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3201 Noble Rd.
Spring Arbor,  MI 49283
Fax:  (517)841-8804

Mission Statement:
"Reaching all students one mind at a time" 

Michael Ykimoff, Principal
Christina Miller, Secretary
Summer Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
June 13 - 17, 2016

The office will be closed June 20 through August 9, 2016.
The office will re-open for the 2016-17 school year on Wednesday, August 10, 2016.



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2016-2017 School Calendar
Western's 2016-2017 School Calendar

One Page Summary 2016-2017 School Calendar

Starting with the 2016-2017 school year, school districts in Michigan must provide a minimum of 180 days of student instruction.  For many districts including Western, this means having to add days onto their existing calendars.  Over a year ago, the superintendents in Jackson County and their boards of education began talking about developing a "common calendar" for the county.  After much discussion and receiving a waiver from the the State of Michigan to start before Labor Day, the common calendar for Jackson County is becoming a reality.  We are very aware that not everyone likes the notion of starting school before Labor Day, but for many of us this is returning to what was done prior to the 2006 legislation.  Regardless, the 180 day requirement exists and whether we add time onto the beginning or end of the school year it will shorten summer vacation.  
Bean Refrigerator Notes
Western Youth Flag Football
Western Youth Flag Football has practices beginning in August with a four-week schedule in September. Click here for information.

Jackson Southwest Little League Fall Ball
Jackson Southwest Little League is taking registrations for their Fall Ball program. Click here for details.

Summer Program Options
Jackson School of the Arts is offering a variety of summer programs to keep children busy this summer! Click here for more information.

Ella Sharp Museum is offering Summer Camps for 2016. Click here for more information.

Western High School is offering a Summer Tennis Program with Coach Kacie Zuck. Click here for dates and details.

The Boys Tennis team is offering a Western Boys Tennis Camp from June 20-23. Click here for more information.

Western High School Girls Basketball is offering the Panther Shooting Club to girls who will be entering 3rd through 12th grade in the fall. Click here for details and a log sheet.

Our Western Elementary Art Teacher, Mr. Struck, is offering an Art Camp at Warner Elementary this summer. Click here for details.

Middle School Cross Country
If you're a middle schooler (or will be in the fall of 2016) and would like more information on Cross Country, email Coach Taylor Woodruff at

Sheep Dog Splash & Dash!
Westwinds Community Church is hosting their Sheep Dog Splash & Dash event on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 8:00 until 4:00 pm. Click here for more information.

Hearing and Vision Screenings
The Jackson County Health Department performs hearing and vision screenings for as many of our students as possible every year. If you have the desire to have your child, or yourself, screened at any time, feel free to contact them and they will perform a screening at no cost to you. Click here for their schedule and contact information.

Kintigh's Swim Lessons
Kintigh's Pool is offering swim lessons for those aged four to adult this summer at their location in Concord. Two-week sessions run from June 6 until August 5, 2016. Click here for more information.

nErD Camp Registration!
nErD Camp registration is open - and this event fills up fast! Kids enjoy an evening of pizza and sessions on writing and illustrating with published authors and illustrators! The event is free and takes place at Western High School on July 12, so sign up NOW! Click here for information and scroll down to find the registration form.

North Star Montessori
North Star Montessori is offering a series of summer programs beginning on June 7 through August 25 for children aged three to ten years old. Click here for more information.

I Can Make It & Machining U
The Jackson Area Manufacturers Association and The Academy for Manufacturing Careers present "I Can Make It! Camp" and "Machining U." These camps are available during the summer of 2016. Click here for information and here for a registration form.

YMCA Travel Camps
The Jackson YMCA is offering a variety of camps this summer, check out the options by clicking here!

Somerset Beach Camp
Somerset Beach has a wide variety of summer camps available. Check out their website ( for more information.

Maximum Gymnastix Summer Programs
Maximum Gymnastix in Spring Arbor is offering a wide selection of opportunities for summer programs. Click here for more information.

Childrenz Challenge
The annual Childrenz Challenge presented by Mercer and Kelly Express Mart Mobile in cooperation with Experience Jackson will take place on August, 13, 2016. It's a muddy day of fun! Click here for more information.

JAMA Youth Programs
The Jackson Area Manufacturers Association Academy for Manufacturing Careers is offering a couple of great programs for students this summer! The "I Can Make It! Camp" serves kids who exhibit strong math and/or science interest and excel in hands-on learning. The "Machining U" program focuses on students who like to design, build and test projects using state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment. Click here for information about both programs and a registration form.



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