Here is an overview of the key activities we worked on in relation to teaching and learning this month.
Monday’s: This year, we are using many of our Mondays for professional learning tied to topics that were selected by the staff. Staff were encouraged to pick areas that they wished to grow in or learn more about. We divided the staff into teams of 4-7 and they will spend roughly 5 or 6 Mondays working together on that topic. Topics include increasing student involvement in activities, mental health, strengthening our questioning strategies, providing additional academic support for students and content specific work. When we are not meeting in these professional learning teams, we are working on our school improvement teams. In this month we will spend two Monday’s on each group.
Other information: Homecoming was another successful week at the high school. A special thanks to Mr. Uhlenkott, Mrs. Conditt and Mr. Woodward for all of their organizational work in making this a fun and safe event for our staff and students. We were also able to live stream our Homecoming assembly on YouTube and have the video on our Woodland High School Youtube page. A special shout out to William Weaver in our tech department for all of his help in getting the system up and running. As of this writing, (3 days after homecoming) we already have had 684 views of the assembly. Also, our @WoodlandHSstars kids from Instagram are continuing to highlight new students almost every day and doing an excellent job. Finally, I am pleased to invite you to our second annual Woodland Connects night which will occur on Wednesday, October 24th beginning at 6:00 p.m.
All in all, it was a good productive month at Woodland High School.