On Monday, April 22, WIHI received notice from the International Baccalaureate Board that the Washtenaw International High School has been accepted as an official IB Diploma Authorized World School. This is a significant step forward for our school, students and the Washtenaw community. Congratulations to all!
Information on the IB Diploma Programme can be found here.
Click here for information and to sign up to attend the First Annual WIHI Music Program Spaghetti Dinner, to be held from 6:00 - 8:30 tonight at FUMC of Ypsilanti, 209 Washtenaw Ave.
In addition to supporting the music program, you will enjoy live music from the WIHI Jazz Band and The Easy Street Jazz Quartet.
Earlier this week, the Public Policy and Grant Writing Enrichment met with the John Heiftje, the mayor of Ann Arbor, MI. They asked some insightful questions about politics, elections, and public services, and - of course -did a wonderful job representing WIHI.
Yearbook orders are due next Tuesday, April 30. The final order will be sent on on Wednesday, May 1, so please try to have any custom pages you would like as well as your payment complete by Tuesday to ensure a yearbook! They are just $14.99.
Attached are some forms for further information.
Attention WIHI Music Lovers! Our 1st Annual Spaghetti Dinner is Friday, April 26! It will be a fun evening of great food, entertainment, an auction, and a chance to get to know the WIHI music family. All monies from the dinner and auction will grow our WIHI music program.
Tickets are $8 a piece, with a cap of $24 per family (2 adults plus 2-4 kids*) and can be purchased ahead or at the door.
Dinner entertainment will feature WIHI students/family members and the Easy Street Jazz Quartet (a professional group that plays in the Ann Arbor area).
This event will be held in a local church hall, 2.5 miles from the school, in downtown Ypsilanti, FUMC of Ypsilanti, 209 Washtenaw Ave.
DATE: 4/26/2013 (Fri 6:00PM - 8:30PM)
LOCATION: FUMC of Ypsilanti, 209 Washtenaw Ave, Ypsilanti, MI
Click here for a wonderful article on the Heritage Media website about WIHI's upcoming 5K Run in support of the Wall of Courage.
The Run for Courage 5k has been developed completely by ninth-grade students in Brooke Pierson’s Product Team classes at Washtenaw International High School, a project-based class that focuses on ways to improve the culture of the school and the community.
For more information on the race, to get involved, or run with us, visit runforcourage.webs.com.
This Saturday the WIHI Public Policy/Grant Writing Enrichment went to U of M for "Public Policy Connects," which was basically an overview of Public Policy from graduate students at the Ford School of Public Policy at Michigan. WIHI students got an introduction to public policy and then took on the perspectives of either lobbyists, educators, or senators to prepare for a senate hearing about online learning in Michigan. (And they also got some college prep tips/advice at the end of the day.)
The U of M graduate students were incredibly impressed with WIHI. They told our sponsor over and over again how engaged WIHI kids were and how impressed they were by the presentation and oratory skills of WIHI students. A few even said that WIHI's presentations were basically just like presentations they'd made themselves or seen in their graduate level courses.
So basically, as we already knew, WIHI is awesome.
WIHI took ten students to Chicago the final weekend of Spring Break to participate in the Junior Statesmen of America Spring Conference. Students debated the issues of the day, as well as participation in the election of JSA student officials.
The Conference began with a Keynote address by Rep. Bill Foster, Representative for Illinois' 11th District.
Special Congratulations to Shehryar Malik for winning two speaker awards.