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Regular Board Meeting on Monday, September 25, 2017
You can download a PDF version of this issue of Board Briefs by clicking this link. Upcoming Board Work Session: Monday, October 9, 2017 at 5:30 p. m. at Woodland...
09/29/2017
Regular Board Meeting on Monday, July 24, 2017
You can download a PDF version of this issue of Board Briefs by clicking this link. Upcoming Board Work Session: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 5:30 p. m. at...
08/03/2017
Regular Board Meeting on Monday, June 26, 2017
You can download a PDF version of this issue of Board Briefs by clicking this link. Upcoming Board Work Session: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 5:30 p. m. Location to...
06/29/2017
Regular Board Meeting on Monday, May 22, 2017
You can download a PDF version of this issue of Board Briefs by clicking this link. Upcoming Board Work Session: Monday, June 12, 2017 at 5:30 p. m. in the...
05/30/2017
Regular Board Meeting on Monday, March 27, 2017
You can download a PDF version of this issue of Board Briefs by clicking this link. Upcoming Board Work Session: Monday, May 8, 2017 at 5:30 p. m. in the...
04/11/2017
Regular Board Meeting on Monday, February 27, 2017
You can download a PDF version of this issue of Board Briefs by clicking this link. Upcoming Board Work Session: Monday, March 13, 2017 at 5:30 p. m. in the...
03/07/2017
Regular Board Meeting on Monday, January 23, 2017
You can download a PDF version of this issue of Board Briefs by clicking this link. Upcoming Board Work Session: Monday, February 13, 2017 at 5:30 p. m. in the...
01/27/2017
Regular Board Meeting on Monday, December 19, 2016
You can download a PDF version of this issue of Board Briefs by clicking this link. Upcoming Board Workshop: Monday, January 9, 2017 at 5:30 p. m. in the District...
12/22/2016
Regular Board Meeting on Monday, November 14, 2016

Regular Board Meeting on Monday, November 14, 2016

You can download a PDF version of this issue of Board Briefs by clicking this link. 

 

BOARD MEETING

  • Student Representative Report:

    • Student Representative Jamie Gonzales noted that the WHS Volleyball Team won second place at state competition. Gonzalez addressed board members on behalf of the senior class to propose a change allowing seniors to decorate their caps for commencement. She shared that the seniors would like the freedom of expression while understanding the need for guidelines. After some discussion with Woodland High School Principal John Shoup, the decision was made to keep the current standards. The board appreciated the formality of the graduation and denied the request at this time.
  • Lewis River Academy ALE Annual Report:

    • Director Sarah Stuart asked Assistant Superintendent Asha Riley if LRA math test scores are included in the district score. Riley informed the board that they are included. Related materials: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5187 
  • Correspondence:

    • Superintendent Michael Green reminded board members that the Quest Academy Preview Tour will be Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Green noted that Director Steve Madsen would not be able to attend the legislative conference in February, and to inform him if another board member was interested in attending.
  • Board Reports, Requests, and Comments:

    • Director Matt Donald asked Superintendent Green for an update on the high school landscaping. Green replied that the work was accepted as substantially complete. Donald asked if the monkey bars at Woodland Intermediate School (WIS) were lowered as planned and Green replied yes. Lastly, Donald asked if the HVAC system at WIS could be reviewed and quoted for an upgrade. Green informed the board that an estimate was performed in July 2016 with an estimated cost of $1.1 million.

    • Director Madsen inquired about the LEGO Robotics program at Woodland Middle School and asked why it was not available at the high school level. Woodland High School Principal John Shoup noted the three components required are space; interested and qualified staff; and high cost. In the past, not all three components have been able to be met.
  • Discussion Items:

    • Effective School Boards: Chapter 9 – The board discussed their book study chapter on board development. Director Janice Watts pointed out that the decision to hold monthly study sessions will have a positive impact on board development. She also noted that self-assessments may be a good idea. All board members agreed, stating that the assessments should begin in 2017.

    • First Reading of Policy 1400-Meetings of the Board of Directors – Superintendent Green reviewed proposed policy changes including the most significant change being changes to monthly meetings with the first monthly meeting serving as a study session and the second meeting serving as a regular business meeting. Director Madsen requested both monthly meetings have the same start time of 5:30 p.m. and the other board members agreed. Green will make the change and present the policy on November 28. Related materials: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5180

    • First Reading of Policies 1000-1340 – Superintendent Green noted many current policies are out-of-date. All policies will be reviewed with necessary changes presented to the board for approval. Revisions may include references to appropriate statutes rather than restatements of the law. Director Madsen requested policy 1240 be amended to read, “The board president will appoint board members to serve on such committees, the purpose and terms of which will be determined by a majority vote of the board.” The other board members agreed. Green will adjust policy 1240 and present all policies for approval on November 28. Related materials: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5202

    • Addition of Community Resource Coordinator Position – Superintendent Green explained a variety of needs for Woodland children and families. He noted the great job performed by counselors and administrators, however, the needs are more substantial. The discussion explored the hiring of a community resources coordinator to focus on bringing all possible resources together. In addition, the district needs a dedicated truancy officer. Green is looking into a possible linkage between both needs and creating a single position. Director Madsen inquired about the number of students currently requiring these special services, and Green answered there are dozens at each school. Director Stuart noted how these services would touch on the district’s vision to serve and support ALL children. All board members supported pursuing the position. Related materials: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5218
  • Action Items:

    • Second Reading and Approval of Policy No. 2410 (High School Graduation Requirements) & 3115 (Homeless Students: Enrollment Rights and Services) – The board performed a second reading of both policies and unanimously passed the changes to both policies. Related materials: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5179

    • Approval of ESD 112 Agreement for STEM Materials Cooperative: The board unanimously approved an agreement to utilize the services of Educational Service District 112 for materials for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) classes. Related materials: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5195

    • Approval of Resolution 16-11 to support the Network for Excellence in Washington Schools (NEWS): The board unanimously approved a resolution authorizing financial support to enforce the Washington Supreme Court’s public education rulings in McCleary v. State case. Related materials: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5217

UPCOMING BOARD MEETING

Monday, November 28, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the District Meeting Room

11/17/2016
Regular Board Meeting on Monday, October 24, 2016
You can download a PDF version of this issue of Board Briefs by clicking this link. http:www. woodlandschools. orgnode5140 Monday, November 14, 2016 at 5:30 p. m. in...
10/26/2016
Regular Board Meeting on Monday, September 26, 2016

Regular Board Meeting on Monday, September 26, 2016

You can download a PDF version of this issue of Board Briefs by clicking this link. 

 

BOARD MEETING

  • Next Board Meeting Location and Time: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Woodland Middle School Commons
  • Reports to the Board:

    • Financial/Enrollment Report – Stacy Brown, Director of Business Services, explained that the number of students enrolled in the Running Start program at Woodland High School has doubled from last year with a more accurate enrollment count coming in October/November. Director Lesa Beuscher asked what caused the increase. Superintendent Michael Green indicated that there was no hard data at this point, only speculation, with the top two reasons students choose Running Start is the financial benefit of two years of free college education along with the lack of connection with the “high school experience.” He informed the board that, historically, some students will exit the program following the first quarter and return to high school. Related materials: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5095

    • Student Representative Report – Jamie Gonzalez, Student Representative, shared her background with the board members. She is currently a senior actively looking into different colleges where she would like to major in Criminal Justice. She is also pursuing a summer internship at FBI headquarters. She enjoys being very busy and is currently enrolled in the Running Start program part-time while also serving in a youth group, participating in FFA, and coaching soccer.
  • Board Reports, Requests, and Comments:

    • Director Steve Madsen reported about his recent trip to the Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA) Legislative Assembly in Spokane. He noted that the high-priority items seemed to lean toward larger school districts and did not necessarily pertain to Woodland Public Schools. Madsen would like to invite state representatives to attend an upcoming Woodland Public Schools Board Meeting.

    • Director Beuscher asked where the bussing boundary is for Woodland Intermediate School students to know who can walk and who must ride a bus. Superintendent Green told the board members he would get the information from Shannon Barnett, Director of Transportation, and share his findings with the board.

  • Discussion Items:

    • Communications Report and Planning Review – Eric Jacobson, Communications Manager, presented a wide variety of communication program information including goals and objectives as well as results from the 2015-2016 school year. The district’s objectives are: to engage the community; keep parents, community members, and local organizations informed; and engage the staff. These goals are accomplished through district newsletter mailings; sharing stories with the local news media; automated phone calls to the community; weekly feature stories; Board Briefs; and dispersing information using the district’s website and social media accounts. Jacobson asked board members what they would like to see or suggest for the current year. Director Sarah Stuart asked if there could be some consistency with how teachers communicate to their students’ parents. Director Janice Watts asked if all schools utilized Jacobson to cover their upcoming stories to which he replied that although it’s always challenging when he first comes on board (Jacobson started in summer 2015), the staff is now comfortable reaching out him. Director Madsen mentioned he would like to see articles about how the McCleary case could impact Woodland. Jacobson noted this was a strong idea and would work on it. Related materials: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5103

    • Replacement Operations and Maintenance (M&O) Levy Recommendation – Superintendent Green presented levy information to the board in order to provide them with education on levies and to consider the administrative recommendation for a three-year replacement M&O levy. Green’s presentation covered the different types of levies, how important timing of a levy election is, the Woodland School District’s levy history, how the district used levy funds in the past years, and Woodland’s levy rates compared to other districts in Clark and Cowlitz counties. Green recommended a three-year replacement levy with a total collection of $4,500,000 for 2018 increasing to $4,750,000 in both 2019 and 2020. The board requested Green present a formal resolution to them with this recommendation. Related materials: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5116

    • Effective School Boards: Chapter 7 – The board continued their book study with Director Madsen recommending reviewing this chapter on Superintendent and Board partnership prior to the next superintendent evaluation to which Director Watts agreed. Related materials: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5063

    • First Reading-Policy No. 4260-Use of School Facilities – Superintendent Green presented policy changes recommended by Director Matt Donald providing for employees and school board members to use school facilities for “Level 2” activities charged using the fees on the Level 1 schedule. Director Madsen inquired as to what type of activities would be included to which Green explained, by way of example, for use in pick-up basketball games or hosting Rotary meetings. Related materials: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5100  

  • Consent Agenda:

    • Director Watts asked Superintendent Green for clarification on how exempt employee wage rates are determined. Green responded that they are developed by comparing wage rates of similar districts for similar positions. The board unanimously approved the consent agenda. Related materials: http://www.woodlandschools.org/board/meeting/254/10

UPCOMING BOARD MEETING

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Woodland Middle School Commons.

09/28/2016
Regular Board Meeting on Monday, September 12, 2016

Regular Board Meeting on Monday, September 12, 2016

You can download a PDF version of this issue of Board Briefs by clicking this link. 

 

BOARD MEETING

  • Citizens' Comments on Non-Agenda Items:
    • Shari Conditt spoke on behalf of the Woodland Education Association, thanking the board for the new contract. Conditt stated that the contract was fair and represented the needs of the teachers. She thanked the board for their ongoing support of educators in Woodland.

  • Reports to the Board:
    • Special Education Report: Deb Kernen, Special Education Services Director, answered Director Matt Donald’s questions about the increased enrollment number of special needs students and how the district is managing them. Kernen spoke about how Special Services is making necessary staffing adjustments to effectively serve children with disabilities while carefully watching the caseload. Superintendent Michael Green commented that Kernen does a masterful job and is a strong advocate for all kids. Director Janice Watts asked if the 285 enrolled special needs students was the highest Woodland has ever had and if other districts are seeing increases to which Kernen replied that the current enrollment is Woodland’s highest with previous years’ enrollments around 270. Kernen also noted that other districts in the area have seen increased enrollment numbers, too.
    • Teaching and Learning Report: Assistant Superintendent Asha Riley presented the results of the new educator training week and gave an update on Teaching and Learning throughout the district. Director Lesa Beuscher asked Riley if the new teachers are receiving extra help and guidance at the start of the school year and if this will continue throughout the year. Riley informed the board that the teachers would be meeting with her in a couple of weeks and again at the end of the school year to identify areas where they were supported effectively and areas where additional support would be useful. Riley also noted that the new hires receive support from instructional coaches and principals. The report documents can be viewed online: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5070
    • Director Steve Madsen thanked the administrative team for the topical bullet format used in board reports as it makes processing large quantities of information easier.
    • Superintendent Green thanked Directors Watts and Madsen for attending the All-Staff Breakfast on September 12.
    • Superintendent Green introduced the new student representative, Jamie Gonzales.

  • Correspondence:
    • Superintendent Green informed the board of an upcoming Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA) Regional Meeting taking place on September 28, 2016 in Kelso.

  • Board Reports, Requests, and Comments:
    • Three board members indicated scheduling conflicts with the October 10 board meeting. It was agreed to cancel the October 10 board meeting.
    • Director Madsen commended Superintendent Green for an impressive presentation at the All-Staff Breakfast.
    • Director Madsen updated the board on a meeting between Superintendent Green and Woodland High School Principal John Shoup regarding the trust fund which provides scholarships for graduates and discussed a possible strategy to increase scholarship funding. Madsen suggested the board create a committee including community members and district staff to meet and brainstorm ideas on how to make the trust fund sustainable. Madsen agreed to convene and initially chair the committee. The board of directors unanimously approved a motion to create the Trust Fund Committee.

  • Discussion Items:
    • Effective School Boards: Chapter 6 – The board continued their book study with Director Donald commenting that the work of the administrative team makes him feel great as a board member. Director Watts noted that the board often works on long-range planning and does so very well. Director Sarah Stuart asked how the board can resolve issues, and also inquired if the board can offer additional assistance by creating new policies. Superintendent Green stated that the administrative team is working on these topics and will get back to the board in the future. Watts noted that the first question the district and board should ask regarding every decision is: “Is it in the best interest of the kids?” Director Donald noted that it can be difficult to remember all items identified for future planning and asked if it would be possible to create a running list attached to each meeting agenda. Chapter 6 summary viewable online: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5055
    • Legislative Priorities: Director Madsen asked all board members to email their top three legislative priorities for him to take to the upcoming 2016 Legislative Assembly on September 23-24, 2016.
    • 2016 State Mandated Assessment Results: Assistant Superintendent Riley presented a PowerPoint presentation with the 2016 state assessment results. Riley noted that, typically, the district performs at or higher than state averages, however, for the 2015-2016 school year, student performance was lower. Riley explained the district missed the mark, providing the board with next steps to improving future results. First, the district will implement the i-Ready Assessment System, a tool to help provide meaningful ongoing performance data to grades K-8. Second, the district will closely study and analyze student performance data and contributing factors. Third, the district is partnering with Washington State University Vancouver to collect and analyze data. Lastly, the district will develop refined district and school-level improvement plans. Director Donald noted that the presentation contained a lot of excellent information and also stated that he was confident the district would be fine in the future. Riley commented that she was disappointed, but not alarmed, with the assessment results, continuing by stating there is a lot of work to do but she is not worried. The presentation may be viewed online: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5064

  • Action Items:
    • Collective Bargaining Agreement between Woodland Public Schools and Woodland Education Association: The board unanimously approved the four-year collective bargaining agreement agreed upon on August 29 between the Teachers’ Union and district leadership. The agreement can be viewed online: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5054
    • Agreement with Fir Grove/Vista Children’s Center for the Placement of an Out-District Student: The board unanimously approved an agreement between Woodland Public Schools and Vancouver Public Schools (VPS) to permit students whose academic and behavioral needs cannot be met within Woodland Public Schools to be placed at Fir Grove Children’s Center, a VPS program. The agreement can be viewed online: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5071 

UPCOMING BOARD MEETING

Monday, September 26, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the District Meeting Room.

09/15/2016
Regular Board Meeting on Monday, August 22, 2016

Regular Board Meeting on Monday, August 22, 2016

You can download a PDF version of this issue of Board Briefs by clicking this link. 

 

BOARD MEETING

  • Next Board Meeting:
    • Monday, September 12, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the District Meeting Room.

  • Reports to the Board:
    • Business Services Report: Director Janice Watts inquired about the impact fees in Business Manager Stacy Brown’s Business Services Report and whether the City of Woodland had made a decision regarding the fees. Superintendent Michael Green stated that the City had approved the proposed rate for single family units. They approved a different formula for multi-family units that varied based on type and size. The adopted city ordinance can be found at: http://goo.gl/SGe8d0. The full Business Services Report viewable online: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5047

  • Board Reports, Requests, and Comments: 
    • Director Matt Donald asked Superintendent Green who is responsible for maintaining the road between Woodland Primary School and the railroad tracks as the road is in need of repair. Superintendent Green informed the board that it is his understanding that the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad owns the property and is responsible.
    • Director Lesa Beucher commented that she attended the lunch for newly-hired certificated staff on Friday, August 19 and found it both exciting and fun. She only had the opportunity to speak to a few of the new teachers, but all of them offered great feedback about their training week.

  • Discussion Items:
    • KWRL Follow-Up: KWRL Director Shannon Barnett presented a Woodland-to-Cougar Area Route Analysis to the board. He detailed information about the district’s geographic logistics versus the school bell schedules. In order to decrease the length of time students on a bus to Cougar, Barnett provided seven different options. Following discussion of the options, the board felt that using the special needs bus to transport Woodland Intermediate students to Cougar may be the best option, saving 25 minutes in travel time. Barnett stated he would investigate this option further and report his findings to Superintendent Green.
    • Replacement Operations and Maintenance Levy Timeline and Process: Superintendent Green provided the board with several key levy dates and asked how they would like to handle levy planning. The directors agreed that February 14, 2017 would be the best date to hold the levy election. The consensus of the board is that they would like a recommendation for the replacement levy presented for discussion in October 2016.
      Levy Timeline and Process dates viewable online: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5029
    • Effective School Boards Chapter 5: The board continued their book study, discussing board evaluations and the on-boarding of new directors. The board discussed a variety of items from the chapter including holding board meetings at different locations, improvements in board meeting minute dissemination, and board directors meeting regularly to discuss other items and issues. The board, along with Superintendent Green, agreed that a day-long planning meeting will be held this winter for the directors to continue their work with the Superintendent.
      Chapter 5 summary viewable online: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5025

  • Action Items:
    • Resolution 16-7: Authorization of Purchase of Home & Property at 2280 Lewis River Road: The board unanimously approved Resolution 16-7. Resolution viewable online: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5026
    • Resolution 16-8: Authorization of a fund transfer from the general fund to capital projects fund: The board unanimously approved Resolution 16-8. This resolution transferred $30,000 from the general fund to pay for a portion of the property purchased at 2280 Lewis River Road. Resolution viewable online: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5039
    • Resolution 16-9: Authorizing a fund transfer from general fund to capital projects fund (KWRL): The board unanimously approved Resolution 16-9. This resolution transferred funds contributed by all of the KWRL coop members for unfunded costs to transportation to the capital projects fund in order to pay costs for facilities improvements at the KWRL building. Resolution viewable online: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5040

UPCOMING BOARD MEETING

Monday, September 12, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the District Meeting Room.

08/24/2016
Regular Board Meeting on Monday, August 8, 2016

Regular Board Meeting on Monday, August 8, 2016

You can download a PDF version of this issue of Board Briefs by clicking this link. 

 

BOARD MEETING

  • Next Board Meeting:
    • Monday, August 22, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the District Meeting Room.

  • Board Reports, Requests, and Comments:
    • Director Steve Madsen reminded board members that he would meet with Superintendent Michael Green regarding student scholarships and a student survey discussed at the last board meeting.
    • Director Lesa Beucher commented on the changes to the district’s website making it easier to navigate and find things. She also noted that she didn’t see graduation information for TEAM High or LRA and would like that on the site.

  • Discussion Items: 
    • Lan Ha, Nutrition Services Director, along with Jean Lessard (JJ) from Sodexo Food Services, gave a PowerPoint presentation on the food services program including history of the program and facts about Woodland Public Schools’ food program such as how it serves more than 255,000 meals per year. Ha presented new student engagement programs including the A-to-Z Fruits and Vegetables program which will introduce a new fruit or vegetable during lunchtime each week to elementary students and the Grab & Go program which will allow high school students to place lunch orders using their cell phones. Director Beucher commented that she thought the programs were great ideas.
      Entire presentation: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/5005

  • Public Hearing:
    • 2016-2017 Budget Pursuant RCW 28A.505.060: Stacy Brown, Business Manager, explained that no changes were made to the budget from what was presented at the last board meeting. No public comments were given. Budget documents are viewable online: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/4988
    • 2015-2016 General Fund Budget Extension: Brown explained the extension during the July 18 board meeting with the reason for the extension being due to curriculum costs and large expenses for maintenance. No public comments were given. Budget extension documents viewable online: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/4992

  • Action Items:
    • Approval of Sodexo Contract: Brown explained that annual board approval is required for the Sodexo food services contract. She also noted that this is the final year of this contract as the district must put the contract out to bid every five years. Brown asked if any board members are interested to be on the review committee to please let her know. The Board unanimously approved the contract. Viewable online: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/4970
    • Resolution 16-5: Approving 2016-2017 Budget Appropriations: The board unanimously approved the 2016-2017 budget appropriations. Viewable online: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/4989
    • Resolution 16-6: 2015-2016 General Fund Budget Extension: The board unanimously approved the 2015-2016 general fund budget extension. Viewable online: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/4993

UPCOMING BOARD MEETING

Monday, August 22, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the District Meeting Room.

08/16/2016
Regular Board Meeting on Monday, July 18, 2016

Regular Board Meeting on Monday, July 18, 2016

You can download a PDF version of this issue of Board Briefs by clicking this link. 

 

BOARD MEETING

  • Next Board Meeting:
    • Monday, August 8, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the District Meeting Room.

  • Reports to the Board:
    • Superintendent Michael Green reported that the district has almost finished staff hiring for the upcoming 2016-17 school year. Green also noted summer work is underway on the different campuses including replacing the landscaper for the high school. Director Janice Watts asked about the new landscaper to which Green replied that the replacement has not been hired, yet.
    • Superintendent Green introduced “BEST Week” Training for new certificated staff which will be held from August 15-19. Green invited all board members to attend and meet the new hires to Woodland Public Schools.

  • Board Reports, Requests, and Comments:
    • Director Matt Donald asked Shannon Barnett, Director of the KWRL Transportation Cooperative, to provide additional information regarding bus routes and travel times, especially for routes traveling to Yale Elementary, in an upcoming board meeting.
    • Director Steve Madsen discussed scholarship offers and ways the district can improve and increase the number of scholarships provided as well as dollar amounts. Madsen spoke about the possibility of developing a questionnaire for graduates in order to obtain additional information about how the district is or could provide services to alumni. The board approved Madsen working with Superintendent Green on these issues.

  • Workshop:
    • Business Manager Stacy Brown presented the Draft 2016-17 Budget. Brown began by discussing how the upcoming year, like many years, was not easy to budget with no new money and not a lot of new student enrollment along with an increased number of new staff and higher costs associated with the new high school. Brown addressed the board’s interest in graphic and longitudinal data, providing history for each graph in her presentation.
      Entire presentation: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/4985 

  • Action Items:
    • 2016-2017 ESD 112 Agreements: Superintendent Green presented the agreements from Educational Service District 112 (ESD 112) to the board of directors. Green explained that ESD 112 provides services to Woodland Public Schools that the district can not economically provide itself. Director Watts asked if there were any new agreements to which Green answered “no.” Director Donald asked Superintendent Green about the costs of the agreements and if Green was comfortable with the agreements to which Green replied “yes.” The Board of Directors unanimously approved the 2016-2017 ESD 112 Agreements. The agreements can be viewed online: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/4966

UPCOMING BOARD MEETING

Monday, August 8, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the District Meeting Room.

07/19/2016
Regular Board Meeting on Monday, June 27, 2016

Regular Board Meeting on Monday, June 27, 2016

You can download a PDF version of this issue of Board Briefs by clicking this link. 

 

BOARD MEETING

  • Next Board Meeting:
    • Monday, July 18, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the District Meeting Room.

  • Reports to the Board:
    • Facilities Director Scott Landrigan presented a Facilities and Safety Report to the board which included an increase in reported injuries from Woodland Primary School. Landrigan explained that he heard certain injuries weren’t being reported so he met with the staff to discuss the importance of reporting all injuries to improve safety changes. Landrigan also stated that he would be visiting the other school staffs to have similar discussions to improve safety. Director Matt Donald asked about the status of the new playground equipment at Woodland Intermediate School which Landrigan said is holding up in excellent condition. Entire presentation: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/4947
    • Business Manager Stacy Brown gave a Financial and Enrollment Report to the Board. Director Sarah Stuart asked if Brown could provide graphical representations for the board to see the year-over-year variances to which Brown answered that she would provide that information in an upcoming financial presentation. Entire presentation: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/4946

  • Board Reports, Requests, and Comments:
    • Director Steve Madsen commented that he had been receiving questions from community members regarding the length of bus rides to the Cougar area. Madsen suggested performing a survey to see the difference between community members’ perceptions of bus ride times and the actual bus ride times.
    • Director Donald commented that 43 additional houses will be built in a local community within the next year with the possibility of an additional 35 coming soon which could bring additional new students to the district.

  • Discussion Items:
    • KWRL Director Shannon Barnett provided an end-of-year update about the transportation cooperative. Barnett discussed the Washington laws (WACs) providing oversight to cooperatives and funding. Barnett provided an overview of the number of hours driven and number of miles driven for the member districts. Barnett also presented the coop's financial statement. KWRL is identifying all student transportation properly to ensure accurate funding from OSPI. Barnett discussed the Transportation Vehicle Fund, giving credit to the founding coop superintendents for buying a nice fleet right from the beginning. Barnett provided a 13-year focus on bus depreciation and purchasing new vehicles. KWRL maintains a fund balance for unfunded changes such as using laminate glass to improve safety and adding security cameras with KWRL buses currently having six (6) on-board cameras along with a dashboard camera. The cameras record their data to SD memory cards, making it easy to review and store footage. Since 2000, there hasn't been an at-fault injury accident. For on-bus bullying, Barnett reviews security footage to ensure that if bullying does take place, that proper action is taken. With Woodland specifically, Barnett spoke of the hybrid model for bus routes. The high school and middle school form one group with the primary and intermediate school in another group; 50% of students go right home, 50% go to one other school, but no students go to more than one other school. In order to improve trips to Cougar, another bus would need to be added. Assistant Superintendent Asha Riley indicated there aren't many K-2 students at Yale Elementary traveling to Woodland, however, next year may see many more 5th grade Yale students transitioning to the Woodland schools which could affect transportation needs for the area. KWRL is looking at changing the GPS tracking system to make it more robust with improved overall tracking and mechanical reporting. KWRL is looking at improving its website presence by linking Facebook into KWRL's messaging. Barnett is also looking at allowing parents tracking their students' buses using Skyward Family Access. Entire presentation: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/4805
    • The Board of Directors agreed for the next board meeting to take place on Monday, July 18 at 5:30 p.m.

  • Action Items:
    • The Board voted to approve the Roofing Contract for the KWRL building. The Board approved the Serendipity Center Agreement. The Board also authorized the purchase of property at 2280 Lewis River Road.

UPCOMING BOARD MEETING

Monday, July 18, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the District Meeting Room.

06/30/2016
Regular Board Meeting on Monday, June 13, 2016

Regular Board Meeting on Monday, June 13, 2016

You can download a PDF version of this issue of Board Briefs by clicking this link. 

 

BOARD MEETING

  • Citizen Request to Address the Board:
    • Lynnell Tsugawa-Murray, Associate Administrator, asked to address the board so she could thank the Board and the District for the year-long opportunity she has had to intern here as an Associate Administrator. Murray specifically thanked Steven Carney, Juliann McCarthy, and Deb Kernen for helping her grow as an administrator along with the entire admin team.

  • Special Presentation - Athletics and Activities in Woodland Public Schools
    • Paul Huddleston, Athletic Director, gave a special presentation on athletics and extracurricular activities. He began by presenting the program's mission statement: “to achieve and maintain a culture of excellence and integrity.” Research shows that school climate impacts student achievement, so the athletic program is working on having student athletes become servant leaders by demonstrating accountability and respect both in and out of competition. Huddleston spoke of the results of a survey showing high levels of participation in athletics and activities which also gathered information about other athletics and activities that interest students. Many indicated an interest in a swim program as well as a middle school soccer program. Huddleston shared information showing the very low level of high school athletes who play at college or professional levels. He tells students that if they are concerned about getting a scholarship, focus on getting a 4.0 GPA as academic merit often results in a higher probability of scholarship assistance. Huddleston strives to help parents keep perspective; it's very unlikely for high school student athletes to become professional athletes, so keeping options open is a top priority for student athletes. Huddleston talked about the sports banquet which was started a few years ago to honor and encourage multisport athletes where the Scholar Athlete of the Year recognizes student athletes who also received a 4.0 GPA with Cierra Daugherty; Dillon Franke; and Kenya Byrnes winning this year. McKay Flanagan and Katie Kern both received the Rudy Award recognizing cooperation and teamwork among players. The Athlete of the Year represents the entire package (both athletics and academics) and was awarded to Jessica Flanagan and Tristan Thomas. Director Matt Donald asked about the biggest challenges facing the program, to which Huddleston said that “lawnmower parents,” those who mow down any obstacles for student athletes, can be a challenge.  A second challenge is encouraging all students to engage in athletics and activities. There are some who are disengaged and disinterested. Active participation positively impacts student academic performance. Director Lesa Beuscher asked if coaches with more experience are paired up with others. Huddleston stated that the coaches are wonderful role models who collaborate and share ideas with one another. Director Steve Madsen asked about using community volunteers. Huddleston explained that there is extensive training required for an individual to becoming a volunteer, but there are still quite a few volunteers. The full report can be viewed online: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/4804

  • Board Reports, Requests, and Comments:
    • Director Madsen spoke of taking his dog-sled team to Yale Elementary and demonstrating the team to students.
    • Director Beuscher asked about the new orientation for kindergarten. Superintendent Green talked about the goal to balance classes in upper grades, but, in kindergarten, staff doesn't yet know these students, so the district uses a different strategy where students meet teachers and will be assigned for the first three days. Adjustments may occur following the three-day introduction.

  • Reports to the Board:
    • Student Representative Taylor Vossen talked about the high school track team making it to state. Vossen introduced Jamie Gonzalez, who will be the 2016-17 student representative. Vossen thanked the board for the opportunity to be the high school representative.
    • Lynnell Tsugawa-Murray talked about summer school attendance and how the summer school program works with students being invited to attend based on their academic performance. Superintendent Green spoke of credit recovery at the high school as a way for students to make up credits.
    • Director Donald thanked the board and spoke of WMS Principal Jake Hall and WMS Assistant Principal Angela Campbell's excellent work transitioning leadership at the middle school over this school year.
    • Superintendent Green spoke of the Woodland Primary School receiving an award for achieving top 5% in the state for academic performance in English Language Learning (ELL).

  • Action Items:
    • Property Rezone Request: The district owns property in the vicinity of an area owned by Patrick "Beau" Holwick and Levi Kruse. Holwick and Kruse requested the district join in a rezoning request in order to allow construction of a four-plex. Director Madsen moved for approval and the board voted to pass the rezoning.
    • Textbook Approval for Woodland Middle School: The Board of Directors approved three books for use at the middle school: “Old Yeller,” “Tale of Despereaux,” and “Becoming Naomi Leon.”
    • Approval of Healthy Kids-Healthy Schools Grants: The Board of Directors approved the use of grant funds for installing water-filling stations. Director Donald asked if there would be a cost to the district, and Superintendent Green said the cost, if any, would be minimal. The board approved the measure unanimously.
    • Approval of EOCF Agreement Renewal: The board approved the Educational Opportunities for Children and Families (EOCF) agreement for continued use of the Woodland Center for the 2016-17 school year.

UPCOMING BOARD MEETING

Monday, June 27, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the District Meeting Room.

06/15/2016
Regular Board Meeting on Monday, May 23, 2016
You can download a PDF version of this issue of Board Briefs by clicking this link. Monday, June 13, 2016 at 5:30 p. m. at the District Meeting Room.
05/24/2016
Regular Board Meeting on Monday, May 9, 2016

Regular Board Meeting on Monday, May 9, 2016

You can download a PDF version of this issue of Board Briefs by clicking this link. 

 

BOARD MEETING

  • Next Board Meeting Location: The next Regular Board Meeting will be held at Yale Elementary School on Monday, May 23, 2016 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

  • Reports to the Board:
    • Taylor Vossen, Student Representative, reported that the class is selecting new ASB officers and that the student representative for next year will be Jamie Gonzalez. She also talked about the Every 15 Minutes Program held last week to raise student awareness of the dangers of drunk driving.
    • The Board discussed the Strength and Conditioning Program which will be offered over the summer. Superintendent Michael Green explained that program costs have been reduced to permit more kids to participate.
    • Reports to the board can be found online at: http://www.woodlandschools.org/board/meeting/245/3
  • Special Presentation - Alternative Education:
    • TEAM High School Principal Dan Uhlenkott gave a presentation about the school including the diverse students who all have different reasons to attend the school and appreciate the different approaches to learning offered.
      Uhlenkott explained that TEAM High School is a full diploma program, not a GED program, and that a small number of students finish the program in three years through hard work and dedication. Students are expected to spend 2-3 hours in the TEAM classroom each day using APEX software to complete their studies which allows students to work at their own pace. Students are able to co-enroll at Woodland High School to participate in extracurricular activities as well as attend the Skills Center. Uhlenkott thanked his dedicated staff as well as support staff including Stacy Brown, Executive Director of Business Services; Sarah Gray, WHS Counselor; and Mary Ann Sturdivan, WHS Culminating Project Supervisor who work closely with TEAM students. Uhlenkott also spoke highly of the school’s two teachers: Elizabeth Vallaire, who teaches math, and Jillian Jacobs, who teaches English and is working on her social studies credentials.
    • Assistant Superintendent Asha Riley gave a presentation about the Lewis River Academy (LRA), discussing the mission for the school to allow families to be highly-involved with their children’s education and also receive support. Riley explained that students enroll in the LRA program for a wide variety of reasons and are able to work at their own pace. Students must check in with their teachers at least once a week either in-person or via email, telephone, or other method of communication.
    • The Board asked if the alternative programs cost the district money, to which the administrators explained that the programs actually generate a small amount of revenue for the district instead of carrying additional cost.
    • The entire presentation can be viewed online using the following link: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/4708

  • Discussion Items:
    • The Board of Directors continues to read a book entitled “Effective School Boards: Strategies for Improving Board Performance” to help unify board members. The Board discussed Chapter 4 entitled, “Connecting to the Community.”
    • Director Matt Donald inquired about the state of landscaping issues at the new high school. Superintendent Green explained that the district is working closely with the contractors to ensure dying plants are replaced and that work will likely continue through the summer.
    • Director Steve Madsen addressed that he appreciated how he has noticed the Woodland Police Department supervise safety during drop-off and pickup times at the middle school. Superintendent Green commended both Police Chief Phil Crochet and WMS Principal Jake Hall.

  • Action Items:
    • The Board voted to approve the 2016-2017 Student Meal Prices.
    • The Board voted to approve the interlocal agreement to create the Cowlitz County Therapeutic School Program.
    • The Board voted to approve Resolution 16-04 – Acceptance of Summer Remodel Projects.

UPCOMING BOARD MEETING

Monday, May 23, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at Yale Elementary School.

05/10/2016
Regular Board Meeting on Monday, April 25, 2016

Regular Board Meeting on Monday, April 25, 2016

You can download a PDF version of this issue of Board Briefs by clicking this link. 

 

BOARD MEETING

  • Next Board Meeting Location: The next Regular Board Meeting will be held in the District Meeting Room on Monday, May 9, 2016 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

  • Reports to the Board:
    • Stacy Brown, Business Manager, presented a year-over-year budget comparison to the board.
    • Scott Landrigan, Facilities Manager, presented to the Board that the Facilities team is finding new ways to reduce utility costs at the new high school by utilizing thermostat and lighting programming.
    • Reports to the board can be found online at: http://www.woodlandschools.org/board/meeting/244

 

  • Special Presentation:
    • Woodland Primary School Principal Juliann McCarthy presented a slideshow, including videos covering the current state of primary school which included first grade students offering a virtual tour of the school as well as several teachers discussing the value of collaboration and how collaborating permits teachers to create standards-based goals and interventions for students. McCarthy talked about how three fundamental questions guide teaching at the primary school: (1) How do teachers know when students have learned a concept? (2) What do teachers do if students don’t understand? and (3) What do teachers do once students fully understand a concept? Dr. McCarthy also discussed the success of the Playworks recess program resulting in a 57% reduction in recess behavior incidents as well as benefits seen for in-classroom behavior as students use conflict-resolution techniques from Playworks throughout the school day. In addition, McCarthy mentioned the recent Washington State Achievement Award received by Woodland Primary for English Language Acquisition in 2014-15. The entire presentation can be viewed online using the following link: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/4707

  • Correspondence:
    • Superintendent Michael Green commended Business Manager Stacy Brown and her staff on the quality of their work that has led to another commendable State Audit.

  • Discussion Items:
    • The Board reviewed and voted to adopt a new Vision Statement: “Woodland Public Schools, in partnership with families and the community, will create a PreK-12 system that serves and supports ALL children and ensures that EACH child has FULL access to, is engaged in, and obtains an excellent education that prepares them for responsible citizenship and a future of adaptability and success in life and their chosen endeavors.”
    • Making Rational Decisions Discussion: The Board of Directors continues to read a book entitled “Effective School Boards: Strategies for Improving Board Performance” to help unify board members. The Board discussed Chapter 3 regarding exercising appropriate authority.
    • Director Steve Madsen spoke of seeing that the State School Board had received a grant to work on career-readiness efforts. He asked Green to seek if opportunities for board involvement on this state-wide effort.
    • Director Matt Donald spoke of seeing AT&T offering low-income Internet connections. Superintendent Green will investigate options that may be available to Woodland community members.

  • Consent Agenda:
    • Director Donald spoke about Tim Brown, WMS Science Teacher, who is retiring at the end of the school year, and hopes that the excellent LEGO Robotics program will continue into the future.

UPCOMING BOARD MEETING

Monday, May 9, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Woodland District Meeting Room.

04/26/2016
Regular Board Meeting on April 11, 2016

Regular Board Meeting on Monday, April 11, 2016

You can download a PDF version of this issue of Board Briefs by clicking this link. 

 

BOARD MEETING

  • Next Board Meeting Location Change: The next Regular Board Meeting will be held in the Woodland Primary School Library on Monday, April 25, 2016 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

  • Citizens Addressing the Board on Non-Agenda Items:
    • Leslie Lawley, a Woodland citizen, asked for permission to address the Board. Lawley thanked the Board for the new playground equipment installed at Woodland Intermediate School.

  • Reports to the Board:
    • Taylor Vossen, Student Representative, presented that high school seniors are finishing their Senior Project Presentations, and that elections for next year’s ASB officers will be taking place in the coming weeks.
    • Other reports to the board can be found online at: http://wdw.woodlandschools.org/board/meeting/243
  • Special Presentation:
    • Woodland Intermediate School Principal Steven Carney and Associate Administrator Lynnell Tsugawa-Murray along with many WIS staff members gave a presentation to the Board covering the Intermediate School. Carney spoke of where the school started the 2015-16 school year, where it is now, and where the staff intends to go in the future. “I’m asking the staff to do the same thing we ask our kids to do which is to take risks,” explained Carney. “What we know today doesn’t make yesterday wrong, it makes tomorrow better.” The staff pointed to collaboration and teamwork as being key elements in the school’s successes over the course of the current year, particularly discussing the importance of using assessments and data analysis to track student progress and improve student learning. Murray spoke of the Learning Assistance Program (LAP) and how LAP helps ensure struggling students receive the extra assistance they need, while staff members talked about the implementation of Extension Groups to offer additional challenge to students who are excelling. Carlotta Propersi, lead for the English Language Learners (ELL) program, presented information about the Imagine Learning curriculum which is an excellent tool for helping ELL students learn. Other topics included the importance of physical and health education presented by Kristi Olson who strives to make physical fitness a love that lasts with students for a lifetime; the introduction of the Playworks Recess program which teaches inclusion and has reduced playground incidents by 58% in the single month since its implementation; after-school programs such as Homework Club where students are motivated to read by reading to a therapy dog named Rigel; and the use of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to create an atmosphere where students support one another through positive interactions and encouraging comments. Other staff members spoke on a variety of topics, pointing to teamwork, collaboration, and the development of a combined vision and mission to help the staff feel like a team and a family working together toward the common goal of providing excellent educational opportunities to all of the school’s students. The entire presentation can be viewed online using the following link: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/4706

  • Consent Agenda:
  • Following the board meeting, the Directors took part in a tour of Woodland Intermediate School.

UPCOMING BOARD MEETING


Monday, April 25, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Woodland Primary School Library

04/12/2016
Regular Board Meeting on Monday, March 28, 2016

Regular Board Meeting on Monday, March 28, 2016

You can download a PDF version of this issue of Board Briefs by clicking this link. 

 

BOARD MEETING

  • Next Board Meeting Location Change: The next Regular Board Meeting will be held in the Woodland Intermediate School Library on Monday, April 11, 2016 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

  • Reports to the Board:
    • Lan Ha, Nutrition Services Director, gave a presentation to the Board to discuss two upcoming events: the Future Chefs event taking place Tuesday, March 29 where third and fourth graders will have a cook-off featuring 15 recipes of their own selection and creation; and a Fine Dining event taking place on the evening of May 3 where students will learn proper table manners and use of formal silverware utensils.
    • Woodland Middle School Principal Jake Hall and Assistant Principal Angela Campbell gave a presentation to the Board covering the state-of-the-union at the middle school. Hall spoke of how the middle school makes up the core of the district by having connections both to the elementary level and high school level. In addition, he spoke of the changes made throughout the year to accommodate the school’s nearly 700 students including the successful implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) across all grade levels which offers programs such as Fresh Start which offers individual attention to students who need it as well as the Extension Program which helps both struggling students as well as those who need additional challenge. Hall highlighted the successful after-school programs including both the Lego Robotics Team and Science Night where students perform science experiments. Hall stated that the middle school intends to increase similar activities in the 2016-17 school year. Hall also highlighted the school’s office staff, commending them for their dedication to helping out the administrative team while also performing as excellent liaisons between the school, parents, and community members. Directors Matt Donald and Steve Madsen both have students currently attending the middle school, and both directors provided kudos to the quality work taking place at the school. Board President Janice Watts stated that she believes the students take a lot of pride in their school with both Hall and Campbell agreeing. The entire presentation can be viewed online: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/4705
    • Superintendent Michael Green spoke of the upcoming interviews for candidates for the Woodland Primary
      School Principal position which will begin April 15.
    • TEAM High School will be handing out diplomas at graduation, and the Board will select a Director distribute the diplomas personally.
    • Following the board meeting, the Directors took part in a tour of Woodland Middle School where student tour guides pointed out significant features of the school including the new climbing rock wall in the school’s gymnasium.

UPCOMING BOARD MEETING


Monday, April 11, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Woodland Intermediate School Library

03/30/2016
Regular Board Meeting on March 14, 2016

Regular Board Meeting on Monday, March 14, 2016

You can download a PDF version of this issue of Board Briefs by clicking this link. 

 

BOARD MEETING

  • Next Board Meeting Location Change: The next Regular Board Meeting will be held in the Woodland Middle School Library on Monday, March 28, 2016 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

  • Reports to the Board:
    • Woodland High School Principal John Shoup gave a presentation to the Board covering the student demographics and operations of the high school with particular focus on the shared commitment of the staff to ensure all students learn, graduate, and are challenged. Shoup discussed graduation credit requirements increasing to 24 from 22 for the current Freshmen class and beyond. He discussed the Culminating Project and the Common Core. Shoup also discussed challenges facing the school and staff as well as the techniques and strategies practiced by the staff to improve learning for all students. Following the meeting, Principal Shoup gave a tour of the new high school to meeting attendees. The presentation can be viewed online at: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/4704
    • Board President Janice Watts enquired about Woodland Middle School’s PRIDE Night. Principal Jake Hall commended teacher Tara Eilts for organizing an excellent event. Both Directors Steve Madsen and Matt Donald commented on attending the event, and expressed appreciation for such an excellent event with a lot of interactive opportunities for the community.
    • Director Sarah Stuart asked Woodland Intermediate School Principal Steven Carney about the recent Playworks Training for improved recess and physical education techniques. Carney stated that the training was incredibly useful, offering strategies to create inclusive and educational play for students.

  • Discussion Items:
    • Making Rational Decisions Discussion: The Board of Directors continues to read a book entitled “Effective School Boards: Strategies for Improving Board Performance” to help unify board members. Director Watts pointed to two positive common norms held by the Board of Directors: (1) to settle decisions with discussion prior to votes and (2) to honor confidentiality.

  • Action Items:
    • The Board reviewed revisions to Procedure 2410P which permits the high school administration to grant or waive certain graduation requirements depending on student circumstances. No vote was required.
    • Marnie Allen from Educational Service District 112 presented the district’s Capital Facilities Plan including changes to impact fees for new construction. The Board voted to recommend impact fees of $5,000 per single-family unit and $2,500 per multi-family unit to the Woodland City Council who will review the recommendations in their meeting on Monday, March 21.  
    • The Board of Directors approved six (6) novels for use in high school literature classes. Woodland High School English Teacher Heather Gordon was present to answer questions the Board might have regarding the selection of the books presented.

UPCOMING BOARD MEETING


Monday, March 28, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Woodland Middle School Library

 

03/16/2016
Regular Board Meeting on February 22, 2016

Regular Board Meeting on Monday, February 22, 2016

You can download a PDF version of this issue of Board Briefs by clicking this link. 

 

BOARD MEETING

  • Next Board Meeting Location Change: The next Regular Board Meeting will be held in the Woodland High School Library on Monday, March 14, 2016 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

  • Board Reports
    • Scott Landrigan, the district’s Director of Facilities and Safety, gave a presentation on safety and emergency preparedness. Landrigan presented each school’s current individual emergency preparedness plan, and discussed his intention to create a district-wide emergency plan to for Emergency Response Planning consistent among all schools which will include communication between each school and the district office when an incident is underway, a paramount priority. Landrigan will be coordinating the planning with the City of Woodland’s Police and Fire departments as well as PacifiCorp for issues regarding the dam. The entire report can be viewed online: http://www.woodlandschools.org/node/4703

  • Discussion Items:
    • Making Rational Decisions Discussion: The Board of Directors is currently reading a book entitled “Effective School Boards: Strategies for Improving Board Performance” to help unify board members. With several new board members, the Board continues to participate in ongoing training including methods to keep and improve open lines of communication between the board members, staff, and community.

  • Approval of Easement and Deeds of Dedication on WHS Property
    • The Board initially agreed to grant an easement and approve deeds of dedication on the New Woodland High School to the City and County. The easement provides city access to water lines and the deeds of dedication turn the newly widened Robinson Road and Dike Access Road over to the City and County, respectively.    
       

UPCOMING BOARD MEETING


Monday, March 14, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Woodland High School Library

 

02/23/2016
Board Briefs for Regular Board Meeting on Monday, February 8, 2016
You can download a PDF version of this issue of Board Briefs by clicking this link. Board Reports Board Comments: Monday, February 22, 2016 at 5:30 p. m. in the...
02/11/2016
Board Briefs for Regular Board Meeting on Monday, January 25, 2016

Regular Board Meeting on Monday, January 25, 2016

You can download a PDF version of this issue of Board Briefs by clicking this link. 

 

BOARD MEETING

  • Student Representative Report: Student Representative Taylor Vossen mentioned that Planters' Day Princesses were selected at Woodland High School: Taylor Blatnik, Jaiden Marshall, and Calista Clifford.

  • School Board Appreciation Month: Superintendent Michael Green mentioned that January is School Board Appreciation Month, and presented the Board with a card signed by the administrative team thanking them for their dedication to excellence in Woodland Public Schools.

  • Discussion of Board Policy 1400 – Board Meetings: The board discussed Policy 1400 to change the Board Meeting start time to allow patrons interested in participating the meetings more time to attend. Following a second reading at the next board meeting and board approval, the start time for board meetings will move to 5:30 p.m. beginning on Monday, February 22. 2016to allow for travel time for patrons to get off work and get to the meeting. 

  • Board Reports: Sarah Stuart (Director District #1) asked how the libraries are set up in the district, and if Woodland Public Schools has full-time librarians. Superintendent Green explained that the decision was made 6-7 years ago toshift from a full-time librarian at Woodland Intermediate, using that staff for a technology teacher. Over time, the model has evolved, and we now have two half-time librarians covering two schools. Each of the school libraries is also supported by a paraeducator. 

  • Development of Capital Facilities Plan Interlocal Agreement: The City of Woodland has requested an updated Capital Facilities Plan from the district with adjustments to the district's impact fees. The board approved an interlocal agreement with ESD 112 to develop the updated plan.

  • Textbook Approval: Novels for High School English and Trade Text for History: Five books were voted on and approved by the board. The board discussed how the books were selected as well as the use of the word "objectionable" to describe any of the books. Superintendent Green pointed out that the novels are targeted at Juniors and Seniors who have the maturity to deal with more adult topics.

 

 

UPCOMING BOARD MEETING


Monday, February 8, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in the District Meeting Room

01/26/2016
Board Briefs for Regular Board Meeting on Monday, January 11, 2016

Regular Board Meeting on Monday, January 11, 2016

You can download a PDF version of this issue of Board Briefs by clicking this link.

 

BOARD MEETING

  • Community Comments: A community member suggested reviewing the start time of the board meeting to increase attendance.

  • Student Representative Report: Students at Woodland High School have asked if hot coffee options could be possible at the school as well as fresh fruit cups. The Sodexo Food Services manager said that they would look into the possibility of having hot coffee, and that they do offer fresh fruit cups when they are in season. Also, students have asked if the students would be allowed off-campus during the school day. Both Principal John Shoup and Superintendent Michael Green spoke that it is a board policy to have a closed campus, however students could request to the board that it be considered in the future.

  • Board Retreat: The Board of Directors scheduled a retreat for March 12, 2016. Superintendent Green and President Watts will develop an agenda with items including team-building, training for new board members, and goal-setting for the next year.

  • Review of School Board & Superintendent Operating Principles: The Board reviewed and discussed Operating Principles, specifically that the Board sets policy and that the Superintendent administers the policies set forth by the Board. The Board and Superintendent reviewed the Operating Principles section-by-section including rules of what constitutes a quorum as well as when an Open Public Meeting must be established to discuss items in-depth. The board will review revisions to the document at its next meeting.

  • Policy 1630 Evaluation of the Superintendent Discussion: The Board discussed the timeline of the evaluation of the Superintendent, specifically changing the date to July in order to provide additional time for goal-setting and other issues.

  • Approval of SEIU 925 Collective Bargaining Agreement: The Board of Directors voted to approve the SEIU 925 Collective Bargaining Agreement.

  • Approval of Request for ESD Services – Cowlitz Day Treatment Program: Cowlitz County School districts have been working closely with Educational Service District 112 to provide a Day Treatment Program located in Cowlitz County in order provide quality service for severely disabled students and to eliminate the need to bus students who need such services out of the area. A new location has been selected at the site of the old Three Rivers Gym, and the Board voted to approve the request for ESD 112’s services to help establish the location as a Cowlitz County Day Treatment Program.

 

UPCOMING BOARD MEETING


Monday, January 25, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in the District Meeting Room


 

01/18/2016
Board Briefs for Regular Board Meeting on Monday, December 14, 2015
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03/07/2017
Kindergarten Registration begins Monday, March 6!
Do you have a new student entering Kindergarten this fall? Kindergarten registration begins Monday, March 6! Enrollment packets for Woodland Primary School and Yale...
03/01/2017
Letter from Superintendent about Making Up Snow Days
Dear Woodland Families: We have received a number of questions regarding the impact of nine days of weather related school closures on the 2016-2017 school calendar. ...
02/15/2017
Thank you for your support, Woodland!
Dear Woodland patrons, I want to personally thank the community of Woodland for demonstrating their support for public education and our excellent schools by passing the...
02/14/2017
Buy your tickets now to the 5th Annual Taste of Jazz event on Thursday, February 23, 2017
Does a night of excellent music and delicious dessert sound like fun? Support Woodland High School students by buying tickets to the 5th Annual Taste of Jazz event held...
02/07/2017
Woodland Public Schools now accepting referrals for Highly Capable Testing
All Woodland Public Schools are now taking referrals for Highly Capable Testing for grades 1-2 from February 6-28. Anyone, including parents, teachers, media specialists...
02/06/2017
Woodland Public Schools' plan for snow make-up days
Dear Woodland Parents, Guardians, and Community Members: What an epic winter season we are having! We are glad our children enjoyed the snow, but also recognize the...
01/19/2017
WPS, WMS, and TEAM High in lockout for 30 minutes
After being informed of a potential threat by law enforcement, Woodland Primary School, Woodland Middle School, and TEAM Alternative High School were placed in lockout...
01/18/2017
Safety Notice about Inappropriate Conversation on School Bus
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members, I would like to inform you of an incident occurring during the afternoon bus ride home on...
12/13/2016
Lockout at Woodland Primary, Intermediate, and Middle Schools
Woodland Primary School, Woodland Intermediate School, and Woodland Middle School were put on an all-day lockout today after we received word that perpetrators of a crime...
11/22/2016
Woodland Public Schools will not allow any persons dressing up as clowns on ANY school facilities.
An internetsocial media rumor that started in August in South Carolina has made its way into Clark and Cowlitz Counties. The rumor is that people dressed as clowns will...
10/05/2016
Woodland Public Schools water testing results reveal clean water at all schools
Woodland Public Schools received the results from water testing performed at all of its schools. Results of district water testing for lead found the water to be safe in...
06/24/2016
Woodland High School teacher Shari Conditt receives Gilder Lehrman Washington State History Teacher of the Year Award!
Congratulations to Shari Conditt, History and Civics Teacher at Woodland High School, for earning the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Washington State...
05/17/2016
What do state assessments mean for Woodland's schools and students?
This spring, our students are once again participating in state-mandated standardized tests. The results of these assessments provide our teachers and administrators...
05/05/2016
Woodland High School Drama Department presents Three Fairy Godmothers
Interested in seeing some live theater appropriate for the entire family? The Woodland High School Drama Department is proud to announce their production of Three Fairy...
04/27/2016
Judith Lute wins January 2016 Sodexo Experience Award
Judith Lute, one of Woodland's Sodexo employees, deserves special recognition for winning the January 2016 Sodexo Experience Winner award this month. During lunchtime at...
02/03/2016
Health Advisory: Pertussis/Whooping Cough
FROM: Cowlitz County Health Department We are writing to let you know you that pertussis whooping cough is circulating in our communities. Below is general information...
12/15/2015
WHS Science Teacher selected as Top Ten Educator of the Year!
The National Society of High School Scholars NSHSS named Jennifer Cullison, one of Woodland's science teachers at Woodland High School, as a Top Ten Claes Nobel Educator...
12/07/2015
Woodland Public Schools announces Smarter Balanced Assessment Results
Washington State recently released the results of the inaugural year of the Smarter Balanced Assessment using the Common Core Academic Standards. Woodland Public Schools...
09/25/2015
Woodland Public Schools announces changes to all students' bus routes for 2015-16 school year
Woodland Public Schools announces changes to Student Bus RoutesParents and students can find their bus routes online www. kwrl. org Woodland Public Schools wants to make...
09/03/2015
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Kids eat free this summer from June 25 through August 17, 2018!
Children 18 years and younger can receive free meals at Woodland Middle School throughout the summer thanks to the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children. From...
05/24/2018
Woodland Middle School held a fire drill today, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Woodland Middle School held a fire drill today, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. All Woodland schools practice numerous drills as part of the Standard Response Protocol SRP...
05/23/2018
The KWRL Transportation Cooperative drives more than one million miles each year to get students to and from school safely
Woodland Public Schools along with Kalama, Ridgefield, and La Center School Districts celebrated the dedicated school bus drivers and support staff of the KWRL...
05/21/2018
Woodland Primary School students learned about salsa with "Chef in the Classroom"
Food services staff visited Kindergarten classes at Woodland Primary School to teach students how to make their own salsa as part of the Chef in the Classroom program. ...
05/16/2018
Woodland Public Schools’ Food Pantries and other programs offer resources to families-in-need thanks to community support
Woodland Public Schools Family Community Resource Center offers the Food Pantry Program, a free service offering families-in-need free food and other resources to help...
05/14/2018
Woodland Intermediate School held a fire drill on Friday, May 11, 2018
Woodland Intermediate School held a fire drill today, Friday, May 11, 2018. Throughout every school year, all Woodland Public Schools students participate in numerous...
05/11/2018
Smokey the Bear teaches Woodland Primary School students how to prevent forest fires
Smokey the Bear visited Woodland Primary School along with Amanda Dales, School Instructor for the USDA Forest Service, to teach students the importance of fire safety...
05/07/2018
Learn how Woodland Public Schools uses technology, training, and teamwork to keep students and staff safe
Woodland Public Schools makes safety for students and staff the top priority with new technology; regular review and updating of security procedures; staff training; and...
04/30/2018
Woodland Intermediate School welcomes Denise Pearl, the new WIS Principal!
Woodland Public Schools proudly welcomes Denise Pearl as the new principal of Woodland Intermediate School starting in the 2018-2019 school year. Denise currently serves...
04/24/2018
WMS receives $5,000 Lowes grant for new Horticulture Class; WHS wins State, Outstanding Teacher of the Year
Woodland Public School students love horticulture and it shows with Woodland Middle School receiving a 5,000 grant for programs and Woodland High Schools Horticulture...
04/23/2018
Woodland High School selected as a National Model of Excellence as the Culinary Arts capture the minds of Woodland students
Students throughout Woodland Public Schools learn how to prepare, cook, and serve food in a variety of classes, clubs, and events for students from third grade through...
04/16/2018
Pertussis cases identified in the Woodland School District
The below information was sent home with students as a letter on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Download the English version of the letter by clicking this link or the...
04/11/2018
Woodland Middle School’s PRIDE Night offers Woodland families and community members the chance to learn all about the school
Woodlands families, students, and community members turned out in droves to attend Woodland Middle Schools Annual PRIDE Night, an evening event featuring special breakout...
04/06/2018
Woodland Intermediate School partners with Home Depot to motivate kids to read
Woodland Intermediate School kicked off the newest Woodland Reads literacy program by partnering with Home Depot to hold a special opening event featuring games, crafts,...
03/26/2018
Woodland Public Schools partners with Woodland Preschool Co-Op to offer increased enrollment for 2018-2019
The Woodland Preschool Cooperative, a nonprofit organization offering affordable preschool options to Woodland families, will double its enrollment capacity for the 2018-...
03/19/2018
Woodland Public Schools introduces Digital Citizenship Week to teach kids how to use the Internet safely (March 26-30)
Woodlands students will learn how to use the Internet safely and responsibly in order to prepare for a lifetime of living and working online during Digital Citizenship...
03/12/2018
Woodland Middle School students create art by getting their hands dirty with ceramics
Woodlands middle school students get the opportunity to get their hands dirty while making beautiful artwork by participating in an after-school Pottery Club. Nicole...
03/05/2018
Play-Based Learning lets Woodland’s Kindergartners learn skills while having fun
Woodland Primary School uses Play-Based Learning, curriculum that motivates students to learn while playing at different teacher-designed stations, to internalize their...
02/26/2018
Woodland Public Schools introduces new attendance policy to address chronic absenteeism
In order to address chronic absenteeism, a serious issue affecting millions of students in the United States, Woodland Public Schools has introduced a new three-level...
02/19/2018
Woodland Intermediate School’s new program encourages students to “BRAG” about their academic growth and behavior!
Woodland Intermediate Schools new Behavior Recognition and Academic Growth BRAG program improves student behavior and academic progress by acknowledging and encouraging...
02/12/2018
Visiting opera performers teach Yale Elementary students opera with “Opera the Great”
Professional opera performers regaled students at Woodland Public Schools Yale Elementary School while teaching the fundamentals of operatic performance in Opera the...
02/05/2018
Woodland Public Schools thanks their school board members during School Board Recognition Month
In celebration of School Board Recognition Month, the students and staff of Woodland Public Schools celebrated the Woodland Public Schools Board of Directors during the...
01/29/2018
Woodland Public Schools partners with local providers to provide mental health services for students attending TEAM High School
Woodland Public Schools will now offer free mental health services to students at TEAM High School, the districts alternative high school program, thanks to a funding...
01/22/2018
Woodland High School students give back by buying food, clothes, and gifts for families in need
Students in Woodland High Schools Interact Club along with classmate volunteers spent a Saturday in December buying clothes, foods, and gifts for more than 100 Woodland...
01/08/2018
Woodland Schools staff members learn Spanish to connect with the growing ELL population
Staff members at Woodland Public Schools gather once a week to take Spanish classes from Milagros Wells, the districts English Language Learner ELL Outreach Coordinator...
12/04/2017
Woodland High School hosts its first-ever College Fair to help students discover opportunities for life after graduation
Woodland High School hosted its first-ever College Fair for students to speak to representatives from nearly 20 colleges, universities, and trade schools located around...
11/27/2017
Woodland High School introduces American Sign Language in 2017-18 school year
Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, Woodland High School started offering students American Sign Language ASL to fulfill foreign language requirements thanks to the...
11/20/2017
Woodland High School honors Veterans Day with special presentation from Woodland veteran, Terry Richard
Woodland High School honored Veterans Day with a special presentation by Vietnam War vet and Woodland community member, Terry Richard. Richard spoke to the Woodland High...
11/14/2017
Woodland Public Schools’ food services employees make sure learning keeps going at lunchtime and all day long
Throughout Woodland Public Schools, the districts dedicated food services employees develop new recipes and utilize interesting menu items to offer students the...
11/13/2017
Woodland High School’s Beaver Band performs as part of Oregon Symphony’s Prelude Concert Series
The Woodland High School Beaver Band performed for attendees of The Phantom of the Opera at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall for one of the Oregon Symphonys Prelude...
11/06/2017
Woodland Middle School students learn the value of giving back by volunteering at community charities and local churches
Students in Woodland Middle Schools Leadership Classes give back to the community through volunteer work, helping both at the school level and in the community for...
10/30/2017
Visiting Ugandan choir helps Woodland’s students learn about the challenges facing children in third-world countries
Woodland High School students and staff learned about Ugandan culture and the challenges facing the students and people of Africa during a school visit by the I Am Family...
10/23/2017
Woodland Public Schools and Love Overwhelming receive $55,000 grant to help homeless students in Cowlitz County
Woodland Public Schools ongoing partnership with Love Overwhelming, a nonprofit organization based in Cowlitz County, resulted in the award of a 55,000 grant to provide...
10/16/2017
Celebrate National School Bus Safety Week from October 16 through October 20!
KWRL Transportation invites you to celebrate 16 million miles of transporting area students in Clark and Cowlitz Counties with no at-fault injury accidents during...
10/16/2017
Woodland High School’s floral design teams win FloraChopped, bringing home $4,800 in scholarships
Woodland High Schools Floral Design teams swept the Floral Design Institutes FloraChopped competition held in Portland, Oregon with the schools teams taking first and...
10/09/2017
Woodland Middle School partners with local paramedics to teach students emergency preparedness
Woodland Middle School arranged for paramedics to visit the school and educate students about emergency preparedness including how to call 911, provide an introduction to...
10/02/2017
Woodland High School teams up with Microsoft, TEALS, and volunteer technology professionals to offer Intro to Computer Science
Woodland High School teamed up with Microsoft Philanthropies partner, Technology Education and Literacy in Schools TEALS to offer courses in Computer Science to help...
09/25/2017
Woodland Middle School holds soccer jamboree for first-ever Clark and Cowlitz counties' middle school girls soccer league
Woodland Middle School hosted the seasons first soccer jamboree for the first-ever middle school girls soccer league in Clark and Cowlitz counties on Tuesday, September...
09/18/2017
Washington State Department of Health warns parents to take safety precautions to protect children from wildfire smoke
The Washington State Department of Health would like parents to be aware of special precautions necessary to protect your children's health in areas with wildfire smoke...
09/07/2017
Woodland Public Schools partners with ESD 112 and others to encourage families to register students for preschool
Woodland Public Schools announces the introduction of the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program ECEAP, a preschool program free for qualified students in...
09/04/2017
Woodland teachers use summer break to keep working by learning new skills and honing their craft
When the school year ends and students go home for a much-needed vacation, Woodland Public Schools teachers continue their work by attending a professional development...
08/21/2017
Get resources and tips to prepare students for the first day of school on Tuesday, September 5!
With the first day of school for the new school year rapidly approaching, Woodland Public Schools provides information about upcoming events and tips for parents and...
08/14/2017
Good school attendance ensures student success over entire academic careers
Woodland Public Schools staff spread the word to emphasize the importance of good attendance helping students achieve their goals, graduate from high school, and learn...
08/07/2017
Woodland Public Schools celebrates Employees of Excellence with a year-end award ceremony and special video competition
The staff of Woodland Public Schools celebrated the end of the school year at a special staff luncheon featuring the second annual Employee of Excellence Awards and a...
07/31/2017
Back to School Bash 2017 will provide free school supplies and haircuts for students in need from Woodland and Kalama
Woodland Public Schools announces the Back to School Bash 2017 event offering free backpacks, school supplies, and haircuts as well as free entertainment and refreshments...
07/24/2017
Trapshooting and Equestrian teams offer Woodland students unique opportunities to experience teamwork and competition
Woodland Public Schools seeks to engage student interests both in and out of school by providing a wide variety of unique clubs and teams. Over the past five years, two...
07/17/2017
Woodland Intermediate School created 1,000 paper cranes to rally support and inspire a third grader's recovery from surgery
When one of their own third-graders suffered a life-threatening medical condition and underwent surgery, the entire staff and all of the students at Woodland Intermediate...
07/10/2017
Woodland Middle School students develop life skills by learning to juggle
Students at Woodland Middle School joined an eight-week club to learn how to juggle, but ended up learning much more including the value of perseverance, patience, and...
06/26/2017
Woodland Public Schools' English Language Learners excelled in 2017 with 17 WIS students passing the state assessment
Woodland Intermediate School's English Language Learners ELL excelled on this year's assessment test, the English Language Proficiency Assessment ELPA21, with a total of...
06/19/2017
Woodland Public Schools announces the 50-for-20 Annual Scholarship Fund, awards ten $2,500 scholarships to 2017 graduates
Woodland Public Schools proudly announces the introduction of the 50-for-20 Scholarship Awards, an annual scholarship program providing 2,500 scholarships to 20...
06/12/2017
KWRL bus cooperative introduces new features, services, and website to efficiently transport students
The KWRL bus cooperative serving Kalama, Woodland, Ridgefield, and La Center school districts recently redesigned their website and added new technology to provide more...
06/05/2017
Kids eat free this summer from June 26 through August 25, 2017!
Children 18 years and younger can receive free meals at Woodland Middle School throughout the summer thanks to the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children. From...
06/01/2017
Chad Trisef, author, presents to WMS students about real-life mysteries and the importance of helping others
Chad Trisef, co-writer of the fictional book series "Oracle," spoke to Woodland Middle School students to promote childhood literacy, the importance of helping others,...
05/22/2017
Woodland Primary School uses data analysis, teamwork, engaging events to improve student learning
The staff at Woodland Primary School uses teamwork, data analysis, and planned engaging events to involve all students in their own learning, offering support for...
05/15/2017
Woodland Public Schools selects James Johnston as new middle school principal
Woodland Public Schools proudly announces their selection of James Johnston as Principal of Woodland Middle School beginning in the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. ...
05/15/2017
Woodland High School prepares "Little Shop of Horrors" for May 18-20, its first musical in years!
The Woodland High School Drama Department proudly presents their first musical in years, "Little Shop of Horrors," open to the community with performances on Thursday,...
05/09/2017
Gabe Murfitt, motivational speaker, teaches students the importance of overcoming adversity to reach lifelong goals
Woodland Public Schools students learned about the importance of overcoming adversity during presentations by motivational speaker Gabe Murfitt, a 26 year-old who...
05/08/2017
Woodland Reads inspires family togetherness and improves elementary students' reading skills during month-long events
Woodland Reads, a teacher-led program designed to increase family togetherness and improve students' reading skills, provides free books for elementary students to read...
04/28/2017
Woodland hosts record-breaking Mass Band Concert with more than 430 middle school student musicians
Woodland hosted the 41st Annual Mass Band Middle School Band Concert with 436 students from ten schools throughout Southwest Washington playing in a massive band ensemble...
04/24/2017
Woodland High School Horticulture Science 29th Annual Plant Sale on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6
Woodland High School Horticulture Science students plan to sell their organically-grown plants at this years 29th Annual Plant Sale scheduled for Friday, May 5 from 8 a....
04/18/2017
Woodland Primary School encourages and motivates positive behavior with new approaches to inspire students
Woodland Primary School uses teamwork and dedicated planning to encourage positive student behavior throughout the school by teaching students character traits and...
04/17/2017
Woodland Third and Fourth Graders cook their favorite comfort foods to compete in this year’s Future Chefs of America Event
Third and fourth graders from Woodland Intermediate School created their favorite comfort foods by cooking recipes of their own selection in Sodexo's second annual Future...
04/03/2017
Woodland High School recognizes the Top 5% GPA holders of the Class of 2017!
Woodland High School staff and students along with parents and family members celebrated the top 5 GPA-holders of graduating seniors in a special assembly on Tuesday,...
03/28/2017
Two Woodland High School teachers eliminate letter grades in an innovative approach to improve student learning
Two Woodland High School English Language Arts teachers have transformed the way students learn in their classrooms by eliminating letter grades and helping students take...
03/27/2017
Woodland High School Career and Guidance Specialist selected as ESD 112's 2017 Regional Classified Employee of the Year
Educational Service District 112 selected Woodland High School's Career and College Guidance Specialist, Mary Ann Sturdivan, as the 2017 Regional Classified Employee of...
03/23/2017
Woodland Middle School offers innovative after-school club for girls to promote self-confidence and physical activity
Two teachers at Woodland Middle School started a new after-school club for girls to talk about the issues they face in middle school and to get some exercise along the...
03/20/2017
Woodland Middle School receives inaugural grant from Port of Woodland to develop STEAM robotics curriculum
Woodland Middle School received 7,000 from the Capital Community Development Project CCDP grant awarded by the Port of Woodland to purchase 18 LEGO robotics kits for use...
03/13/2017
Woodland High School hosts nearly 300 students from 22 schools competing in the FBLA Winter Conference
Nearly 300 students gathered at Woodland High School for the Future Business Leaders FBLA of America Winter Conference where student teams from 22 schools in Southwest...
03/06/2017
Kindergarten Registration begins Monday, March 6!
Do you have a new student entering Kindergarten this fall? Kindergarten registration begins Monday, March 6! Enrollment packets for Woodland Primary School and Yale...
03/01/2017
Woodland Public Schools starting community task force to connect families in need with resources
Woodland Public Schools introduces "Our Kids, Our Business," a community task force dedicated to addressing the needs of under-resourced families and students in the...
02/27/2017
Woodland Public Schools Superintendent helps construct school in Dominican Republic
Woodland Public Schools Superintendent Michael Green traveled to the Dominican Republic to help construct a school along with 50 other educators and administrators from...
02/20/2017
Letter from Superintendent about Making Up Snow Days
Dear Woodland Families: We have received a number of questions regarding the impact of nine days of weather related school closures on the 2016-2017 school calendar. ...
02/15/2017
Thank you for your support, Woodland!
Dear Woodland patrons, I want to personally thank the community of Woodland for demonstrating their support for public education and our excellent schools by passing the...
02/14/2017
A small group of Woodland High School students uses Instagram to promote individuality and combat cyber-bullying
Earlier this school year, a mysterious Instagram account appeared created with the mission to combat cyber-bullying. Each day, the account spotlights a different...
02/13/2017
Buy your tickets now to the 5th Annual Taste of Jazz event on Thursday, February 23, 2017
Does a night of excellent music and delicious dessert sound like fun? Support Woodland High School students by buying tickets to the 5th Annual Taste of Jazz event held...
02/07/2017
Woodland High School SkillsUSA team organizes record food drive, creates recipe book for the Woodland Action Center
This year, the Woodland High School SkillsUSA team organized a food drive for the Woodland Action Center food bank raising a record 850 items. In addition to helping...
02/06/2017
The Staff of Woodland Public Schools recognizes their dedicated Board of Directors
In celebration of School Board Recognition Month, the administrative team of Woodland Public Schools presented their Board of Directors with special certificates and a...
01/30/2017
Woodland Public Schools' plan for snow make-up days
Dear Woodland Parents, Guardians, and Community Members: What an epic winter season we are having! We are glad our children enjoyed the snow, but also recognize the...
01/19/2017
Elementary students learn how to take on leadership roles and develop self-confidence
The students at Woodland Intermediate School learn to become effective leaders and learners in a new class taught by Stacia Aschoff and developed by the school staff to...
01/09/2017
Students present the history of Nintendo and YouTube to learn public speaking and research skills
Eighth graders at Woodland Middle School learn how to research effectively and develop public speaking skills by selecting exciting topics to present to their class with...
01/02/2017
Parents of Woodland Public Schools students can now track their student's bus location in real-time
KWRL, the transportation cooperative serving Woodland Public Schools, is proud to introduce live Global Positioning System GPS tracking for the bus routes serving...
12/26/2016
Woodland students learn about economics and the global marketplace through the Junior Achievement Program
Woodland students learn about economics, the global marketplace, cultural differences, and preparing for their own financial futures through an innovative program called...
12/19/2016
Woodland Ceramic Club's Empty Bowls event raises nearly $3,000 to help combat hunger
The Woodland Ceramic Club hosted an Empty Bowls fundraiser dinner on December 1, 2016 raising more than 2,775. 00 for the Woodland Action Center, a foodbank based in...
12/12/2016
Woodland Public Schools to seek Replacement Operations and Maintenance Levy in February 2017
The existing three-year Operations and Maintenance Levy for Woodland Public Schools expires next year. In order to maintain existing high-quality school services and...
12/05/2016
Middle school students learn about osmosis and how cell membranes work by dissolving the shells off of eggs
Woodland Middle School students in Jennie Zarosinski's Life Science classes dissolved the shells off of eggs using vinegar to study shell-less eggs and learn how cell...
11/28/2016
Police and Fire Officers visit Woodland Primary School to educate students and show the friendly face of first responders
The Woodland Police Department and Cowlitz County Fire Department visited Woodland Primary School to discuss safety, the importance of knowing personal identification,...
11/21/2016
Woodland High School's drama students prepare for their production of "Our Town" with their new director
Woodland High School's drama students are preparing to put on their production of "Our Town," the first performance directed by the school's new drama director, with...
11/14/2016
Woodland's third graders enjoy fine food while learning proper table etiquette
Third graders at Woodland Intermediate School learned proper table manners and how to use a full set of dining utensils while enjoying a five-course meal during the...
11/07/2016
Woodland students learn computer coding to help them solve complex math problems
Students in Nate Alanko's math classes at Woodland Middle School learn how to solve complex mathematical formulas by programming computer to help them. Middle school...
10/31/2016
Innovative Heroes of Myths and Legends course challenges students' modern perspectives by studying ancient mythology
Seniors at Woodland High School can take an innovative new elective, the Heroes of Myths and Legends, to learn about ancient mythology, and use the skills they develop...
10/24/2016
Flexible seating options help third graders sit, stand, or lie down in order to learn more effectively
Third graders at Woodland Intermediate School are taking a stand or lying on the carpet, wobbling on wobble stools, or bouncing on yoga balls all in an effort to help...
10/17/2016
Interested in part-time work? KWRL needs bus drivers!
Interested in part-time work where you can make a difference? 19. 19 per hour Health Benefits Pension Benefits Paid Sick Leave and Personal Leave KWRL will pay...
10/06/2016
Horticulture students at Woodland Middle School learn how to grow plants without soil
Woodland Middle School seventh and eighth graders in Horticulture class learn to grow herbs, vegetables, and other plants hydroponically, without the use of soil, in...
10/03/2016
Volunteer musicians help pep up the Woodland High School Pep Band
Community members and students not currently enrolled in band classes volunteer to help fill out the sound in Woodland High School's Pep Band by playing during football...
09/26/2016
Woodland Middle School's Lunch and Lockers Event helps ease students into the school year
Before the beginning of each school year, new and returning students at Woodland Middle School attend a special orientation and kickoff event called Lunch and Lockers...
09/12/2016
Woodland Public Schools prepares for the school year with new programs and services
As another school year begins, Woodland Public Schools look forward to continued success in student learning as faculty and staff continue to refine their use of quality...
08/29/2016
The First Day of School for Woodland Public Schools is Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The first day of school for Woodland Public Schools is Wednesday, August 31, so this week's Woodland Schools Weekly comes packed with tips to make sure students, parents...
08/15/2016
Woodland High School students learn to reach for their dreams through planning and financial management
Woodland High School students learned how to achieve their dreams by settings goals, managing money, and planning for their future from Colin Ryan, a professional speaker...
07/11/2016
Woodland High Language Arts students write and present their beliefs in "This I Believe" assignment
Woodland High School students declared their beliefs in powerful, personal essays, and read those essays in front of a panel of judges as well as their classmates for the...
06/27/2016
Woodland Public Schools water testing results reveal clean water at all schools
Woodland Public Schools received the results from water testing performed at all of its schools. Results of district water testing for lead found the water to be safe in...
06/24/2016
Woodland Public Schools celebrated the Class of 2016 with a Senior Breakfast, Graduate Parade, and Commencement
Woodland High School celebrated the graduating Class of 2016 with a series of events culminating in the Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 17. Woodland High School's...
06/20/2016
Woodland music students learn music composition and performance from a visiting composer
Composer Darryl Johnson II visited Woodland Public Schools band classes during the district's Meet the Composer event in late May to teach students how to play his music...
06/13/2016
Kids eat free this summer with the United Way meal program!
Kids ages 18 and younger can receive free meals at schools, parks, community ceneters, and more thanks to the United Way's Live United Program. Click this image for a...
06/10/2016
Woodland elementary students learn water, fire, and car safety from the experts
Students at Woodland Primary School learned a variety of safety lessons from Cowlitz County safety professionals during a two-day visit on May 20-21, 2016. Students at...
06/06/2016
Award-winning Woodland High teacher uses March Madness to inspire students to debate famous Supreme Court cases
Sharon Conditt, Woodland High School History and Government teacher, uses a variety of innovative techniques including designing debates utilizing College Basketball...
05/23/2016
Woodland High School teacher Shari Conditt receives Gilder Lehrman Washington State History Teacher of the Year Award!
Congratulations to Shari Conditt, History and Civics Teacher at Woodland High School, for earning the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Washington State...
05/17/2016
Woodland Middle School students study the original Star Wars trilogy to learn classic storytelling concepts
Woodland Middle School students studied the original Star Wars trilogy to learn classic storytelling concepts including monomyth, archetypes, social justice, and more in...
05/16/2016
Woodland High School students act dead for a day to raise awareness for drunk driving
Dozens of seniors at Woodland High School volunteered to act dead for a day to raise awareness for drunk driving through the Every 15 Minutes program run by local law...
05/09/2016
What do state assessments mean for Woodland's schools and students?
This spring, our students are once again participating in state-mandated standardized tests. The results of these assessments provide our teachers and administrators...
05/05/2016
Woodland Third and Fourth Graders learn how to cook healthy meals by competing in the Future Chefs Event
Third and fourth graders from Woodland Intermediate School competed to create the healthiest breakfast by cooking recipes of their own selection in Sodexo's Future Chefs...
05/02/2016
Woodland High School Drama Department presents Three Fairy Godmothers
Interested in seeing some live theater appropriate for the entire family? The Woodland High School Drama Department is proud to announce their production of Three Fairy...
04/27/2016
Woodland High School students learn Horticulture Science culminating in an annual plant sale open to the community
Students in Mary Ellen Vetter's Horticulture Science classes at Woodland High School learn how to organically grow plants in mass quantities culminating in this year's...
04/25/2016
Woodland High School Teacher earns prestigious $24,000 James Madison Fellowship Award
Woodland High School Social Studies Teacher Katie Klaus earned the prestigious James Madison Fellowship Award, America's most prestigious award in constitutional history...
04/18/2016
Nominate an employee to be considered for an Employee Excellence Award!
Woodland Public Schools invites its employees and the entire Woodland community to nominate employees to receive Employee Excellence Awards. The Excellence Award...
04/12/2016
Woodland Middle School students raise a record of nearly $3,000 to help fund Leukemia and Lymphoma Research
Woodland Middle School students raised a record amount of nearly 3,000 to help support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help fund research into finding more effective...
04/11/2016
Woodland Public Schools offers an innovative combination home-school/on-campus program with Lewis River Academy
Woodland Public Schools offers the Lewis River Academy LRA to help parents with home-schooled students to integrate on-campus coursework and activities into their...
03/28/2016
Woodland High School receives $10,000 grant to offer assistance to students to earn college credit
Students at Woodland High School can receive financial assistance to take advanced courses which earn college credits thanks to a 10,000 grant the school received from...
03/21/2016
Woodland Middle School students learn the history of art from around the world while creating innovative projects
Woodland Middle School students learn the history and background of different eras of art while creating innovative projects by taking Nicole Caulfield's art classes. ...
03/14/2016
Woodland Public Schools introduces innovative techniques to make recess socially-inclusive and supportive for all students
Woodland's Primary and Intermediate Schools received specialized training to make recess fun, safe, energetic, and supportive to a healthy student culture for all kids. ...
03/07/2016
Woodland elementary students receive free books to motivate and inspire a love for reading
Woodland Public Schools provides free books to K-4 students through the Reading is Fundamental Program to encourage and motivate younger students to discover their love...
02/29/2016
Woodland's New Head Football Coach upholds Woodland's ideals of student athletes as students first
Woodland Public Schools announces the hiring of Mike Woodward as the new Head Football Coach at Woodland High School continuing Woodland's tradition of providing students...
02/22/2016
Woodland Middle School holds Invention Fair to study the effects of humanity on the Earth
Joe Bosch, science teacher at Woodland Middle School, held an Invention Fair on February 3 where all of his sixth graders were invited to present their final projects,...
02/12/2016
Woodland Public Schools hosts FBLA conference for nearly 300 students from around the region
Nearly 300 students gathered at Woodland High School for the Future Business Leaders of America FBLA Winter Conference where student teams competed in 60 events ranging...
02/08/2016
Judith Lute wins January 2016 Sodexo Experience Award
Judith Lute, one of Woodland's Sodexo employees, deserves special recognition for winning the January 2016 Sodexo Experience Winner award this month. During lunchtime at...
02/03/2016
New changes to Woodland's Elementary Schools
Beginning January 4, 2016, Dr. Juliann McCarthy will be Interim Principal of Woodland Primary School and Steven Carney will be Principal of Woodland Intermediate School...
12/16/2015
WHS Science Teacher selected as Top Ten Educator of the Year!
The National Society of High School Scholars NSHSS named Jennifer Cullison, one of Woodland's science teachers at Woodland High School, as a Top Ten Claes Nobel Educator...
12/07/2015
Woodland Public Schools Board of Directors selects new interim Director for District 5
Woodland Public Schools Board of Directors selected Steven B. Madsen as interim representative for the Director District 5 board position for a two-year appointment...
10/09/2015
Woodland Public Schools announces Smarter Balanced Assessment Results
Washington State recently released the results of the inaugural year of the Smarter Balanced Assessment using the Common Core Academic Standards. Woodland Public Schools...
09/25/2015
Woodland Public Schools invites interested community members to apply for Board Vacancy
Woodland Public Schools currently seeks an interim representative for the Director District 5 board position for a two-year appointment until the general election in 2016...
09/14/2015
Woodland Public Schools announces changes to all students' bus routes for 2015-16 school year
Woodland Public Schools announces changes to Student Bus RoutesParents and students can find their bus routes online www. kwrl. org Woodland Public Schools wants to make...
09/03/2015
Woodland Public Schools to reconfigure elementary schools to create consistent student expectations and culture
Starting this fall, Woodland Public Schools will reconfigure two of its elementary schools, the Woodland Primary School and Woodland Intermediate School, to create a...
08/11/2015
Woodland Public Schools makes security improvements to its campuses
New security improvements ensure all visitors must check in at main offices before entering schools Throughout the summer, Woodland Public Schools introduced and...
08/03/2015
Fall 2015 -- What you need to know! / Otoño 2015 -- ¡lo que tiene que saber!
The 2015-16 school year will bring new bell schedules, new bus schedules and new locations for many of our students. Heres a cheat sheet to help September start smoothly...
06/08/2015
WHS teacher to tackle Shakespeare in NY
Woodland High School English teacher Heather Gordon will be spending part of her summer steeped in Shakespeare. Selected as a Summer Scholar through the National...
06/01/2015
Eat Hot Chili and hear Cool Jazz on June 5!
The 18th annual Hot Chili Cool Jazz fundraiser is scheduled for 6 p. m. Friday, June 5, at the Intermediate School, 2250 Lewis River Rd. Come and enjoy some chili with...
05/22/2015
WPS students honor 'whale guy' for 30 years of visits
Three decades ago, Woodland Primary School teacher Sandi George attended a gray whale slideshow presentation in Vancouver. Fascinated, she asked the speaker if he would...
05/18/2015
Test scores do not define our students
This spring our students are encountering the new state-mandated standardized tests. The results will give our teachers and administrators valuable information about...
05/07/2015
Woodland teachers remaining in class
Teachers in many school districts across the state have decided to protest the state Legislature's inaction to fully fund public education, as was required by the state...
05/06/2015
WHS Drama to present Dracula
Join the WHS Drama Department for Dracula, a tale that will send a tingle up your spine! It will be staged May 7, 8 and 9 at 7 p. m. in the WHS Auditorium. Tickets...
05/04/2015
WHS Spring Plant Sale to take place May 1, 2
When spring comes to Woodland, you can count on robins, rainbows . . . and the WHS Plant Sale! In this, the sale's 25th year, the WHS horticulture class and floral...
04/28/2015
Students build life skills at PIT
Abigail Storm has a big dream: to create a mall for animal lovers. The Partners in Transition student imagines a mall with a pet store, a bookstore, a groomer and a...
04/23/2015
WIS earns state achievement award
For the third year in a row Woodland Intermediate School has won a Washington Achievement Award. The school is being honored in the category of High Progress for 2014. ...
04/16/2015
WHS hosts German students
After two family trips to the United States, Julius Michaelis wanted to return as a short-term exchange student. The German teenager got online and looked at cities he...
04/06/2015
Fifth grade scientists win awards
Woodland Intermediate School made its debut showing at the Intel Northwest Science Expo -- and reeled in two awards! Isabella Mattison received an honorable mention in...
03/27/2015
WHS science students head to nationals
Congratulations to the WHS HOSA -- future health professionals -- chapter! At the state competition March 21 in Vancouver, all of WHSs participants made it to the second...
03/25/2015
Fifth graders fly hot air balloons
It was a cold and beautiful morning. The fog had finally burned off, and it was only about 38 degrees, perfect for flying tissue-paper hot-air balloons. We held the...
02/27/2015
WHS to present Taste of Jazz
Its time to glam up and get together for the third annual Taste of Jazz! On Feb. 26 the WHS Jazz Choir and Jazz Band will perform jazz standards and more, Touch of Class...
02/06/2015
WMS Digital Arts students share their talent
Woodland Middle School held its own Digital Arts contest and selected winners in the categories of Best of the Year, action, portrait, landscape, special effect and other...
01/30/2015
WMS robotics team takes third at state
Congratulations go out to Woodland Middle School's FIRST LEGO League robotics team! The team of eight seventh- and eighth-graders -- called RBT8 -- competed against 60...
01/26/2015
WPS student council sets crowd-pleasing agenda
Fresh from election victories, Woodland Primary School's newly established student council took some constituent-pleasing action: It voted to purchase a caboodle of...
01/21/2015
A few fun facts about Woodland’s new High School:
Sensors in classrooms at the new High School will detect bright conditions and automatically dim the ceiling lights. The current High School has two full science labs...
01/15/2015
Board Discussion of Preliminary Transportation Plan for 15-16
Here is a link to the Board discussion item information from Monday night's Board of Directors meeting, regarding the preliminary discussion of three models for...
01/14/2015
WHS jazz musicians to compete at Clark
While many of us are still poking at our oatmeal, a group of Woodland High School students is jamming to the music of Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus...
01/14/2015
Middle School Robotics Team to Compete at State Qualifier
This years LEGO robotics team is preparing for the state tournament qualifying competition that will be held at Salmon Creek Elementary School on December 6th. The team...
11/21/2014
Woodland teachers use time wisely to collaborate and plan
Woodland Middle and High School teachers are collaborating to create a Professional Learning Community that spans grades 7-12. Teachers use their Monday professional...
11/03/2014
Spencer's Heartstrong Foundation Donates $8,000 to Woodland Schools
At the regularly schedulded board meeting on Monday night Spencer and Rich Best represented Spencer's HeartStrong Foundation and presented a donation of 8,000 to the...
10/28/2014
School Bus Safety Week
While school bus safety is a year-round priority, this week it receives special attention. School Bus Safety Week, which occurs the third week in October, reminds...
10/21/2014
Welcome Back Students & Staff
Greetings Woodland parents, students and staff! As we kick off another great school year in Woodland Public Schools, I am excited to welcome back students and staff. We...
09/16/2014
ASB Leadership Plan for Coming Year
ASB students take a break from summer to plan for the coming school year.
08/25/2014
Technology Enhancements
Teachers take a few hours out of their summer to learn about the new Promethean Interactive Whiteboards at the Intermediate School.
08/21/2014
Summer Reading Program
Our early learners spent the summer turning pages and filling up their reading chart!
08/21/2014
Congratulations PIT Grads!
06/12/2014
School Reconfiguration Decision Made
At their May 27th regular meeting, the Woodland School Board approved a recommendation to reconfigure schools following the Fall 2015 opening of the new Woodland High...
05/28/2014
Student Spotlight : Vince Nigro
Vince Nigro is finishing up his senior year at WHS and has been involved in a number of activities in and outside of school. From football to track and field to juggling...
05/15/2014
Student Spotlight: McKenzie Collins
McKenzie is rounding out her junior year at Woodland High School with a big smile on her face. The National Honor Society member is taking several honors classes this...
02/25/2014
Robotics Team Scores at State Tournament
This has been a busy year for The Floods, the Woodland Middle School LEGO Robotics team. On December 7th, they competed against thirteen other teams at the qualifying...
02/04/2014
Yale Gymnasium
We have some exciting news, the Yale Gymnasium is complete! The exterior of the building is made of cementuous siding a mixture of concrete and wood fiber also known as,...
01/23/2014
Student Spotlight : Michael Mentler
Michael is a senior this year at Woodland High School. He is involved in a number of activities in and outside of school. He enjoys running for both the track and cross...
01/14/2014
Student Spotlight : Rebekah Krohn
A senior this year at WHS, Rebekah Krohn stands out among her peers as an outstanding student. Rebekah is involved in the Woodland Rotary Interact Club, teaches dance at...
12/17/2013
M&O Replacement Levy Passes... Thank You Voters!

Click here to view information on the approved M&O Replacement Levy.

12/16/2013
Student Spotlight : Grant Booker
Grant is a senior this year at Woodland High School. He is involved in a number of leadership activities such as ASB President, VP of FBLA, VP of W Club, VP Choir Club,...
12/10/2013
9 Woodland Teachers Pass National Board Certification
Nine additional teachers have become part of a rather prestigious group of peers in the Woodland School District by achieving national board certification form the...
12/09/2013
Woodard to Retire from School Board After 16 Years
Long-time Board of Education member, Bill Woodard, who is recognized for his strong and thoughtful leadership and dedicated service to Woodland Public Schools, retired...
12/06/2013
Capital Projects Update

 

 Check out our Capital Projects Page for up-to-date information on facilities progress of the new Woodland High School.

 

 

11/22/2013
Common Core Explained
Common Core is a real-world approach to learning and teaching. Developed by education experts from 45 states, these K-12 learning standards go deeper into key concepts...
11/15/2013
Challenge Day
Students at Woodland High School participated in Challenge Day on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. Challenge Day is a 6 12 hour workshop for 100 high school students. The...
11/13/2013
Spotlight on Robotics
Woodland Middle School is in its 9th year of having an established Robotics Team. Students this year have been working up to their first LEGO League competition on...
10/28/2013
Woodland Welcomes All-day, Everyday Kindergarten
At the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year, Woodland Primary School and Yale Elementary implemented all-day, everyday Kindergarten for our earliest learners. Research...
10/21/2013
Partners in Transition Program Graduating Class
The following students graduated from Woodland School Districts Partners in Transition PIT program on June 6th: Geoff Burgess, Zoey Wilson, Karly Cordano, William...
06/07/2013
Important Dates as Our School Year Ends
As our school year ends, we would like to remind you of these important upcoming dates and times:
05/30/2013
WIS and WHS Recipients of 2012 Washington Achievement Award
We are happy to report that Woodland High School and Woodland Intermediate School are recipients of 2012 Washington Achievement Awards http:www. k12. wa....
04/18/2013
Woodland High School Students Plant Trees for Arbor Day
Woodland, WAMonday, April 15, 2012 Woodland High Schools Horticulture Class and Partners in Transition students joined the City of Woodland in honoring Arbor Day on...
04/15/2013
Kindergarten Registration for the Upcoming 2013-2014 School Year Continues!!
Please stop by the office and pick up your KG packet. Things you MUST bring with you are Birth Certificate and Immunization records. . . Office Hours are 9:00-4:00For...
04/08/2013
Survey for K12 Statewide Hazard Mitigation Plan
The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction OSPI Program Development Manager of School Facilities and Organization, has asked that we circulate this survey for...
02/21/2013
Parent U
An outreach program for parents called Parent U has been established through the ESD 112. They provide a webinar series for parents covering various topics. This Winter...
01/28/2013
Value Engineering Workshop
Project managers and engineers are partaking in a week long Value Engineering VE workshop surrounding the current capital facilities projects. A VE study is a cost...
01/17/2013
Dear Woodland Families:
We all share the same feelings of sympathy and sadness as we work to comprehend the tragic events that took place on Friday in Connecticut. Our thoughts and sympathies...
01/15/2013
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Kids eat free this summer from June 25 through August 17, 2018!
Children 18 years and younger can receive free meals at Woodland Middle School throughout the summer thanks to the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children. From...
05/24/2018
Threat Investigation Update: No credibility to rumors
Threat Investigation Update - Thursday, May 24, 2018 As Woodland High School staff and Woodland law enforcement near completion of the investigation into the alleged...
05/22/2018
The KWRL Transportation Cooperative drives more than one million miles each year to get students to and from school safely
Woodland Public Schools along with Kalama, Ridgefield, and La Center School Districts celebrated the dedicated school bus drivers and support staff of the KWRL...
05/21/2018
Woodland Public Schools’ Food Pantries and other programs offer resources to families-in-need thanks to community support
Woodland Public Schools Family Community Resource Center offers the Food Pantry Program, a free service offering families-in-need free food and other resources to help...
05/14/2018
Woodland Intermediate School held a fire drill on Friday, May 11, 2018
Woodland Intermediate School held a fire drill today, Friday, May 11, 2018. Throughout every school year, all Woodland Public Schools students participate in numerous...
05/11/2018
Smokey the Bear teaches Woodland Primary School students how to prevent forest fires
Smokey the Bear visited Woodland Primary School along with Amanda Dales, School Instructor for the USDA Forest Service, to teach students the importance of fire safety...
05/07/2018
WHS May Parent Newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthly parent newsletter for the month of May. We hope that you find time to review its content and pass along any questions, comments...
04/30/2018
Learn how Woodland Public Schools uses technology, training, and teamwork to keep students and staff safe
Woodland Public Schools makes safety for students and staff the top priority with new technology; regular review and updating of security procedures; staff training; and...
04/30/2018
WMS receives $5,000 Lowes grant for new Horticulture Class; WHS wins State, Outstanding Teacher of the Year
Woodland Public School students love horticulture and it shows with Woodland Middle School receiving a 5,000 grant for programs and Woodland High Schools Horticulture...
04/23/2018
Woodland High School selected as a National Model of Excellence as the Culinary Arts capture the minds of Woodland students
Students throughout Woodland Public Schools learn how to prepare, cook, and serve food in a variety of classes, clubs, and events for students from third grade through...
04/16/2018
Pertussis cases identified in the Woodland School District
The below information was sent home with students as a letter on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Download the English version of the letter by clicking this link or the...
04/11/2018
Woodland Middle School’s PRIDE Night offers Woodland families and community members the chance to learn all about the school
Woodlands families, students, and community members turned out in droves to attend Woodland Middle Schools Annual PRIDE Night, an evening event featuring special breakout...
04/06/2018
April Parent Newsletter
Attached to this article is our montly parentstudent newsletter for the month of April. We hope you find the information timely and useful as you navigate all that is...
03/30/2018
Woodland Intermediate School partners with Home Depot to motivate kids to read
Woodland Intermediate School kicked off the newest Woodland Reads literacy program by partnering with Home Depot to hold a special opening event featuring games, crafts,...
03/26/2018
Woodland Public Schools partners with Woodland Preschool Co-Op to offer increased enrollment for 2018-2019
The Woodland Preschool Cooperative, a nonprofit organization offering affordable preschool options to Woodland families, will double its enrollment capacity for the 2018-...
03/19/2018
Woodland Public Schools introduces Digital Citizenship Week to teach kids how to use the Internet safely (March 26-30)
Woodlands students will learn how to use the Internet safely and responsibly in order to prepare for a lifetime of living and working online during Digital Citizenship...
03/12/2018
Woodland Middle School students create art by getting their hands dirty with ceramics
Woodlands middle school students get the opportunity to get their hands dirty while making beautiful artwork by participating in an after-school Pottery Club. Nicole...
03/05/2018
WHS Parent Newsletter for March
Attached to this article is our monthly parent newsletter for the month of March. There is quite a bit going on this month including our annual student led conferences...
02/28/2018
Play-Based Learning lets Woodland’s Kindergartners learn skills while having fun
Woodland Primary School uses Play-Based Learning, curriculum that motivates students to learn while playing at different teacher-designed stations, to internalize their...
02/26/2018
Woodland Public Schools introduces new attendance policy to address chronic absenteeism
In order to address chronic absenteeism, a serious issue affecting millions of students in the United States, Woodland Public Schools has introduced a new three-level...
02/19/2018
Woodland Intermediate School’s new program encourages students to “BRAG” about their academic growth and behavior!
Woodland Intermediate Schools new Behavior Recognition and Academic Growth BRAG program improves student behavior and academic progress by acknowledging and encouraging...
02/12/2018
Visiting opera performers teach Yale Elementary students opera with “Opera the Great”
Professional opera performers regaled students at Woodland Public Schools Yale Elementary School while teaching the fundamentals of operatic performance in Opera the...
02/05/2018
February Parent Newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthly parent newsletter for the month of February. We hope that you will find the information timely and informative. If you have...
02/01/2018
Woodland Public Schools thanks their school board members during School Board Recognition Month
In celebration of School Board Recognition Month, the students and staff of Woodland Public Schools celebrated the Woodland Public Schools Board of Directors during the...
01/29/2018
Woodland Public Schools partners with local providers to provide mental health services for students attending TEAM High School
Woodland Public Schools will now offer free mental health services to students at TEAM High School, the districts alternative high school program, thanks to a funding...
01/22/2018
Woodland High School students give back by buying food, clothes, and gifts for families in need
Students in Woodland High Schools Interact Club along with classmate volunteers spent a Saturday in December buying clothes, foods, and gifts for more than 100 Woodland...
01/08/2018
January Parent Newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthly newsletter for the month of January. We hope the information will be timely and helpful for you as a parent. There are...
12/18/2017
Woodland Schools staff members learn Spanish to connect with the growing ELL population
Staff members at Woodland Public Schools gather once a week to take Spanish classes from Milagros Wells, the districts English Language Learner ELL Outreach Coordinator...
12/04/2017
December Newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthly newsletter for the month of December. We hope that you find the information to be helpful and timely. As always, we welcome...
11/30/2017
Woodland High School hosts its first-ever College Fair to help students discover opportunities for life after graduation
Woodland High School hosted its first-ever College Fair for students to speak to representatives from nearly 20 colleges, universities, and trade schools located around...
11/27/2017
Woodland High School introduces American Sign Language in 2017-18 school year
Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, Woodland High School started offering students American Sign Language ASL to fulfill foreign language requirements thanks to the...
11/20/2017
Woodland High School honors Veterans Day with special presentation from Woodland veteran, Terry Richard
Woodland High School honored Veterans Day with a special presentation by Vietnam War vet and Woodland community member, Terry Richard. Richard spoke to the Woodland High...
11/14/2017
Woodland Public Schools’ food services employees make sure learning keeps going at lunchtime and all day long
Throughout Woodland Public Schools, the districts dedicated food services employees develop new recipes and utilize interesting menu items to offer students the...
11/13/2017
Woodland High School’s Beaver Band performs as part of Oregon Symphony’s Prelude Concert Series
The Woodland High School Beaver Band performed for attendees of The Phantom of the Opera at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall for one of the Oregon Symphonys Prelude...
11/06/2017
November Newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthly parent newsletter for the month of November. There is quite a bit of information included in this newsletter including...
10/31/2017
Woodland Middle School students learn the value of giving back by volunteering at community charities and local churches
Students in Woodland Middle Schools Leadership Classes give back to the community through volunteer work, helping both at the school level and in the community for...
10/30/2017
Visiting Ugandan choir helps Woodland’s students learn about the challenges facing children in third-world countries
Woodland High School students and staff learned about Ugandan culture and the challenges facing the students and people of Africa during a school visit by the I Am Family...
10/23/2017
Woodland Public Schools and Love Overwhelming receive $55,000 grant to help homeless students in Cowlitz County
Woodland Public Schools ongoing partnership with Love Overwhelming, a nonprofit organization based in Cowlitz County, resulted in the award of a 55,000 grant to provide...
10/16/2017
Celebrate National School Bus Safety Week from October 16 through October 20!
KWRL Transportation invites you to celebrate 16 million miles of transporting area students in Clark and Cowlitz Counties with no at-fault injury accidents during...
10/16/2017
Woodland High School’s floral design teams win FloraChopped, bringing home $4,800 in scholarships
Woodland High Schools Floral Design teams swept the Floral Design Institutes FloraChopped competition held in Portland, Oregon with the schools teams taking first and...
10/09/2017
Woodland Middle School partners with local paramedics to teach students emergency preparedness
Woodland Middle School arranged for paramedics to visit the school and educate students about emergency preparedness including how to call 911, provide an introduction to...
10/02/2017
October newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthly parentstudent newsletter for the month of October. We hope that you find the information timely and useful. As always, you can...
09/29/2017
Woodland High School teams up with Microsoft, TEALS, and volunteer technology professionals to offer Intro to Computer Science
Woodland High School teamed up with Microsoft Philanthropies partner, Technology Education and Literacy in Schools TEALS to offer courses in Computer Science to help...
09/25/2017
Woodland Middle School holds soccer jamboree for first-ever Clark and Cowlitz counties' middle school girls soccer league
Woodland Middle School hosted the seasons first soccer jamboree for the first-ever middle school girls soccer league in Clark and Cowlitz counties on Tuesday, September...
09/18/2017
Washington State Department of Health warns parents to take safety precautions to protect children from wildfire smoke
The Washington State Department of Health would like parents to be aware of special precautions necessary to protect your children's health in areas with wildfire smoke...
09/07/2017
Woodland Public Schools partners with ESD 112 and others to encourage families to register students for preschool
Woodland Public Schools announces the introduction of the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program ECEAP, a preschool program free for qualified students in...
09/04/2017
Woodland teachers use summer break to keep working by learning new skills and honing their craft
When the school year ends and students go home for a much-needed vacation, Woodland Public Schools teachers continue their work by attending a professional development...
08/21/2017
Get resources and tips to prepare students for the first day of school on Tuesday, September 5!
With the first day of school for the new school year rapidly approaching, Woodland Public Schools provides information about upcoming events and tips for parents and...
08/14/2017
Good school attendance ensures student success over entire academic careers
Woodland Public Schools staff spread the word to emphasize the importance of good attendance helping students achieve their goals, graduate from high school, and learn...
08/07/2017
Woodland Public Schools celebrates Employees of Excellence with a year-end award ceremony and special video competition
The staff of Woodland Public Schools celebrated the end of the school year at a special staff luncheon featuring the second annual Employee of Excellence Awards and a...
07/31/2017
Back to School Bash 2017 will provide free school supplies and haircuts for students in need from Woodland and Kalama
Woodland Public Schools announces the Back to School Bash 2017 event offering free backpacks, school supplies, and haircuts as well as free entertainment and refreshments...
07/24/2017
Trapshooting and Equestrian teams offer Woodland students unique opportunities to experience teamwork and competition
Woodland Public Schools seeks to engage student interests both in and out of school by providing a wide variety of unique clubs and teams. Over the past five years, two...
07/17/2017
Woodland Intermediate School created 1,000 paper cranes to rally support and inspire a third grader's recovery from surgery
When one of their own third-graders suffered a life-threatening medical condition and underwent surgery, the entire staff and all of the students at Woodland Intermediate...
07/10/2017
Woodland Middle School students develop life skills by learning to juggle
Students at Woodland Middle School joined an eight-week club to learn how to juggle, but ended up learning much more including the value of perseverance, patience, and...
06/26/2017
Woodland Public Schools' English Language Learners excelled in 2017 with 17 WIS students passing the state assessment
Woodland Intermediate School's English Language Learners ELL excelled on this year's assessment test, the English Language Proficiency Assessment ELPA21, with a total of...
06/19/2017
Woodland Public Schools announces the 50-for-20 Annual Scholarship Fund, awards ten $2,500 scholarships to 2017 graduates
Woodland Public Schools proudly announces the introduction of the 50-for-20 Scholarship Awards, an annual scholarship program providing 2,500 scholarships to 20...
06/12/2017
KWRL bus cooperative introduces new features, services, and website to efficiently transport students
The KWRL bus cooperative serving Kalama, Woodland, Ridgefield, and La Center school districts recently redesigned their website and added new technology to provide more...
06/05/2017
Kids eat free this summer from June 26 through August 25, 2017!
Children 18 years and younger can receive free meals at Woodland Middle School throughout the summer thanks to the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children. From...
06/01/2017
June Parent Newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthly parent newsletter for the month of June. It is always exciting to put out our final newsletter and we hope that you have find...
05/31/2017
Chad Trisef, author, presents to WMS students about real-life mysteries and the importance of helping others
Chad Trisef, co-writer of the fictional book series "Oracle," spoke to Woodland Middle School students to promote childhood literacy, the importance of helping others,...
05/22/2017
Woodland Primary School uses data analysis, teamwork, engaging events to improve student learning
The staff at Woodland Primary School uses teamwork, data analysis, and planned engaging events to involve all students in their own learning, offering support for...
05/15/2017
Woodland Public Schools selects James Johnston as new middle school principal
Woodland Public Schools proudly announces their selection of James Johnston as Principal of Woodland Middle School beginning in the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. ...
05/15/2017
Woodland High School prepares "Little Shop of Horrors" for May 18-20, its first musical in years!
The Woodland High School Drama Department proudly presents their first musical in years, "Little Shop of Horrors," open to the community with performances on Thursday,...
05/09/2017
Gabe Murfitt, motivational speaker, teaches students the importance of overcoming adversity to reach lifelong goals
Woodland Public Schools students learned about the importance of overcoming adversity during presentations by motivational speaker Gabe Murfitt, a 26 year-old who...
05/08/2017
May Parent Newsletter
Attached to this article is our parent newsletter for the month of May. It is filled with helpful and timely information to help guide you through the various...
04/28/2017
Woodland Reads inspires family togetherness and improves elementary students' reading skills during month-long events
Woodland Reads, a teacher-led program designed to increase family togetherness and improve students' reading skills, provides free books for elementary students to read...
04/28/2017
Woodland hosts record-breaking Mass Band Concert with more than 430 middle school student musicians
Woodland hosted the 41st Annual Mass Band Middle School Band Concert with 436 students from ten schools throughout Southwest Washington playing in a massive band ensemble...
04/24/2017
Woodland High School Horticulture Science 29th Annual Plant Sale on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6
Woodland High School Horticulture Science students plan to sell their organically-grown plants at this years 29th Annual Plant Sale scheduled for Friday, May 5 from 8 a....
04/18/2017
Woodland Primary School encourages and motivates positive behavior with new approaches to inspire students
Woodland Primary School uses teamwork and dedicated planning to encourage positive student behavior throughout the school by teaching students character traits and...
04/17/2017
Woodland Third and Fourth Graders cook their favorite comfort foods to compete in this year’s Future Chefs of America Event
Third and fourth graders from Woodland Intermediate School created their favorite comfort foods by cooking recipes of their own selection in Sodexo's second annual Future...
04/03/2017
April Parent Newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthly parent newsletter in both English and Spanish. We hope you find the information timely and useful. If you have any questions,...
03/31/2017
Woodland High School recognizes the Top 5% GPA holders of the Class of 2017!
Woodland High School staff and students along with parents and family members celebrated the top 5 GPA-holders of graduating seniors in a special assembly on Tuesday,...
03/28/2017
Two Woodland High School teachers eliminate letter grades in an innovative approach to improve student learning
Two Woodland High School English Language Arts teachers have transformed the way students learn in their classrooms by eliminating letter grades and helping students take...
03/27/2017
Woodland High School Career and Guidance Specialist selected as ESD 112's 2017 Regional Classified Employee of the Year
Educational Service District 112 selected Woodland High School's Career and College Guidance Specialist, Mary Ann Sturdivan, as the 2017 Regional Classified Employee of...
03/23/2017
Woodland Middle School offers innovative after-school club for girls to promote self-confidence and physical activity
Two teachers at Woodland Middle School started a new after-school club for girls to talk about the issues they face in middle school and to get some exercise along the...
03/20/2017
Woodland Middle School receives inaugural grant from Port of Woodland to develop STEAM robotics curriculum
Woodland Middle School received 7,000 from the Capital Community Development Project CCDP grant awarded by the Port of Woodland to purchase 18 LEGO robotics kits for use...
03/13/2017
Woodland High School hosts nearly 300 students from 22 schools competing in the FBLA Winter Conference
Nearly 300 students gathered at Woodland High School for the Future Business Leaders FBLA of America Winter Conference where student teams from 22 schools in Southwest...
03/06/2017
WHS Parent Newsletter
Hello Parents, Attached to this article is our monthly parent newsletter. We have copies in both English and Spanish for you. As always, there is quite a bit of...
03/01/2017
Kindergarten Registration begins Monday, March 6!
Do you have a new student entering Kindergarten this fall? Kindergarten registration begins Monday, March 6! Enrollment packets for Woodland Primary School and Yale...
03/01/2017
Woodland Public Schools starting community task force to connect families in need with resources
Woodland Public Schools introduces "Our Kids, Our Business," a community task force dedicated to addressing the needs of under-resourced families and students in the...
02/27/2017
Woodland Public Schools Superintendent helps construct school in Dominican Republic
Woodland Public Schools Superintendent Michael Green traveled to the Dominican Republic to help construct a school along with 50 other educators and administrators from...
02/20/2017
Letter from Superintendent about Making Up Snow Days
Dear Woodland Families: We have received a number of questions regarding the impact of nine days of weather related school closures on the 2016-2017 school calendar. ...
02/15/2017
Thank you for your support, Woodland!
Dear Woodland patrons, I want to personally thank the community of Woodland for demonstrating their support for public education and our excellent schools by passing the...
02/14/2017
A small group of Woodland High School students uses Instagram to promote individuality and combat cyber-bullying
Earlier this school year, a mysterious Instagram account appeared created with the mission to combat cyber-bullying. Each day, the account spotlights a different...
02/13/2017
Buy your tickets now to the 5th Annual Taste of Jazz event on Thursday, February 23, 2017
Does a night of excellent music and delicious dessert sound like fun? Support Woodland High School students by buying tickets to the 5th Annual Taste of Jazz event held...
02/07/2017
Woodland High School SkillsUSA team organizes record food drive, creates recipe book for the Woodland Action Center
This year, the Woodland High School SkillsUSA team organized a food drive for the Woodland Action Center food bank raising a record 850 items. In addition to helping...
02/06/2017
February Parent Newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthly parent newsletter for February. As always, we have filled the pages with colorful photos and timely information to help you and...
01/31/2017
The Staff of Woodland Public Schools recognizes their dedicated Board of Directors
In celebration of School Board Recognition Month, the administrative team of Woodland Public Schools presented their Board of Directors with special certificates and a...
01/30/2017
Woodland Public Schools' plan for snow make-up days
Dear Woodland Parents, Guardians, and Community Members: What an epic winter season we are having! We are glad our children enjoyed the snow, but also recognize the...
01/19/2017
Elementary students learn how to take on leadership roles and develop self-confidence
The students at Woodland Intermediate School learn to become effective leaders and learners in a new class taught by Stacia Aschoff and developed by the school staff to...
01/09/2017
January Parent Newsletter
Attached to this article is the parent newsletter for the month of January. We hope you can take a few minutes to review its content and make sure you are informed...
01/03/2017
Students present the history of Nintendo and YouTube to learn public speaking and research skills
Eighth graders at Woodland Middle School learn how to research effectively and develop public speaking skills by selecting exciting topics to present to their class with...
01/02/2017
Parents of Woodland Public Schools students can now track their student's bus location in real-time
KWRL, the transportation cooperative serving Woodland Public Schools, is proud to introduce live Global Positioning System GPS tracking for the bus routes serving...
12/26/2016
January Parent Newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthly parent newsletter for the month of January. We hope you will take few minutes to review it content. Also, don't forget to vote...
12/20/2016
Woodland students learn about economics and the global marketplace through the Junior Achievement Program
Woodland students learn about economics, the global marketplace, cultural differences, and preparing for their own financial futures through an innovative program called...
12/19/2016
Woodland Ceramic Club's Empty Bowls event raises nearly $3,000 to help combat hunger
The Woodland Ceramic Club hosted an Empty Bowls fundraiser dinner on December 1, 2016 raising more than 2,775. 00 for the Woodland Action Center, a foodbank based in...
12/12/2016
Woodland Public Schools to seek Replacement Operations and Maintenance Levy in February 2017
The existing three-year Operations and Maintenance Levy for Woodland Public Schools expires next year. In order to maintain existing high-quality school services and...
12/05/2016
December Parent Newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthly parent newsletter for the month of December. We are hopeful you find the information timely and useful. As always we welcome...
11/30/2016
Middle school students learn about osmosis and how cell membranes work by dissolving the shells off of eggs
Woodland Middle School students in Jennie Zarosinski's Life Science classes dissolved the shells off of eggs using vinegar to study shell-less eggs and learn how cell...
11/28/2016
Police and Fire Officers visit Woodland Primary School to educate students and show the friendly face of first responders
The Woodland Police Department and Cowlitz County Fire Department visited Woodland Primary School to discuss safety, the importance of knowing personal identification,...
11/21/2016
Woodland High School's drama students prepare for their production of "Our Town" with their new director
Woodland High School's drama students are preparing to put on their production of "Our Town," the first performance directed by the school's new drama director, with...
11/14/2016
WHS Parent Survey
Hello Parents, Our school is currently in the process of seeking feedback from our parents as part of our ongoing process to assess our strengths and areas of growth. ...
11/07/2016
Woodland's third graders enjoy fine food while learning proper table etiquette
Third graders at Woodland Intermediate School learned proper table manners and how to use a full set of dining utensils while enjoying a five-course meal during the...
11/07/2016
Monday, November 7th..and Conference Week!
Just a reminder that Monday, November 7th school will begin at 8:25 a. m. and NOT at 9:40 a. m. This is a regular school day. Also, conference will be held on...
11/02/2016
Monday, November 7th..and Conference Week!
Just a reminder that Monday, November 7th, school will start at 8;25 a. m. Conferences will be held on Thursday, November 10th from 12:30-3:30 p. m. and again from 5:...
11/02/2016
November Parent Newsletter
First quarter is coming to a close, conferences are coming and winter sports are about to start. All of this information and more are contained in the pages of our...
11/02/2016
Woodland students learn computer coding to help them solve complex math problems
Students in Nate Alanko's math classes at Woodland Middle School learn how to solve complex mathematical formulas by programming computer to help them. Middle school...
10/31/2016
Innovative Heroes of Myths and Legends course challenges students' modern perspectives by studying ancient mythology
Seniors at Woodland High School can take an innovative new elective, the Heroes of Myths and Legends, to learn about ancient mythology, and use the skills they develop...
10/24/2016
Flexible seating options help third graders sit, stand, or lie down in order to learn more effectively
Third graders at Woodland Intermediate School are taking a stand or lying on the carpet, wobbling on wobble stools, or bouncing on yoga balls all in an effort to help...
10/17/2016
Horticulture students at Woodland Middle School learn how to grow plants without soil
Woodland Middle School seventh and eighth graders in Horticulture class learn to grow herbs, vegetables, and other plants hydroponically, without the use of soil, in...
10/03/2016
October Parent Newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthly parent newsletter for the month of October. We hope you find the information timely and useful. As always, if you have any...
09/30/2016
Healthy Youth Survey
Woodland and TEAM High Schools will participate in the 2016 Healthy Youth Survey during the weeks of October 10th to 21st. The survey asks questions about risk for...
09/27/2016
Volunteer musicians help pep up the Woodland High School Pep Band
Community members and students not currently enrolled in band classes volunteer to help fill out the sound in Woodland High School's Pep Band by playing during football...
09/26/2016
Woodland Middle School's Lunch and Lockers Event helps ease students into the school year
Before the beginning of each school year, new and returning students at Woodland Middle School attend a special orientation and kickoff event called Lunch and Lockers...
09/12/2016
Woodland Public Schools prepares for the school year with new programs and services
As another school year begins, Woodland Public Schools look forward to continued success in student learning as faculty and staff continue to refine their use of quality...
08/29/2016
The First Day of School for Woodland Public Schools is Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The first day of school for Woodland Public Schools is Wednesday, August 31, so this week's Woodland Schools Weekly comes packed with tips to make sure students, parents...
08/15/2016
Freshman (and new student) Orientation
Our annual back to school night for our incoming 9th graders, and all new students, will be held on Thursday, August 25th beginning at 6:00 p. m. We encourage parents...
08/10/2016
Woodland High School students learn to reach for their dreams through planning and financial management
Woodland High School students learned how to achieve their dreams by settings goals, managing money, and planning for their future from Colin Ryan, a professional speaker...
07/11/2016
Woodland High Language Arts students write and present their beliefs in "This I Believe" assignment
Woodland High School students declared their beliefs in powerful, personal essays, and read those essays in front of a panel of judges as well as their classmates for the...
06/27/2016
Woodland Public Schools water testing results reveal clean water at all schools
Woodland Public Schools received the results from water testing performed at all of its schools. Results of district water testing for lead found the water to be safe in...
06/24/2016
Woodland Public Schools celebrated the Class of 2016 with a Senior Breakfast, Graduate Parade, and Commencement
Woodland High School celebrated the graduating Class of 2016 with a series of events culminating in the Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 17. Woodland High School's...
06/20/2016
Woodland music students learn music composition and performance from a visiting composer
Composer Darryl Johnson II visited Woodland Public Schools band classes during the district's Meet the Composer event in late May to teach students how to play his music...
06/13/2016
Kids eat free this summer with the United Way meal program!
Kids ages 18 and younger can receive free meals at schools, parks, community ceneters, and more thanks to the United Way's Live United Program. Click this image for a...
06/10/2016
June Parent Newsletter
Attached to this article is our montly parent newsletter for the month of June. We hope you find the information timely and helpful. If you have any questions,...
05/31/2016
Award-winning Woodland High teacher uses March Madness to inspire students to debate famous Supreme Court cases
Sharon Conditt, Woodland High School History and Government teacher, uses a variety of innovative techniques including designing debates utilizing College Basketball...
05/23/2016
Woodland High School teacher Shari Conditt receives Gilder Lehrman Washington State History Teacher of the Year Award!
Congratulations to Shari Conditt, History and Civics Teacher at Woodland High School, for earning the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Washington State...
05/17/2016
Woodland High School students act dead for a day to raise awareness for drunk driving
Dozens of seniors at Woodland High School volunteered to act dead for a day to raise awareness for drunk driving through the Every 15 Minutes program run by local law...
05/09/2016
What do state assessments mean for Woodland's schools and students?
This spring, our students are once again participating in state-mandated standardized tests. The results of these assessments provide our teachers and administrators...
05/05/2016
May Newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthly parent newsletter for the month of May. We hope you can find time to read the contents of the newsletter and enjoy the...
04/29/2016
May Newsletter

Attached to this article in our monthly newsletter for the month of May.  We hope you enjoy the content and the wonderful photos taken by our students. 

04/29/2016
Woodland High School Drama Department presents Three Fairy Godmothers
Interested in seeing some live theater appropriate for the entire family? The Woodland High School Drama Department is proud to announce their production of Three Fairy...
04/27/2016
Woodland High School students learn Horticulture Science culminating in an annual plant sale open to the community
Students in Mary Ellen Vetter's Horticulture Science classes at Woodland High School learn how to organically grow plants in mass quantities culminating in this year's...
04/25/2016
Healthy Youth Survey
Woodland and TEAM High Schools will participate in the 2016 Healthy Youth Survey during the weeks of October 10th to 21st. The survey asks questions about risk for...
04/18/2016
Woodland High School Teacher earns prestigious $24,000 James Madison Fellowship Award
Woodland High School Social Studies Teacher Katie Klaus earned the prestigious James Madison Fellowship Award, America's most prestigious award in constitutional history...
04/18/2016
Nominate an employee to be considered for an Employee Excellence Award!
Woodland Public Schools invites its employees and the entire Woodland community to nominate employees to receive Employee Excellence Awards. The Excellence Award...
04/12/2016
April Parent Newsletter
Attached to this article is the monthly parentstudent newsletter for the month of April. There is quite a bit of timely and useful information so we hope you will take...
04/01/2016
April Parent Newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthly parentstudent newsletter for the month of April. There is quite a bit of helpful and timely information in this newsletter, so...
04/01/2016
Woodland High School receives $10,000 grant to offer assistance to students to earn college credit
Students at Woodland High School can receive financial assistance to take advanced courses which earn college credits thanks to a 10,000 grant the school received from...
03/21/2016
March Parent Newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthly parent newsletter for the month of March. There is quite a bit of timely and useful information included in this newsletter...
02/29/2016
Woodland's New Head Football Coach upholds Woodland's ideals of student athletes as students first
Woodland Public Schools announces the hiring of Mike Woodward as the new Head Football Coach at Woodland High School continuing Woodland's tradition of providing students...
02/22/2016
Woodland Public Schools hosts FBLA conference for nearly 300 students from around the region
Nearly 300 students gathered at Woodland High School for the Future Business Leaders of America FBLA Winter Conference where student teams competed in 60 events ranging...
02/08/2016
February Parent Newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthly parent newsletter for the month of February. Even if you aren't interested in the articles, take a look at the wonderful...
01/29/2016
Woodland students learn career skills by taking courses in Early Childhood Development, Culinary Arts, and Family Consumer Scien
Students taking career skills courses at Woodland High School receive hands-on experience working with young children; learn how to cook and manage restaurants; and learn...
01/11/2016
Woodland High School students learn how to Be the Change by improving student relations at their school
Woodland High School students take part in Be the Change: an anti-bullying campaign kicking off with a special seminar featuring activities used to break down cultural...
01/04/2016
Parent Newsletter for January
Attached to this message is our monthly parent newsletter for the month of January. There is quite a bit of useful and timely information included in the contents of the...
12/28/2015
WHS Science Teacher selected as Top Ten Educator of the Year!
The National Society of High School Scholars NSHSS named Jennifer Cullison, one of Woodland's science teachers at Woodland High School, as a Top Ten Claes Nobel Educator...
12/07/2015
December Parent Newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthly parent newsletter. There is quite a bit of useful and timely information included in the newsletter and we are hopeful you will...
11/30/2015
November Parent Newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthly parent newsletter for the month of November. We hope you can take some time to review it content and mark your calendar...
11/23/2015
Happy Thanksgiving

We will be closed Wednesday (11.25) through Friday (11.26) for Thanksgiving break.  School will resume on Monday, November 30th!  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

11/23/2015
Come see the WHS Drama Department put on "Radium Girls" on November 12-14!
Come see the Woodland High School Drama students perform "Radium Girls," a new drama by D. W. Gregory this weekend at the new Woodland High School Theater located at...
10/31/2015
November Parent Newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthly parent newsletter for the month of November. We hope you can take some time to review it content and mark your calendar...
10/30/2015
October Parent Newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthly parent newsletter. It is full of helpful and timely information regarding the events at school this month. We hope you take...
09/30/2015
Follow us on REMIND..or the school bulletin
We are using a wonderful communication tool to share important school information with high school and parents. Just send the message beavs using your cell phone to the...
09/22/2015
Orientations for ALL Students and new student registration
If you need to register a new student for Woodland High School, click here and fill out the online registration form. The counselors will then contact you for an...
09/01/2015
Orientations for ALL Students and new student registration
If you need to register a new student for Woodland High School, click here and fill out the online registration form. The counselors will then contact you for an...
09/01/2015
Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting/New Student Registration/Orientations
We are getting closer and closer to the grand opening of our new high school. Please mark your calendars and join us at 6:00 p. m on Monday, August 31st for the grand...
08/05/2015
WHS June Newsletter
Well we have reached the end of the school year and our final month at 757 Park street. We are anxious and excited for the move this summer and we look forward to...
05/29/2015
May Newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthly parent newsletter. There is quite a bit of information in this publication, so please take a look at make sure you pay...
04/30/2015
April Parent Newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthly parent newsletter. There is quite a bit of helpful and timely information included in this publication, so we hope you find time...
03/31/2015
March Newsletter
Attached to this article is our parent newsletter for the month of March. Please enjoy not only the information in the newsletter, but also the wonderful digital...
02/27/2015
February Parent Newsletter
Second semester has officially started and we are pleased with the first half of the school year. The month of February has quite a bit happening and we hope that you...
01/30/2015
Parent Newsletter
We hope you are having a wonderful Christmas break and enjoying your time with your family. Included at the end of this message is a link to our monthly parent...
12/19/2014
Schedule Change Requests for 2nd Semester
All schedule change requests must be submitted online. The deadline to submit requests for second semester is Friday, January 16th. The link to the form is 'Schedule...
12/11/2014
December Parent Newsletter
Attached to this article is the December parent newsletter. We hope that you will find the information timely and useful. As always, please feel free to contact Mr. ...
11/25/2014
November Newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthly parent newsletter. We are hopeful that you find the information useful and timely. There is quite a bit of information in this...
10/31/2014
Drama play coming in November
The Woodland High School Drama Department proudly presents its fall production: Wind in the Willows. Based on Kenneth Grahames well-known childrens story, this...
10/20/2014
WHS October Parent Newsletter

Attached to this article is our monthly school newsletter.  We are hopeful you will find the information timely and useful.  

09/30/2014
Here we go!
School officially begins Wednesday, September 3rd with an opening school wide assembly. We have pictures on Thursday, September 4th and then our first football game of...
09/02/2014
Important Summer Dates
Have a great summer break. Here are a couple of important dates to remember: First day of school Be sure to follow our Twitter page WoodlandHS_News for any changes and...
06/20/2014
Graduation Ceremony Online!
Once again Woodland High School will be streaming our graduation ceremonies live over the Internet. There is no cost for anyone to see the event from the comfort of...
06/09/2014
June Newsletter
Attached to this article is our final newsletter of the 2013-14 school year. We hope you have an enjoyable summer and we look forward to seeing all of our students in...
05/29/2014
WHS May Parent Newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthly parent newsletter. There is quite of bit of information to review, but we truly hope you will find some time to review its...
04/30/2014
April Newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthy parent newsletter for April. We hope you find the information timely and useful. We also would like to encourage you to follow...
03/28/2014
March Parent Newsletter
Hello Parents, Attached to this artice is the March parent newsletter. We hope you find the information timely and informative. Please be sure to pay special...
02/28/2014
February Parent Newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthly parent newsletter for February. I am hopeful you will be able to take a few minutes to review its content to ensure you have all...
02/01/2014
Buy Your Yearbook
Last day to purchase a yearbook is Feb. 21. Don't wait until the end of theyear. Last year they sold out.
01/24/2014
January Parent Newsletter
Attached to this article is the January parent newsletter. There is quite a bit of information included and we hope you find the content of this newsletter timely and...
12/24/2013
Student Spotlight : Rebekah Krohn
A senior this year at WHS, Rebekah Krohn stands out among her peers as an outstanding student. Rebekah is involved in the Woodland Rotary Interact Club, teaches dance at...
12/17/2013
Student Spotlight : Grant Booker
Grant is a senior this year at Woodland High School. He is involved in a number of leadership activities such as ASB President, VP of FBLA, VP of W Club, VP Choir Club,...
12/10/2013
December Newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthly parent newsletter. We hope you find the information timely and informative. Stay warm and we hope to see you at one of our...
11/26/2013
November Parent newsletter
Attached to this article in the monthly parent newsletter for the month of November. We hope you will find the information timely and useful. As always, feel free to...
10/31/2013
Conferences
Fall conferences will be held at the high school on Thursday, October 24th! You can come from 12:30-3:30 p. m. and meet with teachers in the their classrooms or from 6:...
10/21/2013
October Parent Newsletter
It has been a great first month of school and we hope that you and your child have settled into a nice routine. Attached to this article is the monthly Woodland High...
09/30/2013
Start of school information
We are excited to get the doors open again and start another school year. Here are the important dates for you to be aware of as the 2013-14 school year begins: ...
08/06/2013
June Parent Newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthly and final parent newsletter this year. We hope you will take a few minutes to read through the contents as there is quite a bit...
05/31/2013
WHS Wins Award...Again!
For the second consecutive year, Woodland High School has received a Washington State Achievement Award! The Washington Achievement Award is given to elementary, middle,...
05/05/2013
May Newsletter
Attached to this message is our monthly parent newsletter. We hope you will take a few minutes to read through the contents as there is quite a bit of timely...
05/01/2013
WHS Wins Award...Again!
For the second consecutive year, Woodland High School has received a Washington State Achievement Award! The Washington Achievement Award is given to elementary, middle,...
04/24/2013
April Newsletter

Attached to this article is our monthly newsletter.  We hope you find the information timely and useful!

03/29/2013
April Newsletter

Attached to this article is the montly parent newsletter for April.   We hope you find the information timely and useful. 

03/29/2013
March Newsletter
Attached to this article is the monthly parent newsletter. We hope you find the information timely and useful. As always, please feel free to contact us with any...
03/01/2013
February Parent Newsletter
Attached to this article is our monthly parent newsletter. There is some great timely information that we are hopeful you will take the time to read. As always, feel...
02/01/2013
Yearbooks
Parents and students. . . . The last day to order your yearbooks is February 15th. The price is 55 and books will be delivered before the last day of school. Students...
01/28/2013
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Welcome Back 2016
Welcome back to the 20162017 school year. We have been working hard this summer designing an incredible 20162017 program for our 2nd-4th grade students. Many of you...
08/18/2016
Kids eat free this summer from June 25 through August 17, 2018!
Children 18 years and younger can receive free meals at Woodland Middle School throughout the summer thanks to the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children. From...
05/24/2018
The KWRL Transportation Cooperative drives more than one million miles each year to get students to and from school safely
Woodland Public Schools along with Kalama, Ridgefield, and La Center School Districts celebrated the dedicated school bus drivers and support staff of the KWRL...
05/21/2018
Woodland Public Schools’ Food Pantries and other programs offer resources to families-in-need thanks to community support
Woodland Public Schools Family Community Resource Center offers the Food Pantry Program, a free service offering families-in-need free food and other resources to help...
05/14/2018
Woodland Intermediate School held a fire drill on Friday, May 11, 2018
Woodland Intermediate School held a fire drill today, Friday, May 11, 2018. Throughout every school year, all Woodland Public Schools students participate in numerous...
05/11/2018
Smokey the Bear teaches Woodland Primary School students how to prevent forest fires
Smokey the Bear visited Woodland Primary School along with Amanda Dales, School Instructor for the USDA Forest Service, to teach students the importance of fire safety...
05/07/2018
Learn how Woodland Public Schools uses technology, training, and teamwork to keep students and staff safe
Woodland Public Schools makes safety for students and staff the top priority with new technology; regular review and updating of security procedures; staff training; and...
04/30/2018
Woodland Intermediate School welcomes Denise Pearl, the new WIS Principal!
Woodland Public Schools proudly welcomes Denise Pearl as the new principal of Woodland Intermediate School starting in the 2018-2019 school year. Denise currently serves...
04/24/2018
WMS receives $5,000 Lowes grant for new Horticulture Class; WHS wins State, Outstanding Teacher of the Year
Woodland Public School students love horticulture and it shows with Woodland Middle School receiving a 5,000 grant for programs and Woodland High Schools Horticulture...
04/23/2018
Woodland High School selected as a National Model of Excellence as the Culinary Arts capture the minds of Woodland students
Students throughout Woodland Public Schools learn how to prepare, cook, and serve food in a variety of classes, clubs, and events for students from third grade through...
04/16/2018
Pertussis cases identified in the Woodland School District
The below information was sent home with students as a letter on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Download the English version of the letter by clicking this link or the...
04/11/2018
Woodland Middle School’s PRIDE Night offers Woodland families and community members the chance to learn all about the school
Woodlands families, students, and community members turned out in droves to attend Woodland Middle Schools Annual PRIDE Night, an evening event featuring special breakout...
04/06/2018
Woodland Intermediate School partners with Home Depot to motivate kids to read
Woodland Intermediate School kicked off the newest Woodland Reads literacy program by partnering with Home Depot to hold a special opening event featuring games, crafts,...
03/26/2018
Woodland Public Schools partners with Woodland Preschool Co-Op to offer increased enrollment for 2018-2019
The Woodland Preschool Cooperative, a nonprofit organization offering affordable preschool options to Woodland families, will double its enrollment capacity for the 2018-...
03/19/2018
Woodland Public Schools introduces Digital Citizenship Week to teach kids how to use the Internet safely (March 26-30)
Woodlands students will learn how to use the Internet safely and responsibly in order to prepare for a lifetime of living and working online during Digital Citizenship...
03/12/2018
Woodland Middle School students create art by getting their hands dirty with ceramics
Woodlands middle school students get the opportunity to get their hands dirty while making beautiful artwork by participating in an after-school Pottery Club. Nicole...
03/05/2018
Play-Based Learning lets Woodland’s Kindergartners learn skills while having fun
Woodland Primary School uses Play-Based Learning, curriculum that motivates students to learn while playing at different teacher-designed stations, to internalize their...
02/26/2018
Woodland Public Schools introduces new attendance policy to address chronic absenteeism
In order to address chronic absenteeism, a serious issue affecting millions of students in the United States, Woodland Public Schools has introduced a new three-level...
02/19/2018
Woodland Intermediate School’s new program encourages students to “BRAG” about their academic growth and behavior!
Woodland Intermediate Schools new Behavior Recognition and Academic Growth BRAG program improves student behavior and academic progress by acknowledging and encouraging...
02/12/2018
Visiting opera performers teach Yale Elementary students opera with “Opera the Great”
Professional opera performers regaled students at Woodland Public Schools Yale Elementary School while teaching the fundamentals of operatic performance in Opera the...
02/05/2018
Woodland Public Schools thanks their school board members during School Board Recognition Month
In celebration of School Board Recognition Month, the students and staff of Woodland Public Schools celebrated the Woodland Public Schools Board of Directors during the...
01/29/2018
Woodland Public Schools partners with local providers to provide mental health services for students attending TEAM High School
Woodland Public Schools will now offer free mental health services to students at TEAM High School, the districts alternative high school program, thanks to a funding...
01/22/2018
Woodland High School students give back by buying food, clothes, and gifts for families in need
Students in Woodland High Schools Interact Club along with classmate volunteers spent a Saturday in December buying clothes, foods, and gifts for more than 100 Woodland...
01/08/2018
Woodland Schools staff members learn Spanish to connect with the growing ELL population
Staff members at Woodland Public Schools gather once a week to take Spanish classes from Milagros Wells, the districts English Language Learner ELL Outreach Coordinator...
12/04/2017
Woodland High School hosts its first-ever College Fair to help students discover opportunities for life after graduation
Woodland High School hosted its first-ever College Fair for students to speak to representatives from nearly 20 colleges, universities, and trade schools located around...
11/27/2017
Woodland High School introduces American Sign Language in 2017-18 school year
Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, Woodland High School started offering students American Sign Language ASL to fulfill foreign language requirements thanks to the...
11/20/2017
Woodland High School honors Veterans Day with special presentation from Woodland veteran, Terry Richard
Woodland High School honored Veterans Day with a special presentation by Vietnam War vet and Woodland community member, Terry Richard. Richard spoke to the Woodland High...
11/14/2017
Woodland Public Schools’ food services employees make sure learning keeps going at lunchtime and all day long
Throughout Woodland Public Schools, the districts dedicated food services employees develop new recipes and utilize interesting menu items to offer students the...
11/13/2017
Woodland High School’s Beaver Band performs as part of Oregon Symphony’s Prelude Concert Series
The Woodland High School Beaver Band performed for attendees of The Phantom of the Opera at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall for one of the Oregon Symphonys Prelude...
11/06/2017
Woodland Middle School students learn the value of giving back by volunteering at community charities and local churches
Students in Woodland Middle Schools Leadership Classes give back to the community through volunteer work, helping both at the school level and in the community for...
10/30/2017
Visiting Ugandan choir helps Woodland’s students learn about the challenges facing children in third-world countries
Woodland High School students and staff learned about Ugandan culture and the challenges facing the students and people of Africa during a school visit by the I Am Family...
10/23/2017
Woodland Public Schools and Love Overwhelming receive $55,000 grant to help homeless students in Cowlitz County
Woodland Public Schools ongoing partnership with Love Overwhelming, a nonprofit organization based in Cowlitz County, resulted in the award of a 55,000 grant to provide...
10/16/2017
Celebrate National School Bus Safety Week from October 16 through October 20!
KWRL Transportation invites you to celebrate 16 million miles of transporting area students in Clark and Cowlitz Counties with no at-fault injury accidents during...
10/16/2017
Woodland High School’s floral design teams win FloraChopped, bringing home $4,800 in scholarships
Woodland High Schools Floral Design teams swept the Floral Design Institutes FloraChopped competition held in Portland, Oregon with the schools teams taking first and...
10/09/2017
Woodland Middle School partners with local paramedics to teach students emergency preparedness
Woodland Middle School arranged for paramedics to visit the school and educate students about emergency preparedness including how to call 911, provide an introduction to...
10/02/2017
Woodland High School teams up with Microsoft, TEALS, and volunteer technology professionals to offer Intro to Computer Science
Woodland High School teamed up with Microsoft Philanthropies partner, Technology Education and Literacy in Schools TEALS to offer courses in Computer Science to help...
09/25/2017
Woodland Middle School holds soccer jamboree for first-ever Clark and Cowlitz counties' middle school girls soccer league
Woodland Middle School hosted the seasons first soccer jamboree for the first-ever middle school girls soccer league in Clark and Cowlitz counties on Tuesday, September...
09/18/2017
Washington State Department of Health warns parents to take safety precautions to protect children from wildfire smoke
The Washington State Department of Health would like parents to be aware of special precautions necessary to protect your children's health in areas with wildfire smoke...
09/07/2017
Woodland Public Schools partners with ESD 112 and others to encourage families to register students for preschool
Woodland Public Schools announces the introduction of the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program ECEAP, a preschool program free for qualified students in...
09/04/2017
Woodland teachers use summer break to keep working by learning new skills and honing their craft
When the school year ends and students go home for a much-needed vacation, Woodland Public Schools teachers continue their work by attending a professional development...
08/21/2017
Get resources and tips to prepare students for the first day of school on Tuesday, September 5!
With the first day of school for the new school year rapidly approaching, Woodland Public Schools provides information about upcoming events and tips for parents and...
08/14/2017
Good school attendance ensures student success over entire academic careers
Woodland Public Schools staff spread the word to emphasize the importance of good attendance helping students achieve their goals, graduate from high school, and learn...
08/07/2017
Woodland Public Schools celebrates Employees of Excellence with a year-end award ceremony and special video competition
The staff of Woodland Public Schools celebrated the end of the school year at a special staff luncheon featuring the second annual Employee of Excellence Awards and a...
07/31/2017
Back to School Bash 2017 will provide free school supplies and haircuts for students in need from Woodland and Kalama
Woodland Public Schools announces the Back to School Bash 2017 event offering free backpacks, school supplies, and haircuts as well as free entertainment and refreshments...
07/24/2017
Trapshooting and Equestrian teams offer Woodland students unique opportunities to experience teamwork and competition
Woodland Public Schools seeks to engage student interests both in and out of school by providing a wide variety of unique clubs and teams. Over the past five years, two...
07/17/2017
Woodland Intermediate School created 1,000 paper cranes to rally support and inspire a third grader's recovery from surgery
When one of their own third-graders suffered a life-threatening medical condition and underwent surgery, the entire staff and all of the students at Woodland Intermediate...
07/10/2017
Woodland Middle School students develop life skills by learning to juggle
Students at Woodland Middle School joined an eight-week club to learn how to juggle, but ended up learning much more including the value of perseverance, patience, and...
06/26/2017
Woodland Public Schools' English Language Learners excelled in 2017 with 17 WIS students passing the state assessment
Woodland Intermediate School's English Language Learners ELL excelled on this year's assessment test, the English Language Proficiency Assessment ELPA21, with a total of...
06/19/2017
Woodland Public Schools announces the 50-for-20 Annual Scholarship Fund, awards ten $2,500 scholarships to 2017 graduates
Woodland Public Schools proudly announces the introduction of the 50-for-20 Scholarship Awards, an annual scholarship program providing 2,500 scholarships to 20...
06/12/2017
KWRL bus cooperative introduces new features, services, and website to efficiently transport students
The KWRL bus cooperative serving Kalama, Woodland, Ridgefield, and La Center school districts recently redesigned their website and added new technology to provide more...
06/05/2017
Kids eat free this summer from June 26 through August 25, 2017!
Children 18 years and younger can receive free meals at Woodland Middle School throughout the summer thanks to the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children. From...
06/01/2017
Chad Trisef, author, presents to WMS students about real-life mysteries and the importance of helping others
Chad Trisef, co-writer of the fictional book series "Oracle," spoke to Woodland Middle School students to promote childhood literacy, the importance of helping others,...
05/22/2017
Woodland Primary School uses data analysis, teamwork, engaging events to improve student learning
The staff at Woodland Primary School uses teamwork, data analysis, and planned engaging events to involve all students in their own learning, offering support for...
05/15/2017
Woodland Public Schools selects James Johnston as new middle school principal
Woodland Public Schools proudly announces their selection of James Johnston as Principal of Woodland Middle School beginning in the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. ...
05/15/2017
Gabe Murfitt, motivational speaker, teaches students the importance of overcoming adversity to reach lifelong goals
Woodland Public Schools students learned about the importance of overcoming adversity during presentations by motivational speaker Gabe Murfitt, a 26 year-old who...
05/08/2017
Woodland Reads inspires family togetherness and improves elementary students' reading skills during month-long events
Woodland Reads, a teacher-led program designed to increase family togetherness and improve students' reading skills, provides free books for elementary students to read...
04/28/2017
Woodland hosts record-breaking Mass Band Concert with more than 430 middle school student musicians
Woodland hosted the 41st Annual Mass Band Middle School Band Concert with 436 students from ten schools throughout Southwest Washington playing in a massive band ensemble...
04/24/2017
Woodland High School Horticulture Science 29th Annual Plant Sale on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6
Woodland High School Horticulture Science students plan to sell their organically-grown plants at this years 29th Annual Plant Sale scheduled for Friday, May 5 from 8 a....
04/18/2017
Woodland Primary School encourages and motivates positive behavior with new approaches to inspire students
Woodland Primary School uses teamwork and dedicated planning to encourage positive student behavior throughout the school by teaching students character traits and...
04/17/2017
Woodland Third and Fourth Graders cook their favorite comfort foods to compete in this year’s Future Chefs of America Event
Third and fourth graders from Woodland Intermediate School created their favorite comfort foods by cooking recipes of their own selection in Sodexo's second annual Future...
04/03/2017
Two Woodland High School teachers eliminate letter grades in an innovative approach to improve student learning
Two Woodland High School English Language Arts teachers have transformed the way students learn in their classrooms by eliminating letter grades and helping students take...
03/27/2017
Woodland High School Career and Guidance Specialist selected as ESD 112's 2017 Regional Classified Employee of the Year
Educational Service District 112 selected Woodland High School's Career and College Guidance Specialist, Mary Ann Sturdivan, as the 2017 Regional Classified Employee of...
03/23/2017
Woodland Middle School offers innovative after-school club for girls to promote self-confidence and physical activity
Two teachers at Woodland Middle School started a new after-school club for girls to talk about the issues they face in middle school and to get some exercise along the...
03/20/2017
Woodland Middle School receives inaugural grant from Port of Woodland to develop STEAM robotics curriculum
Woodland Middle School received 7,000 from the Capital Community Development Project CCDP grant awarded by the Port of Woodland to purchase 18 LEGO robotics kits for use...
03/13/2017
Woodland High School hosts nearly 300 students from 22 schools competing in the FBLA Winter Conference
Nearly 300 students gathered at Woodland High School for the Future Business Leaders FBLA of America Winter Conference where student teams from 22 schools in Southwest...
03/06/2017
Kindergarten Registration begins Monday, March 6!
Do you have a new student entering Kindergarten this fall? Kindergarten registration begins Monday, March 6! Enrollment packets for Woodland Primary School and Yale...
03/01/2017
Woodland Public Schools starting community task force to connect families in need with resources
Woodland Public Schools introduces "Our Kids, Our Business," a community task force dedicated to addressing the needs of under-resourced families and students in the...
02/27/2017
Woodland Public Schools Superintendent helps construct school in Dominican Republic
Woodland Public Schools Superintendent Michael Green traveled to the Dominican Republic to help construct a school along with 50 other educators and administrators from...
02/20/2017
Letter from Superintendent about Making Up Snow Days
Dear Woodland Families: We have received a number of questions regarding the impact of nine days of weather related school closures on the 2016-2017 school calendar. ...
02/15/2017
Thank you for your support, Woodland!
Dear Woodland patrons, I want to personally thank the community of Woodland for demonstrating their support for public education and our excellent schools by passing the...
02/14/2017
A small group of Woodland High School students uses Instagram to promote individuality and combat cyber-bullying
Earlier this school year, a mysterious Instagram account appeared created with the mission to combat cyber-bullying. Each day, the account spotlights a different...
02/13/2017
Buy your tickets now to the 5th Annual Taste of Jazz event on Thursday, February 23, 2017
Does a night of excellent music and delicious dessert sound like fun? Support Woodland High School students by buying tickets to the 5th Annual Taste of Jazz event held...
02/07/2017
Woodland High School SkillsUSA team organizes record food drive, creates recipe book for the Woodland Action Center
This year, the Woodland High School SkillsUSA team organized a food drive for the Woodland Action Center food bank raising a record 850 items. In addition to helping...
02/06/2017
The Staff of Woodland Public Schools recognizes their dedicated Board of Directors
In celebration of School Board Recognition Month, the administrative team of Woodland Public Schools presented their Board of Directors with special certificates and a...
01/30/2017
Woodland Public Schools' plan for snow make-up days
Dear Woodland Parents, Guardians, and Community Members: What an epic winter season we are having! We are glad our children enjoyed the snow, but also recognize the...
01/19/2017
Elementary students learn how to take on leadership roles and develop self-confidence
The students at Woodland Intermediate School learn to become effective leaders and learners in a new class taught by Stacia Aschoff and developed by the school staff to...
01/09/2017
Students present the history of Nintendo and YouTube to learn public speaking and research skills
Eighth graders at Woodland Middle School learn how to research effectively and develop public speaking skills by selecting exciting topics to present to their class with...
01/02/2017
Parents of Woodland Public Schools students can now track their student's bus location in real-time
KWRL, the transportation cooperative serving Woodland Public Schools, is proud to introduce live Global Positioning System GPS tracking for the bus routes serving...
12/26/2016
Woodland students learn about economics and the global marketplace through the Junior Achievement Program
Woodland students learn about economics, the global marketplace, cultural differences, and preparing for their own financial futures through an innovative program called...
12/19/2016
Woodland Ceramic Club's Empty Bowls event raises nearly $3,000 to help combat hunger
The Woodland Ceramic Club hosted an Empty Bowls fundraiser dinner on December 1, 2016 raising more than 2,775. 00 for the Woodland Action Center, a foodbank based in...
12/12/2016
Woodland Public Schools to seek Replacement Operations and Maintenance Levy in February 2017
The existing three-year Operations and Maintenance Levy for Woodland Public Schools expires next year. In order to maintain existing high-quality school services and...
12/05/2016
Middle school students learn about osmosis and how cell membranes work by dissolving the shells off of eggs
Woodland Middle School students in Jennie Zarosinski's Life Science classes dissolved the shells off of eggs using vinegar to study shell-less eggs and learn how cell...
11/28/2016
Police and Fire Officers visit Woodland Primary School to educate students and show the friendly face of first responders
The Woodland Police Department and Cowlitz County Fire Department visited Woodland Primary School to discuss safety, the importance of knowing personal identification,...
11/21/2016
Woodland High School's drama students prepare for their production of "Our Town" with their new director
Woodland High School's drama students are preparing to put on their production of "Our Town," the first performance directed by the school's new drama director, with...
11/14/2016
Woodland's third graders enjoy fine food while learning proper table etiquette
Third graders at Woodland Intermediate School learned proper table manners and how to use a full set of dining utensils while enjoying a five-course meal during the...
11/07/2016
Woodland students learn computer coding to help them solve complex math problems
Students in Nate Alanko's math classes at Woodland Middle School learn how to solve complex mathematical formulas by programming computer to help them. Middle school...
10/31/2016
Innovative Heroes of Myths and Legends course challenges students' modern perspectives by studying ancient mythology
Seniors at Woodland High School can take an innovative new elective, the Heroes of Myths and Legends, to learn about ancient mythology, and use the skills they develop...
10/24/2016
Flexible seating options help third graders sit, stand, or lie down in order to learn more effectively
Third graders at Woodland Intermediate School are taking a stand or lying on the carpet, wobbling on wobble stools, or bouncing on yoga balls all in an effort to help...
10/17/2016
Horticulture students at Woodland Middle School learn how to grow plants without soil
Woodland Middle School seventh and eighth graders in Horticulture class learn to grow herbs, vegetables, and other plants hydroponically, without the use of soil, in...
10/03/2016
Volunteer musicians help pep up the Woodland High School Pep Band
Community members and students not currently enrolled in band classes volunteer to help fill out the sound in Woodland High School's Pep Band by playing during football...
09/26/2016
Woodland Middle School's Lunch and Lockers Event helps ease students into the school year
Before the beginning of each school year, new and returning students at Woodland Middle School attend a special orientation and kickoff event called Lunch and Lockers...
09/12/2016
Woodland Public Schools prepares for the school year with new programs and services
As another school year begins, Woodland Public Schools look forward to continued success in student learning as faculty and staff continue to refine their use of quality...
08/29/2016
The First Day of School for Woodland Public Schools is Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The first day of school for Woodland Public Schools is Wednesday, August 31, so this week's Woodland Schools Weekly comes packed with tips to make sure students, parents...
08/15/2016
Woodland Public Schools water testing results reveal clean water at all schools
Woodland Public Schools received the results from water testing performed at all of its schools. Results of district water testing for lead found the water to be safe in...
06/24/2016
Kids eat free this summer with the United Way meal program!
Kids ages 18 and younger can receive free meals at schools, parks, community ceneters, and more thanks to the United Way's Live United Program. Click this image for a...
06/10/2016
What do state assessments mean for Woodland's schools and students?
This spring, our students are once again participating in state-mandated standardized tests. The results of these assessments provide our teachers and administrators...
05/05/2016
Woodland Third and Fourth Graders learn how to cook healthy meals by competing in the Future Chefs Event
Third and fourth graders from Woodland Intermediate School competed to create the healthiest breakfast by cooking recipes of their own selection in Sodexo's Future Chefs...
05/02/2016
Nominate an employee to be considered for an Employee Excellence Award!
Woodland Public Schools invites its employees and the entire Woodland community to nominate employees to receive Employee Excellence Awards. The Excellence Award...
04/12/2016
Woodland Public Schools introduces innovative techniques to make recess socially-inclusive and supportive for all students
Woodland's Primary and Intermediate Schools received specialized training to make recess fun, safe, energetic, and supportive to a healthy student culture for all kids. ...
03/07/2016
Woodland elementary students receive free books to motivate and inspire a love for reading
Woodland Public Schools provides free books to K-4 students through the Reading is Fundamental Program to encourage and motivate younger students to discover their love...
02/29/2016
New changes to Woodland's Elementary Schools
Beginning January 4, 2016, Dr. Juliann McCarthy will be Interim Principal of Woodland Primary School and Steven Carney will be Principal of Woodland Intermediate School...
12/16/2015
Winter Break
Friday, December 18th will be our last day of school before Winter Break. School will be normal hours this day. We will return to school on Monday, January 4th at our...
12/04/2015
Thanksgiving Break

We will have no school Wednesday, November 25 - Friday, November 27 to celebrate Thanksgiving.  Enjoy your holiday!

11/16/2015
Veteran's Day Assembly
All Veteran's Weclome!! On Tuesday, November 10th our students at our 2-4 campus will be hosting Veteran's Day assemblies. Grade 3 will host 8:45 - 9:15am, grade 4 will...
11/06/2015
Early Release & Conferences
Conferences will be held October 27 - 30 at both the Pk-1 and 2-4 campuses. If you have not scheduled a conference with your student's teacher please call the office to...
10/27/2015
Open House & Book Fairs
Open House for the 2-4 campus will be Thursday, October 1st. Hot dogs will be served in the cafeteria and the book fair will be open in the library starting at 5:00. ...
09/29/2015
Welcome Back!
Welcome Back! It is our pleasure to welcome everyone back for another great year in Woodland. We are all excited to have students back in our classrooms filling them...
09/12/2015
Drop in \ Drop off
Reminder!Pre-K-4 Drop in Drop off Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 8, 2015Grades PreK-1Primary School from 2:00 p. m. to 3:00 p. m. Grades 2-4 Intermediate School from 1:00...
09/07/2015
Woodland Public Schools to reconfigure elementary schools to create consistent student expectations and culture
Starting this fall, Woodland Public Schools will reconfigure two of its elementary schools, the Woodland Primary School and Woodland Intermediate School, to create a...
08/11/2015
Common Core Explained
Common Core is a real-world approach to learning and teaching. Developed by education experts from 45 states, these K-12 learning standards go deeper into key concepts...
11/15/2013
Love & Logic
Love LogicWoodland Intermediate SchoolDates: March 7, 14, 21Time: 6:30-8:30Place: Woodland Intermediate School Library Join us for 3 evenings filled with...
02/28/2013
Safety Webinars for Parents
Date and Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesday, February 19 - 7:00-8:30 pm Presenter. . . . . . . . . Steve Schreiner, Tech Coordinator - NEWESD 101 Audience...
02/22/2013
Upcoming Presentations
Woodland School District and the Educational School District 112 join together to bring Woodland parents presentations from experts in various fields. Please join us in...
01/25/2013
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Kids eat free this summer from June 25 through August 17, 2018!
Children 18 years and younger can receive free meals at Woodland Middle School throughout the summer thanks to the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children. From...
05/24/2018
Woodland Middle School held a fire drill today, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Woodland Middle School held a fire drill today, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. All Woodland schools practice numerous drills as part of the Standard Response Protocol SRP...
05/23/2018
The KWRL Transportation Cooperative drives more than one million miles each year to get students to and from school safely
Woodland Public Schools along with Kalama, Ridgefield, and La Center School Districts celebrated the dedicated school bus drivers and support staff of the KWRL...
05/21/2018
Woodland Public Schools’ Food Pantries and other programs offer resources to families-in-need thanks to community support
Woodland Public Schools Family Community Resource Center offers the Food Pantry Program, a free service offering families-in-need free food and other resources to help...
05/14/2018
Woodland Intermediate School held a fire drill on Friday, May 11, 2018
Woodland Intermediate School held a fire drill today, Friday, May 11, 2018. Throughout every school year, all Woodland Public Schools students participate in numerous...
05/11/2018
Smokey the Bear teaches Woodland Primary School students how to prevent forest fires
Smokey the Bear visited Woodland Primary School along with Amanda Dales, School Instructor for the USDA Forest Service, to teach students the importance of fire safety...
05/07/2018
Learn how Woodland Public Schools uses technology, training, and teamwork to keep students and staff safe
Woodland Public Schools makes safety for students and staff the top priority with new technology; regular review and updating of security procedures; staff training; and...
04/30/2018
WMS receives $5,000 Lowes grant for new Horticulture Class; WHS wins State, Outstanding Teacher of the Year
Woodland Public School students love horticulture and it shows with Woodland Middle School receiving a 5,000 grant for programs and Woodland High Schools Horticulture...
04/23/2018
Woodland High School selected as a National Model of Excellence as the Culinary Arts capture the minds of Woodland students
Students throughout Woodland Public Schools learn how to prepare, cook, and serve food in a variety of classes, clubs, and events for students from third grade through...
04/16/2018
Pertussis cases identified in the Woodland School District
The below information was sent home with students as a letter on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Download the English version of the letter by clicking this link or the...
04/11/2018
Woodland Middle School’s PRIDE Night offers Woodland families and community members the chance to learn all about the school
Woodlands families, students, and community members turned out in droves to attend Woodland Middle Schools Annual PRIDE Night, an evening event featuring special breakout...
04/06/2018
Woodland Intermediate School partners with Home Depot to motivate kids to read
Woodland Intermediate School kicked off the newest Woodland Reads literacy program by partnering with Home Depot to hold a special opening event featuring games, crafts,...
03/26/2018
Woodland Public Schools partners with Woodland Preschool Co-Op to offer increased enrollment for 2018-2019
The Woodland Preschool Cooperative, a nonprofit organization offering affordable preschool options to Woodland families, will double its enrollment capacity for the 2018-...
03/19/2018
Woodland Public Schools introduces Digital Citizenship Week to teach kids how to use the Internet safely (March 26-30)
Woodlands students will learn how to use the Internet safely and responsibly in order to prepare for a lifetime of living and working online during Digital Citizenship...
03/12/2018
Woodland Middle School students create art by getting their hands dirty with ceramics
Woodlands middle school students get the opportunity to get their hands dirty while making beautiful artwork by participating in an after-school Pottery Club. Nicole...
03/05/2018
Play-Based Learning lets Woodland’s Kindergartners learn skills while having fun
Woodland Primary School uses Play-Based Learning, curriculum that motivates students to learn while playing at different teacher-designed stations, to internalize their...
02/26/2018
Woodland Public Schools introduces new attendance policy to address chronic absenteeism
In order to address chronic absenteeism, a serious issue affecting millions of students in the United States, Woodland Public Schools has introduced a new three-level...
02/19/2018
Woodland Intermediate School’s new program encourages students to “BRAG” about their academic growth and behavior!
Woodland Intermediate Schools new Behavior Recognition and Academic Growth BRAG program improves student behavior and academic progress by acknowledging and encouraging...
02/12/2018
Visiting opera performers teach Yale Elementary students opera with “Opera the Great”
Professional opera performers regaled students at Woodland Public Schools Yale Elementary School while teaching the fundamentals of operatic performance in Opera the...
02/05/2018
Woodland Public Schools thanks their school board members during School Board Recognition Month
In celebration of School Board Recognition Month, the students and staff of Woodland Public Schools celebrated the Woodland Public Schools Board of Directors during the...
01/29/2018
Woodland Public Schools partners with local providers to provide mental health services for students attending TEAM High School
Woodland Public Schools will now offer free mental health services to students at TEAM High School, the districts alternative high school program, thanks to a funding...
01/22/2018
Woodland High School students give back by buying food, clothes, and gifts for families in need
Students in Woodland High Schools Interact Club along with classmate volunteers spent a Saturday in December buying clothes, foods, and gifts for more than 100 Woodland...
01/08/2018
Woodland Schools staff members learn Spanish to connect with the growing ELL population
Staff members at Woodland Public Schools gather once a week to take Spanish classes from Milagros Wells, the districts English Language Learner ELL Outreach Coordinator...
12/04/2017
Woodland High School hosts its first-ever College Fair to help students discover opportunities for life after graduation
Woodland High School hosted its first-ever College Fair for students to speak to representatives from nearly 20 colleges, universities, and trade schools located around...
11/27/2017
Woodland High School introduces American Sign Language in 2017-18 school year
Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, Woodland High School started offering students American Sign Language ASL to fulfill foreign language requirements thanks to the...
11/20/2017
Woodland High School honors Veterans Day with special presentation from Woodland veteran, Terry Richard
Woodland High School honored Veterans Day with a special presentation by Vietnam War vet and Woodland community member, Terry Richard. Richard spoke to the Woodland High...
11/14/2017
Woodland Public Schools’ food services employees make sure learning keeps going at lunchtime and all day long
Throughout Woodland Public Schools, the districts dedicated food services employees develop new recipes and utilize interesting menu items to offer students the...
11/13/2017
Woodland High School’s Beaver Band performs as part of Oregon Symphony’s Prelude Concert Series
The Woodland High School Beaver Band performed for attendees of The Phantom of the Opera at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall for one of the Oregon Symphonys Prelude...
11/06/2017
Woodland Middle School students learn the value of giving back by volunteering at community charities and local churches
Students in Woodland Middle Schools Leadership Classes give back to the community through volunteer work, helping both at the school level and in the community for...
10/30/2017
Visiting Ugandan choir helps Woodland’s students learn about the challenges facing children in third-world countries
Woodland High School students and staff learned about Ugandan culture and the challenges facing the students and people of Africa during a school visit by the I Am Family...
10/23/2017
Woodland Public Schools and Love Overwhelming receive $55,000 grant to help homeless students in Cowlitz County
Woodland Public Schools ongoing partnership with Love Overwhelming, a nonprofit organization based in Cowlitz County, resulted in the award of a 55,000 grant to provide...
10/16/2017
Celebrate National School Bus Safety Week from October 16 through October 20!
KWRL Transportation invites you to celebrate 16 million miles of transporting area students in Clark and Cowlitz Counties with no at-fault injury accidents during...
10/16/2017
Woodland High School’s floral design teams win FloraChopped, bringing home $4,800 in scholarships
Woodland High Schools Floral Design teams swept the Floral Design Institutes FloraChopped competition held in Portland, Oregon with the schools teams taking first and...
10/09/2017
Woodland Middle School partners with local paramedics to teach students emergency preparedness
Woodland Middle School arranged for paramedics to visit the school and educate students about emergency preparedness including how to call 911, provide an introduction to...
10/02/2017
Woodland High School teams up with Microsoft, TEALS, and volunteer technology professionals to offer Intro to Computer Science
Woodland High School teamed up with Microsoft Philanthropies partner, Technology Education and Literacy in Schools TEALS to offer courses in Computer Science to help...
09/25/2017
Woodland Middle School holds soccer jamboree for first-ever Clark and Cowlitz counties' middle school girls soccer league
Woodland Middle School hosted the seasons first soccer jamboree for the first-ever middle school girls soccer league in Clark and Cowlitz counties on Tuesday, September...
09/18/2017
Washington State Department of Health warns parents to take safety precautions to protect children from wildfire smoke
The Washington State Department of Health would like parents to be aware of special precautions necessary to protect your children's health in areas with wildfire smoke...
09/07/2017
Woodland Public Schools partners with ESD 112 and others to encourage families to register students for preschool
Woodland Public Schools announces the introduction of the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program ECEAP, a preschool program free for qualified students in...
09/04/2017
Woodland teachers use summer break to keep working by learning new skills and honing their craft
When the school year ends and students go home for a much-needed vacation, Woodland Public Schools teachers continue their work by attending a professional development...
08/21/2017
Get resources and tips to prepare students for the first day of school on Tuesday, September 5!
With the first day of school for the new school year rapidly approaching, Woodland Public Schools provides information about upcoming events and tips for parents and...
08/14/2017
Good school attendance ensures student success over entire academic careers
Woodland Public Schools staff spread the word to emphasize the importance of good attendance helping students achieve their goals, graduate from high school, and learn...
08/07/2017
Woodland Public Schools celebrates Employees of Excellence with a year-end award ceremony and special video competition
The staff of Woodland Public Schools celebrated the end of the school year at a special staff luncheon featuring the second annual Employee of Excellence Awards and a...
07/31/2017
Back to School Bash 2017 will provide free school supplies and haircuts for students in need from Woodland and Kalama
Woodland Public Schools announces the Back to School Bash 2017 event offering free backpacks, school supplies, and haircuts as well as free entertainment and refreshments...
07/24/2017
Trapshooting and Equestrian teams offer Woodland students unique opportunities to experience teamwork and competition
Woodland Public Schools seeks to engage student interests both in and out of school by providing a wide variety of unique clubs and teams. Over the past five years, two...
07/17/2017
Woodland Intermediate School created 1,000 paper cranes to rally support and inspire a third grader's recovery from surgery
When one of their own third-graders suffered a life-threatening medical condition and underwent surgery, the entire staff and all of the students at Woodland Intermediate...
07/10/2017
Woodland Middle School students develop life skills by learning to juggle
Students at Woodland Middle School joined an eight-week club to learn how to juggle, but ended up learning much more including the value of perseverance, patience, and...
06/26/2017
Woodland Public Schools' English Language Learners excelled in 2017 with 17 WIS students passing the state assessment
Woodland Intermediate School's English Language Learners ELL excelled on this year's assessment test, the English Language Proficiency Assessment ELPA21, with a total of...
06/19/2017
Woodland Public Schools announces the 50-for-20 Annual Scholarship Fund, awards ten $2,500 scholarships to 2017 graduates
Woodland Public Schools proudly announces the introduction of the 50-for-20 Scholarship Awards, an annual scholarship program providing 2,500 scholarships to 20...
06/12/2017
KWRL bus cooperative introduces new features, services, and website to efficiently transport students
The KWRL bus cooperative serving Kalama, Woodland, Ridgefield, and La Center school districts recently redesigned their website and added new technology to provide more...
06/05/2017
Kids eat free this summer from June 26 through August 25, 2017!
Children 18 years and younger can receive free meals at Woodland Middle School throughout the summer thanks to the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children. From...
06/01/2017
Chad Trisef, author, presents to WMS students about real-life mysteries and the importance of helping others
Chad Trisef, co-writer of the fictional book series "Oracle," spoke to Woodland Middle School students to promote childhood literacy, the importance of helping others,...
05/22/2017
Woodland Primary School uses data analysis, teamwork, engaging events to improve student learning
The staff at Woodland Primary School uses teamwork, data analysis, and planned engaging events to involve all students in their own learning, offering support for...
05/15/2017
Woodland Public Schools selects James Johnston as new middle school principal
Woodland Public Schools proudly announces their selection of James Johnston as Principal of Woodland Middle School beginning in the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. ...
05/15/2017
Woodland High School prepares "Little Shop of Horrors" for May 18-20, its first musical in years!
The Woodland High School Drama Department proudly presents their first musical in years, "Little Shop of Horrors," open to the community with performances on Thursday,...
05/09/2017
Gabe Murfitt, motivational speaker, teaches students the importance of overcoming adversity to reach lifelong goals
Woodland Public Schools students learned about the importance of overcoming adversity during presentations by motivational speaker Gabe Murfitt, a 26 year-old who...
05/08/2017
Woodland Reads inspires family togetherness and improves elementary students' reading skills during month-long events
Woodland Reads, a teacher-led program designed to increase family togetherness and improve students' reading skills, provides free books for elementary students to read...
04/28/2017
Woodland hosts record-breaking Mass Band Concert with more than 430 middle school student musicians
Woodland hosted the 41st Annual Mass Band Middle School Band Concert with 436 students from ten schools throughout Southwest Washington playing in a massive band ensemble...
04/24/2017
Woodland High School Horticulture Science 29th Annual Plant Sale on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6
Woodland High School Horticulture Science students plan to sell their organically-grown plants at this years 29th Annual Plant Sale scheduled for Friday, May 5 from 8 a....
04/18/2017
Woodland Primary School encourages and motivates positive behavior with new approaches to inspire students
Woodland Primary School uses teamwork and dedicated planning to encourage positive student behavior throughout the school by teaching students character traits and...
04/17/2017
Woodland Third and Fourth Graders cook their favorite comfort foods to compete in this year’s Future Chefs of America Event
Third and fourth graders from Woodland Intermediate School created their favorite comfort foods by cooking recipes of their own selection in Sodexo's second annual Future...
04/03/2017
Two Woodland High School teachers eliminate letter grades in an innovative approach to improve student learning
Two Woodland High School English Language Arts teachers have transformed the way students learn in their classrooms by eliminating letter grades and helping students take...
03/27/2017
Woodland High School Career and Guidance Specialist selected as ESD 112's 2017 Regional Classified Employee of the Year
Educational Service District 112 selected Woodland High School's Career and College Guidance Specialist, Mary Ann Sturdivan, as the 2017 Regional Classified Employee of...
03/23/2017
Woodland Middle School offers innovative after-school club for girls to promote self-confidence and physical activity
Two teachers at Woodland Middle School started a new after-school club for girls to talk about the issues they face in middle school and to get some exercise along the...
03/20/2017
Woodland Middle School receives inaugural grant from Port of Woodland to develop STEAM robotics curriculum
Woodland Middle School received 7,000 from the Capital Community Development Project CCDP grant awarded by the Port of Woodland to purchase 18 LEGO robotics kits for use...
03/13/2017
Woodland High School hosts nearly 300 students from 22 schools competing in the FBLA Winter Conference
Nearly 300 students gathered at Woodland High School for the Future Business Leaders FBLA of America Winter Conference where student teams from 22 schools in Southwest...
03/06/2017
Kindergarten Registration begins Monday, March 6!
Do you have a new student entering Kindergarten this fall? Kindergarten registration begins Monday, March 6! Enrollment packets for Woodland Primary School and Yale...
03/01/2017
Woodland Public Schools starting community task force to connect families in need with resources
Woodland Public Schools introduces "Our Kids, Our Business," a community task force dedicated to addressing the needs of under-resourced families and students in the...
02/27/2017
Woodland Public Schools Superintendent helps construct school in Dominican Republic
Woodland Public Schools Superintendent Michael Green traveled to the Dominican Republic to help construct a school along with 50 other educators and administrators from...
02/20/2017
Letter from Superintendent about Making Up Snow Days
Dear Woodland Families: We have received a number of questions regarding the impact of nine days of weather related school closures on the 2016-2017 school calendar. ...
02/15/2017
Thank you for your support, Woodland!
Dear Woodland patrons, I want to personally thank the community of Woodland for demonstrating their support for public education and our excellent schools by passing the...
02/14/2017
A small group of Woodland High School students uses Instagram to promote individuality and combat cyber-bullying
Earlier this school year, a mysterious Instagram account appeared created with the mission to combat cyber-bullying. Each day, the account spotlights a different...
02/13/2017
Buy your tickets now to the 5th Annual Taste of Jazz event on Thursday, February 23, 2017
Does a night of excellent music and delicious dessert sound like fun? Support Woodland High School students by buying tickets to the 5th Annual Taste of Jazz event held...
02/07/2017
Woodland High School SkillsUSA team organizes record food drive, creates recipe book for the Woodland Action Center
This year, the Woodland High School SkillsUSA team organized a food drive for the Woodland Action Center food bank raising a record 850 items. In addition to helping...
02/06/2017
The Staff of Woodland Public Schools recognizes their dedicated Board of Directors
In celebration of School Board Recognition Month, the administrative team of Woodland Public Schools presented their Board of Directors with special certificates and a...
01/30/2017
Woodland Public Schools' plan for snow make-up days
Dear Woodland Parents, Guardians, and Community Members: What an epic winter season we are having! We are glad our children enjoyed the snow, but also recognize the...
01/19/2017
Elementary students learn how to take on leadership roles and develop self-confidence
The students at Woodland Intermediate School learn to become effective leaders and learners in a new class taught by Stacia Aschoff and developed by the school staff to...
01/09/2017
Students present the history of Nintendo and YouTube to learn public speaking and research skills
Eighth graders at Woodland Middle School learn how to research effectively and develop public speaking skills by selecting exciting topics to present to their class with...
01/02/2017
Parents of Woodland Public Schools students can now track their student's bus location in real-time
KWRL, the transportation cooperative serving Woodland Public Schools, is proud to introduce live Global Positioning System GPS tracking for the bus routes serving...
12/26/2016
Woodland students learn about economics and the global marketplace through the Junior Achievement Program
Woodland students learn about economics, the global marketplace, cultural differences, and preparing for their own financial futures through an innovative program called...
12/19/2016
Woodland Ceramic Club's Empty Bowls event raises nearly $3,000 to help combat hunger
The Woodland Ceramic Club hosted an Empty Bowls fundraiser dinner on December 1, 2016 raising more than 2,775. 00 for the Woodland Action Center, a foodbank based in...
12/12/2016
Woodland Public Schools to seek Replacement Operations and Maintenance Levy in February 2017
The existing three-year Operations and Maintenance Levy for Woodland Public Schools expires next year. In order to maintain existing high-quality school services and...
12/05/2016
Be Aware During Woodland Middle School Student Pick-Up
Recently, there have been a few incidents involving the near-collision of school buses with private vehicles in the parking lot of the Woodland Middle School Commons...
12/02/2016
Middle school students learn about osmosis and how cell membranes work by dissolving the shells off of eggs
Woodland Middle School students in Jennie Zarosinski's Life Science classes dissolved the shells off of eggs using vinegar to study shell-less eggs and learn how cell...
11/28/2016
Police and Fire Officers visit Woodland Primary School to educate students and show the friendly face of first responders
The Woodland Police Department and Cowlitz County Fire Department visited Woodland Primary School to discuss safety, the importance of knowing personal identification,...
11/21/2016
Woodland High School's drama students prepare for their production of "Our Town" with their new director
Woodland High School's drama students are preparing to put on their production of "Our Town," the first performance directed by the school's new drama director, with...
11/14/2016
Woodland's third graders enjoy fine food while learning proper table etiquette
Third graders at Woodland Intermediate School learned proper table manners and how to use a full set of dining utensils while enjoying a five-course meal during the...
11/07/2016
Woodland students learn computer coding to help them solve complex math problems
Students in Nate Alanko's math classes at Woodland Middle School learn how to solve complex mathematical formulas by programming computer to help them. Middle school...
10/31/2016
Woodland Middle School encourages parents and guardians to take part in our online survey!
You are your child's most important teacher, so we'd like to hear from YOU! Please participate in this 5-minute online survey which will ask for your views about Woodland...
10/25/2016
Innovative Heroes of Myths and Legends course challenges students' modern perspectives by studying ancient mythology
Seniors at Woodland High School can take an innovative new elective, the Heroes of Myths and Legends, to learn about ancient mythology, and use the skills they develop...
10/24/2016
Flexible seating options help third graders sit, stand, or lie down in order to learn more effectively
Third graders at Woodland Intermediate School are taking a stand or lying on the carpet, wobbling on wobble stools, or bouncing on yoga balls all in an effort to help...
10/17/2016
Horticulture students at Woodland Middle School learn how to grow plants without soil
Woodland Middle School seventh and eighth graders in Horticulture class learn to grow herbs, vegetables, and other plants hydroponically, without the use of soil, in...
10/03/2016
Volunteer musicians help pep up the Woodland High School Pep Band
Community members and students not currently enrolled in band classes volunteer to help fill out the sound in Woodland High School's Pep Band by playing during football...
09/26/2016
Woodland Middle School's Lunch and Lockers Event helps ease students into the school year
Before the beginning of each school year, new and returning students at Woodland Middle School attend a special orientation and kickoff event called Lunch and Lockers...
09/12/2016
Woodland Public Schools prepares for the school year with new programs and services
As another school year begins, Woodland Public Schools look forward to continued success in student learning as faculty and staff continue to refine their use of quality...
08/29/2016
The First Day of School for Woodland Public Schools is Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The first day of school for Woodland Public Schools is Wednesday, August 31, so this week's Woodland Schools Weekly comes packed with tips to make sure students, parents...
08/15/2016
Woodland Public Schools water testing results reveal clean water at all schools
Woodland Public Schools received the results from water testing performed at all of its schools. Results of district water testing for lead found the water to be safe in...
06/24/2016
Woodland music students learn music composition and performance from a visiting composer
Composer Darryl Johnson II visited Woodland Public Schools band classes during the district's Meet the Composer event in late May to teach students how to play his music...
06/13/2016
Kids eat free this summer with the United Way meal program!
Kids ages 18 and younger can receive free meals at schools, parks, community ceneters, and more thanks to the United Way's Live United Program. Click this image for a...
06/10/2016
Woodland Middle School students study the original Star Wars trilogy to learn classic storytelling concepts
Woodland Middle School students studied the original Star Wars trilogy to learn classic storytelling concepts including monomyth, archetypes, social justice, and more in...
05/16/2016
What do state assessments mean for Woodland's schools and students?
This spring, our students are once again participating in state-mandated standardized tests. The results of these assessments provide our teachers and administrators...
05/05/2016
Nominate an employee to be considered for an Employee Excellence Award!
Woodland Public Schools invites its employees and the entire Woodland community to nominate employees to receive Employee Excellence Awards. The Excellence Award...
04/12/2016
Woodland Middle School students raise a record of nearly $3,000 to help fund Leukemia and Lymphoma Research
Woodland Middle School students raised a record amount of nearly 3,000 to help support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help fund research into finding more effective...
04/11/2016
Woodland Middle School students learn the history of art from around the world while creating innovative projects
Woodland Middle School students learn the history and background of different eras of art while creating innovative projects by taking Nicole Caulfield's art classes. ...
03/14/2016
Woodland Middle School holds Invention Fair to study the effects of humanity on the Earth
Joe Bosch, science teacher at Woodland Middle School, held an Invention Fair on February 3 where all of his sixth graders were invited to present their final projects,...
02/12/2016
LEGO Robotics Class visits the University of Washington's 3D Printing Labs to research and share their Tiny Houses solution
The Woodland Middle School LEGO Robotics Class toured the University of Washington's three-dimensional printer research laboratories in early January, continuing their...
01/25/2016
WMS robotics team takes third at state
Congratulations go out to Woodland Middle School's FIRST LEGO League robotics team! The team of eight seventh- and eighth-graders -- called RBT8 -- competed against 60...
01/26/2015
Robotics Team Scores at State Tournament
This has been a busy year for The Floods, the Woodland Middle School LEGO Robotics team. On December 7th, they competed against thirteen other teams at the qualifying...
02/04/2014
Spotlight on Robotics
Woodland Middle School is in its 9th year of having an established Robotics Team. Students this year have been working up to their first LEGO League competition on...
10/28/2013
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Kindergarten Registration April 11 - 29!
Kindergarten registration will open April 11th and go through April 29th. It is imperative that you register during this time so that we can make staffing decisions for...
02/02/2016
Kids eat free this summer from June 25 through August 17, 2018!
Children 18 years and younger can receive free meals at Woodland Middle School throughout the summer thanks to the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children. From...
05/24/2018
The KWRL Transportation Cooperative drives more than one million miles each year to get students to and from school safely
Woodland Public Schools along with Kalama, Ridgefield, and La Center School Districts celebrated the dedicated school bus drivers and support staff of the KWRL...
05/21/2018
Woodland Primary School students learned about salsa with "Chef in the Classroom"
Food services staff visited Kindergarten classes at Woodland Primary School to teach students how to make their own salsa as part of the Chef in the Classroom program. ...
05/16/2018
Woodland Public Schools’ Food Pantries and other programs offer resources to families-in-need thanks to community support
Woodland Public Schools Family Community Resource Center offers the Food Pantry Program, a free service offering families-in-need free food and other resources to help...
05/14/2018
Woodland Intermediate School held a fire drill on Friday, May 11, 2018
Woodland Intermediate School held a fire drill today, Friday, May 11, 2018. Throughout every school year, all Woodland Public Schools students participate in numerous...
05/11/2018
Smokey the Bear teaches Woodland Primary School students how to prevent forest fires
Smokey the Bear visited Woodland Primary School along with Amanda Dales, School Instructor for the USDA Forest Service, to teach students the importance of fire safety...
05/07/2018
Learn how Woodland Public Schools uses technology, training, and teamwork to keep students and staff safe
Woodland Public Schools makes safety for students and staff the top priority with new technology; regular review and updating of security procedures; staff training; and...
04/30/2018
WMS receives $5,000 Lowes grant for new Horticulture Class; WHS wins State, Outstanding Teacher of the Year
Woodland Public School students love horticulture and it shows with Woodland Middle School receiving a 5,000 grant for programs and Woodland High Schools Horticulture...
04/23/2018
Woodland High School selected as a National Model of Excellence as the Culinary Arts capture the minds of Woodland students
Students throughout Woodland Public Schools learn how to prepare, cook, and serve food in a variety of classes, clubs, and events for students from third grade through...
04/16/2018
Pertussis cases identified in the Woodland School District
The below information was sent home with students as a letter on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Download the English version of the letter by clicking this link or the...
04/11/2018
Woodland Middle School’s PRIDE Night offers Woodland families and community members the chance to learn all about the school
Woodlands families, students, and community members turned out in droves to attend Woodland Middle Schools Annual PRIDE Night, an evening event featuring special breakout...
04/06/2018
Woodland Intermediate School partners with Home Depot to motivate kids to read
Woodland Intermediate School kicked off the newest Woodland Reads literacy program by partnering with Home Depot to hold a special opening event featuring games, crafts,...
03/26/2018
Woodland Public Schools partners with Woodland Preschool Co-Op to offer increased enrollment for 2018-2019
The Woodland Preschool Cooperative, a nonprofit organization offering affordable preschool options to Woodland families, will double its enrollment capacity for the 2018-...
03/19/2018
Woodland Public Schools introduces Digital Citizenship Week to teach kids how to use the Internet safely (March 26-30)
Woodlands students will learn how to use the Internet safely and responsibly in order to prepare for a lifetime of living and working online during Digital Citizenship...
03/12/2018
Woodland Middle School students create art by getting their hands dirty with ceramics
Woodlands middle school students get the opportunity to get their hands dirty while making beautiful artwork by participating in an after-school Pottery Club. Nicole...
03/05/2018
Play-Based Learning lets Woodland’s Kindergartners learn skills while having fun
Woodland Primary School uses Play-Based Learning, curriculum that motivates students to learn while playing at different teacher-designed stations, to internalize their...
02/26/2018
Woodland Public Schools introduces new attendance policy to address chronic absenteeism
In order to address chronic absenteeism, a serious issue affecting millions of students in the United States, Woodland Public Schools has introduced a new three-level...
02/19/2018
Woodland Intermediate School’s new program encourages students to “BRAG” about their academic growth and behavior!
Woodland Intermediate Schools new Behavior Recognition and Academic Growth BRAG program improves student behavior and academic progress by acknowledging and encouraging...
02/12/2018
Visiting opera performers teach Yale Elementary students opera with “Opera the Great”
Professional opera performers regaled students at Woodland Public Schools Yale Elementary School while teaching the fundamentals of operatic performance in Opera the...
02/05/2018
Woodland Public Schools thanks their school board members during School Board Recognition Month
In celebration of School Board Recognition Month, the students and staff of Woodland Public Schools celebrated the Woodland Public Schools Board of Directors during the...
01/29/2018
Woodland Public Schools partners with local providers to provide mental health services for students attending TEAM High School
Woodland Public Schools will now offer free mental health services to students at TEAM High School, the districts alternative high school program, thanks to a funding...
01/22/2018
Woodland High School students give back by buying food, clothes, and gifts for families in need
Students in Woodland High Schools Interact Club along with classmate volunteers spent a Saturday in December buying clothes, foods, and gifts for more than 100 Woodland...
01/08/2018
Woodland Schools staff members learn Spanish to connect with the growing ELL population
Staff members at Woodland Public Schools gather once a week to take Spanish classes from Milagros Wells, the districts English Language Learner ELL Outreach Coordinator...
12/04/2017
Woodland High School hosts its first-ever College Fair to help students discover opportunities for life after graduation
Woodland High School hosted its first-ever College Fair for students to speak to representatives from nearly 20 colleges, universities, and trade schools located around...
11/27/2017
Woodland High School introduces American Sign Language in 2017-18 school year
Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, Woodland High School started offering students American Sign Language ASL to fulfill foreign language requirements thanks to the...
11/20/2017
Woodland High School honors Veterans Day with special presentation from Woodland veteran, Terry Richard
Woodland High School honored Veterans Day with a special presentation by Vietnam War vet and Woodland community member, Terry Richard. Richard spoke to the Woodland High...
11/14/2017
Woodland Public Schools’ food services employees make sure learning keeps going at lunchtime and all day long
Throughout Woodland Public Schools, the districts dedicated food services employees develop new recipes and utilize interesting menu items to offer students the...
11/13/2017
Woodland High School’s Beaver Band performs as part of Oregon Symphony’s Prelude Concert Series
The Woodland High School Beaver Band performed for attendees of The Phantom of the Opera at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall for one of the Oregon Symphonys Prelude...
11/06/2017
Woodland Middle School students learn the value of giving back by volunteering at community charities and local churches
Students in Woodland Middle Schools Leadership Classes give back to the community through volunteer work, helping both at the school level and in the community for...
10/30/2017
Visiting Ugandan choir helps Woodland’s students learn about the challenges facing children in third-world countries
Woodland High School students and staff learned about Ugandan culture and the challenges facing the students and people of Africa during a school visit by the I Am Family...
10/23/2017
Woodland Public Schools and Love Overwhelming receive $55,000 grant to help homeless students in Cowlitz County
Woodland Public Schools ongoing partnership with Love Overwhelming, a nonprofit organization based in Cowlitz County, resulted in the award of a 55,000 grant to provide...
10/16/2017
Celebrate National School Bus Safety Week from October 16 through October 20!
KWRL Transportation invites you to celebrate 16 million miles of transporting area students in Clark and Cowlitz Counties with no at-fault injury accidents during...
10/16/2017
Woodland High School’s floral design teams win FloraChopped, bringing home $4,800 in scholarships
Woodland High Schools Floral Design teams swept the Floral Design Institutes FloraChopped competition held in Portland, Oregon with the schools teams taking first and...
10/09/2017
Woodland Middle School partners with local paramedics to teach students emergency preparedness
Woodland Middle School arranged for paramedics to visit the school and educate students about emergency preparedness including how to call 911, provide an introduction to...
10/02/2017
Woodland High School teams up with Microsoft, TEALS, and volunteer technology professionals to offer Intro to Computer Science
Woodland High School teamed up with Microsoft Philanthropies partner, Technology Education and Literacy in Schools TEALS to offer courses in Computer Science to help...
09/25/2017
Woodland Middle School holds soccer jamboree for first-ever Clark and Cowlitz counties' middle school girls soccer league
Woodland Middle School hosted the seasons first soccer jamboree for the first-ever middle school girls soccer league in Clark and Cowlitz counties on Tuesday, September...
09/18/2017
Washington State Department of Health warns parents to take safety precautions to protect children from wildfire smoke
The Washington State Department of Health would like parents to be aware of special precautions necessary to protect your children's health in areas with wildfire smoke...
09/07/2017
Woodland Public Schools partners with ESD 112 and others to encourage families to register students for preschool
Woodland Public Schools announces the introduction of the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program ECEAP, a preschool program free for qualified students in...
09/04/2017
Woodland teachers use summer break to keep working by learning new skills and honing their craft
When the school year ends and students go home for a much-needed vacation, Woodland Public Schools teachers continue their work by attending a professional development...
08/21/2017
Get resources and tips to prepare students for the first day of school on Tuesday, September 5!
With the first day of school for the new school year rapidly approaching, Woodland Public Schools provides information about upcoming events and tips for parents and...
08/14/2017
Good school attendance ensures student success over entire academic careers
Woodland Public Schools staff spread the word to emphasize the importance of good attendance helping students achieve their goals, graduate from high school, and learn...
08/07/2017
Woodland Public Schools celebrates Employees of Excellence with a year-end award ceremony and special video competition
The staff of Woodland Public Schools celebrated the end of the school year at a special staff luncheon featuring the second annual Employee of Excellence Awards and a...
07/31/2017
Back to School Bash 2017 will provide free school supplies and haircuts for students in need from Woodland and Kalama
Woodland Public Schools announces the Back to School Bash 2017 event offering free backpacks, school supplies, and haircuts as well as free entertainment and refreshments...
07/24/2017
Trapshooting and Equestrian teams offer Woodland students unique opportunities to experience teamwork and competition
Woodland Public Schools seeks to engage student interests both in and out of school by providing a wide variety of unique clubs and teams. Over the past five years, two...
07/17/2017
Woodland Intermediate School created 1,000 paper cranes to rally support and inspire a third grader's recovery from surgery
When one of their own third-graders suffered a life-threatening medical condition and underwent surgery, the entire staff and all of the students at Woodland Intermediate...
07/10/2017
Woodland Middle School students develop life skills by learning to juggle
Students at Woodland Middle School joined an eight-week club to learn how to juggle, but ended up learning much more including the value of perseverance, patience, and...
06/26/2017
Woodland Public Schools' English Language Learners excelled in 2017 with 17 WIS students passing the state assessment
Woodland Intermediate School's English Language Learners ELL excelled on this year's assessment test, the English Language Proficiency Assessment ELPA21, with a total of...
06/19/2017
Woodland Public Schools announces the 50-for-20 Annual Scholarship Fund, awards ten $2,500 scholarships to 2017 graduates
Woodland Public Schools proudly announces the introduction of the 50-for-20 Scholarship Awards, an annual scholarship program providing 2,500 scholarships to 20...
06/12/2017
KWRL bus cooperative introduces new features, services, and website to efficiently transport students
The KWRL bus cooperative serving Kalama, Woodland, Ridgefield, and La Center school districts recently redesigned their website and added new technology to provide more...
06/05/2017
Kids eat free this summer from June 26 through August 25, 2017!
Children 18 years and younger can receive free meals at Woodland Middle School throughout the summer thanks to the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children. From...
06/01/2017
Chad Trisef, author, presents to WMS students about real-life mysteries and the importance of helping others
Chad Trisef, co-writer of the fictional book series "Oracle," spoke to Woodland Middle School students to promote childhood literacy, the importance of helping others,...
05/22/2017
Woodland Primary School uses data analysis, teamwork, engaging events to improve student learning
The staff at Woodland Primary School uses teamwork, data analysis, and planned engaging events to involve all students in their own learning, offering support for...
05/15/2017
Woodland Public Schools selects James Johnston as new middle school principal
Woodland Public Schools proudly announces their selection of James Johnston as Principal of Woodland Middle School beginning in the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. ...
05/15/2017
Gabe Murfitt, motivational speaker, teaches students the importance of overcoming adversity to reach lifelong goals
Woodland Public Schools students learned about the importance of overcoming adversity during presentations by motivational speaker Gabe Murfitt, a 26 year-old who...
05/08/2017
Woodland Reads inspires family togetherness and improves elementary students' reading skills during month-long events
Woodland Reads, a teacher-led program designed to increase family togetherness and improve students' reading skills, provides free books for elementary students to read...
04/28/2017
Woodland hosts record-breaking Mass Band Concert with more than 430 middle school student musicians
Woodland hosted the 41st Annual Mass Band Middle School Band Concert with 436 students from ten schools throughout Southwest Washington playing in a massive band ensemble...
04/24/2017
Woodland High School Horticulture Science 29th Annual Plant Sale on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6
Woodland High School Horticulture Science students plan to sell their organically-grown plants at this years 29th Annual Plant Sale scheduled for Friday, May 5 from 8 a....
04/18/2017
Woodland Primary School encourages and motivates positive behavior with new approaches to inspire students
Woodland Primary School uses teamwork and dedicated planning to encourage positive student behavior throughout the school by teaching students character traits and...
04/17/2017
Woodland Third and Fourth Graders cook their favorite comfort foods to compete in this year’s Future Chefs of America Event
Third and fourth graders from Woodland Intermediate School created their favorite comfort foods by cooking recipes of their own selection in Sodexo's second annual Future...
04/03/2017
Two Woodland High School teachers eliminate letter grades in an innovative approach to improve student learning
Two Woodland High School English Language Arts teachers have transformed the way students learn in their classrooms by eliminating letter grades and helping students take...
03/27/2017
Woodland High School Career and Guidance Specialist selected as ESD 112's 2017 Regional Classified Employee of the Year
Educational Service District 112 selected Woodland High School's Career and College Guidance Specialist, Mary Ann Sturdivan, as the 2017 Regional Classified Employee of...
03/23/2017
Woodland Middle School offers innovative after-school club for girls to promote self-confidence and physical activity
Two teachers at Woodland Middle School started a new after-school club for girls to talk about the issues they face in middle school and to get some exercise along the...
03/20/2017
Woodland Middle School receives inaugural grant from Port of Woodland to develop STEAM robotics curriculum
Woodland Middle School received 7,000 from the Capital Community Development Project CCDP grant awarded by the Port of Woodland to purchase 18 LEGO robotics kits for use...
03/13/2017
Woodland High School hosts nearly 300 students from 22 schools competing in the FBLA Winter Conference
Nearly 300 students gathered at Woodland High School for the Future Business Leaders FBLA of America Winter Conference where student teams from 22 schools in Southwest...
03/06/2017
Kindergarten Registration begins Monday, March 6!
Do you have a new student entering Kindergarten this fall? Kindergarten registration begins Monday, March 6! Enrollment packets for Woodland Primary School and Yale...
03/01/2017
Woodland Public Schools starting community task force to connect families in need with resources
Woodland Public Schools introduces "Our Kids, Our Business," a community task force dedicated to addressing the needs of under-resourced families and students in the...
02/27/2017
Woodland Public Schools Superintendent helps construct school in Dominican Republic
Woodland Public Schools Superintendent Michael Green traveled to the Dominican Republic to help construct a school along with 50 other educators and administrators from...
02/20/2017
Letter from Superintendent about Making Up Snow Days
Dear Woodland Families: We have received a number of questions regarding the impact of nine days of weather related school closures on the 2016-2017 school calendar. ...
02/15/2017
Thank you for your support, Woodland!
Dear Woodland patrons, I want to personally thank the community of Woodland for demonstrating their support for public education and our excellent schools by passing the...
02/14/2017
A small group of Woodland High School students uses Instagram to promote individuality and combat cyber-bullying
Earlier this school year, a mysterious Instagram account appeared created with the mission to combat cyber-bullying. Each day, the account spotlights a different...
02/13/2017
Buy your tickets now to the 5th Annual Taste of Jazz event on Thursday, February 23, 2017
Does a night of excellent music and delicious dessert sound like fun? Support Woodland High School students by buying tickets to the 5th Annual Taste of Jazz event held...
02/07/2017
Woodland High School SkillsUSA team organizes record food drive, creates recipe book for the Woodland Action Center
This year, the Woodland High School SkillsUSA team organized a food drive for the Woodland Action Center food bank raising a record 850 items. In addition to helping...
02/06/2017
The Staff of Woodland Public Schools recognizes their dedicated Board of Directors
In celebration of School Board Recognition Month, the administrative team of Woodland Public Schools presented their Board of Directors with special certificates and a...
01/30/2017
Woodland Public Schools' plan for snow make-up days
Dear Woodland Parents, Guardians, and Community Members: What an epic winter season we are having! We are glad our children enjoyed the snow, but also recognize the...
01/19/2017
Elementary students learn how to take on leadership roles and develop self-confidence
The students at Woodland Intermediate School learn to become effective leaders and learners in a new class taught by Stacia Aschoff and developed by the school staff to...
01/09/2017
Students present the history of Nintendo and YouTube to learn public speaking and research skills
Eighth graders at Woodland Middle School learn how to research effectively and develop public speaking skills by selecting exciting topics to present to their class with...
01/02/2017
Parents of Woodland Public Schools students can now track their student's bus location in real-time
KWRL, the transportation cooperative serving Woodland Public Schools, is proud to introduce live Global Positioning System GPS tracking for the bus routes serving...
12/26/2016
Woodland students learn about economics and the global marketplace through the Junior Achievement Program
Woodland students learn about economics, the global marketplace, cultural differences, and preparing for their own financial futures through an innovative program called...
12/19/2016
Woodland Ceramic Club's Empty Bowls event raises nearly $3,000 to help combat hunger
The Woodland Ceramic Club hosted an Empty Bowls fundraiser dinner on December 1, 2016 raising more than 2,775. 00 for the Woodland Action Center, a foodbank based in...
12/12/2016
Woodland Public Schools to seek Replacement Operations and Maintenance Levy in February 2017
The existing three-year Operations and Maintenance Levy for Woodland Public Schools expires next year. In order to maintain existing high-quality school services and...
12/05/2016
Police and Fire Officers visit Woodland Primary School to educate students and show the friendly face of first responders
The Woodland Police Department and Cowlitz County Fire Department visited Woodland Primary School to discuss safety, the importance of knowing personal identification,...
11/21/2016
Woodland High School's drama students prepare for their production of "Our Town" with their new director
Woodland High School's drama students are preparing to put on their production of "Our Town," the first performance directed by the school's new drama director, with...
11/14/2016
Woodland's third graders enjoy fine food while learning proper table etiquette
Third graders at Woodland Intermediate School learned proper table manners and how to use a full set of dining utensils while enjoying a five-course meal during the...
11/07/2016
Woodland students learn computer coding to help them solve complex math problems
Students in Nate Alanko's math classes at Woodland Middle School learn how to solve complex mathematical formulas by programming computer to help them. Middle school...
10/31/2016
Innovative Heroes of Myths and Legends course challenges students' modern perspectives by studying ancient mythology
Seniors at Woodland High School can take an innovative new elective, the Heroes of Myths and Legends, to learn about ancient mythology, and use the skills they develop...
10/24/2016
Flexible seating options help third graders sit, stand, or lie down in order to learn more effectively
Third graders at Woodland Intermediate School are taking a stand or lying on the carpet, wobbling on wobble stools, or bouncing on yoga balls all in an effort to help...
10/17/2016
Horticulture students at Woodland Middle School learn how to grow plants without soil
Woodland Middle School seventh and eighth graders in Horticulture class learn to grow herbs, vegetables, and other plants hydroponically, without the use of soil, in...
10/03/2016
Volunteer musicians help pep up the Woodland High School Pep Band
Community members and students not currently enrolled in band classes volunteer to help fill out the sound in Woodland High School's Pep Band by playing during football...
09/26/2016
Woodland Middle School's Lunch and Lockers Event helps ease students into the school year
Before the beginning of each school year, new and returning students at Woodland Middle School attend a special orientation and kickoff event called Lunch and Lockers...
09/12/2016
Woodland Public Schools prepares for the school year with new programs and services
As another school year begins, Woodland Public Schools look forward to continued success in student learning as faculty and staff continue to refine their use of quality...
08/29/2016
The First Day of School for Woodland Public Schools is Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The first day of school for Woodland Public Schools is Wednesday, August 31, so this week's Woodland Schools Weekly comes packed with tips to make sure students, parents...
08/15/2016
Woodland Public Schools water testing results reveal clean water at all schools
Woodland Public Schools received the results from water testing performed at all of its schools. Results of district water testing for lead found the water to be safe in...
06/24/2016
Kids eat free this summer with the United Way meal program!
Kids ages 18 and younger can receive free meals at schools, parks, community ceneters, and more thanks to the United Way's Live United Program. Click this image for a...
06/10/2016
Woodland elementary students learn water, fire, and car safety from the experts
Students at Woodland Primary School learned a variety of safety lessons from Cowlitz County safety professionals during a two-day visit on May 20-21, 2016. Students at...
06/06/2016
What do state assessments mean for Woodland's schools and students?
This spring, our students are once again participating in state-mandated standardized tests. The results of these assessments provide our teachers and administrators...
05/05/2016
Nominate an employee to be considered for an Employee Excellence Award!
Woodland Public Schools invites its employees and the entire Woodland community to nominate employees to receive Employee Excellence Awards. The Excellence Award...
04/12/2016
Woodland Public Schools introduces innovative techniques to make recess socially-inclusive and supportive for all students
Woodland's Primary and Intermediate Schools received specialized training to make recess fun, safe, energetic, and supportive to a healthy student culture for all kids. ...
03/07/2016
Woodland elementary students receive free books to motivate and inspire a love for reading
Woodland Public Schools provides free books to K-4 students through the Reading is Fundamental Program to encourage and motivate younger students to discover their love...
02/29/2016
Judith Lute wins January 2016 Sodexo Experience Award
Judith Lute, one of Woodland's Sodexo employees, deserves special recognition for winning the January 2016 Sodexo Experience Winner award this month. During lunchtime at...
02/03/2016
New changes to Woodland's Elementary Schools
Beginning January 4, 2016, Dr. Juliann McCarthy will be Interim Principal of Woodland Primary School and Steven Carney will be Principal of Woodland Intermediate School...
12/16/2015
K-1 Christmas Program
The Christmas Program for our students in grades K-1 will be next Monday, December 14th. We will have two performances, the first at 10:15am and the second at 2:00pm...
12/11/2015
Winter Break
Friday, December 18th will be our last day of school before Winter Break. School will be normal hours this day. We will return to school on Monday, January 4th at our...
12/04/2015
Thanksgiving Break

We will have no school Wednesday, November 25 - Friday, November 27 to celebrate Thanksgiving.  Enjoy your holiday!

11/16/2015
Veteran's Day Assembly
All Veteran's Weclome!! On Tuesday, November 10th our students at our 2-4 campus will be hosting Veteran's Day assemblies. Grade 3 will host 8:45 - 9:15am, grade 4 will...
11/06/2015
Early Release & Conferences
Conferences will be held October 27 - 30 at both the Pk-1 and 2-4 campuses. If you have not scheduled a conference with your student's teacher please call the office to...
10/27/2015
Open House & Book Fairs
Join us for Open House and check out the Book Fair! Open house for PK-1 will be 929 from 5-7pm. 2-4 will be 101 from 5-7pm. Enjoy hot dogs and the book fair from 5-6...
09/25/2015
Welcome Kindergarten Students and Families
Welcome Kindergarten Families! We look forward to partnering with you and your child as they start their learning journey through the Woodland K-12 education system. ...
09/12/2015
Drop in \ Drop off
Reminder!Pre-K-4 Drop in Drop off Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 8, 2015Grades PreK-1Primary School from 2:00 p. m. to 3:00 p. m. Grades 2-4 Intermediate School from 1:00...
09/07/2015
Welcome Kindergarten Families
Welcome Kindergarten Families to Woodland Primary! The upcoming school year will be an exciting one for you and your family as you enter full-time Kindergarten. A packet...
08/19/2015
Woodland Public Schools to reconfigure elementary schools to create consistent student expectations and culture
Starting this fall, Woodland Public Schools will reconfigure two of its elementary schools, the Woodland Primary School and Woodland Intermediate School, to create a...
08/11/2015
Office Closed June 29 - August 21

Our office is closed for the summer and will reopen on August 24th.  Enjoy your summer!

06/29/2015
School Office Closing June 26th

The school office will be open until June 26th.  We wil reopen on August 24th.  Enjoy your summer!

06/25/2015
Limited Office Hours
Due to remodeling of the school office we will be running on limited access to the public through June 26th. Should you need to pick up your student's medicaiton or...
06/22/2015
End of the year!

Field Day will be Thursday, June 18th from 9am - 11am.  Last day of school will be Friday, June 19th.  School will release at 12:00pm both days.

06/12/2015
Volunteer for Field Day 6/18!
Field Day for WPS will be Thursday, June 18. We need volunteers! Please contact the WPS office if you would be willing to coordinate Field Day or run a station, 360-...
06/01/2015
No School Friday, May 22nd

There is no school on Friday, May 22nd.  It was a day reserved as a snow make up day, however, as there were no cancelled days we will enjoy the day off.

04/27/2015
No School Friday, March 27

There is no school on Friday, March 27th.  It was a day reserved as a snow make up day, however, as there were no cancelled days we will enjoy the day off.

03/26/2015
Smarter Balanced Assessment Parent Info Night
Please join us for a 3rd grade parent information night where we will explain the new Smarter Balanced Assessment replacing the MSP. March 10th 17th at 5:30 in the...
03/09/2015
Kindergarten Registration
March 16th - 26th we will be enrolling kindergartners for the 2015-2016 school year. Please pick up an enrollment packet in the Primary School office, 8:00am - 3:30pm...
03/06/2015
Dr. Seuss Day is March 2nd!

Monday, March 2nd is Dr. Seuss Day/Read Across America Day!  Our students are invited to wear pajamas and bring their favorite book to share with the class!

02/20/2015
No School 2/13 & 2/16

There will be no school Friday, 2/13 and Monday, 2/16.  Enjoy your long weekend!

02/12/2015
Join us for Math Night 2/10
Grades K-6th, Tuesday, February 10th, 5:30 - 7:30 at Woodland Intermediate School. Parents and community members are invited to join the Woodland School District in an...
02/09/2015
No School Friday, January 30

Friday, January 30th is our semester break.  There will be no school on this day.

01/29/2015
No School Monday, January 19

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day there will be no school on Monday, January 19th.  See you all on Tuesday!

01/16/2015
Parent Math Night Dec. 2nd
Parents and community members are invited to join theWoodland School District in an evening of thinking aboutmathematics and the Washington State Math StandardsCommon...
11/25/2014
Annual Holiday Program
Our annual holiday program will take place in our gym on December 15th. There will be two performances. If your students last name begins with A-M please come at 9:...
11/20/2014
VETERANS DAY ASSEMBLY
Please plan to attend our annual Veterans Day AssemblyMonday, Nov. 10th at 10:00 a. m. WPS students have been working very hard preparing for this special event!...
11/08/2014
Parent/Teacher Conferences
ParentTeacher ConferencesOctober 28 - 31, 2014 The parent-teacher conference provides an opportunity to have uninterrupted time to collaborate with your child's teacher...
10/13/2014
Reminder: Late Start Monday
REMINDER: On Monday, September 8, 2014 Woodland Primary School will begin our regular Late Start Mondays. Every Monday, school will start at 9:45 am. Woodland Primary...
09/05/2014
Coffee, Tea, and Tissues
Coffee, Tea, and Tissues On Monday, September 8, 2015, 9:45 a. m. to 10:30 a. m. Hosted by the Woodland PTSA Drop off your kindergartner and come to the school...
06/17/2014
Dear Woodland Primary School Parents...from the Superintendent
March 12, 2014 Dear Woodland Primary School Parents, We hold the safety and welfare of your children as our highest priority. To that end, when there is information of...
03/12/2014
Kindergarten Registration Begins March 10th
Parents looking to enroll Kindergartners for the upcoming school year can begin picking up registration folders on March 10th! Along with your completed Registration...
02/24/2014
Father Daughter "Royal Ball"

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Woodland Primary Gym, 6-9pm

$10 per Father (Daughters free)

go to woodlandgrace.com for more info

01/23/2014
Snowflake Bazaar

The 30th Annual Snowflake Bazaar

Saturday, November 22nd

10:00 - 4:00 WPS Gym

11/12/2013
VETERANS DAY PARADE AT FORT VANCOUVER
VETERANS DAY PARADE AT FORT VANCOUVER. If you're looking to watch a great Veterans Day parade, check out Fort Vancouver's annual event this Saturday, November 9th from...
11/08/2013
Daylight Savings Time Ends November 3rd.

Don't forget to turn back your clocks Saturday, November 3rd to adjust for Standard Time.

10/31/2013
Dogs Pies and Books
Don't Miss DogsPies AND Books! 1. 50 Per Person5. 00 Family Thursday, September 26 DinnerDessert: 5:00-6:30 Classroom Visits: 6:00-7:00 Visit our BOOKS throughout! Please...
06/18/2013
PTSA Meeting

 The Final PTSA meeting of the Year

Will be on June 5th @ 6:00 at WIS in the Libraray.

 

 

06/04/2013
Mark Your Calendars!

Mark your Calendars….
Monday, JUNE 10th
School will start at 8:30

05/23/2013
MSP Testing

3rd Grade MSP Testing….

Tuesday, May 7th

& Wednesday, May 8th

8:30

Parents, please have your 3rd grader at school

on time and ready to go!

 

04/22/2013
Parent Input Forms
Parent Input Forms Each spring one of the responsibilities of our staff is the placement of students into classrooms for the upcoming school year. Many factors are...
03/27/2013
Important!! Evening Conference Change

There has been a change with our Evening Conferences...
Evening Conferences are on Thursday, March 28th NOT Wednesday, March 27th.

02/25/2013
13-14 Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Registration for the Upcoming 2013-2014 School Year Continues!! Please stop by the office and pick up your KG packet. Things you MUST bring with you are...
02/13/2013
Parent Safety Procedure Letter
Dear WPS Parents: I write to thank you so much for respecting and supporting our increased safety focus around school. So much of what we are doing to insure safety can...
01/18/2013
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The KWRL Transportation Cooperative drives more than one million miles each year to get students to and from school safely
Woodland Public Schools along with Kalama, Ridgefield, and La Center School Districts celebrated the dedicated school bus drivers and support staff of the KWRL...
05/21/2018
Woodland Public Schools’ Food Pantries and other programs offer resources to families-in-need thanks to community support
Woodland Public Schools Family Community Resource Center offers the Food Pantry Program, a free service offering families-in-need free food and other resources to help...
05/14/2018
Smokey the Bear teaches Woodland Primary School students how to prevent forest fires
Smokey the Bear visited Woodland Primary School along with Amanda Dales, School Instructor for the USDA Forest Service, to teach students the importance of fire safety...
05/07/2018
Learn how Woodland Public Schools uses technology, training, and teamwork to keep students and staff safe
Woodland Public Schools makes safety for students and staff the top priority with new technology; regular review and updating of security procedures; staff training; and...
04/30/2018
WMS receives $5,000 Lowes grant for new Horticulture Class; WHS wins State, Outstanding Teacher of the Year
Woodland Public School students love horticulture and it shows with Woodland Middle School receiving a 5,000 grant for programs and Woodland High Schools Horticulture...
04/23/2018
Woodland High School selected as a National Model of Excellence as the Culinary Arts capture the minds of Woodland students
Students throughout Woodland Public Schools learn how to prepare, cook, and serve food in a variety of classes, clubs, and events for students from third grade through...
04/16/2018
Woodland Middle School’s PRIDE Night offers Woodland families and community members the chance to learn all about the school
Woodlands families, students, and community members turned out in droves to attend Woodland Middle Schools Annual PRIDE Night, an evening event featuring special breakout...
04/06/2018
Woodland Intermediate School partners with Home Depot to motivate kids to read
Woodland Intermediate School kicked off the newest Woodland Reads literacy program by partnering with Home Depot to hold a special opening event featuring games, crafts,...
03/26/2018
Woodland Public Schools partners with Woodland Preschool Co-Op to offer increased enrollment for 2018-2019
The Woodland Preschool Cooperative, a nonprofit organization offering affordable preschool options to Woodland families, will double its enrollment capacity for the 2018-...
03/19/2018
Woodland Public Schools introduces Digital Citizenship Week to teach kids how to use the Internet safely (March 26-30)
Woodlands students will learn how to use the Internet safely and responsibly in order to prepare for a lifetime of living and working online during Digital Citizenship...
03/12/2018
Woodland Middle School students create art by getting their hands dirty with ceramics
Woodlands middle school students get the opportunity to get their hands dirty while making beautiful artwork by participating in an after-school Pottery Club. Nicole...
03/05/2018
Play-Based Learning lets Woodland’s Kindergartners learn skills while having fun
Woodland Primary School uses Play-Based Learning, curriculum that motivates students to learn while playing at different teacher-designed stations, to internalize their...
02/26/2018
Woodland Public Schools introduces new attendance policy to address chronic absenteeism
In order to address chronic absenteeism, a serious issue affecting millions of students in the United States, Woodland Public Schools has introduced a new three-level...
02/19/2018
Woodland Intermediate School’s new program encourages students to “BRAG” about their academic growth and behavior!
Woodland Intermediate Schools new Behavior Recognition and Academic Growth BRAG program improves student behavior and academic progress by acknowledging and encouraging...
02/12/2018
Visiting opera performers teach Yale Elementary students opera with “Opera the Great”
Professional opera performers regaled students at Woodland Public Schools Yale Elementary School while teaching the fundamentals of operatic performance in Opera the...
02/05/2018
Woodland Public Schools thanks their school board members during School Board Recognition Month
In celebration of School Board Recognition Month, the students and staff of Woodland Public Schools celebrated the Woodland Public Schools Board of Directors during the...
01/29/2018
Woodland Public Schools partners with local providers to provide mental health services for students attending TEAM High School
Woodland Public Schools will now offer free mental health services to students at TEAM High School, the districts alternative high school program, thanks to a funding...
01/22/2018
Woodland High School students give back by buying food, clothes, and gifts for families in need
Students in Woodland High Schools Interact Club along with classmate volunteers spent a Saturday in December buying clothes, foods, and gifts for more than 100 Woodland...
01/08/2018
Woodland Schools staff members learn Spanish to connect with the growing ELL population
Staff members at Woodland Public Schools gather once a week to take Spanish classes from Milagros Wells, the districts English Language Learner ELL Outreach Coordinator...
12/04/2017
Woodland High School hosts its first-ever College Fair to help students discover opportunities for life after graduation
Woodland High School hosted its first-ever College Fair for students to speak to representatives from nearly 20 colleges, universities, and trade schools located around...
11/27/2017
Woodland High School introduces American Sign Language in 2017-18 school year
Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, Woodland High School started offering students American Sign Language ASL to fulfill foreign language requirements thanks to the...
11/20/2017
Woodland Public Schools’ food services employees make sure learning keeps going at lunchtime and all day long
Throughout Woodland Public Schools, the districts dedicated food services employees develop new recipes and utilize interesting menu items to offer students the...
11/13/2017
Woodland High School’s Beaver Band performs as part of Oregon Symphony’s Prelude Concert Series
The Woodland High School Beaver Band performed for attendees of The Phantom of the Opera at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall for one of the Oregon Symphonys Prelude...
11/06/2017
Woodland Middle School students learn the value of giving back by volunteering at community charities and local churches
Students in Woodland Middle Schools Leadership Classes give back to the community through volunteer work, helping both at the school level and in the community for...
10/30/2017
Visiting Ugandan choir helps Woodland’s students learn about the challenges facing children in third-world countries
Woodland High School students and staff learned about Ugandan culture and the challenges facing the students and people of Africa during a school visit by the I Am Family...
10/23/2017
Woodland Public Schools and Love Overwhelming receive $55,000 grant to help homeless students in Cowlitz County
Woodland Public Schools ongoing partnership with Love Overwhelming, a nonprofit organization based in Cowlitz County, resulted in the award of a 55,000 grant to provide...
10/16/2017
Celebrate National School Bus Safety Week from October 16 through October 20!
KWRL Transportation invites you to celebrate 16 million miles of transporting area students in Clark and Cowlitz Counties with no at-fault injury accidents during...
10/16/2017
Woodland High School’s floral design teams win FloraChopped, bringing home $4,800 in scholarships
Woodland High Schools Floral Design teams swept the Floral Design Institutes FloraChopped competition held in Portland, Oregon with the schools teams taking first and...
10/09/2017
Woodland Middle School partners with local paramedics to teach students emergency preparedness
Woodland Middle School arranged for paramedics to visit the school and educate students about emergency preparedness including how to call 911, provide an introduction to...
10/02/2017
Woodland High School teams up with Microsoft, TEALS, and volunteer technology professionals to offer Intro to Computer Science
Woodland High School teamed up with Microsoft Philanthropies partner, Technology Education and Literacy in Schools TEALS to offer courses in Computer Science to help...
09/25/2017
Woodland Middle School holds soccer jamboree for first-ever Clark and Cowlitz counties' middle school girls soccer league
Woodland Middle School hosted the seasons first soccer jamboree for the first-ever middle school girls soccer league in Clark and Cowlitz counties on Tuesday, September...
09/18/2017
Washington State Department of Health warns parents to take safety precautions to protect children from wildfire smoke
The Washington State Department of Health would like parents to be aware of special precautions necessary to protect your children's health in areas with wildfire smoke...
09/07/2017
Woodland Public Schools partners with ESD 112 and others to encourage families to register students for preschool
Woodland Public Schools announces the introduction of the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program ECEAP, a preschool program free for qualified students in...
09/04/2017
Woodland teachers use summer break to keep working by learning new skills and honing their craft
When the school year ends and students go home for a much-needed vacation, Woodland Public Schools teachers continue their work by attending a professional development...
08/21/2017
Get resources and tips to prepare students for the first day of school on Tuesday, September 5!
With the first day of school for the new school year rapidly approaching, Woodland Public Schools provides information about upcoming events and tips for parents and...
08/14/2017
Good school attendance ensures student success over entire academic careers
Woodland Public Schools staff spread the word to emphasize the importance of good attendance helping students achieve their goals, graduate from high school, and learn...
08/07/2017
Woodland Public Schools celebrates Employees of Excellence with a year-end award ceremony and special video competition
The staff of Woodland Public Schools celebrated the end of the school year at a special staff luncheon featuring the second annual Employee of Excellence Awards and a...
07/31/2017
Back to School Bash 2017 will provide free school supplies and haircuts for students in need from Woodland and Kalama
Woodland Public Schools announces the Back to School Bash 2017 event offering free backpacks, school supplies, and haircuts as well as free entertainment and refreshments...
07/24/2017
Trapshooting and Equestrian teams offer Woodland students unique opportunities to experience teamwork and competition
Woodland Public Schools seeks to engage student interests both in and out of school by providing a wide variety of unique clubs and teams. Over the past five years, two...
07/17/2017
Woodland Intermediate School created 1,000 paper cranes to rally support and inspire a third grader's recovery from surgery
When one of their own third-graders suffered a life-threatening medical condition and underwent surgery, the entire staff and all of the students at Woodland Intermediate...
07/10/2017
Woodland Middle School students develop life skills by learning to juggle
Students at Woodland Middle School joined an eight-week club to learn how to juggle, but ended up learning much more including the value of perseverance, patience, and...
06/26/2017
Woodland Public Schools' English Language Learners excelled in 2017 with 17 WIS students passing the state assessment
Woodland Intermediate School's English Language Learners ELL excelled on this year's assessment test, the English Language Proficiency Assessment ELPA21, with a total of...
06/19/2017
Woodland Public Schools announces the 50-for-20 Annual Scholarship Fund, awards ten $2,500 scholarships to 2017 graduates
Woodland Public Schools proudly announces the introduction of the 50-for-20 Scholarship Awards, an annual scholarship program providing 2,500 scholarships to 20...
06/12/2017
KWRL bus cooperative introduces new features, services, and website to efficiently transport students
The KWRL bus cooperative serving Kalama, Woodland, Ridgefield, and La Center school districts recently redesigned their website and added new technology to provide more...
06/05/2017
Chad Trisef, author, presents to WMS students about real-life mysteries and the importance of helping others
Chad Trisef, co-writer of the fictional book series "Oracle," spoke to Woodland Middle School students to promote childhood literacy, the importance of helping others,...
05/22/2017
Woodland Primary School uses data analysis, teamwork, engaging events to improve student learning
The staff at Woodland Primary School uses teamwork, data analysis, and planned engaging events to involve all students in their own learning, offering support for...
05/15/2017
Gabe Murfitt, motivational speaker, teaches students the importance of overcoming adversity to reach lifelong goals
Woodland Public Schools students learned about the importance of overcoming adversity during presentations by motivational speaker Gabe Murfitt, a 26 year-old who...
05/08/2017
Woodland Reads inspires family togetherness and improves elementary students' reading skills during month-long events
Woodland Reads, a teacher-led program designed to increase family togetherness and improve students' reading skills, provides free books for elementary students to read...
04/28/2017
Woodland hosts record-breaking Mass Band Concert with more than 430 middle school student musicians
Woodland hosted the 41st Annual Mass Band Middle School Band Concert with 436 students from ten schools throughout Southwest Washington playing in a massive band ensemble...
04/24/2017
Woodland Primary School encourages and motivates positive behavior with new approaches to inspire students
Woodland Primary School uses teamwork and dedicated planning to encourage positive student behavior throughout the school by teaching students character traits and...
04/17/2017
Woodland Third and Fourth Graders cook their favorite comfort foods to compete in this year’s Future Chefs of America Event
Third and fourth graders from Woodland Intermediate School created their favorite comfort foods by cooking recipes of their own selection in Sodexo's second annual Future...
04/03/2017
Two Woodland High School teachers eliminate letter grades in an innovative approach to improve student learning
Two Woodland High School English Language Arts teachers have transformed the way students learn in their classrooms by eliminating letter grades and helping students take...
03/27/2017
Woodland Middle School offers innovative after-school club for girls to promote self-confidence and physical activity
Two teachers at Woodland Middle School started a new after-school club for girls to talk about the issues they face in middle school and to get some exercise along the...
03/20/2017
Woodland Middle School receives inaugural grant from Port of Woodland to develop STEAM robotics curriculum
Woodland Middle School received 7,000 from the Capital Community Development Project CCDP grant awarded by the Port of Woodland to purchase 18 LEGO robotics kits for use...
03/13/2017
Woodland High School hosts nearly 300 students from 22 schools competing in the FBLA Winter Conference
Nearly 300 students gathered at Woodland High School for the Future Business Leaders FBLA of America Winter Conference where student teams from 22 schools in Southwest...
03/06/2017
Woodland Public Schools starting community task force to connect families in need with resources
Woodland Public Schools introduces "Our Kids, Our Business," a community task force dedicated to addressing the needs of under-resourced families and students in the...
02/27/2017
Woodland Public Schools Superintendent helps construct school in Dominican Republic
Woodland Public Schools Superintendent Michael Green traveled to the Dominican Republic to help construct a school along with 50 other educators and administrators from...
02/20/2017
A small group of Woodland High School students uses Instagram to promote individuality and combat cyber-bullying
Earlier this school year, a mysterious Instagram account appeared created with the mission to combat cyber-bullying. Each day, the account spotlights a different...
02/13/2017
Woodland High School SkillsUSA team organizes record food drive, creates recipe book for the Woodland Action Center
This year, the Woodland High School SkillsUSA team organized a food drive for the Woodland Action Center food bank raising a record 850 items. In addition to helping...
02/06/2017
The Staff of Woodland Public Schools recognizes their dedicated Board of Directors
In celebration of School Board Recognition Month, the administrative team of Woodland Public Schools presented their Board of Directors with special certificates and a...
01/30/2017
Elementary students learn how to take on leadership roles and develop self-confidence
The students at Woodland Intermediate School learn to become effective leaders and learners in a new class taught by Stacia Aschoff and developed by the school staff to...
01/09/2017
Students present the history of Nintendo and YouTube to learn public speaking and research skills
Eighth graders at Woodland Middle School learn how to research effectively and develop public speaking skills by selecting exciting topics to present to their class with...
01/02/2017
Parents of Woodland Public Schools students can now track their student's bus location in real-time
KWRL, the transportation cooperative serving Woodland Public Schools, is proud to introduce live Global Positioning System GPS tracking for the bus routes serving...
12/26/2016
Woodland students learn about economics and the global marketplace through the Junior Achievement Program
Woodland students learn about economics, the global marketplace, cultural differences, and preparing for their own financial futures through an innovative program called...
12/19/2016
Woodland Ceramic Club's Empty Bowls event raises nearly $3,000 to help combat hunger
The Woodland Ceramic Club hosted an Empty Bowls fundraiser dinner on December 1, 2016 raising more than 2,775. 00 for the Woodland Action Center, a foodbank based in...
12/12/2016
Woodland Public Schools to seek Replacement Operations and Maintenance Levy in February 2017
The existing three-year Operations and Maintenance Levy for Woodland Public Schools expires next year. In order to maintain existing high-quality school services and...
12/05/2016
Middle school students learn about osmosis and how cell membranes work by dissolving the shells off of eggs
Woodland Middle School students in Jennie Zarosinski's Life Science classes dissolved the shells off of eggs using vinegar to study shell-less eggs and learn how cell...
11/28/2016
Police and Fire Officers visit Woodland Primary School to educate students and show the friendly face of first responders
The Woodland Police Department and Cowlitz County Fire Department visited Woodland Primary School to discuss safety, the importance of knowing personal identification,...
11/21/2016
Woodland High School's drama students prepare for their production of "Our Town" with their new director
Woodland High School's drama students are preparing to put on their production of "Our Town," the first performance directed by the school's new drama director, with...
11/14/2016
Woodland's third graders enjoy fine food while learning proper table etiquette
Third graders at Woodland Intermediate School learned proper table manners and how to use a full set of dining utensils while enjoying a five-course meal during the...
11/07/2016
Woodland students learn computer coding to help them solve complex math problems
Students in Nate Alanko's math classes at Woodland Middle School learn how to solve complex mathematical formulas by programming computer to help them. Middle school...
10/31/2016
Innovative Heroes of Myths and Legends course challenges students' modern perspectives by studying ancient mythology
Seniors at Woodland High School can take an innovative new elective, the Heroes of Myths and Legends, to learn about ancient mythology, and use the skills they develop...
10/24/2016
Flexible seating options help third graders sit, stand, or lie down in order to learn more effectively
Third graders at Woodland Intermediate School are taking a stand or lying on the carpet, wobbling on wobble stools, or bouncing on yoga balls all in an effort to help...
10/17/2016
Horticulture students at Woodland Middle School learn how to grow plants without soil
Woodland Middle School seventh and eighth graders in Horticulture class learn to grow herbs, vegetables, and other plants hydroponically, without the use of soil, in...
10/03/2016
Volunteer musicians help pep up the Woodland High School Pep Band
Community members and students not currently enrolled in band classes volunteer to help fill out the sound in Woodland High School's Pep Band by playing during football...
09/26/2016
Woodland Middle School's Lunch and Lockers Event helps ease students into the school year
Before the beginning of each school year, new and returning students at Woodland Middle School attend a special orientation and kickoff event called Lunch and Lockers...
09/12/2016
Woodland Public Schools prepares for the school year with new programs and services
As another school year begins, Woodland Public Schools look forward to continued success in student learning as faculty and staff continue to refine their use of quality...
08/29/2016
The First Day of School for Woodland Public Schools is Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The first day of school for Woodland Public Schools is Wednesday, August 31, so this week's Woodland Schools Weekly comes packed with tips to make sure students, parents...
08/15/2016
Woodland High School students learn to reach for their dreams through planning and financial management
Woodland High School students learned how to achieve their dreams by settings goals, managing money, and planning for their future from Colin Ryan, a professional speaker...
07/11/2016
Woodland High Language Arts students write and present their beliefs in "This I Believe" assignment
Woodland High School students declared their beliefs in powerful, personal essays, and read those essays in front of a panel of judges as well as their classmates for the...
06/27/2016
Woodland Public Schools celebrated the Class of 2016 with a Senior Breakfast, Graduate Parade, and Commencement
Woodland High School celebrated the graduating Class of 2016 with a series of events culminating in the Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 17. Woodland High School's...
06/20/2016
Woodland music students learn music composition and performance from a visiting composer
Composer Darryl Johnson II visited Woodland Public Schools band classes during the district's Meet the Composer event in late May to teach students how to play his music...
06/13/2016
Woodland elementary students learn water, fire, and car safety from the experts
Students at Woodland Primary School learned a variety of safety lessons from Cowlitz County safety professionals during a two-day visit on May 20-21, 2016. Students at...
06/06/2016
Award-winning Woodland High teacher uses March Madness to inspire students to debate famous Supreme Court cases
Sharon Conditt, Woodland High School History and Government teacher, uses a variety of innovative techniques including designing debates utilizing College Basketball...
05/23/2016
Woodland Middle School students study the original Star Wars trilogy to learn classic storytelling concepts
Woodland Middle School students studied the original Star Wars trilogy to learn classic storytelling concepts including monomyth, archetypes, social justice, and more in...
05/16/2016
Woodland Third and Fourth Graders learn how to cook healthy meals by competing in the Future Chefs Event
Third and fourth graders from Woodland Intermediate School competed to create the healthiest breakfast by cooking recipes of their own selection in Sodexo's Future Chefs...
05/02/2016
Woodland High School students learn Horticulture Science culminating in an annual plant sale open to the community
Students in Mary Ellen Vetter's Horticulture Science classes at Woodland High School learn how to organically grow plants in mass quantities culminating in this year's...
04/25/2016
Woodland High School Teacher earns prestigious $24,000 James Madison Fellowship Award
Woodland High School Social Studies Teacher Katie Klaus earned the prestigious James Madison Fellowship Award, America's most prestigious award in constitutional history...
04/18/2016
Woodland Middle School students raise a record of nearly $3,000 to help fund Leukemia and Lymphoma Research
Woodland Middle School students raised a record amount of nearly 3,000 to help support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help fund research into finding more effective...
04/11/2016
Woodland Public Schools offers an innovative combination home-school/on-campus program with Lewis River Academy
Woodland Public Schools offers the Lewis River Academy LRA to help parents with home-schooled students to integrate on-campus coursework and activities into their...
03/28/2016
Woodland High School receives $10,000 grant to offer assistance to students to earn college credit
Students at Woodland High School can receive financial assistance to take advanced courses which earn college credits thanks to a 10,000 grant the school received from...
03/21/2016
Woodland Middle School students learn the history of art from around the world while creating innovative projects
Woodland Middle School students learn the history and background of different eras of art while creating innovative projects by taking Nicole Caulfield's art classes. ...
03/14/2016
Woodland Public Schools introduces innovative techniques to make recess socially-inclusive and supportive for all students
Woodland's Primary and Intermediate Schools received specialized training to make recess fun, safe, energetic, and supportive to a healthy student culture for all kids. ...
03/07/2016
Woodland elementary students receive free books to motivate and inspire a love for reading
Woodland Public Schools provides free books to K-4 students through the Reading is Fundamental Program to encourage and motivate younger students to discover their love...
02/29/2016
Woodland's New Head Football Coach upholds Woodland's ideals of student athletes as students first
Woodland Public Schools announces the hiring of Mike Woodward as the new Head Football Coach at Woodland High School continuing Woodland's tradition of providing students...
02/22/2016
Woodland Middle School holds Invention Fair to study the effects of humanity on the Earth
Joe Bosch, science teacher at Woodland Middle School, held an Invention Fair on February 3 where all of his sixth graders were invited to present their final projects,...
02/12/2016
Woodland Public Schools hosts FBLA conference for nearly 300 students from around the region
Nearly 300 students gathered at Woodland High School for the Future Business Leaders of America FBLA Winter Conference where student teams competed in 60 events ranging...
02/08/2016
Woodland Public Schools holds an innovative course to teach adults how to help students love math
Teachers and administrators from Woodland Public Schools and other local school districts came together with Woodland's Director of Math Instruction, Heidi Rhodes, for a...
01/29/2016
LEGO Robotics Class visits the University of Washington's 3D Printing Labs to research and share their Tiny Houses solution
The Woodland Middle School LEGO Robotics Class toured the University of Washington's three-dimensional printer research laboratories in early January, continuing their...
01/25/2016
Woodland students learn career skills by taking courses in Early Childhood Development, Culinary Arts, and Family Consumer Scien
Students taking career skills courses at Woodland High School receive hands-on experience working with young children; learn how to cook and manage restaurants; and learn...
01/11/2016
Woodland High School students learn how to Be the Change by improving student relations at their school
Woodland High School students take part in Be the Change: an anti-bullying campaign kicking off with a special seminar featuring activities used to break down cultural...
01/04/2016
Woodland's elementary schools implement new methods to reach students who need extra help both socially and academically 12/14-1
Woodland's Elementary Schools use a variety of methods to ensure every student receives the attention he or she needs to excel at learning School administrators in...
12/15/2015
Student Athletes in Woodland Public Schools are Students First 12/7-12/11/2015
Jessica Flanagan, senior, center - wearing "Seattle Pride" sweatshirt stands with her teammates after signing a 216,000 scholarship to play softball for Seattle...
12/07/2015
Woodland Public Schools recognizes Jim Bays for serving 42 years as Board Director 11/30-12/4/2015
Jim Bays was recognized for serving 42 years as a School Board Director during a public reception on Monday, November 23 Jim Bays retired from 42 years serving as a...
11/30/2015
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