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 that focuses on “growth towards achievement” for all students through project-based learning with the New Tech Network model, and continuing to engage the community in district decisions.
The district is continuing to move in a positive direction: the opportunity for our students to receive college credits through participating in the College Credit Plus and Advanced Placement programs, as well as the innovative components of the new campus designs like distributed dining and outdoor learning spaces. Instead of a traditional lunchroom, students will eat lunch in collaboration spaces. Smith also introduced a new program initiative called “Nutrition on a Mission,” created by the Director of Child Nutrition Mark Docter. Winton Woods City Schools (WWCS)—for the first time starting this summer—will be “on the road” bringing free lunches and beverages to students in the community, to ensure children receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. More details will be provided soon about this innovative new opportunity.
Smith shared five myths of project-based learning (PBL) followed by clear informative PBL truths. Other highlights of the one-hour presentation included updates on the district’s new facilities, the announcement of the district’s designation as one of the Best Communities for Music Education for the third year and a re-cap of the Night of Freedom event at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center that is slated to take place again next year.
“Winton Woods City Schools is a district of destination that will continue to create opportunities and prepare students to compete and be successful with a 21st century skillset,” said Smith. To access the video recording of WWCS spring State of the Schools address, go to www.wintonwoods.org/state-of-the-schools.