TAG Nomination Forms are due March 1, 2019, to Kathy Sanford in the Office of Academic Excellence for the 19-20 school year.
The Wayne-Westland Community School District offers self-contained Talented and Gifted classrooms for kindergarten through sixth-grade students at Walker-Winter Elementary School and Marshall Upper Elementary School. Once a student is identified as Talented and Gifted and placed in a TAG classroom they will have opportunities to be exposed to curriculum and enrichment activities that meet their individual academic needs.
The Wayne-Westland Community Schools, in cooperation with parents and the community, will educate and prepare all of our students to be knowledgeable, responsible, contributing members of a global society.
Greeting Wayne-Westland Community Schools families,
Wayne-Westland Community Schools is nestled in the heart of a suburban community proud of its motto of being the "All American City." The district serves the communities of Westland, Wayne, and portions of Romulus, Canton, Dearborn Heights and Inkster. We are proud of our communities which include an eclectic mix of socio-economic, racial, ethnic, religious, cultural, and political diversity which is to be celebrated as a uniting factor for all of us.
The mission statement of Wayne-Westland Community Schools reads: "Wayne-Westland Community Schools, in cooperation with parents and COMMUNITY, will educate and prepare all of our students to be knowledgeable, responsible, contributing members of a global society."
Over the years we have seen a decline in the involvement of our community in our schools. We know from research, evidence, and common sense that our children do better when the community around them is involved.
Recently, I have begun to share my vision for the future of Wayne-Westland in a particular way by restructuring the district to ensure that these partnerships are cultivated and nurtured to be beneficial for not only our students but also our employees and most importantly our community as a whole.
I am putting a call out concerning the vision not only for Wayne-Westland but for our entire community, cities, county, state and our nation. This vision starts right here in our homes, our schools, our communities and our church homes. The vision is that we will become the lighthouse district of not only this area but this country, this state and eventually the nation and the world. The vision involves our community reinvesting in our schools in a passionate, powerful and organized way.
Every school is part of a broader community that is dedicated to being a partner in its success. The relationship between communities and schools is an evidence-based predictor of the success of both the community and the schools. Having met with the mayors of the three cities where most of the students reside: Westland, Wayne and Inkster. I have begun the conversations to start to build the bridges necessary for our community to re-invest in our schools.
Given the number of businesses in the area, have asked for each school to be adopted by a partnership church, a partnership financial institution and a partnership community organization. These partnerships will be developed individually by each school and supported by personnel at central office so that each one meets the individual needs of the schools and the capabilities of the partnership organizations.
While it is possible that no two partnerships will be alike, the expectation is that we will build relationships and serve the needs of the students, faculty and staff at the building level to achieve academic, social-emotional and behavioral success.
- All children will learn and achieve at high levels
- 100% responsibility and openly accountable
- Climate, culture, and cultural awareness matters
- Discussions are based on data
- Healthy organizations have well communicated systemic processes with inherent checks and balances
- Purpose of central office is to serve the needs of the school sites
All children will learn and achieve at "high levels"
- Learning starts with an understanding of our standards and end with how we did on the assessment of those standards
- "High levels" must be defined for every subject for every grade level based on standards
- Disparities based on outside factors shall not exist
- Excuses are not helpful, well thought out solutions are helpful... give it a try!
What does "high levels" mean to you?
How do we know that our students are achieving at high levels?
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