Bringing students from the two high schools and the Career and Technical Center together is the goal of a program initiated this school term.
Assistant Superitendent for Secondary Schools Robin Hall said increasing collaboration among the three schools was one of her goals when she took the position.
“I expanded the platform for administrators to share ideas, concers and best practices,” she commented. “The objective was always to improve services to students and teachers.”
Each school, she pointed out, has its own “cultures, traditions and celebrations.
“Schools can be competitive as needed but supportive of their fellow Wyoming County citizens,” she added. “We are all part of Wyoming County we can work togethre to make things better for every student.”
A Secondary Schools Jamboree was held in July. “The jamboree was a day of professional development for the teachers of the three secondary schools to interact and collaborate during the training sessions.”
The Westside and Wyoming East bands performed together in December in the Pineville Christmas parade.
“I think the three administrators at the school have been working together well and sharing ideas,” Hall said. “It’s opened up communications.”
Ultimately, Hall said, the “goal of Wyoming County Schools is to seek growth in our service to children. Enhanced secondary collaboration is one more aspect of our growth.”
John Conley can be reached at 304-732-6060 or on Twitter @PIHnews.