Friday, May 6, 2016

News and Notes: Volume 2, Number 29

Multimedia Students' "E" Whitmore Lake Exclusive Interview
In a galaxy, not so far away, just on Whitmore Lake Rd. in fact, a group of seniors and freshman in Ms. Gordon's multimedia class teamed up to create a video project of epic proportion. The stars were able to take some time out of their busy schedules to sit down with our Community Relations and Recreation Director, Maria Carter-Ewald, for a special "E" Whitmore Lake exclusive interview.
Thanks to seniors Max Shew and Nathan Roman and freshman Nathan Shew, Matt Schwennesen, Travis Wilson and Kevin LaMont for giving WLPS the exclusive coverage. Keep an eye out for the upcoming trailer, release date TBD.

Super Science Day at WLPS
Biology, ecology, physics, chemistry, math, you name it, our students experienced hands-on activities exploring each of those subjects during a special assembly yesterday courtesy of the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. Broken up into 4 different sections, 5th-8th traveled from table to table in the WLHS gym in one hour, each table containing an engaging science-related activity facilitated by a WLHS Key Club member or Kiwanis volunteer. Some stations which stood out as students' favorites included oobleck, building a boat, poking pencils through a bag of water and making things explode. You can see all these activities in action in the assembly photo album HERE.
Thanks to the support of the Whitmore Lake Kiwanis and a $200 grant from the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, this engaging and beneficial program was at very little cost to the district. Eric Kobeck, WLHS teacher who coordinated bringing the program to the district and received the grant, said programs like this are invaluable because they give our students opportunities to have experiences we might not have the classroom time to dedicate to or the equipment or funding to make possible.

Thank you to Mr. Kobeck for his efforts in making the Super Science Day possible, to Whitmore Lake Kiwanis and Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum for their support and our Key Club students for volunteering. We look forward to bringing this program back year after year for our students.

Teacher Appreciation Week
This week, in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, we highlighted some testimonials from students, past and present, expressing appreciation for our staff. In case you didn't catch them all on our Facebook page, I wanted to share a few here. I know our teaching staff is the best. But to be able to hear it from our students too, is an extra-special treat. 

Our teachers...another reason why it is a great day to be a Trojan.

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