NOVEMBER 2014

It's fall on the WMAES Campus

 

Theme of the Month

Theme of the month: Weather

 

Reminders

Exams are this month!

Thanksgiving Recess takes place Nov. 27–28!

See the calendar for more important dates.

 

Athletics

The Athletics Blood Drive will be held
November 12, from 8am–Noon.
Email jasonsnyder@choiceschools.com to set up a time to donate!

 

Winter Camps

Read more about the 2015 Winter Adventure camps here >

 

November is a time to be thankful.

It’s Parent Survey Time!

We appreciate your participation to help make our school a better place for students, staff and parents!

Parents, every fall and spring we ask our parents to complete a Parent Survey. These surveys are anonymous, and assist with giving our administration and management company the praises, complaints and concerns our parents are currently having.
If you were not able to complete a survey during our Parent/Teacher Conferences, please fill out our survey online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WMAESpsfall2014

Treats on the Trails

Children participating in treats on the trails.

Parents, it’s not only back-to-school for your children, it’s also back-to-school for you!

Halloween is celebrated on the WMAES campus! What a night! Thank you to all the wonderful families who came out Tuesday night to make the first Treats on the Trails a success! You braved the cold weather and wind, and our staff enjoyed seeing all the different costumes. A special thank you to all the students, staff and parents who also helped with the event. It was an exciting night.

Elementary News

There are Busy Learners in First Grade!

Mrs. Shubert’s first graders are busy learners! As they continue to learn about the scientific method, they are also exploring the world of magnets. In language arts, students are discovering story elements and identifying the characters, setting, problem and solutions in the stories they read. Mrs. Shubert and friends are very excited for the upcoming weeks filled with pumpkin and turkey-themed activities!

High School News

Seniors get “As Cold as Ice!”

On Wednesday, November 5, WMAES seniors will be attending the Grand Rapids Griffins Matinee and College Forum.

Students from around the area have the opportunity to hear college representatives speak and then watch a hockey game afterwards! This unique combination of education and fun is an exciting event the WMAES 12th graders look forward to every year!

Outdoor Bound ClubOutdoor Bound Club students hiking.

Embracing Fall

Students had their first Outdoor Bound trip of the year with a gorgeous fall hike along the shores of Hamlin Lake in Ludington.

Everyone enjoyed the beautiful fall colors, island hopping, great views, and finished up the day with delicious hot apple cider. The students were troopers despite the cold weather and drizzle. The next trip is scheduled for mid November.

One student mentioned, “I didn’t even know this place existed!”

Did You Know?

Student Council

A Helping Hand

The Student Council will be kicking off their annual “Toys for Eagles” drive this November.

This is similar to the Toys for Tots drive, except the toys are distributed to families in the WMAES community that are struggling this holiday season. Please consider donating toys, games, books, etc for kids of all ages. The toy drive will be held from November 10 – December 12. Thank you to all the students, families and staff helping this season! You are making this holiday season bright for many WMAES children.

Entreprenuerial Program

New Steps in Business Learning

This past month, the Entrepreneurial Program has been diving into market research.

By using research tools, the students are learning about how their products will solve a problem and meet a need in the marketplace. Fox Motors sent representatives from their marketing department to help discuss this with students. The students were also able to learn about e-marketing techniques commonly used by Fox Motors.

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An Apple a Day

The changing color of the leaves is a sure sign of apple season at WMAES.

Each year, hundreds of students get a chance to press their own apple cider using WMAES’ own cider press.

Although it wasn’t an apple season like last year, WMAES’ property still produced lots of apples. With a little help from a local grower, the students made some great cider while learning a thing or two as well! For example, it takes about 36 apples to make one gallon of cider. So, how much cider would 18 apples make? Also, president John Adams drank a tankard of cider every morning because he believed it promoted good health. It must have, because Adams lived to be 90, making him our third longest living president, behind Ford and Reagan.

So, next time you buy some cider from one of the many local cider mills in Michigan, remember, apples are Michigan’s largest fruit crop, and you just might live longer than most of the presidents!

Students making apple cider.

 

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