Coach Nathan Fleshman, Jon Gibson, Scott Schwartz, Alan Gibson, Nathan Walker, Bryce Wing and Anthony Ausmus.
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End-of-Year Exams

Final exams are scheduled as follows (pending no weather delays/closings):

  • Seniors:  May 25-27, 2016
  • Grades 6-11:  June 3, 6-7, 2016

See schedule for specific details.

Whiteford FFA Greenhouse Opens

The Whiteford FFA Greenhouse, located behind the bus garage (between the ms/hs and elementary buildings), will be open from May 3-June 15, 2016.  See FLYER for details.

Class of 2017 - Senior Picture Information

Planning for the 2016-2017 yearbook is underway, featuring...YOU!!  Senior pictures and baby pictures are due to the yearbook staff by Tuesday, October 25, 2016 (see information sheet for details.  Schedule your appointment early as area photographers fill up fast during the summer months.

 

Backpacks for Kids in Monroe County

The Salvation Army is again coordinating a program called "Supplying Our Future" Backpacks for Kids in Monroe County. See link below for informational letter and referral form for the upcoming school year.

Letter / Referral Form

Completed forms can be turned into the school district business office or to The Salvation Army at 815 East First Street, Monroe, MI 48161 (fax: 734-241-7181).

If you have any questions, would like to participate in one of the back-to-school events or are in a financial position to assist with this program, The Salvation Army would be happy to hear from you. Feel free to contact them at 734-241-0440.

Scrap Metal Fundraiser

Do You Have Scrap Metal Sitting Around You’d Like To Get Rid Of?  Well, the Whiteford football program has a solution for you!! OmniSource will be positioning a dumpster between the schools (by the woods) for all scrap metals to be placed in from May 20-May 30, 2016.  This is a great chance to rid your basement, garage or barn of old junk and help the football program at the same time ~ and it doesn’t cost you anything. Proceeds will be used to purchase necessary equipment upgrades and other football needs.

Note If the dumpster is full, please stack items to the side as we can’t overflow the top.  Also, please make sure that you dump gasoline out of any engines and take the doors off any refrigerators.

Special thanks to OmniSource for donating the dumpster!!

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1 2
May 2
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
V Boys Golf (away)
District Calendar
May 2
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Clinton (at Rustic Glen)
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
V Baseball (H)
District Calendar
May 2
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
vs. Lenawee Christian (DH)
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
MS Track & Field (away)
District Calendar
May 2
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Whitmore Lake
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
JV Baseball (A)
District Calendar
May 2
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Britton-Deerfield (DH; at Britton)
3
May 3
3:10 PM to 4:30 PM
After School Bible Club
District Calendar
May 3
3:10 PM to 4:30 PM
Elem Cafeteria
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
V Track & Field (A)
District Calendar
May 3
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Sand Creek (with Summerfield)
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
WRC Meeting
District Calendar
May 3
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
HS Library
4
May 4
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
WPA Staff Appreciation Breakfast
District Calendar
May 4
7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Lounges
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
V Baseball / Softball (A)
District Calendar
May 4
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Clinton (DH)
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
MS Track & Field (away)
District Calendar
May 4
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Madison
5
May 5
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Flower Sale Pick-Up
District Calendar
May 5
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Near Bus Garage
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
5th Grade Mini-Society Market Day
District Calendar
May 5
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Elem Cafeteria
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
JV Baseball (H)
District Calendar
May 5
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
vs. Clinton (DH)
6
May 6
Decision Day
District Calendar
May 6
Alumni Basketball Tournament
District Calendar
May 6 - May 8
HS Gym
2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
V Track & Field (A)
District Calendar
May 6
2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Onsted Booster Invitational
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
V Boys Golf (away)
District Calendar
May 6
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Sand Creek (at Woodlawn)
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
JV Baseball (A)
District Calendar
May 6
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bedford (DH)
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
V Baseball (H)
District Calendar
May 6
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
vs. Bedford (DH)
7
May 7
Alumni Basketball Tournament
District Calendar
May 6 - May 8
HS Gym
V Softball (A)
District Calendar
May 7
Blissfield Invitational
8
May 8
Alumni Basketball Tournament
District Calendar
May 6 - May 8
HS Gym
9
May 9
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
MS Track & Field (away)
District Calendar
May 9
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Sand Creek
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Basketball Awards Ceremony
District Calendar
May 9
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
HS Cafeteria
6:45 PM to 8:45 PM
4-H Club Meeting
District Calendar
May 9
6:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Elementary Cafeteria
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Board of Education Meeting
District Calendar
May 9
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
MS Board/Community Room
10
May 10
3:10 PM to 4:30 PM
After School Bible Club
District Calendar
May 10
3:10 PM to 4:30 PM
Elem Cafeteria
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
V Track & Field (A)
District Calendar
May 10
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Morenci (with Britton-Deerfield)
11
May 11
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
V Baseball / Softball (H)
District Calendar
May 11
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
vs. Whitmore Lake (DH)
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
MS Track & Field (away)
District Calendar
May 11
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Summerfield
12
May 12
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
V Boys Golf (away)
District Calendar
May 12
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Morenci (at Ironwood)
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
JV Baseball (A)
District Calendar
May 12
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Whitmore Lake (DH)
13
May 13
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
V Boys Golf (away)
District Calendar
May 13
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Bedford Invitational (at Bedford)
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
5th Grade Mini-Society Market Day
District Calendar
May 13
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Elem Cafeteria
2:00 PM to 10:00 PM
WPA Ladies Night Out Craft/Vendor Show
District Calendar
May 13
2:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Elem Cafeteria
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
V Baseball / Softball (A)
District Calendar
May 13
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hudson (DH)
14
May 14
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
V Softball (H)
District Calendar
May 14
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Whiteford Invitational
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
V Baseball (H)
District Calendar
May 14
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Mark Christiensen Invitational
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
V Track & Field (A)
District Calendar
May 14
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Summerfield Invitational
15
May 15
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Senior Sunday
District Calendar
May 15
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
HS Gym / Stage / Cafeteria
16
May 16
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Kindergarten Orientation
District Calendar
May 16
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Elementary Cafeteria
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
MS Track & Field (away)
District Calendar
May 16
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Clinton
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
JV Baseball (H)
District Calendar
May 16
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
vs. Sand Creek (DH)
17
May 17
3:10 PM to 4:30 PM
After School Bible Club
District Calendar
May 17
3:10 PM to 4:30 PM
Elem Cafeteria
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
HS Band/Choir Concert
District Calendar
May 17
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
HS Gym / Stage
18
May 18
8:15 AM to 9:15 AM
WPA Meeting
District Calendar
May 18
8:15 AM to 9:15 AM
Elementary Cafeteria
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
MS Track & Field (away)
District Calendar
May 18
3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
TCC Championships (at Madison)
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
V Baseball / Softball (H)
District Calendar
May 18
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
vs. Morenci (DH)
19
May 19
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
V Boys Golf (away)
District Calendar
May 19
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Monroe County Championship (TBA)
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
JV Baseball (A)
District Calendar
May 19
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Blissfield
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
V Baseball / Softball (A)
District Calendar
May 19
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Blissfield
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
MS Band/Choir Concert
District Calendar
May 19
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
HS Gym / Stage
20
May 20
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
WPA Spring Carnival
District Calendar
May 20
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Elementary Cafeteria
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
V Boys Golf (away)
District Calendar
May 20
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
TCC Championship (at Hantz Club)
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
JV Baseball (A)
District Calendar
May 20
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dundee (DH)
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
V Baseball / Softball (H)
District Calendar
May 20
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
vs. Dundee (DH)
21
May 21
V Track & Field (A)
District Calendar
May 21
MHSAA Regionals (site TBA)
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
JV Baseball (H)
District Calendar
May 21
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Whiteford Invitational
22 23
May 23
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
JV Baseball (A)
District Calendar
May 23
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lenawee Christian (DH)
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
V Baseball / Softball (A)
District Calendar
May 23
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Summerfield (DH)
24
May 24
3:10 PM to 4:30 PM
After School Bible Club
District Calendar
May 24
3:10 PM to 4:30 PM
Elem Cafeteria
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
V Baseball / Softball (A)
District Calendar
May 24
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
vs. Green Hills (at Concordia University)
25
May 25
V Boys Golf (away)
District Calendar
May 25
MHSAA Districts (at Whitmore Lake)
3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Math 24 Competition
District Calendar
May 25
3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
HS Gym / Cafeteria
3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
V Track & Field (A)
District Calendar
May 25
3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
TCC Championships (at Summerfield)
26
May 26
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Safety Day
District Calendar
May 26
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
FB Practice Field
27
May 27
1:30 PM to 2:55 PM
BattleCat Games
District Calendar
May 27
1:30 PM to 2:55 PM
HS Gym
3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
MS BattleCats Dance
District Calendar
May 27
3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
MS Gym
28
29 30
May 30
NO SCHOOL: Memorial Day
District Calendar
May 30
31
May 31
V Baseball (H)
District Calendar
May 31
MHSAA Pre-Districts (at Summerfield)
V Baseball / Softball (A)
District Calendar
May 31
MHSAA Districts (at Summerfield)
       

REQUESTS FOR PROPOSAL

Whiteford Schools is currently accepting bids for the following sinking fund projects:

A pre-bid meeting/walkthrough is scheduled for May 19, 2016 (3:30 PM) in the parking lot west of the Whiteford High School Football Field.  Copies of drawings/project manuals, together with any additional information desired, may be secured from the office of STOUGH and STOUGH ARCHITECTS, 6377 River Crossing-Suite 1, Sylvania, OH  43560.  Phone - 419.885.3583; fax - 419.885.3824; email:  stough@StoughArchitects.com.

Sealed bids must be received no later than May 31, 2016 (2:00 PM) to qualify.

                                                                               

                                                                          

 

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District 12 HS Solo & Ensemble Festival Results

Congratulations to the Women's Ensemble (Excellent rating with Superior Distinction), Elizabeth Gozdowski (Excellent with Superior Distinction), Men's Ensemble (Excellent), Samantha Scott (Excellent), Savannah Scott (Excellent), Alan Gibson (Excellent), Sam Malhoit (Good, with State Eligibility), Nick Garrison (Good) and Jake Lenhart (Good). We are very proud of these amazing singers!

FFA Competes at Regional Contests / Qualifies for State Convention

Fifteen members from the Whiteford FFA competed in Regional FFA Contests at Saline on Wednesday, February 17th. Thirteen (13) of them will advance to compete at the State FFA Convention March 9-11 in East Lansing, Michigan. Earning 1st place and moving on to State Convention in the Ag Issues Contest was the team of Luke Mills, Madison Durden, Jessica Link, Katie Lipp, Katlyn Taylor, and Lindsey Walker with their skit on “The Lake Erie Water Crisis”. Earning 2nd place and also moving on to State Convention was the Junior High Conduct of Meetings Team of Mallory Simmons, Jordan Wilson, Jessica Mercurio, Jessica Gozdowski, Gracie Jennings, Jaide Wilson, and Megan Wilson. Congratulations to all participants!

FFA District Leadership Results

Thirty-five students from the Whiteford FFA competed in the Region 2, District 2 Leadership Development Contests at the Lenawee ISD Tech Center in Adrian, MI on February 3, 2016, along with FFA members from Dundee, Milan, Saline, Sand Creek, Lenawee ISD, and Manchester. Of the 35 Whiteford FFA members who participated, 15 will move on to the Region 2 FFA Contests at Saline High School on February 17th. Click HERE for complete More...

Football / Cross Country Teams Advance

Congratulations to our Varsity Football and Boy's Cross Country Teams! The football team won their first playoff game Friday night and is headed to Morenci for the second round (11/6/15 - 7:00 PM kickoff). Also, the cross country team won this past Saturday and is headed to States this weekend at Michigan International Speedway (Brooklyn, MI).

Gibson Named DAR Essay Scholarship Winner

On April 6, 2016, Alan Gibson was invited to the annual Good Citizens Luncheon sponsored by the Nancy DeGraff Toll Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The teachers of Whiteford High School nominated Alan to represent Whiteford in the Good Citizen Program. At the time of nomination, Alan was given the opportunity to participate in the county-wide Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Scholarship Contest. Alan was named the 2016 DAR Essay Scholarship Winner and was presented with an award and a scholarship.

HOBY Representative Selected

Congratulations to Elizabeth Gozdowski (daughter of Edward and Kerry Gozdowski) for being selected to represent Whiteford High School at the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar. Elizabeth’s outgoing personality and leadership qualities make her an excellent student to attend the conference. One sophomore from each high school in Michigan can be nominated to participate in this workshop whose focus is the development of leadership in the context of the democratic free enterprise. Students will engage in instruction and debate over public policy issues, leadership styles, and will have the opportunity to make practical application in their skill. The HOBY workshop will be held May 20 through May 22, 2016 on the campus of Northwood University in Midland, Michigan.

HS Quiz Bowl Team Places 2nd

Congratulations to the members of the HS Quiz Bowl Team for finishing 2nd in the 2015-2016 County Quiz Bowl Tournament on Thursday, December 3rd. After defeating teams from Airport, Mason and Ida in the early rounds, the team again faced Ida in the finals of the double-elimination tournament. While losing the first match of the final, the team bounced back with an outstanding game 2 in one of the closest matches ever, being defeated in sudden death in an extremely close overtime. Team members included Alan Gibson, Jon Gibson, Scott Schwartz, Nathan Walker, Bryce Wing, Anthony Ausmus, and were coached by teacher Nathan Fleshman. Way to go Bobcats!!

HS Students Accepted into Owens CC Honors Band

Congratulations to the following students who were accepted into the Owens Community College Honors Band, which will perform May 9th at 7:00 PM at the college: Sam Malhoit, Jake Lenhart, Abby Clawson, Alan Gibson, Jake Gibbs, Maddie Curtis, and Carolyn Meeks.

Men's and Women's Ensembles Announced

Congratulations to the following high school students who were named to the Men’s and Women’s Ensembles for the 2015-2016 school year … Soprano I: Samantha Scott, Elizabeth Gozdowski, Kaissidy Homolka; Soprano II: Laura Wright, Emily Whittum, Sydney Roscoe; Alto I: Sharon Kroma, Madelyn Curtis, Carolyn Meeks; Alto II: Savannah Scott, Abby Clausen, Chloe Walton; Tenor I: Nick Garrison, Dylan Nelson; Tenor II: Sam Malhoit, Kasey Ebersole, Jordan Koth; Baritone: Alan Gibson , Jacob Gibbs; Bass: Jonathan McBride, Nathan Walker, Lucas Ott.

MS Believing and Succeeding Award

The Middle School Believing and Succeeding Award is given to a middle school student who has been recognized by the MS/HS Principal as setting a goal and believing in themselves enough that they have succeeded in accomplishing that goal. Recipients for the month of April 2016 are Ryan Oberle (6th grade), Raven Burkett (7th grade) and Kyle Haubrich (8th grade). Congratulations!!

MS Students of the Month

Middle School students of the month are chosen by the middle school faculty for a variety of different reasons, including outstanding academic performance, improvement and growth in their school work, having a positive attitude and leadership skills. Recipients for the month of April 2016 are Brea Gilson (6th grade), Kyleigh Borowicz (7th grade) and Trenton Kolmar (8th grade). Congratulations!!

MYLead Representative Selected

Congratulations to Scott Schwartz (son of Carl and Jennifer Schwartz) for being selected to represent Whiteford High School at the Michigan Youth Leadership Conference. Scott demonstrates leadership potential and excels academically, making him an excellent choice for the conference. One sophomore from each high school in Michigan can be nominated to participate in the conference that focuses on energetic interaction with leaders of today and positive peer interactions, as well. Conference activities include motivational speakers, panel discussions about current events, team-building exercises, and much more. The Michigan Youth Leadership Conference will be held at Michigan State University in May and June.

NHS/Class of 2016 Blood Drive

On Monday, March 21st, the Class of 2016 and the National Honor Society sponsored the annual Red Cross Blood Drive.  The Red Cross collected 37 products, which translates into 111 potentially life saving blood products.  The Senior Class and the Honor Society would like to thank all the students, staff, and community members who donated. Mark your calendars for these upcoming drives: November 19, 2016, January 21, 2017 and March 20, 2017. HOPE begins with you!

Region "C" Honors Choir Participants Named

Congratulations to the following Whiteford singers for advancing to the Region "C" Honors Choir -- Elizabeth Gozdowski, Samantha Scott, Laura Wright, Sam Malhoit, Emily Whittum, Abby Clawson, Savannah Scott and Alan Gibson. They will perform in the District concert on December 5th at South Lyons HS.

Six HS Choir Members Advance to State Honors Choir

Congratulations to Elizabeth Gozdowski, Emily Whittum, Abby Clawson, Samantha Scott, Savannah Scott, Laura Wright, Sam Malhoit and Alan Gibson who performed in the Region "C" District Honors Choir Concert at South Lyon HS last Saturday. Based on their high audition scores that day - Abby, Samantha, Savannah, Laura, Sam and Alan will advance to the STATE HONORS CHOIRS in January at the Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids. Way to go singers!

Three Students Named to All-State Choir

Congratulations to Savannah Scott, Alan Gibson and Sam Malhoit who were selected as three of Michigan’s 120 best singers (this is the third and final tier from an audition process that started last fall)!! They will perform at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival concert in May 2016.

Whiteford Receives $5,000 Grant

Whiteford High School is one of 100 schools across the state selected by Michigan College Access Network to receive a $5,000 grant that will boost efforts to help students pursue education beyond high school. More...