Academic Minute

  • It's time for another "Academic Minute!" 
    This week Wiley talks about the "Imagination Station STEM Bus" and the big plans it has for activities beginning in August of this year! It's never too early too get excited about STEM and Wiley is all in - your child will be too after you watch this!

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  • It's time for another "Academic Minute!" 
    This week, Wiley is here to talk about goal setting in the classroom. Short-term goals go a long way in achieving desired results in the long run. Remember, when it comes to achieving goals, it's not a race. Maintaining gradual progress will get you where you want to go. Here are some useful tips when it comes to goals, and reaching those milestones! 

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  • It's time for another "Academic Minute!" 
    This week, Wiley is here to tell you about adult English classes that are available for anyone wanting to learn and speak the English language better. The classes are held at Rutland Elementary in "Building B" every Tuesday beginning at 4 p.m. No registration is needed and the classes are taught by certified teachers. Free childcare is available! If you would like more information on these classes, please contact ESL Coordinator Julie Harrison at 615-444-3282.

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  • It's time for another "Academic Minute!" 
    This week, Wiley gives more information on an assessment called, "ACCESS for English Learners." It's a very beneficial program for our students who have other primary language backgrounds. Overall, students in our district speak over 60 different languages! The ACCESS for English Learners assessment helps provide smoother language transitions for those students. Check it out! 

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  • It's time for another "Academic Minute!" 
    This week, Wiley talks about getting those conversation starters going at home. Sometimes, you may feel like your child isn't being very communicative on how their day was, or even what their interests are. Opening the door to those important conversations can be difficult, so maybe these tips can serve as the key!  Check it out! 

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  • It's time for another "Academic Minute!" 

    This week, Wiley is here to tell you about an amazing event coming up very soon!

    For the past 12 years, Wilson County Schools has been selected to participate in the Superintendent’s Art Show at the Frist Art Museum in downtown Nashville.

    Our fabulous art teachers are allowed to select two pieces of art from each grade or course to be on display at the Frist for two weeks. This year, the show will start on January 25 and end on February 9. Our Director of Schools, Dr. Donna Wright, will address parents and students multiple times at a reception on Saturday, February 1. 
    Schools will provide you with the specific time for your child to attend the reception.

    It's a wonderful and fun opportunity to embrace the visual arts! Wilson County Schools has many talented young artists that we celebrate and showcase during this show. You will be able to head up to the second floor to see student artwork on display and take some pictures. The show is open for anyone wanting to come support our students and visual art teachers. So, let’s all gain a little “Culture” and support the visual arts by attending the show!

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  • It's time for the first "Academic Minute" of 2020! Who's ready to have a great year? Wiley is more than ready! When it comes to math, a great way to 'warm up' the mind for math is "Number Talks." Here's the catch though - no pencil or paper is allowed for this problem solving method! "Number Talks" are a great way to engage young students through problem solving. 

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  • It's time for another "Academic Minute!" 
    This week, Wiley is getting ready for the holidays, but also paying tribute to the upcoming 100 Year Anniversary of Women's Voting Rights! The State of Tennessee was critical in getting this Amendment ratified among the states. It's a great history lesson shared once again for such an important moment in U.S. history!  

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  • It's time for another, "Academic Minute!"
    This week we dive into another segment that focuses on the importance of Achieve 3000. This program helps WCS students to build literacy confidence as they prepare for college, career and life! Take a look! 

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  • It's time for another, "Academic Minute!"
    With so many opportunities available for students to earn college credit while in high school, we want to be sure you understand the differences between Advanced Placement Courses, Dual Enrollment Courses, Statewide Dual Credit Courses and Local Dual Credit Courses.Wiley Wilson is here to break it all down!

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  • It's time for another, "Academic Minute!"
    This week, Wiley Wilson takes on a 3-D journey through science! Do you know what the three dimensions of learning in science are? And why is it important to understand the three dimensional concepts? It's all right here! Check it out!  

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  • It's time for another edition of, "Academic Minute!" 
    It's never too early to start thinking about careers. The middle school level is an ideal place to begin thinking more deeply about that all important question, "What do I like to do?" This week, Wiley gives students and parents some great tips on getting a better view on the beautiful world of career exploration! 

     

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  • It's time for another, "Academic Minute!" 
    This week, the focus is STEM!
    It seems we hear about STEM all the time - and for good reason - it's important! Wiley takes us on a quick journey to explain why STEM is so important for students and why parents need to encourage their children to get more involved in STEM activities! 

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  • This week's "Academic Minute" focuses on the math portion of the ACT! What are recommended scores to be considered college ready? And what is the content breakdown for ACT math? It's all right here!  

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  • This week, it's Kylie Wilson filling in for her cousin Wiley! Kylie is here to tell you about, "Interactive Read Aloud." What is it? How does it improve oral language skills, vocabulary and listening comprehension? It's all right here! Check it out! 

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  •  Math Conceptual Understanding

    Wiley Wilson is back from Fall Break!! He's here for another "Academic Minute!" Fresh off a nice break, he's ready to dive into "Sum" effective math solving practices. Known as "Conceptual Understanding," these practices help make math easier to understand by implementing tasks that promote reasoning that turns into problem solving! Check it out!

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  • Middle School Pre-AP Classes

    This week, Wiley Wilson takes us on a journey that involves Pre-AP courses at the middle school level. What exactly are they? And what is the goal by offering these Pre-AP courses to our students? Lots of great information is shared here! Take a look!  

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  •  Math Fluency

    Highlights from this week's Academic Minute:

    • Procedural fluency is the ability to apply procedures accurately, efficiently, and flexibly.
    • One cannot stop with memorization of facts and procedures alone.  It is about recognizing when one strategy or procedure is more appropriate to apply than another.
    • Students need opportunities to justify both informal strategies and commonly used procedures through distributed practice.

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  • Best Practices in Reading

    This week, Wiley Wilson invades Neyland Stadium in Knoxville! He puts the spotlight on his football knowledge and most importantly he's here to tell you about "Best Practices In Reading." It's a great tool for young students, parents and teachers in helping show our kids how to read better! 

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  • How to Choose the Right Text?

    The adorable and informative Wiley Wilson takes us on another educational journey this week and answers questions about finding the right level of text for your child to read!
    A simple formula can be used to determine that and it helps your child's reading skills as they continue to grow!

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  • Ready Graduate

    You've probably heard the term, "Ready Graduate." If you haven't, that's o.k. too! However, it's important to know exactly what that is. This week's "Academic Minute" answers a lot of commonly asked questions!

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  • Defining Lexiles

    What is it? How is it important as it relates to reading and comprehension? How is a Lexile measurement used? All great questions! The lovable Wiley Wilson dives into the those questions from a beach! 
    Take a look! 

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  • Text Complexity

    Research shows that students who are able to understand complex texts score above the college and career ready benchmark on the reading section of the ACT. 

    Interesting stuff for students and parents! Check it out!

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  • Homework Hotline

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  • Read 20 Minutes Daily

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