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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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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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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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Door decorations celebrate seniors

By Carolyn Marnon – The Class of 2020 in the Wayne Westland Community School District (WWCSD) has had to be creative about how to celebrate the end of their senior year.  It is unknown whether these graduates will have the annual graduation ceremony like past graduates have...
Posted On 17 May 2020
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Zooming to a new school district superintendent

By Carolyn Marnon – Like everything else that has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Education’s search for a new Wayne Westland Community School District Superintendent took a new approach. Board of Education members were going to interview the two...
Posted On 17 May 2020
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Free breakfast and lunch for children

Wayne-Westland Community Schools has been providing access to free breakfast and lunch for all students up to 18 years old and students age 18-26 in the adult transitional program. Families are welcome to pick up meals on the scheduled Monday dates. A 5-day supply of breakfast...
Posted On 17 May 2020
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Veteran receives the first class of 2020 diploma

By Carolyn Marnon – Welcome to the Class of 2020 Avery Hall! A Korean War veteran, Avery left Wayne Memorial High School at the age of 17 to enlist in the Army. He had wanted to join the Army and go to Korea when he was just 16, but he says his folks wouldn’t sign the...
Posted On 07 Mar 2020
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Brooke’s books benefits students of all ages

By Carolyn Marnon – “Community Circle’s first literacy campaign is coming to an end! We were able to help all ranges of grades,” organizer Brooke Johnson exclaimed. “This week I will be packaging and delivering the books to the schools that answered my email that I sent...
Posted On 15 Feb 2020
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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