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Outgoing director visits Woodbine School District

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After participating in a Woodbine School STEM B.E.S.T. (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) lunch, Wise and Hupp (second from right and far right) received their certificates. Standing with them are (from left) Sam Swenson, grades 5-12 principal; Jill Ridder, assistant principal and assistant SPED director; and District Superintendent Chris Anderson.

WOODBINE — The great people and great things happening at the District.

That is what District Superintendent Chris Anderson hoped to showcase during Dr. Ryan Wise’s visit to the School February 28.

Wise is the current director of the Iowa Department of Education. He was accompanied by Staci Hupp, chief of the Bureau Communications and Information Services at the Department.

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“We wanted to showcase the great things we have going on here at Woodbine Schools and to have Dr. Wise meet some of the outstanding people who work very hard to make those great things happen,” Anderson commented.

At at working lunch, Anderson along with a group of his colleagues talked with Wise and Hupp about the STEM B.E.S.T. (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) program, Thinker Dome, instructional rounds process and STEM Center not only at the School but also the STEM classrooms to be built at the new Woodbine Regional Wellness Center.

Next, Anderson wanted to show Wise and Hupp what they were doing by taking them to the Thinker Dome where a group of fifth graders were learning and creating in an activity dealing with ramps and pathways.

“Showing Dr. Wise and Ms. Hupp students working in the Thinker Dome allowed us to demonstrate learning activities outside of the regular classroom,” said Anderson.

Read the rest of the story in the current March 3 issue of The Twiner-Herald!

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