Washougal School District will be working to chart its course through a new strategic planning process during the 2018-19 school year.
“The new strategic planning process will be a tool to help decide where we want to go as a district and create discrete goals for what we want to work on together,” said Dr. Mary Templeton, WSD Superintendent. The six-year plan will provide direction for 2019-2025.
A core group of district administration, staff, and Board representatives will reach out to the district’s many stakeholder groups such as teachers, students, parents, business leaders and the Washougal community for a series of input forums.
The school district is using an online tool called Thoughtexchange to collect ideas about the future and vision for our schools. The ideas shared via the Thoughtexchange will be used to inform in person community input forums with stakeholders to ensure that the goals that are developed are comprehensive and reflect shared hopes for the district.
Patrons are encouraged to visit the Thoughtexchange several times, and to spend around 20 minutes first sharing ideas, and then starring ideas shared by others. “This tool will be valuable outreach tool,” said Templeton. “Data we gather will help surface important themes from the community about how they feel about our schools and education in Washougal.”
Together, entrusted with and accountable for the success of each student.
Creating a supportive and welcoming environment for student success, our schools and community will collaborate to ensure all students become self- reliant, well-rounded, and productive citizens through a broad range of opportunities.
We asked community members, parents, students, and staff what experiences and opportunities they believed students should have in school to be successful in life. These three major themes emerged.
Washougal School District celebrates the strong sense of community that has been created. Our goal is to build and nurture a culture that is inviting to everyone, considers the needs of working families and accepts differences in others.
Washougal School District celebrates success in providing effective supports for students through social and behavior development programs, specialists that provide for the broader needs of students and families, diverse educational learning pathways, and recognition of student accomplishments. Our goal is to provide for additional learning and behavioral success with the support of up to date curricular materials and technology tools that are aligned across the district.
Washougal School District celebrates the collaborative culture that has been created to support student learning. Student achievement data is used to drive instructional decisions. Our goal is to partner with parents to support their children’s’ learning, mentor new staff members, and provide training to better meet the needs of diverse students.