A Welcoming Environment at Woodland

  • It is very important every child comes to Woodland feeling welcome and part of our school community.  Without this connection students and staff are not able to be the best they can be.  To support this learning environment, in February 2018, the Woodland Board of Education approved Woodland's Strategic Plan.  Equity and Inclusivity is interwoven throughout the Strategic Planning Goals of: Student Learning, Student Well-Being and Staff Recruitment and Development.

Woodland Equity and Inclusivity Committee

  • Woodland is inviting parents, staff and middle school students to join the Woodland Equity and Inclusivity Committee. The committee will help Woodland fulfill its goals of creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all students.   For more information about the committee contact Steve Thomas at (847) 596-5622 or sthomas@dist50.net

    Woodland's Equity and Inclusivity Committee is working with a faciliatator, Mr. Roger Moreano of B.R.I.D.G.E.S.  Mr. Moreano is a Warren and Gurnee 56 community member.  He has been facilitating the Diversity Committee at Warren since 2015 and has been working with Grayslake Central High School.  More about the B.R.I.D.G.E.S. organization can be found at:  http://moreanobridges.wixsite.com/diversitybridges

Equity Articles and Current Events

Equity Book Resources

  • Courageous Conversations by Glenn Singleton

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    Culturally Responsive Teaching by Geneva Gay

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    Racism without Racists by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

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    Why are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

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2018 Woodland Equity and Inclusivity Survey

  • This June, Woodland surveyed it parents, staff and middle school students to understand how our community views the culture and environment at Woodland. The results from this survey will form a baseline for the efforts of Woodland's Equity and Inclusivity Committee.

    2018 Woodland Equity and Inclusivity Survey