By Lisa Meysembourg
Woodville ISD Superintendent
I would like to extend a big “WELCOME BACK” to all the students attending Woodville ISD. I hope that you and your families enjoyed the summer and found time to just relax and spend time together.
While it seems as if school just ended, we are already beginning another academic year. Time does fly!
I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am about this upcoming school year. Whether you are new to the district or returning for another year, I am thrilled to have you join our Woodville Eagle Team. We have an exceptional staff at all levels who are working diligently to accomplish our school mission - ensuring that every student in Woodville ISD has opportunities to learn, grow, and succeed.
Academically, the district is reaffirming its commitment to providing a quality education that meets state and federal guidelines as well as the individual needs of every student.
Our state accountability scores show that we have made significant gains in addressing the “learning loss” related to COVID with our students meeting or exceeding state and regional scores in many areas. However, even as celebrate our successes, we are also focusing on improving our teaching and instructional strategies to ensure the continued growth and achievement of all students.
Teachers have been and will continue to work on curriculum alignment and early intervention strategies to ensure that every child has the opportunity to learn and progress. And, as always, we will focus on engaging every student through effective instructional strategies designed to promote success, not only in school, but in life.
Because social emotional skills and self-discipline are also critical components of education, Woodville ISD will continue to use Capturing Kids Hearts as a guide to building a successful learning community based upon a positive, welcoming school environment; strong relationships built on trust and respect; and personal responsibility and accountability for academic achievement and behavior.
Parent and community involvement is vital as well. Building positive partnerships with our families and community stakeholders is critical to the success of both the school and the community. This has been a real struggle over the past few years as COVID and school safety concerns have restricted and limited our options, however we are working to find a balance that ensures parents and community members feel welcomed, involved and valued.
We encourage you to become active in our schools through volunteer activities and student support groups such as District and Campus Advisory Committees, Athletic Booster Club, Band Booster Club, FFA to participate in parent meetings and training seminars; and to attend school activities and events. We ask for your patience and understanding in complying with mandated procedures and regulations regarding school access but we want you to know that you are welcomed and that we value your interest and support of our students and our schools.
Although many of our teachers and staff are returning, we also have quite a few new faces this year. I assure you our new staff members will be great assets to our school with a focus on helping our children learn and achieve. Along with returning staff, they will become an integral part of our students’ educational growth and development.
In closing, I would like to emphasize that we are all here to serve the children of our community in whatever way necessary to ensure student achievement and success. If I, or anyone on the staff, can be of assistance in any matter, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to working with you to make this a great year.