Week of 3/31

It’s the final week before our spring break, as well as, the final week of our third quarter. I encourage students to check PowerSchool frequently to monitor classroom assignments (and their completion).

I also advise contacting individual teachers about any concerns and checking in on any and all upcoming assignments.


More to come,

William Milburn


“Home Sweet Home”

Last Wednesday I attended the Ozone House’s “Home Sweet Home” fundraiser for their Kicked Out Fund. This fund helps provide services for students who are displaced from their homes, often as a result of unsafe living situations. The Kicked Out Fund provides a 24/7 crisis hotline for safety and support, as well as, helps the “PrideZone” support group. You can learn much more about the Kicked Out Fund and the Ozone House below:


The evening was full of great discussion and networking among caring professionals looking to improve the lives of children and students across Washtenaw County. I also got to catch up with my friends Dr. John Palladino and Dr. Mark Giesler (Honorary Chairs for the event).


John, myself, and Mark at Vellum for the “Home Sweet Home” event.

Mid-Winter Break.

Hope all of our Forsythe students and families are enjoying their Mid-Winter break so far.

Just a reminder for our 8th grade students:

We will be attending the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. I encourage you to check out the website below before the field trip. It has some great information and insight to the exhibits, as well as, link to other educational resources.



Permission Slips: The permission slip, signed and filled out, as well as the $5.00 for trip expenses, are due Monday February 24th. Please email me with any questions or concerns.

Stay warm!

William Milburn

Welcome Back – Semester Two

Welcome back,

I am excited to start our new quarter and semester!

The second semester will see our staff  preparing our 8th grade students for their transition to high school. I will be contacting parents and families regarding transition IEPs in the next few days (if I have not already confirmed with you).

Students, parents, and families new to my classroom: Please explore the website. I would look over my “classroom norms”, as well as, the “about” section.

I will start posting assignments’  due dates and expectations later today or tomorrow morning.

Community High School: 

I am including some important upcoming dates, and a link to their website. I’ve had a few parents and students inquire on the application process. Hope this helps.

Mandatory Student/Family Info Session (Applicants must attend at least one meeting)

Thursday, January, 30th : 7-8:30PM

Monday, February 3rd: 7-8:30PM

Thursday, February 6th: 7-8:30PM

Application Deadline: 

Friday, February 7th – 4:00PM

Lottery Results Posted 

February 11th – 3:00PM

See the following link for further information: http://www.a2schools.org/community.home/home

Stay Warm,

- William Milburn

New Website.


This website will be the home for my classroom and professional work.

The site will provide helpful information for student success at Forsythe Middle School.The site will also provide links to helpful resources both at Forsythe Middle School, as well as the greater Ann Arbor community.

Furthermore, insight and links to my research and other professional endeavors will be included. It’s still a work in progress, but I look to have this all up and running as soon as possible.


Mr. Milburn