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Project 720 – High School Reform Steering Committee. Welcome to Wyoming Valley West High School. January 23, 2008 -- Agenda. Introductions Did You Know 2.0 (The need for Change) District Overview - Middle School, High School District Mission Statement and Vision Statement - Handout

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project 720 high school reform steering committee

Project 720 – High School Reform Steering Committee

Welcome to Wyoming Valley West High School

january 23 2008 agenda
January 23, 2008 -- Agenda
  • Introductions
  • Did You Know 2.0 (The need for Change)
  • District Overview - Middle School, High School
  • District Mission Statement and Vision Statement - Handout
  • Review Comprehensive Career Development Plan - Handout
  • High Priority Occupations - Handout
  • Career Academies
  • Career Clusters
    • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
    • Information Technology
    • Finance
    • Business Administration
    • Health Science
  • Discussion
wyoming valley west middle school
Wyoming Valley West Middle School
  • Grades 6-8
  • Approximately 1,250 students
  • 15 % IEP Student Population
  • 38 % Economically Disadvantaged
  • 10 % Minority Population
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Wyoming Valley West Middle School
  • Core Academic Program:

1) Math

2) Science

3) English

4) Social Studies

5) Language Arts

6) Phys. Ed/Computers/Art

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Wyoming Valley West Middle School
  • Cycle Classes

6th Grade – Music, Library Science, Character Education

7th Grade – PSSA Prep, Health, Tech Ed.

8th Grade – Family Consumer Ed. and PSSA Prep

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Wyoming Valley West Middle School
  • Programs offered in the building:

1) Gifted Education

2) Special Education

3) Life Skills Program

4) Socially/Emotionally Disturbed Program

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Wyoming Valley West Middle School
  • Co-Curricular Offerings:

1) Band, Chorus, Orchestra

2) Diversity Club

3) Peer Mediation

4) PIAA Sports

5) Student Broadcasting and Journalism

6) National Honor Society

7) Student Council

8) Community Service Club

wyoming valley west high school
Wyoming Valley West High School
  • Grades 9-12
  • Approximately 1,525 students
  • 13 % IEP Student Population
  • 28 % Economically Disadvantaged
  • 9 % Minority population
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Wyoming Valley West High School
  • Core Academic Program: Graduation Requirements

1) English – 4 credits

2) Science – 3 credits

3) Math – 3 credits

4) Soc. Std. – 3 credits

5) Phys. Ed/Health – 1.5 credits

6) Electives – 7.5 credits

Total – 22.0 credits

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Wyoming Valley West High School
  • Electives –

1) Offered in all Core Academic Areas

2) Business Courses

3) Band

4) Chorus

5) Orchestra

6) Drama

7) Wood, Metal, and General Shop

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Wyoming Valley West High School
  • Electives (con’t):

8) Business Course offerings

9) Physics Engineering

10) Art 1-4 and Painting

11) Family Consumer Science (Culinary arts and Child Care)

12) Computer Programming and Applications

13) World Languages (Spanish and French)

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Wyoming Valley West High School
  • Programs Offered in the Building:

1) Special Education

2) Advanced Placement Courses

3) Dual Enrollment

4) Job Shadowing

5) Cooperative Job Placements

6) Life Skills and SED Programs

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Wyoming Valley West High School
  • Co-Curricular Programs:

1) PIAA Sports

2) National Honor Society

3) Student Government and Council

4) Key Club – Community Service

5) Band, Chorus, Orchestra, Drama

6) Yearbook, Journalism, Broadcasting

7) Various other Club activities.

w v w initiatives
W.V.W. Initiatives
  • Project 720 – High School transformation initiative to focus on the development of a school to work framework.
  • Classrooms for the Future – The implementation of 16 smart classrooms that will be equipped with smartboards, projectors, digital cameras, and laptops for every student.
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W.V.W. Initiatives
  • Dual Enrollment Programs – Partnerships with LCCC, King’s College and Wilkes University that allows students to earn college credits while still enrolled in High School.
  • Career Development – Focusing students on career exploration and investigation starting in the 8th grade. Every student will initiate a career portfolio before leaving the Middle School.