To: Michael Green
From: Jake Hall
Re: June 2022 Board Report
Alternative Learning Experiences
TEAM High School celebrated our Class of 2022 graduates on Wednesday, June 8th. Thank you to Michael Green and Trish Huddleston for attending and adding to this celebration! TEAM had 39 graduates this year (including 11 juniors and 1 sophomore), plus two more seniors expected to finish by June 20, 2022. TEAM will offer summer school from July 19th through August 18th in order to better serve students who are credit deficient. About 15-20% of our current students have expressed an interest in attending summer school this year. The TEAM Team has some meetings planned with Phil and Dan to navigate a smooth transition of leadership in advance of Woodland High School taking over TEAM administration.
Family and Community Resource Center
This month we celebrate our AMAZING seniors who persevered through many challenges and received their diploma! Seventy percent of our homeless seniors graduated and the remaining thirty percent are continuing next year. Over the summer, the FCRC will be closed, but we’ll periodically check in each week. We'll also be transporting a handful of homeless students to summer school once a week. Our annual “Back to School Bash” will be Saturday, August 20th at Woodland High School from 3pm-7pm.
Our Highly Capable teachers continue to extend daily lessons with enrichment activities and personalized learning for our students. At the elementary level, our last Hi Cap workshop involved students designing a learning garden at school. They researched various plants that would be appropriate for a garden in our climate, as well as sitting areas and garden type activities that students could participate in while in the garden. The students then presented and shared their ideas with their peers.
As the year comes to a close, we have many reasons to celebrate the tremendous success our students have achieved despite much adversity. Our students have made solid academic progress and are becoming confident readers. We are all excited for next year.
We received our official scores from the WIDA annual testing and 8 of our students district-wide exited the program! This is a great achievement for our multilingual students, especially in light of the impact of the pandemic.
We are in the process of staffing, designing, and preparing for our second special education preschool for students with disabilities ages 3-5. This special preschool will be at North Fork Elementary and will collaborate with our special preschool at Columbia Elementary.
The WMS Title Program is working with the Math Department to implement an intervention system to help students improve their acquisition and fluency of foundational math skills. WMS Title is excited to try "Spring Math" this fall to help close educational gaps for students who struggle in math. WMS Title is thankful to add two new reading intervention teachers.