–It is the mission of the Wakefield-Marenisco School District, in partnership with families, students and the community, to provide all students with the necessary skills to enable them to be productive and responsible members of a free, democratic society.
On March 14, 2018, a number of Wakefield-Marenisco students in grades 7 – 12 joined the national movement on school safety and staged a 17 minute “walk out”. More than fifty students gathered near the school’s flagpole and stood in silence for 17 minutes in memory of the Florida school shooting victims last February. The “walk out” was voluntary and at the end of the 17 minutes, students met with Michigan State Police Trooper Jerry Mazurek to talk about school safety and what they, the students, can do to help prevent school tragedies like the Florida shooting.
The focus of the conversation with Trooper Mazurek was on recognizing students who need a friend and taking steps to include that student in school life. Trooper Mazurek reminded the students of the statewide OK2SAY program, a program that allows students the opportunity to notify authorities of issues that they see.
The walk out and program were organized by W-M students Kobe Lorendo, Allison LaRock, and Saundra Libertoski and coordinated by social studies teacher Mr. Chris Tweiten.
Kindergarten & Preschool Registration for all children who plan to attend the Wakefield-Marenisco School District this fall will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (by appointment) at All Saints Lutheran Church Education Building on Putnam Boulevard. To be eligible for Kindergarten, children must be 5 years old before September 1, 2018. Preschool children must be 4 years old before September 1, 2018.
Michigan Law requires a copy of the child’s birth certificate, immunization record and proof of residence. Preschool must also bring Proof of income. Parents must bring these items to registration. Photocopying can be done during your appointment if necessary.
Kindergarten Readiness screening will include:
The entire process will take approximately 20-30 minutes. Kim Leinon Preschool teacher, and Pamela Bachand, Kindergarten teacher, will be coordinating the screening. Parents will be contacted when the results are evaluated.
Parents should bring their child’s birth certificate, social security card, immunization record, proof of residence and proof of income when attending the registration, March 21, 2018. To request an appointment time please call Mel Saubert at 906-224-7211.
The school year continues to pass by at lightning speed. March has come in like a lamb and appears to be a much quieter month than February. Winter sports are winding down, and practice for baseball, track, and softball is just around the corner. March also brings us daylight savings time, the first day of spring, the end of the third marking period, and the start of spring break. Be sure to check our new website often to keep up to date on the events going on in our school.
As the weather begins to turn warmer, I would like to remind everyone to use caution when traveling around the school and near school buses. Please observe posted speed limits and watch out for students who may not be watching out for you. Student safety is a top priority in our school, and we ask that you each do your part to ensure the safety of our students before and after school each day.
State testing will be here before we know it. The testing period begins as soon as we return from our spring break and runs through mid-May. The state testing is an opportunity for our students to show what they have learned through their years of schooling, and must be taken seriously. New laws continue to be passed which continue to make state testing even more important to our students, our teachers, and our school. Next month’s letter will include tips on what you and your child can do to make sure that your child performs to their fullest potential on the state tests.
A teacher in-service has been scheduled for Friday, March 16th. All students will be dismissed from school at 12:00pm on Friday, March 16th.
When visiting our school, please press the buzzer by the bus circle door. Please be prepared to state the reason for your visit. Upon entry to the school, please report to the office on the second floor to register as a visitor.