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West Springfield District and Curriculum
West Springfield Public Schools are comprised of eight schools and 3,600 students. In addition to academics, the district places an emphasis on anti-bullying and student wellness. West Springfield High School’s English Department’s simple philosophy of “Reading, Writing, Thinking” drives the school’s Learning Expectations and Core Values. Students are expected to demonstrate target language proficiency through effectively communicating through reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the West Springfield District Curriculum
The students read for various purposes, collaborate with others, think critically and creatively, use a variety of digital media to enhance their learning, and use research methods. Most of the school’s English teachers are available at least one day a week or by appointment after school to work with struggling students; two of these teachers offer after-school meetings Monday through Friday. The Math Department has made accessible a curriculum overview for each mathematical subject.
The department has also developed a common rubric for assessing problem solving and responses to open-ended questions, which is used in the math classes throughout the high school. Students also complete common assessments periodically to monitor their progress in meeting the goals and objectives. Students are required to apply their learning through higher order thinking in assessments embedded in the curriculum.
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Keeping Informed: Recent West Springfield Educational News
- West Springfield Prepares Students for Their Careers - West Springfield High School starts preparing students for their future careers the first day they walk through the doors, and their freshman year culminates with Terrier House Career Day. This year, students chose four speakers to listen to; they included a trauma nurse, attorney, athletic director, chef, TV reporter, forensics analyst, and many others. Students took a survey that showed that 96 percent of them found the event helpful and learned such things as the importance of education, deciding on which courses to take in school, thinking about long-term goals, interview skills, and job shadowing.
- Fausey Student Doodles for Google - The Massachusetts winner of the 2014 Doodle 4 Google content was a Fausey Elementary fifth grader, who later had the opportunity to fly to New York City, where the announcement of the national winner would be made. The annual contest requires applicants to create artwork around the word “Google,” as Google often does with its own company name—particularly on holidays. The student, who began drawing at the age of four, created an autumn-themed piece, with images of a scarecrow, a tree shedding its colored leaves, a pumpkin, and more.
- Kindergarteners to Gain Wi-Fi Access - John Ashley Kindergarten will soon have Wi-Fi capabilities thanks to a nearly unanimous vote by West Springfield’s Town Council. The district’s superintendent stressed that giving students proper access to technology is not only important for technology-based learning but also so that they can succeed on future computer-based assessments, such as PARCC, which may replace Massachusetts’s current assessment in the next few years.
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Chalk Talk: Elementary Teachers Can Be Children's Authors
The more rigorous Common Core Standards call for all students, including very young children, to write much more often than they did in the past. Proficient writing skills are necessary for success after K-12 education. Students who are not great at writing often struggle in college, and many of today's jobs require strong written communication skills. Teachers often dread to teach writing, as they may not feel they are strong writers themselves; plus, grading written work is much more subjective than grading other forms of assessments. However, students can sense when their teacher is not enthusiastic about teaching something, so in order for students to be engaged I'm writing, the teacher must be excited about teaching it. Even if a teacher does not feel he/she is a strong writer, he/she already made it through a university education program, which required some degree of writing skills. Teachers should try their hand at writing children's books. They can serve as models for students in their own writing, and the children will love to read or be read their teacher's work.