Date: April 30, 2010
To: Michael Green, Superintendent
From: Cari Thomson
RE: WMS Summary of Teaching and Learning - April
During April, WMS staff has been working collaboratively on Mondays to develop curriculum and assessments. Next year health will be incorporated into physical education curriculum and time devoted once a week. Cheryl Nesbitt has been the leader in this development and such topics will include the HIV/AID training, Project Success (drug and alcohol prevention curriculum), and nutrition. Debby Shoup and Ashley Yoder have put the KNOW curriculum (HIV/AIDS) on-line and WMS is piloting it in May.
April was also devoted to working on staffing with John Shoup. Once again, we have creatively found a way to utilize staff between buildings. The most wanted classes by WMS students for next year are the CTE classes. They cannot get enough of Vetter and Farnell. I have to admit, I love it when our office looks like a furniture store on the days students get their projects to take home.
Mr. Rippl and I have been getting ready for MSP. We are taking the reading and math portions on-line. We are also one of two schools in the state piloting the LINUX lab. I have been collaborating on the testing process with Mike Hamilton from Kalama. That has been extremely helpful. WMS will start MSP testing May 12.