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Wing Lake Developmental Center

Wing Hills School In Michigan for Developmental Differences

Wing Lake staff is extremely proud of their reputation for providing quality educational programming for students with special needs. Wing Lake services Oakland County students with severe cognitive impairments (SCI) and severe multiple impairments (SXI) from three through twenty-six years of age. The school is open for instruction year round. Operating costs are covered through a combination of a countywide special education levy and state funding provided to resident school districts. The program is operated by the Bloomfield Hills School District. Eligible students reside within the 28 resident public school districts in Oakland County.

Student at Wing Lake Developmental Center for Special Needs

Wing Lake provides a comprehensive educational program in a caring and supportive environment where each student's fullest potential is the staff's greatest concern. An educational team evaluates the student's abilities in the developmental areas of gross motor, fine motor, self-care, language and pre-academic skills: math, reading, science and social studies. An Individual Educational Plan is written to meet the needs of each student. Long-range goals and short-term objectives are developed and progress is continually monitored. Along with therapies our program also provides activities including gym, music, swimming, community-based instruction, student council, and prevocational activities. Nursing staff is also available to monitor student health concerns. At Wing Lake we strive to teach as many skills of daily living and self-care as possible to increase independence. Staff also assists our students with transition planning in anticipation of program completion.

 

 

We are a nut free school!

Nut Free School in Michigan

Wing Lake would like to thank our families, students and staff for helping to create a safe environment for our students!

 

 

Substitutes Needed!

Wing Lake is looking for qualified year-round substitute teachers. All applicants must have a valid teaching certificate. Please contact Linda Swider at 248.341.5433 or LSwider@bloomfield.org.

Wing Lake is looking for year-round substitute Instructional Assistants. Must have a high school diploma. If interested please contact Linda Swider at 248.341.5433 or LSwider@bloomfield.org.

Student at Wing Lake Developmental Center for Special NeedsStudent at Wing Lake Developmental Center for Special Needs
FIRST Robotics Teams - Tremendous Fall Season

Bloomfield Hills Schools had 45 FIRST Robotics teams with over 300 students in grades K-8 participating this fall! With students in all levels from grades K-12 and teams in every building district wide, the district continues to participate in the full progression of FIRST Robotics programs. Congratulations to all students who have participated in robotics this season! View competition results and photos here.

On Saturday, December 15, 2018, the BHS robotics program will host the Michigan State FIRST Lego League Championship at Bloomfield Hills High School from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. This is the third year Bloomfield Hills will host the championship; 60 teams from Michigan are planning to attend, 3 teams from Bloomfield Hills Schools will be competing. This year's themed game is called, "Into Orbit."

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Wing Lake Participates in Senseational Story Time

The Bloomfield Township Public Library visited Wing Lake Developmental Center on Friday, December 7, 2018. Wing Lake students had an opportunity to participate in SENSEATIONAL STORY TIME with Jen Taggart and Ed Niemchak from the Library. Sensory story time is geared to differently-able children who have a hard time in large groups or have other developmental delays and/or sensitivity to sensory overload. Wing Lake students listened to the book, Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner. Visuals, rhythmic stories, and sensory activities were incorporated into the story time. 

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Middle School Forensics Competition

BHMS, EHMS, and WHMS Forensics teams recently traveled to Ionia, MI to participate in the Middle School Fall Forensics Tournament. Individuals, pairs, and groups of students practice for months preparing a variety of performances. BHS students received a total of 72 awards in 14 categories, and took home 11 first place awards! The students were additionally recognized at the December 2018 Board of Education Recognition Ceremony to celebrate their season of successes. Way to go!

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Into Orbit - Bloomfield Hills Hosts Elementary Robotics Competition
On Saturday, December 15, 2018, the BHS robotics program will host the Michigan State FIRST Lego League Championship at Bloomfield Hills High School. The opening ceremony is scheduled for 8:30 AM in the gym, competition begins at 9 AM and will conclude around 4 PM. This is the third year Bloomfield Hills will host the championship; 60 teams from Michigan are planning to attend, 3 teams from Bloomfield Hills Schools will be competing. This year's themed game is called, "Into Orbit."
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Classroom Change Wars!

Conant Elementary students raise money for new playground equipment through "classroom change wars".  First grader Alex Swiatkowski shares, "Mrs. Benitez's class won and chose to dye Mr. Russo's hair green and white because he is NOT a Michigan State fan.  The best part of Change Wars was the strategy to sabotage!  When we collect dollar bills and pennies that helps our class and all other coins subtract from the amount in other classrooms.  Mr. Russo's hair looks funny, the eyebrows are awesome!" Conant raised $4,217.31 - way to go Cubs!

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Global Youth Ambassadors Bringing People Together Workshop

Student Global Leaders from BHHS recently joined together with 8th grade students from BHMS, EHMS, and WHMS to participate in the BHS Global Education, Equity and Inclusion (GEEI) Global Youth Ambassadors: Bringing People Together workshop on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Students explored ways to help create a more inclusive school community as well as their role in our global society. This was an excellent opportunity for students to engage and dialogue with their peers in the spirit of respect, acceptance and building a stronger BHS global community.

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Wing Lake Awarded Zono Sanitation Cabinet

Sue Florek (Nurse), Jessica Shuler (teacher), and Thomai Gersh (former Supervisor of Special Education) were awarded a $21,350 from the Detroit Auto Dealers Association Charitable Foundation Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan to purchase a ZONO Sanitation Cabinet. The purchase of this system will improve the health, cleanliness, hygienic needs and overall well-being of severely cognitively and multiply impaired students at Wing Lake Developmental Center.

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What Is Restorative Practices?

Bloomfield Hills Schools values meaningful relationships, and utilizes Restorative Practices to build connections.  Restorative practices is an emerging social science that studies how to strengthen relationships between individuals as well as social connections within communities.  If you're curious and want to learn more about Restorative Practices, the International Institute for Restorative Practices has created this two minute video.  Click here to view an overview created by the International Institute for Restorative Practices.

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EHMS Enjoys Popcorn Day

The tradition of Popcorn Day started one year ago. We have one Popcorn Day each month. Students pay for their bags in advance to their first hour teacher. Each bag is $1. And all of the profits of the sale go to the Cavalier Fund. The popcorn is popped and then delivered to classrooms by parent volunteers.

 

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CONTACT


Phone: 248.341.7900
Fax: 248.341.7949

Rebecca Anders
Supervisor of Special Education
248.341.7900
RAnders@bloomfield.org

Marilyn Moss
Secretary
248.341.7901
MMoss@bloomfield.org

Kimberly Todd
Secretary
248.341.7902
KTodd@bloomfield.org

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Jennifer Perrone
Director of Special Education
248.341.5415
JPerrone@bloomfield.org

BUILDING HOURS

 
Class 8:45 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Office 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

 

LOCATION


Wing Lake Developmental Center
6490 Wing Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301