To: Michael Green
From: Phillip Pearson
Date: December 10, 2021
RE: WHS Report
Strengthening our partnership with LCC
Last Wednesday, Asha Riley, Terra Pfieffer, and I met with several LCC staff to continue tobuild and strengthen our link to LCC. We anticipate that, in the very near future, an additionaloption for finishing HS for our ELL students will be made available by combining resources withLCC. Our next meeting will be aimed at expanding our dual-enrollment CTE courses throughLCC. Ultimately we’d like to see ALL of the WHS CTE courses be established as dual creditcourses. The LCC staff have been unbelievably helpful and flexible. LCC is rapidly becoming akey partner for us in the area. Thanks to Asha and Terra for driving this partnership forward.
The yummiest classroom in the building
On Tuesday, culinary students participated in Cupcake Wars 2021. Teams of students werechallenged to develop their own cupcake recipes, bake and decorate their cupcakes, andthen present them to a faculty panel for judging. I happened to be observing in that classroomthat day (what a fortunate coincidence) and so I had a chance to sample the results. Here aresome pictures for your enjoyment.
Kids need to be in class
Punctuality is a critical life habit, and most of our students make it to class almost every day ontime. In order to encourage those that struggle with this particular habit, WHS has reengineeredand tightened our existing tardy/lunch detention procedures. Although we will probably neversolve this problem entirely, there is already a noticeably stronger sense of urgency to get toclass among students.
Current Quarantine Status
Below is a graph of the number of students excluded from WHS over time. Over the past twoweeks, we have stabilized at about 5 -7 medically excluded students per day. As of 12-12, 5students were medically excluded.