District News

KC Spears is November’s Skyline Student Athlete of the Month for Winton Woods City Schools

Winton Woods eighth grade student KC Spears, a member of the middle school’s football team, has been named as the district’s Skyline Student Athlete of the Month for November. Spears not only performed well on the field but in the classroom, receiving a 3.7 GPA for the first quarter.

WWIS Student Honored with Character is Key Award

Demarco Stallworth, a fifth-grader at Winton Woods Intermediate School (WWIS), was honored at the district’s November board of education meeting with the Kiwanis Character is Key award for caring.
 

WWHS Senior Lilly Smith Selected as Kiwanis Student of the Month Lilly Smith receiving her award at the November board of education meeting by Forest Park Greenhills Kiwanis club member John Pennycuff. Photo by Drew Jackson.

Guidance Counselor Kim Goins believes senior Lilly Smith is “an absolute role model in all aspects of life” which is why she selected her for November’s Kiwanis Student of the Month. “I have had the pleasure of working with Lilly for four years and during that time she has truly immersed herself in the high school culture,” said Goins. “In addition to being a senior, Lilly is a honor student with a 4.2 weighted GPA.

Winton Woods’ Matt Alander is Skyline’s Teacher of the Month November’s Skyline Teacher of the Month Mr. Alander is shown with Board President Jessica Miranda at the November board of education meeting. Photo by Drew Jackson.

Winton Woods Middle School (WWMS) teacher Matt Alander is the November Skyline Teacher of the Month. “Mr. Alander is a veteran member of our WWMS family and a proud Warrior teacher,” said Adib Dixon, WWMS Assistant Principal. “He is a leader in and out of the classroom and truly embodies the WWMS core values of hard work, perseverance, and legacy.”
 

Winton Woods City Schools Invites Community to Winter Concerts Winton Woods High School choir performing at the Fine Arts Fair. Photo by Drew Jackson.

December is a month filled with a variety of themed concerts including holiday performances. “I love this time of year because we get the opportunity to showcase what our students have been working so hard on since the beginning of the year,” said Director of Fine Arts Carol Becci-Youngs. “We have concerts with a variety of themes including holiday performances.” Admission is free for district events. To purchase Cincinnati Pops tickets, go to http://www.cincinnatisymphony.org/pops/. We hope to see you in the audience.

Winton Woods City Schools Set to Join Eastern Cincinnati Conference Eastern Cincinnati Conference

New buildings are not the only thing Winton Woods City Schools can look forward to in 2020. As of Nov. 9, Winton Woods High School (WWHS) will be joining nine other schools to complete the Eastern Cincinnati Conference (ECC). “We are extremely pleased to be joining the ECC,” said Superintendent Anthony G. Smith. “We believe this conference will continue to enhance our athletics department as well as our academic programs.”

Winton Woods' Thanks Community for Levy Passage Thank you

 

On Nov. 6 Winton Woods City Schools (WWCS) added the substitute levy passage to their list of goals that play a crucial role in (continuing) the district’s mission without interruption of services.

Winton Woods High School Presents 2018 Fall Sports Awards

The 2018 Fall Sports Awards ceremony was held at Winton Woods High School on Monday, November 5, to honor those athletes participating in boys and girls soccer, cross country, golf, volleyball and tennis. Special awards given out that evening include:

Winton Woods High School Senior is Kiwanis Student of the Month Winton Woods High School student Vincent de Paul Nguemezi Kamgang receiving the Kiwanis Student of the Month award for October. Photo by Drew Jackson

Vincent de Paul Nguemezi Kamgang arrived with his family to the United States less than two years ago knowing no English at all. Currently, he is fluent in both writing and speaking. His hard incredible ethic and willingness to help others in and out of the classroom are reasons why Winton Woods High School Counselor Brad Tash recommended Kamgang for the district’s October Kiwanis Student of the Month Award.

Winton Woods Kindergartner Honored for Respect  Jana Culbreth is shown receiving flowers from her teacher Mrs. Perkins, Photo by Drew Jackson

Winton Woods Primary South teacher Emily Perkins says on the first day of Kindergarten when she met Jana Culbreth she knew she was going to have the opportunity to teach an extraordinary Wee Warrior. “When I reflect on what it means to be a New Tech Warrior, Jana fits the description perfectly,” said Perkins. “Warriors are team players who thrive in the community. Jana knows the importance of classroom community and strives every day to support me in creating a classroom culture where students both love and respect each other. She does this by taking a strong leadership role. She first listens to directions and then models and teaches them to her peers.

Winton Woods Elementary Crowns Spelling Bee Winner James Wooten, WWES spelling bee champion. Photo by Julie Newcomer.

James Wooten out-spelled his competitors through seven rounds to become this year’s spelling bee champion at Winton Woods Elementary School. “The winning word was ‘supposedly,’” said Candy James, WWES bee coordinator. “His championship word was ‘brainstorm.’” The spelling bee took place on October 19. James is now eligible to take an online test to qualify for the Scripps regional spelling bee, good luck James we know you will go far.

Winton Woods Intermediate School Inducts Students at National Honor Society Ceremony  Winton Woods Intermediate School inductees at the National Honors Society induction ceremony.  Photo by Drew Jackson.

Winton Woods City Schools makes it a priority to acknowledge Warriors that go above and beyond student requirements. Proud parents, guardians, friends and family members gathered in the school’s gymnasium on Thursday, October 25, to celebrate the 18 outstanding fifth and sixth graders being inducted into the National Honors Society (NHS). Students accepted into the prestigious organization are selected for excelling academically and modeling exceptional responsible attributes.

Winton Woods High School to Present Fall Play Clue: On Stage Winton Woods High School presents fall play, Clue: On Stage.

If you like the board game, you’ll love this year’s fall production. Winton Woods High School will present Clue: On Stage, based on the Paramount Pictures motion picture and popular mystery board game, on Thursday, November 15 through Saturday, November 17 at 8:00 p.m. in the David Bell Performing Arts Center located at the high school.

WWCS Historic Day with Groundbreaking Ceremonies  Winton Woods City Schools groundbreaking ceremony. Photo by Drew Jackson.

A historic day, 15 years in the making, for Winton Woods City Schools as we literally began digging into the future with two groundbreaking ceremonies on October 18, 2018. It was a fall sunny day when local and state leaders, industry partners, community members, students and staff joined at the 7-12 and K-6 campus sites to celebrate the start of construction for the two new facilities. The Winton Woods High School marching band and a cappella vocal group gave joint performances, and students from each site gave closing speeches thanking the community. Superintendent Anthony G. Smith had the community members tell the younger students, “These buildings were designed for you.” While the students followed by saying, “These buildings were designed for me.” Voters approved a bond issue in 2016 to fund these new facilities.

Winton Woods Home Playoff Game -- Friday, November 2 @ 7 p.m. playoff game on 11/2 @ 7 p.m.

Our Winton Woods Warriors will take on the Lewis Center Olentangy Braves in the first round of the Division II regional football playoffs at Winton Woods High School’s Charlie Frederick Stadium on Friday (11/2/18) at ­­­­7:00 p.m. Presale tickets are on sale at the athletic office for $8 until Friday at 4 p.m.  All tickets will be $9 at the gate.

WWHS Students Accepted into Prestigious Medical Program

Three Winton Woods High School students are on their way to experiencing everything medical through Mercy Health’s highly competitive Medical Explorers Program at Mercy Health Fairfield Hospital. There were over 150 interested students from various school districts, 32 students were selected region-wide, 3 students from Winton Woods made the final cut and they are: junior Brianna Ball and seniors Jada Ray and Lily Smith.

WWCS Offers New College Course at High School

For the first time, Winton Woods City Schools is offering a new College Credit Plus (CCP) course at the high school. Students participating in the new pre-calculus class can take both high school and college courses at the same location.

Winton Woods Elementary School Inducts Students at National Honor Society Ceremony Winton Woods Elementary School students receive a standing ovation after being inducted into the National Elementary Honor Society.  Photo by Drew Jackson.

Proud parents, guardians, friends and family members were present for Winton Woods Elementary School 2018-2019 National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) Induction Ceremony.  This incredible ceremony took place on Thursday, October 4, where 23 students were inducted into the prestigious organization for excelling academically and modeling exceptional responsible attributes.

Winton Woods High School Band Invited to Perform at University’s Homecoming Winton Woods High School marching band in WWCS 2018 Homecoming parade. Photo by Drew Jackson.

Kentucky State University (KSU) has invited the Winton Woods High School marching band to perform in their 2018 Homecoming parade and festivities on Saturday, October 13.

Tijah Griggs is Kiwanis Student of the Month for September Kiwanis Student of the Month Tijah Griggs. Photo by Drew Jackson.

Winton Woods High School Counselor Brad Tash described junior student Tijah Griggs as someone who is “a caring, good-natured young lady who brightens up any room she enters.”  Griggs was honored at the September board of education meeting with the Kiwanis Student of the Month award.

Winton Woods Second Grade Student Receives Character Award  Winton Woods Primary North student Nylah Harper walking up to the podium to receive her award at September’s board meeting. Photo by Drew Jackson.

Winton Woods Primary North teacher Brooke Starkey will tell you that second grader Nylah Harper always goes above and beyond as a student, mentor and peer. That is why she was chosen for September’s Kiwanis Character is Key award for responsibility.

Middle Schoolers to Perform in Halftime Show for Annual Band Night Band Night

Winton Woods seventh and eighth graders are preparing to take the field on Friday, September 28, with the Winton Woods High School (WWHS) marching band. Each year, students from the middle school band participate in a halftime show at a varsity football game for the district’s annual Band Night. “This year’s theme is women empowerment,” said WWHS Band Director Dani Ashbrook. “The set list includes Beyonce’s ‘Crazy In Love’, Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About the Bass’, Rihanna’s ‘Disturbia’ and Katy Perry’s ‘Firework’.”

Winton Woods’ Inducts New Students into National Honor Society  Winton Woods High School’s 2018 National Honor Society inductees shown (r-l): Stephanie Trubl, Isaiah Smith, Naomi Hall, Taylor Fields, and Michelle Alaniz. (Not shown: Maly Aw and Riley Lauchard). Photo by Drew Jackson.

On September 20, Winton Woods High School (WWHS) inducted seven new members into the National Honor Society (NHS), the nation’s premier organization recognizing outstanding high school students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character. The event, hosted by NHS President Lily Smith, took place in the school’s library and was attended by family, friends, faculty, and staff.

Construction Project Information Sessions construction logo

Public Notice:  Construction is about to begin!  If you live adjacent to or near the current Winton Woods Middle School, the home of the future new K-6 Winton Woods Elementary School Campus OR the current Winton Woods High School, the home of the future new 7-12 Secondary School Campus, you are invited to an informational meeting about what to expect during the construction process.

 

 

Envision Children's Power Saturday STEM Camp is November 17 Envision Children

Envision Children's Power Saturday STEM Camp is November 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at Northern Kentucky University. The program is $45 per student with an available scholarship discount of $15. This event is open to all students in Grades 4 through 8. If you have questions, please contact Jeff Jordan at jeff.jordan@envisionchildren.org.

Winton Woods District to Hold Ground Breaking Ceremonies for New Campuses Groundbreaking

Winton Woods City Schools is excited to celebrate the groundbreaking and initiation of construction of its two new innovative school campuses on Wednesday, October 17. Join us along with local and state leaders, industry, community, students and staff, for the 7-12 campus ceremony, which is scheduled to take place at 10:00 a.m. at 1231 West Kemper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45240. Shortly thereafter, the K-6 campus ceremony will take place at 147 Farragut Road, Cincinnati, OH 45218.

Winton Woods’ Presents First Family University family university logo

On Tuesday, October 2 from 6-8 p.m., Winton Woods City Schools is proud to host Family University, a mini-conference for parents, relatives, guardians, those in a mentoring role to students, and community members. The two-hour event will kick off with student performances and -light refreshments. The evening is designed to provide our Warrior Family with a variety of training and resources through informational sessions such as  “School Safety”, “Social-Emotional Support”, “College/Career Readiness: Helping Your Child Make Informed Choices About Their Future”, and “Project-Based Learning/ECHO 101”.

Smith Delivers Winton Woods’ Latest State of the Schools Address  Winton Woods Superintendent Anthony G. Smith (left) is shown at his spring State of the Schools address.

Winton Woods Superintendent Anthony G. Smith talked about student opportunities, district accomplishments, construction updates and project-based learning at the State of the Schools address. While Smith said that the district’s report card for 2017-2018 will not be available from the Ohio Department of Education until mid-September, he assured parents and community members that educational reform, with a growth focus on academic achievement for all students, was firmly in place throughout the district.

Winton Woods District Emphasizes No New Taxes

The Winton Woods City Schools Board of Education put a levy on the ballot for the November 6 election. This $4.2 million substitute levy proposal would enable the district to continue to receive funding at the existing level for operating expenses with no increase in property taxes. The original levy passed in 2009. It will expire in 2019 but income that is generated is necessary to continue our essential operational services to all students.

Forest Chapel Provides for Winton Woods Students with Back-to-School Donation Members of Forest Chapel Church’s Back-to-School Project stopped at WWPN to deliver school and classroom supplies.

It started as a community-wide “back-to-school” outing for students but now is an annual donation drive for Winton Woods Primary North. Each year, Forest Chapel Church partners with local businesses to raise donations to fund school necessities for Warrior students and teachers. The project was again co-chaired by church members Evelyn Jones and Tess Goodall. “In 2016, it was decided that since we had an existing partnership with Primary North with providing tutoring services to the students, we would extend that partnership by solely focusing our back-to-school giveaway program on their students,” said Jones.

Winton Woods’ State of the Schools to Address New Opportunities for Students, Update on Buildings and Project-Based Learning Winton Woods Superintendent Anthony G. Smith shown at the May 2018 State of the Schools address at Winton Woods High School Media Center.

Anthony G. Smith, superintendent of Winton Woods City Schools, will hold his State of the Schools address on Thursday, September 6 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the high school media center. “Our students are becoming future ready,” said Smith. “The topic of conversation will focus on new opportunities for our Winton Woods Warriors as well as an update of the two new campuses, the construction timeline and the incredible Preschool Village. Please bring your friends and neighbors. Thank you for your commitment to Winton Woods City Schools – The District of Destination.”

Winton Woods Educational Foundation Presents Grants at Convocation WWEF

Five new initiatives throughout Winton Woods City Schools received oversized checks as the Winton Woods Educational Foundation presented its yearly grants at Convocation on Monday, August 13. The WWEF was established in 2006 to support and enhance the academic success of the Winton Woods School District and provide assistance for those programs and activities that fall outside traditional funding sources. Receiving grants for the 2018-2019 school year were:

Forest Park Steppers Make Big Impact with Support of WWCS Community Partners Winton Woods Primary South Principal Danielle Wallace and Forest Park Police Officer Rebecca Eavers  participate in stepping at the donation drive. Photo by Drew Jackson.

The theme of the Forest Park Steppers annual donation drive was “together we are better.” Community leaders of Forest Park and Greenhills partnered with Walmart to raise money and collect supplies for students in the Winton Woods District. The Forest Park Senior Center parking lot was full as people dropped off materials and participated in stepping from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Winton Woods Students Artwork Displayed at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Winton Woods High School student Sidney Posey and graduate Princess Dyer at the Picture Freedom Award ceremony. Photo by Drew Jackson.

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center selected four Winton Woods High School students as recipients for its 2018 Picture Freedom Art Contest. The nationwide competition challenges students to critically think and capture what their definition of freedom looks like today. This year, eight students were present to receive their scholarship awards. The event included a delicious lunch, tour of the museum and ceremony to honor each student for their exceptional artistry.

WWCS PreK and Kindergartners Get a Jumpstart on Their School Year (left to right): Winton Woods Primary North Teacher Shawna Johnson greets former student Ona Zone and grandmother Beverly Zone.

Winton Woods City Schools held another successful year of the Wee Warriors popular one-day school orientation on Friday, August 3. The district kicked off its fourth annual Jumpstart programs at Winton Woods Primary North in Greenhills and Winton Woods Primary South in Springfield Township.

Winton Woods City Schools featured in Cincy Magazine Winton Woods High School junior Jasmine Horner featured on the cover of Cincy Magazine’s Best Schools issue.

Winton Woods City Schools continues to grow a positive supporting audience. Winton Woods is the only comprehensive Pre K-12th New Tech Network district in the state of Ohio. This innovative project-based academic approach inspired the publisher of Cincy Magazine to add it to the front cover of the Best 100 Schools issue. Winton Woods junior Jasmine Horner was featured on the cover. Horner is a high achieving student and involved in many extracurricular activities including cheerleading, softball, volleyball, Varsity Ensemble, student council and the school’s a capella group Clarity. As an added bonus Winton Woods Intermediate teacher Kamaria Martin was one of the 36 recipients selected for the outstanding educator award. According to the Outstanding Educator Recognition Program committee, winners are chosen for going above and beyond expectations, and as ‘the best of the best’ from public and private schools from both Ohio and Kentucky. 

Notice of IDEA Funding Presentation for SY19

The Winton Woods City School District will be presenting the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) Budget Overview on August 27, 2018, 6:30pm at the Board of Education Meeting at Winton Woods High School Media Center.

The public is invited to participate and comment on the Special Education Report Card, the 2018 budget and the budget of the current fiscal year.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Terri Holden, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning 513-619-2385 or Tonya Bray, Executive Director of Student Services 513-619-2387.

Winton Woods to host Open House on August 24

On Friday, August 24, Winton Woods High School will host its annual Open House prior to the Warriors first home football game against Trotwood-Madison. Tents with departments, community businesses, and student organizations will be set up outside of the stadium with fun activities from 5-7p.m. Come out to support your fellow Warriors. #GoWarriors

Mentors Needed for Academy of Global Studies Students

Winton Woods High School is looking for individuals to serve twice monthly from 7:00-7:50 a.m. as mentors to students in Academy of Global Studies (AGS). This is an exciting opportunity to connect with young people in our community through educational, social and global conversations and activities. In small group settings, you will be able to help students in grades 9-12 learn and grow as they become future ready. On August 30, AGS Facilitator Josh Amstutz will lead an orientation at 7 a.m. in the WWHS media center. To become a mentor and more information, please contact Mr. Amstutz (amstutz.joshua@wintonwoods.org). We encourage you to share this great opportunity with other professionals.

Warriors First Day of School (Back-to-School) Photo Contest Winton Woods Preschooler Devin Styles holds first day of school sign.

On August 20, we want to see your Warrior Pride for Winton Woods City Schools (WWCS) first Back-to-School Photo Contest. To participate you must be an enrolled WWCS student in grades K-12. The winner will receive a free lunch accompanied by 1-2 guardians (guests) and Superintendent Anthony G. Smith.


 

Winton Woods District Adds Levy to Upcoming Election Ballot

 

The Winton Woods City Schools Board of Education passed a resolution to put a substitute levy on the ballot for the November 6 election. This $4.2 million substitute levy proposal would allow the district to continue operating expenses with no increase in taxes for our residents. The original levy passed in 2009. It will expire in 2019 and is necessary in order to continue our essential operational services to all students.

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 District Again Offering Summer Jumpstart Orientation Winton Woods Primary North teacher Nicole Gierzak greets a kindergarten student and parent at the district’s Jumpstart program. Photo by Drew Jackson.

Once again Winton Woods City Schools is offering its popular Jumpstart orientation this summer for preschool and kindergarten students. The Jumpstart program is designed to help lessen the anxiety of the first day of school and is aimed at both students and their families. The optional one-day program will take place Friday, August 3 at Winton Woods Primary North in Greenhills and Winton Woods Primary South in Springfield Township.

Winton Woods Senior Camaia Smith is the Kiwanis-Gold Star Student of the Month Winton Woods High School senior Camaia Smith is shown receiving her award from Greenhills-Forest Park Kiwanis Club member. Photo by Corina Denny.

According to Winton Woods High School Counselor Kim Goins, senior Camaia Smith has been a high achieving student for quite some time. “I have known Camaia for four years,” said Goins. “I was her school counselor for her freshman and sophomore years. I remained active in her academic career as she transitioned to a different counselor for her junior and senior years. Camaia has always been a serious student. She entered high school wanting to know what she needed to do in order to be prepared for college, and exceeded.”

Winton Woods High School Presents Underclassmen Academic Awards Students receiving awards at the 2018 Underclassmen Awards. Photo by Drew Jackson.

Winton Woods District takes pride in acknowledging Warriors academic success. Therefore, when Winton Woods High School (WWHS) students began to fill the auditorium for its annual Academic Achievement Night, WWHS staff were ecstatic to honor them.

Winton Woods Intermediate School Presents All Year Honors WWIS Principal Jeremy Day presents awards to students in the gymnasium. Photo by Drew Jackson.

Winton Woods Intermediate School held its end-of-year honors ceremony. The program kicked off with a performance by the 6th grade chamber orchestra who played “Rise Up” by Cassandra Batie and Jennifer Decilveo. The following awards were presented:

Winton Woods District Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate New Free Lunch Mobile Bus The Child Nutrition Department cutting the ribbon together at the ceremony. Photo by Drew Jackson.

“Nutrition is the Mission” at Winton Woods City Schools. As of June 12, every child in the community will have the opportunity to experience a free nutritious meal throughout the summer. The celebration kicked off with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Winton Woods Intermediate School Tuesday morning. Winton Woods Warrior families, staff, members and business and community leaders joined together to celebrate the opening of the new opportunity for the children in our community. At the ceremony, Director of Child Nutrition Mark Doctor surprised his staff by having them cut the ribbon with him to unveil the new food mobilization vehicle.

Winton Woods High School Honors Seniors’ Academic Success Winton Woods High School senior Alexander Willertz, his mother and Eric Martin, Principal of WWHS are shown with Willertz $200,000 check from the Navy Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship.

Senior Honors Night was held at Winton Woods High School (WWHS) to celebrate academic success and award scholarships to graduating seniors. At the ceremony, one of the many phenomenal scholarships presented was Alexander Willertz’s Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship of $200,000 from the Navy.

Winton Woods Seniors Earn $10 Million in Scholarships Winton Woods High School graduating class of 2018.

 

Many parents of seniors in the Winton Woods City School District are breathing easier because, thanks to scholarships, their children’s college tuition will be either partially or completely paid for. In fact, this year’s graduating class from Winton Wood High School earned a total of $10 million in scholarships from both in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities.

Winton Woods’ Teresa Stone is May’s Skyline Teacher of the Month Teresa Stone is the May Skyline Teacher of the Month for Winton Woods City Schools.

Winton Woods Primary North first grade teacher Teresa Stone was selected by WWPN Principal Kevin Jones as May’s Skyline Teacher of the Month. “Mrs. Stone is an extremely hard-working teacher who is innovative, has a growth mindset, and truly loves her students,” said Jones. “She is fully committed to getting the most growth out of her scholars while also looking for new ways to spark their curiosity and love for learning.”

Winton Woods Scholars Honor Influential Teachers ??????? Winton Woods High School’s Honors Diploma Scholars are shown at the 2018 Honors Diploma Scholars Dinner. Photo by Drew Jackson.   

Eighteen teachers were honored this year as the most influential in the lives of Winton Woods City Schools’ 2018 Honor Diploma Scholars. These teachers were chosen by the seniors and recognized for their tremendous impact not only the classroom but outside the classrooms as well.

Winton Woods’ Jaida Knighten is Skyline Student Athlete of the Month for May Skyline Student Athlete of the Month Jaida Knighten.

Winton Woods seventh grader Jaida Knighten has been named the district’s Skyline Student Athlete of the Month for May. Knighten is a valuable member of the soccer and basketball teams. She participated in these sports while carrying a 4.0 grade point average.

Winton Woods High School Holds Academic Signing Day Winton Woods City Schools’ 2018 Honor Diploma Scholars. Not shown: Hai Nguyen. Photo by Drew Jackson.

Winton Woods High School’s high-achieving seniors were recognized with an Academic Signing Day on Friday, May 4, in the school's library. These incredible scholars, all earned honors diplomas from the State of Ohio, took part in a ceremony reminiscent of a traditional athletic signing event. The students shared the colleges they applied to, where they have been admitted and the university they selected. Students' families, college admissions representatives, board members, civic officials, and business and community leaders were in attendance to celebrate this momentous occasion with the scholars.

Rockin' Robots Summer Camp Opportunity Envision Children Logo

There is still time to sign up for Rockin' Robots summer camp.  This academic opportunity is presented by The Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative and Envision Children:

June 25 - 29, 2018

Students:  Grades 5 - 9 
Hours:  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  
Location:  Winton Woods Intermediate School
Cost:  $25 per student

513.772.5437 (KIDS) - Select option 3

“Nutrition is the Mission” – Free Lunch Mobile Bus Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Nutrition is the mission bus

Winton Woods City Schools invites district families and community members to the dedication of the new “Nutrition is the Mission” bus on Tuesday, June 12, from 9:00-9:30 a.m. on the Winton Woods Intermediate School campus at 825 Waycross Road in Forest Park.

Winton Woods Superintendent Looks to the Future in Spring State of the Schools Address Winton Woods Superintendent Anthony G. Smith is shown at his spring State of the Schools address.

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.

Winton Woods’ State of the Schools to Address Components of New Building Designs and Project Based Learning Winton Woods Superintendent Anthony G. Smith is holding his State of the  Schools address on Tuesday, May 8, at Winton Woods High School Media Center.

Anthony G. Smith, superintendent of Winton Woods City Schools, will hold his spring State of the Schools address. “This is a very exciting time to be a Winton Woods Warrior,” said Smith. “Please plan to attend the State of the Schools on Tuesday, May 8 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the High School Media Center. The topic of conversation will focus on educational outcomes that matter to our community as well as an overview of the two new campuses, the timeline and the incredible Preschool Village. Please bring your friends and neighbors. Q & A to follow. Thank you for your commitment to Winton Woods City Schools – The District of Destination.”

Winton Woods Students Honored for Academics and Service Third year award honors at Winton Woods High School’s 2108 CSAC  Banquet. Photo by Diana Behrendt.

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 in the cafeteria. The CSAC banquet is sponsored by the Forest Park Women’s Club and is a cooperative venture of many organizations in the Winton Woods City Schools. It was first organized by Harry Kilb, a 1945 graduate of Greenhills High School, to honor students at both Greenhills and Forest Park High Schools.

Winton Woods’ Janine Hunsche is February’s Skyline Teacher of the Month  February’s Skyline Teacher of the Month Janine Hunsche is shown with Board President Jessica Miranda. Photo by Drew Jackson.  

It is not often that a district is able to hire a math teacher as seasoned as Janine Hunsche. She came to Winton Woods High School (WWHS) for the 2017-2018 school year with 31 years of experience. Ms. Hunsche teaches many of the higher level math courses including Pre-Calculus, Calculus and AP Calculus.  The WWHS administrative team stated, “Janine brings a great deal of math knowledge to Winton Woods High School. Her experience is an asset to the math department.”

“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.

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 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.”

Envision Children Power Saturday - STEM Opportunity Envision Logo

Envision Children is partnering with Northern Kentucky University's Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies to offer the Power Saturday STEM Program, Saturday, February 17, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Power Saturday is filled with intensive and interactive activities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Each student will attend an opening session, participate in two interactive breakout sessions, tour NKU's campus, and be provided a boxed lunch. Transportation will also be provided for students attending Winton Woods City Schools.

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.

State Football Semifinals -- Winton Woods vs Massillon Washington Football Semifinals vs Massillon Washington

Hello Warrior Families, Our Winton Woods Warriors take on the Massillon Washington Tigers in the state football semifinals at St. Francis DeSales High School in Columbus, Ohio on November 24 at 7:30 p.m. Presale tickets will be available for purchase November 20-22 from 8:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily at the athletic office for $8 ($10 at the gate).

We look forward to seeing you there. Go Warriors!

Region Football Playoffs - Winton Woods vs La Salle playoff game vs la salle

 

Our Winton Woods Warriors will take on the La Salle Lancers in the Division II regional football playoffs at Withrow University High School on Friday (11/17/17) at 7:30 p.m. Presale tickets are on sale at the athletic office for $8. We anticipate that parking for the game will be at a premium so please arrive as early as possible. According to the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) regional game site manager, parking options are as follows:

  • Field parking at Withrow University High School

  • Rookwood Commons Shopping Center (between The Gap and PF Changs) - Shuttle services to Withrow High School will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Returning shuttle service will begin at 9:30-45 at the front of Withrow High School.

We look forward to seeing you there and as always, Go Warriors!

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 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.

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.

 

Forest Chapel United Methodist Church Provides Winton Woods Students with Back-to-School Donation Members of Forest Chapel Church’s Back-to-School Project stopped at Primary North to deliver classroom supplies.

Forest Chapel Church recently held its third back-to-school donation drive for Winton Woods Primary North students and teachers. The year-long effort puts valuable school supplies and essential cleaning items in the hands of students and teachers to prepare them for the upcoming school year. This year’s project was again co-chaired by church members Evelyn Jones and Tess Goodall.

 

 

Winton Woods High School students get hands-on media experience from Waycross Media Winton Woods High School’s Video 1 students use the cameras brought over from Waycross Community Media. Shown are (l-r) ?Payton Mack, Alexis Weihe, Kaleb Crenshaw, and Gabby Simpson. Photo by Rebecca Cimini.

An ongoing partnership between Waycross Community Media and Winton Woods High School brought the Waycross production truck with a hands-on learning experience to Rebecca Cimini’s video production class on Monday, September 18. Winton Woods City Schools’ publicity writer Drew Jackson also contributed by sharing her experiences in the television industry.

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.

Winton Woods Music Department Welcomes Four New Instructors Winton Woods City Schools’ new music teachers: Audrey Alger, Emily Jordan, Craig Johnson, and James Mock, at new teacher orientation. Photo by Drew Jackson.

Winton Woods City Schools has hired four new music instructors for the 2017-2018 school year.

Winton Woods City Schools’ Jumpstart Orientation Continues to Thrive Winton Woods Primary North teacher Nicole Gierzak greets a kindergarten student and parent at the District’s Jumpstart program. Photo by Drew Jackson.

Winton Woods City Schools hosted its annual Jumpstart Orientation, where over 150 students and their families attended. Jumpstart gives kindergarten and preschool students the opportunity to meet their teacher, visit their classroom, and meet other students, in hopes of lessening the anxieties of the first day of school.

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 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 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 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 SCHEDULE LOGO

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,

Winton Woods District Holds Visioning Meetings for New Facilities visioning

Over 100 people participated in Winton Woods City Schools’ first educational visioning meeting as the district starts its journey toward building new facilities.

Winton Woods District to Hold College & Career Fair

Winton Woods City Schools is holding a College and Career Fair on Thursday, March 9, at Winton Woods High School.

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

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 Girls’ Crew on the Water on March 1 crew 2

If all goes as planned, Winton Woods High School girls’ crew will have its first practice on the lake at Winton Woods Park on March 1.

Winton Woods Wrestler Advances to Ohio Junior High State Championships OAC

Winton Woods Middle School eighth grader Julius Martin reached the finals in every wrestling invitational he competed in this season and recently qualified for the Ohio Junior High State Champions that will take place in March.

Wee Warriors Learn the Value of Paying It Forward Pennies

Winton Woods Primary South students in kindergarten through second grade recently participated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Pennies for Patients” annual fundraising drive.

Winton Woods’ Christopher Tape is February’s Skyline Teacher of the Month Dr. Tape

Dr. Christopher Tape, a teacher in the Academy of Global Studies @ Winton Woods High School, is always willing to embrace new and innovative styles of teaching.

Underground Grant Benefits Winton Woods’ After-School Program Underground

A $10,000 grant from the Charles H. Dater Foundation is helping Forest Park’s The Underground support its free after-school program partnership with Winton Woods City Schools, as well as its film and music programs.

Winton Woods Principals Give New Tech Update for Their Buildings New Tech Network

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

Sectional Basketball Games basketball

Boys and girls sectional basketball game schedule.....

Evolution's Annual Valentine's Concert Music notes

Winton Woods High School’s a cappella group, Evolution, will perform its annual Valentine’s concert on Thursday, February 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the David Bell Performing Arts Center at the school.

Winton Woods District and Freedom Center Partner for “A Night of Freedom” Event Night of Freedom

Winton Woods City Schools and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (NURFC) are partnering for “A Night of Freedom,” a student performance and project exhibition, on Wednesday, March 22, from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the grand lobby at the Freedom Center.

Winton Woods Primary South Honors January “Bucket Fillers” PS January Bucket Fillers

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

Water Main Issue at Winton Woods Intermediate School

Due to a water main issue at the Winton Woods Intermediate School, it will be necessary to cancel classes there for students today, Thursday, February 9th. 

We are in the process of transporting all 5th and 6th grade students to Winton Woods High School.  Parents may come pick up their children at the high school at any time.  Please remember to bring your photo identification with you to sign out your student.

This evening’s Intermediate School Art Show will also be rescheduled. 

To clarify, this issue only affects students who attend Winton Woods Intermediate School.  All other Winton Woods schools are open and operating as usual.

Thank you for your patience through this process.  The safety of our students is always our top priority.

Winton Woods Teacher is Lead2Feed Teacher of the Week Kathleen Barger

Kathleen Barger, a language arts teacher at Winton Woods Middle School, was named the Lead2Feed Teacher of the Week for January 20-24.

Student Projects Highlight 1920s America AGS Speakeasy Projects

Students in Melissa Albers’s and Andrew Lock’s American Studies class culminated their 1920s speakeasy project by dressing in 1920s clothing and traveling to the Underground in Forest Park to watch the music videos created by each group.

Winton Woods Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent Letters of Intent

Winton Woods City Schools is celebrating with four of its student athletes who signed letters of intent on National Signing Day.

State Funding Approved for New Winton Woods District Facilities Construction

Winton Woods City Schools is one step closer to new facilities with the approval on January 26 of $48,875,958 in state funding by the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC).

Willard Honored Posthumously With Community Spirit Award Thad Willard

Winton Woods Superintendent Anthony G. Smith honored Thad Willard with the district’s Community Spirit award in a posthumous presentation at the January board meeting.

Winton Woods District Honors Dr. George Wharton Dr. George Wharton

Winton Woods City Schools presented the district’s Community Spirit award to Dr. George Wharton for his help in enhancing the educational success of its students and teachers.

Henderson Honored by Winton Woods City Schools Chip Henderson

Winton Woods City Schools honored Chip Henderson at the January board of education meeting with the Community Spirit award for his long-time service to the district.

Winton Woods High School’s Spring Musical is A Little Princess musical notes

Winton Woods High School’s spring musical is A Little Princess, with music by Andrew Lippa and lyrics by Brian Crawley. Performances are Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 30, at 2:00 p.m.

Winton Woods Musicians Perform with Xavier University Honor Band Xavier Honor Band

Three Winton Woods High School band students took part in this year’s Xavier University Honor Band Concert on Saturday, January 14.

Winton Woods District Thanks Local Doctor Dr. Justin Greiwe

The Winton Woods board of education expressed its thanks to Dr. Justin Greiwe for his help in facilitating the district’s EpiPen4Schools program.

Winton Woods Board Honored During School Board Recognition Month BOE Recognition Month

January is School Board Recognition Month, and so Winton Woods High School Student Council President Noah Smith was on hand to present certificates of appreciation to Jeff Berte, Dr. Viola Johnson, Paula Kuhn, Jessica Miranda, and Katrina Rugless for their service to the district and the community.

Winton Woods District Welcomes Students from China Chinese Students

The Winton Woods board of education welcomed the newest group of students from China who are attending the high school during second semester and thanked the families who are hosting them for their stay.

Perry Is Kiwanis-Gold Star Student of the Month for January Dominique Perry

Dominique Perry is described by Christina Jeranek, her guidance counselor at Winton Woods High School, as “a young lady of competence, confidence, and caring.”

Winton Woods District Honors Paul and Marianne Denning Marianne and Paul Denning

Those who know Paul and Marianne Denning will tell you they are a true example of the phrase “open hearts, open home.” Over the years the couple has hosted more than 10 international exchange students, many times those with special needs, as part of the AFS-USA international program that emphasizes inclusive intercultural experiences.

Winton Woods Middle Schooler Honored for Trustworthiness Bethanie Lopez Draeger

Bethanie Lopez Draeger can add the Kiwanis Character is Key award to the other honors she has received in recognition of her various acts of kindness and trustworthiness at Winton Woods Middle School.

Winton Woods High School Second Quarter Honor Roll Honor Roll

Congratulations to our second quarter Honor Roll students from Winton Woods High School. 

Primary South Honors Students for Trustworthiness Winton Woods Primary South Honors Students for Trustworthiness

Twenty-two students from Winton Woods Primary South in Springfield Township were honored in January through the school's Character Counts program for displaying the character trait of trustworthiness. They were: Colette Moore, Peter Statt, Mario Calloway, Breille Wright, Beryl Joanna Mwenze, Jaimere Ruffin, Aliya Meach, Roshika Acharya, Elvira Gbeblewou, Amiyah Weatherspoon, Nayeli Diaz Lopez,  Beverly Sonden, Samuel Matkins, Tyler Brown, Erin Anderson, Jennifer Ochoa, Kayla Edwards, Antonio Gonzales Davila, Elisa Salcedo, Haille Wilson, Jack White and Dominic Bermudez.

 

 

Choir Members Perform at Local Church  Choir Members Perform at Local Church

Eleven choir students from Winton Woods High School performed in a solo recital at the Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian on Friday, January 20, to prepare for OMEA Solo and Ensemble Contest on January 28 at Elder High School. The choir students are benefiting from the Winton Woods Educational Foundation’s Fostering Achievement in Music Education (FAME) grant and the Greenhills Community Church Presbyterian and Cincinnati Fusion Ensemble Scholarship Program. “The performance was a huge success,” said Beth Miller, associate director of choirs at the high school. “We had a full audience, and the students were so prepared and all sounded amazing."

 

Shoes Donation Ensures Students are Ready for Gym Class   WWES Shoes.JPG

Sheri Conrad, physical education teacher at Winton Woods Elementary School, has heard every reason a student could have for coming to class without gym shoes. “They tell me, ‘I forgot it was P.E. day,’ or ‘I had to sleep at Grandma’s house last night,’ or ‘I don’t have any gym shoes,’” said Conrad. “So I like to have shoes available for a student to keep or borrow.”

 

 

Cage Chosen by Muñoz Foundation as Defensive Linemen of the Year jerron cage

Jerron Cage, a senior at Winton Woods High School, is the winner of this year’s Anthony Muñoz Foundation Defensive Linemen of the Year Award, Division II. Cage will be recognized at the National Football Foundation’s Scholar Athlete Banquet on Tuesday, February 28, at The Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown. 

Middle School Wrestlers Having a Strong Season Winton Woods Middle School Wrestlers Having a Strong Season

The Warriors wrestling team at Winton Woods Middle School is enjoying success this year under head coach Steven Cleary and assistant coaches Demarco Davis, Carlos Tipton, B.J. Webb, and Jerome Whitaker. At this year’s Harrison Wrestling Championship on Friday, January 13, and Saturday, January 14, five eighth grade wrestlers earned medals. They were:

 

High School Honors 2016 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees  The 2016-2017 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 13, in a ceremony at Winton Woods High School. The inductees were also honored at Saturday’s basketball game. Inducted this year were:

 

 

Second Graders Serve Their Community Second Graders Serve Their Community

The 2nd Grade Leadership Team from Winton Woods Primary North in Greenhills went to Matthew 25: Ministries in Blue Ash on December 16, 2016, to serve those impacted by recent natural disasters. “The students were asked to think about others in dire situations, and how, while we may have all the food, electricity, and shelter that we need, many around the world do not,” said Principal Kevin Jones.  

Students Explore Careers at Miami University Students Explore Careers at Miami University

Eighteen girls from Winton Woods High School attended the third annual Careers Involving Quantitative Skills (CIQS) Day at Miami University on Tuesday, January 1. This exclusive event for female high school students from southwestern Ohio gave those attending the opportunity to visit Miami’s campus, interact with students and faculty, be exposed to presentations from the department of statistics, and have conversations with working women in STEM fields with high caliber quantitative skills.

Winton Woods Educational Foundation Sponsors Fundraiser at Grand Finale Winton Woods Educational Foundation Logo

The Winton Woods Educational Foundation (WWEF) is continuing its support of Winton Woods City Schools with a fundraising benefit at the Grand Finale Restaurant in Glendale on Friday, February 10. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 771-5925. When scheduling a reservation, be sure to identify your affiliation with WWEF for credit. The restaurant will contribute 20% of food orders during the evening event, but a minimum of 30 attendees is necessary for funds to be paid.

 

District Launches Re-Designed Website website

After months of work, Winton Woods City Schools’ re-designed website went live on Friday, January 6, featuring larger photos, improved graphics and easier navigation. “Our goal with this new design is to provide our students, parents, staff and community with a more efficient way to learn about all Winton Woods City Schools has to offer,” said Corina Denny, community and public engagement coordinator for the district. “We want to make sure there are no barriers between information and our parents.” The website address is www.wintonwoods.org.

 

Firefighter Fitness Drills Promote Good Health and Fitness Firefighter Fitness Drill winners

Currently in its fourth year, the Firefighter Fitness Drill has helped keep students throughout Winton Woods City Schools in shape and active. The program is run by Forest Park Deputy Fire Chief Jermaine Hill, who said, “The goal of the program is to promote and instill a lifetime of healthy eating and fitness habits in our students.”

Royalty Hightower Wins Breakthrough Performance Award Royalty

Royalty Hightower, Winton Woods Intermediate School sixth grader, recently won the 2016 Breakthrough Performance Award (Female) from the National Board of Review for her role in The Fits. In the movie, Hightower stars as Toni, a young girl who leaves the world of boxing, which she has shared with her brother, to join the high energy drill team that practices in the same recreation center. Her performance was called “magnetic” by RogerEbert.com, “mesmerizing” by Vanity Fair and “extraordinary” by Indiewire. Rolling Stone called it “the girl power movie of 2016.”

 

Junior Performs With Honor Band  Photo by Tina Prentosito

Winton Woods High School junior Aversa Prentosito performed with the OMEA District 14 Honor Band on Sunday, January 8, at Princeton High School. Prentosito, who plays oboe, auditioned for the band last fall. This year’s guest conductors were Kathy McGrady and Russell Mikkelson, with 26 high schools participating. Prentosito is pictured with Winton Woods High School Band Director Dani Ashbrook. Photo by Tina Prentosito. 

Winton Woods Board of Education Elects 2017 Officers Winton Woods Board of Education

Winton Woods Board of Education President Jessica Miranda and Vice-President Dr. Viola Johnson were re-elected to those positions at the organizational meeting on Thursday, January 5. Both Miranda and Johnson have been board members since 2014.  

 

Middle School to Present “Destination Rock ‘n’ Roll”

The Winton Woods Middle School Choir Department will present Destination Rock ‘n’ Roll, a musical revue arranged by Mark Brymer on Thursday, January 19, and Friday, January 20, at 7:00 p.m. in the school auditorium. The show covers the history of rock ‘n’ roll by visiting destinations throughout the United States, including the cities where the first recording companies and studios were located. The story is told through 15 dialogues that are interspersed between songs and sections. Each dialogue describes the circumstances surrounding a major development in the history of the art form. 

Belle Voce Performs at Board Meeting  The group is being conducted by Associate Director of Choirs Beth Miller.

Members of Winton Woods High School’s premiere women’s choir, Belle Voce, sang at the December board of education meeting. The group performed “Silent Night,” “Deck the Halls” and “Patapan.” Shown are (l-r) Angel Higginbottom playing guitar, Stephanie Thompson, Dolly Tubbs, Tia Byrd, Jasmine Reed, Jordan Braswell, Shawndale Arrington, Grace Epani, Whitney Byrd, Eliana Washam and Zariah Sims. The group is being conducted by Associate Director of Choirs Beth Miller.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Supports WWPN McDaniel (on left) is shown with the Primary North 2nd Grade Leadership Team.

Lisa McDaniel from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Phi Psi Omega Chapter, brought In coats, hats and gloves to keep some Winton Woods Primary North students warm and dry this winter. “We appreciate their support of our students,” said Principal Kevin Jones. McDaniel (on left) is shown with the Primary North 2nd Grade Leadership Team.  

 

Winton Woods High School to Honor 2016 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

The athletic staff and boosters of Winton Woods High School will induct seven new members into the district’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, January 13, in a ceremony at Winton Woods High School. The inductees will also be honored at Saturday’s basketball game. 

Revised High School Exam Schedule for Thursday, December 15th
Winton Woods Students Experience Italy during Fall Trip

Students from Winton Woods High School recently enjoyed sunsets, sightseeing, and gondola rides while traveling through Italy as part of a school-sponsored trip in November. Josh Amstutz, coordinator for the Academy of Global Studies at the high school, 13 students and seven chaperones traveled from November 2-9, seeing Florence, Rome, Venice, Vatican City and the Italian Riviera.

Greenhills Librarian Honored with Winton Woods District’s Community Spirit Award

Winton Woods City Schools presented its December Community Spirit Award to Greenhills Children’s Librarian Amy Charley at the December 12 meeting. “Imagine being able to light up the faces of students the minute you walk into a classroom,” said Superintendent Anthony G. Smith in his award presentation. “That’s what happens when Amy Charley visits our Wee Warriors at Winton Woods Primary North and South. The students know that Ms. Charley will introduce them to new people, help them visit new places and teach them about our world—all through the books she brings to read.”

Winton Woods Sixth Grader Honored for her Caring Spirit

Ivanna Perry-Ross is known as a student who looks out for others in her classroom and assists them without being asked. The sixth grader from Winton Woods Intermediate School was honored at the December board of education meeting with the Kiwanis Character is Key award for caring.

 

Bernardo is Kiwanis-Gold Star Student of the Month for December

Even as a freshman, Matthew Bernardo is having a big impact inside and outside of the classroom at Winton Woods High School. “Matthew is a Winton Woods Warrior in the truest sense of the word,” said Guidance Counselor Brad Tash. “He’s maintained straight A’s since he has entered high school, yet he’s extremely humble about his achievements, never bragging or putting others down. Instead he is a natural leader, helping and encouraging others with high energy and a positive attitude. He often takes the lead in group projects, and his teachers say he does a great job.” Bernardo was honored as the district’s Kiwanis-Gold Star Student of the Month for December.

Lowe’s Local Heroes Build Outdoor Classroom at Winton Woods Intermediate School

Take one unused courtyard, add in an intermediate school art teacher and principal, mix that together with a group of Lowe’s Local Heroes from the Springdale store, and you have all the ingredients necessary to build a new outdoor classroom at Winton Woods Intermediate School. According to everyone involved, it was the perfect recipe to create a unique educational space for the school’s students and teachers.

 

 

 

 

 

Kiwanis Book Giveaway Delights Winton Woods Third Graders

Twelve members of the Greenhills-Forest Park Kiwanis Club visited Winton Woods Elementary School for the group’s seventh annual book giveaway on Friday, December 2. This literacy partnership put a copy of the book Pinduli by Janell Cannon into the hands of every third grade student at the school. “This is one of the special things we do,” Kiwanis President Ann Akeson said, acknowledging that the day meant as much to the Kiwanians as it did to the students.   

Springfield Township McDonald’s Honored for Partnership with Winton Woods Schools

Since 2012, Winton Woods Primary South has held McTeacher Night at the neighborhood McDonald’s restaurant on Winton Road in Springfield Township. This annual school fundraiser has teachers and staff working behind the counter, at the drive-thru and in the restaurant. 

 

Baur is Kiwanis-Gold Star Student of the Month for November

Silas Baur, a senior at Winton Woods High School, doesn’t let adversity stop him from achieving his goals. “His considerable health issues have limited him physically, but he has courageously worked to move beyond these issues and has remained active in athletics and in our music program,” said his guidance counselor John Beischel. “Seth’s optimistic attitude and drive are inspiring.” Baur was honored at the November board of education meeting as the Kiwanis-Gold Star Student of the Month.

Winton Woods Fourth Grader Honored with Character Counts Award

Winton Woods Elementary School teacher Melissa Webb knew that Nischal Dulal was an excellent candidate for the Kiwanis Character is Key Award for fairness. “Nischal is a role model for his peers,” said Webb. “He is a hard worker and a conscientious learner. He is persistent when the work is challenging and always tries his best.

Springdale Lowe’s Local Heroes Honored by Winton Woods District

Lowe’s Local Heroes, a community service program through the Springdale Lowe’s, is responsible for the new outdoor classroom space at Winton Woods Intermediate School. The board of education recognized the company for its generous donation of time and materials at its November meeting.

Winton Woods District Honors Forest Park Home Depot

Jon Forman, assistant manager of the Forest Park Home Depot, was on hand at Winton Woods City Schools’ November board meeting to accept the thanks of the district for the company’s recent donation of 72 bird house kits. The kits were constructed by Winton Woods Intermediate School’s gifted and talented art class, and a set of kits was painted by the school’s students with disabilities. The value of the donation was $700.00.

General Electric Receives Community Spirit Award from Winton Woods District

For years, students at both Winton Woods High School and Middle School have benefited from the time and expertise donated by engineers from General Electric Evendale who serve as mentors, advisory committee members and even classroom teachers. Engineers Bryan Barrett and Daniel Lang were honored at the November board of education meeting with the district’s Community Spirit Award. 

 

Winton Woods Senior is Passionate about Her Future

Guidance Counselor John Beischel is appreciative of the determination and self-motivation he sees in Winton Woods High School senior Diamond Goodson.    “Diamond will always go down as one of my most memorable students at Winton Woods because she is the first student who directly sought me out and demanded some answers regarding her academics and her future,” said Beischel. “She is assertive, aggressive in a positive manner, and wants to know answers to her questions, and now.” Goodson was recently honored as the district’s Kiwanis-Gold Star Student of the Month for October.

 

 

 

Toy Drive

Please see the attached flyers regarding a toy drive to benefit the families of the Latino Ministry Episcopalian church in Forest Park.  

Click HERE to view flyer!

New Greenhills Library Location Means Additional Space and Services

In addition to more space to move around, patrons at the re-located Greenhills Library will be able to enjoy some new amenities when the branch opens in the Greenhills Community Building. “We will be offering two individual study rooms, a teen space and an expanded children’s space,” said Greg Edwards, deputy director, The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

 

Middle School Choir Concert on December 8th

The Winton Woods Middle School Choirs are inviting friends, family and neighbors to join them for a Community Christmas Sing-Along on Thursday, December 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the middle school auditorium. Choir Director Amanda Westwood said audience members will be able to hear holiday classics such as “Go Tell it On a Mountain,” “O Christmas Tree” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” as well as participate in a few musical numbers with the choir. No prior musical experience required! The event is a family-friendly, free and open to the public.

Winton Woods Junior Performs with Southwest Ohio Regional Orchestra

Junior Aversa Prentosito, an oboe player from Winton Woods High School, recently performed with the Southwest Ohio Regional Orchestra in its 67th annual concert at Princeton High School on November 20. Prentosito, who auditioned for the orchestra, is in her third year with SWRO. This year’s concert was directed by guest conductor Aik Khai Pung.

Winton Woods Board Members Attend OSBA Conference and Trade Show

Winton Woods board of education members Jeff Berte, Paula Kuhn and Katrina Rugless, along with Board Vice President Dr. Viola Johnson and President Jessica Miranda, attended this year’s Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Capital Conference and Trade Show in Columbus for four days of professional development, learning sessions, speakers and networking. Workshops covered school district administration, boardmanship, finance and student issues. Superintendent Anthony G. Smith, Treasurer Randy Seymour and other district administrators also attended parts of the conference.

Winton Woods District Needs Host Families for Chinese Students

Families are needed to host Chinese students, ages 16-18, who will be attending Winton Woods High School from January 2, 2017, to the middle of June 2017. The students are part of a cultural exchange program between the United States and China, facilitated by Dehan Education. The goal for students is to improve their English and learn American customs, while earning an American high school diploma.

Light-Up Greenhills

Winton Woods Intermediate and Elementary Choirs will be perfomring at the Light-Up Greenhill event.  

Winton Woods High School Presents 2016 Fall Sports Awards

The 2016 Fall Sports Awards ceremony was held at Winton Woods High School on Monday, November 7, to honor those athletes participating in boys and girls soccer, cross country, volleyball, boys and girls golf, and girls tennis. Special awards given out that evening include:   

 

 

Winton Woods Middle School Announces Spelling Bee Winner

Nico Prentosito, an eighth grader at Winton Woods Middle School, won this year’s spelling bee with the championship word “epithets.” Laila Turner, a seventh grader, was the runner-up. There were 10 contestants in this year’s spelling bee, which went 28 rounds.

 

Caring Spirit Continues at Winton Woods Intermediate School

For nine years the students and staff at Winton Woods Intermediate School have held their annual Caring and Sharing Food Drive in support of S.O.U.L. Ministries and its work serving area families in need. With a few days left to the drive, the school’s collection total stood at 700 cans.   

 

 

 

 

Winton Woods District Thankful for Community Support

Winton Woods Superintendent Anthony G. Smith thanked district families, staff members, and the communities of Forest Park, Greenhills and Springfield Township for their support of the recent bond issue. “Congratulations and celebrations are due as the bond issue passed with a 53% majority,” said Smith in a letter to Warrior families and stakeholders. “I would like to thank you for all the hard work that you have obviously invested to inform and engage our community to gain confidence in our district.

Athletes Sign College Letters of Intent

Winton Woods High School held Signing Day ceremonies for student athletes Tamara Olverson and Brianna Richard on Wednesday, November 9, in the board of education offices. 

WWHS Holds College Application Workshop

Winton Woods High School Guidance Counselors Christina Jeranek and John Beischel will be available to help seniors and their families with the college application process on Thursday, November 3, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (with a break from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) in the high school library. The counselors will be available to answer questions regarding college applications, Naviance, FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Students Aid) and any related topics. “All seniors are encouraged to come to the library with their ChromeBooks, and they will receive help processing applications,” said Beischel. 

Winton Woods Board Recognizes National Education Week - November 14-18

The Winton Woods board of education passed two resolutions at its October meeting proclaiming November 14-18 as American Education Week and International Education Week for the district. Superintendent Anthony G. Smith commended his staff for their “continued efforts, commitment, and resolve to make education a quality experience for our youth” and for their support of “international awareness and the importance of teaching our students the value of international educational skills and partnerships.” He also encouraged his staff to invite parents and community members into district schools to familiarize themselves with the excellent educational programs offered and to invest in the future of Winton Woods students.

Winton Woods District Offers Free MVP Card to Residents Over 55

Residents of the Winton Woods School District 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 A Cappella Group Attending Kettering Music Festival

Evolution, Winton Woods High School’s a cappella group, is participating in the Kettering National A Cappella Festival again this year. The festival will take place Friday, November 4, and Saturday, November 5.There is a Friday night showcase, Saturday workshops and a Saturday evening concert by guest artists Duwende, M-Pact and Mix, three groups in high demand in the a cappella world. “The Saturday workshops are on a variety of a cappella topics, singing, vocal percussion, song writing, group management and more,” said Joe Whatley, Winton Woods High School a cappella director.

Winton Woods Elementary Practices Evacuation Drills for Bus Safety Week

The weather cooperated this year and bus evacuation drills were held outside at Winton Woods Elementary School on October 26 for third and fourth grade students. “These drills are required each year,” said Kristi Hooper, transportation director for the district. “We like to schedule them around Bus Safety Week, which was October 17-21, when schedules and weather permit.”

 

Winton Woods High School to Present The Miracle Worker

Winton Woods High School will present this year’s fall play, The Miracle Worker, on Thursday, November 17, through Saturday, November 19, at 8:00 p.m. in the David Bell Performing Arts Center at the high school.  

 

 

 

Elementary Crowns Spelling Bee Winner

Adriana Miranda out-spelled her competitors through 22 rounds to become this year’s spelling bee champion at Winton Woods Elementary School. “The winning word was ‘heredity,’” said Candy James, WWES bee coordinator. “Her championship word was ‘tiptoe.’” The spelling bee took place on October 21. Miranda is now eligible to take an online test to qualify for the Scripps regional spelling bee.  

Winton Woods District Offers Training Videos for Parents

Winton Woods City Schools is offering two training videos for parents to help navigate their student’s education: Echo Navigation Overview and ECHO Gradebook.

Marine Corps Reserve Sponsor Toys for Tots With Special Guest Josh Harrison

Help Cincinnati Toys for Tots bring the joy of Christmas and the hope of a better future to local less fortunate children.  You will also get the opportunity to meet and get an autograph from Cincinnati naive and MLB player, Josh Harrison!

Opera at Primary North

All students from kindergarten through second grade at Winton Woods Primary North participated in an opera program on Tuesday, October 25, thanks to an outreach program by the Cincinnati Opera and to music teacher Todd Patrick.  

Winton Woods Kindergartner Models Respect in the Classroom

Jeremy Zistler, a kindergarten student at Winton Woods Primary South, is using his actions to show his teacher and classmates what respect is all about. 

 

 

Winton Woods Second Grader Honored for Showing Responsibility

Every morning at Winton Woods Primary North, second grader Luc Johnson stands to recite the Wee Warrior Pledge, which says, “I come to school ready to learn. I will be respectful, responsible, and safe. Today I will do my best.” Teacher Amanda Hager said Johnson has taken the pledge to heart and is the personification of the character trait of responsibility. That’s why she chose to recognize him with the Kiwanis Character is Key award for September.

Local Library Moving Into Greenhills Community Building

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has announced the relocation of the Greenhills Branch Library to a larger location in the historic Greenhills Community Building, which is owned and operated by Winton Woods City Schools. The move to the new space, which is 2,325 square feet, is scheduled for a December opening timeframe, according to Steve Denny, executive director of business affairs for the district.

 

Taekwondo at Winton Woods Primary North Teaches Respect and Discipline

Sensei Jerome Whitaker bows deeply to the large group of students in his after-school Taekwondo class at Winton Woods Primary North. The students, in grades K-2, have filled Whitaker in on their school days, put on their gis, gotten help tightening their belts, and are ready to begin. They bow to him in return.

Winton Woods Primary Students Welcome Guest Reader from FC Cincinnati

Andrew Wiedeman, a midfielder for the city’s professional soccer team, FC Cincinnati, visited Amanda Hager’s second grade classroom at Winton Woods Primary North in Greenhills on Tuesday, October 18, to read to the students. 

 

Muffins with Mom is Special Morning at Winton Woods Primary South

The annual Muffins with Mom breakfast event at Winton Woods Primary South was described by Principal Danielle Wallace as “a great morning out” for everyone involved.

Winton Woods Primary South Honors Students for Respect

Twenty-one students from Winton Woods Primary South in Springfield Township were honored in October through the school's Character Counts program for displaying the character trait of respect. They were: Max Garcia, Maelene Henderson, Jeremy Zistler, Emma Espinoza, Kennedi Felton, Kayden Ellington, Kelsie Phillips, Damian Ramirez, Ben Delucio, Nehemiah Engleman, Shanik Hernandez, Bralen Jones, Maleah Nkansah, Alex Holman, Dalwin Diaz-Lopez, Camora Julian, Rocco Gomez, Kamara Wilson, Maricruz Lopez Duenas, Jack White, and Amari Cook.

 

 

Winton Woods is Nominated for Gold Star Chili Team and Player of the Week!

In addition to Player of the Week,  Winton Woods has also been nominated for the Gold Star Chili Team of the Week.

Winton Woods Students Learn the Power of a Penny

The $515.00 check that students from Winton Woods Primary North presented to the Greenhills Fire Department on Tuesday, October 4, was raised entirely in pennies in just a week’s time. “This is a great example of what we can do together for our community,” said WWPN Principal Kevin Jones. “Pennies are many times overlooked when we look at their individual buying power, but when we bring them together, great change can happen.”

 

Dr. O’dell Owens is Keynote Speaker at Winton Woods’ Business Partners Breakfast

Dr. O’dell Owens, recently named as the new CEO of Interact for Health, spoke at Winton Woods City Schools’ first Business Partners Breakfast for the 2016-2017 school year about the importance of investing in education and students. “Education is a gift from the past to the present to insure our future,” he told those attending.

Winton Woods Principal Selected for Deeper Learning Leadership Forum

Adrienne Martin, principal at Winton Woods Elementary School, has been selected to become a member of the second cohort of the Deeper Learning Leadership Forum (DLLF). This cohort-based leadership experience aims to develop, strengthen, and sustain a group of well-prepared leaders for the Deeper Learning movement. Martin joins Dr. Terri Holden, executive director of teaching and learning for Winton Woods City Schools, who is a member of the first cohort of the DLLF. 

Community Invited to Winton Woods City Schools’ October Concerts

October is full of free music in 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 Friday, September 9. Dani Ashbrook, band director at the high school, said the Marching Band Concert on Wednesday, October 26, is another opportunity to experience the songs of the football season.

 

Winton Woods Teacher in Top 100 in Ohio on State Assessment

Winton Woods Primary South kindergarten teacher Emily Perkins scored in the top 100 in Ohio on the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA). “I’m so very proud of Emily,” said Mimi Alloway, resident educator coordinator for Winton Woods City Schools. “No other teacher in our district has been recognized like this.”

 

Winton Woods High School Orchestra Performing at String Fest

The Winton Woods High School orchestra will be performing at this year’s Cincinnati String Academy Festival at UC's College-Conservatory of Music on Saturday, October 8. “Students will have the opportunity to work with conservatory faculty and students, as well as explore the campus,” said Winton Woods Orchestra Director Felipe Morales-Torres. “Everyone loves this event because we get to meet people with similar interests and backgrounds, while being inspired and motivated by the host college.

 

Winton Woods Primary North Hosts 250 for VIP Lunch

Students at Winton Woods Primary North in Greenhills had the opportunity to invite an adult to school for the VIP Lunch on Friday, September 9. Over 250 adults attended, some sharing a school lunch with their student, some packing a lunch, and others bringing in lunch from a local restaurant.

Winton Woods Assistant Principal Joins Chinese Bridge Delegation

Princess Crenshaw, assistant principal at Winton Woods High School, has been selected to join the 2016 Chinese Bridge Delegation, a week-long educational program in China. Her visit will take place in November 2016. As a delegate, Crenshaw will have the opportunity to deepen her understanding of China, share best practices, and build partnerships with Chinese schools. This program is sponsored by Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban.

Fundraiser to Benefit Freshman Trip to Arkansas

Winton Woods AGS Students & Jax Tavern invite you to eat with us on October 5, 2016

Help benefit the 9th grade Academy of Global Studies students by dining out with your friends and family at Jax Tavern. Jax Tavern will be donating 15% of all proceeds to fund our yearly field trip to Arkansas.

Forest Park Gardeners Honored by Winton Woods Board of Education

The Forest Park Gardeners were recognized at Winton Woods City Schools’ September board of education meeting for their part in the new recycling program at the high school’s Charlie Fredrick Stadium. The group joined with Forest Park Environmental Awareness and the district in this new endeavor. The board thanked the Gardeners for their donation of a 5'x 6' poly-metal promotional sign, valued at approximately $500.

 

 

Winton Woods Stadium Gets Recycling Program

A partnership between the Forest Park Gardeners, the City of Forest Park and Winton Woods City Schools has brought a new recycling program to Charlie Fredrick Stadium behind Winton Woods High School. “I truly think this will be a terrific recycling program for the football stadium,” said Wright Gwyn, environmental awareness program manager for the City of Forest Park.

 

Film Starring Winton Woods' Sixth Grader Now Available Online

If you missed the opportunity to see Winton Woods Intermediate School student Royalty Hightower in The Fits at the movie theater, now is your chance to see her amazing performance online. The movie can be streamed or rented on iTunes, Amazon Video or Google Play. Critics at the Venice and Sundance Film Festivals raved about Hightower’s performance in the film, which was shot in Cincinnati.

Winton Woods Parents and Community Members Envision Future with New Buildings

Parent Sharlee Adams and her family have 10 more years in Winton Woods City Schools, and she’d like to ensure that her children have a safe environment for learning and growing. That’s why she supports the district’s initiative for new buildings, a PreK - 6th grade elementary school on the current Winton Woods Middle School campus in Greenhills and a 7th – 12th grade secondary school on the current Winton Woods High School campus in Forest Park, both with shared community spaces. The district’s six current schools would be closed.    

 

Jerron Cage Voted LaRosa's MVP of the Week!

A two-sport all-star, Winton Woods’ senior Jerron Cage in football is a 4-year varsity starter and one of the top-ranked defensive lineman in
Ohio and the USA. He has been nominated for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January in San Antonio.

Winton Woods District Thanks Local Church for Gift

The Winton Woods Board of Education expressed its thanks and appreciation to Springdale Nazarene Church for its donation of $1000 to purchase books for the district’s summer "Reading Time" program. “For a limited time during our free summer lunch program, children who took part in reading time on Thursdays received a free book,” said Corina Denny, community engagement coordinator for the district. “It was wonderful to be able to put a book in the hands of some of our students during the summer months, and we thank Springdale Nazarene Church for helping to make that happen.”

 

Winton Woods High School Welcomes Ploy Chawthanasit from Thailand

At their September meeting, members of the Winton Woods board of education welcomed Patcharee (Ploy) Chawthanasit, an exchange student from Thailand. Ploy is attending Winton Woods High School and staying with host family Eric and Jennifer Long. The Longs talked about their enjoyment at hosting an exchange student and encouraged other families to consider doing the same. Shown are (l-r) Ploy Chawthanasit, Julia Long, Jennifer Long, and Eric Long. Photo by Teresa Cleary  

McKelvey Road Baptist Church Honored with Winton Woods’ Community Spirit Award

Pastor Bob Singleton, Assistant Pastor Rick Schroer and the congregation of McKelvey Road Baptist Church in Springfield Township were honored with Winton Woods City Schools’ Community Spirit Award for “embracing the idea of community service through their volunteer work with the students of our district,” said Superintendent Anthony G. Smith. The award was presented at the September 26 board of education meeting.    

 

Cincinnati Police Federal Credit Union Honored for Partnership with Winton Woods High School

Since 2014 Winton Woods City Schools has enjoyed a financial education partnership with the Cincinnati Police Federal Credit Union. The company’s employees have volunteered both their time and financial resources to support the district’s students, staff and families in a variety of ways. CPFCU was honored at the September board of education meeting with the district’s Community Spirit Award. 

VOTE FOR WWHS FOOTBALL PLAYER!

Vote for Jerron Cage, WWHS Senior, who has been nominated for the LaRosa's MVP Player of the week. One of the top defensive tackles in the country, Jerron has been nominated for the U.S. All-American Bowl this January in San Antonio. He was 1st team all-city and 1st team all-Ohio Division II last year and has committed to Ohio State. He also has won two sectional wrestling championships at 285 lbs.

Elementary School Closed Friday, 9/2/16 -- All Other Schools Remain Open

Winton Woods Elementary (grades 3 and 4) will be closed tomorrow, Friday, 9/2/16 due to a water main break. All other schools will remain open and will operate on their normal schedule(s).​

Winton Woods District Invites Public Comment on IDEA Budget

Public participation and comments are welcome at the Winton Woods board of education meeting on Monday, August 22, as the district presents its IDEA Part-B grant budgets for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the nation’s federal special education law that ensures public schools serve the educational needs of students with disabilities. IDEA requires that schools provide special education services to eligible students as outlined in a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Alumni Basketball Game Kicks Off Winton Woods District’s 25 Year Anniversary Celebration Alumni Basketball Game Kicks Off Winton Woods District’s 25 Year Anniversary Celebration

Winton Woods City Schools is celebrating its 25th anniversary during the 2016-2017 school year, and an alumni basketball game this summer is getting the celebration started.

TRIVIA NIGHT FUNDRAISER TRIVIA NIGHT FUNDRAISER

Trivia night fundraiser to support the boys soccer team trip to China in July is scheduled for Saturday, June 11 at 7pm at JAX, 10810 Smiley Ave.  

ALUMNI BASKETBALL GAME KICKS OFF 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION ALUMNI BASKETBALL GAME KICKS OFF 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Winton Woods City Schools is celebrating its 25th anniversary during the 2016-2017 school year, and an alumni basketball game this summer is getting the celebration started. The Class of 2006 is sponsoring the first annual WWHS Alumni Basketball Tournament on Saturday, June 11, from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The tournament's intent is to re-establish and rebuild alumni participation, pride, and morale within the Winton Woods District and the communities of Forest Park, Greenhills and Springfield Township.

 

2016 HONORS DIPLOMA SCHOLARS WINTON WOODS LOGO

We are proud to introduce the Honors Diploma Scholars for 2016 and recognize the teachers these students have selected as their "Most Influential Teacher" during their years in the district.

SMITH DELIVERS WINTON WOODS' LATEST STATE OF THE SCHOOLS ADDRESS SMITH DELIVERS WINTON WOODS' LATEST STATE OF THE SCHOOLS ADDRESS

Winton Woods Superintendent Anthony G. Smith started his May State of the Schools address on May 4 telling those attending, “This is a meeting about truth.” It was also about sharing his goals to improve the district’s report card ratings, continue to increase enrollment and ACT scores, and expand the New Tech Network throughout the district in the next two years.

 

STUDENTS ADVANCE TO FINALS IN SPELLEBRITY VIDEO CONTEST STUDENTS ADVANCE TO FINALS IN SPELLEBRITY VIDEO CONTEST

After thousands of votes were counted, Nico Prentosito and Nathan Washam were among the five finalists in the Spellebrity Video Contest and will be traveling to Washington, D.C. in May for the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee. The contest—sponsored by Kindle and Scripps—asked students to produce a video that spelled out ways to kindle a love of reading. It was launched in March as part of National Reading Month.

 

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ARTISTS REACHING CLASSROOMS PROGRAM RECEIVES COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD ARTISTS REACHING CLASSROOMS PROGRAM RECEIVES COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD

The Artists Reaching Classrooms Program through the Taft Museum has provided multiple learning experiences and opportunities for Winton Woods High School students since its partnership with the school district began back in the 1990s. Lisa Morrisette, manager of school and docent programs for the Taft Museum, was presented with the district’s April Community Spirit award for the opportunities that the Artists Reaching Classrooms program has brought to Winton Woods High School.

SECOND GRADER HONORED FOR INTEGRITY SECOND GRADER HONORED FOR INTEGRITY

Nyla Freeman is one of the reasons why second grade teacher Jahquil Hargrove loves his job. Freeman’s interactions with her peers, leadership qualities in the classroom, and participation in class discussions all show Hargrove that she has a strong personality and work ethic. At his recommendation, Freeman was honored at Winton Woods’ April board of education meeting by the Greenhills/Forest Park Kiwanis Club with the Kiwanis Character is Key award for integrity.

 

STUDENT OVERCOMES OBSTACLES TO BE GOLD STAR STUDENT STUDENT OVERCOMES OBSTACLES TO BE GOLD STAR STUDENT

Sophomore Gerald Taylor had surgery in the middle of his freshman year at Winton Woods High School that left him lying flat on his back for weeks. Despite that obstacle, he managed to complete his assignments and maintain an A average. “Gerald is a tenth grader who strives for excellence,” said his counselor Kim Goins. Taylor was honored as the Gold Star-Kiwanis Student of the Month at the April board of education meeting.

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL COMMENDED BY OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL COMMENDED BY OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Nelson Homan, assistant principal at Winton Woods Elementary School, received commendations from the Ohio Department of Education for his role as the school’s coordinator during the administration of the 2016 National Assessment of Educational Progress. “I join the board of education in applauding Mr. Homan for a job well done,” said Superintendent Anthony G. Smith.

LIVE LINK -- SUPERINTENDENT PRESENTS END-OF-YEAR STATE OF THE SCHOOLS ADDRESS SUPERINTENDENT PRESENTS END-OF-YEAR STATE OF THE SCHOOLS ADDRESS

Anthony G. Smith, superintendent of Winton Woods City Schools, will hold his one-hour State of the Schools address on Wednesday, May 4, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Winton Woods High School media center. Smith will review the 2015-2016 school year and discuss upcoming initiatives for 2016-2017. Parents, community members, staff and business leaders are invited to attend. Winton Woods High School is located at 1231 W. Kemper Rd. in Forest Park.

DISTRICT SEARCHES FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES DISTRICT LOGO

School districts throughout Ohio continue to identify, locate and evaluate all children with disabilities, birth through 21. For children birth through age two, a disability means that child has a delay in one or more of the following developmental areas: adaptive behavior, cognition, communication, physical development, sensory development and/or social or emotional development.

GE AND WINTON WOODS MIDDLE SCHOOL WORK TOGETHER IGNITING MINDS GE AND WINTON WOODS MIDDLE SCHOOL WORK TOGETHER IGNITING MINDS

Engineers from General Electric in Evendale have been visiting Mike DeMain’s classroom at Winton Woods Middle School for three years now. Each year they not only work with the students on math activities and projects, they also help students see themselves in science and math careers like engineering or computer technology. This year’s visits also included a grant check for $2900 that will be used to purchase a laptop and software so students can see geometry in a three-dimensional application and better understand geometric concepts.

MIDDLE SCHOOL HAS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR MIDDLE SCHOOL HAS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Jeff Merrill, athletic director at Winton Woods Middle School, has been chosen as the Southwest Ohio Athletic Directors Association Middle School Athletic Director of the Year. The award is presented to a middle school athletic director in recognition of service, leadership and involvement with interscholastic athletics at the local and district levels. This is Merrill’s second time receiving this honor. He is in his sixteenth year as athletic director at WWMS.

 

RUN-WALK FOR AUTISM AUTISM SPEAKS LOGO

Run-Walk For Autism will be held on April 24 benefiting Autism Speaks at Winton Woods High School.

DISTRICT INVITES PUBLIC TO MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED LOGO

Winton Woods City Schools will present the documentary, Most Likely to Succeed, on Tuesday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Library at Winton Woods High School. The public is invited to attend.

 

WINTON WOODS HOLDING PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE EVENTS WINTON WOODS HOLDING PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE EVENTS

Parents with students who will be in preschool or kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year are invited to attend Open House events in Winton Woods City Schools. Winton Woods is an open enrollment district.

 

 

2ND ANNUAL FACULTY FOLLIES EVENT FACULTY FOLLIES LOGO

The second annual Faculty Follies event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 23rd at 6:30 p.m.  Come see the fabulous staff show off their hidden talents.  Tickets are $3.00 at the door.

HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS WINTER SPORTS AWARDS HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS WINTER SPORTS AWARDS

The 2016 Winter Sports Awards ceremony was held at Winton Woods High School on Monday, March 7, to honor those athletes participating in Academic Quiz Team, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls bowling, cheerleading, and swimming. Special awards given out that evening include:  

 

SHOES NEEDED FOR INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL FUNDRAISER SHOES NEEDED FOR INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL FUNDRAISER

If you have gently worn shoes around the house that you’re no longer using, Kay Robinson is hoping you’ll send them her way. Robinson, a fifth grade math teacher at Winton Woods Intermediate School, is heading up the shoe drive that’s at the heart of her school’s PTA fundraiser. “Our goal is to collect 2500 pairs of shoes by April 4,” said Robinson, who serves as WWIS PTA vice-president. “We’re halfway through our fundraiser, and we’ve collected 700 pairs so far.”

 

2ND ANNUAL DISTRICT-WIDE FINE ARTS FAIR 2ND ANNUAL DISTRICT-WIDE FINE ARTS FAIR

All grades of student artwork will be on display at Winton Woods City Schools’ second annual district-wide fine arts fair on Saturday, March 12, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Winton Woods High School. “This is an opportunity for our students, parents and community members to experience the best of  Winton Woods  music and arts,” said Corina Denny, community engagement coordinator for the district. Admission to the event is free.   

 

YOUR FUTURE BEGINS NOW YOUR FUTURE BEGINS NOW LOGO

At the next college and career workshop, high school guidance counselors will discuss what incoming ninth graders and their families can expect at Winton Woods High School. Counselors will cover the following topics: 

WARRIOR BASEBALL: FUNDRAISER AT FOREST PARK SKYLINE AND WARRIOR BASEBALL ATHLETIC GEAR WARRIOR BASEBALL LOGO

Come out and support our Warrior Baseball team on Sunday, March 13th from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Winton Woods District Again Offering Free Summer Meals Winton Woods City Schools (WWCS) is again providing free delicious nutritious healthy meals from June 4-July 27.

With the end of the school year and summer right around the corner, Winton Woods City Schools (WWCS) is again providing free delicious nutritious healthy meals from June 4-July 27. Breakfast will be served from 8:15-9:00 a.m. and lunch will be served from 12:15-1:00 p.m. at Winton Woods Intermediate School, 825 Waycross Road in Forest Park, every Monday through Friday, with the exception of Wednesday, July 4.

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.

 

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 High School Students Make All-State Choir

Three Winton Woods High School Varsity Ensemble members auditioned for and were accepted to the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) All-State Choir. Jaysean Johnson and Josef Mayer (both baritones) and Cari Sullivan (soprano) were among hundreds of students who sent in audition recordings where they sang scales to show vocal range and sang a classical piece from the OMEA required list.  

Superintendent to Present 2016 State of the Schools

Anthony G. Smith, superintendent of Winton Woods City Schools, will hold his one-hour State of the Schools address for the 2016-2017 school year on Thursday, September 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the Winton Woods High School Media Center, 1231 W. Kemper Road in Forest Park. Parents, community members, staff and business leaders are invited to attend.  You can watch LIVE on Time Warner, Channel 4/Fioptics Channel 854 and online a  twww.waycross.tv/edlive.  The program will replay on these channels, visit www.waycross.tv/cable-schedule.html. It will also be available on the districts Video on Demand page at www.waycross.tv/wwvod.

District Holding Community Conversation on New Tech Expansion District Holding Community Conversation on New Tech Expansion

Winton Woods City Schools will hold a Community Conversation on Wednesday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m., to discuss the expansion of New Tech Network throughout the district. The event will take place at the Forest Park Senior Center, located at 11555 Winton Rd. It is being facilitated by Steve Easley, owner of Easley Blessed Media, a community partner of the school district.

Jumpstart School Orientation Now Includes Preschoolers Jumpstart School Orientation Now Includes Preschoolers

Because of the success of last year’s Jumpstart School Orientation, Winton Woods City Schools is expanding the program to include preschool students, as well as kindergartners this year. The Jumpstart program is designed to help lessen the anxiety of preschool and kindergarten students, and their families, before the first day of school. This optional two-day program will take place August 2-3 at Winton Woods Primary North and Winton Woods Primary South.

China in Sight for Winton Woods Soccer Team China in Sight for Winton Woods Soccer Team

From the coaches to the players to the parents, everyone involved with the upcoming trip to China by the Winton Woods High School soccer team is excited about this international opportunity. The team will be competing in the China (Shanghai) International Youth Football Invitational and is the only U.S. team invited to participate. The trip takes place July 11-20.

 

VOTE NOW FOR SPELLEBRITY VIDEO BY WINTON WOODS MIDDLE SCHOOLERS VOTE NOW FOR SPELLEBRITY VIDEO BY WINTON WOODS MIDDLE SCHOOLERS

A spelling bee competition that led to a friendship between two Winton Woods City Schools students has now led to the creation of a video that highlights that friendship. Seventh grader Nicolantonio Prentosito and eighth grader Nathan Washam are semi-finalists in the national Spellebrity Video Contest and need your votes to win.

NEW TIME!!! DISTRICT TO HOST DIGITAL LEARNING SHOWCASE AND COMMUNITY CONVERSATION DIGITAL LEARNING SHOWCASE AND COMMUNITY CONVERSATION LOGO

 Winton Woods City Schools will host a Community Conversation event for district parents and community members around its Digital Literacy Showcase that will take place on Tuesday, March 8, in the Winton Woods High Schools lobby.

 

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS (CCP) EVENT - RESCHEDULED COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS (CCP) LOGO

The College Credit Plus (CCP) event originally scheduled for tonight (2/9/2016)  has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 16.  Because this is the same night as Winton Woods High School's Scheduling Night, an additional scheduling event for families choosing to attend the CCP event will be added to the school calendar.  The date and time will be announced soon.

William Gronefeld’s is Kiwanis-Gold Star Student of the Month for April Winton Woods High School sophomore William Gronefeld is shown receiving his award from Greenhills-Forest Park Kiwanis Club member. Photo by Drew Jackson.

Guidance Counselor Brad Tash said it’s been a privilege to know Winton Woods High School sophomore William Gronefeld for the past two years, and it was his pleasure to nominate Gronefeld as the high school’s final Kiwanis-Gold Star Student of the Month for the 2017-2018 school year. “I have watched William mature into a remarkable young man,” said Tash. “William challenged himself this year with a very demanding schedule filled with honors and upper-level courses while maintaining A’s and B’s.”

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.

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 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 Holding Second Community Conversation on New Tech Expansion

Winton Woods City Schools will hold its second Community Conversation on Monday, October 17, at 6:30 p.m., to discuss the expansion of New Tech Network throughout the district. District families, community stakeholders and local business partners are invited to attend. The event will be held in the Winton Woods High School Media Center, 1231 W. Kemper Rd. It is being facilitated by Steve Easley, owner of Easley Blessed Media, a community partner of the school district.

Warrior Rally Will Energize First Day of School for Winton Woods Students

Winton Woods students in grades one through eight will get a different kind of greeting this year on the first day of school, Tuesday, August 16. The district has planned Warrior Rallies, groups of professionals, alumni and community members who be lined up outside of school entrances to rally and encourage students as they arrive. 

HOOPS FOR HEART RAISES AWARENESS AND MONEY AT WINTON WOODS PRIMARY SOUTH HOOPS FOR HEART RAISES AWARENESS AND MONEY AT WINTON WOODS PRIMARY SOUTH

As basketballs were dribbled, shots taken and hoops made, students at Winton Woods Primary South were raising money for the American Heart Association and staying healthy at the same time. Physical education teacher Katie Stevens scheduled the event during the students’ regular PE class so that all students were included in the fundraiser, not just the ones able to donate. “At this age it's most important to me promote lifetime fitness for all,” she said. Students also learned about heart health and nutrition, while doing activities with basketballs and hoops that kept their hearts strong.   

 

Winton Woods Elementary School Student Honored for Integrity Edwards Jackson Jr. is shown with Board President Jessica Miranda, family and Greenhills-Forest Park Kiwanis Club Member. Photo by Drew Jackson.

Edwards Jackson Jr. can add the Kiwanis Character is Key award to the other honors he has received in recognition of his honesty and positive influence at Winton Woods Primary South (WWPS). “Edward Jackson is a great student,” said his teacher Michele Plummer. “He has great character and morally makes the best decisions in daily circumstances.”

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.

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.

Superintendent Re-focuses on District’s Mission in State of the Schools Address

Anthony G. Smith, superintendent of Winton Woods City Schools, told an audience of  parents, community members, staff and business leaders that the expansion of New Tech Network (NTN) and project-based learning throughout the district in the next two years is helping the district re-focus on its mission to “actively engage and challenge all learners to reach their maximum potential.” 

Winton Woods District Taking Part in Ohio Checkbook Program Winton Woods District Taking Part in Ohio Checkbook Program

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel today announced the launch of Winton Woods City Schools’ online checkbook on OhioCheckbook.com. The website sets a new national standard for government transparency and for the first time in Ohio history puts all state spending information on the internet.

 

Winton Woods District Offering Free Summer Lunches and Free Books Winton Woods District Offering Free Summer Lunches and Free Books

For a limited time, children who take part in reading time on Thursdays during Winton Woods City Schools’ free summer lunch program will receive a free book. “This is due to a generous donation of $1,000 from Springdale Nazarene Church to our summer reading program,” said Corina Denny, community engagement coordinator for the district. “Additionally, Scholastic went out of their way to provide us with some great value books.”

 

Whitaker to Appear on American Ninja Warrior on June 27 Whitaker to Appear on American Ninja Warrior on June 27

After years of training, Jerome Whitaker received what he calls “a chance of a lifetime” to appear on the American Ninja Warrior TV show. His performance can be seen this Monday, June 27, when the show airs on NBC from 9:00-11:00 p.m.

DISTRICT BEGINS MONTHLY PODCASTS DISTRICT BEGINS MONTHLY PODCASTS

Winton Woods City Schools has taped the first edition of Warrior Supercast, a monthly video segment and podcast hosted by Superintendent Anthony G. Smith that will be broadcast beginning mid-March. “These 15-minute segments are an additional communication tool to reach our Warrior families and community and are an opportunity for us to share the vision, direction and strategies of the district,” said Corina Denny, community engagement coordinator for Winton Woods City Schools.

 

 

 

Traffic Pattern Study on Middle School Site - May 15-17 traffic pattern study map

As we approach the beginning of the construction of our exciting new K-6 campus next to the current site of our middle school, we will need to study traffic patterns for next school year.  In preparation of this, we will be introducing a new traffic pattern on May 15-17 (Tuesday-Thursday) to simulate what our future traffic pattern will look like during construction. A directional map indicating student drop off/pick up, pedestrian path and staff parking is shown on the back of this page.

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.

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 8th Grader is Youngest Ever Miami University Student

Over the past summer Nicolantonio Prentosito would walk into his 1:00 class at Miami University in Hamilton carrying a folding step stool like a briefcase. He would pop it open under his desk, take his seat, and put his feet up on it. At 4’8”, Nico needed the extra support. He was tired of sitting in too tall chairs that caused his feet to dangle in the air during the three-and-a-half hour class he was taking from Dr. Lisa Skryzhevska. 

 

The Teen Film Challenge -- Hosted by The Underground The Teen Film Challenge -- Hosted by The Underground

The Teen Film Challenge is an event hosted by The Underground in Forest Park on August 4-7.  The Challenge involves a team of students who make a film in 72 hours. Participants have the ability to win $2,000 dollars in cash and prizes, which includes GoPro cameras. Registration is FREE! It's a great, fun experience for teens who are interested in filmmaking. If you would like any more details about the challenge, please visit http://teenfilmchallenge.com/.

Siblings Both Take First in Ohio’s Math Kangaroo Olympiad  Siblings Both Take First in Ohio’s Math Kangaroo Olympiad

Aversa and Nicolantonio Prentosito, both students in Winton Woods City Schools, are first place winners statewide for their divisions in the 2016 Math Kangaroo Olympiad. For the last five years in a row, both siblings have placed in the top three for Ohio in this international math competition. The United States has participated in the Math Kangaroo Olympiad  since 1998. This year more than 24,000 students across the U.S. competed, an increase of 3,000 from last year. 

 

STUDENTS HONORED FOR ACADEMICS AND SERVICE STUDENTS HONORED FOR ACADEMICS AND SERVICE

The academic achievements and community service of 89 students at Winton Woods High School were recognized at the school’s 54th Annual Community School Achievement Committee (CSAC) awards banquet on Wednesday, March 2. The CSAC banquet is sponsored by the Forest Park Women’s Club and is a cooperative venture of many organizations in the Winton Woods School District. It was first organized by Harry Kilb, a 1945 graduate of Greenhills High School, to honor students at both Greenhills and Forest Park High Schools.

Winton Woods District Honored Again with Best Communities for Music Education Designation The Winton Woods High School Orchestra.  Photo by Drew Jackson.

Winton Woods City Schools (WWCS) outstanding music education program has received a 2018 Best Communities for Music Education Designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation, for the third year. The district joins 583 school districts and 135 schools across the nation in achieving this honor.

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 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.

Winton Woods Schools Receive Clean Kitchen Awards

Five schools in the Winton Woods District have received the Clean Kitchen Award given by the Hamilton County Public Health Department: Winton Woods Middle School, Intermediate School, Elementary School, and Primary North and South.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND AND ORCHESTRA STUDENTS PERFORM WELL AT CONTEST

Winton Woods Middle School Band Director Matt Buhl and Orchestra Director Felipe Morales-Torres are proud of their students’ performances at OMEA District XIV Solo and Ensemble Contest on Saturday, April 9. All students and groups received either Superior or Excellent ratings.

STUDENTS HEAR FROM FREEDOM RIDER DAVID FANKHAUSER STUDENTS HEAR FROM FREEDOM RIDER DAVID FANKHAUSER

Today Dr. David Fankhauser is a professor of chemistry and biology at the University of Cincinnati—Clermont College. In the early 1960s, Fankhauser was a 19-year-old chemistry student at Central State College in Wilberforce, Ohio, who joined the civil rights movement by becoming a freedom rider. Freedom riders rode interstate buses into the segregated south to challenge the non-enforcement of laws that had made segregated public buses unconstitutional.

 

 

Winton Woods High School Presents 2018 Winter Sports Awards Winton Woods High School swim team presents sports awards at their ceremony. Photo by Drew Jackson.

The 2018 Winter Sports Awards ceremony was held at Winton Woods High School to honor those athletes participating in academic quiz team, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls bowling, cheerleading, swimming and wrestling.

Winton Woods’ Matt Alander is November’s Skyline Teacher of the Month Winton Woods City Schools’ November Skyline Teacher of the Month Matt Alander (right) is shown with Board President Jessica Miranda. Photo by Drew Jackson.

Matt Alander is Winton Woods Skyline Teacher of the month.  Mr. Alander is a Nationally Board Certified teacher who teaches eighth graders at Winton Woods Middle School (WWMS) in an interdisciplinary classroom for English language arts and social studies. 

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.

Parent Survey Results

Please see the following survey results from the 2016 parent survey

District Holds Two-Day Staff Training  District Holds Two-Day Staff Training

Winton Woods City Schools recently held an intensive two-day training on project-based learning and developing the New Tech Network culture throughout the district. The professional development was led by the New Tech leadership team and had sessions that included understanding the project-based learning process, Echo training, “Ignite Talks” by high school teachers, and “What Does Our Ideal Graduate Look Like?” Teachers, administrators and some students attended the professional development, which was held at the University of Cincinnati.

 

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL HOLDING ANNUAL FLOWER SALE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL HOLDING ANNUAL FLOWER SALE

Winton Woods Intermediate School's eighth annual “Fantabulous Caregiver’s Day Flower Sale” begins Monday, April 25, and continues until Friday, May 6, with potted plants and hanging baskets available. The sale is a project of the school's Student Council Caring and Sharing program. 

STUDENTS EARN SCHOLASTIC WRITING AWARDS STUDENTS EARN SCHOLASTIC WRITING AWARDS

Four students from Winton Woods City Schools have been honored with three silver key awards—for the top 10% of entrants—and six honorable mentions—for the top 15% of entrants—in the writing portion of the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. All of the students are members of the district’s student writing group, The Headcases, which is led by Anthony Klancar, educational assistant at Winton Woods Middle School. “I am incredibly proud and humbled to have the opportunity to work with students like these,” he said.

 

Winton Woods Students Honored for Academics and Service Third year award honors at Winton Woods High School’s 2108 CSAC  Banquet. Photo by Diana Behrendt.

The academic achievements and community service of 78 students at Winton Woods High School were recognized at the school’s 56th Annual Community School Achievement Committee (CSAC) awards banquet. The CSAC banquet is sponsored by the Forest Park Women’s Club and is a cooperative venture of many organizations in the Winton Woods School District. It was first organized by Harry Kilb, a 1945 graduate of Greenhills High School, to honor students at both Greenhills and Forest Park High Schools.

  Chiquira Reeves is November’s Skyline Student Athlete of the Month for Winton Woods City Schools Chiquira Reeves is Winton Woods’ Skyline Student Athlete of the Month for November. Photo by Drew Jackson.  

Senior Chiquira Reeves was named Winton Woods City Schools’ Skyline Student Athlete of the Month for November. Reeves played on the Varsity Volleyball team all four years. She also played on the softball and participated on the incredible step team for four years. She is a member of the National Honor Society where she holds a weighted GPA of 3.74 and participates in Scarlet Oak’s program of Heath Technology. She hopes to major in pre med.

Winton Woods Crew Is On the Water and On Its Way Crew at first rigatta
United Way Success By 6 Receives Winton Woods’ Community Spirit Award

A continuing collaboration between Winton Woods City Schools and United Way Success By 6 has helped support the district’s youngest learners as they start on their path to academic success. “Success By 6 stresses the importance of early childhood education and was instrumental in helping us this year with the Jumpstart programs for our kindergarten and preschool Warriors,” said Corina Denny, community engagement coordinator for the district. Success By 6 contributed $7,000 to the Jumpstart program. 

Brandon Smith Honored with Winton Woods’ Community Spirit Award Brandon Smith Honored with Winton Woods’ Community Spirit Award

Brandon Smith is someone that loves making a difference and giving back to the school he graduated from. Just ask Winton Woods High School Band Director Dani Ashbrook and the hundreds of band students he’s helped through the district’s band program. “Brandon started helping out with the marching band drumline about six years ago, after coming back to play in the alumni band,” said Ashbrook. “He has become a vital part of the program since then.”     

ZUMBATHON WILL RAISE FUNDS FOR WINTON WOODS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION WINTON WOODS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION LOGO

The Winton Woods Educational Foundation (WWEF) and Winton Woods Community PTA are again partnering to raise money to fund grants throughout the district with a Zumbathon on Friday, April 22, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Winton Woods Intermediate School. “This is an opportunity to help raise funds for our students and teachers while having a great time with fabulous, fun, energetic instructors,” said LeAnne Montgomery, a member of WWEF.       

 

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL ARTISTS HONORED AT BOARD MEETING INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL ARTISTS HONORED AT BOARD MEETING

Three student artists from Winton Woods Intermediate School were honored by the board of education, and their art teacher Aaron Schmits, as their school’s Art Gallery winners. Sierra Robertson received the Superintendent’s Selection, Cameron Tenkotte received the Principal’s Selection, and Juhmal McClain received honorable mention.

 

American Hero Shares Life Story and Wisdom with Winton Woods Students A group of Winton Woods High School students take picture with Les Edwards after speaking event. Photo by Drew Jackson.

It is not often one can learn history from history itself. Winton Woods High School (WWHS) students were given that extraordinary opportunity when American hero Leslie Edwards of the prestigious Tuskegee Airmen gave a powerful presentation about his life story and journey.

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.

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 District and City of Forest Park Partner on Tennis Court Renovation

Winton Woods City Schools and the City of Forest Park recently partnered to renovate and repair the city’s tennis courts, a collaboration that benefits both the district and the city. The courts are used by the district’s high school varsity, junior varsity and freshman tennis teams, as well as the high school’s physical education classes. Home matches are held on these courts, and time is set aside by Forest Park for team practices during the tennis season. “The City has done this for years and does not charge the district, families or athletes for this usage,” said Steve Denny, executive director of business affairs for Winton Woods City Schools.

STUDENT-MADE SAFETY VIDEO NEEDS YOUR VOTES STUDENT-MADE SAFETY VIDEO NEEDS YOUR VOTES

Three students in video production class at Winton Woods High School have created a tornado safety video for an online competition and need your votes to win. Wilbel Serrano, Justin Moore, and Dylan Nieto submitted their video—“Our Preparedness Story: Little Bob’s Stormy Stir Up”—in hopes of winning the $2,000 grand prize.

 

ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY HONORED WITH COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY HONORED WITH COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD

Forest Park—Only a few partnerships in the Winton Woods School District have lasted as long as the one with the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Phi Psi Omega Chapter, Forest Park, Ohio. Their long-standing generosity to Winton Woods’ students led to the group being honored with the district’s Community Spirit Award for February, which was presented at the monthly board of education meeting.

 

Winton Woods District “A Night of Freedom: Rise Up” Event has Another Year of Success Winton Woods Primary North students perform before an award presentation in the Underground Railroad Freedom Center theatre. Photo by Drew Jackson.

Winton Woods City Schools and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center partnered for a second year to host another successful evening entitled “A Night of Freedom: Rise Up” on March 22.

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 District  Releases 2016 Quality Education and Opportunities Report

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

Seniors Earn $6.8 Million in Scholarships Seniors Earn $6.8 Million in Scholarships

This year’s graduating class from Winton Wood High School earned $6.8 million in scholarships from in-state and out-of-state colleges. Some students are traveling to schools like University of Notre Dame and DePaul University for their college careers, while others are staying close to home with choices like the University of Cincinnati, Miami University, Northern Kentucky University, and The Ohio State University. Athletic scholarships were offered to students participating in football, soccer and basketball. In addition to college, seniors are enlisting in the military, entering trade schools and contributing to the economy by seeking employment. 

 

FINE ARTS APPRECIATION LUNCH FINE ARTS APPRECIATION LUNCH

District staff gathered on Monday, April 4, at Jax in Forest Park to celebrate the accomplishments of the Fine Arts department and the many behind-the-scene helpers who made this year’s Fine Arts Fair a huge success. Those honored were presented with a piece of glasswork created by Winton Woods students through our partnership with Neusole Glassworks. WWPN music teacher Jennifer Wightman is shown receiving her award from Community Engagement Coordinator Corina Denny and Superintendent Anthony G. Smith.  

BOARD HONORS UNION SAVINGS BANK IN FOREST PARK UNION SAVINGS BANK LOGO

The Winton Woods Board of Education expressed its appreciation to the Union Savings Bank in Forest Park and the bank’s Assistant General Counsel Santina Vanzant for their generosity in creating the listening center at Winton Woods Preschool. Their donations included a rolling cart, CD player, four headphones, and My First Informational Text read-alongs, five sets of four National Geographic books and CDs. The donation is valued at approximately $590. 

“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.

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.  

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 Grads Reflect on Their New Tech Experience

Five 2015 Academy of Global Studies @ Winton Woods High School graduates—Micaiah Dawson, Jackson Kramer, Alexander Kuhn, De’Vante Montgomery, and Jordan Randolph—joined Waycross Community Media host Jason Grzegorek and Winton Woods Executive Director of Teaching and Learning Dr. Terri Holden to talk about their experience with the New Tech Network and project-based learning and how it helped prepare them for college.

 

 

Daycare Form Deadline for District Transportation Daycare Form Deadline for District Transportation

Daycare forms must be filled out and submitted to the Winton Woods transportation department by Wednesday August 3, for students to be eligible for bus transportation to a daycare on the first day of school, Tuesday, August 16. New daycare forms must be completed each year.  If a daycare request does not meet the eligibility requirements on the form, you will be notified that your request is denied. Completed forms can be faxed to 513-619-2419 or dropped off at the Transportation office.

STUDENTS RUN WORKSHOPS AT MILLENNICON CONVENTION STUDENTS RUN WORKSHOPS AT MILLENNICON CONVENTION

It’s safe to say that those who attended the writer’s workshops led by Winton Woods students at Millennicon, Cincinnati’s longest-running speculative fiction convention, walked away impressed. It was hard not to be. The four young writers—Eden Daniel, Jorden Denny, Kate Ingram and Conner Muddiman—read their own work in public, talked about their experiences as young writers, hosted a track of programming they’d spent a year developing and led writing panels on writing horror and inclusiveness in fiction.

 

 

 

SOPHOMORE JORDAN BRASWELL IS FEBRUARY'S GOLD STAR STUDENT SOPHOMORE JORDAN BRASWELL IS FEBRUARY'S GOLD STAR STUDENT

Jordan Braswell, a sophomore at Winton Woods High School, is described as a great student who leads by example. “Teachers enjoy having Jordan in their classes because she is an active participant in class, she is a leader among her peers, and she respects the ideas of others,” said her guidance counselor Brad Tash. Braswell was honored at the district’s February board of education meeting as the Gold Star-Kiwanis Student of the Month.

 

DR. BRANDON WIERS HONORED WITH COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD DR. BRANDON WIERS HONORED WITH COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD

Dr. Brandon Wiers was honored at Winton Woods City Schools’ January board of education meeting with the district’s Community Spirit Award for his longtime service to the district. Wiers, who served on the board of education from 2010-2012, has since formed a group called “Concerned Citizens for Improved Schools,” along with George Wharton and Chip Henderson, to assist district leadership in assessing progress toward its student achievement goals. 

Winton Woods City Schools Announces Upcoming Open Community Facilities Meetings Creating opportunities

Winton Woods City Schools has announced its schedule of open community meetings to discuss the new school facilities. These three public forums will take place at three different locations. Each meeting will be the same presentation including a question and answer session.

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.  

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.

ATTENTION PARENTS: WE NEED YOU TO UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION

Winton Woods City Schools is proud to introduce InfoSnap!  An easy way for parents to fillout the needed student information ONLINE to start the new year.  

SPELLER MAKES STRONG SHOWING AT REGIONAL BEE SPELLER MAKES STRONG SHOWING AT REGIONAL BEE

Nathan Washam arrived at the Scripps WCPO Regional Spelling Bee on March 12 with a team of people supporting him, and all 1,155 words on the official spelling list memorized. At the end of the day, this Winton Woods Middle School eighth grader placed 16th out of 66 contestants, an accomplishment that made all of his supporters proud.

 

EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION SPONSORS FUNDRAISER AT GRAND FINALE GRAND FINALE LOGO

The Winton Woods Educational Foundation (WWEF) is continuing its support of Winton Woods City Schools with a fundraising benefit at the Grand Finale Restaurant in Glendale on Friday, February 26. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 771-5925. When scheduling a reservation, be sure to identify your affiliation with WWEF for credit. The restaurant will contribute 20% of food orders during the evening event, but a minimum of 30 attendees is necessary for funds to be paid.

 

Talented Freshman Honored as Kiwanis Gold Star Student February’s Gold Star-Kiwanis Student of the Month Mark Behrendt. Photo by Drew Jackson.

Mark Behrendt, a freshman at Winton Woods High School, was chosen as the Gold Star-Kiwanis Student of the Month at the February board of education meeting for his accomplishments in the classroom, on the stage, and in the community. “Mark has maintained straight A’s during middle school and high school,” said Guidance Counselor Brad Tash. “Teachers have reported that he is a leader in the classroom and is often chosen to lead projects by his classmates. He participates, works well with others, and always gets the job done.”

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 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.

Rallies Bring Warrior Spirit to Winton Woods’ First Day of School

Braving the morning rain, supporters of Winton Woods City Schools and its students came out in force to participate in the district’s Warrior Rally on the first day of school. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade were greeted by groups of parents, business professionals, alumni and community members who be lined up outside of school entrances to rally and encourage students as they arrived. 

 

 

 

 

Winton Woods Students Make $5000 Donation to Freestore Foodbank Winton Woods Students Make $5000 Donation to Freestore Foodbank

Students in the humanities class at Winton Woods Middle School were eager to show off the school’s new Pride Pantry to Jennifer Ebelhar of Freestore Foodbank and to present her with a check for $5000. The check was won by the students as part of their participation in the Lead2Feed World Hunger Leadership Challenge. For the last four years Winton Woods Middle School has worked with the Lead2Feed organization to raise money and awareness to combat world hunger.

 

BOARD HONORS FINE ARTS STAFF BOARD HONORS FINE ARTS STAFF

At its March meeting, the Winton Woods board of education recognized members of its fine arts staff for their diligent work in making the district’s second annual Fine Arts Fair a success. Also recognized were those staff members who contributed to ensuring the event went smoothly.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL CONGRATULATES ITS SCHOLASTICS VISUAL ARTS WINNTERS MIDDLE SCHOOL CONGRATULATES ITS SCHOLASTICS VISUAL ARTS WINNERS

Winton Woods Middle School seventh graders Karla Lopez and RJ Engleman have received awards in the Scholastic Art and Writing Contest and have their work on display at the Art Academy of Cincinnati from January 22-February 5. Lopez created an abstract watercolor painting inside a circle for the competition and Engleman created a drawing of a classmate. The award ceremony will take place on Friday, January 29, at the School for Creative and Performing Arts on Central Parkway.

 

Winton Woods Primary North Presents African American History Program Winton Woods Primary North students perform in their African American History Program. Photo by Drew Jackson.

It was a night filled with history and culture at Winton Woods Primary North(WWPN) African American History Program. Kindergarten through second-grade students put on a spectacular performance that dazzled their parents and peers.

Winton Woods High School Inducts New Honor Society Members Winton Woods High School’s 2017 National Honor Society members

Winton Woods High School recently inducted new members into the National Honor Society (NHS), the nation's premier organization recognizing outstanding high school students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

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.

Forest Chapel Back-to-School Donation Helps Winton Woods Students

A year-long donation drive by Forest Chapel Church has put valuable school supplies in the hands of Winton Woods Primary North students and teachers and has equipped classrooms with necessary cleaning items. The donated bags contained folders, binders, pencils, colored pencils, markers, Kleenex tissues, glue sticks and scissors. Classrooms received paper towels and Clorox wipes, and a special donation to the school’s nurse included batteries and 35 pairs of boys and girls underwear. 

 

Winton Woods High School Honors Seniors’ Academic Success Winton Woods High School Honors Seniors’ Academic Success

Senior Honors Night was held on Thursday, May 19, at Winton Woods High School to celebrate academic success and to award scholarships to graduating seniors. Honored were:

DISTRICT OFFERING FREE SUMMER LUNCHES AND READING TIME DISTRICT OFFERING FREE SUMMER LUNCHES AND READING TIME

With summer right around the comer,  Winton Woods City Schools is providing free lunches from June 1-July 28, along with reading time at noon on Thursdays during that time. The meals will be served at Winton Woods Intermediate School, 825 Waycross Road in Forest Park, every Monday through Friday, with the exception of Monday, July 4. Lunch is served from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

SECOND ANNUAL FINE ARTS FAIR A SUCCESS SECOND ANNUAL FINE ARTS FAIR A SUCCESS

Families and community members enjoyed Winton Woods City Schools’ second annual district-wide fine arts fair on March 12. “The event was an opportunity to experience the best of Winton Woods music and arts,” said Corina Denny, community engagement coordinator for the district.

 

Winton Woods High School Choir Students Perform Well at Contest A group picture of the choir students that participated in Solo & Ensemble contest.  

Winton Woods High School Choir Director Joe Whatley and Associate Choir Director Beth Miller are proud of their students’ performances at OMEA District XIV Solo and Ensemble Contest. All students and groups received either I (Superior) or II (Excellent) ratings.

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.

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’ Jumpstart School Orientation Grows in Popularity

Winton Woods City Schools’ Jumpstart School Orientation reached more than 200 students and their families this year. The program, which included both kindergarten and preschool students, was designed to help lessen the anxiety of both students and parents before the first day of school. The optional two-day orientation took place August 2-3 at Winton Woods Primary North in Greenhills and Winton Woods Primary South in Springfield Township.

 

District Announces Free and Reduced Lunch Policy District Announces Free and Reduced Lunch Policy

Winton Woods City Schools announced its 2016-2017 program year policy for free and reduced-price meals for students unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast or After School Care Snack Program. Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.

 

WWPN Families Help with School Beautification WWPN Families Help with School Beautification

Principal Kevin Jones extended a special thank-you to the families from Winton Woods Primary North who came out on Saturday, May 21,  to plant flowers, weed the gardens and help remove some of the overgrown shrubs around school grounds. “We now have an apple tree and a beautiful entry to our school,” said Jones.

 

Intermediate School Honors All-Year Honor Roll Students Intermediate School Honors All-Year Honor Roll Students

At its annual Honors Night, Winton Woods Intermediate School recognized students who were on the honor roll for the entire school year.

 

KIM AND MATT SHERMAN HONORED WITH COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD KIM AND MATT SHERMAN HONORED WITH COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD

Superintendent Anthony G. Smith used the words “sacrifice,” “generosity,” and “dedication” to describe the continued involvement of Kim and Matt Sherman with Winton Woods athletics since the graduation of their youngest student-athlete four years ago. The Shermans were presented with the district’s Community Spirit Award, given for significant contributions to the Winton Woods School District over many years, at the March board of education meeting.

 

Winton Woods Students Organized Day for Remembrance, Change and Awareness Winton Woods High School students and members of the community at the 17-minute ceremony at Charlie Fredrick Stadium to honor members of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Photo by Drew Jackson.

Snow was falling as students and members of the community gathered in jackets and scarves to honor the 17 students and staff whose lives were lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School. On this one-month anniversary, students united together in a 17-minute ceremony at Charlie Fredrick Stadium. At the beginning of each minute, a student shared a name, grade, and accomplishments of each student. Then released a balloon.

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.  

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.

Film Starring Winton Woods Fifth Grader Now Released Nationwide Film Starring Winton Woods Fifth Grader Now Released Nationwide

People in Cincinnati and select cities across the country can finally see what critics at the Venice and Sundance Film Festivals have been raving about: the performance of Winton Woods Intermediate School fifth grader Royalty Hightower in the movie The Fits. The film, which was shot in Cincinnati, is currently being shown at the Esquire Theater in Clifton.

WALKER RECEIVES STATE SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WALKER RECEIVES STATE SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

Mike Walker, head coach for Winton Woods High School’s girls volleyball team, received the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s (OHSAA) State Award for Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity at the school’s spring sports awards ceremony on Monday, May 9.

 

MALY AW HONORED AS GOLD STAR STUDENT MALY AW HONORED AS GOLD STAR STUDENT

Though she’s only a freshman, and has only been in the United States for a few years, Winton Woods High School’s Maly Aw is a successful, dedicated student. At the recommendation of her counselor, Brad Tash, Aw was honored at the March board of education meeting as the Gold Star-Kiwanis Student of the Month.

 

Winton Woods Schools Receive Clean Kitchen Awards Shown at Winton Woods’ February board of education meeting with the district’s Clean Kitchen awards are Nutrition/Food Service and Winton Woods staff members. Photo by Drew Jackson.

All six schools in the Winton Woods District are recipients of the Clean Kitchen Award awarded by the Hamilton County Public Health Department: Winton Woods High School, Middle School, Intermediate School, Elementary School and Primary North and South.

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 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 District Joins Community Event to Feed the Children Winton Woods District Joins Community Event to Feed the Children

Winton Woods City Schools continued its efforts to support and care for district families in need with its participation in this year’s Feed the Children Food Drop on Wednesday, July 20, at Dayspring Church of God in Forest Park. The event was sponsored by the Star Riding and Touring motorcycle organization.

MIDDLE SCHOOL AWARD HONORS TEACHER'S MEMORY MIDDLE SCHOOL AWARD HONORS TEACHER'S MEMORY

Kiara Gaines, an eighth grader at Winton Woods Middle School, was chosen for this year’s Patricia A. Shuck Outstanding Student Award. “The Pat Shuck Award is named after a reading teacher whose career ended 29 years ago at what was Forest Park Middle School,” said Matt Alander, language arts teacher at WWMS. “She believed that with proper guidance, every student could reach his or her potential greatness. Quite often that meant that she believed in a student more than he believed in himself. Even though her life was cut short by cancer, her spirit lives on through this award and each student who earns a nomination.”

 

SECOND GRADER HONORED FOR RESOURCEFULNESS SECOND GRADER HONORED FOR RESOURCEFULNESS

Andorra Roberts, a student at Winton Woods Primary North, enjoys a challenge and thinking outside the box. “Andorra, although a mere second grader, already displays great resourcefulness,” said her teacher Nicole Sutherland. Roberts was honored at the March board of education meeting by the Greenhills/Forest Park Kiwanis Club with the Kiwanis Character is Key award for resourcefulness.

 

Tre Von Poole is February’s Skyline Student Athlete of the Month for Winton Woods City Schools Skyline Student Athlete of the Month Tre Von Poole.

Winton Woods senior Tre Von Poole, a member of the high school’s football team, has been named as the district’s Skyline Student Athlete of the Month for February. Poole is also a member of the high school’s boys’ bowling team.  

 

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.”

 


 

 

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.

Intermediate School Teacher Honored for Excellence Intermediate School Teacher Honored for Excellence

Kay Robinson is described by Winton Woods Superintendent Anthony G. Smith as “a natural teacher who does whatever it takes to ensure student success.” After spending time in her classroom and watching her interact with 25 math students of varying ability levels, Smith said Robinson “presents rigorous lessons in an enthusiastic and engaging manner. So much so that I have found myself drawn into the content of the lesson.” Robinson was honored as the district’s outstanding educator at the 2016 Celebrate Excellence Awards sponsored by the Hamilton County Education Foundation.  

 

Summer Energy Program Nets Cost Savings for Winton Woods Schools Summer Energy Program Nets Cost Savings for Winton Woods Schools

For six weeks—from Monday, June 13 through Friday, July 22—Winton Woods City Schools will once again implement Summer Cost Savings Days throughout the district. During that time, employees work four days each week for 10 hours, instead of the usual five day, eight hour work schedule.

MIDDLE SCHOOL SELECTED BY MAYERSON ACADEMY FOR NATIONAL PROGRAM MIDDLE SCHOOL SELECTED BY MAYERSON ACADEMY FOR NATIONAL PROGRAM

Winton Woods Middle School has been chosen by the Mayerson Academy to receive $10,000 of professional learning services, tools and products to create a Thriving Learning Community program in the school. Grant recipients will participate in the Champions Institute, a three-day immersive learning experience that takes place June 27-29 at the Mayerson Academy in Cincinnati. The Champions Institute will prepare teams to return to their schools and implement a comprehensive blended learning curriculum with tools, resources and ongoing support.

 

 

PRINCIPAL SHOWS TEACHER APPRECIATION IN A UNIQUE QAY PRINCIPAL SHOWS TEACHER APPRECIATION IN A UNIQUE WAY

Courtney Lumpkin is used to serving people in her role as a flight attendant for Delta Airlines. What she’s not used to is pushing a cart full of breakfast treats through the halls of an primary school. But when Winton Woods Primary North Principal Kevin Jones asked Lumpkin, a 2008 Winton Woods High School graduate, to help him with a secret teacher appreciation plan, she jumped right in.

 

STUDENTS LEARN ART HISTORY ON CINCINNATI ART MUSEUM FIELD TRIP STUDENTS LEARN ART HISTORY ON CINCINNATI ART MUSEUM FIELD TRIP

Gifted and talented art students from Winton Woods Intermediate School recently traveled to the Cincinnati Art Museum with their visual arts teacher Aaron Schmits to take the Ancient to Modern Art tour and learn about art history. As the students stopped in different galleries at the museum, they had time to describe what they saw, interpret the meaning of the art and express their opinions about the piece.

 

2018 Kindergarten Registration students learn about health while using xrays

Your child must be five years old before September 30, 2018 to be eligible.

All Day Kindergarten (9:10 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.)
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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. 

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 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.

SCHOLARS HONOR INFLUENTIAL TEACHERS SCHOLARS HONOR INFLUENTIAL TEACHERS

Fifteen teachers were honored this year as the most influential in the lives of Winton Woods City Schools’ 2016 Honor Diploma Scholars. These teachers were chosen by the seniors and recognized for the impact they had in the classroom and as mentors and as friends.

DISTRICT RELEASES NEW TECH NETWORK INFORMATIONAL VIDEO DISTRICT RELEASES NEW TECH NETWORK INFORMATIONAL VIDEO

A new 12-minute video featuring students and staff from Winton Woods High School is another way Winton Woods City Schools is communicating its continuing transition to becoming a New Tech Network district. In the video, “New Tech Warriors: Overview of the New Tech Network at Winton Woods City Schools,” students Simon Asem, Elissa Lort, Jackie Martinez, and Cari Sullivan share their experiences with New Tech Network and project-based learning (PBL). Winton Woods High school staff members Melissa Albers, Josh Amstutz, Brad Ciminowasilewski and Natombi Simpson discuss how New Tech has transformed their classrooms, while Superintendent Anthony G. Smith talks about the Straight A grant that is helping to expand the New Tech experience.

 

DISTRICT HOSTS SUCCESSFUL DIGITAL LEARNING SHOWCASE AND COMMUNITY CONVERSATION DISTRICT HOSTS SUCCESSFUL DIGITAL LEARNING SHOWCASE AND COMMUNITY CONVERSATION

Four sixth grade students from Winton Woods Intermediate School used the district’s recent Digital Literacy Showcase to talk about some of the social issues they’re discussing in their reading and language arts classroom. “All the novels we’re reading this year focus on social issues and include topics such as bullying, racism, slavery, refugees, water insecurity, religious discrimination, and gender discrimination,” said Holly Smith-Conway, fifth and sixth grade reading and language arts teacher.

 

SNOW DAY IS NO DAY OFF FOR WINTON WOODS SENIOR SNOW DAY IS NO DAY OFF FOR WINTON WOODS SENIOR

Shaundale Green had his gloves on and snow shovel in hand to help out community members during the snow storm on Monday, February 8. With school called off that day, Green, a senior at Winton Woods High School and a Forest Park Fire Department Explorer/Cadet, joined Assistant Fire Chief Jermaine Hill in shoveling driveways and walkways for several elderly citizens.

 

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).

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 Middle School Third Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to  our 3rd Quarter Honor Roll Students! 

SHAH AWARD HONORS MIDDLE SCHOOL OUTSTANDING STUDENT SHAH AWARD HONORS MIDDLE SCHOOL OUTSTANDING STUDENT

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. Of about 250 eighth graders, only 48 were nominated by their teachers,” he said. “Of those 48, only 12 of those students made the cut for the Sidd Shah Award.”  Jasmine Horner was the recipient of this year’s award.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SKYLINE TEACHER OF THE MONTH -- MAY 2016 CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SKYLINE TEACHER OF THE MONTH -- MAY 2016

Amy McCann, kindergarten teacher at Winton Woods Primary North, is dedicated to the academic and personal growth of the little learners in her classroom. McCann was chosen by WWPN Principal Kevin Jones as the district’s Skyline Teacher of the Month for May because, he said, she “is the epitome of what it means to have a growth mindset as she always is pushing herself to improve. She is constantly refining her practice.”

 

 

 

GRAD PLAYING PROFESSIONAL SOCCER ON HOMETOWN FIELD GRAD PLAYING PROFESSIONAL SOCCER ON HOMETOWN FIELD

Winton Woods High School alumnus Luke Spencer will take the field with the FC Cincinnati professional soccer team on Saturday, April 9, at 7:00 p.m. at UC’s Nippert Stadium. This is the team’s inaugural season.

 

KAMIY BOMAR IS SKYLINE STUDENT ATHLETE OF THE MONTH KAMIY BOMAR

Senior Kamiy Bomar was named Winton Woods City Schools’ Skyline Student Athlete of the Month for February. Bomar, who plays girls basketball, has an overall GPA of 3.4 and is ranked 31 out of 220 in her class.  

   

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 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.

 

Winton Woods Intermediate School 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations to our 3rd Quarter Honor Roll students! 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SKYLINE STUDENT ATHLETE OF THE MONTH - MAY 2016 CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SKYLINE STUDENT ATHLETE OF THE MONTH - MAY 2016

Junior Brianna Richard was named Winton Woods City Schools’ Skyline Student Athlete of the Month for May. Richard participates in varsity volleyball and track and has a weighted GPA of 3.760. She has received many accolades for her track performances and has represented Winton Woods in the state tournament. Richard is also a strong participant in Junior Olympics and has brought home 12 medals in her years of competition. 

GREAT OAKS STUDENTS EARN MEDALS AT EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION COMPETITION GREAT OAKS LOGO

Scarlet Oaks in the Early Childhood Education program earned medals in district competition for FCCLA  (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), competing against students from other high schools in southwest Ohio. The competition is an opportunity for students to showcase their education skills and knowledge to professionals in the field.

JOSH AMSTUTZ IS SKYLINE TEACHER OF THE MONTH FOR FEBRUARY JOSH AMSTUTZ

Josh Amstutz, a fourth year teacher in Winton Woods High School’s Academy of Global Studies, is always ready to take on more work and responsibility to ensure students receive the best education possible. It’s this dedication and work ethic that led to Amstutz being chosen as the February Skyline Teacher of the Month for Winton Woods City Schools.

 

 

 

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 Third Quarter Honor Roll

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

TALENTED SOPHOMORE HONORED AS KIWANIS GOLD STAR STUDENT TALENTED SOPHOMORE HONORED AS KIWANIS GOLD STAR STUDENT

Alexis Weihe, a sophomore at Winton Woods High School, was chosen as the Gold Star-Kiwanis Student of the Month at the May board of education meeting for her accomplishments in the classroom, on the stage, and in the community. “Alexis has earned the honor to be the Student of the Month because of all the great things she has accomplished,” said Guidance Counselor Kim Goins.

 

 

STUDENTS TO HOST PANELS AT MILLENNICON THIS WEEKEND MILLENNICON LOGO

A group of students from Winton Woods City Schools—all members of the district’s student writing group, the Headcases—will host their own track of programming at this weekend’s Millennicon, Cincinnati’s longest-running speculative fiction convention. Anthony Klancar, educational assistant at Winton Woods Middle School and Headcases sponsor, said the students worked over the summer designing the panels, which they will run on Saturday during the convention. “This coming weekend, March 18-20, will see their hard work come to fruition,” he said. 

 

PRIMARY SOUTH HONORS ITS NOVEMBER "BUCKET FILLERS" PRIMARY SOUTH HONORS ITS NOVEMBER "BUCKET FILLERS"

Twenty-one students from Winton Woods Primary South were honored as “bucket fillers” in January for their caring and kind actions. Chosen by their teachers this month were: Talmus Brown, Edward Jackson, Logan Fleming, Jacqueline Reyes-Nava, Alexia Latscha, MariaCarlotta Portilla, Naomy Primo, Bella John, Nitesh Gautam, Sena Kalevor, Brianna Jago, Erin Anderson,Jessica Reyes-Nava,   Dieyenaba Bah, Reyna Spence, Lily Wethington, Jonathan Perkins, Meron Oresso, Vidic Ampadu, Jaiden Allen, and Hezekiah Hutcinson.           

 

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 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.

THIRD GRADER HONORED FOR PERSEVERANCE THIRD GRADER HONORED FOR PERSEVERANCE

Kennedy Hillman said it’s been her pleasure to be Michael “Mikey” Dutsch’s third grade teacher this year at Winton Woods Elementary School. “He's a great example of how a third grader should be,” she said. “He demonstrates commitment, pride, and a positive attitude in completing a task in the classroom. Michael works extremely hard without giving up.” Dutsch was honored at Winton Woods’ May board of education meeting by the Greenhills/Forest Park Kiwanis Club with their Character is Key award for perseverance.

 

STUDENTS BECOME "MEN OF PROMISE" STUDENTS BECOME "MEN OF PROMISE"

A day at the Men of Promise Conference on April 28 left the students who attended from Winton Woods Project Success, High School and Middle School “empowered and positively motivated to achieve their goals,” said Brenda Hodges-David, alternative school principal. The conference was part of Dream Builder University and was held at Prasco Laboratories in Mason.

 

AMSTUTZ DISCUSSES AGS ON INFOCUS AMSTUTZ DISCUSSES AGS ON INFOCUS

Greater Cincinnati was able to learn more about Winton Woods City Schools’ Academy of Global Studies and project-based learning when AGS Coordinator Josh Amstutz appeared on a recent episode of InFocus, a program sponsored by the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission. Amstutz and Michelle Harpenau, executive director of the World Affairs Council, talked about their partnership through the AGS program and how it promotes international education, collaboration and communication. The World Affairs Council got involved at the ground level with AGS and is responsible for many of the speakers who come to the school during zero bell. InFocus 2016: Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council can be seen at https://vimeo.com/156898482.

 

PRESCHOOL HAS ITS OWN SNOW DAY PRESCHOOL HAS ITS OWN SNOW DAY

January 28 may not have been a snow day in the rest of Winton Woods City Schools, but it was for students in the district’s preschool program. All six preschool classes experienced the snow day courtesy of a collaboration between the preschool physical, speech, and occupational therapy services.

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.

Academic Summer Enrichment Program Envision Children

"Passport to Adventure"

Board of Education Announces 2017 Meeting Dates Members of the Winton Woods board of education

The Winton Woods board of education has announced its schedule of regular and special meetings for 2017. 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.

 

 

HUMANITIES CLASS PRESENTS $5,000 TO FREESTORE FOODBANK HUMANITIES CLASS PRESENTS $5,000 TO FREESTORE FOODBANK

Students in the humanities class at Winton Woods Middle School were eager to show off the school’s new Pride Pantry to Jennifer Ebelhar of Freestore Foodbank and to present her with a check for $5000. The check was won by the students as part of their participation in the Lead2Feed World Hunger Leadership Challenge. The Pride Pantry provides assistance to students and their families through supplying practical items like school supplies and personal care products. Shown are (l-r) Kamille Austin, humanities teacher Ashley Brand, Jennifer Ebelhar of Freestore Foodbank, humanities teacher Lisa Giblin, Principal Doug Sanker, Evan Stumpf, and humanities teacher Kathleen Barger.

STUDENTS FIND SUCCESS AT MODEL UN COMPETITION STUDENTS FIND SUCCESS AT MODEL UN COMPETITION

Even though Winton Woods High School has sent one of the smallest delegations to Model United Nations tournaments for each of the last four years, the team has taken home awards from every competition. “That’s because of our education system,” said Josh Amstutz, facilitator for Academy of Global Studies @ Winton Woods High School. “Our students’ ability to not only speak in a professional way but to connect what they say to current and past global events is unparalleled when compared to other high school students.”

BREAKFAST HONORS WINTON WOODS' BUSINESS PARTNERS BREAKFAST HONORS WINTON WOODS' BUSINESS PARTNERS

Winton Woods City Schools held its second Business Partners Breakfast for the 2015-2016 school year to honor its Warrior Business Partners and the collaborations that have been created throughout Forest Park, Greenhills and Springfield Township. Those who attended were treated a performance by members of Winton Woods High School’s Varsity Ensemble, led by Joe Whatley, director of choirs.

SKYPE BRINGS SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCATE TO AGS SKYPE BRINGS SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCATE TO AGS

Dhia Fani, a global social justice advocate, recently talked to sophomores in the Academy of Global Studies @ Winton Woods High School about her work with Buku Kami, an Indonesian-based social enterprise that offers a creative cross-disciplinary solution to social issues. The students who are part of the school’s Model UN talked via Skype with Fani, a citizen of Indonesia who currently resides in Belgium.

 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL NAMES AMONG INAUGURAL LEAD2FEED CERTIFIED SCHOOLS AND OPENS PRIDE PANTRY MIDDLE SCHOOL NAMES AMONG INAUGURAL LEAD2FEED CERTIFIED SCHOOLS AND OPENS PRIDE PANTRY

For the last four years Winton Woods Middle School has worked with the Lead2Feed organization to raise money and awareness to combat world hunger. During the first year, the eighth grade humanities students tackled the hunger problem by using social media, linking up with local and national organizations, holding lunchtime fundraisers, giving speeches, planning dodgeball and basketball tournaments, sponsoring walks, and packaging meals. 

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 City Schools Featured in National New Tech Video Smith and Holden

A new video from New Tech Network is introducing people nationwide to Winton Woods City Schools and the innovations it’s pioneering as one of the first New Tech districts in the country. The video, “Innovating Within the Education System,” was released January 17 and can be found at https://newtechnetwork.org/resources/innovating-within-the-education-system/.

CHOIRS EARN SUPERIOR RATINGS AT STATE CONTEST CHOIRS EARN SUPERIOR RATINGS AT STATE CONTEST

Congratulations to Winton Woods High School’s Varsity Ensemble and Women’s Chorale and directors Joe Whatley and Beth Miller. Both choirs received the highest rating of 1 (Superior) at OMEA State Contest. The two plaques are proudly hanging in the music hallway.  

PRIMARY NORTH STUDENTS VISIT CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER

Winton Woods Primary North art teacher Katie Labmeier took 33 first and second grade students—and Principal Kevin Jones—on a field trip to the Contemporary Arts Center recently. There the students were able to tour the Do Ho Suh exhibition and the UnMuseum, and even make some artwork. The CAC provided the bus for the field trip and the tour free of charge. Photo by Kevin Jones.

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.”

KENT AND LINDA SCHILTZ HONORED WITH COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD KENT AND LINDA SCHILTZ HONORED WITH COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD

When asked what Kent and Linda Schiltz do to help out student-athletes in the Winton Woods district, Jeff Merrill, athletic director at Winton Woods Middle School, said, “Anything. They take care of all the odds and ends.” Winton Woods High School Athletic Director David Lumpkin said, “Both of them will work extra hours to make sure everything gets done. They’ll fill in if someone is running late or volunteer if we need a person to help out. You can count on them.” The Schiltzes were presented with the Community Spirit Award, given for significant contributions to the Winton Woods School District over many years, at the May board of education meeting.

 

CHOIRS QUALIFY FOR STATE COMPETITION CHOIRS QUALIFY FOR STATE COMPETITION

Choir Directors Joe Whatley and Beth Miller are continuing a legacy begun four decades ago at Winton Woods High School as two of the school’s choirs qualified for OMEA state competition, which will take place at the end of April. “We are so proud of all our students, they conducted themselves with the professionalism and poise of a much older and more experience ensemble,” said Whatley.

JUNIOR GERALYN SMITH IS JANUARY'S GOLD STAR STUDENT JUNIOR GERALYN SMITH IS JANUARY'S GOLD STAR STUDENT

According to Winton Woods High School Counselor Christina Jeranek, junior Geralyn Smith has been a high achieving student for quite some time. “Geralyn has been actively involved in her academics and has challenged herself by taking honors and, beginning this year, some AP classes as well,” said Jeranek. “Not only is she academically talented, she is also a role model to our students and staff.” Smith was honored at the district’s January board of education meeting with the Kiwanis Gold Star Student of the Month award.  

 

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 Grad Earns Eagle Scout Award

Daniel Carson, Winton Woods High School 2016 graduate, recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in Boy Scouts. Carson earned his Eagle Scout honor with a project that involved a donation drive that collected more than 3,100 toiletry items for Bethany House Services. He also collected $350.00 for additional household supplies and Kroger gift cards. All the donations will be used by families assisted by Bethany House Services who are transitioning to permanent homes. The donation drive also involved Inspirational Baptist Church, Lincoln Heights Missionary Baptist Church, Winton Woods High School, Boy Scout Troop 772, community members, and Carson’s friends and family.  

 

WINTON WOODS SENDS WRESTLER TO STATE FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2008 WINTON WOODS SENDS WRESTLER TO STATE FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2008

Add another “first” to the list that Winton Woods High School sophomore Cornell Beachem is achieving in only his third year of wrestling at the school. Beachem will be wrestling in the 145 pound weight class this weekend at the state championships in Columbus. This is the first time Winton Woods has had a state qualifier since Joe Booker in 2008. Beachem, who has a record of 42-3, was sectional champion and placed third at districts to qualify for state competition.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS HONORED FOR TRUSTWORTHINESS

As difficult as junior high school can be, Winton Woods Middle School eighth grader Wilibel Serrano seems to be successfully navigating his academics and extra-curricular activities with responsibility, integrity and trustworthiness. “Whatever Wilibel is asked to do, the follow through is guaranteed,” said WWMS Principal Doug Sanker. “He is the type of student any teacher would find helpful. They have confidence that he will do what is asked with no extra monitoring needed.” Serrano was honored at the district’s January board of education meeting with the Kiwanis Character is Key Award for trustworthiness.  

 

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.

WWHS's Robert Hite Chosen for LaRosa's Hall of Fame

Robert Hite, Winton Woods High School Class of 2002 and basketball standout, is one of six local athletes who will be inducted into the LaRosa’s Hall of Fame this year. The ceremony will take place in June. Hite is the high school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,384 points and was ranked as one of the top 100 players in the country his senior year. After graduation, Hite was a star basketball player for Miami University and then went on to play for one season with the Miami Heat. He has also played for seven teams in Europe and the Middle East.

MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS SPECIAL AWARDS MUSIC DEPARTMENT PRESENTS SPECIAL AWARDS

The annual Winton Woods High School Music Awards were held on Monday, May 16, to honor band, orchestra, and choir students. Special awards presented include:

HIGH SCHOOL TO PRESENT RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA HIGH SCHOOL TO PRESENT RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA

This year’s spring musical at Winton Woods High School is the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Cinderella, which was nominated as “Best Revival of a Musical” at the 2015 Tony Awards. Musical performances are Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 17, at 2:00 p.m. All family-friendly performances take place in the David Bell Performing Arts Center at the high school.  

 

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTS NEW OFFICERS BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTS NEW OFFICERS

Jessica Miranda, a member of the Winton Woods Board of Education since 2014, was re-elected board president at the organizational meeting on Tuesday, January 5. Board member Dr. Viola Johnson, who has also served since 2014, was elected vice-president. 

 

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 Preschool Program Earns Five Star Rating

Winton Woods City Schools’ preschool program has received a five-star rating, the highest possible rating, from the State of Ohio’s Step Up to Quality Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System. This system was created to recognize and promote early learning and development programs that meet quality standards over and above the health and safety licensing requirements established by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Ohio Department of Education.    

 

 

ELEMENTARY INDUCTS NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY MEMBERS ELEMENTARY INDUCTS NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY MEMBERS

Induction ceremonies were held on Thursday, February18, at Winton Woods Elementary School for 19 new members of National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS), a program that recognizes elementary students for their outstanding academic achievement and personal responsibility.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL PARTICIPATES IN LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY FUNDRAISER LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY LOGO

In a competition that pitted first bell classes throughout the school against each other, Winton Woods Middle School collected $810.60 in their Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Pasta for Pennies fundraiser. Collection efforts started last year on October 26 and ended on November 13. The school has participated in the Pasta for Pennies fundraiser since 2004 and has raised $11,741.95 for LLS research during that time.

 

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.

Winton Woods District Presents Newest Project-based Learning Video

Winton Woods Superintendent Anthony G. Smith used his September State of the Schools address to present the district’s newest project-based learning (PBL) video, “New Tech Warriors: Project-Based Learning at Winton Woods City Schools.”   The 11-minute video showcases students and teachers from Winton Woods High School and Academy of Global Studies who say that PBL has transformed their classrooms and learning experiences. 

 

HIGH SCHOOL HOLDS ACADEMIC SIGNING DAY HIGH SCHOOL HOLDS ACADEMIC SIGNING DAY

Winton Woods High School’s high achieving seniors were recognized with an Academic Signing Day on Friday, May 6, in the school's library. The scholars, who all earned honors diplomas from the State of Ohio, took part in a ceremony reminiscent of athletic signing events. The announcement was made of the colleges the students had applied to, and the students shared where they had chosen to attend. Students' families, college admissions representatives, board members, civic officials, and business and community leaders were in attendance to celebrate with the scholars.

ATHLETES SIGN NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT ATHLETES SIGN NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT

Winton Woods City Schools is celebrating with ten of its student athletes who signed letters of intent on National Signing Day. The signing ceremony was held at the district’s Board of Education offices.

 

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.’”

 

Girls Rowing New This Year at Winton Woods High School           

Look over the railing at the water as you cross Winton Woods Lake next spring and you just might catch a glimpse of Winton Woods High School’s new rowing team. Planning, preparation and recruiting are underway for the inaugural season of girls crew under the direction of Coach Pat Riester, a former high school rower in New York, who has also rowed and coached at Xavier University.

 

 

 

PRESCHOOLERS VISIT FOREST PARK FIRE DEPARTMENT PRESCHOOLERS VISIT FOREST PARK FIRE DEPARTMENT

Preschool students from Winton Woods City Schools’ morning and afternoon classes recently visited the Forest Park Fire Department to learn about the vehicles and equipment and meet the firefighters. Here Isabella Howard (left) and Sara Zistler listen to Firefighter Paramedic Nick Duffy talk about the ladder truck. 

SOPHOMORE RECEIVES CHARACTER AWARD SOPHOMORE RECEIVES CHARACTER AWARD

Guidance Counselor Brad Tash will tell you that Sam Dean is one of Winton Woods High School’s most outstanding young men. That’s why Tash recommended Dean for February’s Kiwanis Character is Key Award for citizenship at the monthly board of education meeting.

 

 

BOARD HONORS PRIMARY SCHOOL PARENT BOARD HONORS PRIMARY SCHOOL PARENT

Brandy McCaster, a parent at Winton Wood Primary South in Springfield Township, was honored at the January board of education meeting for her kind service to the students and families at the school for the past few years. This year McCaster and her husband, Andre, provided Christmas dinner, toys and necessities to two families in need at Primary South, as well as giving new uniforms to two other students. The board expressed its appreciation to McCaster for the work she has done.

 

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.

FIFTH GRADER PREMIERES IN MOVIE AT VENICE FILM FESTIVAL FIFTH GRADER PREMIERES IN MOVIE AT VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

If the last year was a fairy tale for Royalty Hightower, she would definitely be the princess of the story. This Winton Woods Intermediate School fifth grader has starred in a movie, attended the Venice—yes, Italy!—Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival, been featured in Vogue and Rolling Stone magazines, and received glowing reviews from just about everyone who’s seen the film, The Fits. Which was, by the way, her first time acting.

 

 

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.

HIGH SCHOOL CONGRATULATES ITS SCHOLASTIC VISUAL ARTS WINNERS HIGH SCHOOL CONGRATULATES ITS SCHOLASTIC VISUAL ARTS WINNERS

Winton Woods High School sophomore Princess Dyer and senior Timia Johnson recently received awards in the Scholastic Art and Writing Contest and had their work on display at the Art Academy of Cincinnati from January 22-February 5. Dyer won a Gold Key award for an acrylic painting of her grandmother, and Johnson won honorable mention for a tempura abstract painting. 

ACADEMIC SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM ENVISION CHILDREN LOGO

Envision Children is offering an Academic Summer Enrichment Program from June 1 - July 22 for students 4-10 years old.

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 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.

DISTRICT AMONG OHIO SCHOOLS RECOMMENDED TO RECEIVE STRAIGHT A FUNDS FOR CLASSROOM INNOVATION STRAIGHT A FUND LOGO

Winton Woods City Schools is among 20 districts in Ohio who have been recommended to receive part of $14.6 million in funding by the Straight A Fund Governing Board to improve student achievement, increase efficiency and tear down barriers to college. Pending final approval by the Ohio Controlling Board on Monday, February 22, Winton Woods will receive $911,700.00 to expand project-based learning throughout the district. The money will be used to support the expansion of New Tech Network, one of the successful components of the Academy of Global Studies, to all schools in the district.

 

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.

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL SERVES UP SOUP DAY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL SERVES UP SOUP DAY

A warm and delicious tradition has returned to Winton Woods City Schools—Soup Day. The event was sponsored by Winton Woods Intermediate School Intervention Specialist Debbie White and her students and enjoyed by staff and community members throughout the district. Over 25 crock pots lined the hallway at the school, offering soups from clam chowder, to minestrone to chicken taco.

 

Sprint 1Million Project Provides Winton Woods High School Students with 1500 Free Hotspot Devices Winton Woods Director of Technology Rhonda Hobbs and Superintendent Anthony G. Smith speaking at the Sprint 1Million Project Launch in the Winton Woods High School media center. Photo by Drew Jackson.

Through Sprint’s 1Million Project, 1500 Winton Woods High School students will receive free hotspot devices over a five-year time span through a multi-year initiative to help eliminate the homework gap. Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, students will have access to free internet connection at home for up to four years while they are in high school.