Wauseon School Board Goes Over The Numbers For The School Year

New hires for 2016 are: (front) Christie Metzner, WPS PK - 2nd Grade Guidance; Shelly Borton, WMS Intervention; Jenna Storrer, WHS English. (back)Tatiana Wright, WHS Spanish; Mary Norman, WES Intervention; Allison Maison, WMS 7th Grade Reading/LA; Michelle Winters, WMS 7th Grade Intervention.

New hires for 2016 are: (front) Christie Metzner, WPS PK – 2nd Grade Guidance; Shelly Borton, WMS Intervention; Jenna Storrer, WHS English. (back)Tatiana Wright, WHS Spanish; Mary Norman, WES Intervention; Allison Maison, WMS 7th Grade Reading/LA; Michelle Winters, WMS 7th Grade Intervention.

Highlights from the Aug. 8 Wauseon Board of Education meeting include:

Wauseon Elementary School
Academic News
●All third-grade students met the retention requirement for the third-grade reading guarantee.
●PE teacher Derek Eddings is working in conjunction with the Fulton County Health Department to expand the My Plate grant. The grant will focus on nutrition and exercise for third- and fourth-graders.
●The school is working with Jeff Bosch of Junior Achievement, who would like to expand JA into an entire grade level with a focus on fifth-grade entrepreneur / business standards. We will explore the various options with the fifth-grade teachers.
●The WHS Football team made a generous donation to the WES food pantry.

Wauseon High School
Summer School
Fourteen students attended summer school at Four County, earning 15½ credits
●Exam Exemption Policy
School officials discussed and made changes to our current “double A” semester exam exemption policy.
“In order to best prepare our students for end of course state testing and the academic expectations at the college level we feel it is necessary make changes to our current policy,” Principal Keith Leatherman said.

Wauseon Middle School
Wauseon Middle School has been selected to administer the NAEP (National
Assessment of Educational Progress in both Reading and Mathematics to the eighth grade. Schools are randomly selected every year to give this test.
It has been a couple of years since the last time. NAEP representatives will come into the building and administer the test. It is scheduled for Feb. 1.
Wauseon Primary School
Staffing Changes
●Christie Metzner will be our Guidance Counselor
●Michelle Cantu will be our Preschool Aide
●Hillary Moore will be our Leggett Reads Coordinator
●Tom Burkholder transitioned to second grade Regular Education Teacher
●Stefanie Badenhop transitioned to second grade Regular Education Teacher
●Jessica Schuette moved from WES to second grade Intervention Specialist
●Ryndie Bzovi transitioned to first grade Regular Education Teacher
●Andrea Stevens moved from WHS to first grade Title I Teacher

Academic News
A new math series, EnvisionMath 2.0 by Pearson, was adopted Pre-K through second grade.
Professional development will be available once teachers have an opportunity to have
experience with the program.
Students in grades K-5 will again use Renaissance Learning’s STAR Reading and
Math online assessment for progress monitoring. This system will give comparable data K-5 as officials assess teaching and learning.
All kindergarten students will be administered the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment
(KRA) before Nov. 1.
The Junior Achievement program will continue this year in all 20 classrooms.

Enrollment
Preschool Students – 10
K Grade Students – 97
1st Grade Students – 133
2nd Grade Students – 130
Total WPS Students – 376 (May 441)

Wauseon Elementary School
Third Grade Students – 132
Fourth Grade Students – 132
Fifth Grade Students – 140
Total WES Students – 404

Wauseon Middle School
Sixth Grade – 128
Seventh Grade – 135
Eighth Grade – 127
TOTAL – 397

Wauseon High School
June – August
Grade 9 – 147 – 153
Grade 10 – 157 – 158
Grade 11 – 142 – 144
Grade 12 – 136 – 134
Grade 13/14 – 1 – 1
Total – 583 – 590
These numbers will change before the first day of school.
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