Friday, June 30, 2017

Summer News and Notes

The 2016-17 School Year Is In the Books

The time between the last day of classes and June 30th are always filled with deadlines and a flurry of business activities.  Honestly, it is not the best part of my job.  However, this year was a bit different.  Last week ended with three pieces of really good news that I wanted to share before July takes ahold of you and school is a distant memory.

1.  The teachers and the Board of Education worked out a two-year calendar for your planning convenience!  The 2017-18 and 2108-19 school calendars will be made available for viewing in the coming week.
2.  $1 Million Dollars! Our fund balance crested the $1,000,000 mark.  I cannot emphasize how incredible this accomplishment is. Very few school districts rebound in the fashion we have. I am proud to be a part of this district and community.
3.  No more Focus School!  I received news this week from the Michigan Department of Education that Whitmore Lake Elementary was released from its status as a Focus School. Congratulations to Mrs. Wanamaker and her staff.

On behalf of the Board of Education and our collective staff, I wish the students of Whitmore Lake Public Schools and their families an enjoyable summer.  Next time you hear from me will be in the Back to School Guide slated to be made available the first week of August.

This is a great summer to be a Trojan!

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