The Wawascene was created by Dr. Mark Stock, former Superintendent of the Wawasee Community School Corporation. Due to its local popularity, Dr. Stock has left the blog site to future Wawasee administrators.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Please remember the calendar changes made due to this winter’s weather.There is a no school/teacher work day on Thursday, February 28. Early release days for staff development will be held on March 10 and 21.
The corporation ACT Committee shared goals with the School Board at its February meeting. Those goals are:
Reading – improve comprehension of and responses to reading across the curriculum
Writing – apply strategies and conventions through the composition of various genres (types of writing)
Math – use mathematical skills to think critically and apply knowledge and reason to solve problems
Thanks to the ACT Committee for their oversight efforts at Wawasee.
The federal government is working to reauthorize No Child Left Behind legislation. They are strongly considering the “growth model”. This model requires schools to measure the progress of individual students over time. WCSC, thanks to Dr. Bob Cockburn, is now able to track individual student scores, while also safeguarding privacy. We are ready for the NCLB changes and challenges.
Indiana received their state report card recently from Education Week. The Quality Counts report has Indiana standards, assessments, and accountability ranked #1, school finance ranked #11, chance for student success ranked #29, K-12 achievement ranked #25, teacher evaluation ranked #28, and pre-K through 16 alignment ranked #12. We are doing pretty well as a state!
How many times on an average day does a WCSC bus cross a railroad track? Would you believe 188!
There are no secrets to success: Don’t waste time looking for them. Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty to those for whom you work, and persistence…. Colin Powell Former chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
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Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Wednesday evening, Lakeland and Whitko will compete at 6 p.m. followed by Columbia City and West Noble at approximately 7:30 p.m.
On Friday night, the winner of the Wawasee/Northwood game will play Tippecanoe Valley at 6 p.m. followed by the winners of Wednesday's games at 7:30 p.m.
The championship game will be played at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night.
All games are at Wawasee High School.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
-learn about the district and community. (Continuous)
-study the teaching learning process in place at Wawasee. (by August)
-move to the community. (by summer)
-update the current 10-year plan for facilities. (by September)
-formulate a new school board member orientation program. (by October)
-complete the new transporatation/maintenance facility on Kern Road. (by November)
-and update school district policies. (by December)
Please feel free to comment on these goals or suggest other goals for now or the future.
I do know that winning ball, swim, and wrestling titles may be on your list. Like the recent weather, though, these are not mine to control!
Friday, February 15, 2008
- Wawasee Schools will be in session on Monday, February 18.
- Schools will be in session on Monday, February 25.
- Students will not be in school on Thursday, February 28. Teachers will be working on this day, and the third trimester will begin on Friday, February 29.
- On Good Friday, March 21, students will be in school until 12:30 p.m. (12:45 p.m. at Wawasee Middle School), and teachers will have in service time in the afternoon.
More information regarding our corporation calendar is on our corporation website.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
If weather is good and we can start on time without a delay, students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. (12:45 p.m. at Wawasee Middle School).
Monday, February 04, 2008
Friday, February 01, 2008
The Wawasee Academy will be closed on Friday and Saturday.