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Dear Parents and Guardians,
As we enter February here are a few important reminders...
Safety in our parking lot is very important to us. Most families follow the parking lot rules; however we still have some families that are speeding, attempting to pass one another, and showing up late to pick up. Please do not speed or pass the vehicle in front of you. Please be on time to pick up your child!
Dojo is the best form of communication between families and our staff. Please feel free to communicate with any of our staff members through the Dojo app. Parents, if your phone number or address has changed please reach out to our office to let us know so we can make changes in our system.
Welcome Back Taft-Galloway Families & Friends, we are wishing that you have a truly remarkable and blissful year ahead! Happy New Year to you and your family!
As we move into 2023, I would like to thank all of our staff, parents, and students for all of the effort that went into a successful 2022.
Testing season is upon us. Your child will be taking the Winter NWEA test and grades 3-5 will be preparing for the M-STEP test. It is very important for you as parents to remind your child to put forth their best efforts when taking assessments.
I would like to remind all families of the importance of the safety of our students in our parking lot. Cones are strategically placed to keep the flow of traffic in one lane and one direction. Please drop your students off in front of the school, (not along the side because this causes traffic back ups.) Also, please have your child completely ready to exit the vehicle once you stop. There is absolutely no passing other vehicles or cutting through the parking lot.
Brandon C. Cox
November has been a very exciting month for many of our students. Our Wayne Memorial High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team is in the National Preseason Top 40 for the first time. We are proud of all the hard work and energy put into the program.
Students from our elementary and middle schools had the opportunity to visit Michigan State University, where they toured the campus and got to watch a women's basketball game. Another group of middle school students visited Lawrence Technological University and participated in STEM day. HYPE Athletics made a $10,000 donation to our PBIS program, which provides students with positive behavior with a one-day pass to the facility. We continue to work with our community partners to offer our students the most hands-on and comprehensive opportunities.
- October was : Fire Prevention Month, Anti-Bullying Month, National Principal Month
- Thank you to Staff and Students
- $3.3M grant through the ECF used for LTE devices
- $850K grant for work based learning opportunities for high school students
- $500K SME grant for small manufacturing and engineering at our William D Ford Tech Center
- School based health clinic being completed in April at John Glenn High School
- $150 grant from University of Michigan Trails Program for Mental Health lessons and professional learning
- $30K from Deliotte and Amazon for K-8 STEM Kits
- $20K Michigan College Access Network for computers and smart board for College and Career Readiness rooms
Please take a few minutes to fill out a Household Information Report. It's more than a meal application. Please contact your student's Main Office of you have any questions or need a form.
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Good evening Wayne-Westland families,
As you enjoy your last summer weekend before our students begin the new school year, I hope you and your children are filled with anticipation and excitement. Back to school represents a great tradition in Wayne-Westland. It also represents an opportunity for a fresh start.
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We are kicking off the new year with a welcome back to school message from Superintendent John Dignan.
On behalf of the staff at Taft “The World’s Greatest Elementary School,” I am happy to welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities.
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Dear Wayne-Westland Community, Welcome to the 2022 - 2023 school year! The beginning of a new school year is always exciting. As we prepare for the new school year, our administrative team and Board of Education have focused on one mission: Kids First.