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  • Livonia Public Schools: Teaming together to ensure learning for all! Serving portions of Livonia & Westland Vol. 36, No. 1 August 2007

    SPECIAL ISSUE Back-to-School

    Transportation help centeravailable beginning in AugustA special information center will be established in the Administration Building weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., August 27 through September 7 to answer questions concerning school transportation. Call 734-744-2500 ext. 42184 or ext. 42185. Only calls regarding students with no stops, stops on the wrong side of main roads, or stops where there are no sidewalks on main roads will be handled from August 27-31.

    Immunization clinics scheduledProvidence Medical Center is offering immunizations for children 18 years of age and younger on the third Thursday of each month from 4:00-7:00 p.m. The fee is $15 per child for one shot and $20 per child for two or more shots. For more information call 734-462-2300. Infant and child immunizations are also available at St. Mary Mercy Hospital on a bimonthly basis. For more information call 734-655-8940. (See story page 7.)

    Community Conversation plannedThe Board of Education will hold a Community Conversation on Monday, August 27, 2007 from 6:00 - 6:50 p.m. in conference room A. Call 734-744-2510 for more information.

    Student registration on-goingRegistration will take place in school buildings from August 22, 2007 through June 20, 2008. Please call your local school for more informa-tion or to make an appointment. Please bring the following when registering: an original birth certificate, complete immunization records, and current school records (report card/transcript), a valid driv-ers license, and proof of residency . If you do not know which school(s) your child(ren) will be attending, please call 734-744-2591 for that information.



    Fall Schedules 3

    Safety Pilot: Drug Sniffing Dogs 5

    Lunch Program 5

    Sports Physical Info. 7

    Phone Numbers 8


    Back-to-school event planned with Radio Disney/Laurel Park Place Mall

    Livonia Public Schools will welcome back students and staff at a Back-to-School celebration at Laurel Park Place Mall on Tuesday, August 28, from 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. The theme for the community wide event will be Back to School with High School Musical 2 (HSM2).

    Radio Disney has planned an electrifying number of activities for children of all ages. See page six for a complete list of activi-ties. Members of the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) program will also present sev-eral selections from High School Musical.

    Singer/actor Drew Seeleywill make a special guest appearance to greet the crowd and sign autographs. Drew was the singing voice for the main

    character Troy Bolton in High School Musical. He recently starred in the North American tour of High School Musical: The Concert.

    In recent years, his vocals have appeared on many Disney related projects including the Cheetah Girls and the new Dis-ney original movie Jump In. In addition to his singing career, Drew has appeared on Dawsons Creek, Guiding Light, and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.

    In addition, a grand prize drawing will be held for five VIP tickets to see Corbin Bleu (Star of Disneys High School Musical and Jump In); Aly & AJ (who just released their new Insomniatic CD and starred in the MTV film Super Sweet 16); and Drake Bell (from Nickel-odeons Drake and Josh) perform

    live at the DTE Energy Music Theater. The prize will also include a meet and greet with Aly & AJ and Corbin Bleu in a catered dressing room back-stage!

    Livonia Public Schools and the LPS Foundation will each have tables with information for families. Dont miss this exciting event! n

  • Livonia Public Schools: Teaming together to ensure learning for all! Serving portions of Livonia & WestlandAugust 2007 Vol. 36 No. 1

    Dialog is an official publication of the Livonia Public Schools. It is published regularly and mailed to residents of the Livonia School District as a public service. We encourage your response. All correspondence should be addressed to: 15125 Farmington Rd., Livonia, MI 48154.

    Editor:Mary Pat


    Career Technical Center offers vocational classesThe Livonia Public Schools School District offers vocational education programs at the Livonia Career Technical Center and at Churchill, Franklin and Stevenson high schools. These programs are designed to prepare youth for a broad range of employment and training services. Below is a list of programs being offered this year and the criteria for admission. All vocational education programs follow the districts policies of non-discrimination (see below) in all activities and employment. In addition, ar-rangements can be made to ensure that the lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission or participation. For general information about these programs, contact: Dr. Janet Haas, Principal, Livonia Career Technical Center, 8985 Newburgh, Livonia, MI 48150 or call 734-744-2816.

    Program Criteria for AdmissionAdvanced Software Media Management* 10 12 grade statusArchitectural Technology 11 12 grade statusAutomotive Technology V1 & V2* 11 12 grade statusBuilding Trades 11 12 grade statusChild Care Professional 11 12 grade statusCISCO Academy 11 12 grade statusComputer Service Technician 11 12 grade statusCorporate Accounting* 10 12 grade statusCosmetology 1 & 2* 11 12 grade statusCriminal Justice Technology 11 12 grade statusDigital Imaging 1 & 2* 11 12 grade statusDigital Media Management* 10 12 grade statusEngineering Technology 11 12 grade statusFashion Merchandising 1 & 2* 11 12 grade statusInteractive Media Management* 10 12 grade statusInvestment Accounting* 10 12 grade statusHospitality Management 1 & 2* 10 12 grade statusManagement & Business Administration 11 12 grade statusManagerial Accounting* 10 12 grade statusManufacturing Technology 10 12 grade statusMarketing 10 12 grade statusMarketing II* 10 12 grade statusMarketing III* 11 12 grade statusMedical Assistant 11 12 grade statusMedical Occupations 11 12 grade statusNetwork Administrator 11 12 grade statusResidential Construction 11 12 grade statusSmall Business Accounting 10 12 grade statusSoftware Media Management 10 12 grade statusSports and Entertainment Marketing 11 12 grade statusSports Medicine 11 12 grade statusWebsite Design anf Interactive Media 1 & 2* 11 12 grade status

    *Must have completed Competencies of 1st year Career Technical Course

    The Livonia Public School District prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, height, weight, marital status, handicap, or disability in any of its educational programs or activities. The follow-ing person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimina-tion policies: Director of Human Resources, 15125 Farmington Road, Livonia, MI 48154, 734-744-2500.


    The following guidelines have been established for the 2007-2008 school year:

    ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Notification postcards will

    be mailed to all bus riders, except kindergarteners, the week of Aug. 20. Kindergarten cards will be given to the building principal because of a.m./p.m. designation and overloads to other schools.

    MIDDLE SCHOOL Students will use notification

    postcards, mailed the week of Aug. 20, for the start of school. All students will have ID picture/bus passes made during schedule pickup and will start using the passes once they are issued by the building.

    HIGH SCHOOL First-time enrollees at any

    secondary school will be issued a student ID /bus pass at no cost. CHURCHILL

    All students will get a new ID picture taken during the schedule pick up. For bus passes

    Bus passes required for students

    they will use the card that is mailed to them until their ID has been printed. If a bus pass is not needed they will get the ID when all of the ID cards have been printed.

    Returning students will have their 2006-07 ID collected at schedule pick-up.

    All students will receive their new student ID /bus pass for the 2007-08 school year follow-ing underclass picture day at no cost.


    Notification post cards will be mailed to all bus riders. Ninth grade ID cards will be issued during the processing sessions on August 28. Until each student has an ID card, please use the post card as your bus validation.

    All 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students will use their existing ID picture bus passes for the 2007/2008 school year. Current bus passes will be vali-dated when students pick up schedules and will be required on the first day of school.

    Replacement ID passes may be obtained during schedule pick-up for $5.


    Incoming 9th graders and new students will receive a tem-porary ID card during schedule pickup. Returning students will begin the school year using their existing ID/bus pass. Returning students will need their 2006-07 student ID (or purchase a new one for $5) to pick-up their schedule. All stu-dents will receive a new student ID /bus pass for the 2007-08 school year following underclass picture day at no cost.

    Replacement cost for any lost student ID/bus pass during the school year will be $5. n

  • Elementary (K-4)All students in grades K-4 will attend school in the morning ONLY on Wed., Sept. 5. On this date, AM kindergarten will meet 8:55-10:15 a.m. and PM kin-dergarten will meet 10:50 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Beginning Thurs., Sept. 6, the regular AM/PM kindergarten schedule begins as well as the regular full day schedule for grades

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