Woodland Intermediate School Report
To: Michael Green
From: Steven Carney
Date: October 18, 2017
RE: Monthly Report Woodland Intermediate School
Professional Learning - Eureka Math Training
On October 9th, a Eureka Math facilitator guided our team through a three-step process for customizing Eureka lessons and modules. Teachers were taught how to study the lessons in depth to discern the decisions inherent in each Eureka Math lesson and module. Teachers also learned how to study the curriculum’s teaching sequences and how to customize curriculum materials to meet the needs of their students while maintaining pacing.
Coffee and Conversations
We had an impressive turnout for our second monthly Coffee (and donuts) and Conversation with Mr. Carney. Attendance doubled with about twenty parents in attendance. Together, we discussed many topics, including but not limited to, home/school communication, school safety and building access, student recognition and awards,
The staff at WIS are very proud of the new clubs that are up and running for the first trimester. Over 30% of all our students are signed up to participate.
The clubs include:
- Choir - (70 students)
- Art Club (50 students)
- Student Council (23 participants)
The Coding and Reading Club will start in the next couple of weeks. The Art Club has received over $400 in community donations to support the materials needed. Come out and be a part.
The Woodland Intermediate School Lunch Buddy program for the 2017 - 2018 school year is in full effect! The Lunch Buddy program is a mentorship program, where community members volunteer to have lunch with an identified student weekly. The buddies and their student meet one on one to have lunch, play games, do crafts, and build fellowship. The buddies are individuals
Tier 3 Intervention at WIS
All student data is gathered and assessed at the beginning of the school year. Based on multiple sources of data, students are placed in interventions which are designed to meet the specific needs of that student. We have 3 levels of intervention currently.
- Boost Classroom (1 group per grade level)
The Boost classroom offers the highest level of support. Boost serves students 2 or more grade levels below the student’s current grade level in reading. In the Boost classroom, we currently use 3 main reading intervention programs. These include Barton Reading and Spelling System, Phonics for Reading, and Read Well. All 3 of these are systematic and explicit
- i-Ready classroom (1 group per grade level)
The i-Ready classroom is taught and managed by a classroom teacher during our tier 3 period each day. Students receiving i-Ready instruction spend 40 minutes per day, 4 days per week completing
- Read Naturally Classroom (1 group per grade level)
The Read Naturally classroom is taught and managed by a classroom teacher during our tier 3 period each day. Students also spend 40 minutes per day, 4 days per week completing
All students participating in tier 3 intervention groups are monitored frequently and adjustments are made based on the data gathered. When students have met the goals for their specific intervention they are placed in the intervention that addresses their next area of need to continue with their learning until they’ve reached grade level benchmark.
PTSA Limo and Pizza: October 24th
WIS Leadership Assembly: October 27th
Coffee and Conversation with Mr. Carney: November 8th
Veteran’s Day Assembly: November 9th @ 9:00 a.m.