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WAYLAND UNION SCHOOLS

A publication of Wayland Union Schools

&

GREEN

WHITE November 2011 Fall 2010

Wayland Union Education Foundation Awards $18,000 in Innovation Grants

Shown back row (L-R): Laura Pillars, Amy Hielkema, Amy Huyck, Travis Jonker, Mellissa Kuipers and Katrina Brown. Front row: Jill Hood, Dana Omness and Tessa Potgeter. Not shown: Leigh Ann McBride.

The Wayland Union Education Foundation awarded $18,000 in Innovation Grants this year with the majority going towards new technology in the classrooms. Here is a list of the award winners and a brief description of each project: Katrina Brown, 1st grade teacher from Baker Elementary individual MP3 players for a listening library. Amy Hielkema, Laura Pillars, and Jill Hood, 2nd grade teachers from Dorr Elementary Apple iPad’s for literacy instruction. Travis Jonker and Amy Huyck, Media Specialists - Nook eReaders and eBooks. Melissa Kuipers, 8th grade Language Arts - Kindle eReaders. Leigh Ann McBride, High School Dance/PE teacher - guest Master Dance teachers for instructing diverse dance styles. Dana Omness, 8th grade Science teacher - 20 iPod touch and a MacBook Pro Computer. Tessa Potgeter, High School English Language Arts teacher - rewards for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) that include food items, iPod, mp3 player, video games, a TV, and gift cards. The W.U.E.F. also awarded three National Teacher Conference grants to Katrina Brown, Rhonda Hulbert, and Robyn Robinson. Additional grants will be awarded in the spring.

TABLE OF CONTENTS 02

CONTACT INFORMATION

03

DISTRICT NEWS

04

DORR ELEMENTARY

05

BAKER ELEMENTARY

06

STEEBY ELEMENTARY

07

PINE STREET ELEMENTARY

08

MIDDLE SCHOOL

09

HIGH SCHOOL

10-11 COMMUNITY EDUCATION 12

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

IMPORTANT DATES Nov. 24 & 25 thanksgiving break Dec. 2 Report cards sent home Dec. 19 - Jan. 2 Winter Break Jan. 3 School resumes Jan. 23 P/T Conf. High School jan. 24 P/T Conf. Middle School feb. 17 Mid-winter Break Mar 30-Apr. 6 spring break june 8 last day of school Half Day for students


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From the Superintendent... Fall Greetings!

CONTACT INFORMATION

Our school year is off to a wonderful beginning. This

District Website

we receive, the students you put in our care who are

is due to the strong parental and community support

www.wayland.k12.mi.us

eager to learn, and our dedicated staff who strive

Administrative Offices 850 E. Superior Street, Wayland

daily to Challenge, Inspire, and Contribute to each 269.792.2181

269.792.9208

Dorr Elementary (PreK-4) 4159 - 18th Street, Dorr

616.681.9637

Steeby Elementary (3-4) 435 E. Superior Street, Wayland

Contributing to our tradition of excellence is our work to critically examine school programs through the School Improvement process. Our district meet regularly to guide the continuous growth of our district’s academic and co-curricular programs. We strive to develop the finest students who

269.792.1127

Wayland Union Middle School (7-8) 701 Wildcat Drive, Wayland

excellence!

team includes teachers, administrators, parents, and Board trustees who 269.792.2281

Pine Street Elementary (5-6) 201 Pine Street, Wayland

student’s success in a safe and secure environment.

Working together, Wayland Union Schools will continue its tradition of

Baker Elementary (PreK-2) 507 W. Sycamore Street, Wayland

Mr. Norm Taylor

269.792.2306

are both college and career ready upon graduation. Part of this process will soon include a district survey, currently being developed, asking for your input on a variety of topics. Please monitor our district website and Facebook page for more details once the survey is released.

Wayland Union High School (9-12) 870 E. Superior Street, Wayland

269.792.2254

spend more quality time together. Several themes you will see throughout

Career Connections Academy 870 E. Superior Street, Wayland

In anticipation of the coming holiday seasons, we hope your family can

269.792.2254

our schools again this year are their efforts to brighten the holidays for those who could use a boost in spirits. A variety of food and clothing

Community Education 435 E. Superior Street, Wayland

269.792.9153

Dining Services

269.792.3150

drives will be taking place in the coming weeks by our students through their classes and clubs. Any support you could provide will be greatly appreciated by many. We desire to reciprocate the good stewardship you

324 W. Sycamore Street, Wayland

have shown to our school district, staff, and students by giving back to our

Special Programs

local families through community service programs.

851 Wildcat Drive, Wayland

269.792.3069

Another effort that our staff generously contributes toward is the annual

Transportation Department 851 Wildcat Drive, Wayland

269.792.2262

Welcoming Schools 435 E. Superior Street, Wayland

United Way campaign and its support of early childhood literacy through the Imagination Library initiative that sends books monthly to children age birth-five. For 2011, our staff contributed over $7,000 (our greatest

269.792.9153

For Families new to the district and/or with children age birth to five.

contribution to date!) to support the needs of children and families of Wayland Union Schools and Allegan County.

Board of Education Gary Wood Don Borgic Shelly Whitley Nancy Thelen Jon Carroll Theresa Dobry Jeff Salisubry

President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Trustee Trustee Trustee

We appreciate your on-going support of our students, staff, and schools. We work daily to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us – most notably the young people of our communities. Best wishes for a blessed holiday season to you and your family!

Wayland Union Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, height, weight, or marital status in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Superintendent Norm Taylor, 850 E. Superior Street, Wayland Michigan, 49348 269-792-2181.

Yours in Educational Excellence, Norman L. Taylor Superintendent 2


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DISTRICT NEWS

Students Tour District’s Recycling Center

State Assigns New MEAP Cut Scores Each year, students in grades 3-9 are required by the State

of

Michigan

to

take

the

Assessment Program (MEAP) test.

Michigan

Educational

Students are tested in

Mathematics, Reading, Writing, Science, and Social Studies. This year, the state is raising the cut score. Michigan’s previous cut scores for these state tests were set at a very basic level. Raising the cut scores will give Michigan parents and students a much better sense of whether students are adequately prepared for the next step in their education and a future career in a global economy. Michigan is one of only three states in the nation (along with New York and Tennessee) to move to this top tier level of test scoring.

Chris Nelson, Director of Dining Services, gives Steeby students from Christina Johnson’s third grade class a tour of the recycling center. Her students are responsible for gathering Steeby’s recyclable materials.

Wayland Union Schools is committed to doing their part to reduce waste and take care of the environment. They currently recycle paper, plastic, metal cans, scrap metal, and cardboard. The materials are processed at the Central Services Building on Sycamore Street in Wayland. Steeby students were recently given a tour of the facility. The recycling success is a group effort by students, food service staff, teachers and administrators. So

Five things to know about the new cut scores: 1. Each year, public school students in grades 3-9 take the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) test and 11th graders take the Michigan Merit Exam (MME). 2. The Michigan State Board of Education recently approved new MEAP and MME “cut scores” for Mathematics, Reading, Science and Social Studies. A cut score is the score that separates test takers into various categories, such as advanced, proficient, partially proficient and not proficient.

far this school year, the district has recycled over 207,484 lbs. of

3. The new cut scores are higher and “raise the bar” for our

material!

students. They are intended to be a better measure of student progress toward being career and college ready.

Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

4. While we anticipate an initial decline in the number of students

All meetings begin at 7:00pm

reported as “proficient,” we are confident this change will be

December 12, 2011

Wayland Union High School

temporary due to ongoing school improvement efforts and

870 E. Superior, Wayland

student support.

January 9, 2012

Wayland Union Middle School

701 Wildcat Dr., Wayland

February 13, 2012

Baker Elementary School

507 W. Sycamore St., Wayland Board minutes and notices can be found on the district website: www.wayland.k12.mi.us under the “Board of Education” tab. 3

5. If your student is reported as “not proficient,” it does not mean that your student isn’t gaining academic skills or is falling behind. It means that on the day of the test, your student was not yet proficient on the material being tested. Several other measures are used in our district throughout the year to insure that your student is making academic progress.


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DORR ELEMENTARY

Dorr 4th Grade Music Concert Dec. 8 FAC 7pm

Summer Reading Challenge

Dorr Book Fair is Out of this World

All of the students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade had

Mrs. Gonzales (Media aide) also known as “Stony Star” is pictured with Luke Niemchick during the Book Fair.

the opportunity to participate in the Dorr Elementary School

Dorr Elementary School Media Center held a Scholastic Book

Summer Reading Challenge. Students choosing to participate had to complete two summer reading journals to be included in a drawing to visit Craig’s Cruisers with Mr. Rutten. On October 17, 18 lucky students enjoyed this special time.

Fair in October.

The theme was “Reading is out of this

world.” Mrs. Leslie Gonzales, Media Aide, dressed up as a space character “Stony Star” to get students excited about reading and the book fair.

Fall Fun in the Pumpkin Patch! Braylen Tate,

Mrs. Raab’s Class Learns Fire Safety

Kindergarten student in Mrs. Francis’s Kindergarten class, visited the Post Farm this fall. Each student picked out a pumpkin, learned about farm animals, and enjoyed a fun filled day at the farm.

During Fire Safety Week, Mrs. Sondra Raab took her Kindergarten students to the Dorr Township Fire Station. They learned about how to stay safe if there is a fire, toured the station and fire truck. 4


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BAKER ELEMENTARY Holiday Parties Dec. 16

Field Trip to Meijer Gardens is a Great Experience!

Gym Renovation is one of Many Highlights from Baker’s Bond Project New classrooms, a secure entry, and a renovated gym mark new

three

of

the

construction

highlights and

of

Baker

renovation

Elementary’s projects.

The gym area, one of the oldest parts of the existing building, now sports adjustable baskets, new mats and flooring, and a new ceiling, thanks to renovation made possible with bond funds.

Jim Orlowski, long-time Baker physical

education teacher, is proud of how the new facility enables children to have a better physical education experience.

(L-R) Emily Drew, Simone Matice, Presley Oatmen, Jada Mohon and Rylie Steuer, all students in Lisa Neely’s 2nd grade class, enjoy a garden area at Frederick Meijer Gardens.

Mid-October is the perfect time for fall activities, so the Baker 2nd grade students took advantage of a beautiful day and great learning experience by going to the Frederick Meijer Gardens. Students were able to visit many attractions including outdoor sculptures, a re-constructed farm and a tropical greenhouse. One of the more popular sites was the DaVinci horse where

The new Taraflex floor is one of the improvements. Replacing the linoleum with a more resilient product makes a safer learning environment by reducing sliding and the probability of injury. The adjustable basketball hoops enable early elementary students to learn about the game while giving them a chance to shoot at a basket that is appropriate for their height. The overall improvements have created an environment that is better for many activities including special events and assemblies.

students were able to get a sense of the size of the work by standing under the twenty-four foot, bronze sculpture.

Lincoln Varano, a kindergarten student at Baker Elementary, shows one of the games that can be played in the newly renovated gym. 5

Eli Koskinen (left) and Logan Case, both students in Chris Fender’s 2nd grade class, shoot hoops at one of the new, adjustable basketball hoops that were part of the Baker renovation.


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STEEBY ELEMENTARY

4th Grade Lansing Trip Nov. 30th

Working on Writing Skills

Steeby Music Students Learn Rhythm Third Grade student Alan Bondarenko works on writing skills using the Focus Correction Areas (FCAs) while writing a persuasive paper.

Mr. Ted Truswell, music teacher, playing a game to teach rhythm.

In this rhythm game the students compose their own rhythm. After composing their rhythm the students call out their rhythm and ask who has another rhythm. This is all done to a given beat. If a student fails to recognize their rhythm or states the rhythm incorrectly or out of time, that students is out. To play this game the students must compose rhythms, perform rhythms, and they Students at Wayland Union Schools improve their writing skills through focused correction areas (FCAs), which means the student focuses on certain elements of writing at one time.

must stay very focused.

Persistence in Vision

Examples of an FCA might be convincing word choices for a persuasive paper. The student is graded on those FCAs for that writing assignment.

United States Map Painted on Playground

Back row (l-r) Third graders Sydney Place and Trenton Hoaglin, Front row (l-r) Marlee Funk, Christian Look, and Elijah Gamelin.

Mrs. Howell’s third grade class investigated the science concept of persistence of vision (brain holding an image for a short period of time) using half of a clown’s face combined with another half Steeby Elementary Title I Aides outline a map of the United States so students may use it to locate the states. Pictured in the photo from left to right are Tina Rooze, Nikki Witt, Mary Wangerow, and Phyllis VanderMeer.

of a clown’s face twirling on a straw. In addition, the class learned how this concept related to having a vision/goal and working persistently to achieve the goal. 6


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Skating Party Byron Center Fun Spot Dec. 1 6:30-8:30pm

Maranda Visits Pine Street

PINE STREET ELEMENTARY

Students Skype to Learn About the Great Depression

Pine Street Elementary received school supplies this year from the Maranda Tools for Schools wish list program. Mrs. Lisa Cross submitted her request this summer and in September Maranda visited the school to deliver the supplies. The students were very excited and grateful to receive the items. Thank you Maranda!!

Military Parent Delivers Flag David Merice delivered to

Pine

its time period to better develop their understanding of the

Street

characters in their current novel Bud, Not Buddy.

Elementary School. He has been in the military

The story by Christopher Paul Curtis is about a motherless boy on

for 21 years and is still

the lam from an orphanage, searching for his estranged father

serving in Afghanistan. His

daughter,

during the 1930’s in Flint, Michigan.

Abigail,

is a sixth grader at Pine

One of the ways that the students collected their research was

Street Elementary. Her

by interviewing members of the community through Skype, free

dad visited the school and

presented

online conference video phone calls. What was unique about their

an

interviewees is that they were primary resources from the Great

American Flag that was flown over a detention

David Merice and his daughter, Abigail.

facility where he worked on Veterans Day 2010. The box in which the flag is kept was made by an Afghani citizen. He presented the same display with a flag at each school in the district where his three children attend: Kayla at WUHS, Abigail at Pine Street, and Dawson at Dorr Elementary. Pine Street would like to thank David for his service and the beautiful display! 7

Near the end of September, Mrs. Kerri Bailey’s 6th grade language arts classes conducted research about the Great Depression and

a special United States flag

Sixth Grader, Hailey Schaendorf interviewing Mrs. Leona Matthyse via skype to learn more about the Great Depression.

Depression. Students were able to have real-time discussions with the community members about their lives, experiences, successes, and lessons learned during that time period. Students then used their research to develop 1930’s style newspapers, pamphlets, and flyers that resembled those that Bud would have had experience with in his childhood.


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MIDDLE SCHOOL

Middle School Teachers Awarded Grants for Kindles and iPod Touch Technology

Welcome New Middle School Staff! Cheryl

Wilson

is

teaching

computers and has over 12 years of

teaching

and

technology

experience. She will be a valuable addition to the middle school staff.

Mrs. Cheryl Wilson

Ray Fron has just joined the Special Students in Mrs. Kuipers’ class reading books on their new Kindle eReaders.

The Wayland Union Education Foundation awarded Melissa Kuipers $2,300 to help differentiate reading instruction with her students. The Kindle eReaders will give students access to electronic books at their individual reading levels and allow students to listen to curriculum required books that may be above their reading level. Auditory learners will also be able to

Education staff at the middle school. He comes to the district with a tremendous amount of experience with middle school aged students. Mr. Fron is upbeat and energetic and has done an excellent job becoming involved with the staff and students.

Mr. Ray Fron

listen to the books through the Kindle eReaders to help reach their learning needs. Additionally, ten students will be able to

Mrs.

check out the Kindle eReaders to take home on a daily or weekly

be teaching both 8th Grade

basis.

Language Arts and Spanish. Mrs.

Nikkia

Robinson

will

Robinson will be a welcomed

Dana Omness was awarded a grant for $7,426 to help transform

addition

the way students learn using technology. The grant will be used

to

an

outstanding

Language Arts department.

to purchase 20 iPod touch devices, a Bretford PowerSync Case, a MacBook Pro computer, and apps through the App Store Volume Purchase Program through Apple. Many students are driven by technology and bringing it into the classroom allows them to see

Ms. Nikkia Robinson

how it can be a tool to learning rather than just a way to chat and play games.

The Ipod touch devices

Students Skype with Spanish Speaker

brings the computer to them in a

Students in the 7th and 8th grade Spanish classes had the

pocket size device and the apps

opportunity to Skype with a Spanish speaker, Shanna Phillips.

allow teachers to personalize

Students interacted with the speaker in Spanish and also

instruction

learned about how knowing a foreign language can open career

to

create

highly

interactive classroom activities.

opportunities for them after high school and beyond. 8


HIGH SCHOOL

Homecoming 2011

National Honor Society Induction The

high

school

Homecoming

the

celebrated week

of

October 3-7. Activities included assemblies, spirit week, powder puff football game, an alumni reception, ceremony, game.

parade, and

crowning football

Tyler Fleser and Rae

Lynn Flanagan were named Homecoming King and Queen. Photo by Michael Stevens Photography.

On October 11th, 43 students from grades 11 and 12 were inducted into the National Honor Society at a ceremony held in the Fine Arts Center. Students must have a GPA of at least

Grad Party Commitee 2012 meetings are held the 1st Wed. of every month at the Transportation Bldg. at 7pm-volunteers welcome! Upcoming Fundraisers: Vendor Blender- Dec. 8th 6-8pm, Old Cafeteria at High Schoolover 20 vendors. Cash and carry, raffle and Give-Aways! Eucre Tournament- Dec. 3rd, $15 entry. Contact Phyllis Johnson pjt5902@aol.com or 616-292-0134.

a 3.33 to be inducted. The NHS Executive board organized the event. Officers are: President-Lindsay Polega, Vice-Pres.-Lydia Steenhoek,

Secretary-Sarah

Zywiczynski,

Treasurer-Kristina

Poirier, Public Relations-Alexis Hott, Historian-Courtney Page, and Chapter Reps-Jenna Betz and Danielle Goodsell.

Boys Cross Country Team Place First in Allegan County Invitational

High School Students Visit Artprize

(l-r) Students Kayla Ihrig , Taylor Jackson , Michele Ary, Lauren Wanders, Hannah Grey, Sarah Skeel, Josie Wagner.

Teachers, Scott Gundersen and Andrea Brown took 35 Art and Sociology students to Artprize in Grand Rapids. Students were able to appreciate the art downtown as they toured the various locations.

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WUHS’s Boys Cross Country Team placed first in the Allegan County Invitational held at the Martin Dragway on Friday, October 21. Four Wayland boys finished in the top ten with sophomore, Ian Carter, placing third with a time of 17:34.6. Wayland’s other top runners included Corey VandeCapple (17:36.8), Brennan Steenhoek (17:50.7) and Adam Carter (17:51.6). Congratulations!


COMMUNITY EDUCATION 435 E. Superior Street, Wayland (269)792-9153

American Red Cross Babysitter Training

students will learn fundamentals and returning students learn

This one day course provides youth with the knowledge and

advanced skills. Everyone receives a trophy at the AIM USA

skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children

competition in the fall and spring. Class size is limited! Must

and infants. This training will help participants to develop

pre-register.

leadership skills, learn how to develop a babysitting business,

Day: Thursdays

keep themselves and others safe and help children behave.

Dates: 1/19/2012 – 3/15/2012

The course also covers basic child care and basic first aid. This

Time: Class 1: 5:30-6:15 pm Students ages 3 & 4

class is designed for youths ages 11 to 14 and is limited to 12

Class 2: 6:15-7:00 pm Students ages 5 & 6

students. Must pre-register.

9 weeks

Class 3: 7:00-7:45 pm Students ages 7 & 10

Dates: Sat., Jan. 28 OR Mar. 24 from 9am-4pm

Location: Dorr Elementary Gym, 4159 - 18th St, Dorr

Location: Wayland Area Emergency Medical Services

Instructor: Athletes in Motion

Fee: $74

911 South Main Street, Wayland

AIM USA Volleyball (4th-6th grades)

Instructor: Heather Sidebotham Fee: $45

This course is designed to introduce the fundamentals plus more advanced skills of volleyball to young athletes. They

AIM USA Dance Ballet & Jazz Hip-Hop This fun program is designed to enhance self-confidence, self-esteem and physical fitness. Learn from experienced instructors who teach moves to Dance –Jazz Hip Hop routines with flair and enthusiasm! All students receive medals and a class certificate. Everyone receives a TROPHY at the AIM USA competition in the fall and spring. Class size is limited! Must pre-register. Day: Mondays Dates: 1/23/2012 – 3/19/2012

9 weeks

Time: Class 1: 5:45-6:30 pm Ballet Students ages 3 & 4 Class 2: 6:30-7:15 pm Ballet Students ages 5 & 6 Class 3: 7:15-8:00 pm Jazz Hip-Hop Students ages 7 & 10 Location: Wayland Union Fine Arts Center Dance Studio, 870 E. Superior Street, Wayland

will learn the proper skills and techniques to be successful volleyball players. Beginning students will learn fundamentals and returning students learn advanced skills and focus on the skills needed to compete on the middle school team! Students will earn certificates and medals. Class size is limited! Must preregister. Day:

Tuesdays

Dates:

1/24/2012 – 3/20/2012

9 weeks

Time: Class 1: 6:00-7:00 pm Beginners 4th & 5th grades Class 2: 7:00-8:00 pm Intermediate/Advanced 5th & 6th Location: Pine Street Elementary Gym, 316 Pearl St, Wayland Instructor: Athletes in Motion

Fee: $74

Instructor: Athletes in Motion Fee: $74

AIM USA Floor Gymnastics & Tumbling

Sanchin Ryu Karate (Youth-4-17yrs. & Adult)

This fun and exciting program is

Looking to increase flexibility, relieve stress and increase

designed to enhance self-confidence and improve coordination, physical fitness and flexibility. Learn from experienced instructors who teach the skills of floor gymnastics and tumbling! Students earn certificates, ribbons and medals. Beginning

overall wellness? Learn an effective, peace-seeking approach to karate. People of all ages and backgrounds have the opportunity to experience the benefits of martial art study in a positive, non-competitive, family friendly environment. All sessions are 8 weeks. 10


COMMUNITY EDUCATION 435 E. Superior Street, Wayland (269)792-9153 New Night! Mondays at Dorr Elementary Gym Fall 2: 11/28/2011 - 2/06/2012 (no class 12/19, 12/26, 01/02) Winter: 2/13/2012 - 4/09/2012 (no class 4/2) Spring: 4/23/2012 - 6/11/2012 (no class on 5/28) Thursdays at Steeby Elementary Gym Fall 2: 12/01/2011 - 2/02/2012 (no class 12/22, 12/29) Winter: 2/16/2012 - 4/19/2012 (no class 3/22, 4/5) Spring: 4/26/2012 - 6/14/2012 Time: Youth 6-7pm, Families 7-8pm, Adult/Teen 7-8pm Instructor: Sanchin Systems

www.sanchinsystems.com

Fee: $35 youth/individual or $70 family Registration: Must Pre-Register with Wayland Community Ed

American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR & First Aid Both courses are instructed by the Wayland Area Emergency Medical Services (W.A.E.M.S.) team. You must take CPR before signing up for First Aid. If you need certification in Bloodborne Pathogens, please call 269-792-9153. Must pre-register. Wednesdays: 6:00-10:00 p.m. Location: W.A.E.M.S. Building, 911 S. Main St., Wayland CPR: 11/30 or 1/25/12

Fee: $35, includes book

First Aid: 2/29/12

Fee: $40, includes book

NEW!! Online Registration!! Wayland Community Education now has online registration and payments using your credit or debit card. •

Register 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Receive email confirmation

See class offerings and course descriptions online

Visit the new Webstore at http://wayland.revtrak.net or from the Community Education homepage

You may also register by phone, by mail or in person

Wayland Community Education is located at Steeby Elementary, 435 E. Superior Street in Wayland. Office hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm. Wayland Community Education phone: (269) 792-9153

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NEW CLASS! Anusara-Inspired Yoga Level 1 This class introduces breathing exercises, meditation and physical postures and is based on a unique style of Hatha Yoga, where heart oriented themes integrate with the scientific principals of biomechanics. The focus is on developing concentration and awareness, as well as stretching and strengthening. Emphasis is put on detailed instruction, basic alignment principals, and introducing standing poses. Great for beginners or those with some yoga experience. Please note you must be able to attend the first class of the session. Must Pre-Register for this course. Day: Wednesdays (7 week sessions) Dates: Session 1- Jan. 18-Feb. 29 Session 2: Mar.7-Apr. 25 Time: 6:00-7:15 pm Location: Wayland Union Fine Arts Center Dance Studio 870 E. Superior Street, Wayland Fee: $70 Instructor: Rachel Carter, Certified Anusara-Inspired Yoga Teacher _

Zumba Fitness NOW in two locations!! Join this fun, high energy dance inspired fitness class based on a mix of Latin and International dance moves and rhythms. Salsa, Samba, and Meringue are just a few of the moves you’ll use. Burn 500-700 calories in one fun filled hour! Requires no dance experience and is great for all fitness levels. Purchase a punch card for 10 visits and attend a session that works for you! Join anytime! Must register for each location separately.

Pre-registration is required.

Day: Tuesdays Time: 6:30-7:30pm Location: Wayland Union Fine Arts Center Dance Studio 870 E. Superior Street, Wayland Instructor: Susie Bailey Fee: $50/ 10 visit punch card (valid for six months) OR Day: Thursdays Time: 4:30-5:30pm Location: Dorr Elementary Cafeteria 4159-18th Street, Dorr Instructor: Stacey Beck Fee: $50/ 10 visit punch card (valid for six months)


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BOE Mtg. W.O.P.O Mtg. End of Trimester 1 Thanksgiving Break-No School

Dorr 7pm WUMS 7pm

7 9 10 13 17 24-26

Band Concert Dance Showcase Snowcoming BOE Mtg. No School-Mid Winter Break Winter Play-The Jungle Book

December 2011 2 5 6 8 12 13 14 15 19-Jan. 2

7pm 7pm

Baker 7pm

Swimming Pool Schedule

Report Cards Sent Home Athletic Booster Mtg. Orchestra Concert Dorr 4th Gd. Concert BOE Mtg. Band Concert HS Choir Concert 6th-8th Choir Concert Winter Break-No School

HS E501 FAC FAC WUHS FAC FAC FAC

7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm 7pm

Happy New Year! No School Athletic Booster Mtg. School Resumes BOE Mtg. W.O.P.O. Mtg. Progress Reports Sent P/T Conferences High School P/T Conferences Middle School

Wayland Union Schools Pool 870 E. Superior Street, Wayland (High School) 269-792-1030 ext. 1196 Open/Lap Swim: Adult Lap Swim:

Mon. & Wed. Mon/Wed/Fri Saturday

7:00 – 8:30 p.m. 6:00 – 7:20 a.m. 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Winter Break Schedule: Weds. Dec. 21- 6 - 7:20 am (lap swim) and 7 - 8:30pm (open swim) Fri. Dec. 23- 6 - 7:20 am (lap swim) Weds. Dec. 28- 6 - 7:20 am (lap swim) and 7 - 8:30pm (open swim) Fri. Dec. 30- 6 - 7:20am (lap swim)

January 2012 1 2 3 9 16 20 23 24

FAC FAC

HS E501 7pm WUMS 7pm WUMS 7pm

Pool Fees: $2/ swim for students and senior citizens, all others are $3.00. Family Rates: $6/3 members or $10/4 or more members

February 2012 6

Athletic Booster Mtg.

Indoor Soccer

HS E501 7pm

ages 4-11

Dates: Saturdays Jan. 7- Feb.18, 2012 Location: Pine St. Gym, 316 Pearl St., Wayland Time: 9am - 3pm Games times will vary

The new Community Fitness Center, located at Wayland Union

Deadline: December 16, 2011 - no exceptions

Northern Physical Therapy of Wayland. If you would like to

All mail-in registrations must be received by Dec. 16th. Register Online: http://wayland.revtrak.net (credit/debit only) or registration Forms available online at Community Education page from the district website. Mail to: Wayland Community Education 435 E. Superior Street, Wayland, MI 49348 Phone: 269-792-9153

High School, will be opening to the community on January 3, 2012. The fitness center will be managed and staffed by join the fitness center, all participants must go through an orientation and training of the equipment once the fitness center opens.

At that time you can purchase a monthly

membership. For rates and hours of operation, please see the district website and click on the link on homepage or contact the high school at 269-792-2254.


Green & White November, 2011  

District Newsletter for Wayland Union Schools

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