Announcements

Volleyball

Congratulations to the Class 2A State Championship winner Addison High School and the Class 1A State Championship runner-up Meek High School!

Football

Friday, October 31st Meek plays Sumiton Christian
Friday, October 31st WCHS plays at Addison
Thursday, October 30th Lynn plays at Carbon Hill

Alabama College Application Campaign Week

Addison High, Lynn High, Meek High, & WCHS are all participating in the Alabama College Application Campaign Week November 3rd-7th.
The purpose of this week is to acquaint students with the college application process and to communicate the importance of applying to college. Information about completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will also be made available during the event. See your Counselor for more information.

Key Club Week

November 3-7, 2014 Key Club is an international student-led organization providing its members with opportunities to perform service, build character, and develop leadership.

No School

Monday, November 10th is In-service day for teachers. No school for students.
Tuesday, November 11th is Veteran's Day. No school.
November 24th-28th will be Thanksgiving Holidays. No school.

Turkey Shoot

Addison High School Key Club is sponsoring a Turkey Shoot on Saturday, November 15th from 7:00am until ??. The shoot will be held at C2 Freight in Houston. Cost is $3 per shot for 12 gauge or 20 gauge only. No scopes allowed. Proceeds benefit the Faith in Children Christmas Drive and other service projects.

Winston County Alumni

The Winston County Jacket and Lady Jacket Basketball Teams are hosting the 2nd Annual Alumni Basketball Game. The games will take place on Saturday, November 15, 2014 @ 3:00 in WCHS Gymnasium. More info...

Honor Rolls

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

Board Meeting

The Winston County Board of Education will meet in regular session Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.

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.

Wellness Screening & Flu Vaccine

Winston County Health Department: Nov 6th 9:00-12:00, Nov 20th 9:00-12:00, Dec 11th 9:00-12:00
Winston County Schools: Addison Oct 24th (vaccine) Oct 27th (wellness)
Meek Nov 3rd, Lynn Nov 5th, Double Springs Elementary Nov 5th, Double Springs Middle & Winston County High Nov 7th.

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.

IMPORTANT WEB RESOURCE In an effort to continually improve outcomes for students in grades K-12, the Alabama State Department of Education is asking for public feedback specifically related to the current Alabama College and Career Ready Standards for English/Language Arts and Mathematics. This review offers an opportunity for those who are genuinely interested in improving education to offer feedback related to each standard in each grade level. The public review will begin Monday, October 6, 2014 and will end the week of December 15, 2014. If you or members of your community are interested in providing feedback in the review of our standards, please visit www.alsde.edu.

Photos

County-wide 3rd Grade Presentation of Liberty's Legacy held at the Double Springs Elementary School.

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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