Woodland Middle School Report
To: Michael Green
From: James Johnston
Re: WMS October 2017 Board Report
The following are the key initiatives/items that we have been working on at Woodland Middle School:
Master Schedule-Our building leadership team is analyzing our current schedule for changes going into next school year. We will begin by discussing our priorities and then
Math Curriculum Update-We
Post card week- We will have our first Post card week on October 23rd. Each teacher will send 5 postcards recognizing something positive in their students. These will be mailed to parents and are meant to highlight great things about our students, and build relationships with families. We will be developing a Google Doc to monitor who has received a positive contact from the WMS this year.
PTSA Run for your life fundraiser- This was a great event for our students and it happened to be on our Pink “Breast Cancer Awareness” spirit day. The students were decked out in pink and enthusiastic. We are thankful for the PTSA and all they do for WMS.
Bullying- Our PBIS team is working on booster lessons to teach students what to do when they are bullied. Our PE department is also training students on the different types of bullying and how to respond. Additionally, we are attempting to invite a guest speaker for a motivational assembly.
Attendance Structure- We are beginning a new check-in process this month for our at-risk attendance students. They will check in each morning, put a star on the chart, get a PBIS ticket, and have the opportunity to earn larger awards for consistent attendance. This is to help achieve our ultimate goal of under 10% chronic absenteeism.