2012-2013 School Year Woodrow Wilson High School The State of Our School
Word of the Day Crux (kruks) noun – the crucial or most important part; anything that is very puzzling to explain The principal explained the crux of his puzzlement is why every scholar is not striving to be on time to school and class.
Student Support Teams Last Names A-D Assistant PrincipalCharlette Butler 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
An Analysis of the Data Demographics of Our Scholars Honor Roll 2.0 and Above Advanced Placement Participation Advanced Placement Performance Attendance Suspensions
Demographics of Wilson Who Are WE? Student GroupPercentage Asian/Pacific Islanders 7% Black/Non-Hispanic 52% Hispanic 18% American Indian/Alaskan 1 % Native Hawaiian <1 % White/Non-Hispanic 35% Multi Racial 5%
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 We have scholars from all 8 wards of the city
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? What is the definition of CRUX?
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? Crux (kruks) noun – the crucial or most important part; anything that is very puzzling to explain
Class Performance (2.0 or Higher) Class Performance 12 th Grade11 th Grade10 th Grade9 th GradeTotal 2011-2012200/69%256/68%277/74%374/65%1107/69% 2010-2011234/70%199/68%248/69%301/54%982/63% 2009-2010239/73%228/67%185/61%265/50%918/61% 2008-200971%59%64%63%61%
Honor Roll (3.0 or Higher) Honor Roll12 th Grade11 th Grade10 th Grade9 th GradeTotal 2011-2012133/46%152/41%162/43%220/38%666/41% 2010-2011150/45%127/43%143/40%179/32%599/39% 2009-2010149/45%131/39%107/35%145/27%532/35% 2008-2009127/38%112/33%113/36%128/23%480/33%
Advanced Placement (Participation) Year# of Test# of Students 2011-20121112509 2010-20111091511 2009-20101099479 2008-20091073446 2007-2008952442 2006-2007946397 2005-2006713350 2004-2005775311 AVE964431
Suspensions Total 2007-2008147 2008-2009297 2009-2010385 2010-2011363 2011-2012332
Achievement Goals Five Year Plan Goal AreaCurrent Level 2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017 DCCAS Math59%67%75%83%91%100% DCCAS Reading60%68%76%84%92%100% Class Performance63%69%75%81%87%90% Honor Roll40%41%42%43%44%45% SAT98710101033105610791100 Advanced Placement (Participation)34%36%37%38%39%40% Advanced Placement (Performance)45%46%47%48%49%50% Graduation73%77%81%85%88%90% Attendance (ADA)93%94%95%96%97%98% Attendance (ISA)91%92%93%94%95% Suspension363290232185148118 School Climate (Scholar)70%75%80%85%90%95% School Climate (Parent)73%78%83%87%91%95% School Climate (Staff)81%84%87%90%93%95%
2012-2013 Achievement Goals Math–67% scoring proficient or better Reading–68% scoring proficient or better Class Performance–73% earning a 2.0 or better per advisory Honor Roll–42% earning honor roll status per advisory SAT–Increase the average score by 23 points (1,010) in verbal and math Advanced Placement (Participation)–36% of scholars in the 11 th and 12 th grade enrolled in an advanced placement course Advanced Placement (Performance)-46% of scholars will earn a 3 or better on the Advanced Placement test Graduation–77% graduation rate
2012-2013 Achievement Goals Attendance (ADA)–94% average daily attendance (ADA) rate for all scholars Attendance (ISA)–92% in seat attendance (ISA) rate for all scholars Suspensions–Reduce behaviors resulting in suspension by 20% or more (290) Climate (Scholar)-75% of our scholars will indicate that they feel safe in our school on the annual climate survey Climate (Parent)-78% 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)-84% of our staff will indicate that this school is a good place to work on the annual climate survey
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? What percentage of our student body is Asian?
My Message to YOU Every Decision that you make CAN and WILL IMPACT the rest of your LIFE
Are You Smarter than a Freshmen? Tell me three categories or data points that we collect, track and analyze in order to monitor student achievement.
Are You Smarter than a Freshmen? Demographics of Our Scholars Honor Roll 2.0 and Above Advanced Placement Participation Advanced Placement Performance Attendance Suspensions
The Wilson Way RESPECT: Be respectful of everyone in our school community. DETERMINATION: Work to their full potential in all classes. PRIDE: Protect our campus and keep it clean, green and safe.
Wearing hats and headgear in the school is considered a safety issue, therefore, the following is NOT permitted.
What is considered hats and headgear? Hats, visors, skull caps, and do-rags Hats, visors, skull caps, and do-rags Bandanas, sweatshirt hoods, and sweatbands Bandanas, sweatshirt hoods, and sweatbands What is permitted? Headband, head wraps and scrunchies that do not cover more than 50% of your head. Headband, head wraps and scrunchies that do not cover more than 50% of your head. Medical or religious reasons (note required) Medical or religious reasons (note required)
Consequences First incident – hat/headgear returned to student at the end of the day First incident – hat/headgear returned to student at the end of the day Second incident – referred to dean and dean will return to student at the end of the day Second incident – referred to dean and dean will return to student at the end of the day Third incident – referred to dean, parent contacted, hat/headgear returned to parent. Third incident – referred to dean, parent contacted, hat/headgear returned to parent.
One recent study showed that students who attend school 93 percent of the time or better scored 85-100 on their exams. Students with a 91 percent attendance rate scored 65-84 on their exams, and students with attendance of 85 percent or less scored 0-54.
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; 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.
UNEXCUSED ABSENCES Baby Sitting Shopping Doing Errands Oversleeping Cutting Class Job Hunting Vacations Family Emergency
IF A SCHOLAR MISSES 26% TO 59% OF THE SCHOOL DAY THE SCHOLAR WILL RECEIVE A HALF ‐ DAY ABSENCE. IF HE/SHE CUTS 60% OF THE DAY, THE SCHOLAR WILL RECEIVE AN UNEXCUSED ABSENCE FOR THE FULL DAY.
KEYS TO SCHOOL/CLASS ATTENDANCE First period begins at 8:45 am. The building is open to students beginning at 8:00 am. To avoid the crowd, arrive to school between 8:00 – 8:25 am. Plan your day. Students are allowed to go to their lockers prior to first period, during lunch, and after school. Remember 7-period day on Mondays. There is a six minute transition time between each period.
CONSEQUENCES FOR BEING TARDY TO CLASS: Tardy 1Warning by the teacher and documented in STARS. Tardy 2Warning by the teacher, contact parent, and documented in STARS. Tardy 310-minute detention assigned by the teacher, contact parent, and documented in STARS Tardy 4Teacher writes a referral and submits to the Dean and assigns a 30 minute detention Tardy 5Teacher writes a referral and submits to the Dean and assigns one Day of ISS Tardy 6+Teacher writes a referral and submits to the Assistant Principal. The parent is notified that the scholar cannot return to school until a parent meets with an administrator.
EVERY MINUTE COUNTS TARDY PLAN 8:40 Scholars are expected to be swiped in by 8:40. If you are not 5 minutes early then you are late. 8:40- 8:45 Scholars will be given a CCASS 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 BECAUSE THEY ARRIVED ON TIME FOR CLASS. If a scholar arrives to first period after the 8:45 bell rings, the teacher will apply the same consequences as outlined. 8:45Scholars cannot go to their locker after 8:45 and must report directly to first period. Any scholar who is at a locker after 8:45 will have their locker privileges revoked.
TARDY PLAN 8:45-8:55Scholars will be given an “unexcused” pass and must present the pass to their first period teacher. Teachers will apply the same consequences as outlined. 8:55-9:15Scholars will be processed by the administrative team. Scholars will be assigned a consequence as outlined. The Scholar will be escorted by a member of the morning team to their first period class. 9:15-9:30Scholars will not be permitted to enter the building without a written excuse note from a parent.
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? Name three types of absences that are unexcused.
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? Baby Sitting Shopping Doing Errands Oversleeping Cutting Class Job Hunting Vacations Family Emergency
Electronic Devices Desired Behavior: All electronic devices MUST be out of sight and turned off during class and transition time Consequences for not following desired behavior: Strike 1 The teacher will return the device at the end of the class period, may contact the parent, and record the incident in DCSTARS. Strike 2 The teacher will turn the device over to the Dean of that student, contact the parent to inform him/her of the second infraction and then record the incident in DCSTARS. The Dean will return the device at the end of the day. Strike 3 The teacher will turn the device over to the Dean of the student, write a referral, call the parent, and document the incident in DCSTARS. The Dean will contact the parent and make arrangements for the parent to come to school to pick up the device. There are NO EXCEPTIONS.
Electronic Devices con’t. Consequences for not turning over the device: If the student DOES NOT comply and give the electronic device to the teacher upon request: Teacher will contact the Dean of Students who will confiscate the device from the student The teacher will follow up with a written referral citing the student’s refusal to comply (Tier 3.27) First offense for non-compliance, the student will be assigned one day of In- School Suspension and a parent must retrieve the device from the Dean. Second offense for non-compliance, the student will be assigned one day of Out of School Suspension and a parent must retrieve the device from the Dean. Third offense for non-compliance, the student will be assigned 3 days of Out of School Suspension and a parent must retrieve the device from the Dean The Dean of Students will send the teacher a follow-up message about the consequences assigned to the student within 48 hours.
Electronic Devices con’t When Can Electronic Devices be used ? Before School (8:00-8:45) During STEP (From dismissal until the warning (first) bell After School (After 3:15) Woodrow Wilson High School is not responsible lost or stolen electronic devices on school property
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? What are the three times that you can use an electronic device in our school?
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? Before School (8:00-8:45) During STEP After School (After 3:30
DC One Card First Week 08/27/12 A form will be passed out in Homeroom for all students to fill out for their DC One Card. Teachers will collect forms and they will be picked up by a Dean of Students at end of day. 08/28/12-08/31/12 Deans of students will come around to class rooms during 2 nd period and take pictures by floor in order starting with 4 th floor. Extra forms for students will be carried around with Deans during classroom visits for students that were not in homeroom.
DC One Card 2 nd week 09/2/12 Students that do not possess a DC One Card must go to School Bank to acquire a DC One Card. Student will fill out form completely and turn in to Ms. Marshall in School Bank. The 1 st DC One Card if student has not had one processed during the 2012-2013 school year will be Free of Charge. The 2 nd time a DC One Card is ordered there will be a $5.00 fee incurred that must be paid to the school bank before ID is retrieved. After the First week the only person that can order a ID for a student will be Ms. Marshall in the school bank.
Scholar Identification Policy Scholars DC ONE CARD must be carried for the safety, security, and accountability of our school. Students that do not have ID after the 2 nd week of school will receive a temporary ID and will be charged $0.50 cents each time they do not possess their ID. Charge will be processed to the students records and fines must be paid before graduation or withdrawing from WILSON SHS. Scholars must present their ID in order to - Enter Wilson SHS* - Eat in the Cafeteria - Use the Library or Media Center - School Bank - School events (Homecoming, Prom) - Participate in Sports and Extracurricular Activities (Basketball, Football, Hockey, etc. - Purchase Discounted Tickets (Scholar Rate for events at our school) - Access the Metro Monthly Subsidy Program(Metro Pass at Student Discount) - Off Campus Lunch Privileges - Late Arrival/Early Dismissal
Registering ID with METRO Students must meet 4 requirements for School Transit Subsidy Program 1. Be less than 19 years of age except in the case of children with disabilities to who reduced fares shall be available for those students until 22 years of age 2. Be enrolled in an elementary or secondary public, private, charter, or parochial school located within the district; and 3. Need to use Metro bus and/ or Metrorail for travel to and from school and to and from related educational activities in the District. 4. Be a resident of the District of Columbia Registration can be completed at http://dconecard.dc.gov/managehttp://dconecard.dc.gov/manage DC One Cards can also be acquired through http://dconecard.dc.gov http://dconecard.dc.gov
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? How much will a scholar be charged every time they come to school without their School Identification Card?
Food and Beverages Eating is allowed in the cafeteria, designated areas of the atrium, stadium seating and the rose garden. Food and drink (with the exception of water) is not permitted in the halls, gymnasium, stairwells, stadium field, media center, or auditorium. Wilson High School, as part of DCPS, is a drug, alcohol and tobacco free campus.
Scholars may not take cafeteria trays into the stadium seating. Bag lunches and other food or drink may not be taken to a classroom unless invited to by a teacher. Scholars with off campus lunch privileges may not bring outside food or drink into the school campus.
Scholars are expected to clean up after themselves by putting all waste into proper receptacles and returning their trays to the tables indicated for tray return in the cafeteria. Please keep Wilson clean and green by disposing of breakfast and lunch waste into the proper containers---compostable food waste, recyclables, and trash.
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? Name three things or times in which you will need your DC One Card
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? Scholars must present their ID in order to - Enter Wilson SHS* - Eat in the Cafeteria - Use the Library or Media Center - School Bank - School events (Homecoming, Prom) - Participate in Sports and Extracurricular Activities (Basketball, Football, Hockey, etc. - Purchase Discounted Tickets (Scholar Rate for events at our school) - Access the Metro Monthly Subsidy Program(Metro Pass at Student Discount) - Off Campus Lunch Privileges - Late Arrival/Early Dismissal
Locker contracts will be distributed during homeroom on the First day of School Lockers will be first come first serve ONLY Lockers will be distributed by Cohort and Grade on 08/28-08/31 from 3:30-4:15 in the ATRIUM 08/28 9 th Grade ONLY 08/28 9 th Grade ONLY 08/29 10 th Grade ONLY 08/29 10 th Grade ONLY 08/30 11+12 Grade ONLY 08/30 11+12 Grade ONLY 08/31 ALL grades, make-up day 08/31 ALL grades, make-up day Scholars NEW to Wilson must see their respective Dean to obtain a locker Scholars can retrieve locker combination and number from their Dean when needed
Locker Policy All lockers are the property of Wilson High School Access to lockers is to be done before, after school and during STEP Lateness to class because of lockers could mean loss of privileges Lockers are to be kept clean. Abuse of lockers will forfeit privilege Lockers are made available for scholar use to store school supplies and personal items necessary for use at school only The school assumes NO responsibility for loss or damage of any item in a locker, locked or unlocked.
Locker Policy Lockers should be cleaned out at the end of each advisory Inspections will be done if it is believed that there is a risk of: An interference with school purposes or educational function An interference with school purposes or educational function Safety Safety Physical injury or illness of any person Physical injury or illness of any person Damage to personal or school property Damage to personal or school property Violation of school rules such as drugs, alcohol, weapons etc.. Violation of school rules such as drugs, alcohol, weapons etc.. Retrieve school material/equipment Retrieve school material/equipment School ADMINISTRATION may seize any illegal or unauthorized items in the locker, or any other items reasonably determined to be of a potential threat to the safety or security of others
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? Name three of the four areas that you are allowed to eat lunch without special permission
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? Cafeteria Designated Spaces in the Atrium The Rose Garden Stadium Bleachers
Off Campus Lunch Juniors and seniors, based on their academic performance, will be able to earn off campus lunch privileges for all four Advisories. Sophomores will be able to earn off campus lunch privileges for the 4 th Advisory only. The following are the requirements to qualify for off campus lunch: Qualifications for Juniors and Seniors: 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) Qualifications for Sophomores: Must be a sophomore (have earned at least 6 credits and passed English 9) Must have earned honor roll ALL THREE Advisories prior to the 4 th Advisory Must have parent permission (a signed and verified permission slip)
Off Campus Lunch Procedures: Must complete and turn in a signed application form by the end of the 2nd week after the Advisory ends. (Deadlines will be announced via morning announcements and weekly bulletin.) Forms can be picked up in the Main office or from Ms. Waits in the lobby at STEP Applications are due back to Ms. Waits by September 7 th Approved students will start receiving stickers September 10 th Must have ID with a special design sticker on the ID, show it to administrator on duty and scan out 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 Monday and 12:00 noon Tuesday-Friday Must show their ID with sticker and scan back in
Off Campus Lunch Revocation of Off Campus Lunch Privileges: Privilege revoked if a scholar is late returning back to school or fails to return one time Privilege revoked if a scholar is suspended at any point during the advisory Privilege revoked if a scholar is found to be with another scholar who is not authorized to have this privilege
Schedule Changes By the Woodrow Wilson High School Counseling Department
Schedule Change Process and Procedure It is important for your schedule to support you in your success at Wilson High School. All scholars should have a schedule that is reflective of their needs and goals based on: – Meeting all requirements for graduation – Enrollment in classes affiliated with their Academy – Appropriate rigor for post-secondary goals
Schedule changes are not made for the following reasons: Scholar wants a different teacher Scholar wants to take a class at a different time. Many schedule changes are not possible to make or cause scholars to make difficult decisions. Example: Scholar would like to take AP Economics and Italian II. Both of these classes are only offered during 4 th period, therefore only one class may be selected.
Schedule changes are made based on necessity. It is important for scholars to request a schedule change for the following reasons: The class has already been successfully completed at the high school level. – Example: Scholar took Health Education last year and completed it with a B, the course should not be taken again. The scholar does not have the academic pre-requisites to be in the course. – Example: Scholar is signed up for Pre-Calculus but has not yet completed Algebra II A core class is missing: English; Math; Science; Social Studies. The schedule is not complete – there is a period with no course on the schedule.
“Second tier” schedule changes may be considered. These requests are not guaranteed – they are based on class size and availability of the course. They may be considered for the following reasons: Change in rigor – Example: Scholar is enrolled in English III and would like to take AP English Language Academy Classes – Example: Scholar is a 10 th grader in the HAM Vocal Music Pathway and does not have Choir II on the schedule Schedule changes are MUCH more difficult when the requested change is during different periods.
1) Pick up the Schedule Change Request form in the Counseling Office, Room 105
2) Fill out your name and contact information Print your email neatly!
3) Fill out the Course Title and Period of the class you want to move out of and the one you want to move into. You must obtain the teacher’s signature from the class you are dropping
4) Take the form home for a parent or guardian to sign
5) Return the form to Ms. Spinner in the Counseling Office, Room 105. She will provide the form to your counselor. Your counselor will email you a confirmation of a schedule change or a reason for denial.
Changes will only be made after approval by a counselor or administrator. All students are responsible for making up class time missed during the schedule change process. Continue going to originally scheduled class until you have confirmed the change has been made.
The counseling department looks forward to all students having a fulfilling and successful academic year! Please contact your counselor if you have any questions: A-D, Leslie Sargent E-K, Pamela Bright L-R, Patrice Maites S-Z, Joseph Boykin ELL, Wanda Flowers
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? What are the two ways in which a junior or senior can earn off campus lunch privileges?
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? Earned honor roll in the previous advisory Increased their GPA by.5 from the previous advisory
Scholar Teacher Enrichment Period (STEP) is an opportunity for all students to enhance their academic experience at Woodrow Wilson HS. STEP is a proud tradition at Wilson where students, teachers and other staff member can interact to enhance the academic environment at Wilson. 11th and 12th grade students on the Honor Roll will be allowed to apply for off-campus lunch privileges. All those who qualified for off-campus lunch will have to fill out and have a parent signed application. School lunch options include a Salad Bar as well as new and improved hot meals. So come see our Cafeteria !!
Participate in at least one extracurricular activity, club, or sport. Address bathroom needs during this time Throw away all garbage in trash cans Do not hang in stairways or bathrooms Carry your Student ID at all times Remain in authorized areas in school.
In addition to eating lunch, you are encouraged to participate in the variety of activities available to you. The activities include, but are not limited to the following: 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 room —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.
On Mondays (7 Period Day): A bell to END STEP at 12:40 A bell to BEGIN 5 th period at 12:48 On Tuesdays through Friday (Block Periods) A bell to END STEP at 12:01 A bell to BEGIN 4 th or 5 th period at 12:09
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? What does the acronym STEP stand for?
Are You Smarter than a Freshman? Scholar Teacher Enrichment Period
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