Woodrow Wilson Middle School

Woodrow Wilson Middle School

THOUGHTEXCHANGE PARTICIPATION

District
Participation

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4,139

PARTICIPANTS

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11,986

THOUGHTS

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159,173

STARS

Woodrow Wilson Middle School
Participation

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135

PARTICIPANTS

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477

THOUGHTS

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3,248

STARS

DEMOGRAPHIC

DistrictWoodrow Wilson Middle School
Students1242
Parents2,630103
Staff1,34930
Community36N/A
Total4,139135

IMPORTANT THOUGHTS FROM THE Woodrow Wilson Middle School COMMUNITY

THINGS PEOPLE APPRECIATE

Teachers –

The teachers at Wilson Middle School are very nice and care about the students. I see many teachers going above and beyond to help students learn in creative ways. If a student is failing a class, I see many teachers offer extra credit or alternatives.

Constant updates, news are really helpful. We totally love additional –

classes. I love the fact that my kid learns music every day. Most of the teachers are strict and nice. Very helpful and hospital administrative office.

Several things we appreciate –

The music program at Wilson has been terrific. Both my kids have loved the experiences they’ve had in their music classes. It’s open their world to music and created a love for music. We are extremely grateful to the school and the music teachers.

communications through website and emails –

This is very important for busy parents and I appreciate being made aware of my child’s daily achievements and test results.

WMS: Safety –

it’s nice to know that safety is a priority

SOME CONCERNS

It would be nice to know more ways to volunteer as a parent. –

I would like to do something to help but don’t know how to start at Wilson, besides the PTA.

Communication is key in learning and even more important for the parents –

to know what is going on in school. Just grades don’t give enough feed back, nor do the homework assignments.

Class size –

Teachers can’t excel at their job if their classes are too big. The students won’t get a good education unless classes are small enough for teachers to teach and grade each student’s work. Very little material can be covered. Students who are ready to move ahead should be able to.

Implementation of the Common Core/I Ready testing –

As a parent and educator, I’m confused. I can just imagine other parents as well. Also, students seem pretty confused about the process. My main concern would be: Was the format even communicated to both the parents and students? This is all new. Maybe it needed a better introduction.

Traffic lane –

The traffic lane needs supervision in the morning. Parents are cutting in line or dropping off their kids unsafely and the security guard standing there doesn’t say anything. Maybe having an administrator standing outside during these busy times can help the traffic and insure student safety.

OTHER THOUGHTS SHARED

There are many wonderful aspects to Wilson Middle school –

The teachers and administration are very responsive to parents’ correspondence/questions. The music/orchestra class is very appreciated as it brings much joy while teaching classical music.

Even though academics is very important less homework on weekends would be –

better. I believe weekends are for families to spend time together. Child should be spending it with parent(s) not wrapped up in homework. That should be done during the week.

Please keep parents updated on programs offered at HS level for future plan –

I’ve very interested in the various “Academy” programs offered at the high school level. WMS could be more informative about what programs are offered and how students can get involved now.

I feel like my child is a Common Core guinea pig. –

I know it’s a year of transition, but so far, I’m not impressed with Common Core in theory, or as it is progressing in fact.

Two counselors for 1350 students is far too little – communication is the –

oil to keep the engine running smoothly. Teachers should offer a parent office hour to be able to talk about the child, not just for conflicts or emergencies.

LCAP RESULTS PRESENTATION

Here is a presentation about the Community Engagement results from across the Glendale School District.