“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” C.S. Lewis
Winton Woods Primary North Student Models Resourcefulness in the Classroom
Pierre Leuffa, a first-grade student at Winton Woods Primary North is using her actions to show her teacher and classmates what resourcefulness is all about. Her teacher, Mrs. Yancey, chose Leuffa to be honored with the Kiwanis Character is Key Award for Resourcefulness. “Pierra comes to class and soaks up all the knowledge that she can,” said Yancey. “Being an English Language Learner (ELL) can sometimes create a challenge in a young child’s learning and understanding. Pierre has excelled this year in the first grade. She is constantly seen helping her peers with their work and shows them how to use the resources and strategies to complete an assignment.”
Her teacher says Leuffa always turns in her homework and each time it is done correctly with 100% accuracy. “She attempts every task that is put before her and gives it her best. She comes to school and learns all that she can, thinking beyond the language barrier,” said Yancey. “She puts her best foot forward in everything she does.”
Leuffa received her award at the district’s March board of education meeting.
PHOTO CAPTION: (Shown l-r) Winton Woods board member Dr. John Cuppoletti and first-grade student Pierre Leuffa listen as Superintendent Anthony G. Smith reads her recommendation for the March Kiwanis Character is Key award. Photo by Drew Jackson.
Winton Woods’ Lauren Tritschler is Skyline Teacher of the Month for March
Winton Woods Elementary School (WWES) teacher Lauren Tritschler has proven to be an excellent teacher and a wonderful asset to the Warrior community, which is why she was selected to be Winton Woods City School’s Teacher of the Month. “Ms. Tritschler is a hardworking, well-organized, and committed teacher who has given much to our amazing students,” said WWES Principal Adrienne Martin. “She serves in many leadership roles throughout the building. She is the team leader for the special education department, an active member on the building leadership team, and the chairperson for the Response to Intervention committee”
“Ms. Tritschler has a unique and excellent rapport with the staff and students of Winton Woods Elementary School,” said Martin. “She is exceptionally talented at connecting with not only her students but all students in the building. She truly believes that educating students in both a creative and engaging manner yields a positive outcome. She uses high levels of questioning techniques to broaden her students’ thinking. In addition to encouraging her students to reflect upon their learning, Ms. Tritschler uses her teaching experiences as opportunities for growth and skill refinement. She has excellent communication skills, which is evident in her success with building strong teacher-parent relationships and connecting with students who require additional care and support.”
“Ms. Tritschler demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to the Winton Woods Elementary School community,” said Martin. “She takes it upon herself to provide outstanding support and service to new teachers in her department. It is remarkable how she can quickly discern their needs and immediately offer time-sensitive information and clear direction to her colleagues. She is definitely an asset to the Winton Woods City Schools District.”
To be nominated for the Skyline Teacher of the Month, teachers must demonstrate:
Excellence in the Classroom by using instructional practices that support higher academic achievement.
Motivation by encouraging and motivating students to surpass their expectations both academically and socially.
Leadership by having a positive attitude with students, parents, colleagues and the community.
Creativity and Imagination by demonstrating creativity in teaching in a way that inspires students to learn.
Dedication by showing excellent attendance, punctuality and overall dependability.
Communication by communicating effectively to their classrooms, parents, colleagues and beyond.
The Skyline Teacher of the Month Award is sponsored by the Forest Park Skyline, a business partner of Winton Woods City Schools. Teachers honored receive a Skyline gift card.
PHOTO CAPTION: Shown l-r at the March board meeting is board member John Cuppoletti, WWES Principal Adrienne Martin, March Skyline Teacher of the Month Lauren Tritschler and Director of Student Services Tonya Bray. Photo by Drew Jackson.
Gueye is Kiwanis-Gold Star Student of the Month for March
Amy Gueye, a sophomore in the Academy of Global Studies (AGS) program at Winton Woods City Schools is described by her guidance counselor Christina Jeranek as someone who exemplifies what it means to be a Warrior. “She is kind and polite to everyone, and easy to get along with,” said Jeranek. “In school, Amy is a hard worker, maintaining a 3.5 GPA despite a rigorous course load. She is often chosen to be group leader because she is so responsible and gets the job done.”
“You might expect a person with such excellent grades to spend all of her time studying, but that is not the case for Amy,” said Jeranek. “She has a full schedule which includes extra-curricular activities to maintain a balanced lifestyle. She is involved with both the high school track team and softball team and was chosen to be one of the students representing Winton Woods at the University of Charleston as part of a leadership workshop. She is also a member of the ‘Girls Guide’ club which is a mentoring group for young ladies.”
In addition, Gueyes is involved in the Health Professions Affinity Club (HPAC) group from the University of Cincinnati. “Amy works with this group to learn about different career opportunities in the health profession,” said Jeranek. “A major part of the club is working on community engagement. As part of their current project, Amy and the group are organizing a food drive to collect food for the Fairfield Food Pantry. Amy has taken a leadership role in this endeavor and is excited at the prospect of helping so many people. She is a role model to her peers and a true asset to her school community.”
PHOTO CAPTION: Kiwanis Student of the Month Amy Gueye with board member Dr. John Cuppoletti. Photo by Drew Jackson.
Kendal Phillips is March’s Skyline Student Athlete of the Month for Winton Woods City Schools
Winton Woods High School’s Kendal Phillips has been named Winton Woods City Schools’ Skyline Student Athlete of the Month for March. Kendal maintains a 3.7 GPA and participates on the football team.
“Kendal Phillips plays the game with intensity, and has a positive attitude towards his coaches and teammates,” said Warriors Head Football Coach Andre Parker. “He is a role model who excels in the classroom. His commitment to practice and skill development has made him a better player and a high character student athlete.”
To be nominated for the Skyline Student Athlete of the Month, students must:
Maintain an academic standard of 3.0 GPA or above in the previous quarter
Show respect for coaches, teammates, officials, teachers, other students and family
Show enthusiasm and a positive attitude
Display commitment to practice, games and personal skill development
Demonstrate honesty and playing by the rules
Have high moral character.
The Skyline Student Athlete of the Month Award is sponsored by the Forest Park Skyline Chili Restaurant, a business partner of Winton Woods City Schools. Student athletes who are honored receive a Skyline gift card.
PHOTO CAPTION: Skyline Student-Athlete of the Month Kendal Phillips with board member Dr. John Cuppoletti. Photo by Drew Jackson.
Winton Woods High School Presents Sports Awards
The 2019 Winter Sports Awards ceremony was held at Winton Woods High School on Wednesday, March 20, to honor those athletes participating on the academic quiz team, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls bowling, boys and girls swimming and cheerleading. Special awards were presented that evening which included:
Academic Quiz Team
1st year award – Riley Lauchard, Renaud Fred Noubieptie Kamgang and Nicolantonio Prentosito
2nd year award – William Gronefeld and Ayden Hassertt
Most Valuable Player – Matthew Bernardo
Blue Award – Ayden Hassertt
Most Improved Player – Rashaun Brown
Warrior Award – Demari Martin
Charlie Fredrick Sportsmanship Award – De’Ron Young
Best Defensive Player – Leroy Walker, Jr.
Best Free Throw Shooter – Kendal Phillips
Most Assists – Raequan Prince
Chairman of the Boards – Aaron Ward
Most Outstanding Player – Rashaun Brown
Most Improved Player – Tandra Smoot
Iron Girl Award – Aria Gaines
Charlie Frederick Sportsmanship Award – Taylor Fields
Leadership Award – Ayanna Thompson
Chairman of the Board – Brianna Ball
Most Assists – Leasiah Payne
Most Courageous – Makayla Rogers
Most Valuable Player – Nicolantonio Prentosito
Most Improved Player – Perphuz Denham
Most Valuable Player – Makayla Adams
Most Improved Player – Genevieve Lilly
Charlie Fredrick Sportsmanship Award – Zariah Sims
Warrior Award – Paige Adams
Most Valuable Cheerleader – Jasmine Horner
Most Improved Cheerleader – Makayla Adams
Charlie Fredrick Sportsmanship Award – Alana Jones
Warrior Award – Yrmajesti Hightower
Most Valuable Swimmer – Kelsey McMenemy
Most Improved Swimmer – Amaya Fox
Charlie Fredrick Sportsmanship Award – Liam Whyte
Warrior Award – Lindsey Van Dyke
5th Relay Swimmer – Sydney Mulford
Most Improved Wrestler – Eric Fomekong
Charlie Fredrick Sportsmanship Award – Jon Rumph
Warrior Award – Paul McKnight
Scholar Athlete – Ernest Wolke
Most Pins & Most Wins – Cornell Beachem
Most Takedowns & Most Team Points – Cornell Beachem
35 Wins - Eric Fomekong and Paul McKnight
50 Wins – Cornell Beachem
Athletic Director’s Coach of the Year Award
Cindy Camp – Swimming
Andre Tate – Basketball
Academic Achievement Awards (3.5 or higher first quarter GPA while participating in a winter sport)
Academic Quiz Team: Matthew Bernardo, Ayden Hassertt, Riley Launchard, Renaud Noubieptie Kamgang and Nicolantonio Prentosito
Boys Basketball: Kendal Phillips, Samba Sy
Girls Basketball: Aria Gaines, Zy’Reaija Johnson, Ladaesha Payne, Ayanna Thompson and Daysia Thompson
Girls Bowling: Paige Adams
Boys Bowling: Michael Hairston, Ke’ron Patton, Nicolantonio Presntosito
Cheerleading: Kamille Austin, Ariana Green, Jasmine Johnson, Khaleah Smith, Kyla Smith, Kaelyn Taylor, Daija Wallace
Girls Swimming: Maria Adames, Mark Behrendt, Amaya Fox, Aliya Haley, Kelsey McMenemy, Manuel McMenemy, Kavita Nelson, Lindsey Van Dyke, Noelle Wolke
Boys Swimming: Eric Fomekong, Ernest Wolke
Congratulations to all of the Warrior student athletes on successfully completing another exciting season. Go Warriors!
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