At the latest Winton Woods State of the Schools address held on May 7 at Winton Woods High School, Superintendent Anthony G. Smith talked about exciting changes and opportunities to come for the district as well as things that would remain the same—ensuring all students achieve their highest potential. Smith provided visuals of the two new buildings and explained some of the innovative features such as distributive dining in place of the traditional cafeteria style dining, a separate entrance for the middle school students, shared community spaces, an outdoor amphitheater, and a full-service Warrior spirit shop.
In addition to the two new campuses, Superintendent Smith discussed the creation of an incredible Preschool Village on the current site of Winton Woods Intermediate School. The district’s preschool program—continues to earn the coveted five-star top rating from the State of Ohio is at capacity. Then, the Superintendent showcased a newly released Winton Woods Preschool Village overview video. He also shared information about the upcoming community learning center (CLC) that will have general health, vision, dental, and mental health care servicing for our educational community.
Other highlights of the one-hour presentation included updates on the district’s construction that began in Fall 2018, with a target date of occupancy of Spring 2021. At the high school, the College Credit Plus (CCP) program increased its course offerings to five for the upcoming school year. Because of this, we have seen an 81% increase in CCP enrollment.
The district hopes to continue to engage the community and provide resources through great events like Family University, which is designed to provide our Warrior Family with a variety of training and resources through informational sessions; and “A Night of Freedom”, an evening with district-wide collaboration through powerful academic project presentations, musical performances, and artwork all focused on the courageous subjects of race and freedom.
“We hope to continue to make Winton Woods City Schools a district of destination through creating opportunities and delivering a quality educational program to all students through project-based learning and the New Tech Network model,” said Smith.
PHOTO CAPTION: Winton Woods Superintendent Anthony G. Smith (left) is shown at the fall State of the Schools address. Photo by Drew Jackson.