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Way Elementary School

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ThuApr 24

Board of Education Meeting

District Calendar
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
FriApr 25

MPY Personal Projects (PM)

District Calendar

Half Day

District Calendar
7:25 AM - 11:00 AM

Way Elementary
765 West Long Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI  48302
Main:  248.341.7800
Attendance: 248.341.7810  

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Building Hours
Class 9:05am to 3:55pm
Half Days Dismissal at 12:20pm

7:00am to 9:00am
3:55pm to 6:00pm
Office 8:00am to 4:30pm

Adam Scher, Principal
Elaine Bosin, Secretary

After School at Way

  • Rhythmic Gymnastics - Gym (Jan. 6 - May 19: no class 1/13, 1/20, 2/3, 2/17, 4/7)    
  • Basketball - Gym (Apr 22 - June 10)
  • Chess Wizards - Room 23 (April 1 - June 3: no class 4/8, 4/15)
  • Dragons Floor Hockey - Gym (April 23 - June 4)
  • The Lorax Theater - Gym (April 3 - June 12:  no class 4/10)    
  • Math Pentathlon (Grade 4) - Rooms 23 & 24

  • Cheer, Dance & Pom - Gym (Jan 17 - Mar 14: no class 1/31)
  • Advanced Cheer, Dance & Pom - Gym (Jan 17 - Mar 14: no class 1/31)

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Belief sets are at play in every school. Some refer to it as a vision, others to a mission. Setting aside outdated educational practices of the past, at Way Elementary we nurture a culture of thinking and compassion by embracing the Visible Thinking framework.


In This We Believe at Way Elementary

  • Focusing students on the learning vs. the work
  • Teaching for understanding vs. mere knowledge
  • Encouraging deep vs. surface learning strategies
  • Promoting independence vs. dependence
  • Developing a growth vs. fixed mindset

Want to learn more? Please feel free to contact us for an appointment and tour.

Our job is not to make up anybody's mind, but to open minds and to make the agony of the decision making so intense you can escape only by thinking.  - Fred Friendly

Way News

  • Way Earns Green Schools Award

    Posted April 2, 2014

    Way has once again earned the highest Green Schools award of Evergreen for the 2013-2014 school year. Special thanks to Carone Dutz for coordinating this project. It takes extra time, effort, planning, and drive to implement the initiatives outlined in the Green Schools Program. We also appreciate the efforts of the students, staff, parents, volunteers and school community. A special award ceremony will be held at Oakland Schools on April 24.

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  • Kindergarten Roundup at Way Elementary

    Friday, May 2 at 9:30 am
    Posted April 1, 2014

    Dear Parents,

    You and your child are cordially invited to attend the Way Elementary School Kindergarten Roundup. Roundup will take place on Friday, May 2, from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m.

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