Principal's Message

Woodrow Wilson
Elementary School

11700 School St.
Lynwood, CA 90262
Ph. 1 (310) 603 - 1525
Fax 1 (310) 635 - 5237

Raymond J. Schmidt, Principal
Trionne Magee, Assistant Principal
Yara Rubio, Instructional Lead
Greetings Students, Parents, and Community Stakeholders:

   As your Principal, I am extremely grateful to be part of the Wilson Elementary Wildcat family.
I am thrilled to be the educational leader of such a student-centered school. Wilson Elementary School has dedicated and talented teachers who are motivated to help each and every student succeed. This is clearly evident when one looks at the Common Assessments scores that continue to improve.

   One of my goals is to support and promote the established foundation of collaboration between teachers, and further cultivate the highest degree of education for every student, ensuring continued growth. Our teachers will continue to work in their collaborative teams to develop the most effective teaching strategies to ensure students are truly grasping the critical concepts of the Common Core curriculum in every classroom. Rigorous, student-centered, hands-on instruction enhanced by Blended Learning technology and ALD / ELD streamlined strategies within the 50 / 50 instructional approach is also evident in every classroom in our school.

   We believe that our progressive instruction should help students develop intellectual abilities and interests, social awareness, personal competencies, as well as a code of ethics. Hence, students explore subject matters from a variety of platforms. Our high-quality instruction guided by the Common Assessments provides a balance between gaining a solid knowledge and learning foundation, exploring a wide range of inter-connected subjects, and obtaining needed skills for success in middle school, high school, college, and careers. Our instruction is designed to provide students with a wide range of opportunities and experiences, expanding their neurological capacity for life.

   Expanding beyond just knowledge and facts, we emphasize deeper understanding and connections, as well as learning how to learn. As students begin to take more responsibility for their own learning, the faculty members remain supportive and nurture personal growth. Teachers work to build explicit links between subjects, with a theme-based approach, in order to deepen students’ understanding of the world in which they live and to enable students to ask higher-level thinking questions. Our hope is to engender students’ sense of wonder and possibility and develop a belief in every student that they are a powerful learner. Wilson Elementary School is a vibrant and diverse community, promoting personal and intellectual growth. We provide challenging, engaging programs in a nurturing learning environment, devoting care and attention to every student. Embracing high standards of character, commitment, and achievement, Wilson Elementary School encourages students to think critically and creatively and to act ethically.

   We are fortunate to have a strong community at Wilson Elementary School. There are numerous ways for students and parents to stay involved. I am overwhelmed by the amount of support and pride I see every day from our amazing students, parents and the community. I am acutely aware of all the hard work the team has done over the past many years to establish and improve the school environment and am so proud to call myself a Wildcat. I firmly believe in open and meaningful communication between school and home. My door is always open so please take the time to stop by and say hello.

   Wilson Elementary School is, has been, and will continue to be a uniquely exceptional educational institution. I am extremely pleased to be a part of this truly special organization as your Principal and leader. I am honored and humbled to serve this community at Wilson Elementary School. We will continue to work hard to make the Wilson Elementary School experience a tremendous one. The heart of any school begins and ends with the people who enter it every day, from the staff to the students, and their families.

I will work to build a community where each and every stakeholder is filled with a sense of pride as a contributing member of Wilson Elementary School.
Raymond J. Schmidt, MS Ed.
Principal, Wilson Elementary School

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