E-blasts from the Principal

Week of November 19th

Good Evening Stevenson Saints and Families,

We also had a nice evening with parents and families at parent teacher conferences this week. Thank you to our NJHS students for volunteering and making our nights so enjoyable! Thank you to Bigby Coffee (on Ford rd.) for providing coffee for our families, and to our families for donating baked goods for our refreshment tables. As a result of your time and generosity, we had another wonderful event for our families to attend! Our school has embraced the 7 Habits of Leadership and spend each morning teaching them to our students. The impact has been tremendous as our students have begun forming leadership teams throughout the building with focuses on developing events and activities, environment, culture, community service and more. It is so exciting to see our students driven and empowered!

Students have been participating in career cruising the past few weeks! This is a computer program and aptitude test which helps students identify their strengths to begin looking at what career fields they might enjoy and excel in. This is one of the steps taken to prepare students for their high school experience and beyond. Thank you to our counselors for their time away from their daily responsibilities to assist our students with this important step.

Our school fundraiser items came in Friday afternoon. They were sent home with students. If your student was absent, please encourage them to stop by the office tomorrow to pick them up. We will as well :)

If you would like your student to ride the bus with another, BOTH students MUST have a note from his/her parent/guardian and it must be signed by the principal BEFORE SCHOOL. We cannot call parents to get permission and facilitate these arrangements. Thank you!

Just a reminder as winter has arrived, all coats and hats need to be kept in student lockers. Hats and hoods should be removed immediately upon entering the building for security purposes. Some students are losing cell phones recently. This is another important reason to encourage students to keep their phones in their backpacks or lockers at all times. We cannot be responsible for these belongings.

Holiday Break

VERY IMPORTANT!!!! There is a half day on Wednesday. Dismissal at 11am. There is NO SCHOOL this Thursday, and Friday to celebrate the Holiday weekend!!!!!

Food Service Rules

Please know we cannot allow food from other establishments to be eaten in the cafeteria. It is a violation of our district's contract with the food service department. As a result, if you bring food from a fast food restaurant, we will provide an opportunity for a friend to eat in the office with your child, but will be unable to allow him/her to eat the lunch in the cafeteria. IN addition, we do not allow any food and drinks, other than water, in the classrooms at any time. Thank you for your understanding!

Student Droppoff Reminder

Just a reminder, when picking up and dropping off your child, please pull up as far as possible to allow cars behind you to get into the lot as well. In addition, please pull to the lane closest to the school to drop your child off whenever possible. It is dangerous for our students to cross in front of cars from when coming from the other lane. Once you have dropped off your child, please exit the parking lot to allow for others to drop off as well. Please do not sit in either lane after dropping off your child. I apologize for sending out these expectations, but we have limited personnel and must be where the children are. We have to count on our families to help keep our parking lot safe and moving. Thank you for your understanding!

Book Swap

Does your child have a pile of paperback books sitting in their room that they have already read? Do you wish you had the opportunity to exchange them for more exciting reading materials? The Book Swap is for you!

How it Works

From November 20- January 31st students may bring in any "gently used" paperback

books to the Media Center for donation. We will track the number of books brought in. The maximum number of books a student may bring in is 15. We will not be able to accept books after January 31st.

In the beginning of January I will allow students to start exchanging books for any of the books I have on the cart in the media center for swap or any of the books other students have brought in.

Book Criteria

Please make choices carefully before bringing in books. Books will only be accepted under the following guidelines:

  • Books must be paperback and appropriate for middle grades.
  • Books must be in gently used condition: cover on, no rips, tears, or bent edges
  • Books with coloring or writing in them will not be accepted

Please note that the selection of books available will be based on books donated. We cannot ensure specific titles, etc. If you have any questions please contact Ms. McComb at (734) 419- 2360 or at mccombk@wwcsd.net

The Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Stevenson Middle School from December 11 - 15, 2017. We need volunteers! Students come with their ELA classes. There are no "preview days" in middle school. Purchases may be made from 7:50 a.m. on Monday through C lunch on Friday during school hours. Students must have a pass from a teacher if they are not with a class. We may be open from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 13, during the home basketball game, if we have volunteers to cover that time. The daily volunteer shifts are AM from 7:50 - 11:20 and PM from 11:15 - 2:40. Please click this link to the SignUpGenius: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C49AEAC29A3FD0-stevenson1 to select a shift. Thank you!

The Yearbook Cover Competition

The Yearbook Cover Competition ends tomorrow, Nov. 20th. All submissions are due to Ms. Cosgrove by 3:00 pm. No late work will be accepted. Voting will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 28th during all lunches. The winner will be announced later on that week. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Cosgrove at cosgrovet@wwcsd.net

The Stevenson Yearbook

The Stevenson Yearbook is currently on sale. Orders may be placed by visiting ybpay.lifetouch.com. Yearbook prices start $24 and may be upgraded to include a personalized cover and/or hard cover. Please contact Ms. Cosgrove at cosgrovet@wwcsd.net if you have any questions or are not able to order online.

Toy Drive

One of our bus drivers is a minister at a local church in Westland.  Every year he heads a huge toy drive that allows the church to help many of our families and others in the community enjoy a nice Christmas.  The attached flyer is information that we would greatly appreciate you sharing with all of your shoppers who will help stuff the buses so that our community families can reap the benefits of your generosity.  The recipients of the toy drive include our students and others in the community. Please see the attached flyer if interested in contributing.

Week at a Glance: Spirit Week!!!!!!!!
 

  • Monday - Wrestling meeting during advisory (1st hour). Home Boys Basketball vs Emerson  at 4pm @ SMS. Stevenson students will be leading the Pledge of Allegiance at City Hall for the monthly city council meeting. Tye Dye Day!!!!
  • Tuesday - Please bring your book for our school wide reading every Wednesday! Twin Day!!!
  • Wednesday - ½ Day!!!! Dismissal at 11am! Honor Society meeting on Wednesday at 7:15a.m. in room 106. No bowling due to Thanksgiving break! Hat Day ($1 fundraiser for Student Council led Events)!!!!
  • Thursday - NO SCHOOL!!!!  Happy Thanksgiving!!
  • Friday - NO SCHOOL!!!!!!

**Don't forget to check our Google calendar, on our school website, for all away athletic games and events. http://www.wwcsd.net/schools/middle-schools/stevenson-middle-school/  

 

Have a wonderful evening!

Sheri Grove

Principal

Stevenson Middle School

Week of November 12th

Good Evening Stevenson Saints and Families,

I am so excited to share this with you tonight! As you know the first official card marking ended and report cards will be sent home on Monday with your child. Here is the exciting news.........we had 122 students earn a 4.0 on his/her report card!!!! In addition, we had 461 students make the Honor Roll with a 3.0 or higher. That is almost half of our student body!!!!! That is absolutely incredible!!! This is a true testament to the great things our students are learning and doing everyday and how hard they work. Regardless of their GPA, all our students work so hard and do great things everyday!!! Thanks to our amazing teachers for all their dedication and commitment to helping our students succeed. Lastly, congratulations to our families for your support, encouragement, and success as well. It truly takes all of us to help our students reach their full potential. I hope you will share this with all your friends and share all the positive and wonderful things happening at Stevenson Middle School!!! I am beaming with pride in our students and school!!!!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be happening this week!!! There are 2 sessions: Tuesday from 5 to 8pm, and Wednesday from 3:10 to 6:10pm. All conferences will be limited to 5 minutes with the option to make an additional apt., with the teacher, if more time is needed. I am going to encourage teachers to set a timer for consistency in the process.

Conferences will be held in the cafeteria and gym areas to create a convenient and efficient way of seeing all your student's teachers without traveling throughout the building and being unable to assess length of lines. Seventh grade teachers will be in the gym area, along with elective teachers. Eighth grade teachers will be in the cafeteria. There will be light refreshments and a sibling station for siblings to color and do puzzles while waiting for parents and students to see their teachers. National Junior Honor society students will supervise the sibling table. Please park at the rear of the building, either side of the building, and on the sides of the building. We will only have the rear east and west doors unlocked for security and safety. There will be a locator to direct families in finding their teachers and counselors. Ms. Daniels, our counseling secretary, will also be available to help with signing families up with our Parent Connect program which allows you to monitor your student's attendance, tardies, grades, missing assignments, and more.

The following teachers will only be available for one of the 2 sessions, because they work at more than one school: Ms. Laidlaw, Ms. Mandrelle, Ms. Green, Ms. Resseguie, Mr. Heitjan, Ms. McKinney, Mr. Woodard, and Mr. Wagner. I will include their schedule in a separate email tomorrow (Monday). All other teachers will be available both sessions. Lastly, we will have Stevenson spirit wear available for purchase. Most items are around $10 to $25. Cash only please! We hope to see everyone there!!!!!!!!

Special Thank You

A special thank you to our wonderful new superintendent, Dr. Holt, for volunteering to come in and spend time with our WSMS (student video announcement team) students this week. The students had so much fun interviewing Dr. holt and just spending time with her! Her interview is on our video announcements which can always be found on our school website daily for your enjoyment and school information. I encourage everyone to check them out!!

Winter Reminder

Just a reminder as winter has arrived, all coats and hats need to be kept in student lockers. Hats and hoods should be removed immediately upon entering the building for security purposes. Some students are losing cell phones recently. This is another important reason to encourage students to keep their phones in their backpacks or lockers at all times. We cannot be responsible for these belongings.

Yearbook Photos

Do you want a lasting memory of this awesome year at Stevenson? Then remember to order your SMS yearbook at ybpay.lifetouch.com. There is no guarantee that there will be any yearbooks left at the end of the year. This is your only way of guaranteeing a  yearbook for your son or daughter. If you have any questions or are unable to order, please contact or see Ms. Cosgrove in Room 330. You can either e-mail at cosgrovet@wwcsd.net or call (734) 419-2350.

Other Announcements

There is no bowling for the next two Wednesdays due to conferences on the 15th and Thanksgiving Break on the 22nd. The next time we bowl is November 29th.

Boxtops- if each person could collect and turn in 20 box tops we could raise $1,000 for games to play in the cafeteria!

Student Pickup Reminder

Just a reminder, when picking up and dropping off your child, please pull up as far as possible to allow cars behind you to get into the lot as well. In addition, please pull to the lane closest to the school to drop your child off whenever possible. It is dangerous for our students to cross in front of cars from when coming from the other lane. Once you have dropped off your child, please exit the parking lot to allow for others to drop off as well. Please do not sit in either lane after dropping off your child. I apologize for sending out these expectations, but we have limited personnel and must be where the children are. We have to count on our families to help keep our parking lot safe and moving. Thank you for your understanding!

Do you enjoy participating in team building activities and making friends? 

John Glenn High School's JROTC leadership program is seeking to get middle school students involved in a fun, hands-on after-school club called the Leaders of Stevenson.  At this after school club you can learn drill movements, leadership and team building skills.  You can also improve your confidence, grades, self-esteem and your ability to communicate.  The Leaders of Stevenson group will run from 3:00 until 4:00 on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month.  The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 15th.  Bring your friends and get ready to have fun while improving yourself and your school.

Wayne-Westland Community Schools needs your help.

We need your participation in a process that will allow students, staff, parents and community members to provide perspectives on how we will invest in our facilities in the years ahead. This process will include face-to-face meetings and an opportunity to participate through an online format.

Please join us at one of the community meetings:

November 14, 2017

5:15 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.

Dyer Senior Adult Center, 36745 Marquette, Westland

or

November 16, 2017

6:00 p.m.

Dyer Senior Adult Center, 36745 Marquette, Westland

Or share your input by completing the survey on our website https://www.wwcsd.net/

If you have any questions about the Choicework process, please contact Jim Larson-Shidler at 734-419-2042 or Larson-shidlerJ@wwcsd.net.
 

Calendar Dates

There are MANY important dates coming up in November. Please mark your calendars so you don't miss any of these events and planning dates!

  • Monday, Nov. 13th - Report Cards Issued.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14th - Parent Teacher Conferences from 5 to 8 pm.
  • Wednesday, Nov 15th - Parent Teacher Conferences 3:10 to 6:10 pm. JROTC meeting at 3pm for students who would like to join. See description above.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 22nd - Half Day! Dismissal at 11am.

     Nov. 23rd thru Nov. 26th - NO SCHOOL! Due to the Thanksgiving Break.

Week at a Glance:
 

  • Monday - Report cards come home!!!!!
  • Tuesday - Conferences 5 to 8pm at the rear of the building! Please bring your book for our school wide reading every Wednesday!
  • Wednesday - Conferences 3:10 to 6:10pm at the rear of the building! NO BOWLING due to conferences!
  • Thursday - Happy Thursday!!
  • Friday - *Donuts and water are sold each Friday before school to support the Peer to Peer program! $1 each.

**Don't forget to check our Google calendar, on our school website, for all away athletic games and events. http://www.wwcsd.net/schools/middle-schools/stevenson-middle-school/  

Week of November 5th

Good Evening Stevenson Saints and Families,

This week was filled with fun and excitement as many celebrated the holiday and came with their many treasures in hand (kit kats, snickers, smarties, etc.)! Before school, I started seeing wrappers randomly appearing in the hallways, I made an announcement asking our students to help the custodians keep our building beautiful and was so impressed with their willingness to help. We also had a practice "passing time" lockdown drill to test our students and staff on the procedures when they weren't already in classrooms. They were fantastic!!!!! Mrs. Szailai and myself are even bringing treats to one class, on Monday, for running their own lockdown procedures to the letter when the teacher had been held up helping a student in the hallway unexpectedly. She entered the classroom to find the lights off, smartboard powered down, students completely silent and sitting against the walls out of sight!!!! When we commended them, they simply said, "we did what we were supposed to do". Those are the moments that just make your heart warm inside!

Just a reminder that it is Daylight Savings Time this weekend!!! Don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour before school starts on Monday!

This Tuesday, Nov. 7th, there is NO SCHOOL all day for staff professional development!!!

It's not too late to join the newspaper staff. If you are interested, please join them from 2:45 till 3:30 in Lab 310 on Thursday, November 9th.

Boxtops- if each person could collect and turn in 20 box tops we could raise $1,000 for games to play in the cafeteria

Swim team try outs/practice for any 7th and 8th grade boys and girls begin Monday through Thursday, November 6,7,8 and 9, 3:30-5pm at the John Glenn High School pool. Must have a physical on file to try out.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be happening on November 14th and 15th!!! There are 2 sessions: Tuesday from 5 to 8pm, and Wednesday from 3:10 to 6:10pm. All conferences will be limited to 5 minutes with the option to make an additional apt., with the teacher, if more time is needed. I am going to encourage teachers to set a timer for consistency in the process. Conferences will be held in the cafeteria and gym areas to create a convenient and efficient way of seeing all your student's teachers without traveling throughout the building and being unable to assess length of lines. Seventh grade teachers will be in the gym area, along with elective teachers. Eighth grade teachers will be in the cafeteria. There will be light refreshments and a sibling station for siblings to color and do puzzles while waiting for parents and students to see their teachers. National Junior Honor society students will supervise the sibling table. Please park at the rear of the building, either side of the building, and on the sides of the building. We will only have the rear east and west doors unlocked for security and safety. There will be a locator to direct families in finding their teachers and counselors. Ms. Daniels, our counseling secretary, will also be available to help with signing families up with our Parent Connect program which allows you to monitor your student's attendance, tardies, grades, missing assignments, and more. The following teachers will only be available for one of the 2 sessions, because they work at more than one school: Ms. Laidlaw, Ms. Mandrelle, Ms. Green, Ms. Resseguie, Mr. Heitjan, Ms. McKinney, Mr. Woodard, and Mr. Wagner. I will include their schedule in next week's eblast. All other teachers will be available both sessions. Lastly, we will have Stevenson spirit wear available for purchase. Most items are around $10 to $25. Cash only please! We hope to see everyone there!!!!!!!!

Dropoff Policy

Just a reminder, when picking up and dropping off your child, please pull up as far as possible to allow cars behind you to get into the lot as well. In addition, please pull to the lane closest to the school to drop your child off whenever possible. It is dangerous for our students to cross in front of cars from when coming from the other lane. Once you have dropped off your child, please exit the parking lot to allow for others to drop off as well. Please do not sit in either lane after dropping off your child. I apologize for sending out these expectations, but we have limited personnel and must be where the children are. We have to count on our families to help keep our parking lot safe and moving. Thank you for your understanding!

Bowling Information

Stevenson Bowling met on Wednesday to kick off the season. If your student would like to join the fun, they are still welcome to come register on November 8th. The bowling club meets at Wayne Bowl on Michigan Avenue, Wednesdays at 4:15 to sign in and warm up. Bowling starts at 4:30. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Gulian.

Swimming

Boys and girls Swimming begins Monday Nov. 6th at John Glenn High School 3:30-5pm.

 

Do you enjoy participating in team building activities and making friends? 

John Glenn High School's JROTC leadership program is seeking to get middle school students involved in a fun, hands-on after school club called the Leaders of Stevenson.  At this after school club you can learn drill movements, leadership and team building skills.  You can also improve your confidence, grades, self-esteem and your ability to communicate.  The Leaders of Stevenson group will run from 3:00 until 4:00 on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month.  The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 15th.  Bring your friends and get ready to have fun while improving yourself and your school.

Wayne-Westland Community Schools needs your help.

We need your participation in a process that will allow students, staff, parents and community members to provide perspectives on how we will invest in our facilities in the years ahead. This process will include face-to-face meetings and an opportunity to participate through an online format.

Please join us at one of the community meetings:

November 14, 2017
5:15 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.
Dyer Senior Adult Center, 36745 Marquette, Westland

or

November 16, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Dyer Senior Adult Center, 36745 Marquette, Westland

Or share your input by completing the survey on our website https://www.wwcsd.net/

If you have any questions about the Choicework process, please contact Jim Larson-Shidler at 734-419-2042 or Larson-shidlerJ@wwcsd.net.

There are MANY important dates coming up in November. Please mark your calendars so you don't miss any of these events and planning dates!

  • Tuesday, Nov 7th - NO SCHOOL due to teacher prof. Development and election day.
  • Monday, Nov. 13th - Report Cards Issued.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14th - Parent Teacher Conferences from 5 to 8 pm.
  • Wednesday, Nov 15th - Parent Teacher Conferences 3:10 to 6:10 pm.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 22nd - Half Day! Dismissal at 11am.
  • Nov. 23rd thru Nov. 26th - NO SCHOOL! Due to the Thanksgiving Break.

Week at a Glance:

Monday - The new Superintendent, Dr. Shelley Holt, will be interviewed by our very own WSMS student video team. You can check out the interview, along with all our daily video announcements, on our website!

Swim team try outs/practice for any 7th and 8th grade boys and girls begin Monday through Thursday November 6,7,8 and 9, 3:30-5pm at the John Glenn High School pool. Must have a physical on file to try out.


Tuesday - NO SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Swim try-outs still!!!

Wednesday - Please bring your book for our school wide reading every Wednesday!

  • Join the bowling club! 4:15 every Tuesday for 16 weeks. $5.00 for bowling and shoes each week. $10 the first day only. Bowling club bowls on Mich. Ave. in Wayne. Everyone is welcome!!!!!

There will be an Honor Society meeting this Wednesday at 7:15a.m. to prepare for parent teacher conferences in room 106.

Swim Tryouts!

Thursday - Swim Try outs!

Friday - *Donuts and water are sold each Friday before school to support the Peer to Peer program! $1 each.

**Don't forget to check our Google calendar, on our school website, for all away athletic games and events. http://www.wwcsd.net/schools/middle-schools/stevenson-middle-school/  

Sheri Grove
Principal
Stevenson Middle School

Week of October 30th

Good Evening Stevenson Saints and Families,

Hang on families, this is a long one!!!!!

This was a wonderful week and full of fun and learning!!!I This week was so much fun with the Halloween Dance and activity night! Our students were perfect!!! I was so incredibly proud of them!!!! I'm not sure who had more fun...the students or adults!!! Thank you to our staff and parent volunteers for making the night so memorable and enjoyable for all!! We also had our Young Inventors team experienced and learned about opportunities in the automotive, engineering, and design industry with a visit from Alpha USA, race car driver, Danny Kellermeyer, and we had multiple brand new corvette race cars gracing our parking lot at Stevenson for the students to see and get pictures with. Congratulations on a great job by our those band members participating in the Wayne Memorial Friday Night Lights performance with the WMHS marching band! We have such amazing and talented students!!!!!

Halloween

Tuesday, please do not send students in costumes. They are welcome to wear a Halloween shirt or attire, but no costumes, please! The student council is having an orange and black spirit day to celebrate!!!! Also, please do not allow them to bring their Halloween candy to school on the days following. You can imagine what all that sugar can do when it is paired with 850 middle schoolers :) In addition, the wrappers can cause quite a bit of clean up for our custodians. Thank you so much for your support!!!!

Thank you to all the families who helped with this year's school fundraiser. Your efforts are so appreciated!!!!

PLEASE DO NOT allow your student to bring homemade or store bought "slime" to school. In addition to the obvious disruption it causes to instruction, it has created quite a mess for our hard-working custodians. We really appreciate your support with this"slimy" issue!!!!

Student Dropoff / Pickup

Just a reminder, when picking up and dropping off your child, please pull up as far as possible to allow cars behind you to get into the lot as well. In addition, please pull to the lane closest to the school to drop your child off whenever possible. It is dangerous for our students to cross in front of cars from when coming from the other lane. Once you have dropped off your child, please exit the parking lot to allow for others to drop off as well. Please do not sit in either lane after dropping off your child. I apologize for sending out these expectations, but we have limited personnel and must be where the children are. We have to count on our families to help keep our parking lot safe and moving. Thank you for your understanding!

Field Trip Information

There is an opportunity to add a 3rd bus for the 8th grade Philly/Gettysburg trip if there is enough interest. Mrs. Sullivan needs parents, who have not already registered due to the trip being full,  but would like their child to attend, to email her at sullivans@wwcsd.net. As of last week we were only 40 short.

Stevenson Bowling met on Wednesday to kick off the season. If your student would like to join the fun, they are still welcome to come register on November 1st or November 8th. The bowling club meets at Wayne Bowl on Michigan Avenue, Wednesdays at 4:15 to sign in and warm up. Bowling starts at 4:30. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Gulian.

The 7th graders are going to Chicago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is a voluntary trip for the first 100 7th graders to register and turn in their deposit. The information and flyers are attached! There will be a parent meeting November 1 at 6: 00pm in Media Center for those interested. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. D'Angelo at DAngeloL@wwcsd.net.

Important Events

Boys and girls Swimming begins Monday Nov. 6th at John Glenn High School 3:30-5pm.

The Yearbook Club will be starting on Thursday, Nov. 2nd. It will be held from 2:45 - 3:45 in Computer Lab 310. Meetings will be every Thursday and will run in conjunction with the Newspaper Staff.  Applications are located outside of Ms. Cosgrove's Art Room 330. Applications include parent signature and recommendation from another staff member. Applications must be turned in to Ms. Cosgrove by Wednesday, Nov. 1st. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Cosgrove at cosgrovet@wwcsd.net.

Do you enjoy participating in team building activities and making friends? 

John Glenn High School's JROTC leadership program is seeking to get middle school students involved in a fun, hands-on after school club called the Leaders of Stevenson.  At this after school club you can learn drill movements, leadership and team building skills.  You can also improve your confidence, grades, self-esteem and your ability to communicate.  The Leaders of Stevenson group will run from 3:00 until 4:00 on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month.  The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 15th.  Bring your friends and get ready to have fun while improving yourself and your school.

Wayne-Westland Community Schools needs your help

We need your participation in a process that will allow students, staff, parents and community members to provide perspectives on how we will invest in our facilities in the years ahead. This process will include face-to-face meetings and an opportunity to participate through an online format.

Please join us at one of the community meetings

November 14, 2017: 5:15 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.
Dyer Senior Adult Center, 36745 Marquette, Westland

or

November 16, 2017: 6:00 p.m.
Dyer Senior Adult Center, 36745 Marquette, Westland

Or share your input by completing the survey on our website https://www.wwcsd.net/

If you have any questions about the Choicework process, please contact Jim Larson-Shidler at 734-419-2042 or Larson-shidlerJ@wwcsd.net.
 

November Important Dates

There are MANY important dates coming up in November. Please mark your calendars so you don't miss any of these events and planning dates!

  • Tuesday, Nov 7th - NO SCHOOL due to teacher prof. Development and election day.
  • Monday, Nov. 13th - Report Cards Issued.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14th - Parent Teacher Conferences from 5 to 8 pm.
  • Wednesday, Nov 15th - Parent Teacher Conferences 3:10 to 6:10 pm.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 22nd - Half Day! Dismissal at 11am.
  • Nov. 23rd thru Nov. 26th - NO SCHOOL! Due to the Thanksgiving Break.

Week at a Glance:

 

  • Monday - Happy Monday!
  • Tuesday - Happy Halloween!!! Orange and Black spirit Day!!!!!

*Join the bowling club! 4:15 every Tuesday for 16 weeks. $5.00 for bowling and shoes each week. $10 the first day only. Bowling club bowls on Mich. Ave. in Wayne. Everyone is welcome!!!!!

  • Wednesday - Boys Basketball Try-outs begin after school until 4:15pm. Be dressed to play! You must have a sports physical on file to try-out! 6pm parent meeting for the 7th grade Chicago trip in the SMS Media Center. Please bring your book for our school-wide reading every Wednesday!
  • Thursday - Improv Team Rehearsal 2:50 to 4:30pm
  • Friday - *Donuts and water are sold each Friday before school to support the Peer to Peer program! $1 each.

**Don't forget to check our Google calendar, on our school website, for all away athletic games and events. http://www.wwcsd.net/schools/middle-schools/stevenson-middle-school/  

Followup Information

As I mentioned in an earlier eblast, we have started a wonderful new program for recognizing our outstanding student leaders. It is so hard to capture all the great things our students do everyday, but this is one more effort to do so. The program is called, "I was caught being a leader". Staff members nominate students, on our form, for doing something extra special above the normal expectations we have for our student body. The form is turned in to the principal. Myself or Mrs. Szailai, our Assistant Principal, writes additional comments on the form praising these efforts. Forms are then given to the student to share at home. In addition, students are given a few special "treats", his/her name is announced over the PA, and a special phone call home is made by a principal. I plan to share these names monthly in my future eblasts too!!!

Congratulations to our September and October student leaders!!!

 

  • Destiny Rush Teiana Abney
  • Ian Tolonen Ashton Thomas
  • Quinton Henderson Chelsea Hogan
  • Ethan Kuhn Anna Hesseltine
  • Abby Organ Jaydon Kazlawskas
  • Richard Marchwinski Demarius Gibson
  • Mykalah Garrison Hunter Russell
  • Cena Howard Tyrone Jones
  • Joseph Miller Samantha Kluesner
  • Ariona Beal Naveah Stevens
  • Darius Spruce Lily Tase
  • Chyanna Hooper McKenzie Southern
  • Shayanna Henry Gracie Moran
  • Emmanuela Nwizu Jaila English
  • April Grace Brianna Robb
  • Kassidee Dudley Tynisha Clemons
  • Lucy Elwell Jaime Vasquez

Have a wonderful evening!

Sheri Grove, Principal
Stevenson Middle School

 

Week of October 25th

Good Evening Stevenson Saints and Families,

As we continue to practice our leadership habits, we are seeing significant improvements in the areas of tardies and behavior. Please continue to talk with your students about making good decisions, being proactive versus reactive, and the benefits of being a leader. It is still a transition time, especially for our 7th graders, as they learn the expectations for success at middle school.

We had a wonderful and successful "Pink out" in honor of Cancer Awareness month. Thanks to your support, National Junior Honor Society was also able to raise over $150 towards our Relay for Life event at the end of the year!!!

Next week is our Halloween Dance and activity night on Tuesday from 5:30 to 7pm. Tickets were on sale in all lunches this week for $5, the last day to buy a ticket is Monday, so food and drinks may be purchased accordingly. This price includes admission, a pizza slice, and pop or water. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Students must have their ID. Costumes are allowed, but masks and weapon like props are prohibited!!! To volunteer, please sign up using this link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c49adab2aa0fc1-stevenson

No costumes, accessories, or hats during school PLEASE!!!

Fundraiser forms and money are due TUESDAY, however, we will continue to collect them through the week. Cash and money orders only please! Fundraisers may be turned in to the main office!

Any student who would like to join the newspaper staff should attend the meeting on Thursday October 26th in computer Lab 310 after school from 2:45 to 3:30pm. If you did not pick up an application, ask your ELA teacher or Mrs. Rourk.

Reminder: The deadline for first deposit for the 8th grade Philadelphia/Gettysburg trip is Oct 27th.

Please send in your Boxtops to the main office throughout the year!

Congratulations to our band students on an outstanding performance with John glenn's Marching Band last Friday!!! It was so exciting to see our students on the arena field at JG!!!

Congratulations to our new cheer team and to our cross country and volleyball teams for a wonderful season!!! We are so proud of you!

Boys Basketball tryouts Nov. 1.   Sports physicals must be turned in before October 30.

We would greatly appreciate your support in reminding students to keep cell phones and ear buds put away at all times, except lunches. Also, all hoods and hats should be removed before entering the building for security purposes. Thank you for reminding your students!

Wayne Memorial is once again hosting Spooktacular - the free community event for children grades 6 and under.  It will be Friday, October 27th from 5:30 - 6:30 with free band show at 7:15 pm. The band show will include some of our own Stevenson Saints!!!!  Please bring your children and have a great time!

For those who like to plan ahead:

Parent Teacher Conferences are quickly approaching. The dates are Tuesday November 14th from 5 to 8pm and Wednesday November 15th from 3:10 to 6:10pm. If you are unable to make conference times and have a need or concern, you are welcome to make a phone apt as well.

No school on Tuesday November 7th for Election Day!!

Week at a Glance:
 

  • Monday - Happy Monday!!!
  • Tuesday - Halloween Dance from 5:30 to 7pm. School Fundraiser Due to main office! Bring your book for the all school read tomorrow!
  • Wednesday - Young Inventor's Kick off in the cafeteria! All school reading!
  • Thursday - Newspaper Meeting at 2:45pm
  • Friday - Deadline for the 1st deposit for the 8th grade trip!!! WMHS Band Performance with some of our Stevenson Saints at 7:15pm and the free Spooktacular event at WM at 5:30pm.

**Don't forget to check our Google calendar, on our school website, for all away athletic games and events. http://www.wwcsd.net/schools/middle-schools/stevenson-middle-school/  

Week of October 22nd

Good Evening Stevenson Saints and Families,

This week was filled with lots of life lessons! Mrs. Shipley held a hallway presentation, for each hallway, throughout the week. Several students helped her demonstrate proactive and reactive behaviors using fun props like ping pong balls and relays. She reinforced our Leader in Me habits and expectations for success. In addition, we had a special guest speaker, Anthony Ioanni, to speak about his struggles with bullying as an autistic child growing up and how he overcame though challenges to become a successful NCAA basketball star. Our student lighthouse team met for the first time to begin planning the many ways they can utilize the clubs, teams, and organizations they represent to make positive impact and experiences for our Stevenson students. They had so many great ideas.....the upcoming Halloween dance will be their first big debut!!!!  I think their inspiration came from the delicious pancakes Mr. Witherspoon and I served up during their brainstorming session!! Lastly, Mrs. Szalai, our Asst. Principal, rubbed salt in the womb, for all of us Michigan fans, by playing the Spartan MSU fight sound as she walked through the hallways and over the PA system on Monday morning!!! It was a tough start to the day for the maize and blue fans!!!! All in all, it was a fun, enjoyable, and exciting week of learning!!!

Our Honor Society students concluded the week by participating in the JGHS Homecoming parade!! Thank you Mr. McKay for the wonderful photos!!!! Great job representing the Saints NJHS!!!

The Stevenson Middle School 8th Grade Band will be joining the John Glenn High School Marching Band for their annual Friday Night Lights performance at 7 p.m. on October 20th. Participating students should report to the John Glenn High School Band Room for a Pot-Luck and rehearsal at 4:30 p.m. Students should dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Please direct any questions or concerns to Mr. DeLisle at delisler@wwcsd.net. Have fun Saints!!!!!!!!!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Junior Honor Society will be sponsoring a Pink Out on Friday,October 20th. Students may wear as much pink as they want. We will be selling bracelets and stickers the morning that students may purchase. We will also be having Crazy Hat Day, for a dollar any student, can wear hat, they will get a wrist band and must wear the wristband all day. Remember, hoodies are not hats. All the money we raise will go to the Karmanos Cancer Center. Honor Society thanks you for your support.

Honor Society is still collecting diapers, non-perishable food items and clothing for the victims of the recent hurricanes until October 19th. There are bins for collection in the cafeteria, main office, and in room 106. Honor Society and Mrs. Perlman thank you for your support.

The Halloween Dance will be Tuesday, Oct 24th from 5:30-7pm. The cost is  $5 and includes a slice of pizza and pop. School appropriate Costumes only, no masks or weapon-like props.

Reminder: The deadline for a first deposit for the 8th grade Philadelphia/Gettysburg trip is Oct 27th.

Please send in your Boxtops to the main office throughout the year!

Student council applications are due Thursday, Oct. 19th.  Students may either turn them into the box in the counseling office or to Mrs. Shultz in room 327.  Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  A list of students eligible to run for office will be listed outside the main office on Friday, Oct 20th.  

Boys Basketball tryouts Nov. 1.   Sports physicals must be turned in before October 30.  

All girls trying out for cheer must have already turned in a permission form and are required to attend at least one clinic this week. Clinics are held in the SMS cafeteria on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Clinics will be run by JGHS cheerleaders and coaches. Try-outs are this Thursday, October 19 at 3:00 pm in the SMS cafeteria.

The Westland Public Library is now offering Homework Help for students grades 1-12. Please see attached flyer.

Week at a Glance:
 

  • Monday - Cheer Clinic 3 to 4pm in the cafeteria.
  • Tuesday - Fire Drill at 2pm. Please bring your book for our school-wide reading every Wednesday! Cheer Clinic 3 to 4pm in the cafeteria.
  • Wednesday - Home Volleyball vs Franklin start time 3:30 for 7th grade, 4:30 for 8th grade. Cheer Clinic 3 to 4pm in the cafeteria.
  • Thursday - Cheer try-outs at 3pm in the cafeteria. Student Council apps due!
  • Friday - PINK OUT!!!!!!!!  Friday NIght Lights band performance with JGHS at 7pm at JG. Band students should arrive by 4:30pm for the potluck!


In addition to our Friday NIght LIghts event at JGHS, we are excited to announce the same amazing experience for our students heading to Wayne Memorial for their high school experience next year!

WMHS Zebra Marching Band is hosting Friday Night Lights October 27.  It is a FREE performance of their show - without sharing the field with football.  It follows the WMHS Spooktacular and is open to the public.

The WMHS ZMB is an incredible program and has more than quadrupled in size in the last decade and a half while continuing to win multiple awards year after year.  Many/Most of its members are honor roll students.  The WMHS ZMB has the honor of being nicknamed The Pride of Wayne High.

We hope to see everyone at the WMHS Spooktacular event followed by the Friday Night Lights Band Spectacular on the football field!
Go Saints!!!!


Sheri Grove, Principal