Woodland Intermediate School Report
To: Michael Green, Superintendent
From: Michael Green, WIS Interim Principal
Date: March 21, 2018
RE: Woodland Intermediate Report
Woodland Intermediate School is a busy and vibrant place for students to learn. Great things happen inside the classrooms and across the school every day!
- On March 1st the WIS welcomed a mob of children and families for our annual Dr. Seuss/Woodland Reads event. It is estimated that over 300 students and their families were in attendance. Fifth-grade teacher Patty Cutler led a team of faculty and staff to organize and host this great event. The highlight for many students was the opportunity to build a take-home craft project that was gifted to us from Home Depot in Longview. Not only did they donate 290 wood-block calendar and other craft kits, but they also provided 3 volunteers to help families with the project.
- On March 2nd the official kickoff of this year’s Woodland Reads book, Stone Fox, The students have read the book and have their culminating assembly on Friday, March 23. The special guest for the assembly will be a local dog musher who has run the Iditarod Dog Sled race three times. You may know him.
- The second-grade teaching team spent two days in Seattle two weeks ago engaging in training from a nationally recognized expert in reading instruction, Anita Archer. They came back energized about opportunities to enhance instruction in phonemic awareness for our growing readers.
- On March 14 we had a “Coffee and Conversations.” I was joined by about a dozen parents, and we discussed school safety. The feedback received from parents was that folks felt we were doing a good job of ensuring the safety of children, particularly with all of the remodeling done in the last 4 years. Our next “Coffee and Conversations” is scheduled for the evening of Tuesday, April 10. We will invite parents, staff, and others to meet the finalist candidates for WIS principal.
- Next week is conference week and we will be aiming to meet with the parents of each of the students we serve. We will also be encouraging parents to take a few minutes to complete a survey to provide feedback that will guide our work.