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New Athletic Event Entry Guidelines PDF Print E-mail

Wayland Union Schools is pleased to offer free entry to athletic events for WUS residents and WUS families for the 2014-2015 school year.

We will no longer be accepting the previous green "Wayland Pass" cards but will have a new 2014-2015 card. 

New guidelines for free entry:

  • WUS students with a student ID
  • WUS staff with an ID
  • WUS resident with a new 2014-2015 Athletic Pass
  • Children without a student ID must be accompanied by an adult with a pass

*wearing green will no longer allow for free entry

To obtain a new 2014-2015 Athletic Pass:

  • Stop by your child's school Open House
  • Visit the Athletic Office in WUHS
  • Visit the Administration Office
  • Request at a ticket booth

Proof of residency (a driver's license) is required to obtain a pass or you must be a parent/guardian of a WUS student.

If you have any questions, please contact the athletic office at 269-792-2254.

WUS Equipment Sale Auction PDF Print E-mail

Wayland Union Schools Equipment Sale

Wayland Union Schools is having a sale to reduce surplus items in the district.  Please click on the link below to visit the online silent auction.


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Planned for Science + Innovation Center PDF Print E-mail
A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the new Science + Innovation Center will be held Wednesday, August 27 at 5:00pm at Wayland Union High School located at 870 E. Superior Street in Wayland.  Participants include Wayland Union School officials, WUHS science department chair, school board members, elected officials, representatives from United Bank, and representatives from the architectural and construction firms. The public is invited to attend and tours will immediately follow the ceremony.

The science wing, which utilized 3,500 square foot of existing classroom and 9,700 square foot of new construction, will house five large science classrooms and labs, a resource room, and a breakout study area. The lab stations boast the latest technology with digital microscopes, Apple TV’s, a PC/wall mounted monitor, document cameras, speakers, and iPad displays.    

Other amenities include new furniture and casework, interior windows in classrooms to allow “learning on display”, and natural lighting.  The larger classrooms/labs create a safer environment and allow for better student collaboration.

“Students need to be competitive in a global economy and be better trained for careers in the health, science, and engineering fields,” stated Norman Taylor, Superintendent of Wayland Union Schools, “Providing the right tools and learning environment will challenge and encourage them to explore these careers which are in high demand.”

Construction began in late March and will be open for students on September 2, 2014.  GMB is the project architect and Triangle Associates is the construction manager.
Hunter Safety Class a must for young hunters PDF Print E-mail
Fall is right around the corner, and that means Michigan’s hunting season will soon begin.  In preparation for the annual event, Wayland Community Education is offering a Hunter Safety course. The class will be held on Friday, August 22 from 5:30-9pm and Saturday, August 23 from 9am-4pm at the Wayland Middle School cafeteria.  

Hunter safety is required if you were born after January 1, 1960 and you want to purchase any Michigan hunting license, or you are planning an out-of-state hunting trip.

Pre-registration is required and the class is $8.00.  Participants are encouraged to pick up a course booklet before taking the course and is available at the Wayland Community Education office located inside Steeby Elementary School at 435 E. Superior Street in Wayland. Call 269-792-9153 for more information.  Online registration is available at wayland.revtrak.net.

New High School Assistant Principal & Athletic Director PDF Print E-mail
Mike Omness, was recently hired as the new High School Assistant Principal.  Mike replaces Mike Haverdink who is now the Steeby Elementary Principal.  Omness taught at Wayland Union Schools from 1997-2002, for Wyoming Public Schools from 2002-2010, and Gull Lake Community Schools from 2010-2012.  He was brought back to WUHS in 2012 where he taught Social Studies.  

Wayland Union Schools welcomes Justin Wilson, former English and Social Studies teacher, coach and Athletic Director for Holton Public Schools as the new Athletic Director. Wilson replaces interim Athletic Director, Ben Osburn.   
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