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Basketball District Brackets Announced

Support the Whiteford Bobcat basketball teams at the end of the season as they enter MHSAA Distrit competition.  Girls districts will be held at Blissfield Schools February 27-March 3, 2017 (see bracket) and boys districts will be held at St. Mary Catholic Central Schools March 6-10, 2017 (see bracket).

Spring Musical

The Whiteford Music Department and Whiteford Music Boosters proudly present Disney's "The Little Mermaid" the weekend of March 17-19, 2017.  Showtimes are 7:30 PM (Friday-Saturday) and 2:30 PM (Sunday).  For advance tickets/questions, please contact 616-745-5907 or email:  whitefordmusical@gmail.com.  See flyer for additional information.

Drug Fact Awareness Week

Students in the middle and high school had the opportunity to participate in Drug Fact Awareness Week from January 23-27. Students answered drug fact trivia questions throughout the day for a chance to win gift cards. The key point for this campaign was to make students and the community aware of the RED MED BOXES located at six different locations in Monroe County. The closest one to Ottawa Lake is at the Bedford Substation-Monroe County Sheriff's Department. Parents are encouraged to take the survey to help the Monroe County Substance Abuse Coalition. Please send a note in with your student to the high school office after completing the survey and your name will be entered into a drawing to receive a gift card. One is available for both middle and high school.

Get Ready for Success on the New SAT!

The Monroe County ISD is hosting a practice session on Saturday, February 25, 2017. See flyer for more information.

Employment Opportunity

Whiteford has three positions in which we have an immediate need to fill: 2 assistant varsity track & field coaches and a stage manager for the spring musical. Interested individuals should apply online at:
https://www.applitrack.com/whitefordk12/onlineapp/

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Feb 1
4:30 PM to 8:00 PM
MS Girls Basketball (A)
at Clinton
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Feb 2
3:10 PM to 4:15 PM
Girl Scout Meeting
Elem Cafeteria
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3:15 PM to 4:30 PM
Girl Scouts Junior Troop (grades 4-5)
Elem Reading Room
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5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
JV/V Girls Basketball (A)
at Madison
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3
Feb 3
5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
JV/V Boys Basketball (H)
vs. Madison
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4
Feb 4
7:30 AM to 11:30 AM
WRC 1-2 Basketball Games
MS Gym
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9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
WRC Games
MS Games
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1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
V Girls Basketball (H)
vs. Emmanual Baptist Christian
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5 6
Feb 6
4:30 PM to 8:00 PM
MS Girls Basketball (A)
at Summerfield
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6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Special Board of Education Meeting
MS Board/Community Room
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7
Feb 7
5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
JV/V Boys Basketball (H)
vs. Whitmore Lake
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5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
JV/V Girls Basketball (A)
at Whitmore Lake
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7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
WRC Meeting
HS Library
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8
Feb 8
4:30 PM to 8:00 PM
MS Girls Basketball (H)
vs. Morenci
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6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Brownie Girl Scout Troop Meeting
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9
Feb 9
3:15 PM to 4:30 PM
Girl Scouts Junior Troop (grades 4-5)
Elem Reading Room
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5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
JV/V Girls Basketball (A)
at Clinton
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10
Feb 10
5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
JV/V Boys Basketball (A)
at Clinton
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6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
MS Sweetheart Dance
MS Gym
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11
Feb 11
7:30 AM to 11:30 AM
WRC 1-2 Basketball Games
MS Gym
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9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
WRC Games
MS Gym
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Feb 12
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Elem Softball Clinic
MS Gym
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3:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Men's Basketball League
HS Gym
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Feb 13
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Special Board of Education Meeting
MS Board/Community Room
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6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Board of Education Meeting
MS Board/Community Room
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6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Board of Education Meeting
MS Board/Community Room
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Feb 14
2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Blood Drive
Elem Cafeteria
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5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
JV/V Girls Basketball (H)
vs. Erie-Mason
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Feb 16
11:00 AM to 11:10 AM
EARLY DISMISSAL
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Teacher professional development

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
Both Buildings (in classrooms)
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5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
JV/V Girls Basketball (A)
at Morenci
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Feb 17
11:00 AM to 11:10 AM
EARLY DISMISSAL
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Teacher professional develpment

5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
JV/V Boys Basketball (H)
ms. Morenci
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7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Miss Whiteford Dance
HS Gym
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Feb 18
7:30 AM to 11:30 AM
WRC 1-2 Basketball Games
MS Gym
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9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
WRC Games
MS Gym
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Feb 19
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Elem Softball Clinic
MS Gym
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3:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Men's Basketball League
HS Gym
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20
Feb 20
MS Girls Basketball (A)
at Morenci Tournament
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NO SCHOOL: Presidents' Day
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5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
JV/V Girls Basketball (A)
at Dundee
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21
Feb 21
8:15 AM to 10:00 AM
WPA Meeting
HS Library
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5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
JV/V Boys Basketball (A)
at Sand Creek
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22 23
Feb 23
3:15 PM to 4:30 PM
Girl Scouts Junior Troop (grades 4-5)
Elem Reading Room
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Feb 24
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
MS Spelling Bee
HS Library
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5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
JV/V Boys Basketball (A)
at Summerfield
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Feb 25
7:30 AM to 11:30 AM
WRC 1-2 Basketball Games
MS Gym
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9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
WRC Games
MS Gym
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Feb 26
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Elem Softball Clinic
MS Gym
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3:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Men's Basketball League
HS Gym
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Feb 28
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
JV/V Boys Basketball (H)
vs. Greenhills
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FFA Competes at District Leadership Contest

The Whiteford FFA traveled to Manchester HS to compete in district leadership contests on Wednesday February 1st. Of the 43 Whiteford FFA members who competed in contests, 27 earned 1st or 2nd place in their respective contest and will move on to regional FFA leadership contests at Saline on Wednesday, February 15. The following Whiteford members will move on to the regional contests: • Ag Issues team of Madison Durden, Jessica Link, Katie Lipp, Kaitlyn Taylor, and Lindsey Walker earned first place with their Ag Issues presentation on the new Veterinary Feed Directive. • Morgan Olrich earned first place with her junior high public speech on showing bunnies in 4-H. • Madison Lee earned second place with her junior high public speech on Entropion in Dogs. • Jacob Lewis earned first place in the extemporaneous public speaking contest. • Erin Manley earned second place in the job interview contest. • Emma Spradling earned second place in the FFA Creed speaking contest. • Baylee Baldwin, Millie Iott, and Raegan Tansel, and Morgan Anthony earned 2nd place with their demonstration on Making a cake donut: Agritourism and the Cottage Food Law • The Junior High Conduct of Meetings team of Owen Acton, Evan Dyer, Matt Newman, Brayden Wright, Jasah Urrutia, Devon Shaw, and Caleb Walton earned second place performing a mock meeting. • The Greenhand Conduct of Meetings team of Mallory Simmons, Jessica Mercurio, Heather Gobba, Madison Hines, Kyle Haubrich, Isaiah Shelton, Megan Wilson earned 1st place in their contest performing a mock meeting.

FFA Students Perform Well at Regional Competition

Regional FFA Leadership Development Contests took place at Saline HS on Wednesday, February 15. Twenty-seven (27) Whiteford students competed against FFA members from 23 other schools in Michigan FFA’s Region 2. All 1st and 2nd place teams at regional contests will advance to compete for a state championship at the Michigan State FFA Convention on March 8-10, which includes 10 students from Whiteford! See below for results: • 1st place-Demonstration team of Raegan Tansel, Milly Iott, and Baylee Baldwin with their demonstration on Agritourism and the Cottage Food Law: Making the Perfect Cake Donut. • 2nd place—Ag Issues team of Madison Durden, Jessica Link, Katie Lipp, Katlyn Taylor, and Lindsey Walker performed an Ag Issue on The Veterinary Feed Directive. • 2nd place—Erin Manley in the job interview contest. • 2nd place—Emma Spradling in the Creed Speaking Contest. • 3rd place—Jacob Lewis in the Extemporaneous Public Speaking Contest. • 3rd place—Morgan Olrich in the Junior High Public Speaking Contest with her speech on bunnies. • 4th place—Madison Lee in the Junior High Public Speaking Contest with her speech on Entropion in dogs. • 4th place—The Junior High Conduct of Meetings team consisting of Owen Acton, Brayden Wright, Devon Shaw, Caleb Walton, Jasah Urrutia, Evan Dyer, and Matthew Newman. • 4th place—The Greenhand Conduct of Meetings team consisting of Mallory Simmons, Jessica Mercurio, Isaiah Shelton, Kyle Haubrich, Megan Wilson, Madison Hines, and Heather Gobba.

HS Students Help Residents Register to Vote

American History students in Mr. Simmons' class will be out registering voters in Lambertville on Thursday, October 6 from 8:15am to 10:30am. Students will be handing out registration forms for those that would like to register before the deadline (October 11), informing voters of the importance of voting, and encouraging the community to perform a great civic duty on November 8.

MS Students of the Month

Middle School students of the month are chosen by the middle school faculty based on a specific character trait for the month, with the month of January 2017 being "integrity". Recipients for the month are Halle Norman (6th grade), Emily Wells (7th grade) and Leah Donnelly (8th grade). Congratulations!!

MSVMA Solo & Ensemble Festival Results

The District 12 MSVMA Solo and Ensemble Festival was held at EMU on February 4th. Listed below are how Whiteford vocal students scored: • Women's Ensemble - Division I, Excellent, qualifies for State Festival • Men's Ensemble - Division II, Good Soloists: • Nick Garrison - Division II, Good • Chloe Walton - Division II, Good, qualifies for State Festival • Elizabeth Gozdowski - Division I, Excellent, Qualifies for State Festival • Nathan Walker - Division II , Good, qualifies for State Festival • Adam Lenhart - Division I, Excellent, qualifies for State Festival Congrats to these amazing singers !!!!!!!!

Proud moment for Whiteford's Agri-Science Program!!!

Congratulations to our Whiteford Ag Science and Whiteford Ag Explore students for their outstanding performance during the recent FFA Boiler Contest. The middle school “McChicks” team took State Champ honors and the middle school “Poultry Power” team took 3rd place Gold out of 17 middle school teams. 142 teams participated at the high school level with “Thomas and His Chicks” finishing with a 7th place/Gold. Other respective place finishers were Hot Chix,12th/Gold, Big Chicken 21st/Gold, 7 Chicks 30th/Silver, $quad 40th Silver, and NA (Home) 46th/Silver. The primary goal of the Michigan FFA Broiler Project Program is to enhance students’ knowledge in animal husbandry, science, mathematics, English, and other academic subjects. Moreover, in this academic achievement endeavor, students participate in real world experiences by raising the biggest birds possible in the shortest period of time using safe and ethical industry recommendations. Agriscience and natural resources education programs throughout Michigan have found that this innovative and creative educational thrust adds enormous value to FFA chapter program of activities. The Michigan FFA Broiler Project Program has been a hallmark and signature thrust in Michigan because it has assisted students in developing skill sets in problem-solving, working in teams, managing time, and other personal development areas. A special thanks to teachers Nathan Fleshman and Jake Gust for their time and efforts in preparing these students for this, as well as other contest and leadership experiences.

Region C" District Honors Choir

Congratulations to the following Whiteford singers for advancing to Region C District Honors Choir: Taylor Yount, Chloe Walton, Nick Garrison, Dylan Nelson, Adam Lenhart, Jacob Gibbs, and Nathan Walker. They are to be commended for this exciting accomplishment! They will be performing in the district concert on Saturday, Dec. 3rd, at South Lyons HS and will have the opportunity to audition for State Honors Choir that day!

Two Students Named to MYAF All-State Choir

Nathan Walker and Dylan Nelson were named to the Michigan Youth Arts Festival All-State Choir. This is a select group of auditioned singers from the District and State Honors Choirs, which start out with 1,500 auditions and culminates to the 125 best scores! They will perform at the MYAF festival in Kalamazoo on May 20th.