Friday, September 23, 2016

News and Notes: 3.3

You can't turn on any television, radio, podcast, you name it, without hearing about the upcoming presidential election on November 8. And with an important vote on a sinking fund for the district, not a day goes by that we don't think about the local elections up for vote as well.

If you haven't familiarized yourself with the sinking fund proposal by checking out the documents on our website, or if you are looking for additional information in a quick and easy way, we have a great event coming up.  Next Tuesday, September 27, 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m., simply visit our Facebook page from the comfort of your own home, at your kids soccer practice, or anywhere you choose for a Facebook Live! Question and Answer session with me on the upcoming vote. I'll be answering questions submitted in advance HERE; and, if time allows, I will take questions posted in the comments of the video as well. Can't listen at that time? Just check out the page at your convenience, as the video will be posted for later viewing.

I hope you will tune in.

Trojan Pride
I want to take some time to recognize a few alumni and past staff members who continue to make WLPS proud. We shared this information on our Facebook page, already, but I found it important to highlight it here as well. Dan Houghton, Class of 2002, was promoted to Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy on Saturday, September 17 at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. We shared Dan's military story in our special series honoring WLHS service men and women last year. You can read more about his impressive military experience here. We humbly thank him, and his family, for his continued service to our country, and congratulate him on such an impressive accomplishment.

Two recent graduates, Zac Bowen and Arthur Sutherland (pictured to the left), Class of 2016, kicked off their military career by graduating from boot camp this past weekend as well, becoming the newest members of the United States Marine Corp. Join me in congratulating them on their accomplishment and thanking them for their commitment to our country.

And last but not least, past Whitmore Lake Middle School science teacher, Mike Krebill, best known to students for his dandelion donuts and sumac tea and engaging lessons, is sharing his knowledge world-wide with the release of his upcoming book. The Scouts Guide to Wild Edibles is set to release November 15, 2016 and is available for pre-order on Amazon, so make sure to reserve your copy! We congratulate him on this accomplishment, another feather to add to his pretty full cap.

If you have a WLHS alumni whose accomplishments we should highlight, please submit information HERE. We not only love to share it with our community, but their stories are particularly inspiring for our current students who see a real-life example of the success that comes out of an exceptional, personalized education at WLPS.

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