Announcements

Book Fair

Meek Elementary School will be held April 24th through May 1st - Daily Drawings - Learn More and Order Online from the Book Fair website. Family night is Monday, April 27 from 5:00-7:00.
Double Springs Elementary School will be held April 27th through May 1st. Learn More and Order Online from the Book Fair website. Family night is Monday, April 27 from 3:00-5:30.

Dreamland Ribs

Pickup originally scheduled for April 25th, 2015 from 11:00am to 1:00pm
Has been rescheduled due to potential for severe weather!
Pickup will now be on May 16th, 2015 from 10:00am to 1:00pm on the front steps of the High School!
*Preorders (Slab of ribs, sauce, and bread) will be taken in the High School Office until May 14th, 2015 for $24.00! Extras slabs will be available on May 16th on a first come first serve basis for $25.00

Kindergarten Registration

Mr. Greg Pendley, Superintendent of Winston County Schools, announces that Winston County Schools will hold Kindergarten Registration for the 2015-2016 school year on the dates and times listed below. A child must be five years old on or before September 1, 2015. Please come at your scheduled time and be prepared to stay for your child to be screened for vision, speech, and hearing.
The following items should be brought with you to the registration: If you do not have all the documents, please register and bring remaining to the school before school begins in August.
Birth Certificate
Certificate of Immunization
Proof of Residency (Electricity bill, Tax Assessor billing, etc.)
Social Security Number for the student will be needed for State Information computer program. (INOW).
Kindergarten services are available to handicapped children, regardless of the severity of the handicapping condition.
Registration Schedule for each school is as follows:
If last name begins with
A – J   Meek   04/27/15   8:30 – 11:30
K – Z   Meek   04/27/15   12:30 – 2:30

A – F    D.S. Elementary   04/28/15   8:30 – 11:30
G – N   D.S. Elementary   04/28/15   12:30 – 2.30
O – Z    D.S. Elementary   04/29/15   8:30 – 11:30

A – J     Addison 04/30/15   8:30 – 11:30
K – Z     Addison 04/30/15   12:30 – 2:30

A – J      Lynn   05/01/15   8:30 – 11:30
K – Z     Lynn   05/01/15   12:30 – 2:30
It is important that all parents bring their children with them to register. Please call the school if you need additional information.

Scariest Play Ever!

Scariest Play Ever! (A comedy) Written by Craig Sodaro
Performed by WCHS Drama Club, Directed by Paula Harris
April 30 @ 6:30 p.m. Public Show
May 1 @ 8:00 a.m. WCHS Students/Faculty/Staff
May 1 @ 12:30 p.m. DSMS Students/Faculty/Staff
May 1 @ 6:30 p.m. Public Show
Admission $3.00 Concessions available

WCHS 2015 Alumni Banquet

May 2, 2015  3:00 P.M.  WCHS Cafeteria
The 2015 Winston County High School Alumni Banquet will be held in the WCHS cafeteria on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. Please fill out a registration form and send to 3043 Woods Rd Jasper, Al 35503 or drop off at WCHS front office Attention: Brittney Tucker no later than April 24, 2015. Tickets purchased in advance will be $10.00. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $12.00. Anyone wishing to nominate an individual for Outstanding Alumnus should send a resume for the nominee to the same address post marked no later than April 24, 2015 or email to amccullar@winstonk12.org. All Winston County High School Alumni are urged to attend. Door prizes will be given.

Board Meeting

The Winston  County Board of Education will meet in Regular Session on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.

Graduation

Lynn High School Thursday, May 21st at 6:00 p.m.
Winston County High Thursday, May 21st at 7:30 p.m.
Meek High School
Friday, May 22nd at 6:00 p.m.
Addison High School Friday, May 22nd at 8:00 p.m.

SNR Run

May 16, 2015 - Addison Elementary School 5k Run starts at 8:00 with Mile for Fun immediately after. Entry information for 5k: $20 pre-registration or $25 Day of race (shirt guaranteed if entry received by 04/06/15). The event helps the special needs students and classroom. See Robin Ragland for more information.

Arley Day 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, May 16, 2015 7:00 am
Race Location:
Arley First Baptist Church (1610 Hickory Lane, Arley, AL 35541) to Meek High School Baseball Field and ending back at Arley First Baptist Church. Registration begins at the Arley First Baptist Church at 6:00 am.
Course Description: 3 small inclines and one moderate hill with a couple of rough patches in the pavement.
Awards: Top three male and female receive medals in each age division. Trophy for Top Overall Male and Female Runner
Proceeds go to the Meek Band of Champions.
(Printable flyer)    (Printable Entry Form)

Honor Rolls

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

SEI Form

The Statement of Economic Interests Forms & FAQs can be found at ethics.alabama.gov

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
Choice of menu
Contact the following schools for more information:

Lynn Lunchroom – Evelyn Hicks 205-893-5476
Meek Lunchroom – Ann Harbison 205-384-5860
Winston County High – Joann Fortenberry 205-489-2516, Dede Vickery/Cassie Jordan 205-489-3813

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.

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)

Peehip Wellness Screenings

Updated 1/16/15 - Make up screenings for Winston County - From January thru the month of April on the first and last Thursday of each month at the Winston County Health Department between the hours of 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.

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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