Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Washington Community Schools

On January 30th, we had a very nice presentation from Willie Stone about Washington Community School District and how the district is preparing the students for success throughout their whole career at school.
Willie shared with us that Washington is using a MTSS or Multi-Tiered System of Support for every student in the district.  This system is based on three tiers of support. 
Tier 1 = Core Classroom Instruction
                This is the base of the system and each student receives core instruction
Tier 2 = Targeted Small Group Instruction
                This the middle of the system, and focus on children who may need some additional support and could benefit from more intensive group work on a certain subject
Tier 3 = Intensive Individual Instruction
                This is the top tier and is for students who would benefit from one on one instruction or guidance

This system provides a framework to help screen and support students and provides a chance to implement real time support.  This is implemented at all levels within the school district (primary to high school).
The next item Willie explained to us was the concept of the “Profile of a Graduate”.  This was presented as the hopes and dreams for our students, what skills do they need to achieve these dreams and how to transfer this to classroom work.  This concept was presented to the district and 6 core qualities for each student became the focus for graduates from Washington Community School.
1.       Communicate
2.       Contribute
3.       Collaborate
4.       Innovate
5.       Persevere
6.       Think Critically
Thank you, Willie, for all your hard work and preparing our students for whatever their next chapter in life may be!

Upcoming Events:
-          Daffodil Days Sales; sales sheets are out and orders are due back the week of March 5th
-          Annual Rotary sponsored Blood Drive; Feb 13th @ UP Church 1:30 – 6:30pm
-          Kewash Trail Half Marathon   April 18th, 2020
Upcoming Programs:
-          2/6/2020   Craig Davis
-          2/13/2020 BLOOD DRIVE DAY
-          2/20/2020 Brent Hinson
-          2/27/2020 Emory Styron