Welcome to WISH
In order to ensure greater depth of understanding among curricular areas, WISH combines meaningful and engaging curriculum alongside standards-based experiences and evidence-based teaching strategies.
WISH is committed to supporting the social-emotional development of each and every one of our students. RULER is an acronym that stands for Recognizing, Understanding, Labeling, Expressing and Regulating emotions. The Anchors of Emotional Intelligence are evidence-based tools designed to enhance the emotional intelligence of school leaders, teachers and staff, and students and their families. RULER includes four primary tools: the Charter, Mood Meter, Meta-Moment, and Blueprint. Each is based on scientific research and helps children and adults develop their emotional intelligence skills. For more information please click here
Restorative Justice is a theory of justice that emphasizes repairing the harm caused by the behavior. It is best accomplished through cooperative processes that allow all willing stakeholders to repair the harm caused by the behavior. This can lead to transformation of people, relationships and communities. The foundational principles of restorative justice have been summarized as follows:
- Justice should focus on repairing harm done to another person or object and reducing the likelihood of future harm.
- The people most affected by the offense participate in its resolution. People take responsibility for their actions and the harm that they have cause.
- The responsibility of the school is to maintain a safe and peaceful environment for all learners.
WISH administrators will use restorative justice tools to work with individuals to ensure that when harm has occurred due to an individual’s choices or behavior there is an opportunity for repair and that all parties feel safe and supported moving forward.