January 20, 2023

Dear Families,

We hope you have a fantastic weekend! This memo is filled with important information. Please take the time to read all sections so you are up to date with current information.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to one of us directly at eatone@wwcsd.net or bukoskysm@wwcsd.net.


Erin Eaton & Stacie Bukosky

NWEA Testing

NWEA testing begins next week. Students will test in ELA, Math and Science over the next three weeks. We are encouraging students to try their best when they are testing.

Students will earn one raffle ticket for each goal they reach and have the chance to win gift cards. We are also in a competition with our middle schools and looking to earn the title of CHAMPION again! The school with the most growth gets bragging rights and takes home the trophy. Take a peek at our hype video here.

Congratulations to our 2023 NJHS Inductees!

Solo and Ensemble

Congratulations to Jessicah Chiles, who received a rating of 1 (Superior), the highest rating achievable, at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) District 12 Solo & Ensemble Festival.

MSBOA Solo & Ensemble Festival is an opportunity for individual students from member schools to perform a selection of their choice for adjudication. In addition, students or groups earning a Superior rating are qualified for State Solo & Ensemble Festival, which is held in March.

Ten Facts About School Attendance

  • Absenteeism in the first month of school can predict poor attendance throughout the school year. Half the students who miss 2-4 days in September go on to miss nearly a month of school. Read more…

  • Over 8 million U.S. students miss nearly a month of school each year. Read more…

  • Absenteeism and its ill effects start early. One in 10 kindergarten and first grade students are chronically absent. Read more…

  • Poor attendance can influence whether children read proficiently by the end of third grade or be held back. Read more…

  • By 6th grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school. Read more…

  • Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school, or about 18 days in most school districts, negatively affects a student’s academic performance. That’s just two days a month and that’s known as chronic absence. Read more…

  • Students who live in communities with high levels of poverty are four times more likely to be chronically absent than others often for reasons beyond their control, such as unstable housing, unreliable transportation and a lack of access to health care. Read more…

  • When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating. Read more…

  • Attendance improves when schools engage students and parents in positive ways and when schools provide mentors for chronically absent students. Read more…

  • Most school districts and states don’t look at all the right data to improve school attendance. They track how many students show up every day and how many are skipping school without an excuse, but not how many are missing so many days in excused and unexcused absence that they are headed off track academically. Read more…


Friday Night Pizza Contest

Monthly Town Hall Meetings

Each month we meet with each grade level and review expectations, discuss upcoming events and celebrate student success. Here you can view the presentation shared with our students.

One Book One School

We are excited to announce that we will once again be participating in “One Book, One School” by reading the novel, A Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. Students that choose to participate will get a copy of the book, join a Google Classroom dedicated to this and engage in discussion and activities both online and in book clubs. We are encouraging all students to participate, however want you to know it is a novel based on the gun violence epidemic in America and contains some explicit language. Please read the summary below and follow this link for more information about the novel.


Will has known about the rules ever since his childhood friend was killed on the playground, and he’s followed the first two: no crying, and no snitching. When his older brother, Shawn, is shot and killed while walking home from the store, Will knows he is expected to follow the final rule and avenge his brother’s death. He knows where Shawn keeps his gun, and he thinks he knows who the shooter is: a member of a rival gang named Riggs. Even if Will has never used a gun—never even held a gun before—rules are rules. But in the elevator on the way down to meet Riggs, Will encounters family and friends who died playing by the rules, and now Will has to decide what he is going to do when the elevator reaches its final stop.

Opt Out

If you do not want your child to receive a copy of this or participate, please complete the opt out form here.

Report Cards

Report cards will be available in Parent and Student Connection on January 23, 2023. If you need help with your log in, please contact the main office.

Parent Connection

Parent Connection is a web-based service that gives parents the ability to access student data via the Internet. Parents use a confidential personal identification number (PIN) and password to view their student’s attendance, grades, assignments and other information online.

ParentPortal Login

What information is available to parents through Parent Connection?

  • Daily Access to Student Attendance
  • Attendance is taken twice a day, morning and afternoon, at the elementary level.
  • At the secondary level, attendance is taken hourly.
  • Teachers record the daily attendance by the end of each school day.
  • Middle school and high school teachers record their grades electronically, therefore assignments and grades may be viewed using Parent Connection.
  • Student grades are not necessarily entered daily, so parents should allow a few days for the teachers to record assignment and  test grades.
  • Parents of secondary students can also view their student’s transcript, grade point average (GPA), and current schedule.

How can I register for Parent Connection?

Parents must register at each child’s building. Because of the confidential nature of the data which is accessed, parents must register in person and bring photo identification. You will be given your PIN (personal identification number) and password at the time of registration along with directions for accessing this new service.

Upcoming 8th Grade Parent Nights

Early College Information

Afterschool Mentoring Program

Adams Middle School is raising money by selling Little Caesars Pizza Kits to help pay for several things happening during the second half of the year. Funds raised will pay for:

  • Washington D.C. (Students that are going on this trip will have their profit applied towards their individual balance owed)
  • NWEA Incentives
  • Classroom Resources, Incentives and Celebrations
  • Upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
  • End of Year 8th Grade Celebration 
  • And much more!

It’s time for you, your friends, and your family to stock up with Little Caesars Pizza Kits!  Have them on hand for quick dinners, parties or entertaining!  We are asking that everyone sells two kits to help us reach our goal.


Fill out the top portion of your order form with your name and your preferred contact phone number (cell phone numbers preferred). Collect payment at the time you take orders. We accept cash, but will not accept personal checks. Order forms are coming home next week!

You may also order and pay online by credit card now!:    

  • Go to www.PizzaKit.com
  • Got to Products then click on Shop
  • Select Ship My Order to the Group (All Kits ordered online are delivered to Adams on delivery day.)

Our Fundraiser ID # is 419253

Fundraiser start date:

Online starts NOW! Orders forms were sent home this week. Payment will be due January 29, 2023 (Late orders will NOT be accepted.)

Week of Pizza Kit Pickup:

February 13, 2023 (Just in time to have on hand for mid-winter break)!


Adams Middle School – More info to come regarding the exact time pickup will take place. We will ask that you please pick up your Pizza Kits as soon as possible the day of as we do not have onsite storage. We are not responsible for orders that are not picked up on delivery day.

Volunteers Needed!  

We’ll also need several helpers on the day of delivery to help sort orders.  Please  look for more details soon!

Thank you for your support and participation! 

Mental Health Support

Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential service provided by Wayne-Westland Community Schools. This is a free service to students, families and staff. Care Solace helps connect individuals to mental health or substance abuse providers. They will call providers, verify insurance and help to make appointments. Contact Care Solace by calling 888-515-0595 or visiting caresolace.com/wwcsd and click “Book Appointment.” Support is available 24 hours a day 365 day a year in any language.

Friendly Reminders:

  • If you need to pick up your child from school early, please do so by 2:00 pm as the office gets very busy at the end of the day
  • You will be required to show your ID upon entering the building and we ask that you please do not allow anyone else to follow in behind you and please make sure the door closes behind you
  • You will not be able to enter the building during passing time, at arrival or dismissal. You will need to wait until our hallways are clear before entering
  • You are not permitted in the hallways. You will be required to wait in the office until your appointment time or your child is ready to go home

Safety is our number one priority. We appreciate you helping us keep our students safe.

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Wayne-Westland Community Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, height, weight, marital status, genetic information or any other legally protected characteristic, in its programs and activities, including inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:  Title VI Coordinator: John Besek; Title II Coordinator: Kim Markey; Title IX Coordinators: John Besek; Section 504 Coordinator: John Besek.  All complaints may be addressed to 36745 Marquette St., Westland, MI 48185.

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