Wildcat Study Center (WSC)
Days of the Week: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Location: Media Center
Staff involved: Each session will include 1 teacher and Ms. Minezaki
Purpose: To provide some "old school” study hall time and space
Why: Many of our students struggle finding space to do their work outside of school. And some of our students struggle finding internet access outside of school.
Students: Students must sign in by 2:35pm and when they sign out they are finished for the day. A student may come to the Wildcat Study Center after 2:35pm if they have a note from a teacher with whom they were receiving tutoring. While at the Study Center, students are expected to work individually or in small groups on school assignments, behave in accordance with all existing school rules that support academic work (work hard, be kind), and follow the direction of the adult staff.
Staff: Create a friendly and supportive environment that welcomes students and ensures the Wildcat Study Center is a successful space for academic work. Staff will supervise the check in and out process - students may check in and out when they choose but cannot check back in once they have signed out. When necessary, staff will remind students of the purpose of the WSC and when left with no alternative remove any students who are repeatedly disruptive. If this occurs, a note needs to be made on the sign in/out sheet so counselors can contact home the next day.
Communication: Students will be informed of the WSC through the bulletin, through conversation with peers and teachers and counselors. Parents will be informed of the WSC through the weekly automated call home, regular stakeholder meetings, conversations with teachers and counselors, the school website, and the bulletin.
Can any Wangenheim Student go to the WSC?
Answer: Yes, all Wangenheim students are eligible to make use of the WSC. Students do not need to be assigned or sign up. The WSC will not be used for discipline but should be a part of a counslor designed student improvement plan for struggling students. Primetime students may not come to the WSC because they already have their own program for acadmic support.
Can students eat in the WSC? Or wait there for their parents to pick them up?
Answer: Students may NOT eat in the WSC. If they need/want to eat, they must eat before they sign in or wait until they leave or the WSC ends at 3:35pm. All students in the WSC must be actively engaged in academic work, regardless of the time they plan to spend in the WSC.
Are there any days we will not have the WSC open after school?
Answer: Yes. The WSC will not be open on minimum days and on days we have an all staff Operational meeting (once a month on the last Tuesday of the month). Please be sure to check the school calendar on the Wangenheim website.