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Club Adviser Kim Miller enjoys taking the team on the road to state and national competitions so her students can experience different parts of the state and country.
Club Adviser Kim Miller enjoys taking the team on the road to state and national competitions so her students can experience different parts of the state and country.
Woodland High School's SkillsUSA team brings home medals, Adviser of the Year award from State Conference (Photo) - 05/20/19

Monday, May 20, 2019-Woodland, WA-Woodland High School’s SkillsUSA team members dedicate themselves to honing their areas of expertise, and this dedication certainly shows as four students brought home six medals from the 2019 State Conference held in Yakima. In addition, organizers selected Kimberly Miller, a Woodland High School teacher who also serves as the team’s adviser, as the SkillsUSA Adviser of the Year for Washington State.

SkillsUSA, a national program, offering high school students the opportunity to compete in 100 different workplace categories. Categories focus on technical, workplace and personal skills including early childhood education, culinary arts, computer literacy, customer service, professional development and public speaking among many others.

During the regional, state and national competitions, students in each category compete in events which may include a combination of written and practical activities. For example, students competing in Customer Service must take a written test followed by a demonstration of their skills during real scenarios with challenging customer service activities such as helping a disgruntled customer return a purchase while managing phone calls, other employees and additional customer inquiries, all at the same time.

The Restaurant Service competition took more than six hours and included both written and practical tests as well. Following the written test, students met with a chef who provided a menu and table plan. The students set up the “front of the house” which included properly sanitizing the food area, setting tables to the chef’s detailed specifications, serving food as waitstaff and even taking payment for meals. “The team members must demonstrate the skills needed to manage every element of a restaurant,” explained Miller. “Add in that the category’s lengthy timeline and the competition can get pretty intense.”

In addition to fending off student teams from dozens of other Washington schools, three Woodland team members competed against each other, eventually dominating the Restaurant Service category by taking home the bronze, silver and gold medals.

Woodland High School’s team won a total of six medals in four categories:

  • Camila Avelar won the silver medal in Early Childhood Education.
  • Caleb Mouat won medals in two events. He received the gold medal for Prepared Speech and the bronze medal for Restaurant Service.
  • Katelyn Paulson won the gold medal in Restaurant Service.
  • Brooke Schimmel won medals in two events. She won the gold medal for Customer Service and the silver medal for Restaurant Service.

The state champions now head to the National Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky from June 24-29. Miller particularly looks forward to the annual national competitions. "I love taking the kids to the different competitions because a lot of our students haven't seen much of the country outside of Woodland," said Miller. "It's great getting to see the kids experience different areas of the state and throughout the country."

In addition to the competitions, Miller teaches her SkillsUSA students the value of giving back to the community. The SkillsUSA team caters and serves food at fundraisers, manages food drives and performs other forms of community service. "Our team organizes community service projects both in the school and also around the community," said Miller. "The kids put in a lot of time and effort to give back to Woodland."

Miller first learned about the SkillsUSA program from teachers in neighboring school districts more than eight years ago. "When we first started, we only competed in one category, but now we compete in restaurant service, job interview, community service, chapter excellence, medical terminology, pin design, extemporaneous speech, job demo and so much more," she said. "In order for the team to succeed, I'm at the school a lot after hours helping the students; I make the time commitment because I see the difference the program makes for our kids."

Miller’s dedication to Woodland’s SkillsUSA team earned her recognition at this year’s conference as the organizers selected her as the Adviser of the Year for Washington State. “It was quite the surprise and a big honor,” she said. “I had no idea the organizers were considering me!”

The SkillsUSA team is holding a fundraiser on Friday, May 24 featuring a free presentation of Disney’s “Lion King” movie at Woodland High School with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the movie starting at 7:30 p.m.

All of Woodland’s families and community members are invited to attend. The team will be preparing and selling snacks including popcorn, candy and cupcakes with funds raised from concession sales going to pay for transportation and other expenses incurred from going to and from the team’s regional, state and national competitions.

Woodland High School students interested in joining SkillsUSA can attend any of the meetings which take place on Thursdays during advisory period. They can also reach out to Kimberly Miller via email at millerk@woodlandschools.org or visit the SkillsUSA website at www.skillsusa.org for more information.


Lee Gilkerson received the 2018-2019 Distinguished Graduate Award for Pre-Engineering Design Technology.
Lee Gilkerson received the 2018-2019 Distinguished Graduate Award for Pre-Engineering Design Technology.
Three Woodland High School graduates receive accolades from Cascadia Technical Academy as Distinguished Graduates and GAC Scholarship Recipients (Photo) - 05/16/19

Thursday, May 16, 2019-Woodland, WA-Cascadia Technical Academy selected three Woodland High School graduates to receive accolades for their exemplary work in their respective areas of focus while taking part in the Running Start program:

  • Katherine Paloutzian received the 2018-2019 $2,000 GAC Scholarship for Applied Medical Sciences.
  • Kyle Mouat received the 2018-2019 $1,000 GAC Scholarship for Information Technology Systems, Service & Support.
  • Lee Gilkerson received the 2018-2019 Distinguished Graduate Award for Pre-Engineering Design Technology.

The Running Start program is a partnership between Cascadia Technical Academy and local high schools offering high school students the opportunity to earn college credit by taking advanced coursework from Cascadia Technical Academy while still attending high school.


Recipients of GAC Scholarships interview with their respective program’s advisory committee who selects the recipient from all of the applicants.  Cascadia Tech awards GAC Scholarships to students who exemplify the very best of their respective program focuses. Scholarship funds can be used to purchase tools, buy books or pay for tuition in order to support students as they attend colleges, universities, technical schools or enter apprenticeship programs.

The Distinguished Graduate Award highlights students in each program area who exemplify the technical, academic and employability skills at the highest level. “The award winners represent the most accomplished youth from Cascadia Technical Academy,” said Janice Strickland, Coordinator of Administrative Services and Cascadia Tech. “These students have made notable achievements in beyond that of their peers.”


In addition to caring for the school greenhouse and garden, horticulture students also take part in other projects such as this year's planting of hundreds of tulips around the middle school campus.
In addition to caring for the school greenhouse and garden, horticulture students also take part in other projects such as this year's planting of hundreds of tulips around the middle school campus.
Horticulture students at Woodland Middle School learn how to research plants, make their own herbicides, grow plants from seeds and more! (Photo) - 05/13/19

Monday, May 13, 2019-Woodland, WA-Horticulture students at Woodland Middle School learn how to research plant growing requirements; develop their own natural herbicides and pesticides; practice proper seed germination; cultivate soil to ensure healthy plant growth and much more from Joe Bosch, a science and math teacher who has a green thumb in and out of the classroom.

Bosch enjoys inspiring students to discover the love of growing their own plants and maintaining gardens. “With Woodland’s agriculture background, we have many students who already have a great deal of experience when they start the class,” he said. “However, there’s still so much for students to learn along the way; horticulture is a wide and ever-expanding field.”

Students learn everything that goes into maintaining a proper growing environment, starting by learning which plants actually grow in the Pacific Northwest’s soil and climate. “Each student gets to review our massive plant catalog and pick one packet of seeds of something they’d like to grow,” explained Bosch. “Sometimes, students choose plants that won’t grow well in our climate but discovering that while trying to nurture a plant is a great way to learn.”

Baker Creek Seeds donates 100 packets of seeds to the class each year, a donation that amounts to several hundreds of dollars worth of seeds. “We’re incredibly grateful for the support we receive from our partner businesses,” said Bosch. “Without their help, we wouldn’t be able to offer as robust an learning experience as the students receive.”

After picking their plants, students learn how to germinate seeds, repotting the plants into bigger vessels until they grow large enough to be planted in the school’s garden and hardening them before transplanting. “Since plants cannot go straight from the greenhouse to the ground, the class had to build hardening facilities to help the plants grow strong enough,” said Bosch. Students also develop their own organic pesticides and herbicides by researching recipes, creating the different solutions and recording test results in their plant journals.

In addition to a wide selection of vegetables and herbs, this year’s class successfully grew a crop of hydroponically-grown tomatoes. Plants grown hydroponically use a specially-designed irrigation and fertilizer system to grow plants without the need of soil. “We’ve been trying to find success with hydroponics for a few years now and we finally made it happen,” said Bosch. “We’ve received a great deal of help from a local company called Indoor Growing Systems who provided all of our equipment and also sends specialists to help us whenever we run into issues, offering suggestions for how we might improve our growing system.”

As the plants grow to the time of harvest, Woodland Middle School’s staff places orders for which plants they would like to take home to their own gardens. Students take responsibility for each staff member’s order, caring for the plants and ensuring to account for every item in the order. “While some students may only pursue horticulture as a hobby, others will pursue it as a full-time career,” explained Bosch. “There’s no charge to the staff members for plants, but the act of filling orders helps students learn how horticulture works as a commercial enterprise.”

Earlier this spring, the horticulture class worked together with the garden club to plant hundreds of tulips throughout the campus, a learning experience that helped brighten the days of the entire school. Bosch finds that students enter his horticulture classes prepared to experiment. "Students tend to come to class with a more adventurous feeling," he explained. "This also offers the opportunity to think outside the box by taking on different projects each year.”


Woodland High Schools Drama Club proudly presents
Woodland High Schools Drama Club proudly presents
Woodland High School's Drama Club proudly presents AATE Award Winning Play, "She Kills Monsters" (Photo) - 05/09/19

Wednesday, May 9, 2019-Woodland, WA-Woodland High School’s Drama Club proudly presents “She Kills Monsters,” highly-acclaimed by The New York Times and a 2013 AATE Distinguished Play Award Winner.

Set in the 1990s, Agnes and Tilly Evans are sisters in high school together (Agnes is a senior and Tilly is a freshman) and they get along about as well as two bickering sisters can until Tilly is killed in a car accident.

Agnes discovers a handwritten notebook of Tilly’s – a story for the roleplaying game Dungeons and Dragons – and embarks on an action-packed adventure to discover why her younger sister found refuge in a fantastic world filled with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres and 90s pop culture.

In order to prepare for the performance, Woodland’s student actors learned stage combat from David Bareford, a seasoned theater artist and Woodland community member, who also choreographed the battle scenes featured in the play.

Special thanks goes to community members Shaleen Lomen, Merry Jouwsma and Cherylee Aldrete who generously created and donated the five dragons heads for Tiamat, the evil five-headed dragon who holds the key to Agnes’ adventure into the fantasy world of New Landin.

Created for teenage audiences, the play addresses themes such as bullying and also contains mild “colorful” language that would earn it a PG/PG-13 rating if it were a movie.

Performances will be held each night at 7 p.m. from Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children with proceeds going to fund future productions of the Drama Club.

To meet the cast and see behind-the-scenes of the production, check out this special video produced by Director Mason Knight who interviewed our student actors: http://bit.ly/WHSDrama-SheKillsMonsters

We hope you will join us for this special performance – you will feel compelled to laugh, cry, and inch toward the edge of your seat as you journey with Agnes into New Landia.


Woodland's Partners in Transition program teaches special needs students the skills they need to transition from school to adulthood
Woodland's Partners in Transition program teaches special needs students the skills they need to transition from school to adulthood
Woodland's special needs Partners in Transition students learn how to transition to adulthood by organizing outings and learning from community professionals (Photo) - 05/06/19

Monday, May 6, 2019-Woodland, WA-Woodland Public Schools’ Partners in Transition (PIT) students learn how to live and work in the adult world by learning from industry professionals, working in local businesses and taking part in adult experiences. Recently, students attended the Night to Shine dance and learned about aerodynamics and the theories of flight.

Each year, D’Ann Horrocks, the program’s teacher, seeks out different opportunities for the students to experience and enlists the help of community professionals to act as visiting teachers for the program. This year, students attended the Night to Shine dance event and learned about aerodynamics and the theories of flight from a visiting lecturer who works as a Pearson Air Museum docent.

Night to Shine - An Evening Out on the Town

In February, PIT students attended the Night to Shine, a special prom night experience for people aged 14 and older with special needs sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.


Students chose different roles to prepare and organize the different elements involved to attend the event including shopping for proper attire, organizing transportation to and from the event and making sure everyone who wanted to attend could do so. “I only brought them the idea of the dance – they had to organize all of the elements of attending the event,” said D’Ann. “Both the preparation for the event as well as actually going provides our students with valuable experience to participate in more adult activities out in public.”


The Woodland Action Center, a local nonprofit clothing providing basic needs to community members in need, helped the students pick clothes for their special night out. “The action center even hooked our students up with a fashion consultant who helped each student choose the right clothing for their night out,” said D’Ann.


During the Night to Shine, organizers staffed the event with adult assistants who would dance with students and hang out with the different groups. In addition, organizers made a room available for attendees to use if they felt over-stimulated as some attendees may have little experience in loud situations. Medical personnel were also on-hand should an attendee need specialized attention.


The students had a great time at Night to Shine and plan to find other similar events in the future. “I had never attended a dance before and it was a great experience,” said Jack Gatter, a 19-year old PIT student responsible for organizing transportation to and from the Night to Shine. “I really liked talking to everyone’s parents and getting to know their families better.”


Like Jack, Howard Leroy, a 20-year old enrolled in PIT, had never been to a dance before. “I really enjoy dancing and I especially liked being with my friends having a social time.”


Keandie Ewert, a 20-year old PIT student, had a great time at the dance, too. “It was fun to see all of my friends outside of class including friends of mine from other programs in the area,” she said. “The dance was really fun – everyone ended up dancing in a conga line which was great.”


For D’Ann, seeing her students come together, organize an event and enjoy spending time together outside of class was a great experience, “I was incredibly happy with how inclusive our students were when it came to going to the dance,” she said. “All of the students wanted their classmates to attend, too, so they could also spend time with one another.”


Learning Aerodynamics and Theories of Flight from the Pearson Air Museum


Gary Horrocks, D’Ann’s husband, recently visited the Partners in Transition program to teach students about theories of flying including aerodynamics, lift, thrust, engine stalling and the different kinds of airplanes.  Following their lessons, students created paper airplanes so they could study the concepts they learned in a practical, hands-on experience. Students “flew” their planes, analyzed their planes’ flight paths and made design adjustments to improve the flying characteristics.


Gary volunteers at the Pearson Air Museum in Vancouver and the World of Speed Museum in Wilsonville, Oregon. He regularly guest-lectures at the Partners in Transition program to teach students a variety of lessons including a recent session where students learned about theories of flight including aerodynamics, lift, thrust, engine stalling, different types of airplanes and more. “It’s great to be able to offer these students different experiences and lessons from the museums where I work,” he said. “I try to help out in any way I can because I really like working with these kids and learning from them.”


D’Ann regularly invites professionals from a variety of different professional backgrounds to provide lectures to her students. “I’m always seeking experts in different fields to come and discuss different concepts, career options and life experiences with my students,” she said. “The more exposure I can offer my students to the adult world, the more likely they are to find a career path that inspires and motivates them to succeed.”


What is the Partners in Transition Program?


Woodland Public Schools started the PIT program in 2010 to provide special needs students ages 18-21 with opportunities to learn life skills and successfully transition from school to adulthood. “One of the most difficult challenges about working with this population of students is how society often feels they need to be catered to,” said D’Ann. “We turn that concept around by teaching students how to find their purpose and values so they can contribute to their communities and lead successful, independent lives.”

PIT students spend half of each day honing their functional academic, social and life skills. For the other half of their time, students participate in job study programs at local community job sites where they gain valuable work skills by working with businesses around Woodland. “We try to find as many relevant real-world job opportunities as possible,” said D’Ann. “We’re always looking for more businesses to partner with in order to offer our students opportunities to develop a broad range of career skills.”

Community members, professionals and businesses interested in partnering with the Partners in Transition program may contact D’Ann Horrocks via email at horrockd@woodlandschools.org or by calling (360) 841-8540. You can also learn more about the Partners in Transition Program by visiting the Woodland Public Schools website at www.woodlandschools.org.


Woodland High School's Jazz Choir
Woodland High School's Jazz Choir
Woodland High School Jazz Choir takes home first place two years in a row at Commencement Bay Jazz Festival (Photo) - 04/30/19

Tuesday, April 30, 2019-Woodland, WA-Woodland High School’s Jazz Choir won first place in Vocal Division 3 of the Commencement Bay Jazz Festival for the second year in a row – and this is only the festival’s second year.

“The quality of our program is what differentiates Woodland High School from our competitors,” said Brent LiaBraaten, WHS Choir Teacher. “We receive so much support from the school and the district that our students feel motivated and inspired to perform.”

Students taking Jazz Choir do so knowing that competition comes with the course. “It’s a unique course because it quite literally is performance-based,” said LiaBraaten. “Students meet daily during the zero hour period starting at 7:15 a.m. and have to be totally committed to attend performances; if we’re missing a single student, the choir’s sound is incomplete so it’s imperative all students attend.”

The choir features a pianist, guitarists and even a drummer. “The music repertoire differentiates jazz choir from standard choir, so we’re lucky to have such talented student musicians from the band willing to participate in our class, too,” said LiaBraaten. “The dedication of these students really speaks to how amazing our band program really is, too.”

LiaBraaten points to the support of the Woodland community as one of the keys to the success of Woodland Public Schools’ music programs. “Our community really enjoys music and their support of their schools shows,” he said. “Our fundraisers sell out and we always have big audiences at our performances – their support makes all the difference for our students.”


Woodland Public Schools Mathematics SBA Performance
Woodland Public Schools Mathematics SBA Performance
Woodland Public Schools releases 2019 Performance Report (Photo) - 04/29/19

Monday, April 29, 2019-Woodland, WA-Woodland Public Schools serves nearly 2,500 students in grades PreK-12 living throughout Clark and Cowlitz Counties. In order to support and educate students from such an expansive geographic area with incredibly diverse backgrounds and living situations, the district’s teaching and support staff use a variety of methods to ensure students attend school, meet state standards and graduate.

The district’s vision is to create an education system that serves and supports all children while ensuring each child has full access to and is engaged in an excellent education preparing them for responsible citizenship and a future of success.

Woodland Public Schools provides this progress report summary so parents, guardians, and community members can learn how Woodland’s school staff dedicates themselves to improving student learning.

Graduation Rate

As a district, Woodland Public Schools graduates more than 85% of its students in four years with Woodland High School having a four-year graduation rate of 93.2% and TEAM High School with a 48.5% rate in 2018.

Woodland Public Schools outperforms the Washington State average by more than 5% compared to the typical district which graduated 80.9% of its students in four years in 2018.

Since 2014, Woodland Public Schools’ four-year graduation rate has increased from 78.1% to 85.2%, a total of 7.1%, where Washington State, as a whole, increased just 3.7% over the same time period from 77.2% to 80.9%.

Woodland High School

Nearly 10% more students graduate from Woodland High School in four years than the Washington State average.

In fact, Woodland High School saw a 12.6% improvement in a single year with a 2018 graduation rate of 93.2% over 2017’s rate of 80.6%.

TEAM High School

TEAM High School is Woodland Public Schools’ alternative high school. TEAM High School offers students with unique circumstances a way to earn their high school diploma while working full-time, taking care of their family, or a variety of other outside life effects which might prevent them from graduating if they had to attend a traditional school. In many cases, students who attend TEAM would have otherwise dropped out of school rather than graduating.

TEAM’s graduation rate improvement is substantial. In 2018, TEAM High School graduated 48.5% of its students in four years, more than doubling its 2017 graduation rate of 22.2%. “Although ensuring student success is certainly a team effort, we are particularly proud of Elizabeth Vallaire, TEAM’s Math and Science Teacher, who was selected as Teacher of the Year for Washington State in 2019,” said Michael Green.

To learn more about Elizabeth Vallaire, click here to read our feature article: http://bit.ly/WPS-TEAM-Teacher-of-the-Year-2019

Graduation within 5 Years

Not every student will graduate in four years. Sometimes, life gets in the way. For students who don’t graduate in four years, 85.4% of them graduate within five years at Woodland High School and 46.0% of students graduate within five years from TEAM High School.

Once again, TEAM High School’s year-over-year improvement is more than double, with TEAM’s five-year graduation rate improving from 21.4% in 2017 (students who were initially in the Class of 2016) to 46.0% in 2018 (students who were initially in the Class of 2017).

The district’s goal is to have more than 90% of students starting high school in 2022 to graduate within five years.

How Woodland Public Schools improves Graduation Rate

To achieve these results, district and school leadership created a renewed focus on helping struggling students. Using a targeted system of interventions and supports, staff members proactively identify struggling students. These students are offered additional tutoring, accommodations and other forms of assistance in order to help them finish their schooling and graduate.

“The results are incredibly promising but a single year-over-year comparison doesn’t make a trend,” said Superintendent Michael Green. “The staff remains vigilant to look for students who need assistance and dedicate themselves to providing every student with the aid they need to graduate.”

At TEAM High School, Jake Hall, Executive Director of Learning Supports and Alternatives, and Stacy Brown, Finance Director, developed a plan focused on improving graduation rates by using funds provided by the state’s Learning Assistance Program (LAP) to increase staff support for students.

The LAP funds provided extended learning time on Saturdays and throughout Summer 2018 among other benefits for the school. “Our talented and hard-working TEAM staff motivates and encourages students to work toward graduation,” said Green. “The results speak for themselves as the year-over-year improvement is outstanding.”

School Attendance

Research shows that consistent school attendance directly affects a student’s likelihood to graduate, and this result may certainly make sense to readers: The more a student attends school, the more likely he or she will be to experience success in their academic career.

In order to reduce the rate of chronic absenteeism (defined by a student missing more than 10% of a school year or approximately 18 school days), the Board of Directors and district leadership increased emphasis on the importance of attending school each day, communicating with students and families about the need to attend school.

Increased School Attendance District-Wide

Woodland Primary School and Yale Elementary School had the highest chronic absentee rates for the district in 2016 at 23.0% and 25.0%, respectively.

In 2018, Woodland Primary School more than halved its chronic absenteeism to 10.9%, a 12.1% decrease. Yale Elementary cut its absentee rate to 12.8%, a decrease of 12.2%.

Since 2016’s peak, chronic absenteeism decreased 4.5% district-wide with 2018’s overall rate dropping to 13.1%.

The district’s goal is to have the rate of chronic absenteeism below 10% by 2020.

How Woodland Public Schools improves School Attendance

Following a sharp increase in the rate of chronic absenteeism for the district to 17.6% in 2016, the district hired Stacy Mouat to serve as the district’s Truancy Specialist.

Mouat worked with school administrators, school staff, students and families to raise awareness of students’ attendance rates while working with families to find ways to ensure students attend school every day.

“Ms. Mouat helped raise awareness about attendance by reaching out to parents and families through personal meetings, phone calls and even individualized informational letters for every student in the district,” said Green. “The efforts of Stacy Mouat along with the secretaries, administrators, staff, students and families are laudable as improving school attendance requires a collective effort.”

State Assessment Performance

Washington State requires all public school districts to administer the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) for students in grades 3-8 and grade 10 each year in the spring. The annual SBA is divided into two subject areas – Mathematics and English Language Arts.

When comparing year-over-year performance for Woodland Public Schools, students met the state standards in all tested grade levels for English Language Arts and in 4 out of 6 tested grade levels in Mathematics.

English Language Arts from 2017-2018

Below are the rates of improvement year-over-year for grades 3-8, however, comparison data for the High School level is not available due to state-mandated changes to the assessments:

  • 3rd grade: +9.8% increase
  • 4th grade: +3.9% increase
  • 5th grade: +9.2% increase
  • 6th grade: +8.3% increase
  • 7th grade: +15.1% increase
  • 8th grade: +5.1% increase


Mathematics from 2017-2018

Below are the rates of improvement year-over-year for grades 3-8, however, comparison data for the High School level is not available due to state-mandated changes to the assessments:

  • 3rd grade: +17.4% increase
  • 4th grade: -8.1% decrease
  • 5th grade: +1.7% increase
  • 6th grade: +7.6% increase
  • 7th grade: +10.1% increase
  • 8th grade: -2.7% decrease


How Woodland Public Schools improves Assessment Performance

Woodland Public Schools’ administrators and teaching staff focus strategically and purposefully to ensure students achieve success throughout their academic careers.

Teachers continually sharpen their practice using tools such as in-class assessment to support high-quality instruction. By assessing students throughout the school year, teachers can identify struggling students and provide them with additional instruction to help improve their skills and learn material.

The district’s goal is to have more than 80% of Woodland’s students meet the state standard on the mandated assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts at all grade levels. Additionally, the district aims to improve student performance year-over-year and to exceed the performance of demographically-similar school districts.

“In order to close the performance gaps, we will need to continue to work strategically,” said Green. “We will continue to improve student learning by utilizing the various support systems we have in place at all grade levels.”

Want to Learn More?

The above article provides a summary overview of the performance of Woodland Public Schools, however community members interested in reviewing additional data including even more detailed data from the above sections can download the Performance Target Report from the district website.

The Performance Target Report is available from this link: http://bit.ly/WPS-Performance-Target-Report-2019