Garfield Community School

Western Wayne Skill Center

Announcements

  • Graduation Ceremony Date Change

    The Western Wayne Skill Center Graduation Ceremony, which was originally scheduled for May 27, has been changed to June 10, 2022.  The ceremony will still be at 8:30 AM in the Garfield Community School gymnasium.  Please update your calendar.

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  • LPS Parent Advisory Committee

    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 final 2021-2022 meeting date is scheduled for Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 6:00-7:30 PM.  The purpose of this meeting is to allow parents an opportunity to network with one another.  Time will also be dedicated to discuss what families would like to see addressed next year through the Livonia PAC.  

    On May 12th, the meeting will be held in a virtual format.  Click here for the meeting link.

    If you have any questions, please email Patrick Mies at pmies@livoniapublicschools.org or you may call 734-744-2810  x35902.

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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!!
     
    Sincerely,
    Patrick Mies, Ph.D.
    Principal
    Western Wayne Skill Center
    Livonia Public Schools
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  • Skill-ful Designs

    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.

    Click here to see the Skill-ful Designs' Facebook page

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  • 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!!

    CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE WWSC TALENT SHOW AND ART GALLERY.

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Points of Pride ~ District News

Building 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: Patrick Mies 

  • WWSC MASCOT

    Mascot: Tiger

    School Colors:  Navy & White

Lunch Menu

  • 5/23/2022

    Domino's Pizza Day

  • 5/24/2022

    Quesadilla with Salsa and Refried Beans

  • 5/25/2022

    Twin Mini Cheeseburgers and Sweet Potato Fries with Fruit

  • 5/26/2022

    Calzone with Marinara Sauce and Fruit

  • 5/27/2022

    Half-Day-No Lunch

  • 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.

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