Principal's Message

Photo of Stuart Caldwell, principal
Dear Mariner school community:
I  would like to first acknowledge the cooperation, collaboration and strength from our students, staff and families that I have witnessed during these last three weeks of school/campus closures. While these challenges have seemed insurmountable, you have all come together and been flexible to ensure that our students continue to learn.
I would like to provide you with some specific updates for our students and families at Woodworth-Monroe TK-8.
Technology Distribution
I recently sent out a technology survey to understand your specific needs related to access to a computer device and wifi for your child. If you have not completed it, please do so. Based upon the results of that survey we are distributing laptops for students who do not already have a device at home on Monday, April 6 from 9:00 – 4:30 pm
Continuity of Learning
We have posted the continuity of learning activities on our website that can be found here: Continuum of Learning Resources.
Food Distribution
We continue to distribute meals for students at seven sites throughout the district. Locations and times can be found at Monroe is one of the Food Distribution sites. 
This year marks our sixty-fifth year in existence as a school.  However, it is our first year as a true combined TK-8.  Woodworth-Monroe is a wonderful place.  The heart of our school is our people.  That includes our students, staff, families and community.  The roots of our school run deep and spread wide.  The kids who graced our halls this year are extraordinarily special.  They have had to endure one of the toughest challenges of our modern times.  That challenge was our school closure and transition to Distance Learning, in light of the global Coronavirus pandemic.  This crisis put a strain on many institutions and businesses.  Though, at the time of this writing, we are not through to the other end of the crisis, I will say that Woodworth-Monroe is on track to come out the other side stronger than it was before the crisis started.  Our teachers are reaching out to our students in new and more creative ways; our families are interacting with our school in different ways; and, the heart of our school continues to beat strong. 
Mariners are adventures and explorers by nature.  This year has found us in the midst of quite the adventure as we continue to explore our collective and individual learning.
If you have additional questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at or your child’s teacher.
Please stay safe and healthy!
Stuart Caldwell