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Sheri Conrad, physical education teacher at Winton Woods Elementary School, has heard every reason a student could have for coming to class without gym shoes. “They tell me, ‘I forgot it was P.E. day,’ or ‘I had to sleep at Grandma’s house last night,’ or ‘I don’t have any gym shoes,’” said Conrad. “So I like to have shoes available for a student to keep or borrow.”

 

 

Cage Chosen by Muñoz Foundation as Defensive Linemen of the Year jerron cage

Jerron Cage, a senior at Winton Woods High School, is the winner of this year’s Anthony Muñoz Foundation Defensive Linemen of the Year Award, Division II. Cage will be recognized at the National Football Foundation’s Scholar Athlete Banquet on Tuesday, February 28, at The Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown. 

Winton Woods City Schools Featured in National New Tech Video Smith and Holden

A new video from New Tech Network is introducing people nationwide to Winton Woods City Schools and the innovations it’s pioneering as one of the first New Tech districts in the country. The video, “Innovating Within the Education System,” was released January 17 and can be found at https://newtechnetwork.org/resources/innovating-within-the-education-system/.

Students Explore Careers at Miami University

Eighteen girls from Winton Woods High School attended the third annual Careers Involving Quantitative Skills (CIQS) Day at Miami University on Tuesday, January 1. This exclusive event for female high school students from southwestern Ohio gave those attending the opportunity to visit Miami’s campus, interact with students and faculty, be exposed to presentations from the department of statistics, and have conversations with working women in STEM fields with high caliber quantitative skills.

Winton Woods Educational Foundation Sponsors Fundraiser at Grand Finale

The Winton Woods Educational Foundation (WWEF) is continuing its support of Winton Woods City Schools with a fundraising benefit at the Grand Finale Restaurant in Glendale on Friday, February 10. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 771-5925. When scheduling a reservation, be sure to identify your affiliation with WWEF for credit. The restaurant will contribute 20% of food orders during the evening event, but a minimum of 30 attendees is necessary for funds to be paid.

 

District Launches Re-Designed Website website

After months of work, Winton Woods City Schools’ re-designed website went live on Friday, January 6, featuring larger photos, improved graphics and easier navigation. “Our goal with this new design is to provide our students, parents, staff and community with a more efficient way to learn about all Winton Woods City Schools has to offer,” said Corina Denny, community and public engagement coordinator for the district. “We want to make sure there are no barriers between information and our parents.” The website address is www.wintonwoods.org.

 

Board of Education Announces 2017 Meeting Dates Members of the Winton Woods board of education

The Winton Woods board of education has announced its schedule of regular and special meetings for 2017. All meetings are open to the public and will take place at the board office, located at 1215 W. Kemper Rd. in Forest Park, unless otherwise announced.

 

 

Firefighter Fitness Drills Promote Good Health and Fitness Firefighter Fitness Drill winners

Currently in its fourth year, the Firefighter Fitness Drill has helped keep students throughout Winton Woods City Schools in shape and active. The program is run by Forest Park Deputy Fire Chief Jermaine Hill, who said, “The goal of the program is to promote and instill a lifetime of healthy eating and fitness habits in our students.”

Royalty Hightower Wins Breakthrough Performance Award Royalty

Royalty Hightower, Winton Woods Intermediate School sixth grader, recently won the 2016 Breakthrough Performance Award (Female) from the National Board of Review for her role in The Fits. In the movie, Hightower stars as Toni, a young girl who leaves the world of boxing, which she has shared with her brother, to join the high energy drill team that practices in the same recreation center. Her performance was called “magnetic” by RogerEbert.com, “mesmerizing” by Vanity Fair and “extraordinary” by Indiewire. Rolling Stone called it “the girl power movie of 2016.”

 

Winton Woods Board of Education Elects 2017 Officers Winton Woods Board of Education

Winton Woods Board of Education President Jessica Miranda and Vice-President Dr. Viola Johnson were re-elected to those positions at the organizational meeting on Thursday, January 5. Both Miranda and Johnson have been board members since 2014.  

 

Middle School to Present “Destination Rock ‘n’ Roll”

The Winton Woods Middle School Choir Department will present Destination Rock ‘n’ Roll, a musical revue arranged by Mark Brymer on Thursday, January 19, and Friday, January 20, at 7:00 p.m. in the school auditorium. The show covers the history of rock ‘n’ roll by visiting destinations throughout the United States, including the cities where the first recording companies and studios were located. The story is told through 15 dialogues that are interspersed between songs and sections. Each dialogue describes the circumstances surrounding a major development in the history of the art form. 

Winton Woods Preschool Program Earns Five Star Rating

Winton Woods City Schools’ preschool program has received a five-star rating, the highest possible rating, from the State of Ohio’s Step Up to Quality Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System. This system was created to recognize and promote early learning and development programs that meet quality standards over and above the health and safety licensing requirements established by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Ohio Department of Education.    

 

 

Greenhills Librarian Honored with Winton Woods District’s Community Spirit Award

Winton Woods City Schools presented its December Community Spirit Award to Greenhills Children’s Librarian Amy Charley at the December 12 meeting. “Imagine being able to light up the faces of students the minute you walk into a classroom,” said Superintendent Anthony G. Smith in his award presentation. “That’s what happens when Amy Charley visits our Wee Warriors at Winton Woods Primary North and South. The students know that Ms. Charley will introduce them to new people, help them visit new places and teach them about our world—all through the books she brings to read.”

Kiwanis Book Giveaway Delights Winton Woods Third Graders

Twelve members of the Greenhills-Forest Park Kiwanis Club visited Winton Woods Elementary School for the group’s seventh annual book giveaway on Friday, December 2. This literacy partnership put a copy of the book Pinduli by Janell Cannon into the hands of every third grade student at the school. “This is one of the special things we do,” Kiwanis President Ann Akeson said, acknowledging that the day meant as much to the Kiwanians as it did to the students.   

Springfield Township McDonald’s Honored for Partnership with Winton Woods Schools

Since 2012, Winton Woods Primary South has held McTeacher Night at the neighborhood McDonald’s restaurant on Winton Road in Springfield Township. This annual school fundraiser has teachers and staff working behind the counter, at the drive-thru and in the restaurant. 

 

Winton Woods Fourth Grader Honored with Character Counts Award

Winton Woods Elementary School teacher Melissa Webb knew that Nischal Dulal was an excellent candidate for the Kiwanis Character is Key Award for fairness. “Nischal is a role model for his peers,” said Webb. “He is a hard worker and a conscientious learner. He is persistent when the work is challenging and always tries his best.

General Electric Receives Community Spirit Award from Winton Woods District

For years, students at both Winton Woods High School and Middle School have benefited from the time and expertise donated by engineers from General Electric Evendale who serve as mentors, advisory committee members and even classroom teachers. Engineers Bryan Barrett and Daniel Lang were honored at the November board of education meeting with the district’s Community Spirit Award. 

 

Toy Drive

Please see the attached flyers regarding a toy drive to benefit the families of the Latino Ministry Episcopalian church in Forest Park.  

Click HERE to view flyer!

New Greenhills Library Location Means Additional Space and Services

In addition to more space to move around, patrons at the re-located Greenhills Library will be able to enjoy some new amenities when the branch opens in the Greenhills Community Building. “We will be offering two individual study rooms, a teen space and an expanded children’s space,” said Greg Edwards, deputy director, The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

 

Winton Woods Board Members Attend OSBA Conference and Trade Show

Winton Woods board of education members Jeff Berte, Paula Kuhn and Katrina Rugless, along with Board Vice President Dr. Viola Johnson and President Jessica Miranda, attended this year’s Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Capital Conference and Trade Show in Columbus for four days of professional development, learning sessions, speakers and networking. Workshops covered school district administration, boardmanship, finance and student issues. Superintendent Anthony G. Smith, Treasurer Randy Seymour and other district administrators also attended parts of the conference.

Winton Woods District Needs Host Families for Chinese Students

Families are needed to host Chinese students, ages 16-18, who will be attending Winton Woods High School from January 2, 2017, to the middle of June 2017. The students are part of a cultural exchange program between the United States and China, facilitated by Dehan Education. The goal for students is to improve their English and learn American customs, while earning an American high school diploma.

Light-Up Greenhills

Winton Woods Intermediate and Elementary Choirs will be perfomring at the Light-Up Greenhill event.  

Winton Woods District Thankful for Community Support

Winton Woods Superintendent Anthony G. Smith thanked district families, staff members, and the communities of Forest Park, Greenhills and Springfield Township for their support of the recent bond issue. “Congratulations and celebrations are due as the bond issue passed with a 53% majority,” said Smith in a letter to Warrior families and stakeholders. “I would like to thank you for all the hard work that you have obviously invested to inform and engage our community to gain confidence in our district.

Winton Woods Board Recognizes National Education Week - November 14-18

The Winton Woods board of education passed two resolutions at its October meeting proclaiming November 14-18 as American Education Week and International Education Week for the district. Superintendent Anthony G. Smith commended his staff for their “continued efforts, commitment, and resolve to make education a quality experience for our youth” and for their support of “international awareness and the importance of teaching our students the value of international educational skills and partnerships.” He also encouraged his staff to invite parents and community members into district schools to familiarize themselves with the excellent educational programs offered and to invest in the future of Winton Woods students.

Winton Woods District Offers Free MVP Card to Residents Over 55

Residents of the Winton Woods School District age 55 and over are invited to pick up an MVP (Mature Valued Patron) card at the district’s Central Office. The card is good for free admission to most athletic events (excluding tournaments), concerts, plays and musicals—subject to availability. Those who already have an MVP card are not required to get a new one.  

Winton Woods Elementary Practices Evacuation Drills for Bus Safety Week

The weather cooperated this year and bus evacuation drills were held outside at Winton Woods Elementary School on October 26 for third and fourth grade students. “These drills are required each year,” said Kristi Hooper, transportation director for the district. “We like to schedule them around Bus Safety Week, which was October 17-21, when schedules and weather permit.”

 

Winton Woods High School to Present The Miracle Worker

Winton Woods High School will present this year’s fall play, The Miracle Worker, on Thursday, November 17, through Saturday, November 19, at 8:00 p.m. in the David Bell Performing Arts Center at the high school.  

 

 

 

Elementary Crowns Spelling Bee Winner

Adriana Miranda out-spelled her competitors through 22 rounds to become this year’s spelling bee champion at Winton Woods Elementary School. “The winning word was ‘heredity,’” said Candy James, WWES bee coordinator. “Her championship word was ‘tiptoe.’” The spelling bee took place on October 21. Miranda is now eligible to take an online test to qualify for the Scripps regional spelling bee.  

Winton Woods District Offers Training Videos for Parents

Winton Woods City Schools is offering two training videos for parents to help navigate their student’s education: Echo Navigation Overview and ECHO Gradebook.

Marine Corps Reserve Sponsor Toys for Tots With Special Guest Josh Harrison

Help Cincinnati Toys for Tots bring the joy of Christmas and the hope of a better future to local less fortunate children.  You will also get the opportunity to meet and get an autograph from Cincinnati naive and MLB player, Josh Harrison!

Local Library Moving Into Greenhills Community Building

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has announced the relocation of the Greenhills Branch Library to a larger location in the historic Greenhills Community Building, which is owned and operated by Winton Woods City Schools. The move to the new space, which is 2,325 square feet, is scheduled for a December opening timeframe, according to Steve Denny, executive director of business affairs for the district.

 

Winton Woods is Nominated for Gold Star Chili Team and Player of the Week!

In addition to Player of the Week,  Winton Woods has also been nominated for the Gold Star Chili Team of the Week.

Power Saturdays

Please see the following opportunity for academic enrichment for students in grades 2-7.  Please click on the folllowing link:  /userfiles/557/my files/power saturday flyer 2016 - 2017.pdf?id=6845

Dr. O’dell Owens is Keynote Speaker at Winton Woods’ Business Partners Breakfast

Dr. O’dell Owens, recently named as the new CEO of Interact for Health, spoke at Winton Woods City Schools’ first Business Partners Breakfast for the 2016-2017 school year about the importance of investing in education and students. “Education is a gift from the past to the present to insure our future,” he told those attending.

Winton Woods Principal Selected for Deeper Learning Leadership Forum

Adrienne Martin, principal at Winton Woods Elementary School, has been selected to become a member of the second cohort of the Deeper Learning Leadership Forum (DLLF). This cohort-based leadership experience aims to develop, strengthen, and sustain a group of well-prepared leaders for the Deeper Learning movement. Martin joins Dr. Terri Holden, executive director of teaching and learning for Winton Woods City Schools, who is a member of the first cohort of the DLLF. 

Winton Woods Teacher in Top 100 in Ohio on State Assessment

Winton Woods Primary South kindergarten teacher Emily Perkins scored in the top 100 in Ohio on the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA). “I’m so very proud of Emily,” said Mimi Alloway, resident educator coordinator for Winton Woods City Schools. “No other teacher in our district has been recognized like this.”

 

Fundraiser to Benefit Freshman Trip to Arkansas

Winton Woods AGS Students & Jax Tavern invite you to eat with us on October 5, 2016

Help benefit the 9th grade Academy of Global Studies students by dining out with your friends and family at Jax Tavern. Jax Tavern will be donating 15% of all proceeds to fund our yearly field trip to Arkansas.

Forest Park Gardeners Honored by Winton Woods Board of Education

The Forest Park Gardeners were recognized at Winton Woods City Schools’ September board of education meeting for their part in the new recycling program at the high school’s Charlie Fredrick Stadium. The group joined with Forest Park Environmental Awareness and the district in this new endeavor. The board thanked the Gardeners for their donation of a 5'x 6' poly-metal promotional sign, valued at approximately $500.

 

 

Winton Woods Educational Foundation Grants Start School Year Off Right

Four new projects that support the educational success of students in Winton Woods City Schools were awarded grant checks from the Winton Woods Educational Foundation at this year’s Convocation celebration. “Our function is to provide funds for educational opportunities not provided in the district’s budget,” said WWEF President Donny Amrein. 

 

 

Winton Woods Stadium Gets Recycling Program

A partnership between the Forest Park Gardeners, the City of Forest Park and Winton Woods City Schools has brought a new recycling program to Charlie Fredrick Stadium behind Winton Woods High School. “I truly think this will be a terrific recycling program for the football stadium,” said Wright Gwyn, environmental awareness program manager for the City of Forest Park.

 

Film Starring Winton Woods' Sixth Grader Now Available Online

If you missed the opportunity to see Winton Woods Intermediate School student Royalty Hightower in The Fits at the movie theater, now is your chance to see her amazing performance online. The movie can be streamed or rented on iTunes, Amazon Video or Google Play. Critics at the Venice and Sundance Film Festivals raved about Hightower’s performance in the film, which was shot in Cincinnati.

Winton Woods Parents and Community Members Envision Future with New Buildings

Parent Sharlee Adams and her family have 10 more years in Winton Woods City Schools, and she’d like to ensure that her children have a safe environment for learning and growing. That’s why she supports the district’s initiative for new buildings, a PreK - 6th grade elementary school on the current Winton Woods Middle School campus in Greenhills and a 7th – 12th grade secondary school on the current Winton Woods High School campus in Forest Park, both with shared community spaces. The district’s six current schools would be closed.    

 

Winton Woods District Presents Newest Project-based Learning Video

Winton Woods Superintendent Anthony G. Smith used his September State of the Schools address to present the district’s newest project-based learning (PBL) video, “New Tech Warriors: Project-Based Learning at Winton Woods City Schools.”   The 11-minute video showcases students and teachers from Winton Woods High School and Academy of Global Studies who say that PBL has transformed their classrooms and learning experiences. 

 

Jerron Cage Voted LaRosa's MVP of the Week!

A two-sport all-star, Winton Woods’ senior Jerron Cage in football is a 4-year varsity starter and one of the top-ranked defensive lineman in
Ohio and the USA. He has been nominated for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January in San Antonio.

Winton Woods District Thanks Local Church for Gift

The Winton Woods Board of Education expressed its thanks and appreciation to Springdale Nazarene Church for its donation of $1000 to purchase books for the district’s summer "Reading Time" program. “For a limited time during our free summer lunch program, children who took part in reading time on Thursdays received a free book,” said Corina Denny, community engagement coordinator for the district. “It was wonderful to be able to put a book in the hands of some of our students during the summer months, and we thank Springdale Nazarene Church for helping to make that happen.”

 

McKelvey Road Baptist Church Honored with Winton Woods’ Community Spirit Award

Pastor Bob Singleton, Assistant Pastor Rick Schroer and the congregation of McKelvey Road Baptist Church in Springfield Township were honored with Winton Woods City Schools’ Community Spirit Award for “embracing the idea of community service through their volunteer work with the students of our district,” said Superintendent Anthony G. Smith. The award was presented at the September 26 board of education meeting.    

 

Cincinnati Police Federal Credit Union Honored for Partnership with Winton Woods High School

Since 2014 Winton Woods City Schools has enjoyed a financial education partnership with the Cincinnati Police Federal Credit Union. The company’s employees have volunteered both their time and financial resources to support the district’s students, staff and families in a variety of ways. CPFCU was honored at the September board of education meeting with the district’s Community Spirit Award. 

VOTE FOR WWHS FOOTBALL PLAYER!

Vote for Jerron Cage, WWHS Senior, who has been nominated for the LaRosa's MVP Player of the week. One of the top defensive tackles in the country, Jerron has been nominated for the U.S. All-American Bowl this January in San Antonio. He was 1st team all-city and 1st team all-Ohio Division II last year and has committed to Ohio State. He also has won two sectional wrestling championships at 285 lbs.

Girls Rowing New This Year at Winton Woods High School           

Look over the railing at the water as you cross Winton Woods Lake next spring and you just might catch a glimpse of Winton Woods High School’s new rowing team. Planning, preparation and recruiting are underway for the inaugural season of girls crew under the direction of Coach Pat Riester, a former high school rower in New York, who has also rowed and coached at Xavier University.

 

 

 

Parent Survey Results

Please see the following survey results from the 2016 parent survey

Winton Woods District Holding Second Community Conversation on New Tech Expansion

Winton Woods City Schools will hold its second Community Conversation on Monday, October 17, at 6:30 p.m., to discuss the expansion of New Tech Network throughout the district. District families, community stakeholders and local business partners are invited to attend. The event will be held in the Winton Woods High School Media Center, 1231 W. Kemper Rd. It is being facilitated by Steve Easley, owner of Easley Blessed Media, a community partner of the school district.

Superintendent Re-focuses on District’s Mission in State of the Schools Address

Anthony G. Smith, superintendent of Winton Woods City Schools, told an audience of  parents, community members, staff and business leaders that the expansion of New Tech Network (NTN) and project-based learning throughout the district in the next two years is helping the district re-focus on its mission to “actively engage and challenge all learners to reach their maximum potential.” 

Elementary School Closed Friday, 9/2/16 -- All Other Schools Remain Open

Winton Woods Elementary (grades 3 and 4) will be closed tomorrow, Friday, 9/2/16 due to a water main break. All other schools will remain open and will operate on their normal schedule(s).​

Winton Woods 8th Grader is Youngest Ever Miami University Student

Over the past summer Nicolantonio Prentosito would walk into his 1:00 class at Miami University in Hamilton carrying a folding step stool like a briefcase. He would pop it open under his desk, take his seat, and put his feet up on it. At 4’8”, Nico needed the extra support. He was tired of sitting in too tall chairs that caused his feet to dangle in the air during the three-and-a-half hour class he was taking from Dr. Lisa Skryzhevska. 

 

Winton Woods Schools Receive Clean Kitchen Awards

Five schools in the Winton Woods District have received the Clean Kitchen Award given by the Hamilton County Public Health Department: Winton Woods Middle School, Intermediate School, Elementary School, and Primary North and South.

 

United Way Success By 6 Receives Winton Woods’ Community Spirit Award

A continuing collaboration between Winton Woods City Schools and United Way Success By 6 has helped support the district’s youngest learners as they start on their path to academic success. “Success By 6 stresses the importance of early childhood education and was instrumental in helping us this year with the Jumpstart programs for our kindergarten and preschool Warriors,” said Corina Denny, community engagement coordinator for the district. Success By 6 contributed $7,000 to the Jumpstart program. 

Winton Woods District and City of Forest Park Partner on Tennis Court Renovation

Winton Woods City Schools and the City of Forest Park recently partnered to renovate and repair the city’s tennis courts, a collaboration that benefits both the district and the city. The courts are used by the district’s high school varsity, junior varsity and freshman tennis teams, as well as the high school’s physical education classes. Home matches are held on these courts, and time is set aside by Forest Park for team practices during the tennis season. “The City has done this for years and does not charge the district, families or athletes for this usage,” said Steve Denny, executive director of business affairs for Winton Woods City Schools.

Winton Woods District  Releases 2016 Quality Education and Opportunities Report

The latest edition of Winton Woods City Schools’ Quality Education and Opportunities (QEO) Report has been mailed to all families and community members in the district. This is the fourth year the district has released a QEO report to supplement the information provided by the State of Ohio.

Winton Woods Grads Reflect on Their New Tech Experience

Five 2015 Academy of Global Studies @ Winton Woods High School graduates—Micaiah Dawson, Jackson Kramer, Alexander Kuhn, De’Vante Montgomery, and Jordan Randolph—joined Waycross Community Media host Jason Grzegorek and Winton Woods Executive Director of Teaching and Learning Dr. Terri Holden to talk about their experience with the New Tech Network and project-based learning and how it helped prepare them for college.

 

 

Superintendent to Present 2016 State of the Schools

Anthony G. Smith, superintendent of Winton Woods City Schools, will hold his one-hour State of the Schools address for the 2016-2017 school year on Thursday, September 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the Winton Woods High School Media Center, 1231 W. Kemper Road in Forest Park. Parents, community members, staff and business leaders are invited to attend.  You can watch LIVE on Time Warner, Channel 4/Fioptics Channel 854 and online a  twww.waycross.tv/edlive.  The program will replay on these channels, visit www.waycross.tv/cable-schedule.html. It will also be available on the districts Video on Demand page at www.waycross.tv/wwvod.

ATTENTION PARENTS: WE NEED YOU TO UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION

Winton Woods City Schools is proud to introduce InfoSnap!  An easy way for parents to fillout the needed student information ONLINE to start the new year.  

Rallies Bring Warrior Spirit to Winton Woods’ First Day of School

Braving the morning rain, supporters of Winton Woods City Schools and its students came out in force to participate in the district’s Warrior Rally on the first day of school. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade were greeted by groups of parents, business professionals, alumni and community members who be lined up outside of school entrances to rally and encourage students as they arrived. 

 

 

 

 

Winton Woods District Invites Public Comment on IDEA Budget

Public participation and comments are welcome at the Winton Woods board of education meeting on Monday, August 22, as the district presents its IDEA Part-B grant budgets for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the nation’s federal special education law that ensures public schools serve the educational needs of students with disabilities. IDEA requires that schools provide special education services to eligible students as outlined in a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Winton Woods’ Jumpstart School Orientation Grows in Popularity

Winton Woods City Schools’ Jumpstart School Orientation reached more than 200 students and their families this year. The program, which included both kindergarten and preschool students, was designed to help lessen the anxiety of both students and parents before the first day of school. The optional two-day orientation took place August 2-3 at Winton Woods Primary North in Greenhills and Winton Woods Primary South in Springfield Township.

 

Winton Woods District Puts Bond Issue on November Ballot

On Monday, July 25, the Winton Woods board of education voted to put a bond on the ballot in November. The bond is for $61,000,000. The State of Ohio’s contribution will be $49,000,000, which totals roughly $110,000,000 for new facilities. Winton Woods City Schools Executive Director of Business Affairs Steve Denny said it would cost approximately $67,000,000 to repair and replace the current infrastructure and building systems.

 

Warrior Rally Will Energize First Day of School for Winton Woods Students

Winton Woods students in grades one through eight will get a different kind of greeting this year on the first day of school, Tuesday, August 16. The district has planned Warrior Rallies, groups of professionals, alumni and community members who be lined up outside of school entrances to rally and encourage students as they arrive. 

Winton Woods District Taking Part in Ohio Checkbook Program

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel today announced the launch of Winton Woods City Schools’ online checkbook on OhioCheckbook.com. The website sets a new national standard for government transparency and for the first time in Ohio history puts all state spending information on the internet.

 

Winton Woods District Joins Community Event to Feed the Children

Winton Woods City Schools continued its efforts to support and care for district families in need with its participation in this year’s Feed the Children Food Drop on Wednesday, July 20, at Dayspring Church of God in Forest Park. The event was sponsored by the Star Riding and Touring motorcycle organization.

District Holding Community Conversation on New Tech Expansion

Winton Woods City Schools will hold a Community Conversation on Wednesday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m., to discuss the expansion of New Tech Network throughout the district. The event will take place at the Forest Park Senior Center, located at 11555 Winton Rd. It is being facilitated by Steve Easley, owner of Easley Blessed Media, a community partner of the school district.

District Announces Free and Reduced Lunch Policy

Winton Woods City Schools announced its 2016-2017 program year policy for free and reduced-price meals for students unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast or After School Care Snack Program. Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.

 

Winton Woods District Offering Free Summer Lunches and Free Books

For a limited time, children who take part in reading time on Thursdays during Winton Woods City Schools’ free summer lunch program will receive a free book. “This is due to a generous donation of $1,000 from Springdale Nazarene Church to our summer reading program,” said Corina Denny, community engagement coordinator for the district. “Additionally, Scholastic went out of their way to provide us with some great value books.”

 

Whitaker to Appear on American Ninja Warrior on June 27

After years of training, Jerome Whitaker received what he calls “a chance of a lifetime” to appear on the American Ninja Warrior TV show. His performance can be seen this Monday, June 27, when the show airs on NBC from 9:00-11:00 p.m.

Brandon Smith Honored with Winton Woods’ Community Spirit Award

Brandon Smith is someone that loves making a difference and giving back to the school he graduated from. Just ask Winton Woods High School Band Director Dani Ashbrook and the hundreds of band students he’s helped through the district’s band program. “Brandon started helping out with the marching band drumline about six years ago, after coming back to play in the alumni band,” said Ashbrook. “He has become a vital part of the program since then.”     

District Holds Two-Day Staff Training 

Winton Woods City Schools recently held an intensive two-day training on project-based learning and developing the New Tech Network culture throughout the district. The professional development was led by the New Tech leadership team and had sessions that included understanding the project-based learning process, Echo training, “Ignite Talks” by high school teachers, and “What Does Our Ideal Graduate Look Like?” Teachers, administrators and some students attended the professional development, which was held at the University of Cincinnati.

 

Jumpstart School Orientation Now Includes Preschoolers

Because of the success of last year’s Jumpstart School Orientation, Winton Woods City Schools is expanding the program to include preschool students, as well as kindergartners this year. The Jumpstart program is designed to help lessen the anxiety of preschool and kindergarten students, and their families, before the first day of school. This optional two-day program will take place August 2-3 at Winton Woods Primary North and Winton Woods Primary South.

Film Starring Winton Woods Fifth Grader Now Released Nationwide

People in Cincinnati and select cities across the country can finally see what critics at the Venice and Sundance Film Festivals have been raving about: the performance of Winton Woods Intermediate School fifth grader Royalty Hightower in the movie The Fits. The film, which was shot in Cincinnati, is currently being shown at the Esquire Theater in Clifton.

Intermediate School Teacher Honored for Excellence

Kay Robinson is described by Winton Woods Superintendent Anthony G. Smith as “a natural teacher who does whatever it takes to ensure student success.” After spending time in her classroom and watching her interact with 25 math students of varying ability levels, Smith said Robinson “presents rigorous lessons in an enthusiastic and engaging manner. So much so that I have found myself drawn into the content of the lesson.” Robinson was honored as the district’s outstanding educator at the 2016 Celebrate Excellence Awards sponsored by the Hamilton County Education Foundation.  

 

Daycare Form Deadline for District Transportation

Daycare forms must be filled out and submitted to the Winton Woods transportation department by Wednesday August 3, for students to be eligible for bus transportation to a daycare on the first day of school, Tuesday, August 16. New daycare forms must be completed each year.  If a daycare request does not meet the eligibility requirements on the form, you will be notified that your request is denied. Completed forms can be faxed to 513-619-2419 or dropped off at the Transportation office.

Summer Energy Program Nets Cost Savings for Winton Woods Schools

For six weeks—from Monday, June 13 through Friday, July 22—Winton Woods City Schools will once again implement Summer Cost Savings Days throughout the district. During that time, employees work four days each week for 10 hours, instead of the usual five day, eight hour work schedule.

Winton Woods High School Honors Seniors’ Academic Success

Senior Honors Night was held on Thursday, May 19, at Winton Woods High School to celebrate academic success and to award scholarships to graduating seniors. Honored were:

Alumni Basketball Game Kicks Off Winton Woods District’s 25 Year Anniversary Celebration

Winton Woods City Schools is celebrating its 25th anniversary during the 2016-2017 school year, and an alumni basketball game this summer is getting the celebration started.

TALENTED SOPHOMORE HONORED AS KIWANIS GOLD STAR STUDENT

Alexis Weihe, a sophomore at Winton Woods High School, was chosen as the Gold Star-Kiwanis Student of the Month at the May board of education meeting for her accomplishments in the classroom, on the stage, and in the community. “Alexis has earned the honor to be the Student of the Month because of all the great things she has accomplished,” said Guidance Counselor Kim Goins.

 

 

TRIVIA NIGHT FUNDRAISER

Trivia night fundraiser to support the boys soccer team trip to China in July is scheduled for Saturday, June 11 at 7pm at JAX, 10810 Smiley Ave.  

THIRD GRADER HONORED FOR PERSEVERANCE

Kennedy Hillman said it’s been her pleasure to be Michael “Mikey” Dutsch’s third grade teacher this year at Winton Woods Elementary School. “He's a great example of how a third grader should be,” she said. “He demonstrates commitment, pride, and a positive attitude in completing a task in the classroom. Michael works extremely hard without giving up.” Dutsch was honored at Winton Woods’ May board of education meeting by the Greenhills/Forest Park Kiwanis Club with their Character is Key award for perseverance.

 

KENT AND LINDA SCHILTZ HONORED WITH COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD

When asked what Kent and Linda Schiltz do to help out student-athletes in the Winton Woods district, Jeff Merrill, athletic director at Winton Woods Middle School, said, “Anything. They take care of all the odds and ends.” Winton Woods High School Athletic Director David Lumpkin said, “Both of them will work extra hours to make sure everything gets done. They’ll fill in if someone is running late or volunteer if we need a person to help out. You can count on them.” The Schiltzes were presented with the Community Spirit Award, given for significant contributions to the Winton Woods School District over many years, at the May board of education meeting.

 

DISTRICT OFFERING FREE SUMMER LUNCHES AND READING TIME

With summer right around the comer,  Winton Woods City Schools is providing free lunches from June 1-July 28, along with reading time at noon on Thursdays during that time. The meals will be served at Winton Woods Intermediate School, 825 Waycross Road in Forest Park, every Monday through Friday, with the exception of Monday, July 4. Lunch is served from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS SPECIAL AWARDS

The annual Winton Woods High School Music Awards were held on Monday, May 16, to honor band, orchestra, and choir students. Special awards presented include:

DISTRICT RELEASES NEW TECH NETWORK INFORMATIONAL VIDEO

A new 12-minute video featuring students and staff from Winton Woods High School is another way Winton Woods City Schools is communicating its continuing transition to becoming a New Tech Network district. In the video, “New Tech Warriors: Overview of the New Tech Network at Winton Woods City Schools,” students Simon Asem, Elissa Lort, Jackie Martinez, and Cari Sullivan share their experiences with New Tech Network and project-based learning (PBL). Winton Woods High school staff members Melissa Albers, Josh Amstutz, Brad Ciminowasilewski and Natombi Simpson discuss how New Tech has transformed their classrooms, while Superintendent Anthony G. Smith talks about the Straight A grant that is helping to expand the New Tech experience.

 

China in Sight for Winton Woods Soccer Team

From the coaches to the players to the parents, everyone involved with the upcoming trip to China by the Winton Woods High School soccer team is excited about this international opportunity. The team will be competing in the China (Shanghai) International Youth Football Invitational and is the only U.S. team invited to participate. The trip takes place July 11-20.

 

ALUMNI BASKETBALL GAME KICKS OFF 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Winton Woods City Schools is celebrating its 25th anniversary during the 2016-2017 school year, and an alumni basketball game this summer is getting the celebration started. The Class of 2006 is sponsoring the first annual WWHS Alumni Basketball Tournament on Saturday, June 11, from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The tournament's intent is to re-establish and rebuild alumni participation, pride, and morale within the Winton Woods District and the communities of Forest Park, Greenhills and Springfield Township.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SKYLINE TEACHER OF THE MONTH -- MAY 2016

Amy McCann, kindergarten teacher at Winton Woods Primary North, is dedicated to the academic and personal growth of the little learners in her classroom. McCann was chosen by WWPN Principal Kevin Jones as the district’s Skyline Teacher of the Month for May because, he said, she “is the epitome of what it means to have a growth mindset as she always is pushing herself to improve. She is constantly refining her practice.”

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SKYLINE STUDENT ATHLETE OF THE MONTH - MAY 2016

Junior Brianna Richard was named Winton Woods City Schools’ Skyline Student Athlete of the Month for May. Richard participates in varsity volleyball and track and has a weighted GPA of 3.760. She has received many accolades for her track performances and has represented Winton Woods in the state tournament. Richard is also a strong participant in Junior Olympics and has brought home 12 medals in her years of competition. 

HIGH SCHOOL HOLDS ACADEMIC SIGNING DAY

Winton Woods High School’s high achieving seniors were recognized with an Academic Signing Day on Friday, May 6, in the school's library. The scholars, who all earned honors diplomas from the State of Ohio, took part in a ceremony reminiscent of athletic signing events. The announcement was made of the colleges the students had applied to, and the students shared where they had chosen to attend. Students' families, college admissions representatives, board members, civic officials, and business and community leaders were in attendance to celebrate with the scholars.

2016 HONORS DIPLOMA SCHOLARS

We are proud to introduce the Honors Diploma Scholars for 2016 and recognize the teachers these students have selected as their "Most Influential Teacher" during their years in the district.

SMITH DELIVERS WINTON WOODS' LATEST STATE OF THE SCHOOLS ADDRESS

Winton Woods Superintendent Anthony G. Smith started his May State of the Schools address on May 4 telling those attending, “This is a meeting about truth.” It was also about sharing his goals to improve the district’s report card ratings, continue to increase enrollment and ACT scores, and expand the New Tech Network throughout the district in the next two years.

 

STUDENTS ADVANCE TO FINALS IN SPELLEBRITY VIDEO CONTEST

After thousands of votes were counted, Nico Prentosito and Nathan Washam were among the five finalists in the Spellebrity Video Contest and will be traveling to Washington, D.C. in May for the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee. The contest—sponsored by Kindle and Scripps—asked students to produce a video that spelled out ways to kindle a love of reading. It was launched in March as part of National Reading Month.

 

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ARTISTS REACHING CLASSROOMS PROGRAM RECEIVES COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD

The Artists Reaching Classrooms Program through the Taft Museum has provided multiple learning experiences and opportunities for Winton Woods High School students since its partnership with the school district began back in the 1990s. Lisa Morrisette, manager of school and docent programs for the Taft Museum, was presented with the district’s April Community Spirit award for the opportunities that the Artists Reaching Classrooms program has brought to Winton Woods High School.

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL COMMENDED BY OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Nelson Homan, assistant principal at Winton Woods Elementary School, received commendations from the Ohio Department of Education for his role as the school’s coordinator during the administration of the 2016 National Assessment of Educational Progress. “I join the board of education in applauding Mr. Homan for a job well done,” said Superintendent Anthony G. Smith.

LIVE LINK -- SUPERINTENDENT PRESENTS END-OF-YEAR STATE OF THE SCHOOLS ADDRESS

Anthony G. Smith, superintendent of Winton Woods City Schools, will hold his one-hour State of the Schools address on Wednesday, May 4, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Winton Woods High School media center. Smith will review the 2015-2016 school year and discuss upcoming initiatives for 2016-2017. Parents, community members, staff and business leaders are invited to attend. Winton Woods High School is located at 1231 W. Kemper Rd. in Forest Park.

DISTRICT SEARCHES FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

School districts throughout Ohio continue to identify, locate and evaluate all children with disabilities, birth through 21. For children birth through age two, a disability means that child has a delay in one or more of the following developmental areas: adaptive behavior, cognition, communication, physical development, sensory development and/or social or emotional development.

RUN-WALK FOR AUTISM

Run-Walk For Autism will be held on April 24 benefiting Autism Speaks at Winton Woods High School.

BREAKFAST HONORS WINTON WOODS' BUSINESS PARTNERS

Winton Woods City Schools held its second Business Partners Breakfast for the 2015-2016 school year to honor its Warrior Business Partners and the collaborations that have been created throughout Forest Park, Greenhills and Springfield Township. Those who attended were treated a performance by members of Winton Woods High School’s Varsity Ensemble, led by Joe Whatley, director of choirs.

ZUMBATHON WILL RAISE FUNDS FOR WINTON WOODS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

The Winton Woods Educational Foundation (WWEF) and Winton Woods Community PTA are again partnering to raise money to fund grants throughout the district with a Zumbathon on Friday, April 22, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Winton Woods Intermediate School. “This is an opportunity to help raise funds for our students and teachers while having a great time with fabulous, fun, energetic instructors,” said LeAnne Montgomery, a member of WWEF.       

 

VOTE NOW FOR SPELLEBRITY VIDEO BY WINTON WOODS MIDDLE SCHOOLERS

A spelling bee competition that led to a friendship between two Winton Woods City Schools students has now led to the creation of a video that highlights that friendship. Seventh grader Nicolantonio Prentosito and eighth grader Nathan Washam are semi-finalists in the national Spellebrity Video Contest and need your votes to win.

FINE ARTS APPRECIATION LUNCH

District staff gathered on Monday, April 4, at Jax in Forest Park to celebrate the accomplishments of the Fine Arts department and the many behind-the-scene helpers who made this year’s Fine Arts Fair a huge success. Those honored were presented with a piece of glasswork created by Winton Woods students through our partnership with Neusole Glassworks. WWPN music teacher Jennifer Wightman is shown receiving her award from Community Engagement Coordinator Corina Denny and Superintendent Anthony G. Smith.  

DISTRICT INVITES PUBLIC TO MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED

Winton Woods City Schools will present the documentary, Most Likely to Succeed, on Tuesday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Library at Winton Woods High School. The public is invited to attend.

 

BOARD HONORS FINE ARTS STAFF

At its March meeting, the Winton Woods board of education recognized members of its fine arts staff for their diligent work in making the district’s second annual Fine Arts Fair a success. Also recognized were those staff members who contributed to ensuring the event went smoothly.

 

SECOND ANNUAL FINE ARTS FAIR A SUCCESS

Families and community members enjoyed Winton Woods City Schools’ second annual district-wide fine arts fair on March 12. “The event was an opportunity to experience the best of Winton Woods music and arts,” said Corina Denny, community engagement coordinator for the district.

 

KIM AND MATT SHERMAN HONORED WITH COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD

Superintendent Anthony G. Smith used the words “sacrifice,” “generosity,” and “dedication” to describe the continued involvement of Kim and Matt Sherman with Winton Woods athletics since the graduation of their youngest student-athlete four years ago. The Shermans were presented with the district’s Community Spirit Award, given for significant contributions to the Winton Woods School District over many years, at the March board of education meeting.

 

DISTRICT HOSTS SUCCESSFUL DIGITAL LEARNING SHOWCASE AND COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

Four sixth grade students from Winton Woods Intermediate School used the district’s recent Digital Literacy Showcase to talk about some of the social issues they’re discussing in their reading and language arts classroom. “All the novels we’re reading this year focus on social issues and include topics such as bullying, racism, slavery, refugees, water insecurity, religious discrimination, and gender discrimination,” said Holly Smith-Conway, fifth and sixth grade reading and language arts teacher.

 

WINTON WOODS HOLDING PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE EVENTS

Parents with students who will be in preschool or kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year are invited to attend Open House events in Winton Woods City Schools. Winton Woods is an open enrollment district.

 

 

GRAD PLAYING PROFESSIONAL SOCCER ON HOMETOWN FIELD

Winton Woods High School alumnus Luke Spencer will take the field with the FC Cincinnati professional soccer team on Saturday, April 9, at 7:00 p.m. at UC’s Nippert Stadium. This is the team’s inaugural season.

 

SHOES NEEDED FOR INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL FUNDRAISER

If you have gently worn shoes around the house that you’re no longer using, Kay Robinson is hoping you’ll send them her way. Robinson, a fifth grade math teacher at Winton Woods Intermediate School, is heading up the shoe drive that’s at the heart of her school’s PTA fundraiser. “Our goal is to collect 2500 pairs of shoes by April 4,” said Robinson, who serves as WWIS PTA vice-president. “We’re halfway through our fundraiser, and we’ve collected 700 pairs so far.”

 

2ND ANNUAL DISTRICT-WIDE FINE ARTS FAIR

All grades of student artwork will be on display at Winton Woods City Schools’ second annual district-wide fine arts fair on Saturday, March 12, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Winton Woods High School. “This is an opportunity for our students, parents and community members to experience the best of  Winton Woods  music and arts,” said Corina Denny, community engagement coordinator for the district. Admission to the event is free.   

 

WARRIOR BASEBALL: FUNDRAISER AT FOREST PARK SKYLINE AND WARRIOR BASEBALL ATHLETIC GEAR

Come out and support our Warrior Baseball team on Sunday, March 13th from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

DISTRICT BEGINS MONTHLY PODCASTS

Winton Woods City Schools has taped the first edition of Warrior Supercast, a monthly video segment and podcast hosted by Superintendent Anthony G. Smith that will be broadcast beginning mid-March. “These 15-minute segments are an additional communication tool to reach our Warrior families and community and are an opportunity for us to share the vision, direction and strategies of the district,” said Corina Denny, community engagement coordinator for Winton Woods City Schools.

 

 

 

ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY HONORED WITH COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD

Forest Park—Only a few partnerships in the Winton Woods School District have lasted as long as the one with the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Phi Psi Omega Chapter, Forest Park, Ohio. Their long-standing generosity to Winton Woods’ students led to the group being honored with the district’s Community Spirit Award for February, which was presented at the monthly board of education meeting.

 

ELEMENTARY INDUCTS NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY MEMBERS

Induction ceremonies were held on Thursday, February18, at Winton Woods Elementary School for 19 new members of National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS), a program that recognizes elementary students for their outstanding academic achievement and personal responsibility.

 

NEW TIME!!! DISTRICT TO HOST DIGITAL LEARNING SHOWCASE AND COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

 Winton Woods City Schools will host a Community Conversation event for district parents and community members around its Digital Literacy Showcase that will take place on Tuesday, March 8, in the Winton Woods High Schools lobby.

 

ACADEMIC SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

Envision Children is offering an Academic Summer Enrichment Program from June 1 - July 22 for students 4-10 years old.

KAMIY BOMAR IS SKYLINE STUDENT ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Senior Kamiy Bomar was named Winton Woods City Schools’ Skyline Student Athlete of the Month for February. Bomar, who plays girls basketball, has an overall GPA of 3.4 and is ranked 31 out of 220 in her class.  

   

JOSH AMSTUTZ IS SKYLINE TEACHER OF THE MONTH FOR FEBRUARY

Josh Amstutz, a fourth year teacher in Winton Woods High School’s Academy of Global Studies, is always ready to take on more work and responsibility to ensure students receive the best education possible. It’s this dedication and work ethic that led to Amstutz being chosen as the February Skyline Teacher of the Month for Winton Woods City Schools.

 

 

 

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS (CCP) EVENT - RESCHEDULED

The College Credit Plus (CCP) event originally scheduled for tonight (2/9/2016)  has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 16.  Because this is the same night as Winton Woods High School's Scheduling Night, an additional scheduling event for families choosing to attend the CCP event will be added to the school calendar.  The date and time will be announced soon.

JUNIOR GERALYN SMITH IS JANUARY'S GOLD STAR STUDENT

According to Winton Woods High School Counselor Christina Jeranek, junior Geralyn Smith has been a high achieving student for quite some time. “Geralyn has been actively involved in her academics and has challenged herself by taking honors and, beginning this year, some AP classes as well,” said Jeranek. “Not only is she academically talented, she is also a role model to our students and staff.” Smith was honored at the district’s January board of education meeting with the Kiwanis Gold Star Student of the Month award.  

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS HONORED FOR TRUSTWORTHINESS

As difficult as junior high school can be, Winton Woods Middle School eighth grader Wilibel Serrano seems to be successfully navigating his academics and extra-curricular activities with responsibility, integrity and trustworthiness. “Whatever Wilibel is asked to do, the follow through is guaranteed,” said WWMS Principal Doug Sanker. “He is the type of student any teacher would find helpful. They have confidence that he will do what is asked with no extra monitoring needed.” Serrano was honored at the district’s January board of education meeting with the Kiwanis Character is Key Award for trustworthiness.  

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTS NEW OFFICERS

Jessica Miranda, a member of the Winton Woods Board of Education since 2014, was re-elected board president at the organizational meeting on Tuesday, January 5. Board member Dr. Viola Johnson, who has also served since 2014, was elected vice-president. 

 

DR. BRANDON WIERS HONORED WITH COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD

Dr. Brandon Wiers was honored at Winton Woods City Schools’ January board of education meeting with the district’s Community Spirit Award for his longtime service to the district. Wiers, who served on the board of education from 2010-2012, has since formed a group called “Concerned Citizens for Improved Schools,” along with George Wharton and Chip Henderson, to assist district leadership in assessing progress toward its student achievement goals. 

DISTRICT AMONG OHIO SCHOOLS RECOMMENDED TO RECEIVE STRAIGHT A FUNDS FOR CLASSROOM INNOVATION

Winton Woods City Schools is among 20 districts in Ohio who have been recommended to receive part of $14.6 million in funding by the Straight A Fund Governing Board to improve student achievement, increase efficiency and tear down barriers to college. Pending final approval by the Ohio Controlling Board on Monday, February 22, Winton Woods will receive $911,700.00 to expand project-based learning throughout the district. The money will be used to support the expansion of New Tech Network, one of the successful components of the Academy of Global Studies, to all schools in the district.

 

EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION SPONSORS FUNDRAISER AT GRAND FINALE

The Winton Woods Educational Foundation (WWEF) is continuing its support of Winton Woods City Schools with a fundraising benefit at the Grand Finale Restaurant in Glendale on Friday, February 26. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 771-5925. When scheduling a reservation, be sure to identify your affiliation with WWEF for credit. The restaurant will contribute 20% of food orders during the evening event, but a minimum of 30 attendees is necessary for funds to be paid.

 

BOARD MEMBERS HONORED DURING SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION MONTH

January is School Board Recognition Month, and Noah Smith, Winton Woods High School Student Council president, was on hand at the district’s January board of education meeting to honor the board members for their service to the district and the community.

DISTRICT WELCOMES STUDENTS FROM CHINA

The Winton Woods board of education welcomed the newest group of students from China who are attending the high school during second semester and thanked the families who are hosting them for their stay. They are: Hailu “Zero” Cai hosted by Alodie Holliday; Chengyang “Tom” Di hosted by Jessica Fugikawa; Yilian “Elaine” Gu hosted by William and Christina Thomas; Hanxiao “Xiao” Hua hosted by Otis Jones; Li “Isaac” Ji hosted by Shelly Heard; Chenyi “Jenny” Li hosted by Vashawna Hughes; Haowen “Brian” Li hosted by Kelly Clark;

 

2016 TALENT SHOWCASE FINALISTS

Thank you to all who auditioned for the 2016 Winton Woods Talent Showcase! We enjoyed every audition. Congratulations to the following participants who been selected to perform in the showcase. You will be receiving an email later today with details about the showcase.

PRINCIPAL TO BE HONORED BY OHIO STRING TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

When Jeremy Day, principal at Winton Woods Intermediate School, joined the fifth and sixth grade orchestra at the beginning of the school year to learn to play the viola, he could not have imagined the attention he would receive. Not only has Day’s story appeared in the local media, it was also featured on the NBC Nightly News. Yes, the national news.

CITY HILL DONATION WILL KEEP WINTON WOODS STUDENTS WARM THIS WINTER

The congregation of City Hill Church, which meets on Sundays in the Winton Woods High School auditorium, donated $500 to the district to keep Winton Woods students warm and fed during the wintertime. “We were able to purchase nine turkeys and distribute winter coats, hats and gloves to some of our students in kindergarten through fourth grade,” said Corina Denny, community engagement coordinator for the district. “Walmart added an additional $100 to this outreach, making even more of an impact on our students.”