Middle School Schedule 15/16-Information Only
The team who has developed the WMS Draft WMS Schedule for the coming year will brief the board on the proposed schedule.
Attached is a powerpoint they will use to present the model.
Though it is much more complex than can easily be explained in in a short paragraph the 30,000 foot view is that the proposed middle school schedule is built around 5 periods. Cohorts of students in grades 5 and 6 students will be served by two teachers teaching four core subjects over a three-period schedule – one will teach math and science, the other English and social studies. Students in grades 7 & 8 will have three teachers teaching their core classes – one English, one math, and one Science, plus an every other day social studies all year. An every other day schedule for “Specials” will allow students to have a well-rounded elective experience including PE, Art, Tech or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and support classes. All students will have an opportunity to choose from a variety of electives that will serve 5th and 6th graders together and 7th and 8thgraders together. This unique schedule allows teachers who work in the core subjects or who share the same cohort of students to collaborate at a common time to develop assessments and curriculum, or collectively focus on the needs of individual students.
As there are still details to work through, such as bargaining changes to the WEA contract with the teachers union this presentation is informationall only.