Woodlawn Learning Centre

School Improvement Plan
2012-2015
 

Woodlawn Learning Centre
School Improvement Plan
September 2012 – June 2015
 
 

Woodlawn Beliefs
 
Purpose:  We believe the purpose of public education is to provide learning opportunities to enhance aesthetic awareness, critical thinking skills and a desire for life-long learning in order for students to contribute to society and respond to a global community.
 
Relationships:  We believe that productive working relationships require a collaborative atmosphere predicated on trust and respect where all individuals are encouraged to take creative risks to move the organization toward achieving its goals.
 
Leadership:  We believe that effective leadership encourages the educational community to thrive individually and collectively while maintaining a focus in support of key improvement areas.
 
Teaching and Learning:  We believe teaching focuses on the development of the whole child who is nurtured by all adults in the educational community.  It requires knowledge, flexibility and enthusiasm to inspire in students a strong desire for life long learning.
 
Curriculum:  We are committed to delivering the curriculum in a way that enhances the learning potential of all students and contributes to the acquisition of skills while developing an awareness of the uniqueness and diversity of our community, thus enhancing student success.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Woodlawn Mission, Purpose, Motto and Welcome

It is the mission of the Woodlawn Learning Centre to rekindle hope and promote attitudes that encourage each student to acquire personal, social and life long learning skills in a nurturing environment.

The main purpose of the Woodlawn Learning Centre is to address the issues that prevent students from being successful in the traditional high school. To do that, it is imperative that students recognize what is preventing both academic and personal success in life.
The decision to become part of the Woodlawn family demonstrates the commitment to bring about some positive changes in a student’s  academic and personal life. The only one who can guarantee success is the student. By taking advantage of their time here and what Woodlawn has to offer, they will begin a journey along a path headed for academic and personal success. The Centre's motto is "Individually Spirited United in Learning" and it accurately describes students who attend Woodlawn. Students who have accepted responsibility for their past and are willing to unite with others to accomplish their goals in school and life will be successful in reaching this goal.
The staff of Woodlawn welcomes all students and look forward to walking with them along the path leading to their success.
 
Objectives:
 
  1. Enhance Instructional Practices in Literacy
  2. Enhance Instructional Practices in Mathematics
  3. Enhance the Positive Learning Environment
  4. Enhance Communication with home
 
Woodlawn Learning Centre
Action Plan
School Improvement Plan
 
             OBJECTIVES                                 STRATEGIES                                      TIME                                             REVIEW                                   RESPONSIBILITY
Enhance Instructional
Practices in Literacy
a)      Each subject will receive an essay grading rubric. (Cross-curricular)
b)      Each teacher in each subject will have the expectation that all students will follow the MLA format for writing essays. (Cross-curricular)
c)      A sharing of strategies will occur for the Organization of Ideas. Re: methods of note-taking, movie summary sheets.
d)      Policy of Expectations and Acceptance i.e. essays, projects, assignments etc. (Cross-curricular)
e)      Study tips – Focused within the English Department, PD to teachers. (Cross-curricular)
f)       Common English Exams for the purpose of improving scores on District Exams and Literacy Assessments
September 2011 – June 2014
 
 
September 2011 – June 2014
 
 
 
 
September 2011 – June 2014
 
 
 
September 2011 – June 2014
 
 
 
September 2011 – June 2014
 
 
 
September 2011 – June 2014
Annually
 
 
Annually
 
 
 
 
Annually
 
 
 
Per Semester
 
 
 
Monthly
 
 
 
Per Semester
Cheryl Kennedy
 
 
Cheryl Kennedy/Lisa Stout, Randy Dobbelsteyn
 
 
 
Cheryl Kennedy/Randy Dobbelsteyn/ Lisa Stout
 
 
Cheryl Kennedy/ Bliss Hanson
 
 
 
Cheryl Kennedy/Bliss Hanson
 
 
 
Cheryl Kennedy/Bliss Hanson
REVIEW:
 
 
Simonds High School
Action Plan
School Improvement Plan
 
             OBJECTIVES                                 STRATEGIES                                      TIME                                             REVIEW                                   RESPONSIBILITY
Enhance Instructional
Practices in Mathematics
a)      Support a focus in Math by increasing supplementary materials i.e. calculators, manipulatives, supplementary texts, etc.
b)      Tutoring available at noon and after school.
c)      Attendance is crucial and must be monitored. {See Objective 3 (a)}.
d)      Expand Professional Development for teachers to enhance knowledge and skills in the teaching of Math. (Smart Board)
September 2011 – June 2014
 
 
 
September 2011 – June 2014
 
September 2011 – June 2014
 
 
 
September 2011 – June 2014
Annually
 
 
 
Annually
 
Weekly
 
 
 
Per Semester
 
 
Brad MacDonald
 
 
 
Brad MacDonald/Darren Lamb & Josh Little
Administration
 
 
 
Bliss Hanson/Brad MacDonald
 
REVIEW:
 
 
 
 
 
Simonds High School
Action Plan
School Improvement Plan
 
             OBJECTIVES                                 STRATEGIES                                      TIME                                             REVIEW                                   RESPONSIBILITY
Enhance the Positive
Learning Environment
a)      Attendance Policy
 
b)      Awareness of Bullying
 
c)      Interior upgrades to the building
 
d)      Exterior upgrades to the building and school yard
 
e)      School Calendar
 
f)       Bulletin Boards
 
g)      Surveillance Cameras
 
h)      Student Parking Lot
September 2011 – June 2014
 
September 2011 – June 2014
 
September 2011 – June 2014
 
September 2011 – June 2014
 
 
September 2011 – June 2014
 
September 2011 – June 2014
 
September 2011 – June 2014
 
September 2011 – June 2014
Per Semester
 
Per Semester
 
Per Semester
 
Per Semester
 
 
Weekly
 
Annually
 
Annually
 
Annually
Bliss Hanson with staff
 
Ross Knodell
 
Bliss Hanson
 
Bliss Hanson
 
 
Randy Dobbelsteyn
 
Lisa Stout
 
Bliss Hanson
 
Bliss Hanson
REVIEW:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simonds High School
Action Plan
School Improvement Plan
 
             OBJECTIVES                                 STRATEGIES                                      TIME                                             REVIEW                                   RESPONSIBILITY
Enhance Communication
with Home
a)      School Connects
 
b)      Daily Phone Calls
 
c)      Newsletter
 
 
d)      School Handbooks
 
e)      Website
 
f)       Email Distribution List
 
g)      Memos
 
September 2011 – June 2014
 
September 2011 – June 2014
 
January 2011 – June 2014
 
September 2011 – June 2014
 
September 2011 – June 2014
 
January 2011 – January 2014
 
September 2011 – June 2014
Annually
 
Daily
 
As required
 
Annually
 
Monthly
 
Bi-Monthly
 
Monthly
Bliss Hanson
 
Bliss Hanson
 
Bliss Hanson
 
Bliss Hanson/Debbie Boyce
 
Brad MacDonald/Josh Little
 
Bliss Hanson/Debbie Boyce
 
Bliss Hanson
Review: