(left to right): Winton Woods Primary North Teacher Shawna Johnson greets former student Ona Zone and grandmother Beverly Zone.


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

“Jumpstart is an incredible opportunity for incoming kindergarteners and their families to acclimate themselves to their new school,” said WWPS Principal Danielle Wallace. “Over the last four years we have seen a decline in ‘first day jitters’ and the anxiety that naturally comes with starting school. Participating in Jumpstart gives parents an opportunity to hear important information about the kindergarten experience, connect with district leaders and have their back-to-school questions answered prior to the first day of school. As principal, I thoroughly enjoy connecting with each new student and their families.”

Both primary schools had about 80 kindergarten and 30 preschool students at their separate Jumpstart events, which also included a bus ride and tour of the building. Parents who visited stations were able to receive a free Winton Woods t-shirt for their child. Many district departments offered information including teaching and learning, food services, PTA, Latino tutoring information, spirit wear, school nurses, transportation, uniform vendors, student services, technology, and enrollment.

“We want our families and students to feel welcomed, excited and informed as they start this school year and become apart of the Warrior family,” said Community Engagement Coordinator Corina Denny. “At Winton Woods, we provide opportunities to prepare our students to be future

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