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The Warrior Way Podcast

The OFFICIAL Podcast of the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District. Welcome to the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District's podcast, The Warrior Way. This podcast is meant to educate on how our students, teachers and staff are Learning and Leading For Tomorrow. Hosted by Superintendent Mark Greathead.

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The Warrior Way Podcast Episode 16 - Navigating School Enrollment
Welcome to The Warrior Way, the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District podcast where we talk about all things WBSD. My name is Mark Greathead, the Superintendent of the Woodhaven-Brownstown Schools, and I’ll be your host as we celebrate where we’ve been, what we’re doing, and where we’re going. In this episode, we want to share information on how to register new students for the upcoming school year. To help us do that, Monique Mason and Annie Krueger from Central Office have joined us to talk about the enrollment process.Enrollment is an easy two step process. #1 Complete the online pre-enrollment on our district website (www.mywbsd.org) #2 Schedule an appointment at the Board of Education Office to bring in all required documents. REquired documents include:Child’s Birth CertificateImmunizations Records (they must be up to date to complete enrollment)Parent IDPrimary Proof of Residency Secondary Proof of Residency The other option is to give us a call at 734-783-3300 and we can make an appointment over the phone. Again, all of the enrollment appointments take place at the BOE Office 24821 Hall Rd Woodhaven, MI 48183.
05:31 7/8/24
The Warrior Way Podcast Episode 15 - Woodhaven Upper Elementary School "The WUE"
Welcome to The Warrior Way, the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District podcast where we talk about all things WBSD. My name is Mark Greathead, the Superintendent of the Woodhaven-Brownstown Schools, and I’ll be your host as we celebrate where we’ve been, what we’re doing, and where we’re going.Today, we're spotlighting the new 5th/6th Grade Building, which will be open for the 2024-25 school year, Woodhaven Upper Elementary School, or the "WUE" (pronounced WOO!) Here to talk with us today is Josh Satterfield, director of curriculum and Roger Guganus, current principal of Patrick Henry Middle School, soon-to-be Woodhaven Upper Elementary. Welcome Mr. G and Mr. Satterfield!
09:34 6/26/24
The Warrior Way Podcast Episode 14 - Summer Learning Programs in the WBSD
Welcome to The Warrior Way, the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District podcast where we talk about all things WBSD. My name is Mark Greathead, the Superintendent of the Woodhaven-Brownstown Schools, and I’ll be your host as we celebrate where we’ve been, what we’re doing, and where we’re going. Today, we're spotlighting summer enrichment programs in the district and here to talk with us is Josh Satterfield, Director of Curriculum.
06:27 6/3/24
The Warrior Way Podcast Episode 13 - Beyond Bandaids: Inside the Role of School District Nurses
Welcome to The Warrior Way, the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District podcast where we talk about all things WBSD. My name is Mark Greathead, the Superintendent of the Woodhaven-Brownstown Schools, and I’ll be your host as we celebrate where we’ve been, what we’re doing, and where we’re going. In this episode, we shine a spotlight on the invaluable contributions of our school district nurses. Join us as we dive into their pivotal role within our school district, exploring their essential duties and the profound impact they make on our school community's health and well-being. Here with me today are WBSD nurses, Jennifer Woodworth and Dayna Newsome and TOTE program nurse Lisa Southorn.
07:34 5/7/24
Warrior Way Podcast Episode 12 - Special Education Essentials: Navigating the Journey
Welcome to The Warrior Way, the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District podcast where we talk about all things WBSD. My name is Mark Greathead, the Superintendent of the Woodhaven-Brownstown Schools, and I’ll be your host as we celebrate where we’ve been, what we’re doing, and where we’re going. Today, we're spotlighting Special Education and here to talk with us is Matt Salah, Director of Special Services and Monique Giannetti, Social Worker and Parent Support Facilitator who works with families and students who receive special education services.
09:49 4/30/24
The Warrior Way Episode 11 - WBSD's Early On and GSRP programs
Welcome to The Warrior Way, the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District podcast where we talk about all things WBSD. My name is Mark Greathead, the Superintendent of the Woodhaven-Brownstown Schools, and I’ll be your host as we celebrate where we’ve been, what we’re doing, and where we’re going. In today's episode, we'll be talking about some of the district’s Early Childhood Education programs including Early On and GSRP. Early childhood education programs can have a transformative effect on children, their learning, and growth. Our conversation today with some of our pre-K educators will highlight the crucial role our programs play in unlocking the full potential of our youngest learners. Today we have our special guests, Early On teachers Tiffany Maier & Samantha Glaab and GSRP teachers, Jennifer Danosky and Angela Kosztowny.To learn more about these programs, go to https://www.mywbsd.org/domain/647
06:56 3/20/24
The Warrior Way Episode 10 - 2024-25 Kindergarten Enrollment and Orientation
Today, we're spotlighting Kindergarten Enrollment and Orientation with our elementary school principals, Michelle Briegel, Principal at Wegienka Elementary School and Tim Podlewski, Principal at Yake Elementary School. Kindergarten enrollment for in-district students begins on March 11. If you're unsure if you are in-district, you can call the board of education office at 734-783-3300 to verify your address. This will help you determine which school you will attend for orientation. Children must be 5 on or before September 1 to enroll in kindergarten or Young 5s for the 2024-25 school year. It is actually very simple to register your child for kindergarten, as the WBSD has streamlined our process to make it more convenient for families. It is a two step process: First, pre-enrollment begins online and then it will prompt you to make an appointment to complete enrollment at the Board of Education office. Everything you need to bring to the appointment is listed on the website. Appointments last about 20 minutes and new Kindergarten enrollees receive a t-shirt, informational folder and goodie bag. 
08:59 3/11/24
The Warrior Way Episode 9 - How to have a Successful Parent Teacher Conference
Welcome to The Warrior Way, the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District podcast where we talk about all things WBSD. My name is Mark Greathead, the Superintendent of the Woodhaven-Brownstown Schools, and I’ll be your host as we celebrate where we’ve been, what we’re doing, and where we’re going.  Today, we're spotlighting how to have a successful Parent Teacher Conference at the elementary level. Parent-teacher conferences are an essential opportunity for parents to connect with their child's teachers, understand their academic progress, and collaborate to support their educational growth. Here today is Cherie Godfrey, Bates Elementary School Principal to talk more about having a successful conference.WBSD Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences are on Thursday, March 14 at all five elementary schools. Conference times are 1 to 4 p.m. and again from 5 to 8 p.m.
04:20 3/7/24
The Warrior Way Episode 8 - More Than a Coffee Cart: Empowering Students through Brew Crew
Welcome to The Warrior Way, the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District podcast where we talk about all things WBSD. My name is Mark Greathead, the Superintendent of the Woodhaven-Brownstown Schools, and I’ll be your host as we celebrate where we’ve been, what we’re doing, and where we’re going.  Today, we're spotlighting a truly heartwarming project at Patrick Henry Middle School – the Brew Crew. Joining us is the driving force behind this initiative, teacher Paula Ray, and some of the incredible members of the Brew Crew.
07:26 2/29/24
The Warrior Way Episode 7 - New Community Enrichment Programs
Welcome to The Warrior Way, the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District podcast where we talk about all things WBSD. In today's episode, we'll be talking about new Community Enrichment opportunities for our WBSD community. But first, I’d like to introduce our guests, Middle School Athletic Director Jared Nicholls and Woodhaven High School Counselor Kelsey Smith. Woodhaven-Brownstown School District is dedicated to offering community enrichment to our local communities and we wanted to begin by opening our facilities for the community to come and walk and swim at Woodhaven High School. On Saturdays and Sundays through March 17th, Woodhaven or Brownstown residents, WBSD employees and WBSD students and their families may come and utilize the facilities. Participants should park outside the Athletic entrance on the east side of Woodhaven High School.Walk/Run on indoor trackEvery Saturday and Sunday through March 17, 2024Saturdays: 9 a.m. to Noon Sundays: Noon to 3 p.m.SwimEvery Saturday and Sunday through March 17, 2024Saturdays: 9 a.m. to Noon 9 to 9:50 a.m. will be dedicated to those 50+10 to 10:55 a.m. - Adult Open Swim 18 - 49 11:05 to Noon - Family open swim Sundays: Noon to 3 p.m.12 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. will be dedicated to those 50+1 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. - Adult Open Swim 18 - 49 2:05 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Family Open Swim CrossFit Classes begin MarchSaturdays at 10 a.m. on March 9, 16Sundays at 12 noon on March 3, 10 and 17Each class will be limited to 12 participants
05:01 2/14/24
The Warrior Way Episode 6 - New Graphics Art Wing & District Construction Updates
In today's episode of the Warrior Way Podcast, we are going to talk about the new Graphics arts wing on the west side of Woodhaven High School and how that space came to be. We also give an update on construction around the district We want to welcome our guests here today including Josh Satterfield, Director of Curriculum; Michael Belcher, Director of Contracted Services and Woodhaven High School Graphics Arts Teacher Laura Holland.
08:24 11/30/23
The Warrior Way Episode 5 - Technology and 21st Century Learning
In today's episode, we are going to talk about technology and learning in the WBSD. We have a special guest joining us, the Director of Technology & Instructional Integration for the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District, Ms. Lyndsay Johnson-Lemieux.
05:56 11/14/23
The Warrior Way Podcast: Episode 4: The Importance of Athletics in Education
In this episode of the Warrior Way, Supt. Mark Greathead has a conversation with three freshmen students who recently blew away the competition at the Homecoming Powderpuff game. Additionally, Athletic Directors Keith Christnagel and Jared Nicholls talk about the importance of athletics in education.
17:33 10/16/23
The Warrior Way Episode 3 - PTOs & How YOU can get involved!
On this episode of the Warrior Way Podcast, we are talking to members of our PTOs - Parent Teacher Organizations from around the district. Find out more about current projects, upcoming events and how you can get involved. Spoiler: You don't have to be a SAHM to get involved!
25:48 9/29/23
Warrior Way Quick Minute - September 15, 2023
Today's episode is a Warrior Way Quick Minute. WWQM’s will be used to share resources and information in a quick and concise manner. Today’s Quick Minute update is about our upcoming extended day academic support opportunities. Even though it is early in the school year, it is never too early to begin supporting our students' academic success through extended day programs. The main emphasis of our extended day programs is to provide students with after school tutoring opportunities to ensure academic success in the classroom. Coming soon, extended day programs for students in grades 9-12 will begin on Tuesday, September 19. Extended day programs for students in grades K-7 will begin the week of October 9. These extended day opportunities are provided free of charge via our ESSER 3 grant funding. For more information, please contact your building principal or visit the Curriculum Department tab on our website at mywbsd.org.
02:23 9/15/23
The Warrior Way Episode 2 - School Safety
Listen to Superintendent Mark Greathead and guest Matt Salah, Director of Special Services as they discuss the topic of school safety, emergency preparedness drills and bus safety.
08:16 9/8/23
The Warrior Way Podcast
Episode 1 - Back to School Important dates and information to know as we move into the beginning of the school year. Monday, August 28, Brownstown Middle School will be hosting a make-up opportunity for 6th and 7th grade students to pick up their schedules and visit the building from 9 am to 12 pm. Patrick Henry Middle School and Woodhaven High School also have activities planned for Monday, August 28 with the 8th grade walk through and picture day at PHMS from 12 pm to 4 pm while at WHS 12th grade registration will be from 9 am to 12 pm and 11th grade registration will be from 1 pm to 3 pm. Open Houses for our schools will take place on Tuesday, August 29 and Wednesday, August 30. On Tuesday, BMS open house will be from 4:30 - 6 pm, and PHMS open house will from 5 to 6:30 pm.On Wednesday, WHS open house will be from 4:30 - 6 pm, and all elementary schools will have their open houses from 5 to 6:30 pm.Also on Wednesday, August 30, WHS link crew orientation for incoming 10th grade students will take place from 2 to 4:30 pm. New this school year will be a 10th grade parent meeting, also starting at 2 pm. 11th and 12th graders that missed Monday’s registration opportunity can also visit WHS on Wednesday. Thursday, August 31 is the rescheduled Freshmen walk through and picture day from 12 to 4 p.m.Thursday, August 31 is a big day for our varsity football team as they will WELCOME the Trenton Trojans for the first home varsity football game of the season. All are WELCOME to attend and please know that the school store, the Warrior Trade, will have their mobile operation set up so that you can get all the latest Warrior Gear. Also featured for that game, we WELCOME all current and former Link Crew students as we celebrate 10 years of the Link Crew program with a pregame tailgate in the gymnasium. As we prepare for the big day, Tuesday, September 5, the first day of school for the 2023-24 school year, here are some answers to frequently asked questions:Tuesday, September 5, is a full day of school. Bus route information is available online at mywbsd.org and families can login to their Parent Portal online and it will specify the student bus routes, pickup and drop off times and more. Please be aware during the first few weeks of school the buses may run a few minutes early or behind.Optional school supply lists are available online at each elementary school’s specific webpage. If you scroll down, on the Quick Links there is access to each grade level.Breakfast and lunch - the WBSD has taken all steps necessary to be able to provide all students with a free comprehensive breakfast and lunch. We anticipate receiving our approval from the state any day now and fully expect to provide those meals free of charge to all students starting on Tuesday, September 5. As always, a la carte items will continue to be available for purchase at all schools.
07:44 8/25/23
The Warrior Way Podcast - TRAILER - August 18, 2023
Welcome to the Warrior Way Podcast - the official podcast of the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District (WBSD). Join us as we explore classroom highlights, district updates, and the unique essence that makes WBSD the destination district. We're also eager to hear your ideas for upcoming episodes. If there's a subject you're curious about, reach out to us at warriorway@wbsdweb.com.
02:04 8/18/23