Thank you all for a great week.
I appreciate your patience with the leveling process and shuffling of schedules. I assure you that this will not be our process next year.
There are so many great things happening. Instruction looks strong, students are happy, and we are making progress. Our teachers and faculty continue to be the foundation of success at Woodrow.
Badges - Students and Staff
We will begin issuing badges next week through English classes. We will take updated pictures for 9th and 12th graders. New students will have their pictures taken on Wednesday and anyone we missed will be scheduled for Friday.
Construction and Parking
The City of Dallas will begin water and sewer line work on Reiger in the upcoming weeks. They will not work during arrival or dismissal. They will work while school is in session and then continue after dismissal. While working, Reiger will be reduced to a single lane. Entry and exit from the staff parking lot will be limited to Glasgow. The work also impacts the horseshoe so we will continue to route buses through the staff lot.
Please avoid parking on Columbia. A number of cars were cited for parking the wrong direction. We now have a monitor for the parking lot. He will arrive early to make sure students are not parking in teacher spots at Randall Park.
School Safety Update
Convirgent Technologies has been working hard the last couple days on the safety project created by the SBDM and funded by community donors. There will be two key card entrances for staff - the door by the staff parking lot and the back door leading to the portables. Guest entry will continue to be through the front and require that they be buzzed in from the main office. We should also receive three wands which will provide more versatility for our security team.
As always, the best system for maintaining a safe campus is that if you see something, say something. Alert a monitor, administrator, or Officers Douglas or Bostick.
Mr. Evetts came to Woodrow in 2012 on a mission to transform the band into an award winning program. Over the last seven years, he's built the program into a championship organization that is respected across the metroplex. His group reflects the diversity and talents of our entire school. Participation in the program is a transformative experience that prepares students for life after high school.
Ms. "Baz" Bazylewicz
Ms. Baz is our new Academic Service Provider (ASP). Her office is in the counseling suite. She'll focus on making sure students are exposed, eligible, and prepared for college. Stay tuned for goals, calendars, and action steps. Her writing experience will be a difference maker for scholarship and entrance essays. She'll also be a calm presence during what can be a very stressful time.
Principal Woodrow Wilson H.S.