Garfield Community School

Western Wayne Skill Center

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  • Holiday Fundraiser
    Please use this link to shop and order
    Important Dates
    The sale begins on 10/24/2022 and ends at 11:59pm on 11/07/2022.

    Delivery day is scheduled for TBD 11/15 - 12/11. Purchasers are responsible for pickup of all items ordered. An email reminder will be sent approximately 3 days before delivery day.
    Pick up will be at
    Garfield Community School
    10218 Arthur St
    Livonia, MI 48150

    Orders placed using the link above are credited directly to Garfield Community School!

    When can I shop? The online sale for Garfield Community School is from 12:01am on 10/24/2022 until 11:59pm on 11/07/2022.

    Who benefits from my purchase? Your fundraising assistance will help  Garfield Community School.


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  • Skill-ful Designs

    Skill-ful Designs is now two classes at the Western Wayne Skill Center!  It is a community-supported class and involves students accepting donated furniture and turning it into a one of a kind piece with a "Skill-ful Design" for purchase. The woodshop class also joined in on the fun and features seasonal decor and more!

    Click here to see the Skill-ful Designs Facebook Page

    Au-some Student Designs

    Au-some Student Designs is the flagship micro-business of Garfield as they have been in business for over 5 years. The students in the ASD program have mastered paper-flower designs, string art and other gorgeous household and decor items. 

    Click here to see the Au-Some Student Designs Facebook Page

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    Congratulations to Amy and Eric who received Educator and Support Staff of the Year Awards!!!

    Secondary Educator of the Year

    Amy Munday

    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

    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.


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  • Daisy the DuckDaisy is softThe GirlsThe Garfield Ducks

    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.
    We are grateful for Taking Action for Friends, Family, and Youth whose generous donation paid for the reinstatement of this wonderful program.
    If you have any questions related to the ducks, please don't hesitate to ask!!
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School Information

  • 10218 Arthur
    Livonia, MI 48150

    Phone: 734-744-2810

    Fax: 734-744-2811

    Office Hours: 7:00 - 3:30 p.m.

    WWSC Student Day: 7:34 a.m. - 2:26 p.m.

    Principal: Maegan Sprow 


    Mascot: Tiger

    School Colors:  Navy & White


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  • 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.