School Innovation & Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

School Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance

  • 2018 - 2019

  • Walt Whitman Middle School

  • Region 3

  • Craig Herring, Principal

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

By the end of the 2018-2019 school year, based on the pre-assessment data collected from initial writing baseline, 90% students will increase one rubric level based on hybrid VDOE SOL and IB MYP rubric. 

Strategy 1

  • In keeping with Walt Whitman Middle School’s school-wide focus on writing, all students will demonstrate a progressive command of sentence writing in each class with the focus on complete sentences.

Strategy 2

  • The Whitman MS Leadership Team will continue to focus on supporting and monitoring writing instruction across the curriculum.

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

By June 2019 school year, 80% of all Whitman MS teachers will be consistent in presenting engaging lessons with 5 out of 5 components of the LEARN model/engagement wheel in every lesson as measured by observations by the Whitman MS Leadership Team and staff surveys.

Strategy 1

  • Whitman MS will utilize the LEARN/Tovani engagement model to allocate appropriate amounts of time to each piece of our lessons to promote student centered learning.

Strategy 2

  • Whitman MS teachers will incorporate the school-wide engagement strategies from the AVID program and Portrait of a Graduate to ensure students are college and career ready.

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

By June 2019, all 8 IB MYP subject groups will create an IB subject overview and develop three additional IB MYP unit plans.

Strategy 1

  • The Whitman leadership team will provide professional development opportunities on  developing IB unit plans and its components to complete all matters to be addressed. 

Strategy 2

  • Whitman MS teachers will work with other IB MYP schools in FCPS to refine and give feedback on each other’s unit planners.

 

               For additional information regarding this School Innovation and Improvement Plan, please contact the school principal.