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April 29, 2017 2:21 am

Student-led Conferences

A major part of our leadership work is preparing and allowing students to lead their own parent conferences.  With a little bit of organization, this is much easier than one might imagine.  All students currently have leadership binders, the place where they keep track of academic growth and goals.  Since they keep that up-to-date regularly, […]

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Parent Survey comments

For at least the 17 years I’ve been in this district, WWS has worked hard to invite parent feedback.  For many years, that effort included year-end paper surveys.  Several years back we moved to an online survey, a move which has been popular with our families.  Last year we had 158 surveys completed, representing nearly […]

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Meet the Teacher Night (s!)

Washington Woods Families, We are looking forward to Meet the Teacher Night for grades 1-4 on Monday, August 8, 5:30-7:00.  (Remember that Kindergarten Meet the Teacher Night is Aug. 4.)  The PTO Ice Cream Social begins at 5:30, and classroom visits are 6-7 P.M. Our construction work has significantly reduced our available parking, so here […]

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Your thoughts on our service day

Please share your thoughts on any or all of these statements about our whole-school service day.  Just write in the comment box below.  Thank you!   Overall, student reaction to the whole-school service trip was positive. Strongly agree       Agree          Unsure                Disagree         Strongly disagree    This kind of service day aligns well with The […]

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A great day for WWES and our community

420 students, five community locations, countless lives touched–Our student leaders rocked the whole-school service day!  Here’s one parent’s perspective: My husband and I wanted to thank you and all those who planned and coordinated the school’s service activities last Friday for providing our children with the wonderful opportunity to serve in their community.  Our children  […]

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Whole-School Service Day Projects

The earlier post tells about our plan for a whole-school service day on April 15.  Here are the projects planned for each grade level. Kindergarten travels to Maple Park Village near our high school.  Students will visit with the people living there, “helping people who are like our grandparents.”  Students will make crafts and placemats […]

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Decision Made–the New PTO Mission Statement

The process that began back in January with a great coming together of minds has now produced results.  We’ve had our Mission Statement survey open for more than a week and a half, and lots of families and staff have given thoughtful consideration to the various versions of a mission statement that you all have […]

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Our Whole-School Service Day

Since the 2000-01, our school has traditionally had a whole-school field trip.  Our school has a rich history of arts participation, and these field trips have played a big part in that.  But this year, we are going in a new direction. Our work with The Leader In Me brings a focus on student leadership and […]

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