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.

Rising Star Award presented to WISD

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 3:00pm

May Literacy News

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
May literacy blooms! Check out the latest in literacy news including summer reading for all ages and SOEL and IDLL professional learning opportunities.

WISD Affirms ALL students

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 9:45am

WISD Year in Review: 2015-16

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 4:30pm

A snapshot of the scope of the work undertaken by the Washtenaw Intermediate School District is captured in the annual "Year in Review: 2015-16."

Events

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

WISD Board Meeting

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:00pm
Location : 1819 S. Wagner Road, Ann Arbor

The Washtenaw ISD Board of Education will meet for their regularly scheduled board meeting, Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in the boardroom at the Teaching and Learning Center, 1819 S. Wagner Road, Ann Arbor. The public is welcome.

WISD Graduation

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 12:00pm
Location : Teaching and Learning Center

The graduation exercises for the class of 2017 is 12 p.m. June 7, 2017 at the Teaching and Learning Center, 1819 S. Wagner Road, Ann Arbor. Congratulations to the graduates!

Vision Fun Day

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
Location : Gallup Park Meeting Room

The WISD Visually Impaired program hosts a Vision Fun Day, 4-6 p.m. June 11, 2017 at Gallup Park Meeting Room, 3000 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor. There will be games, water activities and pizza. All ages are welcome. RSVP to: amyshepherd@mpviweb.org or lwhite@washtenawisd.org.

DHH Family Picnic

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 5:30pm
Location : High Point School playground

The WISD Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program hosts the annual DHH Family Picnic, 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 6 at the High Point School playground, 1735 Wagner Road, Ann Arbor. Bring a picnic dinner, blanket/chairs and join in a family game and enjoy sweet treats (treats are provided). RSVP to Caitlin Scollin by June 2 at cscollin@washtenawisd.org.

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