (athletics, WMHS, etc). This will keep you up to date with the latest information and notify you of changes.
September 12, 2016
September 30, 2016
PSAT/NMSQT Sign up
Juniors - If you are interested in taking the PSAT/NMSQT on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, please sign up on the Counseling website. The cost of the test will be $15, cash or money order made payable to WMHS, unless you qualify for a fee waiver. There are a limited number of tests and fee waivers available, priority will be given on a first come, first serve basis. The PSAT/NMSQT is a great practice for the SAT and is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship program. Please see your counselor or Mrs. Chiasson in counseling with any additional questions.
HS students at Middle School events
WMHS students wanting to attend sporting events at Franklin or Stevenson Middle School must be with a parent/guardian at the event. High school students will not be allowed to enter unless then have a parent with them. High school students must remain seated with that adult at the sporting event.
Free/Reduced Lunch Forms
If you have not completed a Free/Reduced Lunch form for this school year, please be sure to do so soon. The grace period for this service ends on October 17th.
Westland Library Events
Westland Library has some fun events for teens.