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Drew Jackson

For the 2024-2025 school year, families can purchase school supplies tax-free during Ohio's sales tax holiday from Tuesday, July 30, to Thursday, August 8.

Click here for the 2024-2025 District Calendar

 

Click here for preschool and kindergarten school supply lists for the 2024-25 school year

 

 

Click here for the primary, elementary, and intermediate school supply lists for the 2024-25 school year

 

 

Click here for the middle school supply list for the 2024-25 school year

 

North Campus High School (Grades 9-12): The majority of assignments are completed on Chromebooks. If additional school materials are needed, it will be communicated at the beginning of the school year.

 

 


 

First Day of School for students in Grades 1-12: Monday, August 19, 2024

Staggered Start for Kindergarten and Preschool: August 19-22, 2024

August 19: Preschool and Kindergarten: Students whose last name begins with A-G

August 20: Preschool and Kindergarten: Students whose last name begins with H-P

August 21: Preschool and Kindergarten: Students whose last name begins with Q-Z

August 22: First Day of School for all students in Preschool and Kindergarten

 

Be on the lookout for more back-to-school information coming soon!

The Academy of Global Studies at Winton Woods High School Recognized as a Global Beacon of Educational Transformation
Drew Jackson

The Academy of Global Studies (AGS) at Winton Woods High School, a beacon of excellence in education, has been acknowledged as a Global, Innovative, Strategic, and Transformative (GIST) School by the Global Educational Community for its unwavering dedication to learner-centered strategies, emotional well-being, systems thinking, and fostering global competencies among its students

 

The Academy of Global Studies (AGS) at Winton Woods High School, a beacon of excellence in education, has been acknowledged as a Global, Innovative, Strategic, and Transformative (GIST) School by the Global Educational Community for its unwavering dedication to learner-centered strategies, emotional well-being, systems thinking, and fostering global competencies among its students. As advocates for preparing young minds to thrive in an interconnected world, the Academy for Global Studies has integrated the pillars that constitute this visionary model.

"We are pleased to announce our affiliation with the remarkable teachers and students of AGS as our flagship GIST School in the U.S.," expressed Faye Snodgress, CEO of the Global Educational Community. "Their commitment to implementing additional innovative and transformative facets of the GIST model is commendable. The entire community should take pride in the dedication, pursuit of excellence, and innovative spirit exhibited by the teachers and leaders at the Academy of Global Studies at Winton Woods High School."

This partnership signifies a collaborative effort to enhance educational practices further, expand community engagement, and provide new global opportunities to ensure that students have the skills and knowledge needed to excel in an ever-evolving world. The Academy of Global Studies Coordinator Josh Amstutz shares, “We could not be more ecstatic about this amazing accomplishment due to the hard work of our students, staff, and community.  For the past 13 years, we have dedicated ourselves to promoting global education to provide our students with a one-of-a-kind global schooling opportunity. I am excited to explore the new opportunities that will now exist for our students and staff due to this opportunity with distinction!”

Winton Woods City Schools Welcomes Two New Board Members
Drew Jackson

Winton Woods City Schools Board of Education appointed Angela Knighten and Bill Speelman on January 8, 2024, at the district’s organizational meeting. The newest members were given a warm Warrior welcome by district employees and joined by family members to celebrate this exciting accomplishment. 

 

Winton Woods City Schools Board of Education appointed Angela Knighten and Bill Speelman on January 8, 2024, at the district’s organizational meeting. The newest members were given a warm Warrior welcome by district employees and joined by family members to celebrate this exciting accomplishment. 

Angela Knighten and her husband of 20 years, Paul, moved into the Winton Woods City School District in 2017. Together they have two children who are Warriors. Her daughter is a Class of 2023 graduate and her son will graduate with the Class of 2025. Mrs. Knighten is a licensed social worker and dedicated community advocate for children and families. She has worked in both direct service and administrative roles in the foster care, adoption, and early education realms. She is also an adjunct professor of Social Work at Mount St. Joseph University and The University of Cincinnati. Mrs. Knighten received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with minors in Pastoral Care and Counseling as well as Psychology and Sociology from Mount St. Joseph University. She then went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Trauma Informed Care at Northern Kentucky University. 

“I am at a place in my life where I feel compelled to be a leader and advocate in my community for the next generation and those to come,” said Mrs. Knighten, “I think equitable education and employment opportunities must be afforded to our young people. We cannot simply allow a narrative to be written about our kids that is not their destiny. We are WARRIORS. I feel extremely blessed and honored that the community sees fit for me to represent them as a leader for the students and families of our district. I am beyond excited to serve and will do so with the utmost integrity always. Thank you for the opportunity to serve this great district.”

Bill Speelman and Marlene, his wife, have lived in the Village of Greenhills for 37 years and have been married for 47 years.  They have two adult children, a son and a daughter.  They also have 5 grandchildren. Bill attended the University of Cincinnati where he graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from DAAP followed by becoming a Registered Architect in the State of Ohio.  His career was in design, Architecture, and general construction.  He managed the construction team at a Cincinnati-based Design-Build firm for over ten years while also acting as the firm’s general contractor license qualifier in 7 states. Bill retired from that position in December of 2022 and is enjoying retirement. Mr. Speelman shared, “I campaigned on the priority of academic achievement.  Our distinct Mission statement is that we will ‘engage and challenge all learners to reach their maximum potential’.  Our Vision is similar: Our schools ‘maintain a standard of Excellence’.  I will work to pursue these goals with clear intentionality as we move forward, engaging community stakeholders.”

PHOTO CAPTION: Winton Woods City Schools Board of Education appointed Angela Knighten and Bill Speelman on January 8, 2024, at the district’s organizational meeting. Photo by Drew Jackson.

Introduction of the "School Walks" Program at Winton Woods School District
Drew Jackson

In conjunction with the Winton Woods School District, the Greenhills Police Department has implemented a new program called “School Walks”, which will be operational at the South Campus, the Early Childhood Central Campus, and the Winton Woods Community Building. Students, faculty, and on occasion, parents will see on-duty officers randomly walking in the schools throughout the day.

Our stakeholders will also see visibly marked police vehicles on campus from time to time; however, this should not be cause for alarm. Officers will not be handling school affairs nor will they be interrupting classroom instruction, but will be visible on campus to learn the layouts and build positive relationships. Because this great community idea is new, we wanted parents, staff, and students to be aware that if their child comes home with the strategic plan of "See Something, Say Something", informing parents that they saw an officer in the school, there is nothing to be alarmed about. The officers are just doing their best to help create a positive environment.

WWHS Student Recognized by MIT for Health Care Platform
Drew Jackson

Winton Woods High School freshman Aaron Bess Jr. is no stranger to recognition from notable figures including Dr. William Barrett, the Mayor of Cincinnati Aftab Pureval, and the Mayor of Forest Park Aharon Brown. But it is what he is being recognized for that is extraordinary. At the young age of 11, Aaron helped develop Re-Assist, a digital healthcare platform designed to enhance patient care transitions through systemic care coordination. Aaron is now 14 and has caught the attention of MIT’s Solve Challenge, highlighting their innovative approach.

In 2020 during COVID-19, in collaboration with his mother, Aaron helped create the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) of RE-Assist. The MVP is where hospital care coordinators and vendors collaborate to get patients the best help. This project took him over 100 hours to complete with his team over three years. It all started when his mom was a care coordinator for several years and one of his family members was affected by their transition of care. “Transition of care is when a patient needs more help and has to go from one place to another or one provider to another,” said Aaron. “I had a loved one come home from the hospital and there was a lot of confusion about her care. Instead of getting better, she got worse. I knew this was a problem that needed to be solved.”

A challenge he had to overcome was the application in the initial platform crashed. He had to research to find what applications work best for their particular interface and test those to figure out which one would work best. One of the features he is most proud of is the design. “I put a lot of work into the design I loved I was the design and prototyping coordinator and provider portal.” Their target groups are hospitals. “We’ve interviewed thousands of subject matter experts, hospitals, doctors care, coordinators, and patients to determine what was the right fit,” said Aaron. To improve and expand their software program, they hired a development team that will continue their vision and evolves their current platform. Advice he would give to his peers is that you can do anything you want with research.