Friday, May 23, 2014

Proud of JWP Students and Staff

Student Scholarships and Awards

This year we have experienced outstanding success with our students receiving scholarships and awards.  One of the highest honors to be received, the National Merit Scholarship, was awarded to Lauren Summers as she is JWP's first recipient of this prestigious award since 1997.  In addition to that award, JWP seniors will have earned over $200,000 in scholarships this school year.  Congratulations JWP seniors!

Graduation - 2014

On Friday, May 23, we had 35 students graduate from the Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Public School District.  As a District we are confident these students have been provided with exceptional opportunities to prepare them for post secondary education or the workforce.  We are very proud of our graduates and wish them nothing but the best of luck in the future.  

Proud of our Staff!

This school year our staff members took on Professional Learning Communities, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, and two new curricula on top of the extensive work they do on a daily basis.  Preliminary data shows that their work this year had a positive impact on student achievement as per NWEA-MAP and MCA data.  We could not be more proud of our staff for their unswerving commitment to doing what is best for students on our continuous quest in improving learning for all.  Should you encounter a member of the Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton staff, please thank them for the work they do each and every day to positively impact the children of our three great communities.

The Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Public School District expects to see an increase to enrollment next school year.  This year our District had 585 students enrolled in grades K-12.  Next year we expect an enrollment of 610 students in that same grade span.  That is an increase of 25 students.  This growth can be attributed to a larger incoming kindergarten class, the addition of Trinity Lutheran School students to our 9th grade class, move ins, and students returning from open enrollment.  We are happy to share this exciting news as increasing enrollment is a thing to celebrate! 

Cafeteria and Building Security Project

This project continues to move forward.  We received official approval from the Minnesota Department of Education in April.  The bidding process is complete and at this time we are awaiting approval on building permits.  We are hopeful things will progress at a steady pace so that the project can begin.  It is our hope that our secured entrance and new kitchen are completed by December.