January Literacy News

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 9:00am

Information in this month's Literacy Blog includes:

*Reading, writing, speaking and listening to make a difference
*Upcoming professional learning: reading instruction, Disciplinary Literacy and digital research writing

WISD Closed January 16

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 8:00am

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, all WISD programs and locations will be closed.

Homeless student pursues passion with help from EPHY

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 2:15pm

The Education Project for Homeless Youth (EPHY) helped to purchase costume items for Rainbow Pugh, a Skyline H.S. junior, which were needed for his dance audition. Read the motivational story in InspirED magazine!

Don't let the weather stall academic progress

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 2:45pm

The attached information flyer has tips on ways to maximize your child's attendance when the weather turns severe.

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."

WISD publication wins state award

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 8:45am

The Michigan School Public Relations Association (MSPRA) announced the winners of their annual state communications contest. Washtenaw ISD was honored with a "Distinguised" award (highest award) for the publication "Collective WISDom: A Year in Review." Publications are judged on content, readability, and appearance. The annual contest is held to promote quality and recognize excellence in professional school communications.

WISD's service to local districts

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 3:30pm

The link will take you to the site where you can learn more about the various services that Washtenaw ISD provides to local districts.


Suit & Tie Drive on MLK Jr. Day

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 10:00am
Location : EMU Student Center

Suit & Tie Drive, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, January 16, sponsored by Washtenaw My Brother’s Keeper. Donations of clean (dry clean preferred), new, or used items accepted at the EMU Student Center, 900 Oakwood St., Ypsilanti. The suits and ties will be donated to Ypsilanti Community Schools and the Brown Chapel AME clothes closet for distribution. Details: (313) 806-4251.

No More Reading Instruction without Differentiation

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 9:00am
Location : 1819 S. Wagner Road, Ann Arbor

K-3 Teachers won't want to miss this exceptional learning opportunity that can impact the success of students for life. Participants will learn from co-author of the book No More Reading Instruction without Differentiation, Lynne Geronemus Bigleman during a one-day session, 9 a.m. January 25, 2017 at the WISD Teaching and Learning Center. Registration required.

Adult Education Options

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:00am
Location : Ypsilanti Township Community Center

WISD and WCC announce upcoming orientations for Adult Education, GED, and ESL courses.  The following information is for the newest location addition in Ypsilanti:

Registration Open House
Ypsilanti Township Community Center
2025 E Clark Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
10:00am to 2:00pm or 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
10:00am to 2:00pm or 5:00pm to 8:00pm

MLK Jr. Day Children & Youth Program

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 8:30am
Location : U-M Modern Languages Building

The 19th annual U-M Martin Luther King Jr. Day Children & Youth Program is 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., 812 E. Washington St. Ann Arbor. All students in grades K-12 in southeast Michigan are invited to this free event that includes workshops, live performances, and lunch. Registration required.

Citizen, An American Lyric: A Discussion with Claudia Rankine

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
Location : U-M Rackham Auditorium
Citizen, An American Lyric: A Discussion with Claudia Rankine
January 16, 2017, 4:00 PM-5:30PM
o    Auditorium Rackham
o    915 East Washington Street Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
Institute for Social Research and the Institute for the Humanities presents: Claudia Rankine
Noted poet and MacArthur Fellow, Claudia Rankine, will discuss American racism through her highly-acclaimed lyric poem, Citizen.
From the publisher:
“Claudia Rankine’s bold new book [Citizen] recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seemingly slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV—everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person’s ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship. In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named “post-race” society.”
Is RSVP required? No
Event Contact Info
o    Margaret Hicken

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.

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PO Box 1406
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1406
Phone: (734) 994-8100
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Ypsilanti Community Schools

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


Whitmore Lake Public Schools

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


Saline Area Schools

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


Milan Area Schools

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


Manchester Community Schools

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


Lincoln Consolidated Schools

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


Dexter Community Schools

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


Chelsea School District

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


Ann Arbor Public Schools

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