Key Documents / Links

Key documents for each Teaching and Learning area are located on their corresponding pages.


Teaching and Learning Department

HSSD-TLC Teacher Resource Site

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Teaching and Learning Department

The mission of the Teaching and Learning Department is to excel in supporting and facilitating optimal student learning in partnership with teachers and principals.

Through a shared commitment to develop “productive, responsible, civic-minded adults who prosper and serve,” Teaching and Learning strives to ensure that it supports teachers and principals in answering the four questions that should drive educational practices:

  • What do we want students to know and be able to do?  (curriculum)
  • How will we know if they know it?  (assessment)
  • What will we do if they don't?  (intervention)
  • What will we do if they do?  (enrichment)
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Higher WKCE Expectations Adopted for Math and Reading

Andrea Thiry-Wenz, Director of Teaching & Learning

In the Howard-Suamico School District, and across the state of Wisconsin, we are working to ensure that our students are ready for further education and careers. Our state assessment has been changing to reflect this priority.

 In the next couple of months, Wisconsin public schools will receive the results of the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations (WKCE) that students in Grades 3 through 8 and 10 took this fall. This year, Wisconsin raised the WKCE scores needed for students to reach the basic, proficient, and advanced performance levels in reading and math. Because of these changes, WKCE results will show a significant decline in the number of students considered to be “proficient” or “advanced.”  This does not reflect a change in the abilities of students, teachers, or schools.  It only reflects the higher standards and aspirations we have for our students and schools.

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Strengthening Learning for Struggling Readers


The home-school partnership is key for student learning achievement for all students but especially those who struggle in school.  Over the last year and a half several tools have been put into place to assist with closing the gaps in reading and math for struggling students.  During the 2011-2012 school year two additional reading interventions were adopted for K-10 struggling reading students. Previously we used LLI in K-4 – Leveled Literacy Instruction. Now we have intervention programs for targeted students K-10 and selected students at Title Buildings and within our 5-10 grade level systems. 

Students who are identified as targeted for the intervention are typically more than a year and a half behind their "typical grade level peers" while selected students are typically between  a year and a year and a half behind their "typical grade level peers".  While we know that all students learn and grow differently, reading is a connected skill that is essential to most other learnings in life.

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"The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn... and change." Author: Carl Rogers

Parent Letter

Report Cards

Parent Guide to Student Success

TLCPArentGuidetoSuccess.jpgThe Parents’ Guide to Student Success was developed by the National PTA in response to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics.  Created by teachers, parents, education experts, and others from across the country, the standards provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career.  National PTA® created the guides for grades K-8 and two for grades
9-12 (one for English language arts/literacy and one for mathematics).

The Guide includes:

  • Key items that children should be learning in English language arts and mathematics in each grade, once the standards are fully implemented. 
  • Activities that parents can do at home to support their child's learning.
  • Methods for helping parents build stronger relationships with their child's teacher.  

School & District Accountability

 The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) will issue a School Report Card for every public school in Wisconsin and a District Report Card for each district as well.  The School and District Report Cards, using multiple measures of student learning, will provide valuable guidance on how our schools are doing and where we can improve. The new report cards will help all Wisconsin public schools and districts get a better picture of how well they help children learn, advance to the next grade, and graduate ready for college and career.
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Please review the explanatory letter from our superintendent here: 

- Superintendent LaCroix’s Letter & about School Report Cards  
   -- Distributed the week of September 16.

Updated resources for the new school report cards

 And click here to visit our Accountability webpage for more information.