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105c Applications Accepted

Whiteford Agricultural School District is accepting applications from residents of Lenawee, Washtenaw and Wayne counties through the Out-of-County Schools of Choice Program (105c) for limited availability in grades kindergarten through 12th grade.

You may apply by filling out an application obtainable at the Superintendent’s Office located at 6655 Consear Road, Ottawa Lake, Michigan or by downloading the application form.  Applications will be accepted at the Superintendent’s Office from July 13, 2016 - August 12, 2016.

Transportation Request

Important information regarding bus transportation for next school year (2016-2017)  was sent via email to those homes in which the district has an address on file. If you did not receive the letter and form via email, please click HERE to obtain a copy of the letter/form. Forms are due back no later than June 1st. Thank you for your prompt attention to this request.

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.

Brick Pavers Available

Engraved brick pavers are available for purchase through the Whiteford Athletic Boosters.  Currently, they are offering a graduation special:  receive $5 off the price of a 4" x 8" paver, $10 off the price of a 8" x 8" red brick paver, or $20 off the price of a 8" x 8" granite paver.  Click HERE for an order form (note: the order form shows the regular prices, so deduct the amount shown above from the price on the form).

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Baseball Team Wins League Championship

Congratulations to the Whiteford Varsity Baseball Team for winning the Tri-County Conference with an undefeated 14-0 record. The boys finished the regular season 23-8

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.

Lenhart To Compete at State Golf Championships

Connor Lenhart qualified for the Division 4 MHSAA Golf Championships at Forest Akers Golf Course in East Lansing. He will complete in the finals on June 10th and 11th. Congratulations ... and Good Luck Connor!!

Math 24 Competition

The annual Math 24 Competition was held on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Fifty-eight (58) middle school students participated, along with 30 high school student judges and five teachers. Congratulations to the following winners: Caleb Willis, Sidney Miller, Ryan Oberle, Cole Giesige, Isaac Gapp, Ky Ritenour, Jasah Urrutia, Olyvia Griffin, Daniel Gapp, Adam Lenhart, Taylor Yount and Nick Marchant.

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 May 2016 are Cole Crouch (6th grade), Devon Shaw (7th grade) and Mackenzie Lay (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 May 2016 are Emily Wells (6th grade), Jasah Urrutia (7th grade) and Vivian Szymanski (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...