A group of Authors, Illustrators, and Journalists (AIJ), led by second grade teacher Ms. Grace Nall, took on the challenge of making a short documentary.   Meeting weekly after school, the enrichment club orchestrated a story and employed newly aquired film/editing skills.  In the end, their cooking-show approach resulted in a nomination for an Innovative Video in Education (iVIE) Award.

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Walker News

23 October 2019

  • 2019 QSIEN
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  • Walker Recognized at District Level, As a "Quality Neighborhood School"

    Every family should have confidence in their neighborhood public school.  For families living in the Walker boundary, their confidence is being echoed at the district level. For the second year in a row, Walker received a Quality School in Every Neighborhood (QSIEN) award, this time for exemplary efforts in the area of family and community engagement. 

    In the words of Superintendent Cindy Martin, "The awards we are presenting today recognize 14 schools and their commitment to excellence. We thank them for serving as role models for how to successfully incorporate Vision 2020 and the LCAP goals into their school community."

    Some of the efforts that led to this important recognition were:

    • Seeing 92% of our families to attend Parent Teacher Conference (over 100 translated for families with first languages other than English).

    • Hosting regular “Family Fridays” that teach parentsHigh Impact Home Strategiesthat facilitate teaching and learning at home.

    • Creating aNeighborhood Parent Centeron campus to help parents engage in school life and parent trainings.

    • Implementing of Early Mental Health Interventions- through the SDUSDIncredible Yearsprogram.

    • Integrating preschool families to participate in the life of prek-5 school, through award ceremonies, assemblies, and school-wide events.

    • Devising and implementing a communication plan that reaches a wider audience, using multiple platforms and languages.

     

    Principal Justin Phillips explained why these efforts have mattered. "Our students grow exponentially, when parents are involved. I am so proud of the way our school sees parents and community members as partners in the work of teaching and learning." Principal Phillips adds, “It’s an honor to be recognized with this award.  But it’s even more rewarding to see our students make increased growth in their learning, because they have so many adults teaching, supporting, and encouraging them.”

    Walker was one of just 14 schools in the district to earn this recognition. Multiple community and district partners nominated Walker for this award. Nominated schools were evaluated through site visits and a review of materials, which highlight how they exemplify specific Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) goals for which they were considered.  Award winning schools are asked to share best practices so that other district schools can replicate their successes going forward.

  • Christ Community Food Distribution
    Date: 
    Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 2:40pm

    Christ Community Church distributes FREE food to fill your pantry to community families.

    Everyone is welcome.  Distribution takes place in front of the school.