Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Michigan Geographic Alliance provided Wilson Middle School students with a chance to walk across South America Tuesday on a 26 feet by 35 feet map.
Students walked across the continent of South America Tuesday during a geography lesson at Wilson Middle School in Wyandotte. Sixth and seventh grade classes needed only travel to the gymnasium to learn several lessons on top of a 26 feet by 35 feet map on loan from the Michigan Geographic Alliance. The Giant Traveling Map gets students excited about learning, according to Wilson teacher Kristen Zemnickas. "Moving around physically on the map engages all styles of learners," Zemnickas said. "They have fun finding latitude and longitude coordinates, and gain valuable skills." Student removed their shoes and stood in different parts of South America, while playing games that tested their knowledge of geography. More than 600 students ran …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Five students from Wilson Middle School created an app that helps users through the difficulties of being a middle school student.
Students from Wilson Middle School took the best in state prize in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge. Emily Sutka, Emily Dunnigan, Arianna Lister, Brian Shuryan, and Sheldon Clark created an app for a mobile device that helps middle school students through the difficulties of being in middle school. The national competition sponsored by Verizon Wireless asked students to create an app that would solve a problem in their school or their community. The winning app contained academic support for mathematics, emotional health support through bullying prevention communication tools, advice section on what to do in certain situations, and a physical health support section, according to a Wyandotte Public Schools release. The wining students …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The Michigan Youth Arts Association and Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs awarded $70,000 in grants to area schools this month, including three in Wyandotte.
Several Wyandotte schools are among those being awarded grant funding to take students on arts and culture field trips this spring as part of the Arts and Culture Trek Grant program. Michigan Youth Arts Association and program co-sponsor the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs this month announced a total of $70,000 in grants to Michigan schools to defray the cost of transportation for an arts and culture related field trip. The program will support field trips for 19,439 students in 190 schools across the state. Destinations will include The Henry Ford, Detroit Zoo, Holocaust Memorial Center, Detroit Institute of Arts and many others. Washington Elementary School, Roosevelt High School and Wilson Middle School in Wyandotte are …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The incident happened between 6:30 and 6:45 a.m. Monday on Goddard in Lincoln Park.
A man driving a small black four-door car and wearing a mask approached three Wilson Middle School students as they walked to school Monday morning, according to a letter emailed to parents. The incident happened between 6:30 and 6:45 a.m. near the Indian Village Apartments on Goddard, between Fort and 15th streets in Lincoln Park, according to the letter from Principal Jason Krajewski. "The man asked the students to come over to him, to which they replied 'no,'" the letter said. "The students ran the rest of the way to school. ... When the students arrived at school and reported the incident, the police were called." Krajewski urges parents to use this incident to stress the importance of stranger danger. "Please take time to speak with …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Protesters allege part-time school worker harassed students last year.
About a dozen people marched in front of the Wyandotte Board of Education office on Thusday morning, rallying against what they call "racism in Wyandotte schools." Chanting slogans such as "the people united will never be defeated" and "Wyandotte school board, you should know, racism has got to go," the protesters marched for about an hour. Some of the protesters were families of Wyandotte students, while others were members of Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice. According to the group, African American students, along with friends of other races, have been victims of racial threats, bullying and intimidation for more than a year at Wilson Middle School. At least two students have allegedly been harassed by a part-time …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Protest to take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday in front of the school board offices on Oak.
Members of Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice are planning a Thursday morning protest against Wyandotte Public Schools. Members plan to march in front of the school board offices at 639 Oak from 10 to 11 a.m. "to protest racism in Wyandotte schools." According to the group, African American students, along with their friends of other races, have been victims of racial threats, bullying and intimidation for more than a year at Wilson Middle School. "This situation has repeatedly been brought to the attention of the principal, the school board, the superintendent of schools and the police who have refused to do anything," protest organizers said in a press release. Thursday's protest is intended to "let Wyandotte know that …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Jason Krajewski appointed principal of Wilson Middle School and Benjamin Reynolds appointed as an assistant principal at Roosevelt High School.
Wyandotte middle and high school students will see new men at the helm of their schools in the fall. Jason Krajewski, who currently is an assistant principal at Roosevelt High School, has been appointed the new principal of Wilson Middle School. Benjamin Reynolds, who currently teaches social students at Wilson, has been appointed as an assistant principal at Roosevelt, replacing Krajewski. Krajewski has worked in the district since 1998. He taught social studies, current events and world geography before being appointed assistant principal in 2007. Krajewski, who did his student teaching at Wilson, said he didn't even know "what a Downriver was" when he came to the area 13 years ago. "I'm honored to be named as the Wilson Middle School …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Michigan Youth Arts distributes state money for enrichment outings this spring. Budget-pinched schools will use newly announced state support for spring field trips to classical concerts, stage shows, art exhibits and a historical presentation.
Thanks to Michigan Youth Arts, Wilson Middle School received a grant so students can take a field trip to see the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Michigan Youth Arts, a nonprofit group in Royal Oak, this week awarded nearly $39,000 in Arts and Culture Trek grants. Teachers applied for up to $500 to cover transportation costs. Southeast Michigan students from elementary grades through high school will see the Jewish Ensemble Theater in West Bloomfield, Oakland University's Art Gallery in Rochester, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit Institute of Arts and other destinations. "All students deserve access to a quality education that includes hands-on experiences," says a statement from Kim Dabbs, director of Michigan …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Tuesday's Career Day gave Wyandotte eighth-grade students a chance to hear from several guest speakers, including Wyandotte Patch's Nicki Sharer, who represented a wide range of professions.
On Tuesday, Wilson Middle School held its annual Career Day, giving eighth-grade students an opportunity to learn about future employment possibilities. Several guest speakers, including Wyandotte Patch Advertising Manager Nicki Sharer, were on-hand to talk about their careers and take questions from the students. The speakers described their job duties and discussed such topics as what level of education is necessary for the job and what the expected salary is. Among the guest speakers on Tuesday were representatives from the fields of law enforcement, health care, engineering and journalism.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Twelve-year-old Easton Tabin is an accomplished student, athlete and volunteer.
Easton Tabin Age: 12 School: Wilson Middle School Accomplishment: In fifth grade, Easton earned the The President’s Award for Educational Excellence and last year, he made the Principal’s List by earning all A’s for all four semesters of school. Beyond his academic achievements, Easton is an accomplished athlete and loves the outdoors. He has been swimming for the Wyandotte Wildcats Swim Club since the age of 8 and has been a state champ at the Michigan Parks and Recreation meet for two years in a row in the 25 yard freestyle and 100 yard individual. He has played baseball for the Wyandotte Braves and basketball for the Wyandotte Recreation Department and Wyandotte Catholic Consolidated since he was 5 years old. Easton also has played …