The WSD Difference is a school publication that highlights programs, events, and features that make our school unique, and takes a peek into the WSD student’s everyday experience.
Effective learning is influenced by a wide variety of factors, but the most important school-related factor in student success, not surprisingly, is the teacher.
In addition to all that is put in place to create engaged learners and scholars, WSD provides space for students to develop a personal and social identity, and a deep sense of belonging.
In establishing our learning community, WSD recognized from day one the need to embrace, model, explicitly teach, revisit, and effectively weave into the curriculum core values.
With a solid foundation in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math, studied together), WSD is moving more deliberately into STEAM, which adds an A for the arts.
To support an environment where students can take responsibility for their own learning and teachers can meet the unique needs of each student, WSD employs a model of “Differentiated Learning.”