Opening Session

Focusing on the Person in Personalized Learning
Join us in learning, reflecting, and planning better ways to serve our children.
*Please have your conference handout and
agenda in front of you.
Dr. Jorea Marple
State Superintendent of Schools
Nadye Menking Hoggett
Capital High School
Be Thankful…
Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge
Because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary
Because it means you’ve made a difference.
It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are
also thankful for the setbacks.
GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessings.
~ Author Unknown ~
Where creativity
meets technical
“Good Kids
Doing Great
Happy – Healthy
Contributing Citizens
Knowledge and Skills Sets for PostSecondary Goals
Optimism about the Future
Resilience – Dreams
Productive & Responsible Citizens
“Good Kids Doing Great Work”
A long journey of educational change to
realize a powerful ideal.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident,
that all men are created equal, that they
are endowed by their Creator with certain
unalienable Rights, that among these are
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
1635 TO 2012
…From Few
…To Some
…To Many
…To All
and now…to EACH
- The first Latin Grammar School is established in
Boston for sons of certain social classes who are destined for
leadership positions.
- The first school for girls, the Young Ladies
Academy opens in Philadelphia ; begins to legitimize a proper
education for girls.
- 16 states have compulsory-attendance laws
but most are sporadically enforced : required children
between the ages of eight and fourteen to attend school for
twelve weeks. All states have them by 1918.
Amendment ends slavery; no longer illegal for
blacks to learn to read and write.
- Brown v. Board of Education ends segregated
1944 – The G.I. Bill ended the long-standing
•tradition that a
college education was only for the
wealthy is broken.
•1972-Title IX becomes law. Prohibits discrimination
based on gender in all aspects of education.
1975 - PL94-142 becomes federal law. Students with
disabilities have opportunities to learn in the least
restrictive way.
•2001 – NCLB is signed into law. Holds
schools accountable for student achievement
by subgroups.
Each significant step forward
took tremendous courage,
involved missteps and
refinement of practice...
From Few
To Some
To Many
To All
•We are educating children is a state with the least well-educated population in the
•Over half our kids live in poverty. The number of students in poverty increased by
3,000 from 2009 to 2010.
•19,000 WV students are cared for by extended family members/family friends.
•1 in five babies born is affected by prenatal drug use; our kids have among the
highest rates of obesity and related health issues.
•23% of ninth graders failed two or more subjects.
•If all the students in institutional programs were combined, the student
enrollment would be larger than 23 of the 55 county school systems. Annually, the
percentage of students is growing.
•About 1 in 4 of our students fail to graduate from high school.
•Less than half (47.1%) are proficient in Reading/LA and mathematics(43%).
•Poverty continues to manifest itself in ubiquitous ways that affect a child’s
readiness to learn: expectations, background experiences, nutrition, health, stress,
uncertainty, instability.
We believe
kids learn best
when they
know they
We believe kids learn
at higher levels if they
are active, wellnourished healthy
and safe.
We believe that learning
is about developing the
total child: the Body,
Mind and Spirit.
We believe kids learn in different
ways and at different rates with
differing needs and dreams. We
must do a better job of addressing
that in schools.
We believe if learning is to last a lifetime then
kids must see connections and relevance; they
need understanding of big ideas learned
through critical thinking and problem solving.
We believe kids must own
their own learning and see the
connection between their own
actions and what they achieve.
We believe opportunities to
learn must exceed the walls of
the school and the time limits
of the school day.
We believe education is the place that
must open a world of ideas, to expand
interests and build dreams founded
from a rich and broad curriculum.
We believe the value a child has for learning
is dramatically impacted by the expectations
of the parents and community. Families and
stakeholders have a moral obligation to
improve the education of their children.
To Ask: Are we on the right
Do the beliefs, principles , and plans
represent what you feel we need to do to
serve our children well? Are these the
actions we need to take?
Chuck Heinlein
Deputy Superintendent of Schools
Nadye Menking Hoggett
Capital High School
Chuck Heinlein
Deputy Superintendent of Schools
Lydia McCue,
Superintendent’s Office
Mary Weikle
Office of Healthy Schools

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