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Senior Award Night PDF Print E-mail

Wayland Union High School recognized the academic and athletic achievements of the Class of 2015 at the Senior Award Night held in the Wayland Union Fine Arts Center.

Morgan Winger received the Citizenship Award, the highest honor for a senior. Students were given academic awards by each department. Collectively, the Class of 2015 earned $2,180,068 in scholarships!  Students were awarded scholarships from many local organizations and from colleges/universities.  

Morgan Winger also received the Harry Multer Award and Aaron Roblyer received the Donald Japinga Award. These awards are given to the top female and male athletes of the year. They are based on athletic ability, citizenship, scholarship and leadership.  They are selected by vote from the Varsity coaches.

Also, congratulations to Presley Hudson who received the Female Athlete of the Year and Aaron Roblyer who received Male Athlete of the Year.  These awards are given to a senior male and female athlete that exhibits outstanding ability and participation in his/her four years in high school. The criteria also includes sportsmanship, character, desire and contribution to team success.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 03:37
Summer Funtastic Series PDF Print E-mail

District will offer free meals at summer events

Wayland Union Schools has partnered with local businesses and local libraries to offer a series of fun, summer events where a free meal will be provided for children age 18 & under.

Beginning the week of June 8th, there will be opportunities for students to participate in fun, free events in the Wayland area.  Lunch will be served immediately following the events listed below unless otherwise stated.  Adults may purchase lunch for $4.00 and is served free to children age 18 & under.

Click here for a complete listing of meal locations

Upcoming Fun Days/Events:

•    Monday, June 8 at 10:30am @ Wayland City Park, Great Start Playgroup- Free book for each family. For children age birth to 5, but older siblings are welcome to join!  Lunch 11:15-11:45am
•    Tuesday, June 9 at 10:30am @ Steeby Elementary School, Paleo Joe- Explore the world of dinosaurs with author, paleontologist, speaker. First 100 kids get a free, autographed book by Paleo Joe! Lunch 11:30-12pm
•    Monday, June 15 @ Dorr Library.  Cape Making; Join us for our Summer Reading Kickoff!  Create your own superhero cape (all ages) and start creating your own superhero. Library hours are Noon-8pm, lunch 12:00-12:30pm
•    Tuesday, June 16 at 10am @ Steeby Elem. Henika Library is bringing Master Arts Story Theater with audience participation. Performing in the style of medieval street theater!  Free books to first 100 students! Lunch 11:00-11:30pm
•    Thursday, June 18 at 10am@ Steeby Elem.  United Bank Plant Day!  Pot your own flower, herb or vegetable and watch it grow all summer!  Lunch 11:30-12pm
•    Tuesday, June 23 at 10am @ Henika Library. Water Wonders- hands on water science. Explore fun water and ice stations.  Free water cannons to first 100 kids! Lunch 11:00-11:30am
•    Tuesday, June 30 at 10am @ Steeby Elem.  Play prize bingo with your friends from Henika Library!  Lunch 11:00-11:30am
•    Tuesday, July 7 at 10am @ Henika Library. Art Attack! Make it –take it, craft drop-in. Lunch 11:00-11:30am
•    Tuesday, July 14 at 10am @ Steeby Elem. Henika Library is bringing guests from the Kalamazoo Nature Center. Learn about natures “Super Heroes”!  Lunch 11:00-11:30am
•    Tuesday, July 21 at 10am @ Steeby Elem.  Bubble Science!  Play and learn about bubbles! Brought to you by Henika Library and Great Start. First 100 kids get free bubbles!  Lunch 11:00-11:30am.
•    Saturday, July 25th @ Dorr Library Super Hero Training Camp: Do you wonder how Batman or Spiderman get ready to take down the bad guys?  Well, test your skills and learn some new ones at our Superhero Training Camp (capes and masks are encouraged).  Library hours 10am-2:00pm Lunch 11:30-12pm
•    Saturday, August 1 @ Dorr Library Summer Reading Finale, Mini Comic Con; Come and show off your Superhero costume at our 2nd Annual Comic Con!  We will have events all day including Superhero Duct Tape creations, Photo Booth, and visit with our special guests!   Library hours 10am-2:00pm, Lunch 11:30-12pm
•    Tuesday, August 4 at 10am @ Steeby Elementary. Get Moving with Northern Physical Therapy for a fun family fitness event filled with activities and contests!  Lunch 11:30-12:00pm
•    Monday, August 24 at 1pm @ Pine Street Elementary Gym.   See a LIVE cheetah and join Mary Wykstra from the Action for Cheetahs in Kenya (ACK) There is a $2 suggested donation to benefit ACK.  COOL crafts sale from Kenya will also be on display. Lunch 12:30-1pm @ Pine Street Cafeteria

Last Updated on Friday, 15 May 2015 00:43
Wayland High School Receives Bronze Ranking in US News Best High Schools PDF Print E-mail

In the 2015 US News Best High Schools rankings, Wayland Union High School received a Bronze rating.  The report viewed 29,070 schools nationwide and 245 Michigan schools made the ranking.  Michigan had 10 schools who received gold medals, 68 with silver medals and 167 with bronze medals. 

The rankings are based on college readiness, math and reading proficiency, and student/teacher ratio.  At Wayland Union High School, 20% of the students participate in the Advanced Placement program. US News calculates the values of test scores based on student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level course work (AP exams).

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Last Updated on Friday, 15 May 2015 00:27
Wayland Union High School Announces Top Academic Graduates PDF Print E-mail

The Class of 2015 will soon graduate and the high school would like to recognize those students who have achieved top academic honors.

Seventeen seniors share the honor of “Summa Cum Laude” earning over a 4.0 cumulative grade point average: Emily Arendsen, Josh Armstrong, Kayl Black, Hunter Brown, Shanille Commons, Katelyn Drummond, Jessie Foster, Haley Holtz, Presley Hudson, Amanda Kinney, Matthew Luce, Zach Zyp, Caroline Poirier, Danielle Potter, Shane Reed, Morgan Winger, and Rachel Zywiczynski.

Twenty students received “Magna Cum Laude” status earning a 3.8-3.9 GPA and thirty-five received “Cum Laude” with a 3.5-3.7 GPA.

The class motto is “Each of us has different talents, different dreams, and different destinations, but we all have the power to make a new tomorrow”, class song is See You Again by Wiz Khalifa, and the class poem is It's Right Here written by senior, Megan Berg.

The high school will hold their graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7:00pm in the stadium (weather permitting) at 870 E. Superior Street in Wayland.  In the event of rain or inclement weather, graduation will be held in the main gym with overflow seating and a live video feed in the Wayland Union Fine Arts Center.

Summa Cum Laude:  (back l-r) Presley Hudson, Caroline Poirier, Rachel Zywiczysnki, Kayl Black, Shane Reed, Zach Zyp. (middle l-r) Haley Holtz, Katelyn Drummond, Shanille Commons, Morgan Winger, Matt Luce, Jessie Foster. (front l-r) Emily Arendsen, Danielle Potter, Amanda Kinney, Hunter Brown and Josh Armstrong.

Magna Cum Laude:  listed in alphabetical order: Kenzie Adaway, Sydney Couturier, Joseph Kemper, Katelyn Klump, Justice Leach, Samantha Lewis, Christina Nguyen, Elizabeth Polega, Alina Polyakova, Nicole Quigley, Stephen Rose, Samantha Smith, Sarrah Sweeris, Samantha Taylor, Mallory Teunissen, Morgan Teunissen, Tyler VanderWeide, Austin VanWyk, Cody Walsh, Rachael Walski. 

Cum Laude:  listed in alphabetical order: Hannah Anderson, Heaven Belka, Macy Biondo, Zachariah Brog, Conner DeHaan, Amber Dolegowski, Olivia DuBay, Justin Fleser, Megan Gohn, Jordyn Horton, Hailey Houck, Ciarra LaHuis, Brooke Larsen, Machaela Lepeak, Cari Lindsey, Avery Lindsey, Annelise Medina, Caroline Miller, ShyAnn Modrak, Zachary Nielsen, Mason Pastoor, Kennedy Richardson, Aaron Roblyer, Tara Schober, Konner Sieffert, Brian Smith, Katya Stricker, Mitchell Swainston, Maria Tovo, Trevor Treece, Megan VanHees, Caila VanHees, Scott VandenToorn, Morgan VerBermoes, Lucas Walker. 

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 May 2015 04:59
Wayland Union Schools Transportation Receives Perfect Bus Inspection for 8th Year in a row! PDF Print E-mail

Once again the Wayland Union Schools bus fleet, which numbers 23 WUS buses and 15 AAESA buses, received a perfect safety inspection by the Michigan State Police. This is the eighth year in a row for this accomplishment which is due to the hard work and mechanical ability of Jody Boyles, WUS Head Mechanic and Steve Kennedy, AAESA mechanic. The buses travel about 18,000 miles each school year. 

Many thanks go to the professional and dedicated bus mechanics and drivers for their continued expertise in transporting students to and from school safely. The Transportation Department is under the direction of Brenda Kraima, former bus driver for Wayland.

(L-R)  Jody Boyles (Head Mechanic), Brenda Kraima (Transportation Director), Teresa Permoda (driver), Kathy Chesebro (driver) Diane Miklusicak (driver), and Steve Kennedy (AAESA Mechanic).

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