Welcome to 2018! I hope that everyone had a rejuvenating break and is looking forward to the many great things that will happen throughout the second half of the school year.
In the spirit of ushering in the new year, I'm highlighting an exciting opportunity for members of the WUHSMS community to be involved in shaping the future of the school. See the announcement below explaining how you can be part of the Profile of a Graduate Working Group.
Being a member of the working group is one way that you can be a part of this important community discussion. Some other ways include attending the community screening of the Most Likely to Succeed documentary (date and time to be released soon), joining a discussion at a monthly Coffee with the Principal, and following the Innovation Study Group blog.
An Invitation to Join "Profile of a Graduate" Working Group
Windsor Central Supervisory Union is looking for educators, parents, community members, business leaders and current and former high school students to participate in a working group that will help create our district’s “Portrait of a Graduate.” Simply stated, a portrait of a graduate deﬁnes what we believe is most critical for our students to know and be able to do by the time they graduate from Woodstock Union High School. To get a better sense of the goal, please click here to see what Fairfax County, VA Public Schools developed for their Portrait of a Graduate .
Having this proﬁle well articulated will help inform the district’s strategic priorities that will be developed next fall and the instructional decision making across our schools. Please consider lending your voice and perspective to this important project.
This work is part of an ongoing community discussion that started early this year and includes an upcoming screening of the Most Likely to Succeed documentary and the establishment of a district-wide Innovation in Learning Study Group. Our conversation is focused on how Windsor Central Supervisory Union can best prepare students for a rapidly changing, interconnected digital world and exploring and learning from how other learning institutions are meeting this challenge.
Participants will be required to attend 3 working group retreat days () and to read 2 texts
To apply to be part of this group, please click here. Applications due 1/26/18
All School News and Events
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, Martin Luther King Jr. Day: School Closed-19, Mid-term exams, link to exam schedule
Teens Reaching Youth
TRY stands for Teens Reaching Youth and is an environmental leadership opportunity for students in grades 7-12. It is an environmental education program taught by teens and designed to increase environmental literacy and responsibility in younger youth. TRY for the Environment includes five program areas to connect young people to real-world environmental problems allowing them to be key change agents contributing to real-world solutions.
This year Morgan Willis, Claire Coates and Madelyn Trimpi created a team and were accepted into the program. This dynamic group will be teaching in two local elementary schools to bring awareness and greater respect for the environment with the Forests and Trees unit.
The Forests & Trees unit investigates the basic concepts of forest and tree stewardship and is specifically designed for Grades 2-4
The team attended their training session on December 15th and look forward to reaching out and booking their 6 week blocks in local schools in the new year
Follow the Innovation Study Group