A Welcoming Environment at Woodland

  • Woodland School District 50 will consistently practice equity and inclusion in district policies, curriculum, and actions. Woodland will identify and eliminate discriminatory practices. Woodland creates a safe and welcoming environment for all regardless of identity including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, sex, nationality, ability/disability, immigration status, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, socioeconomic status, language.

    Equity means...

    Woodland students, staff, family, and community members will be affirmed and treated fairly, impartially and non-judgmentally. Every student will receive the tools and supports they need to develop to their full academic and social potential.

    Inclusion means...

    Woodland welcomes and includes all students, staff, family, and community members. We will ensure all have an equal opportunity to have a voice, access, and the full supports and services of the community.

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

    The remaining 2019 meeting dates are:

    • April 8th 7:00 PM at Woodland Educational Support Center 1105 N Hunt Club Rd
    • May 21st 7:00 PM at Woodland Educational Support Center 1105 N Hunt Club Rd

    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