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Mission Statement

We, the William D. Ford Career-Technical Center staff, will prepare our students with the knowledge, technological proficiency, and personal skills essential for success in an increasingly complex society.

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Points of Pride
 

  • Annual School-Wide Writing Program            
  • Anti-Bullying Policy Adopted                
  • Student Mentorship Program                    
  • 16 Community Outreach Programs/Events        
  • 11 Regional HOSA winners.  45 Regional HOSA finalists.
  • More than $165,000.00 awarded in Career Technical specific scholarships.
  • Four First Place winners in various Welding competitions.  
  • IVD team took Best in Presentation at the Masters of Mobility competition
  • Three students recognized for the State of Michigan Breaking Traditions award, with one receiving the Merit Award for Excellence.  
  • Sixth consecutive year as a Green School maintaining Evergreen status.  


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November 11, 2021
School Spirit Night with the Detroit Red Wings

School Spirit Night

Wayne-Westland Community Schools has partnered with the Detroit Red Wings to bring a great opportunity to our students.

January 13, 2022, will be Wayne-Westland Community Schools Night at Little Caesars Arena. Families, staff and community members can purchase tickets to this game and $5 of the proceeds will go to the Wayne-Westland school of your choosing. If a school sells more than 100 tickets, they will get to have a post-game photo on the ice.

Order your tickets today!

 

 

September 17, 2021
Schools add life-saving information to school ID cards for middle and high school students

"The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline received almost 2.4 million calls last year. Experts say mental health care is more needed now than ever before, especially for younger people."

Read the full article here: Hometown Life - Schools add life-saving information to school ID cards for middle and high school students

September 8, 2021
Letter to WWCS Families and Staff

Good Evening Wayne-Westland Community School Students, Staff, and Families,

What a great first week of school! This was one of the smoothest starts of the year that I can remember. Our students were able to open lockers, find their classrooms, navigate the technology, and acclimate themselves to what is going to be a great year. I want to thank all of you for your support and guidance.

Also, I want to inform you that we received reports of positive COVID-19 cases involving individuals connected with some of our schools. Those students who were in direct contact with any individuals were notified by our staff and are in quarantine. The purpose of this note is to ensure transparency with our entire school community by sharing information about a COVID-19 case involving an individual who was recently in one of our buildings.

We continue to work closely with the Wayne County Health Department, which will follow its protocols and communicate directly with those who may have been impacted. To protect the confidentiality, we do not release names in any COVID-19-related case. I appreciate your understanding and ask that you respect the privacy of those impacted. Wayne-Westland Community Schools’ response procedures for cleaning and disinfecting are being followed.

We all must continue to partner for the health and safety of students, families, and staff. Please take all steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. These activities include self-screening and keeping your child at home if they do not feel well, using personal protective equipment, distancing where practicable, and frequent hand washing.

Have a wonderful week.

Sincerely,

John Dignan, Ed.D.
Superintendent

August 30, 2021
Letter to Wayne-Westland Community School Students, Staff, and Families

Good Evening Wayne-Westland Community School Students, Staff, and Families,

It was a great day as we welcomed our students and staff back for the 2021-22 school year. Thank you to all of you who worked so hard to prepare our students to come back to the classroom. I had the honor and privilege of visiting many of our schools and the excitement was contagious as our students and staff entered their classrooms. Our entire staff is doing such an amazing job helping our students transition back to in-person learning. Although we are returning with the hope of normalcy, we are continuing with many safety and security protocols. 

So, today, I come to you to ask you to continue to help us. Remember the three W’s: 

  • Wash your hands
  • Wear that mask, and
  • When sick, stay home.

We still need to remain informed about household illnesses, positive COVID-19 cases, and exposures. Please contact your school's main office to report any information. Immediate communication will allow us to maintain a safe and healthy environment. As always, please keep your child home if they are sick AND keep them home if someone else in your household is sick. The safety of our students and staff remains our number one priority.

Once again, thank you for all of your hard work and dedication. You are truly appreciated. Let’s continue our partnership to make the 2021-22 school year the best it can be! For more information, visit the Welcome Back to School section of our website. We hope everyone has a wonderful week.


Sincerely,

John Dignan, Ed.D.
Superintendent

 

August 29, 2021
Welcome Back Letter to all Wayne-Westland Community School Students, Staff, and Families

Good Evening Wayne-Westland Community School Students, Staff, and Families,

The beginning of a new school year is always exciting. Tomorrow is going to be a great day! To see our students back in class, learning, participating, and interacting with their peers and teachers will be very exciting. We know there will be some challenges as everyone adjusts to their school schedule, different classrooms, or different schools, but we are one team in Wayne-Westland Community Schools and we will rise to the challenge together. Here is some information that can help our students and staff prepare for the new school year.

Warm Weather

It is always warm at the beginning of the school year and many of our buildings do not have air conditioning. We realize that an additional factor is that students and staff will also wear masks this year. The weather is supposed to cool down this week but we could have warm days during the fall. Our schools and maintenance and operations staff have plans in place that they use every year, to help students and staff combat the heat. This includes;

  • Limiting outdoor activities and making sure shade is available when outdoors.
  • Limiting the use of heat generating equipment in classrooms.
  • Running univents overnight to help pre-cool the rooms naturally.
  • Encouraging students and staff to wear lightweight clothing.
  • Bring water to drink during the day. Proper hydration can help to reduce core body temperature.

NOTE: When the five year Bond construction is complete, all schools will have air conditioning.

Bond Construction Schedule

New this year is the Bond construction that is underway at John Glenn and Wayne Memorial High Schools. These projects are part of a five year construction program and the projects are proceeding as planned. Wayne Memorial High School construction is scheduled to be completed by June 2022 and John Glenn High School construction is scheduled to be completed by September 2022. Construction zones have been separated from student areas and our maintenance and operations staff have worked diligently to prepare the classrooms and common areas for the return of students and staff.

Having our students back in the school full time will be an adjustment for all so let’s continue our partnership to make the 2021-22 school year the best it can be for our students! We must always be one Wayne-Westland Community Schools because Great Futures Start Right Here. For more information, visit the Welcome Back to School section of our website.

Sincerely,

John Dignan, Ed.D.
Superintendent

 





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William D. Ford Career-Technical Center

36455 Marquette
Westland, MI 48185

Phone: 734-419-2100
Fax: 734-419-2069

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7:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

 

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  • 7 December
    • JGHS 10th Grade Tours 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
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      Date: Dec 7
      Time: 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
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    • JGHS 10th Grade Tours 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
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      Date: Dec 8
      Time: 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
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  • 9 December
    • WMHS 10th Grade Tours 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
      WMHS 10th Grade Tours
      Date: Dec 9
      Time: 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
      Calendar: William D. Ford Career Technical Center
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    • WMHS 10th Grade Tours 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
      WMHS 10th Grade Tours
      Date: Dec 10
      Time: 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
      Calendar: William D. Ford Career Technical Center
  • 14 December
    • Holiday Lunch 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
      Holiday Lunch
      Date: Dec 14
      Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
      Location: Cafe' Marquette
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Website Accessibility

Website Accessibility Policy 

Wayne-Westland Community Schools (“District”) is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. All pages on the District’s website will conform to the W3C WAI’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA conformance, or updated equivalents of those guidelines. The District will continue to test future releases/updates of its website and remains committed to maintaining its compliance and serving the widest possible audience. To this end, the District will perform periodic accessibility audits of its website.

Please report any concerns on the Accessibility Concerns page. 

Web Accessibility Coordinator:
Scott Mastenbrook
734 419-2009
MastenbrookS@wwcsd.net