Garfield Community School
Western Wayne Skill Center
WWSC Schedule for the Week of January 24, 2022
Monday, January 24-Full Day of School
Tuesday, January 25-Full Day of School
Wednesday, January 26-Full Day of School
Thursday, January 27-Full Day of School
Friday, January 28-NO SCHOOL
LPS Parent Advisory Committee
Please click on the link below for information and dates for the LPS Parent Advisory Committee Dates. The next meeting will be held virtually and is scheduled for January 20, 2022 from 6:00-7:30 PM. Dr. Jennifer Taiariol, Director of Student Services for Livonia Public Schools, and other special education administrators from the school district will speak about the programs and services provided to students with disabilities. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions of the speakers. The meeting will conclude with an opportunity for participants to ask questions of one another for networking purposes. Click on the link below for the link to the meeting.
The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) consists, in part, of parents who have students receiving special education services within Livonia Public Schools. It is an opportunity to network with other parents, ask questions to one or more LPS special education administrators, and learn strategies to implement at home to help your student academically, socially, and emotionally. We also discuss topics such as support for students and families through agencies, opportunities for socialization, and the like.
The other 2021-2022 meeting dates are scheduled for:
January 20, 2022
March 10, 2022
March 24, 2022
May 12, 2022
You do not need to attend all meetings to participate. PAC would love to have you join each meeting, but if that's not possible, it is perfectly fine!
If you have any questions, please email Patrick Mies at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may call 734-744-2810 x35902.
Educator and Support Staff of the Year
Congratulations to Amy and Eric who received Educator and Support Staff of the Year Awards!!!
Secondary Educator of the Year
Amy Munday is a special education teacher in the Western Wayne Skill Center program at Garfield Community School. She has been teaching in Livonia Public Schools for 14 years.
Mrs. Munday is known for her positive attitude, her genuine connections and relationships with her students, families and colleagues. More than ever before, Mrs. Munday has shown her perseverance and creativity throughout the Covid-19 health crisis by turning her interest and talent in refinishing household furniture into a micro-business. She and her students work each day to refinish donated pieces of furniture - giving new life to worn out desks, chairs, dressers, tables, etc. She and her students then sell the pieces on their Skill-Ful Designs Facebook page. All proceeds benefit Garfield Community School.
Her colleagues said she has an “innovative mindset” that extends well beyond a “growth mindset.” She works tirelessly to provide learning experiences for her students, while caring deeply about their overall wellbeing.
Support Staff of the Year
Eric Raymond is the building supervisor at Garfield Community School, where he has worked for 11 years. He is a 34-year employee of Livonia Public Schools.
Mr. Raymond is known as being “the heart of the school,” keeping the building and grounds clean, safe and welcoming. He is described as being an “outstanding example of a respectful and kind human being” who has a work ethic that is second to none. He truly takes pride in keeping Garfield an impeccable learning environment for students and staff in the three programs that are housed at the school.
Outside of his custodial duties, Mr. Raymond takes it upon himself to build relationships with students, even inviting them to partner with him during his work day. For students who may need to move around throughout the day, Mr. Raymond develops a work plan and teaches skills that students will carry into their daily lives. He is patient and kind while offering instruction and it is apparent that the students truly love working alongside Mr. Raymond.
The Garfield staff and students created a video with a few of the many reasons Amy and Eric are AWESOME!! Click here to watch the video.
WWSC Craft Show Update
Please note, the in person Holiday Craft Show scheduled for December 10th (8:30-1:30) has been canceled. Students brought home a paper Holiday Craft Order Form to purchase crafts and raffle tickets on Thursday, December 2nd. Please refer to the form if you would like to order crafts made by students and/or to buy raffle tickets. All order forms and payments are due by December 13th.
Back by Popular Demand!A few years ago, we implemented a duck program in one of our courtyards at the Western Wayne Skill Center. Our students got to hold the ducks, feed them, provide fresh water, retrieve eggs, change their bedding, etc. It was a great learning opportunity!Due to COVID-19, and the statewide mandatory school shutdown, we gave those ducks to a family near Jackson, Michigan as we were unable to care for them while learning remotely.On October 22, 2021, we acquired 3 new adult ducks. They were purchased from a conservationist in Fenton, Michigan. Students have shown a lot of enthusiasm with the ducks' recent arrival and our feathered friends appear to enjoy their new home! Students in the Horticulture/Culinary Arts classes named the ducks Daisy (brown duck), Pebbles (white duck), and Maggie (black duck). Our ducks are all of different Heritage breeds. One is an Ancona, the other is a Magpie, and we also have one that's a Silver Apple Yard.When they begin laying eggs, which is expected late winter, our students in our culinary programs will use those eggs as they learn more about cooking and baking.If you have any questions related to the ducks, please don't hesitate to ask!!Sincerely,Patrick Mies, Ph.D.PrincipalWestern Wayne Skill CenterLivonia Public Schools
Skill-ful Designs is a new class at the Western Wayne Skill Center! It is a community supported class and involves students accepting donated furniture and turning it into one of a kind pieces with a "Skill-ful Design" for purchase.
PBIS Monthly Reward Dance
WWSC Safari Assembly
WWSC Bowling Activity
2020 WWSC Talent Show and Art Gallery
Each year, the students of the Western Wayne Skill Center take center stage to show off their talents as well as display beautiful pieces of artwork. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we had to cancel our traditional talent show and art gallery. With the help of technology, we were able to make a virtual version of our annual event. We hope you enjoy it! Go Tigers!!
Points of Pride ~ District News
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Livonia, MI 48150
Office Hours: 7:00 - 3:30 p.m.
WWSC Student Day: 7:34 a.m. - 2:26 p.m.
Principal: Patrick Mies
School Colors: Navy & White
The Western Wayne Skill Center Mission and Vision Statements
The mission of the Western Wayne Skill Center is to provide each student with individualized, engaging, and powerful learning opportunities designed to promote independence and a rewarding lifestyle.
The Western Wayne Skill Center's shared vision is to empower students with the skills to make their transition plan come to life.