Topics ranged from the district's upcoming enrollment fair to busing to the district's use of technology.
Wyandotte Public Schools
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Carla Harting will be live on Patch to chat about all things education at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Wyandotte school Supt. Carla Harting will be live on Patch to chat about all things education.
Have a question about something going on within Wyandotte Public Schools? Or maybe you want to learn more about the district's upcoming enrollment fair or its Drugs 101 seminar for parents? Whatever the case, Wyandotte Patch has teamed up with the school district to make getting the info you need even easier. Wyandotte school Supt. Carla Harting will be the guest during a live chat on Wyandotte Patch at 6 p.m. April 17. You'll be able to log on and ask her a question, hear about some of the new things going on in the district or just listen to what others have to say. The chat will last a half-hour and will cover as much ground as possible. So go ahead and sign up for an alert in the chat box above, mark it on your calendar and get your …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Parents will learn tips and strategies for helping their child be more successful.
Parents are invited to a parents workshop at Monroe Elementary School in Wyandotte beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the school's gymnasium. Teachers at Wyandotte Public Schools will offer tips and stratiegies for helping parents help their children be successful. Parents will receive handouts, freebies and a chance to win a prize. Principal Vicki Wilson said the workshop helps Monroe Elementary School to partner with parents to enhance the growth of their child. Parents will also learn about a fun, interactive summer reading program for children. For the latest Wyandotte news and information, "like" Wyandotte Patch on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Donald "Don" Noble, who retired in 1999 as music teacher for Wyandotte Public Schools, died Saturday.
Retired principal and music teacher for Wyandotte Public Schools Donald "Don" Noble died Saturday. He was 73 years old. Don began his career with Wyandotte Public Schools in 1965 as the orchestra director at Roosevelt High School. He also taught strings at Wilson Middle School and Lincoln Middle School. Three years later, Don became principal of McKinley Elementary School, where he also served as title I director until 1988. Don continued to teach elementary music until his retirement in 1999. "Don Noble was a wonderful educator, whose love of music was shared with students, staff members, and the community," said Carla Harting, superintendent of Wyandotte Public Schools. He was always willing to provide assistance to anyone in need. His …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Wyandotte Patch readers reacted to a recent decision to make Wyandotte Public Schools a schools of choice district for the 19th straight year. What do you think about it?
Wyandotte Board of Education members voted in favor of keeping Wyandotte Public Schools a schools of choice district at a recent school board meeting and Wyandotte Patch readers have had a lot to say about the decision. Some readers are claiming enlarged class sizes resulting from schools of choice are affecting their childrens' ability to learn. While one reader said he or she is an example of the effectiveness of schools of choice. Wyandotte Public Schools became a schools of choice district in 1994 and council members have voted to kep it that way each subsequent year. Here are some of the comments made about the decision: Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Wyandotte became a schools of choice district in 1994 and board members have voted to maintain that status each subsequent year.
Wyandotte Board of Education members voted in favor of keeping Wyandotte Public Schools a schools of choice district at Tuesday's school board meeting. The status allows non-resident students, but residing within Wayne County to apply for school of choice, according to Superintendent Carla Harting. Wyandotte Public Schools have remained a schools of choice district since 1994. The deadline for non-resident students to apply to attend Wyandotte Public Schools is April 9. Schools of choice applications can be found at: Contact Ann Marie Sadowski at 734-759-6014 or email@example.com for more information. Do you support schools of choice? Tell us why or why not in the comments below.
Friday, March 22, 2013
School officials have opted to seek proposals from other companies to provide busing services.
Parents, bus drivers and students fought back tears as they pleaded with Wyandotte Public Schools officials at a Board of Education meeting Tuesday night to keep special education busing in the district. District officials have agreed to seek a request for proposals to potentially outsource district busing. Sally Nantais of Wyandotte said her son has been bused by the district for more than 18 years. "The Wyandotte busing staff, the drivers and the aides, are very important members of my child's team," Nantais said. "They are dependable. They are reliable and they take the time to understand each and every child and their disability and how it affects them." School Superintendent Carla Harting said outsourcing busing would not result in …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Wyandotte Superintendent: 'Our Thoughts and Prayers Are With the Family and the Southgate Community' (UPDATED)
An 8th grade student shot himself in a bathroom at Davidson Middle School in Southgate, according to myfoxdetroit.com.
Superintendent Carla Harting of Wyandotte Public Schools said the district is offering social workers, counselors and buses to nearby Southgate Community Schools Thursday morning, after a student shot himself at Davidson Middle School. The 13-year-old student shot himself in the head with a .40 caliber hand gun in a bathroom inside the school and was rushed to Oakwood Southshore Medical Center where he died, according to myfoxdetroit.com. Harting said staff at district buildings have been notified, and she would not be canceling classes. "This is not something we would announce to the students," Harting said. "Our principals, social workers and counselors would talk to any students having difficulty." "Our thoughts and prayers are with the…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Wyandotte Public Schools officials received a bid for a lower interest rate on a portion of a bond totaling more than $4.5 million.
Officials for Wyandotte Public Schools recently agreed to accept a bid for a lower interest rate on a small portion of a bond--saving the district $164,500 over the next two years. Ken Laub, district business manager, said district officials sought to reduce costs by taking advantage of lower interest rates. The district received four bids to refinance $4.55 million of bond debt and PNC Bank came in with the lowest bid at .811 percent. Before refinancing, the district paid 4.4 percent interest on the same debt. Laub said this is likely the last opportunity the district will have to reduce interest rates on the bond issue, which passed before 2003 for the purpose of building improvements.. "They (district officials) have done this …