WJHSD is committed to providing social and emotional learning skills combined with academic development to create high-quality learning experiences and environments that empower our students to be more effective contributors in their classrooms today and in their workplaces and communities tomorrow.
Here are a few of the programs and offerings provded to our students to foster a safe and positive learning enviroment:
- Common Sense Media.org designated WJHSD as a certified school district providing ongoing digital citizenship classes to teach all students responsible and appropriate online behavior with continuous lessons every school year.
- Second Step Social and Emotional Learning curriculum was established to provide weekly lessons on empathy, respect, positive relationships and anti-bullying for students in grades K-8. DESSA (Devereux Students Strengths Assessment) is administered three times a year to chart progress and provide specific interventions where needed. Second Step serves as a foundational approach to teaching students skills to interact positively with others, communicate effectively, make responsible decisions, handle difficult situations, manage emotions, and resolve problems regardless of ethnicity, social status, economic status, gender, religion, home and community environment, educational background, or personal experience.
- Additional Counselors were hired to support social-emotional learning and growth at every grade level.