On March 8, the Eatonville School Board had a work-study meeting at Weyerhaeuser Elementary School. Leadership students Hank, TJ, Van, Lily and Shepard made a presentation about the activities they have been involved with this year. Some of those activities included the campaign process of getting elected as a school leader, their commitments to missing recess to hold meetings and doing the school announcements at the school’s Morning Meeting.
They also shared how they organized a cleanup of the school grounds, planned school spirit activities and planned a food drive for the Eatonville Community Center.
These students are great examples of what it means to be student leaders.
Next in Weyerhaeuser’s presentation was a performance by the fifth-grade choir under the direction of Ms. Chantell Whatley. The choir is an elective class that meets every fourth day in the specialist rotation. The performance included the song “Obwisana” by Mary Donnelly.
Fifth graders involved in the choir are Peyton, Shelby, Isabelle, September, Layla, Kali, Reagan, Kaylyn, Ellie, Carsen, Hank, Blake, Mitchel, Jaci, Lily, Kaitlyn, Sophia and Mariana.
Principal Linn Ames presented the school improvement plan for 2022-23. Mrs. Ames shared school data and systems supporting the plan, along with goals for the rest of the year. One data point highlighted was that WES third through fifth graders who met standard on the state Smarter Balanced Math Assessment exceeded the state average last year. The rest of the presentation highlighted the positive accomplishments of staff and students and included a focus on positive behavioral intervention and supports and Universal Design for Learning strategies.
Ames thanked the School Board, Interim Superintendent Lucy Fountain and district office staff for continued support seeking solutions for the transportation issues facing WES families and for helping solve security issues.