To: Michael Z. Green, Superintendent
From: Cari Thomson, PhD
RE: December Summary of Teaching and Learning
During the month of December WMS staff continued to spend time on Monday mornings focusing on challenging tasks. Staff has been bringing student sample of argumentative writing and developing rubrics as a 7-12 system.
Heidi Rhodes, the 7-12 mathematics coach, has been working with Scott Wiens and has been team teaching and modeling lessons. Heidi has also been working with mathematics teachers to collect data on student growth goals as related to the new Teacher Evaluation Program.
Barb Lutz, the literacy coach has been working with English teachers as well as the media specialist to develop more nonfiction opportunities for students as we shift to the Common Core. Teachers have attended various Common Core workshops put on by Marilyn Melville, and Barb sits on a Literacy Cadre for SW Washington.
The scheduling/program committee is wrapping up for the 5-8 reconfiguration. We hope to present early in January.