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Please go to this page for information about AUSD's Safe Haven Resolution, the City's Sanctuary City proclamation, and other resources about the status of immigrant families in our school district and community.

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Dear Parents/Guardians:

Wood School along with other Alameda Unified Schools, have been focusing on celebrating the philosophies and ...more

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Group Delphi, local Alameda design leader partners with Wood's MakerSpace!

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Students tinker and create!

Wood students participated in a fun afterschool program where they explored the childhood pasttime of "tinkering". Take a look at what they created.

Tinkering

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Safe Transportation Announcement

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:

The safety of all our students is our priority as they move to/from Wood Middle School.

We want to remind the students of safely riding their bike, scooters and ...more

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Wood is a 2017 Golden Ribbon Winner!

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Wood Middle School is 50 Years Old This Year!

                   
 

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Wood Middle School Creates an “Everyone Belongs Here” Mural




In response to the district wide, “Everyone Belongs Here” event on Nov 16, Wood Middle School students created a 20’ mural on campus. This project was spearheaded by Lindsey Shepard, WMS art ...more

News

4/25/17

Listen Up Beavers! This Saturday is great Henry Haight Garden Community Service Hour opportunity!

 

Show up this Saturday from 10am to 2pm to earn 4 quick hours with friends while working in their community garden.

 

Sign-ups are in the main hallway. If you’re an 8th grader with less than 20 hours-you need to be there!

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4/19/17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Issued By:           Sean McPhetridge, Superintendent (510) 337-7060 and

Gary Lym, President, Board of Education (510) 337-7187

 

Two AUSD Schools Receive Gold Ribbon Awards

Wood Middle School and ASTI Recognized by State

 

Alameda – April 19, 2017 – Two secondary schools in the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) have been designated Gold Ribbon Schools, the California Department of Education (CDE) announced Tuesday.

 

The Gold Ribbon Schools Award was created to honor schools in place of the Distinguished Schools Program, which is currently on hold as the state transitions to new assessment and accountability systems. Schools applied for the award based on a model program or practice, including standards-based projects and practices that led to gains in implementing state standards and can be replicated in other districts.

 

Last year the CDE gave the award to elementary schools, including four in AUSD (Otis Elementary School, Maya Lin School, Earhart Elementary School, and Haight Elementary School). This year the CDE honored secondary (middle and high) schools. The  two AUSD schools that received the designation are:

 

Wood Middle School for its STEAM-Integrated Learning Through Inquiry program

 

Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) for its Early College High School program

 

You can see more detail about these programs on the AUSD website.

 

"I am always thrilled when our schools are recognized by the state Department of Education,” said Superintendent Sean McPhetridge. "It is testament to the hard work of teachers, staff, students, and families. It serves as a reminder to us all that Alameda is truly blessed with excellent and innovative educational programs for our youth.”

 

In March, ASTI also won a Green Ribbon award from the CDE.  Both ASTI and Wood Middle School will be recognized for their accomplishments at a luncheon hosted by the CDE in Santa Clara next month.

 

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4/17/17

The California Education Code Section 60615 states that parents/guardians may annually submit a written request to the principal of their student's school if they do not wish to have their student take any or all tests. If a parent or guardian submits an exemption request after testing has begun, any test(s) completed before the request is submitted will be scored and the results reported to the parent or guardian and included in the pupil’s records.  AUSD teachers and schools support students to do well on the tests and help them learn test-taking skills that will enable them to be successful throughout their school career and beyond.  We encourage parents to contact their child's teacher or principal with any concerns they may have about the test before they request that their student be excluded from taking the test(s).

 

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WMS Testing Schedule

2017

 

Science:

Week of April 24                    CST Science 8th Grade

  • April 28 Make-ups

 

Math:

Week of May 1                       Math   

Week of May 8                       Math

 

ELA:

Week of May 15                     ELA

Week of May 22                     ELA

 

CAASPP Make-Ups

Week of May 30                     Make-ups for ELA and Math

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WEB Leaders host 6th Grade Orientation

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What is STEAM?

STEAM is a way to teach how all things relate to each other, in school and in life. It’s more fun than traditional learning styles and makes more sense to all types of learners because it is based on ...more

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Congratulations Wood Science Department and Students!

Everyone Belongs Here

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Common Core (CAASPP) Updates

Looking for information about the Common Core tests your students took last spring? AUSD’s "Common Core Assessments" web page offers a wealth of information on the California Assessment of Student ...more

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