The programs WISE supports
Literacy counts from day one and lays the foundation for a child’s success in school and in life. WISE funds an enriching library and reading program helping to strengthen reading comprehension and enlarge students' vocabulary. Reading also stimulates a child’s imagination and expands his or her understanding of the world.
Music is an important component of the fine arts and although fun, is also a fundamental aspect of each child’s development in school. WISE funds an enriching music program for all students in the Waugh School District. Research has consistently shown that the study of music helps students perform better in other school subjects.
Art education strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, develops visual-spatial skills, and teaches students how to interpret, criticize, and use visual information. WISE funds a rich and diverse art program that develops a sense of innovation and promotes self-expression. Studies show that young people who participate regularly in the arts are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement.
Technology enhances learning. When technology integration is at its best, a child or a teacher doesn’t stop to think that he or she is using a technology tool — it is second nature. Students are often more actively engaged in projects when technology tools are a seamless part of the learning process. WISE strives to support the Waugh School District in providing high-quality technology integration and education to better prepare them for their future.