Wed Apr 14 2021, 6:15pm
Woodland High School Library and Zoom
Study Session


Woodland Middle School Report

To: Michael Green

From: James Johnston

Date: 4/01/21

Re: WMS Board Report

The following are the items we have been working on at Woodland Middle School:


When we return from Spring Break, students will be forecasting for electives for next school year.  Counselors will visit 5th, 6th, and 7th-grade science classes to go over the elective choices and descriptions.  These choices can also be found on the middle school website.  Students will forecast electronically on their Chromebooks for electives.  Additionally, we have begun our data compilation, analysis, and teacher recommendations for the placement of students in core classes for 2021-22.

We will also be forecasting with next year’s fifth graders on April 21st visiting all three elementary schools:

  • Yale Elementary on 4/21
  • North Fork on 4/22
  • Columbia on 4/23


Antony's Pizzeria is hosting a pizza night fundraiser for our PTSA on April 15th from 3-8 pm. Antony's will donate $2 for every regular price 18" pizza sold during this fundraiser back to our PTSA.  Please help get the word out to support our students.


We are still in a holding pattern regarding what is going to happen with state testing.  Washington State has requested a waiver from the federal department of education but we still do not have clarity on what it will look like for WMS.  However, if we are required to give the SBA, we anticipate that it may move quickly after spring break.


On Monday, March 22nd, the WIAA announced that all activities and sports were allowed to be offered across the state. WIAA then announced that each county will be evaluated every three weeks starting Monday, April 12th.  If we remain in Phase 3, both boys’ and girls’ teams will have a four-week season running from April 12th to May 7th.  During this modified season, it is the hope that each team will have up to 6 games with the I-5 “modified” basketball league consisting of Kings Way, Hockinson, Castle Rock, Huntington, Coweeman, and Woodland.  As of Thursday, April 1st, Woodland Middle School has 22 boys and 21 girls registered to play basketball. We are optimistic that a short season will take place. 


This year, with the challenge of remote learning and then moving into hybrid learning, WMS wanted to create ways to recognize students each week.  The team worked on a list of character traits to highlight students at WMS.  Some examples of these traits are Helpful, Leader, Hard-Working, Cooperative, and Courageous.

  • Each week, teachers pick one student out of each period (up to 6 students per week) to recognize during Monday’s Google Meets based on the weekly trait.
  • The teachers post a certificate in Google Classroom and explain to the class why this student was selected and recognized for a job well done.