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April 14, 2019

“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

Pierra LeuffaPierre 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

Lauren TritschlerWinton 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 GueyeAmy 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

 Kendal PhillipsWinton 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


Boys Basketball

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


Girls Basketball

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


Boys Bowling

Most Valuable Player – Nicolantonio Prentosito

Most Improved Player – Perphuz Denham


Girls Bowling

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!



Winton Woods City Schools Opens Enrollment for All-Day Kindergarten


now enrolling all day kindergartenThe school year is coming to a close which means a new exciting one is beginning soon. Parents and guardians can now register their children at Winton Woods City Schools for All-Day Kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year. Students must be five on or before September 30 to be eligible. After successfully registering, each family will receive a window yard sign that says “I am a Kindergarten Warrior.”

Students can also look forward to Preschool and Kindergarten Jumpstart on August 2, 2019. A fantastic one-day orientation designed to help students learn the procedures of a regular school day before the first day of school routines. During the program, parents can accompany their children as they learn their classroom, meet their teacher and get connected to the Warrior family.

For more information on registration, go to for more information.







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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.   











Winton Woods Community PTA Meetings












Board of Education Monthly Meeting




Interim Report Card Distribution








State of the Schools




Board of Education Monthly Meeting




Graduation Rally – Parade of Graduates



Xavier University

Class of 2019 Graduation




Last Day for Students




“Nutrition is the Mission” Bus Free Lunch Route Begins

Free Breakfast and Lunch at WWIS Begins

Envision Summer Academic Camp Begins

Summer School Begins (Gr 3 & Gr 7-12)


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