Teaching and LearningSteilacoom Historical School District's Teaching & Learning department is committed to coordinating curriculum, instruction, and assessment to provide for strong programs which help all students meet standards and have success as life-long learners.Parents are invited to open and explore Your Child’s Progress and ReadyWA,both of which are produced by the State Superintendent’s Office (OSPI). These online publications are resources for parents to learn and track what standards students should be learning at each grade level. They are companions to the Smarter Balanced Family Report that is sent to parents via US mail in the fall.
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are also known as the Washington State Learning Standards (WSLS). These standards are statements explaining what each student should know and be able to do at each grade level. The key content areas of math and English/Language arts (ELA) are addressed by the standards. Parents can learn more by following these links:
Our District Annual Report
The school district's Annual Report is now available to staff and the public. Our student and staff achievements are highlighted in the report, as well as our strategic plan priorities and focus areas.
Executive Director of Student Achievement
Assessment and Intervention Coordinator
District Instructional Coach/ProTeach-NBCT Facilitator
Great work is done every day by teachers and students in SHSD
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Steilacoom is one of six school districts selected as a Healthy School Champion
Subject: Announcement: 17 States Receive FY 2018 Funding Through Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement through Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Management of Chronic Conditions in Schools- (CDC RFA-DP18-1801)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) School Health Branch (CDC Healthy Schools) is pleased to announce that 17 State Departments of Education have been awarded Fiscal Year 2018 funding through the “Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement through Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Management of Chronic Conditions in Schools” Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
States receiving funding under this five-year NOFO include: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington. These state grantees will support the implementation and evaluation of evidenced-based strategies and activities to:
(1) prevent obesity and reduce the risk of children and adolescents developing chronic disease in adulthood, and
(2) manage chronic health conditions prevalent in student populations including poor health, asthma, food allergies, seizure disorders, diabetes and other disease, disabilities or conditions. Tennessee is provided additional funding to support professional development activities for state grantees.
We look forward to working with these states to improve the health and learning of children and adolescents in schools.
We are promoting student and school health using the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) approach, with a firm commitment over the next five years.
Washington’s project, Healthy Schools Washington, Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement through Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Management of Chronic Conditions in Schools, includes partnerships with the Department of Health (DOH), and other key state and national organizations to provide support, including professional learning and technical assistance, to participating districts. The 6 school districts will work with OSPI to improve school success and adolescent health by implementing evidence-based school health policies, practices and programs that increase opportunities for healthy eating, physical activity and management of chronic health conditions during the school day as well as during out-of-school time.
New K-5 ELA curriculum
K-5 teachers launch the Wonders curriculum. Our school board adopted McGraw-Hill's Wonders ELA curriculum last spring. Our teachers spent a day together learning from Connie (pictured with our K-1 teachers and para-educators) and other Wonders trainers preparing for a successful launch of the curriculum.
Reading is a fundamental skill for communication it can also transform us. Actress Viola Davis explains the power reading had in her life and how she is contributing to the world of literacy. Read the story here. #raceandequity #connect
Have you read Corduroy?
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