Over the course of the Fall Semester, Woodsville High School has been developing a “Portrait of a Graduate”. This portrait is meant to describe what a graduate of Woodsville High School is — what skills they have, what experiences they’ve been exposed to. This work has been done in partnership with the New Hampshire Learning Initiative, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that students have fair and equitable access to education in New Hampshire.
In this day and age, education is rapidly changing. But what hasn’t is all our dedication to our students and their success. To imagine what our graduates should look like — and do look like — the committee created a survey and received feedback from members of the community, parents, alumni, students, and teachers.From here, the committee worked to distill this information, to create an idea of what a WHS Engineer should be when they walk across the stage in June and move into the next phases of their lives.
This portrait serves as a guide for our future learning initiatives, as we work on ensuring that each student has the ability to fulfill this goal that we have built together.No part of the portrait we share today is set in stone. We welcome and hope for feedback as we continue this process.
It’s also important to know that this is not a new initiative, but is instead an attempt to capture and communicate what we do every day here in the school, and here in our community — helping engineer a better future.Below is an image of “Portrait of a Graduate”.
We have also opened up another form for folks to provide feedback. As we move into the next phase of our work on this project, we welcome and feedback and thoughts you’d like to provide.
WHS Portrait of a Graduate Committee
Sean Robinson – English Department (Committee Chair)
Eric Chase – Principal
Mike Strauch – Dean of Students
Ashley Youngheim – English Department
Scott Edwards- Technology Education
Jaline Mulliken – Math Department
Stephanie Marston – Art Department
Phil Tuite – Distance Learning
Lori MacPherson – Special Education
Scott Nichols – Library and Learning Commons
LINK TO PORTRAIT OF A GRADUATE IMAGE:
LINK TO FEEDBACK FORM:
LINK TO RESPONSES FROM FIRST SURVEY: