Winton Woods City Schools students, teachers, and staff received back to school donations from organizations throughout our Warrior community. Business partners, local churches, and community groups who contributed were thanked and given a certificate for their generous donation of materials at the district’s September board of education meeting. The organizations combined donated hundreds of notebooks, pencils, paper, bookbags, toiletry items, kleenex, hand sanitizer, and more. “The support we receive enables our students the opportunity to be the best they can be,” said Winton Woods Primary South Principal Danielle Wallace.
Community groups such as Forest Park American Automobile Association (AAA)/ Bob Sumerel Complete Car Care, Axcess Financial, Compass Church, Forest Chapel United Methodist Church, Forest Park Steppers, Honeywell, Mercy Health Fairfield, S&S Health, and TP Mechanical gave supplies. Teachers and staff were especially grateful for one more item they could cross off their back-to-school list.
Each organization reached out to see what the district needed and provided. “We are so grateful to our community and partners for giving in such a big way,” said Winton Woods Intermediate School Principal Jeremy Day. His school received maps for each classroom from AAA as well as other supplies.
Winton Woods Middle School Principal Doug Sanker says it is a wonderful opportunity for our students to see how positive impact comes from the community.
PHOTO CAPTION: (Front row l-r) Shown l-r at Winton Woods City Schools September board of education meeting is Kabamba Kiboko, Tess Goodall, and Evelyn Jones of Forest Park United Methodist Church, Catie Reinstatler and Katie Alcox of Axcess Financial Services, Bob Schuning of Campus Community Church, Brian Krause from S&S Health. (Back row l-r) Winton Woods board member Jeff Berte, Harley Shook and Ken Keck of AAA/ Bob Sumerel Complete Car Care, and Irvin Moore of the Forest Park Steppers. Photo by Drew Jackson.