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New superintendent faces challenges in the COVID-19 era of education

By Carolyn Marnon – Wayne-Westland Community Sc-hools got a new superintendent in July, taking over from Jill Simmons who had been Acting Superintendent after the resignation of former superintendent Dr. Shelley Holt. Dr. John Dignan grew up in Ypsilanti. His father had...
Posted On 14 Nov 2020
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Moving ahead one step at a time

By Carolyn Marnon – Virtual learning will continue through the end of the first semester in the Wayne Westland Community School District. That decision was unanimously approved at the October 29 School Board meeting held online via Zoom after listening to comments from the...
Posted On 14 Nov 2020
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“Unclaimed” starring local celebrity and movie star Antoine McKay

Virtual VIP Movie Screening TW Miller has spent 20 years around Hollywood, writing, producing and directing. He is now featuring his own screen play that he produced and directed “Unclaimed”. The story of a crusty old black guy. A lonely young white kid. And a reluctant...
Posted On 14 Nov 2020
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Tips on staying safe from covid-19 this Halloween

By Carolyn Marnon – The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recently released information on how to celebrate upcoming holidays in ways which will lower the risk of COVID-19. It is recommended that safer, alternative ways to celebrate Halloween are used. If you...
Posted On 04 Oct 2020
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New coalition seeks to increase citizen engagement

By Carolyn Marnon – When the Wayne-Westland Coalition was formed, the original intent was to increase citizen engagement. Members found that registered voters weren’t voting in their local elections. The group wanted to overcome the disconnect they felt existed between the...
Posted On 04 Oct 2020
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New library program provides homework help

By Carolyn Marnon – No one knew as we rang in the new decade at midnight on January 1 the incredible upheaval that would enter our lives just three months later. COVID-19 changed the way our students would study and learn during a crazy and unknown time. Now it is 6 months...
Posted On 27 Sep 2020
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Setting students up for success on first day of school

By Carolyn Marnon – As the first day of school loomed large, parents were busy establishing “classrooms” in their homes for their children. No one could have imagined at the start of 2020 that after taking memorable pictures of their children posing with signs, bought and...
Posted On 27 Sep 2020
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Student helping students

By Carolyn Marnon – “Shaping the community’s smallest hands to do great things” has been the driving force for Wayne Memorial High School senior Brooke Johnson. Brooke started Community Circle as a force for change after she attended the Civitan Youth Leadership and...
Posted On 27 Sep 2020
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Return to Learn

By Carolyn Marnon – If there is one thing the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, it’s how important our teachers are. As parents across the country wait for information on what returning to school in the fall looks like, new Wayne Westland Community Schools Superintendent...
Posted On 20 Aug 2020
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Wayne pride shows in class of 2020 Valedictorians and Salutatorians

There are fewer valedictorians this year than in years past, but Wayne Memorial High School has more salutatorians. Both categories of achievement are determined strictly by cumulative GPA. Valedictorians have GPAs 4.0 and above. Salutatorians have GPAs between 3.93 and 3.99....
Posted On 11 Jun 2020