Woodsdale elementary school was one of four awarded in West Virginia as a "success school". Steenrod, Bethlehem, and West Liberty Elementary schools also received the award by showing progress in accountability, learning achievements and meeting targets. Woodsdale Elementary Principal, Kim Miller said the staff and students have been working hard the last year to be better and meet several goals.
"I believe a lot of Woodsdale elementary being designated as a success school was due to the attendance," Miller said. "The children can't learn if they're not here and that's important. We make care calls and we monitor our student attendance regularly. We also look closely at student growth. No matter where they come or where they start to make sure that they're growing in their areas and work very hard to get them up to grade level."
These awards were given by the West Virginia Department of Education who also recognized 7 "transition" schools and 2 "focus" schools this year. Principal Miller told us the staff at Woodsdale put in a lot of extra work to help their students with the same goal of working toward the State's standards. She said this was a big help in becoming a "Success School."