FFA Alumni Chili & Brat Dinner
The AW FFA Alumni will be holding their annual chili and brat dinner on Friday, September 20 prior to the football game. They will serve food in the senior commons from 5-7 pm. The proceeds go back to the alumni, which in turn supports our FFA members and functions.
The meal includes a hot dog or brat, chili, chips, cookie and bottled water. Hot dog tickets are $6 each while brat tickets are $8 each.
This week numerous school district across Ohio will release a comprehensive assessment of their District's performance on areas their communities feel are critical to student success. In addition the Ohio Department of Education will release the State Report Card that will focus on the performance of State mandadted assessments. We feel that it is important to inform our community the academic and personal growth of our students versus just the performance on a once a year State assessment.
Please take time to review the AWLS Quality Profile. This profile is based on six categories: academics, arts, student leadership and activities, fiscal leadership, parent and community involvement, and student services. You can view the 2018/19 AWLS Quality Profile on our website at:
Portrait of a Graduate
Over the last 6 months, various members of the AWLS staff, administration, and board members worked with Battelle for Kids to actively engage the community in developing a Portrait of A Graduate, a collective vision that articulates our community's aspirations for all our of our students.
We wanted our Portrait of A Graduate to be locally developed, but globally positioned, and we welcomed many voices and elicited input form stakeholders inside our school system and within our community. The Portrait of A Graduate Design Team, a group of approximately 50 people, had four meetings to design our Portrait. This process was facilitated by Battelle for Kids; a national educational organization committed to working with school districts and communities to realize the power and promise of 21st century learning for all students. The final products of this work are attached to this email and can be viewed on our website.
Now more than ever, our learning experiences must continue to not only provide for the acquisition of rigorous academic content, but must also be intentional about fostering critical thinking, communication, collaboration, a learner's mindset, adaptability and flexibility, and empathy, and other 21st century skills our students need to thrive. We will work with you to engage in conversations and actions that allows our students to learn and grow in our Portrait of A Graduate competency areas. From our kindergartner's to our seniors- this work has enduring impact. Each of us will play an important role in making the Portrait of A Graduate a reality for every student as we continue to create meaningful learning experiences every day.
We look forward to working with all of you to make sure all of our seniors are ready for the future- whatever the path they may choose.