At Tuesday’s School Board meeting Director of Teaching and Learning, Trisha Smith, reported to the Directors that each school is off to a great start!  

  • Orin Smith Elementary staff greeted kids with “four at the door” – connecting with students at the bus and the classroom door with a greeting and a personal inquiry. 
  • James Lintott Elementary shared September’s characteristic that they will focus on all month – Be A Friend. They are also reminded to ‘never, never, never give up!’  
  • Chehalis Middle School has been taking advantage of Wild Cat Time throughout the week. Each day they focus on a different theme. Monday begins with ‘Map it Monday,’ Tuesday they focus on CharacterStrong, Wednesday is all about Career and College, Thursday pivots to Technology and Teams, and Friday wraps with ‘Finish Strong Friday.’
  • W.F. West High School has been leveraging CCR time by focusing on, “The Bearcat Way,” highlighting the value of Integrity, Respect, Pride, and Passion. In addition, students have worked on organization, goal setting, and technology training.
  • Turning Point Alternative School has been dedicated to small, individualized experiences focusing on basic and academic needs.
  • Green Hill Academic School operates on a 220 day school year which provides stability and focuses on treatment and support. This is possible through their small class sizes catering to a more conducive teacher-to-student interaction.
  • VISIONS 18-21 Transition Program maintains its focus on social skills needed to navigate employment. Some of these job skills include customer service, employable work habits, self-worth, and commitment.
  • Lewis County Juvenile works hard to ensure students receive emotional support and educational support to enrich their academic opportunities. They maintain a focus on basic and academic needs made possible by a unique personalized learning experience.

What a fantastic start to our year! Trisha Smith concluded with a big thank you to our staff and reminded everyone that,  “engaging students in academics requires that we first engage the whole child”.