FROM THE DESK OF SUSAN BARRANGER, WGES PRINCIPAL
Washington Grove is an elementary school in Gaithersburg that is the weekday home to 400+ students and close to 80 staff members. It is a place that is committed to positive relationships through our SHELL expectations:
S – Show respect
H – Have a positive attitude
E – Encourage others
L – Listen to directions
L – Love learning
Our new school year has just gotten underway and, with it, some exciting upgrades:
- A continuing professional development program with Towson University has brought us two senior interns
- Curriculum 2.0 implementation is now complete in Kindergarten through Grade 5, as is a new standards-based report card
Our School Improvement Plan this year has our teachers focusing on students’ skills at communicating (active listening and effective writing and speaking) and a deep understanding in mathematics. In addition, we are all working this year on increasing students’ persistence when the going gets tough!
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