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January 21, 2019


 "Stay focused. Your start does not determine how you're going to finish."  

                                                                                                                       -Herm Edwards



Bringing Our Past to the Present: Winton Woods Announces Greenhills Pioneers and Forest Park Chargers Celebration Games

Bringing Our Past to the Present: Winton Woods Announces Greenhills Pioneers and Forest Park Chargers Celebration Games

With such a great turnout last year, Winton Woods City Schools will continue to honor the legacy of the former Forest Park and Greenhills High Schools at the second annual varsity basketball game. In recognition of both schools, Assistant Athletic Director Jeff Merrill says the Winton Woods High School varsity boys’ basketball players will wear jerseys from each school’s past designs. On Saturday, February 9, the team will be sporting the white Greenhills Pioneers uniforms and on Wednesday, February 13, the blue Forest Park Chargers uniforms. The community is invited to dress in their schools’ spirit wear as we cheer and celebrate both legendary historical athletic programs and their communities.

“Last year, there was a huge turnout and the stories that alumni were able to share was just what we were aiming for,” said Merrill. “Hopefully, through those historic moments and the number of alumni and friends that returned, our students were able to get a sense of community pride and a feel for the rich history that athletics/basketball played in the development of our current program. It is always better to have a vision of where you are going if you have a great sense of where you have been.”

Both games will take place in the Winton Woods High School gymnasium. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $6. For more information, contact the athletic office at (513) 619-2425.



WWHS to Host College Credit Plus Informational Meeting

Winton Woods High School is excited to host its College Credit Plus (CCP) informational meeting on Thursday, January 24. The meeting will be held in the media center at 5:30 p.m. Students enrolled in grades 7-12 for the 2019-2020 school year and their parents, are invited to attend. The meeting will cover the application process, requirements, and critical timelines. “I would highly recommend this important meeting to all parents so that they are aware of this great opportunity to jump-start their child’s college experience,” said Guidance Counselor Christina Jeranek.

This program gives students the opportunity to earn both college and high school credits. Tuition is free for our scholars who qualify for the program. For more information, go to



Community Invited to Winton Woods City Schools’ Spring Concerts

Winton Woods High School’s jazz band students performing at the 2018 Jazz N’ Joe concert. Photo by Drew Jackson. The spring is full of free music in Winton Woods City Schools, and the public is invited to attend. “I am looking forward to all of the
spring concerts,” said Director of Fine Arts Carol Becci-Youngs. “One of our new events include our high school jazz band playing with the Procter and Gamble Big Band at the beginning of March. This will be a unique opportunity for our students to collaborate with a local Fortune 500 company band.” There are over 15 upcoming band, choir and orchestra concerts for your enjoyment. For dates and times, go to We hope to see you in the audience.



PHOTO CAPTION: Winton Woods High School’s jazz band students performing at the 2018 Jazz N’ Joe concert. Photo by Drew Jackson.



Forest Chapel’s Donation Helps Winton Woods Students

What is better than teachers feeling encouraged by their community’s support? Students seeing the support and feeling encouraged as well. On Friday, January 11, Forest Chapel Church brought school supplies and items for classrooms to Winton Woods Primary North (WWPN). “These donations put valuable school supplies in the hands of our students and teachers, and has equipped classrooms with incredible educational tools for success,” said WWPN Principal Kevin Jones. “We are so grateful for Forest Chapel Church and the sponsors.” The items included white and colored poster board, glue sticks, plastic folders, crayons, pencils, erasers, dry erase markers, Clorox wipes, paper towels, and staplers.

Forest Chapel’s Back-to-School Project is co-chaired by Tess Goodall and Evelyn Jones. The sponsors included: John Kirtley of Ameritas Life Insurance, Cincinnati Financial, Forest Park Chamber, Kroger, Meijer, Process Plus, and Target. “This is a community effort and we are all working together to see our Wee Warriors excel,” said Mr. Jones. “It’s truly encouraging.”



Winton Woods Primary South Bucket Filler winnersTwenty-one students from Winton Woods Primary South were honored as “bucket fillers” in January for their caring and kind actions. The students received a t-shirt and certificate.     







PHOTO CAPTION: Chosen by their teachers for April were: Israel Freeman, Quinn Parker, Kenady Lowe, La’Zaya Richardson, Fadel Al-Sadel, Patricia Chavez Del Cid, Ki’honesty Holimon, Jahzara Appiah, Quadir Ruben, Jonathan Jardines Cordona, Le’ana Helton, Serena Reese, Shristy Baniya, Aissata Ndaye, Rayden Willis, Marian Davis, Paris Lewis, Emma Espinoza, Arwin Khatiwada, Caleb Nouvi, and Jewlz Jones.




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Warrior SupercastCheck out the latest edition of the Warrior Supercast featuring WWCS Director of High School Choirs Joe Whatley and Associate Director of High School Choirs Beth Miller. Listen in as they speak about the amazing opportunities Winton Woods City Schools music program has to offer.

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an inside look at student life videoCheck out this 10-minute clip of our Warrior students sharing their experiences and the impact of Project-Based Learning at Winton Woods High School. On Inside Student Life: Learn more about student life including academics, athletics and other opportunities at Winton Woods City Schools. (Series Part 1 of 4) #WarriorFamily #CreatingOpportunities#FutureReady




Winton Woods District Offers Free MVP Card to Residents Over 55

Residents of Winton Woods City Schools 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 City Schools is proud to provide an opportunity for our extended families and community members to learn what’s going on in our district by inviting them into our buildings, onto our athletic fields and into our Warrior family. These kinds of events help our community get to know our students and see the wide variety of scholastic, athletic and fine arts opportunities these students are excelling in.

If you are a Winton Woods resident age 55 and older who does not already have an MVP card, the cards are available at the district’s Central Office, located at 825 Waycross Road suite A behind Winton Woods Intermediate School in Forest Park. For more information, please call (513) 619-2301.   










Martin Luther King, Jr. Day/No School




K-Grade 6 Parent-Teacher Evening Conferences


6:30 pm


Board of Education Monthly Meeting  (tentative)






6-7 pm


Envision Children – STEM After School Program 513.772.5437 x2




Interim Report Card Distribution


7:30 pm


Greenhills Pioneers Celebration Game (WW vs Wilmington)

2/10 6-8 pm WWHS Performing Arts Boosters Talent Showcase



6:30 pm



No Students/Professional Development Day

Winton Woods Community PTA Meeting




College and Career Fair / 8th Grade Parent Night / HS Art Show / HS Parent-Teacher Conferences/HS Project Exhibition/ Family University


7:30 pm


Forest Park Charges Celebration Game (WW vs Aiken)




Presidents’ Day/No School




Project Exhibition (Grade 2)




Project Exhibition


6:30 pm

BOE Office

Board of Education Monthly Meeting  (tentative)




PS/PN/ES – No One Plays Alone Week (Sandy Hook Promise)

IS/MS/HS – Say Something Week (Sandy Hook Promise)

Winton Woods Today is a weekly (during the school year) email newsletter that reflects the district’s emphasis on global education and project-based learning, as well as staff and student accomplishments. If you would like to subscribe to the Winton Woods Today email newsletter, please email Drew Jackson. For additional articles, visit our website at  


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