2013-2014 School Year Woodrow Wilson High School Our Orientation Assembly
Word of the Day Tenacity - ( te ‘nac I ty) (noun) - firmness in holding fast, of sticking with something until it is mastered The student promised herself that she would study hard this school year, have a positive attitude, and, with tenacity, meet her goal of being on the honor roll.
Outcomes & Objectives Heard a presentation on the State of Our School and the data from the 2012-2013 school year Heard the goals for the 2013-2014 school year Heard and seen a video on Who We Are Heard and understood our policies and/or procedures for the new school year Heard an overview of the initiatives and priorities
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? Throughout the program, scholars will be randomly selected to answer a question based on the previous set of information Scholars will be selected by using their raffle ticket Scholars will have ten seconds to answer the question
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? All other scholars are not to shout out any answers If they correctly answer the question, they will win one of the following prizes:
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? Two Tickets to the Homecoming Dance A season pass to all athletic competitions An Official Wilson Shirt An IPod Touch An IPad
Student Support Teams Last Names A-D Assistant PrincipalTennille Bowser Dean of StudentsAngelo Hernandez CounselorLeslie Sargent
Student Support Teams Last Names E-K, All ELL Assistant PrincipalJaime Merlos Dean of StudentsMark Martin CounselorPamela Bright Counselor (ELL)Wanda Flowers
Student Support Teams Last Names L-R Assistant PrincipalGreg Bargeman Dean of StudentsAndrew Barnes CounselorPatrice Maites
Student Support Teams Last Names S-Z Assistant PrincipalMary Beth Waits Dean of StudentsAndre Williams CounselorJoseph Boykin
Other Members of the Administrative Team Angel HunterPrincipal Intern Peggy PeaglerAssistant Principal Tamara ClemmonsAssistant Principal Alex WilsonAcademy Director Mitch GoreAthletic Director Brandon HallAssistant AD
Other Members of the Administrative Team Linda WannerInstructional Coach David ThompsonInstructional Coach Ajibade DaSilvaBusiness Manager Sheilla HaraExtracurricular Director Brandon WimsJunior Dean/ISS Seneca SurlesJunior Dean/ISS
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? What is the definition for the word tenacity?
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? Tenacity - ( te ‘nac I ty) (noun) - firmness in holding fast, of sticking with something until it is mastered
2013-2014 School Year Woodrow Wilson High School The State of Our School
Demographics of Wilson Who Are WE? Asian/Pacific Islanders6% Black/Non-Hispanic45% Hispanic17% White/Non-Hispanic32%
Demographics of Wilson Who 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
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? What percentage of our school is made up of English Language Learners?
School Climate Scholar Goal – 75% I feel safe at my school-81% 2012-20132010-20112008-2009 Strongly Agree18%12% Agree63%58%61% Disagree10%18%22% Strongly Disagree2%5%4% Don’t Know8% N/A
School Climate Parent Goal – 78% Would Recommend Wilson to a Friend 2012-20132010-20112008-2009 YES82%73%95% NO6%11%5% Do not know12%16%N/A
School Climate Staff Goal – 84% Wilson is a good place to work-92% 2012-20132010-20112008-2009 Strong Agree27%28%19% Agree65%53%47% Disagree6%16%30% Strong Disagree2%3%4%
Other Data Points In 2012-2013, Wilson won 11 DCIAA Championships The Class of 2013 had 1013 acceptances to 298 colleges and universities The Class of 2013 earned 28.4 million dollars in scholarships
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? Name one area in which we met our goal for the 2012-2013 school year?
Achievement Goals Five Year Plan Goal AreaCurrent Level 2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017 DCCAS Math61%67%75%83%91%100% DCCAS Reading60%68%76%84%92%100% DCCAS Advanced Math20%24%28%32%36%40% DCCAS Advanced Reading25%30%35%40%45%50% Class Performance69% 75%81%87%90% Honor Roll42%41%42%43%44%45% SAT9579931020104710741100 Advanced Placement (Participation)34%36%37%38%39%40% Advanced Placement (Performance)45%46%47%48%49%50% Graduation72%77%81%85%88%90% Attendance (ADA)94% 95%96%97%98% Attendance (ISA)91%92%93%94%95% Suspension224290232185148118 School Climate (Scholar)81%75%80%85%90%95% School Climate (Parent)82%78%83%87%91%95% School Climate (Staff)92%84%87%90%93%95%
2013-2014 Achievement Goals DCCAS Math–70% scoring proficient or better DCCAS Reading–72% scoring proficient or better Advanced DCCAS Math–28% scoring advanced Advanced DCCAS Reading-35% scoring advanced Class Performance–77% earning a 2.0 or better per advisory Honor Roll–43% earning honor roll status per advisory SAT–Increase the average score by 27 points (1,020) in verbal and math
2013-2014 Achievement Goals Advanced Placement (Participation)–37% of scholars in the 11 th and 12 th grade enrolled in an advanced placement course Advanced Placement (Performance)-47% of scholars will earn a 3 or better on the Advanced Placement test Graduation–81% graduation rate Attendance (ADA)–95% average daily attendance (ADA) rate for all scholars Attendance (ISA)–93% in seat attendance (ISA) rate for all scholars Suspensions–Reduce behaviors resulting in suspension by 20% or more (232)
2013-2014 Achievement Goals Climate (Scholar)-80% of our scholars will indicate that they feel safe in our school on the annual climate survey Climate (Parent)-83% 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)-87% of our staff will indicate that this school is a good place to work on the annual climate survey
Wilson Scholars Will Dress for success in an educational setting. Be on time to school and to each class. Not use electronic devices during class or transition time. Carry their School ID at all times. Not wear hats or headgear in our school building. Only eat food in the cafeteria, stadium seating, rose garden and atrium
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 (12 th 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;
Excused Absences 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.
Tardy to school Expectations and Beliefs: Scholars will arrive to school on time (before 8:40). Scholars will be on time to every class by effectively using the six minute travel time to move from one class to the next. Scholars are expected to plan their time effectively so that they may arrive to school and classes in a timely manner.
8:45am Scholars CANNOT go to their locker after 8:45am and must report directly to first period. Any scholar who is at a locker after 8:45am will have their locker privileges revoked.
8:40-9:10am Scholars will be given an “unexcused” 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. If a scholar arrives to first period after the 8:45 bell rings, the teacher will apply the same consequences.
9:10-9:30am Scholars will not be permitted to enter the building without a written excuse from a parent, doctor, or an official court document. Scholars are still not allowed to use their lockers even with an excuse. A member of the attendance team will be available at the front desk to take notes.
Tardy to Class Any scholar arriving to class late, without a pass from a staff member, will be considered tardy. Teachers will document when a scholar is late to class. The accumulation of tardies will have consequences. Scholars are only permitted to go to their lockers before 8:45, during STEP and after 3:15.
Tardy to Class Scholars have six minutes to transition from one class to the next. This time must be used for moving from one class to the next. Teachers are not to give a scholar permission to leave the classroom during the first and last 15 minutes of any class (unless it is an emergency). Random hall sweeps will be conducted at the discretion of the administrative team. Being caught in a hall sweep is a behavioral infraction.
Consequences Tardy 1Warning by the teacher and documented in STARS. Tardy 2Warning by the teacher, contact parent, and documented in STARS. Tardy 310-minute detention before or after school and during STEP assigned by the teacher, contact parent, and documented in STARS
Consequences Tardy 430-minute detention before or after school and during STEP assigned by the teacher, contact parent, and documented in STARS. Tardy 5Teacher writes an attendance referral to the attendance counselor. Attendance counselor will contact the parent and set up a meeting to complete an attendance intervention form. Tardy 6+Teacher writes a referral and submits to the scholar’s Assistant Principal.
Electronic Device Policy Electronic devices may be used before and after school and during STEP. All electronic devices (phones, iPods, headphones, etc.) must be out of sight and turned off during class and transition time.
Electronic Device Policy Scholars who violate these expectations must give the electronic device to the teacher/administrator or staff member upon request.
Electronic Device Policy The school is not responsible for lost or stolen electronic devices.
Electronic Device Policy If a scholar complies and gives the electronic device to the teacher upon request the consequences are as follows: The first time, the teacher will return the electronic device at the end of the class period to the scholar, and may choose to contact the parent to report that the scholar had an electronic device out in class.
Electronic Device Policy On the second incident, the teacher will turn the electronic device to the Dean of that scholar and must contact the parent to report that the scholar had an electronic device out in class for the second time. The Dean will return the device back to the scholar at the end of the day. On the Third incident, the teacher will turn over the electronic device to the Dean of that scholar, write a referral and call the parent. The Dean will contact the scholar’s parent to make arrangements for the parent to pick up the device from school. The parent must come in person to pick up the electronic device.
Electronic Device Policy If a scholar refuses to give the electronic device to the teacher then consequences for “non- compliance to a directive” (Chapter 25) are as follows: The teacher will contact a Dean of Students who will confiscate the electronic device from the scholar. The teacher will follow up with a written referral citing the scholar’s refusal to comply (Tier 3.27).
Electronic Device Policy On the first offense for non-compliance, the scholars will be assigned one day of In School Suspension and a parent must retrieve the electronic device from the Dean. On the second offense for non-compliance, the scholar will be assigned one day of Out of School Suspension and a parent must retrieve the electronic device from the Dean On the third offense for non-compliance, the scholar will be assigned three days of Out of School Suspension and a parent must retrieve the electronic device from the Dean.
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? How many unexcused absences can you have before your family is referred to Superior Court?
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? 15 Unexcused Absences
Scholars are allowed to eat: Cafeteria Atrium Stadium seating Rose Garden NOT Scholars are NOT allowed to possess: Food and beverages (except water) in: the halls, stairwells gymnasium, stadium field media center, or auditorium.
may not Scholars may not : Take cafeteria trays into the stadium seating Take bag lunch and other food or drink into a classroom unless invited by a teacher Scholars with off campus lunch privileges may not bring outside food or drink into the school campus Wilson High School, as part of DCPS, is a drug, alcohol and tobacco free campus.
Let’s Keep Wilson Clean ! Clean up after themselves by putting all waste into the proper receptacles and returning their trays to the tables indicated for tray return in the cafeteria. Keep Wilson clean and green by disposing of breakfast and lunch waste into the proper containers: compostable food waste bin recyclables bin trash bin Scholar’s are expected to:
Scholars are not allowed to Leave school without permission.
Scholars are not allowed to open unauthorized doors to let other scholars in the building without permission:
Scholar’s are not allowed to prop the door open so that other scholars can enter the building without permission: These Behaviors are Tier 3 offenses and will result in a Suspension
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? How many minutes do scholars have to get to their next class?
Who’s Eligible? Must be a senior (have earned at least 18 credits and passed English 11) Must be a junior (have earned at least 12 credits and passed English 10) – Earn honor roll during the previous advisory (3.0 GPA or better) OR – Demonstrated a.5 increase in their GPA from previous advisory Must have parent permission (a signed and verified permission slip that is handed in to Ms. Tamara Clemmons by the deadline.)
Sophomores May leave 4 th advisory if: You have earned at least 6 credits and passed English 9 You have earned honor roll ALL THREE Advisories prior to the 4 th Advisory You have parent permission (a signed and verified permission slip turned in by the deadline.)
The Important Fine Print Must have ID with a special sticker on the front of the ID; show it to administrator on duty. Stickers will not be issued to students without a student ID and contact with a parent/guardian. All scholars must be re-screened when entering the building No outside food or drinks permitted in the building Must re-enter the school by 12:40 on Mondays and by 12:00 noon Tuesday-Friday.
Entering Wilson High School What is REQUIRED in order to enter our building.
Entering Our School When entering Wilson High School please remove all jewelry, belts, cellphones, mp3 players and any other item that may slow your process down of getting through security. The reason we ask you to do these things is so that the time that is wasted by getting to the machines and trying to take all of these items off do not prohibit you or another student from entering the building on time.
Entering Our School School starts at 8:45am. When you enter the building around that time, it makes you late to class. Be in the front door by 8:25am at the latest and be prepared to go through the machines by putting all items that could cause the machines to go off into your bag. Never place items on top of the machines or on the side of the machines.
Entering Our School WOODROW WILSON SCHOOL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS.
DC One Card Upon Entering Our School Entering without your DC One Card will slow you and other scholars from getting to class. Two things that happen when we don’t possess our student ID is that: 1. We must type in your name which causes the line to back up. 2. $0.50 cents will be charged to you for every time that your name has to be typed into the CAASS machine and you will have to be pay this obligation before you graduate. PLEASE POSSESS YOUR STUDENT ID CARD AT ALL TIMES WHEN ENTERING THE BUILDING.
Zero Tolerance When Entering Our School Woodrow Wilson High School will have a Zero Tolerance for the following: 1. The smell of Marijuana (Chapter 25 Rules will apply) 2. Inappropriate Dress (Chapter 25 Rules will apply) 3. Disrespect to any staff or security personnel will not be tolerated (Chapter 25 Rules will apply) 4. Entering through inappropriate doors (Chapter 25 Rules will apply) All of these items must be followed in order to enter our school building. All rules must be followed in accordance with Woodrow Wilson High School’s rules. Chapter 25 Rules will apply
Schedule Corrections NOT Schedule Changes Scholars must complete a schedule correction request form Scholars may not go to the counseling office during class time If a class is listed on your schedule, a teacher must accept you into the class
Schedule Corrections NOT Schedule Changes We will begin to balance classes during week two We will not allow scholars or parents to “teacher shop” The following is our priority in dealing with schedules corrections or issues
Schedule Corrections NOT Schedule Changes Priority 1Enrolling and scheduling NEW scholars to our school Priority 2A Scholar who has a hole or a missing class in their schedule Priority 3A Scholar who is a senior and needs a course to graduate
Schedule Corrections NOT Schedule Changes Priority 4A scholar has a course on their schedule in which they have already passed Priority 5A scholar has a course in which they have not taken the required prerequisite course (In algebra II and has not taken algebra I)
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? How much are you billed each time you forget or do not have your one card and must have your ID typed in order to enter the school?
Grade Policy Assessments = 75% Classwork = 15% Homework = 10% Try your best on every assignment, no matter the category Good faith efforts will earn at least a 50% Read your course syllabi closely for policies on late work Log on to Edline each week to check your current academic status in each class.
Student Teacher Enrichment Period (STEP) is an opportunity for all students to enhance their academic experience at Woodrow Wilson HS. STEP is a tradition at Wilson where students, teachers and other staff member can focus and interact to enhance the academic environment at Wilson.
Participate in at least one extracurricular activity, club, or sport. Address bathroom needs Throw away all garbage in trash cans Do not hang in stairways or bathrooms Remain in authorized areas in school.
Meet with teachers for extra help with written authorization from teacher Make up assignments and tests with prior approval from teacher. Utilize computer labs and media center for academic purposes in the Media Center. Participate in extracurricular activities. During inclement weather the following areas will be open during STEP: Atrium, Media Center, Auxiliary and Main Gym, and all Student Service areas located on the 1st Floor. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED OUTSIDE.
2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors unless student has written permission to see a teacher. All stairwells, landings, steps, etc. (No sitting or loitering) Locker rooms —unless with a coach or teacher All bathrooms are off limits except those on the 1st Floor Main GYM Staff parking garage and outside parking lot.
There will be 2 bells at the end of STEP: Warning bell at 11:58 pm (Tuesday-Friday) End of STEP is at 12:01 pm Please Note: Fourth period (on even days) or Fifth period (on odd day) begins at 12:09pm
2013-2014 Initiatives & Priorities Literacy through Writing National Math and Science Institute Grant Scholar Leadership Development Ninth Grade Scholar Success and Promotion SAT Preparation Laboratory Science
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? Positive, proven effort on any exam or quiz will earn you at least what percent of a grade?
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? A Grade of 50%
Literacy Through Writing Writing is the KEY to thinking Writing is enhanced through reading Writing is improved through writing and rewriting
Literacy Through Writing Writing is enhanced by doing what we have been doing: Close Reading and the Word of the Day Wilson needs to be strengthened the writing skills of our students What is the Writing Revolution?
National Math and Science Initiative Advanced Placement Grant Extra training for teachers Expert resources More time on task for students Financial incentives for students, teachers, and administrators Measurement and accountability
AP Teacher Summer Institute Training Two-Day Conference in the fall for AP Teachers Training for pre-AP Teachers Support of AP Teachers National Math and Science Initiative Advanced Placement Grant
Access to the most current and effective materials Online Resources Saturday Study Sessions Extra Tutoring Sessions National Math and Science Initiative Advanced Placement Grant
Financial Incentives Teacher Incentives – $100 for each qualifying score – $1000 Bonus for meeting set goal – $500 for attending training sessions National Math and Science Initiative Advanced Placement Grant
Financial Incentives Scholar Incentives – $100 for each passing AP exam Administrator Incentives – $3000 bonus for meeting school goal School Incentives – $5000 annually plus $25 per enrolled AP math, science and English school for equipment National Math and Science Initiative Advanced Placement Grant
Scholar Leadership Development Representatives Elected in Period 2 Classes Monthly Meetings with Officers and Representatives Leadership Training Advice and Counsel on School-Wide Policies and Procedures Direct Access to the Principal and Leadership Teams
Ninth Grade Scholar Success & Promotion Key Components Teaming Student Engagement and Incentives Course Programming and Additional Time
Ninth Grade Scholar Success & Promotion Teaming A team of five core teachers teaching a cohort of Ninth Grade Students Teachers have a common planning period Class size reduced
Ninth Grade Scholar Success & Promotion Scholar Engagement and Incentives Quarterly Recognition Assemblies Quarterly Field Trips One extracurricular activity Periodic Scholar Conferencing Periodic Parent Conferences Regular Use of Technology in Instruction (IPads for every scholar)
Ninth Grade Scholar Success & Promotion Course Programming and Additional Time Individual Course Selection based on Need and Data Extended Day and Saturday School for off- track scholars
Ninth Grade Scholar Success & Promotion Financial Support Extracurricular Activities$15,000 Extended Day Program$50,000 Saturday Academies$20,000 Field Trips$10,000
Ninth Grade Scholar Success & Promotion Other Actions All third, fourth, and fifth year repeating ninth graders were enrolled in a STAY program 100 out of boundary scholars earning below a 2.0 were returned to their home school Fifth Year Seniors with needing less than 4 credits to graduate placed in Luke C. Moore
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? How much will a scholar earn for passing a science, math, or English AP exam?
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? $100 per exam
SAT Preparation Word of the Day SAT Preparation Course SAT Crash Courses Prior to SAT Administration All Seniors will take the SAT in the Fall and have it paid for SAT Question of the Day in Period 2 and/or 3
Laboratory Science Goal – Significantly increase the number of lab opportunities conducted in chemistry Listing of all experiments on the course syllabus Administrative monitoring of lab experiments At least one hour per week in lab experiments Professional Develop during PD Days Hire a Laboratory Assistant
Every Tuesday/Thursday ODD DAYS Periods 1 (45 minutes) Periods 3, 5, 7 (90 minutes each)
Every Wednesday/Friday EVEN DAYS Periods 1 (45 minutes) 2, 4, 6 (90 minutes each)
6 minute passing periods between classes – Students need to walk AND talk!
3:15 Classes end It’s time for Student Activities
Every day at Wilson: the sky’s the limit -- for each and every student.
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? This Wednesday August 28th Washington, DC and all America celebrates the 50th anniversary of what powerful moment in American history?
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? The "I Have A Dream" speech of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
The Plan for the Day STEP from 11:30 until 12:20 Back to Homeroom by 12:30 Released at 3:15 We will be on an odd day tomorrow (periods 1, 3, 5 and 7) Scholars will go directly to first period on Tuesday Announcements