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2014 Outstanding People for Education Winners PDF Print E-mail

Congratulations to the 2014 Outstanding People for Education winners- Celeste Diehm, Karen Gabrielse, and Rita Nowling.  They were recognized on June 11 at the Allegan County School Boards Association Banquet along with other OPE winners from Allegan AESA districts.The award recognizes individuals who are making an overall difference in education. 

Shown left to right: Celeste Diehm, Principal at Baker Elementary; Karen Gabrielse, Science Teacher at Wayland Union High School; Rita Nowling, retired Principal at Steeby Elementary; and Norm Taylor, Superintendent of Wayland Union Schools.

Three WUHS Students Selected for KIA Art Show PDF Print E-mail
Three Wayland Union High School art students from Scott Gundersen’s class had artwork chosen for the prestigious 2014 West Michigan Area Student Art show at the Kalamazoo Institute of Art (KIA).  Hundreds of pieces are entered from all over the region and only a small number of works are chosen by a committee of jurors at the KIA.  

Sarrah Sweeris, 11th grade had her piece "Secrets" chosen for the show.  
Alyssa Kortemeier, 12th also had a self-portrait chosen for the show.  
Elyssa Oostdyk, 12th grade had her self-portrait titled "Reflections" chosen.  
Summer Enrichment Camps PDF Print E-mail

Wayland Community Education is offering youth enrichment camps this summer.  Class sizes are limited, so please register soon to secure a spot for your child. Click on the Summer Course Catalog for more info.  Online registration is at http://wayland.revtrak.net 


Harding’s eScrip Contributes $3,718 to Wayland Union Schools PDF Print E-mail

In 2013, Wayland Union Schools received a total of $3,718 from Harding’s Market in Wayland through the eScrip program. 

Last year, the district was able to purchase 10 new sewing machines for the middle school Life Skills class and purchase some of the fitness equipment in the new Baker Elementary Fitness Room.  Steeby Elementary purchased a new laminator for the school to replace a 20 year old model that no longer worked.  The district was also able to purchase 75 tables.

Customers who shop at Harding’s use their eScrip card and designate the local school or non-profit they would like a portion of their sale to go to. 

“We appreciate the support from the Wayland community and Harding’s Market,” said Superintendent, Norman Taylor. “These funds allow us to purchase instructional items and more which benefit our students.”

To sign up for an eScrip card, please ask the cashier at your next visit to Harding’s or see www.escrip.com.

Photo:   Students in Sue Salhaney’s Middle School Life Skills class with their new sewing machines.

Follett presents WUS with Semi-Finalist Trophy PDF Print E-mail

Representatives from Follett School Solutions presented Wayland Union Schools with the Semi-Finalists Trophy for the Follett Challenge. The school was one of four semi-finalists nationwide.

Kelly Boston, Media Specialist and Teresa Fulk, Director of Media and Technology, are shown with Ken Cook and John Jakelja from Follett.

The district media department won $35,000 in the Follett Challenge that is being used to purchase 2,000 titles. These include ebooks which will be available this summer and printed books for all the district libraries which will be available in the 2014-2015 school year.

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