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“Violins of Hope” Brings Restored Holocaust Violins to Winton Woods High School, Shares Powerful Message Winton Woods High School students play the restored violins together. Photo by Drew Jackson.

Anything can be used as a symbol of hope. In this case, violin maker Avshi Weinstein, brought nine restored Holocaust violins, their stories, and a powerful message to encourage Winton Woods High School students. “Hope can be found in any circumstance,” said Weinstein. “Make sure you know your history and communicate with others so the past is not repeated. Share your story.” Each violin was restored by his family’s company, “Luthier: Violins of Hope” and serve as a symbol of hope and resistance.

Students Learn Life-Saving Lessons Winton Woods High School health teacher Julie Dietrich is shown with the Forest Park Fire Department, Mercy Health and Channel 9.

Winton Woods High School students are learning new ways to save lives. On Wednesday, February 21, students were able to practice cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on infant, child and adult manikins. The Forest Park Fire Department assisted in teaching students to prepare them for real-life situations. Channel 9’s very own Lisa Smith was also there to capture the story. Students were divided into three groups where they learned hands-on instruction, used simulators and automatic external defibrillators (AEDs).

Winton Woods District Honors Students’ Academic Success

 

Winton Woods City Schools presents its students honor roll for the second quarter of the fall semester. We would like to acknowledge and congratulate these Warriors.

Winton Woods Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent Student athletes greet and take pictures at Winton Woods High School’s National Signing Day ceremony. Photo by Linda Schiltz.

Winton Woods City Schools is celebrating ten of its incredible student athletes who signed letters of intent on National Signing Day. A special ceremony was held in the Winton Woods High School cafeteria to give family, friends, and peers an opportunity to take pictures and congratulate the students. We know these young men will continue to carry the Warrior Pride and Spirit with them as they prepare for the next exciting chapter. Go Warriors.

Winton Woods High School Honors 2017 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees The 2017-2018 Winton Woods Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.

The athletic staff and boosters of Winton Woods High School inducted the newest members into the district’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, January 26, in a ceremony at Winton Woods High School. Inducted this year were:

Winton Woods District and Freedom Center Partner for “A Night of Freedom: Rise Up” Event Picture from the 2017 Night of Freedom event at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

Winton Woods City Schools and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (NURFC) are partnering for its second annual “A Night of Freedom: Rise Up,” a student performance and project exhibition, on Thursday, March 22, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Freedom Center. The event is free, open to all Winton Woods students, parents and community members, and is a dressed-up occasion.

Bringing Our Past to Present: Greenhills Pioneers and Forest Park Chargers Celebration Weekend Bringing Our Past to Present:  Greenhills Pioneers and Forest Park Chargers Celebration Weekend Picture of old uniforms

Winton Woods City Schools will honor former Forest Park/Greenhills High Schools’ basketball legacy. In recognition of the merger of Forest Park High School and Greenhills High School, the Winton Woods High School varsity boys’ basketball players will wear the incredible Greenhills Pioneers uniforms at their home game on Friday, February 16, and the sensational Forest Park Chargers uniforms on Saturday, February 17. The community is invited to dress in their schools’ spirit wear as we cheer and celebrate both legendary teams. “To know where you are going, you have to know where you started,” said Athletic Director David Lumpkin. 

Winton Woods District Invites Community to Jazz N’ Joe Event Winton Woods High School Jazz Ensemble Jazz N’ Joe logo.

Can you imagine coffee, food, an incredible jazz ambiance and our talented students showcasing their music? These are some of the things friends and families can look forward to at this year’s Jazz N’ Joe event on Wednesday, February 7, at 7:00 p.m. at the Winton Woods High School cafeteria. A free evening of jazz music featuring first time collaborate performances by Jazz Ensembles from Winton Woods, Hamilton, and Princeton High Schools. The exciting program will include a gallery walk of jazz artwork and information on jazz musicians, as well as food, beverages and coffee.

Winton Woods Board Honored During School Board Recognition Month  Winton Woods board members honored during School Board Recognition Month were (l-r) President Jessica Miranda, member Jeff Berte,Vice-President Dr. Viola Johnson, members Paula Kuhn and Katrina Rugless. Photo by Drew Jackson.

January is School Board Recognition Month, and so Winton Woods High School Student Council President Princess Dyer was on hand to present certificates of appreciation to President Jessica Miranda, Vice President Jeff Berte, and members Dr. Viola Johnson, Paula Kuhn, and Katrina Rugless for their service to the district and the community. “On behalf of the district we want to thank you for all of your support,”  said Dyer. “Whenever I see you all in public, at football games or concerts, you always greet me and other students with such nice smiles and it is so heartwarming. Even though we aren’t able to see you all every day, we appreciate everything you do and are eternally grateful.”

Winton Woods City Schools Invites Community to Attend Student Project Exhibitions At the WInton Woods 6th grade student project exhibition.

Winton Woods City Schools is in the final phase of transitioning from traditional teaching to wall-to-wall project-based learning (PBL). Because of this, Student Project Exhibitions were scheduled for every grade so that parents and the community can get a first hand view of how students learn core standards through project work. “Our Student Project Exhibitions provide an opportunity for students to showcase what their academic projects look like,” said Community Engagement Coordinator Corina Denny. “We believe the PBL process enables our students to develop and master 21st century skills such as collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving in an engaging and meaningful way.”

Winton Woods Board of Education Announces 2018 Meeting Dates Members of the Winton Woods board of education are (front, l-r) President Jessica Miranda and member Dr. Viola Johnson; (back, l-r) member Katrina Rugless, Vice President Jeff Berte and member Paula Kuhn. Photo by Teresa Cleary.

The Winton Woods board of education has announced its schedule of regular and special meetings for 2018. 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.

Winton Woods High School Student Performs with SWRO for Fourth Year Winton Woods High School student Aversa Prentosito. Picture by Tina Prentosito.

Our very own 16-year-old Aversa Prentosito, first-chair oboist from Winton Woods High School, recently performed with the Southwest Ohio Regional Orchestra in its 68th annual concert.  Prentosito is in her fourth year with the Southwest Ohio Regional Orchestra, and was its youngest-ever member when she was chosen four years ago.  This year's concert was directed by guest conductor Stephen L. Gage, Professor of Music and Director of Bands and Orchestras at Youngstown State University.

Winton Woods Students Win Scholarships for Walt Disney Band Trip Winton Woods marching band performing during the halftime show at the 2017 football state championship game.

Some might say raising support through fundraisers is the ideal way to go for school trips but two tenth grade band students decided instead to write essays for a $250 scholarship and won. Band Director Danelle Ashbrock told the band students about the “Bob Rogers Travel: Making Moments that Matter” scholarship. Each year, Bob Rogers Travel selects exceptional students to receive financial support so they can experience the excitement of student travel. Students who apply must explain why their trip would be life-changing for them. Elias Hoock, who plays the trumpet, and D’Juan Willis, who plays the drums and saxophone, took advantage of the opportunity to write about their personal experiences and how this band trip to Walt Disney World would impact them.

Winton Woods High School Student Becomes Youngest Author Published in Science Fiction Magazine Kate Ingram (pictured right) reading a poem at a writer’s club October reading event.

If you asked Winton Woods High School student Kate Ingram in middle school if she saw herself being the youngest author published in Apex magazine, she would not have believed it. “You’re definitely the youngest author we’ve ever published.” said Apex’s Editor-in-Chief Jason Sizemore. Kate’s story, The Case of the Mysterious Meat was published in the science fiction, fantasy and horror magazine after she won the high school writers club writing contest.

Future Looks Bright After Girls Crew Finishes First Year on Water Winton Woods girls crew racing during a meet.

Throughout the inaugural season, the team has shown growth in members and improvement in closing the time gap with other more established teams. “The unique thing with rowing is that your first year rowing you compete as a ‘Novice’ or first year rower for a full calendar year,” said Coach Riester. “This spring, we will actually have a few athletes that will no longer be considered a novice: Aversa Presisito, Kimberly Vargas, and Divine Uwase.”The girls rowing team is approaching its first full year of  being on Winton Woods lake after racing both a spring and fall season; and is the only high school in the Cincinnati area to offer a girls crew team our community has begun to take notice. “The support from the district, park and community has been amazing,” said Girls Crew Coach Pat Riester. “At our last regatta there was a vendor that sells team key chains, and they had ours. I saw them (Winton Woods Warriors) and thought, ‘Wow, the rowing community is taking notice of us.’”

 

Winton Woods Performing Arts Boosters Present District Talent Show Talent Show Poster 2018

 

Winton Woods City Schools will present its 2018 Talent Show on Sunday, January 14, at 6:00 p.m. in the David Bell Performing Arts Center at Winton Woods High School. The show is sponsored by the Winton Woods Performing Arts Boosters.

Jon Smotherman is November’s Skyline Student Athlete of the Month for Winton Woods City Schools BOE and Jon Smotherman

Winton Woods junior Jon Smotherman, a member of the high school’s soccer team, has been named as the district’s Skyline Student Athlete of the Month for November. Smotherman maintains a 4.08 weighted GPA and is also a member of the Northrup Gruman Engineering Scholarship Program (Engineering) and the National Honor Society.  

Kress Is Kiwanis-Gold Star Student of the Month for Achievement BOE and Alex Kress

Alex Kress is described by John Pennycuff, member of the Greenhills-Forest Park Kiwanis Club and mentoring program at Winton Woods High School, as “someone that has gone above and beyond.” Kress was honored at the November board of education meeting with the Kiwanis-Gold Star Student of the Month award.

 

Golden Corral selected for December’s Community Spirit Award Golden Corral Manager Kevin Micmicam is shown with board President Jessica Miranda.

Some say there is no greater gift than giving. And that is exactly what Golden Corral Manager Kevin Micmicam and his team did when they provided Winton Woods football team with two incredible meals at no cost.

Winton Woods Sixth Grader Honored with Character Counts Award Winton Woods sixth grader Ashley Mondragon-Ayala.  

Winton Woods Intermediate School Principal Jeremy Day knew that Ashley Mondragon-Ayala was an excellent candidate for the Kiwanis Character is Key Award for caring.

Officer Rebecca Eavers is Honored with Community Spirit Award Officer Rebecca Eavers is shown with Lieutenant James Ward, Superintendent Anthony G. Smith and Winton Woods Board Vice President Dr. Viola Johnson. Photo by Drew Jackson.

Winton Woods City Schools presented the district’s Community Spirit award to Officer Rebecca Eavers for her help in enhancing the community through her commitment, involvement and positive influence.

Winton Woods Elementary Student Receives Character Award Winton Woods Elementary student Poet Bullucks.

Winton Woods elementary teachers Taisha James and Canceria James will tell you that Poet Bullocks’ kindness and willingness to share sets her apart and impacts everyone she comes into contact with. That’s why they recommended her for November’s Kiwanis Character is Key Award for fairness at the monthly board of education meeting.

Sandra Dees Honored with Winton Woods City Schools’ Community Spirit Award Sandra Dees and Winton Woods Board of Education President Jessica Miranda. Photo by Drew Jackson.

Sandra Dees was honored at Winton Woods City Schools’ October board of education meeting with the district’s Community Spirit Award for her longtime service to the district.

Homework Help at Forest Park Library Library Logo

The Forest Park Branch Library is now hosting free homework help for students in grades Kindergarten through 8th on Monday through Thursday. The services are offered through May. No registration is needed for students.

Safe Routes to School Program Promotes Safety Throughout Winton Woods City Schools PHOTO CAPTION: Winton Woods Intermediate school students look for speed limit signs and think of solutions to encourage drivers to go the speed limit for a project based learning assignment. Photo by Drew Jackson.

Safety is always a top priority for Winton Woods City Schools (WWCS), and a new program called Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is not only promoting school safety in the district, it is also increasing healthy lifestyle choices within our community.

Winton Woods Student Athletes Celebrate Work On and Off the Field Senior student-athletes Brandon Jones and Maurice Chapman, Head Coach Andre Parker and host Jason Grzegorek talk on Winton Woods monthly podcast Warrior Supercast at Waycross Media.

The Warriors have had a great season with only a one-point lost in an overtime game against the Elder Panthers. As they advance to the next football playoff game, the Warriors see this as an opportunity to bring the community together.

Performing Arts Boosters 2018 Talent Show Performing Arts Boosters 2018 Talent Show  Logo

Think you have talent to showcase?  We want to see it!  Auditions for the Winton Woods Performing Arts Boosters 2018 Talent Show will be held on December 9th.  Students in grades K-6 will audition at 10-12 p.m. and students in grades 7-12 will audition at 12-4 p.m..  For more information and to register to audition, click here.

Winton Woods Elementary Crowns Spelling Bee Winner Rocco Gomez, WWES spelling bee champion, is shown with his winning certificate.

Rocco Gomez out-spelled his competitors through six rounds to become this year’s spelling bee champion at Winton Woods Elementary School (WWES). “The championship word was ‘bling,’” said Candy James, WWES bee coordinator. “He also was the only one to spell ‘barrette’ correctly in the 5th round.” The spelling bee took place on October 20 at WWES. Rocco is now eligible to take an online test to qualify for the Scripps regional spelling bee.

Winton Woods High School to Present Noises Off Winton Woods High School presents Noises Off

Winton Woods High School will present this year’s fall play, Noises Off, on Thursday, November 16, through Saturday, November 18, at 8:00 p.m. in the David Bell Performing Arts Center located at the high school.  

Football Playoff Celebration and Game Winton Woods

The Warrior community is invited to playoff festivities this Friday, November 3, at 6 p.m. There will be a DJ, free food and parking, a selfie booth, face painting, giveaways and candy. The Winton Woods High School Drumline will kick off the celebration.

Vote Gianni Gamble as TriState Football Player of the Week Gianna Gamble

Winton Woods football defensive back, Gianna Gamble, has been nominated for TriState football player of the week. Gamble is one of 17 players selected from the Cincinnati, Dayton, Northern Kentucky and Eastern Indiana areas for their talents on the field. In order to win, players must have the most votes on an online voting poll. Votes can be cast once per hour, per IP address through Thursday (November 2) at 6 p.m. Please vote now at http://tristatefootball.com/2017/10/tsf-player-of-the-week-week-10/.  

 

 

Winton Woods’ Kristin Miller is October’s Skyline Teacher of the Month Winton Woods Intermediate School teacher Kristin Miller is shown with Board President Jessica Miranda. Photo by Drew Jackson.  

At Winton Woods Intermediate School (WWIS), Kristin Miller is well known for her willingness to volunteer and serve others. Her generous acts have impacted students and encouraged her peers. These efforts were recognized this month as Miller was selected by WWIS Principal Jeremy Day as the district’s Skyline Teacher of the Month for October.  

Innocent Ntwali is October’s Skyline Student of the Month for Winton Woods City Schools Winton Woods Middle School seventh grader Innocent Ntwali.

Winton Woods Middle School seventh grader Innocent Ntwali has been named Winton Woods City Schools’ Skyline Student of the Month for October. Ntwali is a member of the cross country and soccer team while maintaining a 4.0 GPA.

Winton Woods Kindergarten Student Honored with Character Counts Award Primary South student Blake Engleman is shown with his mother Brittany Engleman, sister Brianna Engleman, brother Tranel Engleman Jr., Greenhills-Forest Park Kiwanis Club member Dr. Ben Floyd and Board President Jessica Miranda.

Winton Woods Primary South teacher Emily Perkins knew that Blake Engleman was an excellent candidate for the Kiwanis Character is Key Award. “Blake is a role model student for demonstrating respect to both his peers and teachers,” said Perkins. “Blake understands how to be respectful to his teachers and peers by listening, following directions and using kind manners.”

 


 

 

Great Parks CEO Speaks to Winton Woods Middle School Students for Math Project Jack Sutton presenting to eighth graders at Winton Woods Middle School. Photo by Drew Jackson.

Great Parks CEO Jack Sutton and two other Great Parks employees, Zuri Carter and Rachel Rogers, visited Winton Woods Middle School to present Winton Woods park information and answer questions in hopes of helping eighth grade students with their first Math problem-based learning (PrBL) assignment of the year. For the project, students were to create a persuasive proposal on the parks’ budget. The proposed budget included a change in ticket prices and a new ride with the goal to encourage more community members to enjoy the parks. 

Second Graders Help People Affected by Natural Disasters through Project-Based Learning Students volunteer at Matthew 25: Ministries.

Imagine a seven-year-old thinking critically and making decisions that will have a lasting impact on the world. Winton Woods Primary North second grade students did just that when they teamed up with Matthew 25: Ministries for a project-based learning (PBL) assignment called “Change Makers”.

Winton Woods City Schools Earns National Recognition for New Tech Network and Project-Based Learning Image provided by Google.

The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) has recognized Winton Woods City Schools (WWCS) with two 2017 “Publication and Electronic Media” Awards. The schools Project-Based Learning (PBL) video and New Tech Network (NTN) video were honored with an Award of Merit for their exceptional overview of the program. NSPRA’s mission is to advance education through responsible public relations and communication that leads to success for all students.

Winton Woods City Schools Invites Community to Annual Tailgate The logo for the 2nd annual 2017 Winton Woods City Schools tailgate was created by Corina Denny.

Attention all Warriors: Bring your family, friends and neighbors to the 2nd annual 2017 Winton Woods City Schools tailgate on Friday, October 27. Enjoy free food, giveaways and fun activities amongst our Warrior families at the Winton Woods’ Charlie Fredrick Stadium parking lot from 4:30-6 p.m. Superintendent Anthony G. Smith invites all community members to attend and cheer on the Warriors football team as they play Moeller Crusaders at 7 p.m. sharp.

Winton Woods High School Student Accepted into All-National Choir and to Perform at Walt Disney World Winton Woods High School student Cari Sullivan shown with Board President Jessica Miranda after being honored at August Board meeting.

Winton Woods Junior Cari Sullivan has become the district’s first student to be accepted into the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). During this one-of-a-kind experience, Sullivan will work with award-winning conductors and perform with some of the nation’s top high school vocalists.

Community Invited to Winton Woods City Schools’ Fall Concerts Winton Woods High School band performing at concert.

Fall is full of free music at Winton Woods City Schools, and the public is invited to attend. Band Night kicked off the concert season for the district as Winton Woods Middle and High School band students performed at the football game on Saturday, September 16. Carol Becci-Youngs, color guard director at the high school, said the Marching Band Concert on Wednesday, October 25, is another opportunity to experience the songs of the football season.

Winton Woods District Releases 2017 Quality Education and Opportunities Report The 2017 Project-based learning brochure. Photo by Drew Jackson.

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 fifth year the district has released a QEO report to supplement the information provided by the State of Ohio.

National Say Something Week say something logo

Winton Woods City Schools will be taking part in National Say Something Call-to-Action Week from October 16-20 in partnership with Sandy Hook Promise, a national, nonprofit organization led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. Say Something teaches students in grades 5 -12 how to look for warning signs, signals and threats, especially in social media, from individuals who may want to hurt themselves or others and to say something to a trusted adult to get them help. During this week, our staff will engage in real conversations with our students about what it means to say something. 

Winton Woods City Schools Invites the Community to Homecoming Celebrations Winton Woods High School marching band performing in 2016 homecoming week parade.

Winton Woods City Schools (WWCS) encourages the community and alumni to cheer on the 7-0 Winton Woods football team and celebrate homecoming in Warrior style. Community festivities include a parade and football game on Friday, October 13.

 

Winton Woods High School Student Awarded for Heroic Act WWHS student Isaac Sneed was honored as the Kiwanis-Gold Star Student of the Month for September. He is shown with his father Derrick Sneed, Greenhills-Forest Park Kiwanis Club President Terry Lee and Board President Jessica Miranda.

Isaac Sneed is a senior Academy of Global Studies (AGS) student at Winton Woods High School where he maintains all A’s and B’s, but that is not why he was selected to receive September’s Kiwanis-Gold Star Student of the Month Award.

 

Join Our Warrior Experts Team! warrior experts logo

At Winton Woods City Schools, we believe that real-world learning is critical for students to be prepared for the careers of today and tomorrow. To support this belief, we are taking two of our district’s most valuable assets—our students and our community stakeholders—and partnering them in a program that we call Warrior Experts.

Mercy Health is Awarded the August Community Spirit Award Tom Urban received the Winton Woods City Schools’ August Community Spirit Award. Board members Jessica Miranda and Katrina Rugless can also be seen in the picture. Photo by Drew Jackson.

Fairfield Hospital has supported Winton Woods City Schools with a variety of services for almost six years. This community partnership has provided students with free health checks, a sideline physician at our varsity home football games, and numerous other services to ensure our students are healthy, safe and can perform at their best. It was all this, and more, that led to Mercy Health receiving the district’s Community Spirit Award at the August 28 board of education meeting.

Forest Park Steppers Donate Supplies for Winton Woods Students Members of the Forest Park Steppers organize supplies while others from the group dance in the background. Photo by Drew Jackson.

The rain couldn’t keep the Forest Park Steppers from arriving at the City’s senior center on Monday, August 7, with their gym shoes on and bags of school supplies in hand, ready to step and help students in Winton Woods City Schools. For the last 12 years, their mission has been to supply district students and teachers with the materials they need for the school year. The Steppers organization began giving back to the community in 2005 with five members.

Charter Bus to Canton Football Game on October 6 charter bus

Attention all Winton Woods football fans! Round trip tickets to ride a charter bus to the Winton Woods vs Canton Catholic football game on Friday, October 6 are $25 and going fast!  Reserve your ticket(s) by emailing wwfootball2018@gmail.com.  Please include your name, phone number and quantity. Then, you’ll receive a link to pay by Paypal. If you prefer to pay with cash, contact Mrs. Schultz in the Athletic office at 615-2433.

The deadline to reserve your seat(s) is Tuesday, September 26.  Hope to see you there! #GoWarriors 

Winton Woods Staff Members Present at New Tech Network Conference (l-r) Board President Jessica Miranda, Board member Paula Kuhn, Katherine Sparke, Corina Denny, Josh Amstutz, Vice President Dr. Viola Johnson, Brad Ciminowasielewski, Jennifer Haller, Board member Katrina Rugless and Rhonda Hobbs. Photo by Drew Jackson.

Nine staff members from Winton Woods City Schools presented at this year’s New Tech Annual Conference on what they’ve learned through the successful implementation of New Tech Network and project-based learning (PBL) throughout their school district. The conference was held this summer in St. Louis, Missouri.

Community Collaboration to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts Community Collaboration to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

The City of Forest Park and Greenhills Police and Fire, Forest Park Block Watch/Community Patrol and Clergy, Senior Citizens, Kroger, Walmart and Winton Woods City Schools presents:

Winton Woods’ State of the Schools to address New Buildings and Preschool Village Winton Woods Superintendent Anthony G. Smith is holding his State of the  Schools address on Thursday, August 31, at Winton Woods High School.

Anthony G. Smith, superintendent of Winton Woods City Schools, will be discussing new buildings and the preschool village at this year’s State of the Schools address. The one-hour meeting will take place at 6:00 p.m. at the Winton Woods High School media center on Thursday, August 31. Parents, community members, staff and business leaders are encouraged to attend and participate in a conversation about the 2017-2018 school year.  

Solar Eclipse on August 21 - Safety Parent Letter Eclipse Information

Dear Warrior Families -- On August 21, 2017, all buildings in the Winton Woods City School District will be near the path of a total solar eclipse. This event is being called “The Great American Solar Eclipse.” The last time a total solar eclipse was visible on a path across the entire continental United States was in 1918....

Winton Woods District Chooses Architects for New Campuses Construction

Winton Woods City Schools and the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) have chosen SHP Leading Design as the architecture and engineering firm to design the district’s two new school campuses. 

15-Year-Old Winton Woods Student on UC’s Dean’s List Aversa

Add making the dean’s list at UC Blue Ash College to the long list of accomplishments for 15-year-old Aversa Prentosito.

Drumline Means Sacrifice, Commitment for Winton Woods Band Students

A bright sun shines down on the blacktopped parking lot in front of Winton Woods High School. It’s 9:00 in the morning and already 81 degrees in the small spot of shade that can be found under a tree. That’s where members of the high school’s drumline have gathered with their instruments, ready for the next instructions from their leader and long-time band camp volunteer Brandon Smith. Smith—an alumnus and former band member at the school—and co-leaders Rashawn Armston and AJ Horton Jr., are preparing the group for this year’s half-time show. It’s hot, sweaty work, but everyone is happy to be there.

 

Winton Woods District's Community Engagement Coordinator to Speak at National Conference Corina Denny

Corina Denny, community engagement coordinator for Winton Woods City Schools, will be speaking at this year’s New Tech Annual Conference, held July 6-10 in St. Louis, Missouri. Denny’s session, “Communicating New Tech Implementation,” will be an interview with moderator Krista Clark, New Tech Network director of communications.

Winton Woods District Congratulations Village of Greenhills for Historic Landmark Designation Greenhills Historic Landmark

On Friday, June 23, the Village of Greenhills held a dedication ceremony to celebrate the designation of its historic district as a National Historic Landmark by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell.

Winton Woods High School Fourth Quarter Honor Roll logo

Winton Woods High School Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

Winton Woods High School Presents Underclass Academic Awards logo

Winton Woods High School held its annual Academic Achievement Night for underclassmen on Tuesday, May 16, to honor freshmen, sophomores and juniors for honor roll, academic achievement and perfect attendance.

Winton Woods District Remembers Impact of Sheryl McClung McConney Sheryl McConney

Sheryl McClung McConney, founder of Envision Children and long-time educational partner with Winton Woods City Schools will be remembered for the impact she had on the lives of students throughout the district.

Melvin Levett Honored by Winton Woods Board of Education Melvin Lovett

University of Cincinnati Athletic Hall of Fame basketball player Melvin Levett is inspiring a new generation of fans these days, and he’s doing it as an educator and a coach.

Winton Woods Scholars Honor Influential Teachers Influential Teachers and Scholars

Fourteen teachers were honored this year as the most influential in the lives of Winton Woods City Schools’ 2017 Honor Diploma Scholars.

Josh Amstutz is Winton Woods City Schools’ 2017 Celebrate Excellence Teacher of the Year Miranda and Amstutz

Josh Amstutz, a math teacher and facilitator for the Academy of Global Studies @ Winton Woods High School, was honored at the 2017 Celebrate Excellence Awards as an outstanding educator by the Hamilton County Education Foundation.   

Winton Woods High School Honors Underclassmen for Academic Success

Winton Woods High School held its annual Academic Achievement Night for underclassmen on Tuesday, May 16, to honor freshmen, sophomores and juniors for honor roll, academic achievement and perfect attendance.

Winton Woods District Honors Extra Mile Parents Extra Mile Parents

Every year Winton Woods City Schools presents the Extra Mile Parent Award to honor parents who have shown extraordinary dedication in serving the students of the district.

Winton Woods High School Honors Seniors’ Academic Success senior honors night

Senior Honors Night was held on Thursday, May 18, at Winton Woods High School to celebrate academic success and award scholarships to graduating seniors.

Rodrick Mincy is Kiwanis-Gold Star Student of the Month for May Roderick Mincey

Guidance Counselor Brad Tash said it’s been his pleasure to know Winton Woods High School senior Rodrick Mincy for the past two years, and it was his pleasure to nominate Mincy as the high school’s final Kiwanis-Gold Star Student of the Month for the 2016-2017 school year.

Winton Woods Elementary Student Honored for Perseverance Aiden Hillard

Teachers Taisha James and Canceria James from Winton Woods Elementary School said they were proud to nominate Aiden Hillard for the Kiwanis Character is Key Award for perseverance.

Winton Woods Seniors Earn $6.7 Million in Scholarships graduation

Winton Woods High School’s 2017 graduating class earned $6.7 million in scholarships from in-state and out-of-state colleges.

Winton Woods’ Graduation Ribbon Tradition Continues graduation ribbons

The blue and green ribbons that honor Winton Woods High School’s 2017 graduating class showed up again this year on the fence down Winton Road near the school.

Winton Woods Middle School Presents End-of-Year Awards

Winton Woods Middle School held its annual Honors Night on May 17 for students achieving honor roll, citizenship awards, excellence in education, sportsmanship awards, music awards, and perfect attendance.

Winton Woods Middle School Presents $20,000 to Freestore Foodbank and Receives $10,000 Technology Grant Lead2Feed

Team Warriors for Change—a group of students from Winton Woods Middle School—learned the benefits of being leaders at their school as one of only five teams from across the nation who were grand prize winners in this year’s Lead2Feed Challenge.

New Records Set by Winton Wood Middle School Track Team WWMS Track

Winton Woods Middle School’s track team has had a successful year, with new school records in high jump, shot put and both boys’ and girls’ 4 x 200 relay.

Winton Woods’ Music Department Presents Special Awards music awards

Winton Woods High School’s annual Music Awards on Monday, May 15, honored band, choir and orchestra students for their musicianship, service and dedication.

Winton Woods District Again Offering Free Summer Meals summer meals

With the end of the school year and summer right around the corner, Winton Woods City Schools is again providing free meals from June 5-July 28.

Winton Woods High School Presents Year-End Athletic Awards

Winton Woods High School recently presented athletic awards for the 2016-2017 school year to both seniors and underclassmen from the school, the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) and National Federation of High Schools (NFHS).

Winton Woods District Honors Longtime Volunteer Betty Baker Baker and Miranda

Winton Woods Primary North Principal Kevin Jones said he was “blown away” when he recently asked Betty Baker how long she has been helping out in classrooms in the district and was told that she has been volunteering since 1970.

Winton Woods Middle School Award Honors Teacher’s Memory Pat Schuck

Lailah Robinson, an eighth grade student at Winton Woods Middle School, was honored with the school’s 2017 Patricia A. Shuck Outstanding Student Award.

Shah Award Honors Winton Woods Middle School’s Outstanding Student sidd shaw

Jaida Lumpkin has the right to be proud. Presenter Matt Alander, language arts teacher at Winton Woods Middle School, described the students nominated for the Sidd Shah Award as “the cream of our crop.”

Winton Woods Juniors Inducted into Miami University Honor Society Washam and Prentosito

At ages 15 and 17 respectively, Aversa Prentosito and Eliana Washam, are among the youngest students to be induced into Sigma Alpha Pi, the National Society of Leadership and Success, which is one of the largest national college leadership honor societies.

Winton Woods’ Nicole Sutherland is May’s Skyline Teacher of the Month Nicole Sutherland

Even though she’s the teacher, Nicole Sutherland is always learning. And so are her students. “Mrs. Sutherland looks for opportunities to learn from other teachers and is a support and sounding board for the other teachers on her team,” said Winton Woods Primary North Principal Kevin Jones.

Skyline Student Athlete of the Month of May Issac Boeteng

Winton Woods senior Issac Boateng, a member of the high school’s soccer and tennis teams, has been named as the district’s Skyline Student Athlete of the Month for May.

Winton Woods District Hosts Gifted Showcase gifted showcase

The accomplishments of Winton Woods City Schools’ academically gifted students were on display in the district’s Gifted Showcase on May 10 at Winton Woods Middle School.

Winton Woods High School Artists Receive End-of-Year Honors Becci Youngs and students

Six Winton Woods High School students from Carol Becci-Youngs’ advanced art and AP art classes were recently honored at area contests and art shows.

Digital Photography Students Awarded Second Place in Forest Park Art Contest Karen Overmyer

Students in Karen Overmyer’s advanced digital photography class at Winton Woods High School collaborated on a piece of artwork that earned them second place in Forest Park’s Environment Art Contest.

Winton Woods High School Presents Spring Sports Awards Lauren

The 2017 Spring Sports Awards ceremony was held at Winton Woods High School on Monday, May 8, to honor those athletes participating in baseball, girls crew, boys lacrosse, softball, boys tennis, boys track, and girls track.

Winton Woods Students Pledge to Stay Safe on Prom Night Prom Promise

Rain canceled some of the activities for Winton Woods High School’s Prom Promise Day, but Forest Park Fire Department Deputy Chief Jermaine Hill and the others who supported the May 4 event still hope students got the message of making good choices on prom night.

Students’ Project Could Improve District’s New Facilities team skylight

When Team Skylight—Winton Woods Middle school seventh graders Aitana Lopez, Kavita Nelson and Shawn Pierson—chose to study the effects of natural and artificial light on student achievement for a class project, they didn’t know it would lead to a meeting with Steve Denny, the district’s executive director of business affairs.

Winton Woods Primary South Honors April "Bucket Fillers" April Bucket Fillers

Twenty-two students from Winton Woods Primary South were honored as “bucket fillers” in April for their caring and kind actions.

Winton Woods Choirs Continue Superior State Contest Streak State Contest

Winton Woods City Schools’ unbroken streak of earning superior ratings at Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) state level competition continued this year with Superior ratings earned by both Varsity Ensemble in Class AA and Women’s Chorale in class C.

Winton Woods High School Holds Academic Signing Day Academic Signing Day

Winton Woods High School’s high-achieving seniors were recognized with an Academic Signing Day on Friday, May 5, in the school's library.

Winton Woods Superintendent Looks to the Future in Spring State of the Schools Address SOTS

Winton Woods Superintendent Anthony G. Smith assured those attending his spring State of the Schools address that some things in the district would remain the same—delivering a quality education to all students through project-based learning and the New Tech Network model, supporting students in the district’s alternative education program and continuing to engage the community in district decisions.

Winton Woods Principals Look Forward to Educational Transformation in Their Buildings new tech

Winton Woods City Schools is in its second year of a two-year educational transformation that is bringing New Tech Network (NTN) and project-based learning to every school in the district.

Winton Woods’ Josh Amstutz is 2017 Celebrate Excellence Teacher of the Year Amstutz surprise

Josh Amstutz,  a math teacher and facilitator for the Academy of Global Studies @ Winton Woods High School, has been chosen as the district’s 2017 outstanding educator as part of the Celebrate Excellence Awards sponsored by the Hamilton County Education Foundation. 

Winton Woods District Hosts U.S. Embassy Staff Embassy Visit

International visitors from the U.S. Embassy were at the Academy of Global Studies @ Winton Woods High School on April 19 to “get a true feeling for how education works at our school,” said Josh Amstutz, AGS teacher and facilitator and a New Tech Network trainer.

Winton Woods District Extends Summer Energy Program for Additional Cost Savings energy savings

Winton Woods City Schools has found its Summer Cost Savings schedule profitable enough to extend the program by two weeks this year.

Winton Woods Students' Bright Idea Makes Them National Semi-Finalists in STEM Competition Deep Sleep

“Deep Sleep” is not only the name of the Winton Woods Middle School team of eighth graders Mark Behrendt, Ayden Hassertt, Alex Ingram and Michael Stothfang, it’s also the focus of their recent project as part of the Bright Schools competition that encouraged students in grades 6-8 to explore the correlation between light and sleep and how it influences student health and performance.

Winton Woods Baseball Team Plays in Skyline Chili Reds Futures Showcase baseball

The Winton Woods High School baseball team took full advantage of its opportunity to play on a bigger stage with the Warriors’ participation in the 2017 Skyline Chili Reds Futures Showcase on April 20.

Shoes Needed for Winton Woods PTA Fundraiser Shoe Drive

Winton Woods City Schools is putting out the call again this year for gently worn shoes that are no longer being used.

Winton Woods Crew Is On the Water and On Its Way Crew at first rigatta
Jack Schramm is April's Skyline Student Athlete of the Month for Winton Woods City Schools Jack Schramm

Winton Woods senior Jack Schramm, a member of the high school’s baseball and soccer teams, has been named as the district’s Skyline Student Athlete of the Month for April.

Winton Woods’ Marisa Giglio is April’s Teacher of the Month Miranda and Giglio

Marisa Giglio is only in her second year as a teacher at Winton Woods Primary South, but Principal Danielle Wallace says she’s already “an invaluable member of our school community.” Giglio was chosen as the district’s Skyline Teacher of the Month and honored at the April board meeting.  

Winton Woods Second Grader Honored for Integrity Laila Hattar

Those who know Winton Woods Primary South second grader Laila Hattar can tell, even at her young age, that she will go far in life.

Winton Woods District Honors Local Fire Chiefs for Their Service Fire Chiefs Community Spirit

The Fire Chiefs for the City of Forest Park, Village of Greenhills and Springfield Township were presented with the Community Spirit Award at Winton Woods City Schools’ April board of education meeting.

Winton Woods Crew Launches New Opportunities Ribbon Cutting

On a sunny day in April at Winton Woods Harbor, a dock was dedicated, a boat was christened, and opportunities were launched.

Winton Woods District Again Honored with Best Communities for Music Education Designation WWHS Jazz Band

Winton Woods City Schools has received a 2017 Best Communities for Music Education Designation from the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation, an award it also received in 2015.

Tickets Now Available for Winton Woods High School's A Little Princess

Tickets are now on sale for the regional premiere of A Little Princess, Winton Woods High School’s spring musical, which will be presented April 28-30 in the David Bell Performing Arts Center.

Winton Woods Athletes Sign Letters of Intent Signing Day

Winton Woods City Schools is celebrating with nine of its student athletes who signed letters of intent on Wednesday, April 12.

Winton Woods Students Experience Spain Over Spring Break Spain Trip

Visiting museums, eating tapas, and taking flamenco dance lessons were all part of a spring break trip taken by Winton Woods High School students recently.

Winton Woods Primary South Honors March “Bucket Fillers” WWPS March Bucketfillers

Twenty-two students from Winton Woods Primary South were honored as “bucket fillers” in March for their caring and kind actions.

Winton Woods Superintendent to Present Year-End State of the Schools Address Mr. Smith

Anthony G. Smith, superintendent of Winton Woods City Schools, will hold his one-hour State of the Schools address on Wednesday, May 3, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Winton Woods High School.

Winton Woods Middle School Music Students Perform Well at Contest musicnotes

Winton Woods Middle School’s band and orchestra students had a successful outing at OMEA District XIV Solo and Ensemble Contest recently.

Winton Woods Middle School Third Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to  our 3rd Quarter Honor Roll Students! 

Winton Woods Intermediate School 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to our 3rd Quarter Honor Roll students! 

Winton Woods High School Third Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to the students on the 3rd quarter honor roll! 

Winton Woods City Schools and Great Parks of Hamilton County to Dedicate Crew Dock Rowing

Winton Woods City Schools and Great Parks of Hamilton County invite district families and community members to the dedication of the new crew dock at Winton Woods Harbor  on Thursday, April 13, from 3:00-3:30 p.m.

WCPO Airs Spelling Bee at 7:30 pm Tonight!

The regional spelling bee will be on WCPO-TV, Wednesday, April 5, at 7:30 pm.

Winton Woods District and Freedom Center Host “A Night of Freedom” Inspiring Freedom Awards

In a first ever collaboration, Winton Woods City Schools and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center partnered for “A Night of Freedom” on Wednesday, March 22.

Winton Woods High School Presents 2017 Winter Sports Awards 2017 Sports Awards

The 2017 Winter Sports Awards ceremony was held at Winton Woods High School on Monday, March 20, to honor those athletes participating in academic quiz team, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls bowling, cheerleading, swimming and wrestling.

Ingram Is Kiwanis-Gold Star Student of the Month for March Kate Ingram

Winton Woods High School Guidance Counselor Brad Tash is impressed with sophomore Kate Ingram.

Ameritas Honored for Partnership with Winton Woods District Ameritas

For 15 years, Winton Woods students have been honored at the board of education meeting for their artwork, which was matted and framed due to the generosity of the district’s business partner, Ameritas.

Winton Woods’ Sandy Stoelting is March’s Skyline Teacher of the Month Sandy

Sandy Stoelting, a Title I math teacher at Winton Woods Elementary School, is hailed by Principal Adrienne Martin as an outstanding example of excellence in the teaching profession.

Aversa Prentosito is March’s Skyline Student Athlete of the Month for Winton Woods City Schools Aversa

Winton Woods junior Aversa Prentosito, a member of the high school’s inaugural girls’ rowing team, has been named as the district’s Skyline Student Athlete of the Month for March.

Jalin Montgomery is March’s Skyline Student Athlete of the Month for Winton Woods City Schools Jalin

Winton Woods High School’s Jalin Montgomery has been named Winton Woods City Schools’ Skyline Student Athlete of the Month for March. Jalin participates in both football and lacrosse.   

Winton Woods Senior Honored for Community Service Antonio

Winton Wood High School senior Antonio Hendrix started a collection of clothing—especially socks, as well as water and sandwiches, to hand out to individuals  and families in Over the Rhine.

Winton Woods Students Honored for Academics and Service CSAC

The academic achievements and community service of 80 students at Winton Woods High School were recognized at the school’s 55th Annual Community School Achievement Committee (CSAC) awards banquet on Wednesday, March 1.

Winton Woods Speller Places Second at Regional Bee Nico

Nico Prentosito, an eighth grader at Winton Woods Middle School, placed second in the 2017 WCPO Regional Spelling Bee.

Winton Woods First Grader Honored for Resourcefulness Madeline Taber

According to her teacher Desirae Holloway, Winton Woods Primary North first grader Madeline Tarber exhibits resourcefulness through her creative, energetic, and unique spirit. Tarber was honored at the district’s March board of education meeting with the Kiwanis Character is Key award for resourcefulness.

Dr. Stephen Wilson Honored with Community Spirit Award Dr. Wilson

Winton Woods City Schools presented Mercy Health’s Dr. Stephen Wilson with the district’s Community Spirit Award at the March board of education meeting.

Sienna Bailey is February’s Skyline Student Athlete of the Month for Winton Woods City Schools Sienna Bailey

Winton Woods Middle School eighth grader Sienna Bailey has been named Winton Woods City Schools’ Skyline Student Athlete of the Month for February.

Winton Woods City Schools’ February Community Spirit Award Presented to Dayspring Church Dayspring

Dayspring Church in Forest Park was honored at Winton Woods City Schools’ February board of education meeting with the district’s Community Spirit Award.

Tuskegee Airman Visits Winton Woods High School Students Tuskegee

For over 10 years Flight Chief Leslie Edwards, Sr., a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, has taken his story to students throughout Winton Woods City Schools.

Volunteers Needed for Finances 101 Finances 101

Volunteers Needed! Winton Woods High School Finances 101 is a fun and interactive way for high school students to learn the Game of Life.  

Three Teams Represent Winton Woods High School at Regional Robotics Competition WWHS Robotics

Winton Woods High School sent three teams to the SW Regional VEX robotics competition on February 3 at the Scarlet Oaks Career Development Campus.

IMPORTANT Revised Schedule For Winton Woods High School for Tuesday, March 21, 2017

IMPORTANT Revised Schedule For Winton Woods High School for Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Winton Woods Elementary Inducts National Honor Society Members WWES NEHS

Induction ceremonies were held on Thursday, February23, at Winton Woods Elementary School for  new members of National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS), a program that recognizes elementary students for their outstanding academic achievement and personal responsibility.

Winton Woods High School Wrestler Places Third in State Beachum

Cornell Beachem, a junior at Winton Woods High School, placed third at Ohio’s State Wrestling Championships, wrestling in the 160 pound weight class.

Waycross Media Gives Hands-On Lesson to Winton Woods High School Students Video Class

An ongoing partnership between Waycross Community Media and Winton Woods High School brought the Waycross production truck and a hands-on learning experience to the high school’s video students on Wednesday, March 8.

NIOSH Visits Project Lead the Way PLTW

Researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) visited Project Lead the Way teacher Myrtis Smith and the students in her Principles in Engineering class at Winton Woods High School on Friday, February 24.

Winton Woods High School Senior Honored for Citizenship Je'Leah Brown

Winton Woods High School senior Je’Leah Brown was honored at the February board of education meeting with the Kiwanis Character is Key Award for Citizenship “because she is a strong young woman who has displayed leadership ability and a willingness to give back to her school and community,” said her guidance counselor John Beischel.

Attn: Currently Open Enrolled Students and Families Open Enrollment

Letter of Intent to Remain on Open Enrollment is due no later than March 31 @ 3:00 p.m. 

Winton Woods' Math Counts Team in Regional Competition Mathcounts

Donald Schutte is proud of the months of hard work that his MathCounts team—Gregory Burns, Alex Ingram, Nico Prentosito, and Malik Thomas—put in as they prepared for this year’s MathCounts Regional Competition on February 25 at the University of Cincinnati

Winton Woods Primary South Honors February “Bucket Fillers” WWPS February Bucket Fillers

Twenty-two students from Winton Woods Primary South were honored as “bucket fillers” in February for their caring and kind actions.

Winton Woods Primary South Honors Students for Citizenship WWPS Citizenship

Twenty-two students from Winton Woods Primary South in Springfield Township were honored in February through the school's Character Counts program for displaying the character trait of citizenship.

Winton Woods Counselor Honored for Excellence in School Counseling Kim Goins Award

Kim Goins, guidance counselor at Winton Woods High School, was chosen this year as a recipient of the Greater Cincinnati School Counselor Recognition Awards, which are sponsored by Career Quest—a division of IKRON’s youth services—and the counseling offices of Cincinnati State, Northern Kentucky University,

Academic Summer Enrichment Program Envision Children

"Passport to Adventure"