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Businessman helps local children this Christmas

By Carolyn Marnon – The story starts with a little boy in Kosovo whose only knowledge of Christmas is time spent with friends and family. There are no presents involved in these Christmas celebrations. In Kosovo, “You are lucky if someone had a car,” says this now-grown...
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School resource officer returns

By Carolyn Marnon – As the bell rings and students, teachers and administrators make their ways through the halls of Wayne Memorial High School, there is a new face that melts into the crowd. Jordan Arndt is back in high school, although he’s dressing differently than he...
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New technology to track school buses

By Carolyn Marnon – The Wayne-Westland Community School District transportation department has been rolling along with several updates involving their school buses this year. Here Comes the Bus is a new app being used by the transportation department. The app uses global...
Posted On 16 Dec 2019
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Students don’t care about what you know until they know you care

By Carolyn Marnon – Wanting to recognize students who make positive contributions to the school community, Wayne Memorial High School’s new Principal, James Anderson, Ed.D., answered a few questions about himself, his background in education and what he is striving towards...
Posted On 16 Dec 2019
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Wayne alumni thankful to all who have touched his life

By Carolyn Marnon – “I’m still reeling from the amazing weekend that I got,” said Tony Award-winning actor and Westland native and Wayne Memorial High School alumni Gregory Jbara (Greg to his friends) after a whirlwind weekend Sept. 27-29 that had him flying into Detroit...
Posted On 10 Nov 2019
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London lands a super nova award

By Carolyn Marnon – She is the second girl in Michigan and the first girl in her Cub Scout Pack 247 to win the Dr. Luis W. Alvarez Super Nova award. Lilly London received this award, given to honor scouts for exceptional STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)...
Posted On 10 Nov 2019
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Wayne Memorial High School student athletes of the month

Victoria Ley is captain of the Varsity Volleyball team and was first librero, a defensive specialist position, this season. Victoria comes to practice every day ready to work with a positive mindset. As a supportive team captain, she is always rooting on her teammates and helping...
Posted On 10 Nov 2019
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There’s a new band director in town

By Carolyn Marnon – Longtime band director Matt Diroff resigned at the end of the last school year. A new band director is in town at Wayne Memorial High School. Let’s get to know him. What is your background in music? I have played saxophone since 5th grade. In high school...
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Zebra athletes of the Month

Yes, it is October. Because of the timing that is used to choose the student athletes, we are a month behind. That should not, however, take away from recognizing these outstanding athletes in our community. 11th grade student Brookelynn Robertson is involved in sideline...
Posted On 07 Oct 2019
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Wayne-Westland makes superintendent transition

In a mutually-agreed upon resolution, the Wayne-Westland Community Schools Board of Education voted October 1 in a Special Session to end the School District’s administrative relationship with Superintendent Dr. Shelley Holt. The Board voted 7-0 to accept a resignation and...
Posted On 07 Oct 2019