Western and HOME.FM have teamed up to show appreciation for the hard working substitute teachers in our school district. Nominations are being taking for your favorite SUB.....substitute teacher that is. Ten (10) substitute teachers will be awarded a $50 Subway gift card if they receive the most votes/nominations. Check out the following link for more information: http://home.fm/subsforsubs/
Starting with the 2016-2017 school year, school districts in Michigan must provide a minimum of 180 days of student instruction. For many districts including Western, this means having to add days onto their existing calendars. Over a year ago, the superintendents in Jackson County and their boards of education began talking about developing a "common calendar" for the county. After much discussion and receiving a waiver from the the State of Michigan to start before Labor Day, the common calendar for Jackson County is becoming a reality. We are very aware that not everyone likes the notion of starting school before Labor Day, but for many of us this is returning to what was done prior to the 2006 legislation. Regardless, the 180 day requirement exists and whether we add time onto the beginning or end of the school year it will shorten summer vacation.
8:30 am - 3:35 pm 8:30 am - 2:35 pm (Early Release Wednesdays) 8:30 am - 12:05 pm (Half-Days)
If you didn't get a chance to order a yearbook for your student the first time around, you now have the opportunity to order one ON LINE ONLY until April 14th. Please click here for more information.
Western Youth League - Baseball & Softball
For more information on registration for the Western Youth League, please click here.
Technology Lab Equipment
If you are interested in purchasing some of the innovative equipment that is used in Mrs. Walker's Technology class, please click here.
WINTER MUSIC PROGRAM
The Winter Music Program, for Kindergarten, Second and Fourth graders, will be Thursday, February 2nd. The program will be at the Community Arts Center and will begin at 7:00 pm.
EARLY RELEASE WEDNESDAYS
Early Release Wednesdays:
Starting Wednesday, Sept 7th until June 7th, every Wednesday school will dismiss at 2:35pm.
Please join us for the monthly PTO meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The meetings are held in the library at 7:00 pm. This is a great way to get involved with our school. We hope to see you there!!!