Dear Parents/Guardians:

 

On behalf of the Wilson Elementary School Staff, I am happy to welcome you to the 2017-18 school year!  As the new Principal at Wilson, it is my honor and privilege to become a member of this great school community.  I am looking forward to working with you as a partner in education to ensure your student’s success.   

I would like to introduce you to a few initiatives we are undertaking this year.  Wilson Elementary has committed to the implementation of the PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) framework.  This is an approach for helping schools to improve academic and social behavior outcomes through a school-wide, systematic approach.  It is a proactive model where staff teaches the behavioral expectations, reinforces and recognizes students who model these behaviors.   Our staff has spent several hours planning for this exciting opportunity.   Additionally, we have added a Makerspace.  A Makerspace is a collaborative work space where students can create, explore and increase engagement through an active learning environment.  This a fun, interactive and creative space! We continue to work hard at improving all of our educational efforts and expectations for students in their learning.  

I am looking forward to a fantastic year!  Please follow us on Twitter @WilsonWildcats7 or Facebook @WilsonOwatonna for current events.  You may contact me with any questions or concerns at mhoffner@owatonna.k12.mn.us or 507-444-8400.  I look forward to partnering with you, the community and students this year.


Contact: Melodee Hoffner