WLWV School Board Briefs
May 7, 2019
The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board held a public meeting on Monday, May 6. The following are select highlights from that meeting.
Board Celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Week
"We are a sought after school district and it's because of the immense quality and care of our tremendous teachers," said Human Resources Director Kathe Monroe, who presented West Linn-Wilsonville Education Association Representative and Wood Middle School Teacher Matt Bell with a gift of appreciation on behalf of all WLWV educators.
The Board also recognized the District's team of talented nurses, reading a proclamation identifying May 6 as Nurse Appreciation Day in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District.
"On behalf of the Board, I want to say thank you to Karen (Pyeatt), Lindsay (Nowak), Nancy (Buchwald), Mary (Groh), Josh (Harrel), and Michelle (Bloom), who make up our incredible nursing team. You are such a valued part of this School District and appreciated for what you do for students."
District Presents Positive Classrooms and Social-Emotional Learning Update
District Administrators provided an overview of the complex and pivotal work taking place in classrooms throughout the District. Administration shared the different frameworks the District uses to support ALL students, some of the tools staff use and professional development they engage in, and the evidence-based research that guides District practices.
Inclusive Practices are at the core of all teaching and learning that takes place in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District, and the District prides itself on Inclusive and Equitable Schools. In WLWV, this means every student has the chance to attend their neighborhood school; every student has a sense of belonging in the general education classroom community with access to general education learning; WLWV's most high-leverage work is done in the general education classroom; and some students may have individualized schedules or supports because there isn't one size fits all educational approach.
Dr. Pryor and Dr. Spencer-Iiams shared the complexity of creating inclusive schools and classrooms while highlighting the research-based evidence of its effectiveness and implementation in West Linn-Wilsonville schools. Parents and Teachers shared stories and evidence of how inclusive and restorative practices have positively impacted their students and classrooms, highlighting the many benefits of what can be challenging work.
View the presentation at the link below, read District resources and relevant research, or watch video of the May 6 presentation to learn more about Positive Classrooms and Social-Emotional Learning in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District.
High School Student Reporters Recognized for Year of Service
Marc shared with Board members that he plans to attend Western Oregon University in the Fall to study business, Tyler informed the Board that he was accepted to five colleges and plans to attend Oregon State University next year to study business, and Ashley will attend the University of Southern California where she plans to major in either business or biology. Congratulations to our 2018-19 High School Board Reporters!
Board Approves Updated Operating Agreement
Board Approves Contract for Lighting Installation at Wilsonville High School Softball Field
The Board approved the contract, and the work is expected to be completed by the Fall, 2019.
West Linn-Wilsonville's Christine Jones Awarded Oregon School Physical Therapist of the Year
No School, Full Professional Growth Wednesday workday: May 8 — Wednesday, May 8 will be a full Professional Growth Wednesday. There will be no school for students.
Budget Committee Meeting: May 13 — The West Linn-Wilsonville Budget Committee will hold its first meeting on Monday, May 13 beginning at 6 p.m. in the District Office; 22210 SW Stafford Road, Tualatin. This meeting is open to the public.
Budget Committee Meeting (Tentative): May 16 — The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board and Budget committee may hold a public meeting on Wednesday, May 16 beginning at 5 p.m. depending on the May 13 Budget Committee meeting. If the Budget Committee finishes working with the 2019-20 Budget Proposal and is ready to present it to the School Board for final discussion and adoption, this meeting will not take place. It is open to the public.
Professional Growth Wednesday PRIMARY LEVEL ONLY: May 22 — Wednesday, May 22 is an early release, Professional Growth Wednesday for the PRIMARY LEVEL only. All primary schools will let out 2 hours early. Middle and High Schools will release at their normal times.