TO: MICHAEL GREEN, SUPERINTENDENT
FROM: CARI THOMSON
RE: WMS SUMMARY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING – JANUARY
Happy New Year from Woodland Middle School!
Professional development on the Mondays in January at WMS consisted of department meeting time, and Navigations, and positive postcards home. Additional professional development included mathematics training at the ESD and release time for common assessment for WMS’ English department.
Woodland Middle School had its second Collaborative Academic Support Team (CAST) meeting in January as well. During these meetings, we focus on data on our struggling students and interventions. This is our first year doing CAST, but so far the feedback from staff has been positive.
We are currently working on forecasting at WMS for the 2013-2014 school year. We have updated our curriculum handbook, revamped some elective and core offerings, and are working on plans to tie into spring student-led conferences.