WCS Community Stakeholder Bulletin
Dear WCS Stakeholder,
This quarterly newsletter is great place to find out what is going on within the Warsaw School's strategic plan and how you can get involved!
Recently, the WCS Strategic Planning pillar teams were participated in the annual Strategic Plan Retreat and have been working hard planning the 2022-23 strategic planning initiatives. Pillar team's updates can be found below.
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Attendees included WCS staff, students, parents, and community members. The full-day retreat provided updates from the 2021-22 school year, results of 2022 strategic planning feedback, and time dedicated to planning out the 2022-23 strategic planning initiatives.
Pillar teams provided team updates and reflections from the 21-22 school year
Teams spent the afternoon diving into prioritizing actions for the 2022-23 school and assigning roles/responsibilities. There was also some dedicated time for strategic breaks involving rhythm and a drum circle!
After teams spent the afternoon together developing their next steps for the next 90 days (and beyond), they spent time sharing out with the whole group and taking questions, comments, and suggestions.
- What was successful in the past year?
- What was challenging?
- What opportunities do you see for the upcoming year?
Pillar Team Updates
Updates, celebrations, and roadblocks will be shared through this quarterly newsletter to keep internal and external stakeholders informed.
Stay tuned for the exciting work ahead!
Empathy Pillar: Updates and Stories of Impact
- Our students will compassionately consider the lives of others;
- They will acknowledge others’ feelings, emotions, and experiences as valuable
As a result, all individuals will be able to understand, relate, and/or be moved to action by experiences and perspectives outside their own. What we know to be true, & research confirms, is that higher levels of empathy make people more productive in cooperative learning & work environments. Empathy education boosts academic success.
#wcsmission #togetherwewarewarsaw #kindnesswcs #empathywcs
Adaptability Pillar: Updates and Stories of Impact
Learn more about the Dream Unit in our kindergarten classes, courses and extracurricular opportunities in our middle schools, the Personal Finance class at WCHS, and our Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program at Leesburg & Eisenhower.
Dr. David Robertson explains how these examples help our students grow, develop grit, learn to adapt, and gain lifelong problem-solving skills.
#wcsmission #togetherwearewarsaw #adaptabilitywcs
Inclusivity Pillar: Updates and Stories of Impact
Join Dr. Dani Barkey, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education, and Kelly Meeks, K-12 EL Coordinator, to hear more about the WCS Inclusivity Pillar, one part of our Strategic Plan.
"Our students will thrive academically and socially in a sustainable culture of belonging and empowerment. Members of Warsaw Community Schools will recognize and honor each other as we celebrate our unique, diverse experiences."
#wcsmission #togetherwewarewarsaw #kindnesswcs #inclusivitywcs
Experience Pillar: Updates and Stories of Impact
"Through experiences both inside and outside of the Warsaw community, our students will gain applied skills to confidently pursue goals and successfully advance in their focused pathway. "
The goals are:
- Connect Students with Professionals
- Create a Progression of Work-Based Learning
- Create Transparency with Pathway Portfolios
- Create Incentives for Students to Pursue Opportunities
#wcsmission #togetherwewarewarsaw #kindnesswcs #experiencewcs