Winton Woods High School

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Winton Woods High School
Address
1231 West Kemper Road
Cincinnati, Ohio, (Hamilton County) 45240
United States
Coordinates 39°17′13″N 84°31′35″W / 39.28694°N 84.52639°W / 39.28694; -84.52639Coordinates: 39°17′13″N 84°31′35″W / 39.28694°N 84.52639°W / 39.28694; -84.52639
Information
Type Public, Coeducational high school
Opened 1991
School district Winton Woods City School District
Superintendent Anthony G. Smith[1]
Principal Eric Martin[2]
Grades 9-12
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Green and Blue [3]         
Fight song Winton Woods Warriors
Athletics conference None (Independent)[3]
Mascot Warrior
Team name Warriors[3]
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [4]
Athletic Director Dwight Campbell[3]
Website

Winton Woods High School is a public high school located in Forest Park, just north of Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. It is the only high school in the Winton Woods City School District. Winton Woods High School serves about 1,560 students from Village of Greenhills, the City of Forest Park, and parts of Springfield Township

History[edit]

Winton Woods High School opened its doors during the 1991–1992 academic year, after the merging of the district's two former high schools, Greenhills High School and Forest Park High School. Winton Woods High School meets in the building that used to house Forest Park High School.

Academy of Global Studies[edit]

In August 2011, the Academy of Global Studies (AGS) at Winton Woods High School opened its doors to students in Grade 9. AGS is part of the Winton Woods City School District and partners with the New Tech Network and the International Studies Schools Network.

Students in AGS study a standards-based curriculum that prepares them to meet the requirements of the new Ohio Core Standards in English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Students are required to study four years of Spanish or Mandarin Chinese. Global themes are integrated in an interdisciplinary fashion through a Project-Based Learning (PBL) environment. Students also take a yearly Global Seminar course, as well as complete a Senior Capstone requirement and fulfill service hours. AGS also features a "Model UN" program where students compete with other US high schools. Ninth grade students have the opportunity to experience the "Heifer Ranch" as part of a field trip to Little Rock, Arkansas.

The AGS class of 2015 was the first graduating class from this program. It is to have said although, graduating class of 2017 will surpass the accomplishments of AGS class of 2015.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

  • Art Club, Drama Club/Stage Crew, Gospel Keys, Key Club, No Boundaries, Step Team, True Colors (GSA Organization), Warriors for the Christ, Yearbook Club, Mock-Trial, Model United Nations, Robotics, Student Council, National Honor Society, Student Voice Committee, Sustainabilith Club, and Student Government

Performing arts[edit]

Winton Woods High School is known local for its outstanding performing arts program.

  • Choral Program The Winton Woods Choral Program currently has an enrollment of over 450 students in grades 4–12. The curricular program consists of the Elementary School Select Chorus, 2 Intermediate School choirs, 2 Middle School choirs and 4 High School choirs. Curricular courses are also offered in 7–12 general music and music appreciation as well as music theory. The 4–12 choral program also offers a wide variety of extra-curricular offerings, including the WWMS "24", WWHS Gospel Keys, and two vocal a cappella ensembles, "Evolution" and "Encore." Both the middle and high schools present a musical theater production each spring. The Award-winning high school ensembles have qualified for state OMEA competition for the last 37 years and have been recognized by the United States House of Representatives as well as the Ohio State Senate and House of Representatives. They have recorded two CD's with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, one of which was a top 15 on the "Billboard" charts. In 2008 they were one of five choirs from the USA selected to perform in a pre-Olympic Festival in Beijing and Shanghai, China.
  • Band and Orchestra The Winton Woods Band Program consists of nearly 375 students in grades 5–12. Band begins in the Fifth Grade where students learn the fundamentals of playing an instrument. In Sixth Grade, students begin playing more challenging, full ensemble music. Both Fifth and Sixth Grade Bands meet during the school day and perform a minimum of two concerts during the school year. The Middle School Concert Bands are split by grade level and perform a minimum of three concerts a year. An extra-curricular Middle School Jazz Band rehearses after school and performs throughout the district and the community. The High School Band Program begins the year with one Marching Band which meets during the school day and serves as a community pride group, performing at football games, parades, and civic performances. Following marching season, two Concert Bands meet during the school day and perform several concerts a year. Jazz Band, Basketball Pep Band, and Pit Orchestra are extra-curricular offerings at the High School. All Concert Bands grades 7–12 perform for the Ohio Music Education Association Adjudicated Events. Students have the opportunity to perform at Solo & Ensemble and audition for District and State Honor Bands, as well as outside performing ensembles. Our students have been involved in such prestigious groups as The All-American Marching Band, Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra, Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble, Junior Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble, Southwest Regional Orchestra, Cincinnati Brass Band, Northern Hills Bassoon Ensemble, NKU Tri-State Honor Band, and Wright State University Honor Band. The Orchestra in the past 3 years has grown majorly in size throughout the whole district. The public is beginning to see the beauty that lies within our talented musicians that the new orchestra director, Felipe Morales-Torres, has helped reveal.
  • Drama

Athletics[edit]

  • Fall Sports: Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis (girls), Volleyball
  • Winter Sports: Basketball, Bowling, Swimming, Wrestling
  • Spring Sports: Baseball, Softball, Tennis (boys), Track, lacrosse

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

* Titles won by Forest Park High School prior to merger.
** Titles won by Greenhills High School prior to merger.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winton Woods City School District Superintendent's Message". 23 July 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Winton Woods High School Principal's Message". 23 June 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-03-16. 
  4. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on March 15, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-16. 
  5. ^ a b c d OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31. 
  6. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". Retrieved 2007-02-12. 

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