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TO:  Reedsville School Board

 

FROM:  Tracie L. Wurm, Ph.D.

Interim School Psychologist/Director of Special Education

 

DATE:  April 16, 2012   

 

Children with Disabilities (CWD) program

On April 25 & May 9, our high school students (ages 16 and older), were at Lower Cato Falls Park working on a transition activity.  This activity will include planting trees, clearing brush, and dressing the disc golf tees.  Participants will be given letters from Manitowoc County Parks Department for their community service.

 

There will be a fund raiser event benefitting the Manitowoc County Comprehensive Charter School (of which we are a part).  The event (entitled: Mildred. Comes to Manitowoc) includes dinner, a comedy show, and silent auction.  Mildred is a Comedy Troupe from Chicago.  Tickets will be sold for $30.00.  If anyone is interested, please contact me.

 

The special education teachers have been preparing for the 2012-2013 school year by reviewing class lists, discussing cases with the previous yearÕs teachers, and meeting with parents.  They have focused on transition this year, getting students ready to move from one level to the next as seamlessly as possible.

Wisconsin Knowledge Concepts Exam (WKCE)

 

 No new information at this time. 

 

School Based Services (SBS)

 

Check received for $9,564.43.  Our total for year is $95,556.09.  Special education teachers and support personnel have been extremely diligent in their monthly reporting/documentations, and are to be commended.

 

RtI/PBIS

There have been two strategic planning meetings to discuss implementation of RtI in the district.  Teaching staff from across grade levels and school levels have attended, and are actively engaged in the planning efforts.  Additionally, I have attended two area networking meetings on RtI, with Dan Seaman from the WI RtI Center, and representatives from area school districts.  The final meeting on May 23 will develop the implementation plan for the following year.