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3201 Noble Rd.
Spring Arbor,  MI 49283
(517)841-8400
Fax:  (517)841-8804

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


Michael Ykimoff, Principal
Christina Miller, Secretary
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
School Hours: 8:30 am - 3:35 pm
Early Release Wednesday Hours: 8:30 am - 2:35 pm
 

WELCOME TO BEAN!

Click here for the Elementary Student Handbook




Sharing the stories of Western Educators
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  Upcoming Events  
 

 
     

 
District Announcements
Summer Celebration Video Challenge

You and your family are invited to participate in the first Western “Summer Celebration Video Challenge”.  Check out the details. Even the Western Staff has gotten involved in the excitement! Take a look at their video to the song "Happy".
 


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 Football
The Western Youth Football deadline is now being extended for registration! There will be one more date for "in-person" registration on Wednesday, June 1, from 6:00-7:00 pm at Western Middle School. See below:  

 
Western Youth Sideline Cheer
Students in grades K-6 may sign up to cheer for the Western Youth Tackle Football League! The sign ups take place on May 23-24 in front of the Western Middle School. Click here for more information.
 

 
WHS Soccer Camp
The Western High School Girls Soccer Team is opening registration for a summer camp/clinic. Click here for more information and the registration form.
 

 
Rush Soccer Club
The Rush Soccer Club is opening their 2016-2017 with Open Sessions and Tryouts. Click here for information on dates and contacts.
 

 
Western Panther Youth Football Camp
Western is hosting a 2016 Panther Youth Football Camp this summer for students entering grades 3-6 for the 2016-2017 school year. Registrations are due by May 23 at the $50 rate ($60 after May 23). Click here for more information.
 

 
Western AYSO Soccer
Western AYSO Soccer sign-ups are happening now! To register for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 soccer teams for boys and girls aged four to eleven, 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.

 
SAU Swim Camp
Spring Arbor University is offering Swim Lessons in June this summer! Classes are available for all ability levels. Click here for more information.
 


 
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!

 
Great Start Collaborative
The Great Start Collaborative of Jackson County is interested in receiving feedback from parents and caregivers of young children in order to improve their program. Check out the information here for contact information and upcoming events.

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

 
Summer Reading Skills
University of Detroit Mercy is offering a variety of summer reading programs designed to improve reading skills in children from age four through 12th grade! Click here for more information.

 

 
SAU Science Camp!
Spring Arbor University is taking registrations for the summer Science Camp! Students who have completed grades K-8 are eligible to sign up for this fun experience! Camp takes place each morning from June 20-24 (8:30-12:30 pm) and costs $150 per student. Click here 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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