O.W. Best News

Fall  Counseling Newsletter

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Great American Fundraiser. It was a great success! 
The fundraiser orders will be ready for pickup on  November 29th after school in the library.
Wolverine Pathways Program 6th Grade Students

Wolverine Pathways, a program offered through the University of Michigan, will begin accepting applications on December 18th through February 2nd for students who are currently in 6th grade.  All applicants must live within the boundaries of the city of Detroit, Southfield, or Ypsilanti Community school districts.  Students accepted into the Wolverine Pathways program will receive educationally enriching opportunities that provide rigor and creativity.  Additionally, if scholars successfully complete the program and are admitted to the University of Michigan, they will receive a full 4 year tuition scholarship.  For more information, please visit 

8th Grade Cedar Point Trip 

O.W. Best's annual 8th grade trip to Cedar Point will be on Friday, June 8, 2018 . There will be a student meeting on Friday, November 10th, explaining to students behavior requirements, rules, prices, and payment due dates. Attached is a copy of the packet the students will receive at the meeting. For a student to reserve a spot they must have the first payment and paperwork returned to the office by Friday, January 12, 2018.

Salvation Army Holiday Assistance

The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit is now taking applications for Holiday Assistance. This includes assistance for food and toys.

Families from Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties with up to 6 people can apply to receive a box of non-perishable food to prepare a meal and a grocery store gift card for fresh food. Larger families will be given more.  You can also apply to receive toys from the Salvation Army Corps Community Centers' toy shops for children up to age 14.

To apply, schedule an appointment by contacting the nearest Salvation Army Corps Community Center near you.  Visit salmich.org or call (248) 443-5500 for help finding a location.


Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday November 22nd is a half day.  School will be dismissed at 11:30  There is no school on November 23 and 24.

The 8th grade Washington D.C Trip

Final day to sign up for the trip is October 14th

Student Drop Off

Please use the right lane to quickly drop off your child.  Please do not park and wait for the bell to ring to let your child out of the car.  The left lane is the pass through lane.  Do not use this lane to drop off your child.  This will keep traffic flowing and will be safer for your child.

Reporting Absences
Please call 313-203-0341 if you child will need to miss school.
Counselor Appointments 

Ms. Herd and Mrs. Stubbs are available to meet with you regarding any academic, social, or emotional concerns with your child.  It is recommended that you call or email your child's counselor to set up an appointment to see them. Often the counselors have their day scheduled or have other situations that arise during the day and are not available to give you their full attention when you stop in without an appointment.  The counselors want to be sure to devote time to you and your child, so having an appointment scheduled ahead of time will allow them to free up time for you as well as gather any information from teachers to help during your appointment.  Please contact Ms. Herd at (313) 203-3198 or herdkerr@dhsd7.net if you child's last name begins with the letters A-J or contact Mrs. Stubbs at (313) 203-3199  or stubbsan@dhsd7.net  if you child's last name begins with the letters K-Z .  The counselors look forward to working with you and your child throughout the school year.  

O.W.Best Parent Connect Accounts   
If you need assistance with your Parent Connect Account, please email OW Best Assistant Principal, Claudia Portscheller, at portsccl@dhsd7.net and your pin and password will be emailed to you.

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