To: Michael Green, SuperintendentFrom: Cari ThomsonRE: WMS Summary of Teaching and Learning - March
March has come and gone at Woodland Middle School!
The WMS staff participated in department meetings and school improvement planning during March Mondays. Math training in Evergreen consisted of both the middle school and Integrated I design teams. The staff also completed MSP on-line tutorial and demo training. To learn more about the on-line test format, follow the following link: www.watesting.com/online.
Woodland Middle School also spent the month of March transitioning students. The high school finished forecasting incoming freshman (current 8th graders) and WMS forecasted incoming 7th (current WIS 6th graders) and incoming 8th graders. Additionally, WMS hosted a parent night for incoming 7th graders on March 22. This event was well attended by parents and students. An overview of curriculum, athletics/activities, and middle school expectations were reviewed. Kelly Sloniker has done a great job coordinating these activities.
Michael Smith also attended a National Art Educators' Association Conference in Seattle. This was a great experience for Michael as he does a terrific job with both WMS and WHS students. Over 35 WMS students from Art I, Art II and Advanced Art will be showing at Gallery 360 in Vancouver April 1-29. Michael is also the head coordinator of Art Fest which is set to open May 23 and run through May 26. He is looking for volunteers as usual to help with the set up and take down. I am sure he would love some board involvement.
WMS' annual Pennies for Patients drive was another huge success. Students raised almost 1,200 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.