Superintendent of Schools

Hello!

Thank you for visiting our website to find out more about Wyandotte Public Schools!  As the Superintendent of Schools and a parent, I have fallen in love with this community and know you will too.

At a recent conference, I was able to hear Dr. Casas, who is a nationally known presenter.  He had us identify our core beliefs as educators.  In reflection of my years as a math teacher, high school principal, and now the leader within Wyandotte, it was easy. I quickly identified my three core beliefs - hope, best practices, and relationships.  I have hope for every child no matter the background or learning style.  I believe in using research-based best practices which have been proven to be successful. Last but not least, strong relationships are essential.

I am also a parent with three children (Blake, Katie and Samantha) and they attend Wyandotte Public Schools.  We drive to school each morning, which gives me a chance to see the world through their eyes.  Their activities enable me to network with other parents and immerse myself in what it is like to be a parent who lives in the district.

We are blessed in Wyandotte in being able to provide a welcoming environment which is rich in learning. Safety is a priority as are anti-bullying measures.  Within a short period of time, you will feel our deep traditions and strong family values. Come and be a part of our school community!  My cell is listed below, as well as my email.  Please feel free to reach out to me at any time.

We are Wyandotte!

Catherine M. Cost, Ed.D.
costc@wy.k12.mi.us
248.763.0028 (cell)

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November 13, 2019

This week, Mother Nature threw us for a loop!  The snow day yesterday was the earliest snow day we have had in the last 25 years.  To make matters worse, it was a heavy snow, that continued after midnight and left us with 9” when all was said and done.  I want to make you aware of future notifications, and how to help you if you are unsure how or where to get the information.

Last year, the District went to text messaging families instead of robo calls.  This was so the notification would not be as disruptive late at night or early in the morning, yet delivered in a timely manner.  The phone numbers we use are those listed in the Parent Connection portal. If you want to double check these numbers or make changes, use this link for directions: https://resources.finalsite.net/images/v1573763037/wyandotteorg/kboqwdlegaywrreciuav/PARENTCONNECTIONUpdate.pdf   The most important field to double check is the “type” and you should indicate “cellular” and see the “text message” box is checked. 

You can also get notifications by:

  • Checking the district website  (www.wyandotte.org) and there will be a pop up message right when you reach the front page.

  • Checking the district Facebook page (@WyandottePublicSchools) 

  • Following me on Twitter (@suptcost).  This is the fastest way to find out.

  • Checking the district Instagram account (wyandotte.public)

  • Checking the websites of the local TV channels - 2,4 and 7.

I know snow days can be a challenge for working parents, as they usually happen last minute and can throw your routine into total disarray.  If at all possible, I will make a decision the night before. In this case, we thought the snow would stop and we would have school. When an early morning decision has to be made, I will do so by 5:30 am.  

Winter is upon us!  We will get through it!

Catherine M. Cost, Ed.D.
Superintendent

Catherine Cost sitting at her desk

WE ARE WYANDOTTE!

Thank you for visiting my page. After reading my introduction below, if you still have questions please feel free to call or email me. I look forward to meeting you!