‘Tis the Season Of Celebrations At WGS!
BONNIE PATTERSON, Principal
Woodbury Grammar School created a partnership with Dr. Robbie Melton, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the Tennessee Board of Regents eLearning Department.
This partnership has allowed for new technological initiatives, increased educational technology, and teaching of best practices using the latest technology provided to the WGS faculty.
Woodbury Grammar teachers have attended training at the Renaissance Center in Dickson and have been chosen to pilot some of the latest technology related to iPads and iPods. Our teachers are looking forward to what this special partnership holds for the future of our students.
The faculty members of WGS are also participating in weekly Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings. Teachers meet with grade-level colleagues, as well as teachers from other grade levels and administrators, to discuss the latest data, student behavior, celebrations, and concerns.
The meetings engage teachers and administration simultaneously in learning. These individuals continuously seek and share knowledge and use it to act on what they learn. The goal of the learning communities is to enhance effectiveness as professionals so that students grow and benefit.
This has proven to be a powerful approach; administrators from across the system have attended our PLCs to take back information for their own schools on how WGS faculty members collaborate with one another and conduct PLCs.
We are very proud of our own Alison Smith, who was a candidate for State Beta Reporter. Alison ran a great campaign with the slogan, “AlisoN Betaland.” Her skit won first place at the State Beta Convention. Congratulations to our outstanding Beta Club students!
WGS students are also using this season to give back to the community. Students have participated in the “Soles for Souls” campaign, donating shoes to those in need. We will also be conducting a food drive to collect food for a Christmas holiday meal for our school’s families who are in need.
Woodbury Grammar is extremely proud of its students’ growth and progress so far and for the community’s support in giving back. We are looking forward to what the rest of the year entails.