Wilson High School TIGER PRIDE
2012-2013 School YearWoodrow Wilson High School The State of Our School
Word of the Day Crux (kruks) noun – the crucial or most important part; anything that is very puzzling to explain The principal explained the crux of his puzzlement is why every scholar is not striving to be on time to school and class.
Student Support Teams Last Names A-D Assistant Principal Charlette Butler Dean of Students Angelo Hernandez Counselor Leslie Sargent
Student Support Teams Last Names E-K, All ELL Assistant Principal Jaime Merlos Dean of Students Mark Martin Counselor Pamela Bright Counselor (ELL) Wanda Flowers
Student Support Teams Last Names L-R Assistant Principal Greg Bargeman Dean of Students Andrew Barnes Counselor Patrice Maites
Student Support Teams Last Names S-Z Assistant Principal Mary Beth Waits Dean of Students Andre Williams Counselor Joseph Boykin
An Analysis of the Data • Demographics of Our Scholars • Honor Roll • 2.0 and Above • Advanced Placement Participation • Advanced Placement Performance • Attendance • Suspensions
Demographics of WilsonWho Are WE? Student GroupPercentage Asian/Pacific Islanders 7% Black/Non-Hispanic 52% Hispanic 18% American Indian/Alaskan 1 % Native Hawaiian <1 % White/Non-Hispanic 35% Multi Racial 5%
Demographics of WilsonWho Are WE? • 40% of our scholars qualify for Free and Reduced Meals (Economically Disadvantaged) • 12% are identified as Special Education Scholars • 7% are English Language Learners • We have scholars from 80 countries speaking 40 languages • We have scholars from all 8 wards of the city
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? What is the definition of CRUX?
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? Crux (kruks) noun – the crucial or most important part; anything that is very puzzling to explain
2012-2013Achievement Goals • Math–67% scoring proficient or better • Reading–68% scoring proficient or better • Class Performance–73% earning a 2.0 or better per advisory • Honor Roll–42% earning honor roll status per advisory • SAT–Increase the average score by 23 points (1,010) in verbal and math • Advanced Placement (Participation)–36% of scholars in the 11th and 12th grade enrolled in an advanced placement course • Advanced Placement (Performance)-46% of scholars will earn a 3 or better on the Advanced Placement test • Graduation–77% graduation rate
2012-2013 Achievement Goals • Attendance (ADA)–94% average daily attendance (ADA) rate for all scholars • Attendance (ISA)–92% in seat attendance (ISA) rate for all scholars • Suspensions–Reduce behaviors resulting in suspension by 20% or more (290) • Climate (Scholar)-75% of our scholars will indicate that they feel safe in our school on the annual climate survey • Climate (Parent)-78% of our parents will indicate that they would recommend that a friend send his or her child to our school on the annual climate survey • Climate (Staff)-84% of our staff will indicate that this school is a good place to work on the annual climate survey
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? What percentage of our student body is Asian?
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Are You Smarter than a Freshmen? Tell me three categories or data points that we collect, track and analyze in order to monitor student achievement.
Are You Smarter than a Freshmen? • Demographics of Our Scholars • Honor Roll • 2.0 and Above • Advanced Placement Participation • Advanced Placement Performance • Attendance • Suspensions
The Wilson Way • RESPECT: Be respectful of everyone in our school community. • DETERMINATION: Work to their full potential in all classes. • PRIDE: Protect our campus and keep it clean, green and safe.
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? What are the three themes for this school year?
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? RESPECT DETERMINATION PRIDE
Hats and Headgear Wearing hats and headgear in the school is considered a safety issue, therefore, the following is NOT permitted.
Hats and Headgear What is considered hats and headgear? • Hats, visors, skull caps, and do-rags • Bandanas, sweatshirt hoods, and sweatbands What is permitted? • Headband, head wraps and scrunchies that do not cover more than 50% of your head. • Medical or religious reasons (note required)
Hats and Headgear Consequences • First incident – hat/headgear returned to student at the end of the day • Second incident – referred to dean and dean will return to student at the end of the day • Third incident – referred to dean, parent contacted, hat/headgear returned to parent.
Attendance Woodrow Wilson High School
One recent study showed that students who attend school 93 percent of the time or better scored 85-100 on their exams. Students with a 91 percent attendance rate scored 65-84 on their exams, and students with attendance of 85 percent or less scored 0-54.
Two Types of Absences • Excused • Unexcused
Excused absences are when school‐aged scholars are absent from school with a valid excuse and parental approval.
ExcuseD Absences • Scholar illness (a doctor’s note is required if a scholar is absent for more than five days); • College visits (12th graders only) • Death in the scholar’s immediate family; • Necessity for a scholar to attend a judicial proceeding as a plaintiff, defendant, witness or juror; • Observance of a religious holiday; • Temporary school closings due to weather, unsafe conditions or other emergencies; • Medical reasons such as a doctor’s appointment (a doctor’s note is required); • Failure of DC to provide transportation where legally responsible; and • Emergency circumstances approved by DCPS.
Unexcused absences are when school‐aged scholars are absent from school without a valid excuse, with or without parental approval.
Unexcused Absences • Baby Sitting • Shopping • Doing Errands • Oversleeping • Cutting Class • Job Hunting • Vacations • Family Emergency
If a scholar misses 26% to 59% of the school day the scholar will receive a half‐day absence. If he/she cuts 60% of the day, the scholar will receive an unexcused absence for the full day.
Keys to School/Class Attendance • First period begins at 8:45 am. The building is open to students beginning at 8:00 am. • To avoid the crowd, arrive to school between 8:00 – 8:25 am. • Plan your day. Students are allowed to go to their lockers prior to first period, during lunch, and after school. Remember 7-period day on Mondays. • There is a six minute transition time between each period.
Consequences for being Tardy to Class: Tardy 1 Warning by the teacher and documented in STARS. Tardy 2 Warning by the teacher, contact parent, and documented in STARS. Tardy 3 10-minute detention assigned by the teacher, contact parent, and documented in STARS Tardy 4 Teacher writes a referral and submits to the Dean and assigns a 30 minute detention Tardy 5 Teacher writes a referral and submits to the Dean and assigns one Day of ISS Tardy 6+ Teacher writes a referral and submits to the Assistant Principal. The parent is notified that the scholar cannot return to school until a parent meets with an administrator.
Every Minute Counts Tardy Plan 8:40 Scholars are expected to be swiped in by 8:40. If you are not 5 minutes early then you are late. 8:40- 8:45 Scholars will be given a CCASS pass and must present the pass to their first period teacher. If a scholar makes it to their first period class before 8:45, there will be no consequence applied by the teacher BECAUSE THEY ARRIVED ON TIME FOR CLASS. If a scholar arrives to first period after the 8:45 bell rings, the teacher will apply the same consequences as outlined. 8:45 Scholars cannot go to their locker after 8:45 and must report directly to first period. Any scholar who is at a locker after 8:45 will have their locker privileges revoked.
Tardy Plan 8:45-8:55 Scholars will be given an “unexcused” pass and must present the pass to their first period teacher. Teachers will apply the same consequences as outlined. 8:55-9:15 Scholars will be processed by the administrative team. Scholars will be assigned a consequence as outlined. The Scholar will be escorted by a member of the morning team to their first period class. 9:15-9:30 Scholars will not be permitted to enter the building without a written excuse note from a parent.
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? Name three types of absences that are unexcused.
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? • Baby Sitting • Shopping • Doing Errands • Oversleeping • Cutting Class • Job Hunting • Vacations • Family Emergency
Electronic Devices Desired Behavior: All electronic devices MUST be out of sight and turned off during class and transition time Consequences for not following desired behavior: The teacher will return the device at the end of the class period, may contact the parent, and record the incident in DCSTARS. Strike 1 The teacher will turn the device over to the Dean of that student, contact the parent to inform him/her of the second infraction and then record the incident in DCSTARS. The Dean will return the device at the end of the day. Strike 2 The teacher will turn the device over to the Dean of the student, write a referral, call the parent, and document the incident in DCSTARS. The Dean will contact the parent and make arrangements for the parent to come to school to pick up the device. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. Strike 3