Accessing the WISD campus with road construction

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 2:15pm

The Teaching and Learning Center, along with High Point School, is open and accessible via traveling north on Wagner Road (from Jackson Avenue/Liberty Street). The installation of a roundabout at the intersection of Scio Church and Wagner does not allow access to WISD campus from the south. Roundabout flyer

Driveway repavement

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 3:30pm

The driveway in front of High Point School is being repaved. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the month.  The attached image shows access to the major parking areas for the WISD campus.

June Literacy News

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:00am

Summer resources to share with students and summer learning opportunities for educators.

Leader Board's edition on equity in education

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 7:15pm

Summer learning for students

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 11:30am

The School Justice Partnership would like to remind families of the importance of engaging students, over the summer, in reading, math, and other enrichment programs. Please see the flyer for suggested activities and resources.

13 Reasons Why information

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 11:00am

13 Reasons Why: Tips and Resources

 

More harm than good?

It’s a question being raised by many in reference to the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, a television program released at the end of March. The series focuses on a young girl who commits suicide and leaves behind 13 messages addressed to the people she feels contributed to her decision to take her life.

Nationally, suicide is the third leading cause of death in young people ages 10-24, and it’s estimated that close to 5,000 lives (in that age group) are lost to suicide each year. In Michigan, suicide is the third leading cause of death for youth ages 10-14. The numbers are staggering and for families and school officials, frightening: It’s reason enough to be informed and aware of the contents of this program, which is gaining popularity with teens.

Washtenaw Intermediate School District, in cooperation with the nine local school districts in our county, would like to advise parents to be engaged with their children as it relates to some of the factors that can lead to teen suicide. Following are tips and resources available to help you navigate this sensitive topic.

  • Consider viewing the show first to determine if this is suitable for your child to watch.
  • Research the issues portrayed in the program, and the companion piece to the series, 13 Reasons Why: Beyond the Reasons.
  • If you have a teenager that wants to view the program, consider watching the show with him/her and have an open and nonjudgmental conversation about the content.
  • Visit Washtenaw Alive: Suicide Prevention Coalition Website (facilitated by Washtenaw County Public Health Department), which is a quick link to local crisis lines, local meetings and support services all in one place.  http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/public_health/health-promotion/washtenaw-alive/washtenaw-alive
  • Reach out to school personnel, including guidance counselors, social workers, and school nurses as a local resource.

 

WEOC presents donation to EMU

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 9:15am

As seen in the Ann Arbor News.

WISD Affirms ALL students

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 9:45am

Events

Responsive Mathematics Institute

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 8:30am
Location : McKenny Hall, EMU Campus

The Responsive Mathematics Institute is an opportunity for educators to examine mathematics instruction from an equity perspective. Participants will explore the following questions:

  • How does identity influence one’s perception of math? 
  • What are strength based instructional models that can be implemented in the mathematics classroom?
  • How can cultural modeling be embedded within the mathematics classroom?
  • How have I imposed my biases on students?
  • What privileges do I have because of my identity?
  • How can we as educators develop a reflective practice?

Questions: email Dr. Jennifer Banks at jbanks@washtenawisd.org.

More details: http://responsivemathematics.weebly.com/

FREE EdCamp for Educators!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 9:00am
Location : 1819 S. Wagner Road, Ann Arbor

Free Edcamp for Teachers! August 23 from 9am-3pm at the Teaching and Learning Center, 1819 S. Wagner Rd., Ann Arbor. Teachers, support staff, district leaders are welcome. The camp is free, but registration required (breakfast provided).
#edcampwisd

The Wonder of Learning Family Day at U-M

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 1:00pm
Location : U-M North Campus

The Wonder of Learning-The Hundred Languages of Children Exhibit at the University of Michigan (June 16-August 26) will have a Family Day event, 1-4 p.m. July 8. Details: wonderoflearning.umich.edu or facebook.com/TWOLAnnArbor

Mission and Vision Statements

The mission of Washtenaw Intermediate School District is to promote the continuous improvement of achievement for every student while providing high-quality service to our customers through leadership, innovation, and collaboration.

WISD's vision is to be the leader in empowering, facilitating, and delivering a high-quality, boundary-spanning, educational system that educates all children through an equitable, inclusive, and holistic approach.

Our Address:

AdvancED Accredited1819 South Wagner Road
PO Box 1406
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1406
Phone: (734) 994-8100
Fax: (734) 994-2203

Ypsilanti Community Schools

1885 Packard Rd
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: (734) 221-1200

http://www.ycschools.us/

Whitmore Lake Public Schools

8845 Main Street
Whitmore Lake, MI 48189
Phone: (734) 449-4464

http://www.wlps.net

Saline Area Schools

7265 Saline-Ann Arbor Rd
Saline, MI 48176
Phone: (734) 429-8000

http://www.salineschools.org

Milan Area Schools

100 Big Red Drive
Milan, MI 48160
Phone: (734) 439-5050

http://milanareaschools.org

Manchester Community Schools

410 City Road
Manchester, MI 48158
Phone: (734) 428-9711

http://www.manchesterschools.us

Lincoln Consolidated Schools

8970 Whittaker Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: (734) 484-7000

http://www.lincoln.k12.mi.us

Dexter Community Schools

7714 Ann Arbor Street
Dexter, MI 48130
Phone: (734) 424-4100

http://dexterschools.org/

Chelsea School District

500 E Washington Street
Chelsea, MI 48118-1199
Phone: (734) 433-2200

www.chelsea.k12.mi.us

Ann Arbor Public Schools

2555 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: (734) 994-2200

http://www.aaps.k12.mi.us