Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year.
We are excited about your family either joining or continuing with us at Dunwiddie. We have some great events planned for the year along with great opportunities for your children to learn and grow with us.
Our staff is busy this summer getting ready for the new school year. This school year brings new learning standards for your children. The state of Wisconsin (along with 47 other states) adopted something called the new common core standards in the areas of math and reading that must be fully implemented by 2014. The standards are very detailed and staff members are spending the summer "unwrapping" these standards. We also adopted a new math curriculum called Stepping Stones (Origo Math) that fully integrates the new math standards. We will share information with you at the beginning of the year and as the year progresses. The standards ask students to apply knowledge and take bits of information and put those bits together. It is a very exciting time for all of us!
Dunwiddie will continue with the same theme as last year, "We are Wild about Learning." Using the theme, students will continue to learn about the 6 pillars of character (respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, caring, citizenship, and fairness) and also learn about school and classroom rules.
Dunwiddie is happy to introduce you to a new 3rd grade teacher (Mrs. Ruth Wichmann) and will
soon hire a new lunch hostess and a new Title 1 paraprofessional. Please welcome these folks! We also look forward to all the new kindergarten families and all the new students moving into our community. We do have an exceptional parent group (called the Dunwiddie Parent Connection) that would love to have you join them. As you may have noticed, our playground is torn up. We purchased some new equipment (with the help of the DPC) and look forward to the students playing this fall.
Have a great rest of the summer and if you need anything, please call us at 268-5700 or stop in.
Diane Johnson, Principal
Dunwiddie Elementary School