Belonging

Last Updated: 10/2/2021 5:59 PM

At Wyoming City Schools, we are working to foster a sense of Belonging for students, staff members, and families.

 

What We Do:

In our classrooms:

  • Wyoming City Schools teaches a thorough, accurate, and fact-based history education that aligns with Ohio’s Learning Standards for Social Studies

    • Wyoming teachers are thoughtful in how they teach the hard parts of history. They facilitate discussion on difficult, important topics to help students learn and grow as critical thinkers.

  • In Wyoming City Schools, we teach that racism and discrimination are wrong. 

    • Wyoming students learn to value, recognize, and respect the humanity and dignity of every person.

With staff and community members:

  • We educate our staff on how to build a climate of belonging for our students, staff and families through our One Degree Shift discussions.

  • We examine our processes and practices for opportunities to build inclusion and equity in our Belonging & Inclusion Collaborative.

  • We share information about this work during Belonging Committee meetings and through Belonging Committee reports at Board of Education meetings.

  • We gather feedback from our students and carry out these actions with the assistance of our part-time Equity Coordinator.

Why We Do It:

  • We are proud of the diversity of our student body and believe it’s imperative we give our students learning environments where their identities and voices are affirmed, valued, and represented. 

    • By listening to our students, we've learned that there are opportunities for improvement in this area.

  • Rooted in our Climate and Culture goal area, we are working to create a school community culture where all members feel connected and engaged. We are building a culture where all members feel a true sense of belonging. 

    • Opportunities for improvement in this area have been a consistent theme when listening to our community during focus groups and through the use of surveys and other feedback tools.

  • This work helps to support our students today, while also preparing them for their future in an ever-changing world.

Opportunity for More Information:

We will start this year’s CommUNITY Conversation series addressing the work Wyoming City Schools is doing related to diversity, inclusion, and fostering a sense of belonging in all members of our Wyoming school community. For more information, click:

CommUNITY Conversation: Thursday, November 18: Belonging