The Green Team at West Maple consists of a group of students who are committed to supporting the concepts of Reducing, Recycling, and Reusing. This group of 3rd graders work diligently to help the environment and educate their peers. They assist with recycling and up-cycling many items throughout the school including paper of all types, plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and other items. The students are an integral part of our work to be a "Green School" and have made the recycling process run smoothly at lunchtime. West Maple has received the highest award possible, State of Michigan Evergreen School, for our efforts over the past 5 years.
The LINKS Program is a peer to peer support program in which general education students interact with students with special needs to promote positive peer interactions. Students with special needs who are enrolled in the LINKS program work collaboratively with their peers and practice reciprocal social experiences. Research demonstrates that students with disabilities learn best in integrated setting with positive peers who are modeling desirable social behaviors and independent living skills. The LINKS program helps teach the general education students about disabilities and also develops tolerance and acceptance within the school community.
Peacemakers is a student based group of 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders who participate in many activities to make our school a better place. The Peacemakers' main focus is on our character traits. Our Peacemakers will be models of the The West Maple Way, which is being Kind, Respectful, Honest, and Responsible. Peacemakers interview students and staff regarding ways our character traits are being used throughout the school. They host a "One Minute in Character" segment during the morning news broadcast and they explore ways to improve the "Character" at West Maple.
Student Council is a student group consisting of six executive board members and two representatives per class for grades 1st - 5th. The Executive Board Members are 5th graders who were elected by their peers as President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and two Historians. This board runs the meetings, works the school store, is involved in the announcements and takes pictures of events throughout the year such as school functions and spirit days. Student representatives attend monthly meetings and take back information to their classrooms. This student group allows students to record information in an organized fashion, be involved in activities that benefit our school & community and gain leadership experience throughout their elementary school years.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION The Board of Education is committed to maintaining a learning/working environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect, free from discrimination and harassment. There will be no tolerance for discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, disability or age. The District prohibits harassment and other forms of discrimination whether occurring at school, on District property, in a District vehicle, or at any District related activity or event. The Superintendent will designate compliance officers and develop and implement regulations for the reporting, investigation and resolution of complaints of discrimination or harassment. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Students - Inquiries related to discrimination on the basis of disability should be directed to: Executive Director of Special Education, 31301 Evergreen Road, Beverly Hills, MI 48025, 248.203.3000. Direct all other inquiries related to discrimination to: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, 31301 Evergreen Road, Beverly Hills, MI 48025, 248.203.3000.