English Language Learners/Bilingual Program
Our ELL students have finished the state assessment known as the “ELPA21” and many of our students are showing a significant growth in language acquisition! I am proud of the great work of our ELL teachers and instructional assistants to make this growth a reality again this year!
Family and Community Resource Center
Catherine Pulliam continues great work building connections between community organizations and Woodland School District. On June 7, 2019, IQ Credit Union presented our district with a check for $2000 for a grant Catherine wrote. This is in addition to her successful grant from Fibre Federal Credit Union for $1000! Catherine has done a marvelous job creating workflows and systems for serving our students experiencing poverty or homelessness.
Highly Capable Program
We have finished assessment and notification to families about students in the Highly Capable program for 2019-20. We have made great gains this year in our Highly Capable processes, handbook, and programming but we still have a long way to go. We are in the process of registering a team of 8 staff, K-8, to attend the state Highly Capable conference to learn more about identification and implementation.
I am pleased to report that Woodland’s attendance rates are going up, as reflected in our year-end attendance data! This is because of the great work by Stacy Mouat and our school Secretaries and Administrators!
District Attendance Overview (Jun 13, 2019)
Average Absences to Date
Students with 10+% Absences to Date
LAP and Title Programs
Student academic achievement is proving the positive impact of our LAP and Title programs. This summer we are using Title funds to provide an academic session taught by 5 Teachers and 1 Instructional Assistant at Woodland Middle School. This session was piloted last summer for students in the ELL program and it was so successful that we wanted to do it again. Pam Dietrich leads the WMS Summer Session and does a great job coordinating instruction and reporting student success.
Lewis River Academy
LRA recently celebrated the end of the school year by having their annual End of the School Year BBQ at Horseshoe Lake Park on Wednesday, June 5th. This year’s turnout was even greater than last year! We had a lot to celebrate as we had a high percentage of LRA student participation in State Assessment and Wednesday Workshops this year.
Channtel and the school nursing staff have done a great job this year keeping Woodland at the forefront of new guidelines as well as compliance with Health Care Plans, Immunizations, and Medications. We are fortunate to have such a talented crew of nursing staff in Woodland!
Woodland now has more students with IEPs than ever before: 370. This is a large number of students with disabilities and yet the staff continues to find winning ways to meet the individual needs of all students. We will soon find out how much we will receive from our submitted Safety Net application.
TEAM High School
TEAM High School held their graduation at WHS on Wednesday, 6.5.19. Dan Uhlenkott walked me through the whole setup and took extra time and energy to provide guidance. The ceremony was beautiful! TEAM High School teachers and Mary Burnett talked specifically about the strengths and inspiring journeys for each graduate; it was a heartfelt, touching ceremony, and it encouraged my thinking about “why” we are here to serve all students. I was honored to “get to” give my first every high school graduation speech with this outstanding class of graduates. We are so proud of them!!
Thank you for another amazing school year supporting the work of these district programs!!