Thursday, September 6, 2012
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and U.S. Department of Agriculture offer guidelines to help parents as they prepare their students' meals.
Back-to-school time means it's back to bagged lunches for many students in Wyandotte Public Schools. Fortunately, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has some advice that can help parents pack a safe and healthy bagged lunch. "Providing your child with the proper nutrition is important, but it's just as important that those healthy choices are kept safe," said Kevin Besey, MDARD's Food and Dairy Division director. "Following simple guidelines can ensure the lunch you pack your child is safe from bacteria that may cause food-borne illnesses." The U.S. Department of Agriculture and MDARD advise parents use the following guidelines: Visit www.foodsafety.gov or www.michigan.gov/foodsafety for more food safety …
Carla Harting has "excitement, anticipation, and high expectations for the success of each student."
Wyandotte School Superintendent Carla Harting is starting the school year out with a message to parents: Your help is needed to ensure the success of Wyandotte students. In a letter to parents and community members, Harting asks for their help to ensure the district offers its students "the best possible education." "Our theme this year is 'I Make a Difference!'" the letter says. "It takes each one of us to ensure that our students receive the support they need to be successful." Read the full letter: Dear Parents and Community Members, Welcome back! As I begin my second year as Superintendent, I am looking forward to the start of the school year with excitement, anticipation, and high expectations for the success of each student. We …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Several proud parents shared photos with us from Tuesday's back to school festivities. There's still time to add your own photos to the online gallery.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Check out the full list of projects completed this summer at every building throughout the district.
When students return to the classrooms Tuesday, there will be noticeable changes to the condition of every building throughout Wyandotte Public Schools. Members of the district's operations department worked throughout the summer on a number of projects. Every building in the district had some work done to it. Bernie Bowers, the school district’s operations supervisor, took Board of Education members on a tour of some of the improvements last week. Board President Robert Kirby said the annual field trip is one of his favorite board activities each year. "This is where we can see directly how the kids will benefit," he said. "And, all of this was done without any bond money. That's the impressive part. All of this was done with our general …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Preschool classes begin Sept. 17. Signups are being taken at Roosevelt High School.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
A Michigan-based company recommends 'proper precautions' to avoid these crimes.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
A total of 240 auto crimes occurred at colleges across Michigan in 2010. As students begin flooding campuses statewide, Help Eliminate Auto Thefts (H.E.A.T.) offers tips on how to keep from being a victim of auto theft on campus. “Leaving car doors unlocked and belongings on display is far too common at colleges and universities,” said Terri Miller, director of the Michigan-based company. “Campuses aren’t havens from crime. Students need to be aware of the risks if they want to keep their vehicles safe.” Most auto theft-related crime can be prevented with proper precautions. Following are tips from H.E.A.T. for steering clear of auto theft on campus: If you witness an auto theft crime or suspicious activity, report it day or night to …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Operation: Kid Equip and Affinity Group Credit Union teamed up to host “Backpackpalooza Downriver” on Saturday.
Annette Plassman said she easily saved $100 on Saturday and had a good time doing it. The mother of four was amongst the hundreds of people lined up outside Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital for “Backpackpalooza Downriver.” The hospital teamed with Operation: Kid Equip and Affinity Group Credit Union to provide Downriver children with free books, backpacks and school supplies for the upcoming school year. "I couldn't believe it," Plassman said. "They just handed things out like it was Halloween. The kids had fun and it really helped save some money." During the three-hour event, children had the chance to pick out a backpack and stuff it with school supplies, provided by the three partnering organizations. Children also had the opportunity to …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Operation: Kid Equip and Affinity Group Credit Union are teaming up to host “Backpackpalooza Downriver” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the hospital.
Children will be able to go back-to-school “shopping” for free on Saturday at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital. The hospital has teamed with Operation: Kid Equip and Affinity Group Credit Union to provide Downriver children with free books, backpacks and school supplies for the upcoming school year. “Backpackpalooza Downriver” will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is not required and there is no income requirement. However, school-age children must be present to receive their backpack and supplies. The students will have the chance to pick out a backpack and stuff it with school supplies, provided by the three partnering organizations. The giveaway is limited to 350 children. Hospital experts also will be hand to provide healthy …
Friday, August 3, 2012
Huntington Backpack Index says parents will pay as much as 6 percent more for supplies for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade this year.
Back-to-school costs for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade are expected to increase by as much as 6 percent this year, according to the 2012 Huntington Backpack Index released Wednesday by Huntington Bank. The annual survey cited small hikes in the cost of common supplies, as well as significant instrument rental fee increases, as factors in the added burden on family budgets. The findings include the following: The index is based on school supply lists collected in the six states where Huntington Bank operates – Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia and Kentucky – and the cost of those supplies at major online retailers such as Staples and OfficeMax. The 2011 Huntington Backpack Index found costs increased by …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Robert Kirby, who served as vice president last year, is now the board president.
Wyandotte Board of Education members named their new officers for the 2012-13 school year during Tuesday night's organization meeting. Robert Kirby was named president. Chris Calvin will serve as vice president, Patrick Sutka as secretary and Stephanie Miello as treasurer. Kirby is starting his 12th year on the board. "I love being on the board," he said. "I believe we are making a difference." Calvin is beginning his fourth year on the board. "Its been really refreshing working with this board," he said. "The things we've accomplished and the new people we've brought in ... has been exciting." Sutka also is embarking on his fourth year on the board. "I'm very happy to continue to serve on the board," he said. "I am pleased with my fellow …