We are starting the new school year. The buildings are full of energy and joy for the new school year. Our enrollment has grown over the past year and we are making adjustments to student and staff programs to accommodate this growth.
During our school board study last week, our principals reported on their programs and how the first two weeks went. WLC focuses on outdoor education using the garden and playgrounds to teach math, science and the arts. New outdoor musical instruments have been installed to provide additional learning opportunities for the students. We have over 160 kindergarten students this year and our preschool enrollment continues to grow.
Jefferson attended more than 100 students in his summer school program, focusing on Covie’s limited abilities. The staff is starting a fall assessment with students and implementing new science curriculum resources. We have enrollment increases at most grade levels and we are working with students on expected and daily activities at school.
New Ul Middle School staff work through positive behavioral intervention support (PBS), to slow down: to help teens with mental health stress and to re-establish concepts such as mentoring, core academies, positive enrichment and true middle school concepts It is a program. Interventions and classrooms where students gather together. Middle school athletic programs are underway, and they are heavily involved in each program.
The new Ulum High School offers summer classes for more than 100 students who need additional support in their courses. The Center for Vocational Technical Education (CTE) has opened classes this fall in high-end welding, advanced cabinets, construction professions, small gas engines / ETV repair and eagle enterprises. There are 60 students attending CTE this fall.
New Malmö High School outperforms state MAC test scores in math, reading, and science, state reports. The results of the Advanced Placement AP at New Ulum High School were higher than state and national results. Our students’ graduation rates and ACT scores continue to pass between the state average and our conference schools.
We will continue to prioritize our work to ensure the safety of staff and students, giving them many opportunities to learn and grow.