Wolfe Street Academy (WSA) is a Title I Schoolwide Program where, at any given moment, 40 adults serve 251 PreK-5 students. Currently the school district estimates that 88% of students live in poverty. Over 63% of the students receive English as a Second Language services, and over 9% receive Special Education services. WSA is committed to providing quality education for all students and this commitment has launched our students into academic success. From 2005 to 2014, WSA moved from the 77th highest to the 2nd highest performing elementary school in Baltimore, as measured on the Maryland School Assessment.
These exceptional academic outcomes are due to a collaborative effort between students, parents, neighbors, and school staff. As a Community School, WSA focuses on engaging parents and empowering them as their children’s primary educators. In the classrooms, WSA ensures that all teachers provide rigorous, quality instruction designed to meet the academic and socioemotional needs of all students. Our WSA teachers and staff work diligently day in and day out to serve WSA students and their families to the best of their ability. On many days, this is a thankless, yet crucial task.
In the 2018-2019 school year, WSA would like to provide more opportunities for teachers to bond, collaborate, and support one another. Mutual support and positive morale has been shown to boost school climate and culture, making the school environment one that is pleasant for staff to work in and welcoming to students, parents, and community members.
Due to limited school funding, WSA has had to make difficult choices that often limits the amount of support and teambuilding opportunities we can offer to teachers and staff. WSA is hoping to raise to enhance teacher collaboration and morale. Activities will include a staff teambuilding retreat prior to the start of the school year, personalized school uniforms, Teacher Appreciation Week care packages, and other incentives throughout the school year.
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