The Profile of the South Carolina Graduate emphasizes world-class knowledge, world-class skills, and life and career characteristics. The staff at Woodruff Elementary School is committed to supporting students as they develop these areas to be prepared for college, employment, or home living after graduation. Spartanburg Four has very high expectations for students to exhibit high integrity and to understand how to communicate and work with one another. All students were provided with their own device to use in the classroom and to take home. Teachers have grown exponentially in their ability to teach children using digital learning. The use of technology increases critical thinking and creativity.
Beginning in the 2020-21 school year, WES moved away from using a computer program as its main intervention program. Currently, the Read to Succeed coach works with two reading teachers and six interventionists to help students identified according to the Developmental Reading Assessment, classroom assessments, and Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) as being significantly below grade level. This new intervention system embodies the school’s belief that we should have high expectations for students and provide support in all areas. We hope to move children out of the “Not Met” and “Approaches” categories on SC Ready.
Until this year, WES has had great attendance at events such as Doughnuts for Dads, Muffins for Moms, the Veterans’ Day program, awards programs, etc. Parents have been very understanding this year as we have limited parent access to the building. Most parent conferences and IEP meetings have been conducted virtually.
By focusing on our purpose statement where we are driven to "... Create a community of learners where each student is provided with a quality education in a safe, supportive environment that promotes self-discipline, motivation, and excellence in learning to manage life's challenges successfully", we believe WES will set forth students who will be successful graduates, productive citizens. and reflect World Class Skills of the Profile of a South Carolina Graduate.