Dear Parents and Students:
We will continue the efforts of the last few years and shape our work around our core mission, vision, and values: “Wilson High School strives to build a safe, supportive, and welcoming community of dedicated and self-reflective learners, equipped to joyfully embrace opportunities for growth on the path of active citizenship.” To further drive our decision-making this year, we are using the results of the Panorama Survey, completed by 785 underclass students in the spring of 2019. The survey measures Social Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies. The district has targeted specific questions to create the Loved, Challenged and Prepared Index. The student responses to that index are below, using a 5-Point Likert Scale:
We intend to work toward improving our SEL competencies, with a focus on Sense of Belonging. We know that SEL work is not easy. It requires honesty, courage, and self-reflection from all members of the community to build the academic climate and culture that we desire. Teachers will continue a deep focus on student engagement, through peer observations, lesson-plan support, and analyzing students’ work. These efforts are aligned with the work of our teacher leaders in LEAP and by our goal-setting process with the Comprehensive School Plan.
There are many more exciting and engaging initiatives, events, and programs planned for the 2019-2020 school year. I will share more details with you as they emerge at our monthly Parent Coffees and through our weekly eNewsletters. I hope you’ve had a restful and restorative summer, and I look forward to working with you this school year!