OUR OPINION: Native educators deserve each alternative to be praised
Posted on Friday, January 13, 2023 at 8:00 am
The Vicksburg Warren College District 10 years in the past would have been amazed on the district immediately, how far it has come and the onerous work that has paid off to realize the highest academic alternatives it presents college students.
This Friday’s version of The Publish particulars – recognizing the perfect of the perfect educators and help employees at VWSD and rolling out protection of the competitors’s finalists Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Yr Award.
The district had a banner yr in 2022: the addition of Beacon Colleges, report commencement charges and take a look at scores, statewide recognition within the type of a B grade, and restoration of VWSD District of Innovation standing. Not solely that – it additionally resulted in tuition financial savings for dual-enrollment college students that bumped into the thousands and thousands.
For years, VWSD has taken a generally unorthodox method to educating its college students, prioritizing constructing real-life expertise and private mind for its college students over rigorous schooling to fulfill state take a look at necessities. With a sturdy STEM curriculum, college students are in a position to study by means of hands-on actions and carry out duties that many professionals don’t try till they enter faculty or work.
By prioritizing group partnerships, whether or not by means of collaboration with mother and father or native companies, VWSD strives to instill in college students the worth of onerous work. They’ve the instruments to find out the long run that most closely fits them: admission, enrollment in greater schooling, employment or entrepreneurship.
And as a substitute of sitting in a classroom dreaming of what they’ll sooner or later be, college students have the chance to start studying sensible expertise to realize their targets in actual time.
Our group is blessed with devoted adults who function lecturers, directors, mentors, and classroom volunteers to make sure that college students not solely attain, however exceed, their full potential. From the crossing guard on the intersection of Mission 66 and Rosa A. Temple Drive, to the highest administrator, the fervour for schooling is obvious.
You do not have to take our phrase for it both. You possibly can see for your self.
One other manner VWSD is getting forward of the curve—and welcoming skeptics—is thru its Discovery Day college subject journey program. There are three extra alternatives left this college yr for these excited about studying extra about VWSD: February seventh, March seventh and April 4th. The excursions are student-led and interactive, permitting company to talk with scholar leaders and Superintendent Chad Shealy and see firsthand the newest renovations and enhancements to the district’s services.
We’re lucky to have quite a lot of high quality schooling alternatives for youngsters in Warren County, and anytime the individuals who make it attainable might be acknowledged for that, they need to be.