Friday, September 25, 2009

Website Welcome Letter

(Below, you will find the new "welcome" message that is included as part of the Superintendent section of the district website. I thought I would post it here so that you can get a feel for the areas of focus for this 2009-10 school year. Also, there are some hyperlinks included that may interest you.)

Office Of The Superintendent

A Message from the Superintendent:

Welcome to the Woodbury Public Schools website.

The 2009-10 school year provides rich opportunities for our students to experience success in their individual learning endeavors. We are excited to be in our second year of implementation of the district’s strategic plan. Due to this community generated, five-year plan, many exciting initiatives are making each school day a rewarding experience for all.

A couple of our larger initiatives this year include activities designed to develop the whole student and produce a result that will show increased academic success across all disciplines. Our elementary students (grades 3-5) are engaged in “Responsive Classroom” practices; this program features a morning class meeting daily to reinforce learning and promote overall success. Similarly, the Junior High students are participating in a program designed for their age group that incorporates the same type of approach and goals – “Developmental Designs.”

The High School students have a wide array of new opportunities presented under the “Option II” program. This is another strategic plan initiative, and the use of this creative scheduling option has already begun to change the landscape of what a typical high school experience encompasses.

I encourage you to explore the hyperlinks above for more information. As educators, we are proud of the work that we do each day. Our focus is on the children and we look to meet the needs of each in as individual a way as possible.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions that you may have regarding our school programs. Also, check out my superintendent’s blog – there is a link on the left-hand side of the home page of this district website.


Joseph Jones, III

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