Principal's Corner


September 24, 2019

Subject: Principal’s Report


Updates:

 

DLT/BLT Goals: Currently, WMS has two building focuses:

  • Promote high expectations for students with extra help and time; provide interventions for at-risk students

  • Engage in data-driven, continuous improvement through strong leadership and quality professional development  

Progress: The Building Leadership Team has worked together to identify strategies and action steps to achieve these goals.  So far this year, we have worked on a building plan to orient new co-teaching teams, completed one set of peer-to-peer observations, read chapters one through three of Brickhouse, and instructed on how to read and use the Measures of Annual Progress (MAP) class report.  We have generated a great deal of momentum through our TBTs and in building professional development. The building staff is working towards a common goal.  TBT time has also been used to discuss new interventions, game plans, and student apathy.


Power of ICU:  As a building, we are in our second year of implementation.  We read the Power of ICU last year and we have begun to read the second book in the series titled Brickhouse.  The programs’ primary focus was how the zero-based grade system is not effective in motivating our apathetic students.  Apathetic students would rather take a zero than be held accountable to completing the work at a high standard.   


AIR Test Item Release Meetings: Our tested subject area teachers had the opportunity to meet with Mr. Snyder for a one-on-one meeting to discuss their AIR data.  The sessions looked at how to access the data, student performance on the standards, and how to find the 2019 released questions.  


Upcoming Events:

October 1, 2019 - PTO Fundraiser Orders and Money Due

October 1, 2019 - RE 2 Meeting in WMS PD Room 3:15 PM

October 8, 9, & 10, 2019 - 5th Grade Field Trips

October 9, 2019 - Picture Retakes

October 10, 2019 - End of 1st specials rotation

October 11, 2019 - WOEA Day

October 14, 2019 - PTO Meeting 5:00 - 6:00 PM in Library

October 16, 2019 - Early Dismissal (Work to 4PM)

October 22, 2019 - BLT

October 23, 2019 - MMGW Regional Workshop

October 25, 2019 - End of 1st Quarter

October 29, 2019 - Grades due by 9:00 AM

October 30, 2019 - DLT 



The Year In Review

Will Snyder
William Snyder, Principal
@WMSRedskins 
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