Friend of Diversity
The Walled Lake Schools is currently seeking nominations for the “Alec Bender Friend of Diversity Award.” This award will honor individuals who are true friends of multicultural diversity in our school district and community. The honor will be bestowed upon the recipient(s) at the district-wide virtual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration on January 17, 2022.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE? Any staff member, student, parent, or community member.
WHO MAY NOMINATE? Any person in the community may submit a nomination.
Nomination forms for the “Alec Bender Friend of Diversity Award” are available in each school office. Please submit your nomination to your school office, attention Principal, by the deadline of Wednesday, December 15, 2021.
MLK Day Celebration
The 23rd Annual MLK Day Celebration “Together We’re Better”
Our Keynote Speaker is Rabbi Yarden Blumstein. Rabbi Yarden Blumstein is a teen mentor who creates awareness surrounding teen mental health and empowers teens to support one another in school and elsewhere. He directs UMatter, a division of Friendship Circle Michigan that focuses specifically on teens that are struggling with mental health challenges. Under the guidance of Rabbi Blumstein, UMatter operates on a peer-to-peer model of teens helping their peers overcome stigmas and other obstacles related to mental health.
23rd Annual Dr. MLK, Jr. Day Express Yourself Contest
Who? You! The students of Walled Lake Schools. What? Speech, essay, picture, poem, drawing, video, or any other way you choose to express yourself.
Express the theme, “Together We’re Better!” in your own unique way. There are lots of possibilities for creating a project. It can be a piece of writing, music, art, or other visual that shows how you want to make a positive change and/or impact in the world.
Why? We are looking for entries for our annual Walled Lake Schools MLK Day Celebration on Monday, January 17, 2022.
When? Turn in your entry to your school’s office by Wednesday, December 15, 2021.
The event's keynote speaker at the MLK Celebration will be Rabbi Yarden Blumstein. He will share his experience with bringing people together within our local community.