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2016-2017 School Calendar
Western's 2016-2017 School Calendar
One Page Summary 2016-2017 School Calendar
Starting with the 2016-2017 school year, school districts in Michigan must provide a minimum of 180 days of student instruction. For many districts including Western, this means having to add days onto their existing calendars. Over a year ago, the superintendents in Jackson County and their boards of education began talking about developing a "common calendar" for the county. After much discussion and receiving a waiver from the the State of Michigan to start before Labor Day, the common calendar for Jackson County is becoming a reality. We are very aware that not everyone likes the notion of starting school before Labor Day, but for many of us this is returning to what was done prior to the 2006 legislation. Regardless, the 180 day requirement exists and whether we add time onto the beginning or end of the school year it will shorten summer vacation.
SAVE THE DATES!
For your planning purposes for GRADUATION 2017!
Please note the following important dates for our SENIORS, the WHS Class of 2017!
May 24th, 2017, seniors last day
May 26th, Senior Send Off Honors All School Assembly 1st hour
May 31st, Honors Night 6 PM
June 1st, Baccalaureate 6PM TBD
FRIDAY, JUNE 2ND 7PM GRADUATION!
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Western School District will be providing summer school for students who are in need of credit recovery or wish to take a required course ahead of time. These students will need to contact their counselor as soon as possible to enroll for the summer of 2016.
The district will be using Edgenuity, which is a program that offers students our core and some elective courses offered at the high school. The classes on Edgenuity are entirely online but students will be required to come into the school to take tests and exams.
A supervisor will be at our Western High school in the front computer lab on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 to 3pm throughout the summer. We strongly encourage attendance during these times as no other supervision or assistance will be available. There will be no food, drink, or transportation provided for students.
The cost for using Edgenuity over the summer will be $75 for each semester of a class. Checks should be made out to Western School District. $25 will be refunded for each course that a student completes before the start of the 2016-2017 school year. Students who were enrolled in Edgenuity during the school year for credit recovery may finish free of charge during this time. Please contact Mr. Smith if you have any questions. (Joshua.Smith@wsdpanthers.org ( 517-841-8276)
Please watch this video before contacting your counselor.
SENIORS! Save the dates!
The merry month of May will be here before you know it!
Here are some dates you may need NOW for GRADUATION planning purposes:
Senior assembly: Receive caps and gowns Monday May 23rd
Seniors exam days (for those who need to take final exams): May 26th and 27th
Senior All School Honors Assembly: Friday May 27th CAPS AND GOWNS FORMAL EVENT
Senior Luncheon: Friday May 27 from 11A to 2P at the Cascades Manor House
Honors Night: June 1st 7 PM in the community arts center, CAPS & GOWNS FORMAL EVENT
Baccalaureate: 6P, June 2nd at Calvary United Methodist Church CAPS & GOWNS FORMAL EVENT
MANDATORY Graduation Practice : WHS gym 8 AM Friday, June 3rd.
*GRADUATION: Sunday, June 5th, WHS gym, 3:00 CAPS AND GOWNS FORMAL EVENT
Information re: M-Step Testing
M-Step testing and results!
Information produced by the State Department of Education for your perusal.
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back to our school!
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then, Manage my RED Card
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You will be asked to speak the name of our town and state, and then later the name of our school. If it cannot recognize the school name, you will be transferred to a real, live person. That person will sign you up to ensure that 1% of your spending goes to Western High School!
- Call 1-800-755-5856
- Enter the last 4 digits of card number then press “#”
- Then, last 4 digits of the primary card holder’s SSN then press “#”
- Pick option 5 to hear more options
- Then, push 1 for Take Charge of Education
- You will be asked if you are already signed up for Western High School
- If you are not, PLEASE ENROLL!!