Graduation Exam

The Alabama High School Graduation Exam will be administered July 6-10 at Winston County High School. Testing will begin at 8:00 a.m. each day. In order to take the exams, you must mail/bring a copy of your high school transcript and a copy of your photo ID to the Winston County Board of Education office by Tuesday, June 30th. The test administration schedule is listed below:

Monday, July 6-Language
Tuesday, July 7-Reading
Wednesday, July 8-Math
Thursday, July 9-Social Studies
Friday, July 10-Biology

This is the final AHSGE administration. Examinees will not be allowed to test if copies of the high school transcript and photo ID have not been submitted at the BOE office by June 30th. If you have any questions regarding this test administration, please contact Lauren Archer, WCS Student Assessment Director at 205-489-5018.

MEALS FREE OF CHARGE

WINSTON COUNTY SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM - During the month of June and July, Winston County School System is partnering with the State of Alabama and USDA to provide meals free of charge to any child 18 years of age or younger, 21 years of age if enrolled in a County School. Faculty may purchase a meal at minimal cost. Parents may purchase a meal when bringing children to eat.   Service dates: June 1 – July 31 (Closed June 29th through July 2nd)
Choice of menu
Contact the following schools for more information:
Lynn Lunchroom – Evelyn Hicks 205-893-5476  (menu) 11:30-12:30
Meek Lunchroom – Ann Harbison 205-384-5860
Winston County High – Joann Fortenberry 205-489-2516 (menu) 11:30-12:30

Job Postings

Use the Human Resources link, in the left column, to search for job openings, learn about our application process, and to apply for a job.

Pre-K Program

Meek Elementary School Application for Pre-K
This program will accept a maximum of eighteen students age 4 (on or before Sept. 1, 2015) that are not eligible for kindergarten. All students must be residents of Winston County.

Honor Roll

Meek Elementary School    Addison Elementary School   
Double Springs Middle School    Lynn Elementary School
Addison High School   Double Springs Elementary School

Children’s Rehabilitation Service

Serving Alabama’s children and youth with special needs from birth to 21.
• Coordination of care
• Education to enhance care skills and medical knowledge
• Information and referral
• Support, information and opportunities for involvement for families and youth
• Specialty evaluation clinics
• Specialty medical clinics
For information about the CRS office in your area: call 800-846-3697, or visit our website at www.rehab.state.al.us/crs

Board Meeting

The Winston  County Board of Education will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.

August 2015

Open House will be held on Tuesday, August 11th. This will be a good time to bring supplies, meet the teachers, and learn more about the new school year.
The first day of school for students will be Thursday, August 13th.
Meek Elementary Printable Supply Lists
Double Springs Elementary Printable Supply Lists
Lynn Elementary Printable Supply Lists

Year of the Nurse

Attached is a proclamation from Governor Robert Bentley declaring 2015 the Year of the Nurse in the state of Alabama. We appreciate Governor Bentley's recognition of all the contributions that Alabama nurses make to their communities on a daily basis and join him in thanking you for your service to our state.

2015 Monthly Wellness Premium Waiver

Beginning in October 2015, eligible PEEHIP members will begin paying a $50 monthly wellness premium if they choose not to participate or fail to complete their requirements by the deadline of May 31, 2015.

This new premium applies to both eligible members and covered spouses, resulting in a potential combined $100 monthly additional premium. By completing the activities listed below by the specified deadline, members and covered spouses will earn a waiver of the upcoming monthly premium. To receive the waiver:
-Get a Wellness Screening between August 1, 2014, and May 31, 2015.
-Complete the Health Questionnaire (HQ) online at www.MyActiveHealth.com/PEEHIP or by phone at 855.294.6580 between January 1, 2015, and May 31, 2015.
-Enroll in Wellness Coaching or Disease Management if you get an invitation letter from ActiveHealth in January 2015. By May 31, 2015, you must complete at least 1 of these activities: -1 phone call with a coach or nurse (ActiveHealth will begin contacting candidates for coaching in January 2015. To initiate coaching, call 855.294.6580.)
OR
-"100 heartbeat units" of Online Health Coaching at www.MyActiveHealth.com/PEEHIP (completed over 4 weeks)

Curriculum - Winston County Teaches the College and Career Readiness Standards

I am an Alabama Parent  - What do Alabama's College and Career Ready Standards mean for my child?
Frequently Asked Questions  about College and Career Ready Standards.
CCRS Myth & Facts - Facts about the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards
All information was taken from the Alabama Department of Education website.

Respiratory Viruses: What Can We Do To Prevent Them?

You might have seen in the news that there is currently a respiratory virus, Enterovirus, causing hospitalizations among some children . While many who contract the illness will suffer only mild cold-like symptoms, it is affecting some children more severely.

The Winston County School District health services team asked the Winston County Health Department whether there is anything special we should be doing to help prevent this virus in our district’s schools.

The Health Department said, while there is currently no vaccination to prevent the Enterovirus, there are other prevention techniques we can use.

Please help us control this virus in our School. Join us in practicing these basic preventative measures and encouraging your children to do the same:

• Use good, frequent hand-washing with soap and water.
• Avoid close contact with others who are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick with a fever.
• Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Together, let’s team up to do what we can to protect our children from this and other viruses headed our way this fall and winter. Thank you!

Meningococcal Information

The Jessica Elkins Act (SB0075, Act #2014-274) requires local school systems to provide meningococcal disease and vaccine information to parents of sixth through twelfth grade students. Download the ADPH Meningococcal Flyer for Schools.

Notice to Parents

Basic school funding depends on the free & reduced forms that the parents are asked to fill out. Whether the student does or does not eat in the cafeteria, it is very important to the Winston County School System that the forms are completed. Forms may be picked up in the school office or printed here. More information about the school lunch program can be found in the child nutrition section.

Accountability Reporting

Student Achievement Reports are available from the Alabama State Department of Education's Accountability Reporting System.

PayPams

PayPAMS was designed to provide parents with a safe and convenient way to prepay for student's meals online. Parents can set up automatic payment plans, view balances and account history, and receive automated notification on balance status.

Notice

The Winston County Schools report for the yearly update on the asbestos management program.

Public Notice

It is the official policy of the Winston County School System that no person in the system shall, on the grounds of race, color, disability, sex, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment. The following person(s) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Sara Ritter , 504 Coordinator, P.O. Box 9, Double Springs, AL 35553, 205-489-5018.

Winston County Schools Mission

The Winston County School System will prepare students for the 21st Century by engaging all learners in meaningful learning experiences that meet the highest educational and ethical standards in a caring, collaborative learning community supported through partnerships with parents and families, businesses, civic organizations, and higher education.



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