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High School Plans Evening Academic & Athletic Awards Night PDF Print E-mail
For the first time, Wayland Union High School will hold their Academic and Athletic assembly at night rather than during school hours.  The award night will be held on Tuesday, May 20 at 6:30pm in the Wayland Union Fine Arts Center which is adjacent to the high school. 

“We wanted to give family and friends an opportunity to share in an important part of their child’s senior year,” said Principal Tom Cutler. “We would also like to extend the invitation to the community.”

Prestigious awards that will be announced include the Citizenship Award given to one senior each year who is nominated and selected by faculty members.  The recipient has a high academic standing and has shown leadership and good citizenship throughout their high school career.

Other awards include the Louis Japinga Memorial Award which is awarded to the top male athlete of the year.  The Multer Award is given in memory of Harry Multer, a former teacher at Wayland Union Schools, is given to the top female athlete of the year.  Both the Japinga and Multer Awards do not have to be given to a senior and are based on athletic ability, citizenship, scholarship, and leadership.  They are selected by vote from the head varsity coaches.

Scholarship awards will also be announced.  This year, over $1.9 million dollars in scholarships will be awarded to seniors.

The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be served in the Grand Hall after the ceremony.  For more information, please call the high school at (269) 792-2254.
 
Congratulations to our top grads!! PDF Print E-mail

Wayland Union High School would like to recognize students from the Class of 2014 who are graduating with a grade point average of 3.5 or above.  Many of these students are involved in extra curricular activities and have shown hard work and dedication to their academic studies. The students are grouped into three categories:  Cum Laude (3.5 - 3.79), Magna Cum Laude (3.8-3.99), Summa Cum Laude (4.0 + higher).


Summa Cum Laude
Front Row (L-R): Nathalie Yanes, Ashley Wroblewski, Erin Mulder, Abigail Wykoski, Samantha Merren, Emma Parker, Jennifer Davies, Elyssa Oostdyk
2nd Row (L-R) Emily Fifelski, Joleigha Harrington, Brittany McLain, Gabrielle Gray, Gage Glupker, Tyler VanVelsen, Austin VanVelsen
3rd Row (L-R) Andrew Cole, Trevor Clausen, Brandon Kennedy, Brennan Steenhoek, Greta Baragar, Allison Getty, Emma Antel, Chance VanHuis


Magna Cum Laude
Front Row (L-R): Rachaneekom Kongsomdan, Haleigh Hielkema, Alissa Garrow, Mackenzie Murphy, Karley Spidel, Kelsey Oatmen, Corissa Fordham, Annalicia Koryciak
2nd Row (L-R) Makayla Holloway, Taylor Cronkright, Chaela Shook, Sierra Mutschler-Browne, Brooke Anderson, Ryleigh Vanduine, Kayla Toliver, Alyssa Kortemeier, Olivia Bernard
3rd Row (L-R) Quentin Sweeney, Justin Eastman, Michael Miklusicak, Matthew Larsen, James Sanger, Joel Finch, Tristan Didion (Not pictured: Taylor Vermaat)


 
Cum Laude
Front Row (L-R) Yeliani Valdez, Kaelyn Villarreal, Hannah Moore, Maxwell Dennis, Lindsay Corner, Alexander Louwenaar, Zane Corey
2nd Row (L-R) Haley Brink, Stacee McQueen, Claire Johnson, BreeAnna Hodel, Tori Burke, Kara Boyle, Tyler Medemar, Gibson Nieuwenhuis, Sasha Townshend
Back Row (L-R) Daniel Dzierzyc, Kelsey Prosch-Jensen, Andrea Underwood, Samantha Geivett, Erikka Makowski, Jacob Piper, Jack Phillips, Nathan Fields
Not Pictured:  Dylan Henderson, Leo Ryman, Dana Sabin

 
Wayland Union Schools Offering Free Developmental Screening for Young Children PDF Print E-mail
Early detection of a developmental delay is important to ensure that children are entering school ready to learn.  Wayland Welcoming Schools, an early childhood program for children age birth to five, is hosting a Developmental Screening Day on Thursday, June 5, 2014.

Parents who have children between 2 months and 4 years of age and who are concerned about their child’s development are asked to first contact Wayland Welcoming Schools before an appointment can be made on June 5th.  Welcoming Schools staff will first assist parents with an age appropriate, at-home screening tool they can do with their child to see if further screening is needed.

“We would like to help parents get the assistance they need before their child reaches kindergarten,” said Laurie Zywiczynski, Welcoming Schools Coordinator. “Parents often don’t realize we have free services available to them through Early On and Special Programs before children reach kindergarten age.  Finding out about delays early can often help children catch up before they start school."

To contact Welcoming Schools, call or email Geselle Steenhoek, Family Coach, or Laurie Zywiczynski, Welcoming Schools Coordinator, at (269) 792-9153 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 
Little Cats Orchestra Concert PDF Print E-mail

The WUHS Orchestra students, directed by Karen Nofsinger, held their annual Little Cats Concert today in the Wayland Union Fine Arts Center where they performed for 700 students from Baker and Dorr Elementary Schools.  Students were introduced to the various stringed instruments and their sounds.  They also listened to music from the Pirates of the Caribbean and Disney’s Ratatouille and  a few classical pieces. 

 
WUHS Theatriks presents The Comedy of Errors PDF Print E-mail

WUHS Theatriks presents Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors which tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and demonic possession.

Performances are on Friday, April 25, Saturday, April 26 at 7pm, Sunday, April 27 at 3pm.   Admission is free.  Wayland Union Fine Arts Center, 870 E. Superior Street, Wayland, MI 49348


 

Comedy of Errors Cast List

SOLINUS, Duke of Ephesus……………Ty Ordway
AEGEON, a merchant of Syracuse……….Nathan Lee Valentine
ANTIPHOLUS OF EPHESUS ………….. JR Bouterse
ANTIPHOLUS OF SYRACUSE …………….Dan Dziereyc
DROMIO OF EPHESUS …………………….Austin Wooten
DROMIO OF SYRACUSE …………………..Corey Ordway
BALTHAZAR, a merchant…………………….Josiah Buggs
ANGELO, a goldsmith…………………………..Mackenzie Henry
FIRST MERCHANT, friend to Antipholus of Syracuse………………Gloria Pacic
SECOND MERCHANT, to whom Angelo is a debtor………………….Samantha Lewis
PINCH, a schoolmaster…………………………….James Sanger
AEMILIA, an abbess at Ephesus…………………….Nicole Angell
ADRIANA, wife to Antipholus of Ephesus………………Joleigha Harrington
LUCIANA, her sister……………………………………Jelena Harrington
LUCE, servant to Adriana………………………………Tori Burke
A Courtesan……………………………………………..DJ Battjes
Gaoler…………………………………………………….Lizzy Cobb
 Officer……………………………………………………Zach Karman and Ridge Reigler
 Attendants………………………………………………….Jessica Noble, Destiny Brady


                                

 
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