Mrs. Tina Drake

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Mrs. Tina Drake

Dear Wellington High School Family and Friends,

     Welcome back!


     This is going to be a fantastic year at Wellington High School! We have a lot of great things happening
with regards to our two grants we have received from the Ohio Department of Education, our continued
educational growth with our students, and improving the climate and culture of our building.
The School Quality Improvement Grant will help support our teachers, staff and students:
      To partner with the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) to
improve our instructional strategies in the areas of Math, Science and English. Teachers will
have on-going professional development to learn new and innovative educational strategies to
help our students grow and expand their knowledge and understanding in the various content
areas.
      We are also partnering with the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio (DCNEO) to work with our
staff and students. Staff will have on-going professional development throughout the school
year, and the freshmen class will have programming sessions with the Diversity Center as well.
We will continue to send students to workshops and leadership sessions sponsored by the
DCNEO, similar to last school year.
      Our math department will work with Texas Instrument’s T3 trainers on how to integrate the use
of technology into the classrooms. With this grant, we will be able to purchase additional
graphing calculators and Clever Touchscreens for each math classroom.
      Our guidance office will be able to schedule college visits for our students to tour and explore
colleges and universities as they plan for their post-secondary options.
The Expanding Opportunities for Every Child Grant will help expand our Advanced Placement
Program:
      AP teachers are able to attend workshops, conferences and institutes offered by the College
Board.
      Instructional materials and supplies are able to be purchased to give our students high-quality
instruction and educational experiences.
      College visits for our AP students will be planned throughout the school year.
      The ACT and SAT will be given to all juniors and seniors. (The spring administration of the SAT to
juniors will be state funded.)
Gap Closing Measure:
      With the help of the Edmentum Assessment EOC Pack, our Pre-AP curriculum, and TBT work the
high school’s gap closing measure on our report card went from an F to an A in just one-year!
Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) will be a continued focus for WHS:
      We will continue to implement the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. Olweus groups will
meet monthly throughout the school year.
      Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) will be introduced as another layer of
support. This program is a great supplement for and work well with our Olweus Program.

 

Sincerely,
Mrs. Tina Drake

 

Mrs. Drake is an ACT College and Readiness Champion!