Week of January 27, 2020

Staff Corner

Meet Mrs. Rummel!  She has been a building overload aide at Adams for the past five years.  She spends a portion of her day in the office as well answering phones.

She has five children, a Senior, Junior, Sophomore, Freshman, and 6th grader!  In her free time she enjoys time with family, reading, cooking, and watching her kids play sports.

Adams Gear Online Store

We are pleased to announce that we have an online store open for Adams gear.  If you are interested, please follow the link below.  We have a few shirts on site that can be purchased for $10.00 (cash only).  Drop by the office to check them out!

Adams Online Store

Phone Calls

Please know that anytime you call the office, teachers and administration may not be available to speak to you immediately.  It is important that we do not interrupt the instruction occurring in classes or disrupt meetings occurring.  Although we understand your need is extremely important, please be patient and know that our days are filled with staff working diligently to ensure our students are thriving in a safe, effective learning environment.

Our secretary will gladly take a detailed message for any staff member and ensure he or she receives it.  Your call will be returned as soon as possible in a 24 hour time frame, unless of course an emergency situation requires immediate attention.

Fundraising Opportunity

Fundraiser materials were sent home on Friday.  If you are able to participate, we encourage you to!  All money that we raise benefits our students directly.  We use the funds raised to purchase classroom materials, rewards for students, and more!  See below for additional information.

Fundraiser Information

WWCSD APP for IPhone and Android

We want to provide information to our students and families in multiple, useful ways.  We have added an App for that!  The WWCS App gives you quick one and two tap access to your most searched for and desired content!  Use the links below to download it for your iPhone and Android devices today.  Check out the features below.


News – Quick access to the @WWCSD Facebook feed where we post daily district information.

Calendar – Subscribe to calendars for individual schools, the District or our Board of Education.

Schools – Direct links to your school website.

Staff – Use our Staff Directory to search the names of staff for their direct email link.

More… – 13 more features for you to explore.


Call Us – Instant Tap to Call phone numbers for all WWCS Schools.

School Contact Information – Beyond phone calls, you can see addresses and tap to allow for GPS Directions to your desired school.

MISTAR – Quickly access the ParentConnection or StudentConnection portals.

Lunch Menus – Quick links to the lunch menus for all schools.

Bus Routes – While Bus Routes are posted via MISTAR, we provide information about the Here Comes The Bus App.

Report Safety / Bullying – Use this feature to quickly report your safety and bullying concerns. It can be used anonymously.

Click and Fix – Select your location, describe the problem, take a photo of the issue and Submit. We will take care of the rest!

Crisis Support Numbers – When you need a place to turn to talk, we have listed some helpful resources for your needs.

Follow Our Social Media – A handy list of all Social Media feeds from our schools. Find a school to follow!

Transcripts & District Forms – Some of the most searched for district forms all in one location.

Staff Door – Employee access to staff resources.

Share App – Easily share the app with friends and family so everyone can stay up to date with WWCS.

News Alerts – A quick link to the District News Alerts.

Download the App

Download via: iPhone  Android

Next Early Release Day

February 4th will be the next Early Release Day.  Students will be released from school at 1:50 pm.  Please make necessary arrangements for your child.  Our transportation department will follow their normal routes, beginning at 1:50 pm.  If you pick your child up from school, please be mindful of our early release time if you need to make adjustments to your schedule.  Bright Futures will begin at 1:50 pm for those that attend.

Tutoring @ Jefferson Barnes

We will be partnering with Jefferson Barnes to provide after school tutoring for our students at NO COST.  Tutoring is available Monday-Thursday from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.  Transportation is available from Adams to Jefferson Barnes, and then back home.  In addition to tutoring, 3D printing and Robotics classes are available.  If you are interested in this service, please register using the link below.  Once you register, please call the school and let us know so we can send home a transportation permission slip, or download the form and return it to school.

Registration

Transportation Permission Slip

MIDDLE SCHOOL TRANSITION

Transition Timeline – Click Here

Upcoming Events

  • 2/4 – Early Release @ 1:50 pm
  • 2/17 – 2/21 – Mid-Winter Break

Week of January 20, 2020

Staff Corner

Meet Mrs. Lietz!  She is a graduate of Michigan State University.  Mrs. Lietz has been at Adams for five years.

She has been married to her husband for a year and a half and they are currently expecting their first child on April 10th.  They also have a dog named Smokey.

 

 

Reminder – No School MLK Day

There will be no school on Monday, January 20, 2020 in honor of MLK Day.

Superintendent Search

The Wayne-Westland Community Schools Board of Education is searching for a new Superintendent of Schools. The Michigan Leadership Institute has been engaged with the Board to find the best possible candidate for the position. The Board is asking for community input to assist them in setting the criteria for the next Superintendent.  On Tuesday 1/21/20 at 6:00 PM you are invited to assist in developing the criteria for the next superintendent at the Board of Education.  If you are unable to attend, please share your input using the link below.

Superintendent Survey

Adams Open House for 2020/2021 School Year

Do you know a student scheduled to be attending Adams next year?  If so, please share that we will be hosting an Open House on January 21, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.  Families may drop in at any time during the time frame.  Adams swag will be provided!  This event is for new families  transitioning to Adams for the 2020/2021 school year only!  Follow the link below for more information!

Adams Open House

Spelling Bee Champs

Congratulations to Logan Talbert, Madelyn Dershinski, Tracy Phan and Kenleigh Ball.  These students will compete in the District Spelling Bee on February 6, 2020 at Adams.

Dressing for the Weather

Please ensure that your child has his or her coat and appropriate footwear for outdoor recess during the winter months.  If this is something that your child does not have, please contact us so we can help!

Fundraising Opportunity

We will be sending home our next fundraiser information on Friday.  If you are able to participate, we encourage you to!  All money that we raise benefits our students directly.  We use the funds raised to purchase classroom materials, rewards for students, and more!

Ann Arbor Hands on Museum Virtual Learning

Students learned how wind is harnessed and transformed into electricity through this virtual learning lesson provided by the AAHOM.  Students built wind turbines after learning about effective wind turbine design.

Wind turbine design!

Next Early Release Day

February 4th will be the next Early Release Day.  Students will be released from school at 1:50 pm.  Please make necessary arrangements for your child.  Our transportation department will follow their normal routes, beginning at 1:50 pm.  If you pick your child up from school, please be mindful of our early release time if you need to make adjustments to your schedule.  Bright Futures will begin at 1:50 pm for those that attend.

Tutoring @ Jefferson Barnes

We will be partnering with Jefferson Barnes to provide after school tutoring for our students at NO COST.  Tutoring is available Monday-Thursday from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.  Transportation is available from Adams to Jefferson Barnes, and then back home.  In addition to tutoring, 3D printing and Robotics classes are available.  If you are interested in this service, please register using the link below.  You will be contacted soon with information regarding the start of the program.

Registration

MIDDLE SCHOOL TRANSITION

Transition Timeline – Click Here

Upcoming Events

  • 1/20 – No School, MLK Day
  • 2/4 – Early Release @ 1:50 pm
  • 2/17 – 2/21 – Mid-Winter Break

Week of January 13, 2020

Superintendent Search

On Thursday 1/16/20 and Tuesday 1/21/20 at 6:00 PM you are invited to assist in developing the criteria for the next superintendent.  If you are unable to attend, please share your input using the link below.

Staff Corner

Meet Taylor Davis!  Taylor serves as the Bright Futures site coordinator at Adams.  She began with Bright Futures in 2011, left for Cleveland in 2016 to work for a non-profit, and then returned to the district in 2018 with the program.

Taylor graduated from the University of Michigan, and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree at Eastern Michigan University.

Taylor has one brother and three foster siblings.  In her free time, she enjoys watching Netflix and sports.

Adams Open House for 2020/2021 School Year

Do you know a student scheduled to be attending Adams next year?  If so, please share that we will be hosting an Open House on January 21, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.  Families may drop in at any time during the time frame.  Adams swag will be provided!  This event is for new families  transitioning to Adams for the 2020/2021 school year only!  Follow the link below for more information!

Adams Open House

Parent Connection

What is 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.

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.

Grades (Secondary)

-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.

Your Students’s Demographic Information

-Access to keep vital information current (address, phone, date of birth, etc.)

Lunchtime Food Selections

-View the actual lunch selections made by your student as well as any snacks purchased on their card.

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.

What if I have questions?

If you have any questions, please contact our office.

Parent Portal Login

 

Next Early Release Day

February 4th will be the next Early Release Day.  Students will be released from school at 1:50 pm.  Please make necessary arrangements for your child.  Our transportation department will follow their normal routes, beginning at 1:50 pm.  If you pick your child up from school, please be mindful of our early release time if you need to make adjustments to your schedule.  Bright Futures will begin at 1:50 pm for those that attend.

Tutoring @ Jefferson Barnes

We will be partnering with Jefferson Barnes to provide after school tutoring for our students at NO COST.  Tutoring is available Monday-Thursday from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.  Transportation is available from Adams to Jefferson Barnes, and then back home.  In addition to tutoring, 3D printing and Robotics classes are available.  If you are interested in this service, please register using the link below.

Registration

Schools of Choice

Enrollment Information for Schools of Choice

What is Schools of Choice?

Wayne-Westland Community Schools will offer district residents a Schools of Choice program for the 2020-2021 year for students in kindergarten through grade twelve. The Schools of Choice program provides parents the opportunity to move their child from one school to another within the boundaries of the school district PROVIDED there is room available in the school.

  • 2019-2020 Second Semester Intra-County School of Choice Application
    Applications will be accepted in person only January 6, 2020, through January 17, 2020, to the Department of Instruction at the District’s Administrative Offices located at 36745 Marquette in Westland. Applications cannot be turned into the schools.
  • 2020-2021 In District School of Choice Applications will be accepted January 24, 2020 through March 2, 2020 at the District’s Administrative Offices at 36745 Marquette in Westland.

If you would like to be contacted about Schools of Choice information, please complete the form below:

School of Choice Information Contact Form 

What to Bring/Enrollment Process

Please pre-register online. Once you have done this bring your supporting documents, listed below, into the Department of Instruction to complete the registration process.

To start the Enrollment Process, you must pre-enroll your child/ren online. Please check the “What to Bring” section below for all of the documents that must be provided in order to enroll your child/ren. A parent or legal guardian must complete enrollment in person at the Wayne-Westland Community Schools Education Center, 36745 Marquette, Westland, MI 48185.

MIDDLE SCHOOL TRANSITION

Transition Timeline – Click Here

Upcoming Events

  • 1/17 – Half Day, Dismissal @ 11:10 am
  • 1/20 – No School, MLK Day
  • 2/4 – Early Release @ 1:50 pm
  • 2/17 – 2/21 – Mid-Winter Break

Week of January 6, 2020

Happy New Year!  We hope you were able to enjoy time with family and friends this holiday season and get some rest!  We look forward to an amazing year with you and your student.

Early Release Day

Tuesday January 7th is an Early Release Day.  Students will be released from school at 1:50 pm.  Please make necessary arrangements for your child.  Our transportation department will follow their normal routes, beginning at 1:50 pm.  If you pick your child up from school, please be mindful of our early release time if you need to make adjustments to your schedule.  Bright Futures will begin at 1:50 pm for those that attend.

Tutoring @ Jefferson Barnes

We will be partnering with Jefferson Barnes to provide after school tutoring for our students at NO COST.  Tutoring is available Monday-Thursday from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.  Transportation is available from Adams to Jefferson Barnes, and then back home.  In addition to tutoring, 3D printing and Robotics classes are available.  If you are interested in this service, please register using the link below.

Registration

PBIS Expectations

Please take time to review the school expectations with your child.  We will be doing the same in the classroom to ensure we start the year on the right foot.

School-Wide Expectations

Here Comes The Bus App

Wayne-Westland Community Schools has partnered with Here Comes the Bus to offer families an app that will help avoid students and parents from waiting too long for the bus. Here Comes the Bus allows parents to see where their child’s bus is along the route and when it will be at their bus stop.

Wondering where the bus is? Now you’ll know.

  • See real-time map locations for your student’s buses
  • Get push-notifications when the bus gets close by
  • Get everyone to the stop at the right time, every time

Sign up for Here Comes the Bus™

  1. Visit herecomesthebus.com
  2. Click the “Sign Up” button
  3. Enter school code 87839 and click “Next” followed by “Confirm”
  4. Complete the “User Profile” box
  5. Under “My Students,” click “Add.” Enter your child’s last name and student ID number
  6. Once you confirm your information, you’re ready to begin using Here Comes the Bus!

Schools of Choice

Enrollment Information for Schools of Choice

What is Schools of Choice?

Wayne-Westland Community Schools will offer district residents a Schools of Choice program for the 2020-2021 year for students in kindergarten through grade twelve. The Schools of Choice program provides parents the opportunity to move their child from one school to another within the boundaries of the school district PROVIDED there is room available in the school.

  • 2019-2020 Second Semester Intra-County School of Choice Application
    Applications will be accepted in person only January 6, 2020, through January 17, 2020, to the Department of Instruction at the District’s Administrative Offices located at 36745 Marquette in Westland. Applications cannot be turned into the schools.
  • 2020-2021 In District School of Choice Applications will be accepted January 24, 2020 through March 2, 2020 at the District’s Administrative Offices at 36745 Marquette in Westland.

If you would like to be contacted about Schools of Choice information, please complete the form below:

School of Choice Information Contact Form 

What to Bring/Enrollment Process

Please pre-register online. Once you have done this bring your supporting documents, listed below, into the Department of Instruction to complete the registration process.

To start the Enrollment Process, you must pre-enroll your child/ren online. Please check the “What to Bring” section below for all of the documents that must be provided in order to enroll your child/ren. A parent or legal guardian must complete enrollment in person at the Wayne-Westland Community Schools Education Center, 36745 Marquette, Westland, MI 48185.

 

OK2SAY is the student safety program which allows students to confidentially report tips on potential harm or criminal activities directed at school students, school employees, and schools. OK2SAY is a nationally recognized program giving students the tools to set up and speak out when they are concerned about their safety or the safety of another.

Use OK2SAY to report tips related to:

  • Bullying / Cyberbullying
  • Self-Harm
  • Anxiety, Stress and Depression
  • Suicide
  • Drug / Alcohol Abuse
  • Weapon Possession
  • Assault
  • And Other Concerns

Tips can be submitted 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week by telephone, text message, email, mobile app, or via the OK2SAY website.

MIDDLE SCHOOL TRANSITION

Transition Timeline – Click Here

Upcoming Events

  • 1/6 – School Resumes
  • 1/7 -Early Release @ 1:50 pm
  • 1/17 – Half Day, Dismissal @ 11:10 am
  • 1/20 – No School, MLK Day
  • 2/4 – Early Release @ 1:50 pm
  • 2/17 – 2/21 – Mid-Winter Break

Week of December 16, 2019

We would like to wish all of you a very happy holiday season.  This will be the last memo until January 4th, just before returning from break.  Keep in mind that Friday, December 20th is our last day before winter recess.  School will resume on January 6, 2020!

Staff Corner

Please meet Mrs. Bailey, our office secretary.  This is 3rd year at Adams and in the school district.

She is passionate about singing and dancing.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family.

Working at Adams has been such a joy for her.  The highlight of her day is the time she gets to spend talking with our students and families.

 

Shop with a Hero

Thank you to Westland Meijer, Westland PD, and Westland FD for giving some of our lucky Eagles a chance to “Shop with a Hero” on December 11th.  This generosity is appreciated beyond words.

Contact Information

If you have new contact information, please call the office at 734-419-2375 to update this.  If you have a change in address, accompanying paperwork will be needed to verify the address change.  Thank you to all of those that have taken care of this already!

Tutoring @ Jefferson Barnes

We will be partnering with Jefferson Barnes to provide after school tutoring for our students at NO COST.  Tutoring is available Monday-Thursday from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM.  Transportation is available from Adams to Jefferson Barnes, and then back home.  In addition to tutoring, 3D printing and Robotics classes are available.  If you are interested in this service, please register using the link below.

Registration

Food Boxes

Several families expressed an interest in a food box to have over the winter break.  These can be picked up from the Family Resource Center if you received a confirmation email from Mrs. Eaton.  Thank you!

PBIS Expectations

As we approach the holiday season, students get excited and we tend to see a rise in behavior issues.  We are asking that you spend time with your student reviewing the school-wide expectations that all are expected to follow.  Please follow the link below to access our expectations matrix.  Thank you for your support.

School-Wide Expectations

MIDDLE SCHOOL TRANSITION

Transition Timeline – Click Here

Upcoming Events

  • 12/20 – Last Day of School
  • 12/23 – 1/5 – Winter Recess
  • 1/6 – School Resumes

Week of December 9, 2019

Thank you for all of your support at conferences this week.  It is so important that we work together to ensure each child reaches his or her full potential socially, emotionally, and academically.  We appreciate you and look forward to our continued partnership with you throughout the remainder of this year!

Staff Corner

We would like to introduce you to Mr. Saxe, our band, choir and strings music teacher.  Mr. Saxe has been a teacher for 4 years.  This is his 3rd year at Adams.  He is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University.

Outside of work, Mr. Saxe enjoys walking his dog Parker, and playing with his cat Obi.

Holiday Night at the Museum

The Wayne Historical Society invites you to this holiday event in Downtown Wayne.  It will take place December 7th, from 5:30 – 8:00.  There will be music, a Christmas market, Santa, a petting farm, and much more!

#GoodNewsCallOfTheDay

PBIS Expectations

As we approach the holiday season, students get excited and we tend to see a rise in behavior issues.  We are asking that you spend time with your student reviewing the school-wide expectations that all are expected to follow.  Please follow the link below to access our expectations matrix.  Thank you for your support.

School-Wide Expectations

MIDDLE SCHOOL TRANSITION

Transition Timeline – Click Here

Upcoming Events

  • 12/20 – Last Day of School
  • 12/23 – 1/5 – Winter Recess
  • 1/6 – School Resumes

Week of December 2, 2019

We hope all of our families were able to enjoy Thanksgiving with family and friends!  We are grateful for you and the continued support you provide.

Staff Corner

Please meet Ms. McDonald.  This is her 2nd year teaching 6th grade at Adams.  She is a recent graduate of Eastern Michigan University.

She is an avid hunter, and enjoys reading, especially A Series of Unfortunate Events.  She is a huge Red Wings fan, and enjoys a good concert now and then.

Conferences/Half Days

Conferences will be held on December 3rd and 5th.  Your child’s teacher has been working to schedule these.  On both days. we will have half days and your child will be dismissed at 11:10 AM.

Middle School Transition

Transition Timeline – Click Here

Middle School Transition Survey – Click Here

Cards for Troops/Veterans

Our art teacher in partnership with Allstate worked with our art club students and staff to create holiday cards to be sent to veterans and troops who are not home for the holidays.  It was an easy service project for our students and staff to be part of!

Book Fair

Our book fair will kick off on December 3rd.  More information will be sent home soon including your child’s time to shop!

Upcoming Events

  • 12/20 – Last Day of School before winter recess
  • 12/23 – 1/5 – Winter recess
  • 1/6 – School Resumes

Week of November 25, 2019

Staff Corner

Please meet Mrs. Mezigian.  She is currently a resource room teacher at Adams.  She has been with the district for 19 years in various roles.  She is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and Madonna University.

She has two children, a freshman and senior in high school.  She loves to BBQ, is a Michigan football fan, and loves to spend warm weather weekends with her friends and family.

If you see her, wish her a Happy Birthday!  She turns 50 on Sunday!

Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser Pick-Up

Bread and butter pick up will be on Monday.  You may pick this up after school from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.  If the order is small, we will send it with your child.

Middle School Transition Forums

  • November 25th @ 8:15 AM – Adams Upper Elementary School

Middle School Transition Survey – Click Here

Food Drive

Thank you for all of your donations!  Mrs. Bossio’s class collected the most food and earned a pizza party!  Thanks to you, the food pantry is restocked.

Stuff the Bus

Please help us stuff the bus on November 29-30th from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. New, unwrapped toys will be collected at the Walmart locations below.

  • 39500 Ford Rd., Canton
  • 45555 Michigan Ave., Canton

Lunch with the Bus Drivers

Each month, our amazing bus drivers are stopping in to eat lunch and build relationships with the students!  Giant Jenga, cornhole, and playing the guitar were a few activities they provided this month!

Upcoming Events

  • 11/27 – Half Day, Dismissal @ 11:10 AM
  • 11/28-11/29 – No School
  • 12/2 – School Resumes
  • 12/3 – Conferences
  • 12/5 – Conferences