Career Tech (CTE) Dual Enrollment Scholarship

The Career Technical (CTE) Dual Enrollment Scholarship application being re-opened for a second priority awarding cycle. DEADLINE August 7th.
A high school student applying for this scholarship must be in grade 10, 11, or 12. Because career technical programs have academic courses in the programs a student may receive a CTE scholarship for an academic course if he/she is enrolled simultaneously in a career technical course and an academic course. A student must have an overall high school 3.0 grade average to enroll in academic college courses and 2.5 grade average to enroll in career technical college courses. In other words, if the student has below a 3.0 high school grade average he/she would not qualify to enroll in an academic course but if he/she has a 2.5 they would qualify to enroll in a college career technical course.
The scholarship deadline for the fall 2015 Second Priority Application is August 7, 2015. There is limited funding for the Career Technical Dual Enrollment Scholarships. If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the available funding amount, award decisions will be based on highest grade averages. Any scholarship awards made during the second priority review will be made the week of August 10,2015 and recipients will be notified no later than August 14, 2015.
The application is now available on the College's website.
For more information contact WCTC Counselor Pam Threlkeld at 489-2121 Ext. 5004. Anyone who applies needs to let her know so she can send a dual enrollment form that is required also.

Swamp John's on In-service Day

August 10th 3:30-7:00 p.m. at the Double Springs Lions Club trailer on Highway 195. Cost is $10 per plate.

Supply List

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
Addison Elementary Printable Supply Lists

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.

DSES Pre-K Program

Applications are now being accepted for the Double Springs Elementary Preschool Program. There are limited slots available; availability is on a first come, first serve basis. More information & Printable application.

Meek 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.

Peehip Information

The 2015-2016 PEEHIP Open Enrollment/Member Handbook is now available online, you can download it by clicking on the link above or members can request a hard copy be mailed to them by contacting our Member Services department at 877-517-0020. The PEEHIP Member Handbook contains all the information you need to understand Open Enrollment. The information available in the handbook is effective October 1, 2015.

You can also make your open enrollment changes online! Log onto PEEHIP’s Member Online Services (MOS) for the most simple and convenient way to enroll and make changes to your benefits.

PEEHIP Wellness Program - The deadline to complete all required activities has been extended to August 31, 2015. This is a FINAL deadline and cannot be extended. If you miss this deadline, you will be charged the wellness premium beginning with the October coverage period. If you complete your wellness requirements after August 31, 2015, the wellness premium will be waived prospectively (not retroactively).

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 Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

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.

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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