SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS Read The Wilmington Middle School Improvement Plan

September 11, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Interim Wilmington Middle School Principal Kevin Welch recently presented the Middle School’s Annual Improvement Plan to the School Committee, with an emphasis on student learning, social emotional learning, and professional development.“Wilmington Middle School established student learning goals, professional practice goals, and aligned social emotional learning goals with the districts to create a school improvement plan for the 2018-2019 school year based on the research conducted during the summer leadership summit,” Welch wrote in his presentation. “Much of the work focuses on incorporating needed skills, accommodations and remediation through instructional practices. The MARC program is a research-based curriculum that will provide staff and students of the Wilmington Middle School Community the social emotional skills they need to be capable of handling circumstances, all while continuing to develop our leadership team and addressing communication deficiencies.”Student Learning GoalWilmington Middle School will work on closing the achievement gap by evaluating its current Multiple Tier Support System. In year one, the school will be establishing a baseline of what interventions currently exist and deficiencies they possess. The goal is to increase overall student achievement and provide student instruction in the least restrictive environment and to increase usage of DCAP accommodations, focusing on making sure there are appropriate services for students.Action Steps:Construct pre-referral flow chartAdminister stakeholder surveys (parents & teachers)Evaluate instructional support teamAnalyze and research resource challengesEvaluate schedules for modifications or adjustmentsOngoing professional development of district curriculum accommodation plan, 504, multi-teir systems of supportSocial Emotional Learning GoalWilmington Middle School will promote positive behaviors and decrease bullying by establishing a greater core social emotional support in the school, classrooms and community, as it continues to implement Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC) curriculum to all students. The MARC program is a research-based curriculum that will provide staff and students of the Wilmington Middle School community the skills they need to be capable of handling situations that arise.Action Steps:Continued training on MARC curriculumIncrease the knowledge and awareness of bullying and cyberbullying by utilizing lessons from the MARC programIncrease the knowledge and awareness of suicide and preventive measures by implementing lessons from the Signs of Suicide programEducate staff and the community on the benefits of student social emotional learning in the classroomsIncrease positive school climate through increased use of PBIS across teams and grade levels. Relationship mapping will be revamped and reinstituted.Pre/post student surveys will be conductedProfessional Practice GoalThe Wilmington Middle School administration team will work on addressing timely communication deficiencies throughout the entire school community. Through this improved communication, this can help to develop a stronger school culture of cooperation and teamwork among administration, staff and community.Action Steps:Utilize protected time: Administration meeting weekly to discuss Wilmington Middle School community current eventsChain of communication committeeContinue to work with the Success Committee to establish a stronger school communityFocus on instructional practices and classroom management that empowers teachers to create systems within their classes to create authentic classrooms that include classroom consequences to develop authority and responsibilityShare positive Wilmington Middle School experiences to the community through weekly newsletter, social media and simple sign displaysFoster an environment for developing an open discourse between staff and administration to develop strategies for student successProvide staff professional development to improve digital communication skills as the Middle School transitions to a 1:1 schoolThe Wilmington School Committee unanimously approved the plan.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNEW ROLES FOR 3 FAMILIAR EDUCATORS: Shelia Burke, Leanne Ebert & Kevin Welch Named To Leadership PositionsIn “Education”Superintendent Brand Announces His TEN Goals For The 2019-2020 School YearIn “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NOTEBOOK: 5 Things That Happened At Recent School Committee MeetingIn “Education”last_img

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