The 2012-2013 school year brought about a variety of opportunities for using the talents of students and staff to move forward. The Westfall staff is prepared for a number of new initiatives to provide our students with rigorous and relevant work during the 2013-2014 school year.
Curriculum Update: Last year, Westfall implemented a new math curriculum while looking forward to the implementation of a new science curriculum during the 2013-2014 school year. The Westfall Board of Education has committed to providing the highest quality curricular materials available. Student growth is supported by putting the best technology available into the hands of our Westfall learners.
Strategic Planning:The Strategic Plan continues to guide the work of the district. Last year, Westfall focused on a variety of initiatives related to the improvement of communication, student safety, community partnerships, and food service offerings. Board meetings are scheduled for the third Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at Westfall Elementary Cafeteria. The Strategic Plan is a constant focus. If you are unable to attend meetings of the Westfall Board of Education, be sure to link to our website at http://www.westfallschools.com/ to listen to a podcast version of each board meeting.
Battelle for Kids SOAR Project: This is our second year in the Battelle for Kids SOAR Project. This will be important in helping Westfall to meet new standards set by the newly designed Local Report Card. The state rating system has been revised to a grading system. You can expect more standards and some of the previous standards have been regrouped in different ways. The Battelle for Kids SOAR Project provides the support needed to maximize student growth and help the Westfall schools to show all that our students know.
The Westfall Board of Education and I invite your participation in our schools. Whether you volunteer in our classrooms, attend a student performance or cheer us on at a sporting event, your commitment to our schools is vital to our continuing growth and success. We also welcome your thoughts and suggestions via e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 740-986-3671.
Cara S. Riddel