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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.

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

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,

Academic Summer Enrichment Program Envision Children

"Passport to Adventure"

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 District Schedules Visioning Sessions for New Facilities Construction

Winton Woods City Schools is inviting community input for new school facilities in a series of three educational visioning sessions that will take place in the Winton Woods High School media center, 1231 W. Kemper Road in Forest Park.

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. 

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/.

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

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

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

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.

 

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.

 

 

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 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.  

 

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.

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. 

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.    

 

 

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 Educational Foundation Grants Start School Year Off Right

Four new projects that support the educational success of students in Winton Woods City Schools were awarded grant checks from the Winton Woods Educational Foundation at this year’s Convocation celebration. “Our function is to provide funds for educational opportunities not provided in the district’s budget,” said WWEF President Donny Amrein. 

 

 

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.    

 

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. 

 

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.

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.

 

 

 

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

 

VOTE FOR WINTON WOODS -- GOLD STAR CHILI TEAM OF THE WEEK

Congratulations to Winton Woods Varsity Football Team for being nominate for Gold Star Chili Team of the Week!  Please vote today!

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.   

 

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. 

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.

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.

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.”

 

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.

 

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.” 

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.

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. 

 

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/.

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. 

 

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.

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.

 

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. 

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.

 

Parent Survey Results

Please see the following survey results from the 2016 parent survey

ZUMBATHON WILL RAISE FUNDS FOR WINTON WOODS EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

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.       

 

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.”     

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. 

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.

 

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.

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.  

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. 

 

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.

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.

 

 

 

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.

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.

 

 

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.  

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.

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

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.

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:

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. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

Winton Woods District Puts Bond Issue on November Ballot

On Monday, July 25, the Winton Woods board of education voted to put a bond on the ballot in November. The bond is for $61,000,000. The State of Ohio’s contribution will be $49,000,000, which totals roughly $110,000,000 for new facilities. Winton Woods City Schools Executive Director of Business Affairs Steve Denny said it would cost approximately $67,000,000 to repair and replace the current infrastructure and building systems.

 

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.”

 

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 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.

 

 

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.

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.  

 

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.

 

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.

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.”

 

 

 

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 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. 

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 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.

 

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.

 

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.

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.”

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.

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.  

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.

 

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 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.

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.