Winterhaven Weekly - 4/19/18

posted Apr 19, 2018, 6:46 PM by Unknown user

Upcoming Events:

  • April 23 – School-wide photo - 10 am
  • May 7 – PTSA Community Meeting – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • May 9 – K-2 Spring Concert – 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Counselor’s Corner Hey everyone,

Here’s what is happening in counseling this week and maybe next too!  When talking to kids and adults, we need to spend a little more time on friendships and relationships, so we will revisit that for the next couple weeks in the K-5 classrooms. This is the normal rhythm of the year; social things tend to flare up a bit after spring break.  Hormones? Seeing the sun for the first time in a while? End of the year approaching? With 3rd grade, we will also be doing some work with feelings and emotions around their first foray into state testing. After this, we will start digging into Health using this curriculum:  

6th grade is away at Outdoor School this week.  We will keep on going with our other Health curriculum, My Future, My Choice when we get back, continuing through the rest of the school year.  We will be finishing up lesson 2 and hopefully starting lesson 3, but we may need to spend some time processing Outdoor School instead.

A good article on the complexities and history of this thing we call race came out in National Geographic this week:   It’s their Race Issue, so you may want to check it out, if you can.  

We are often faced with an inaccurate portrayal of how different folks’ relationships look.  What are some of the stereotypes you may have heard of other races and the way they act in a relationship?  Can you think of any counter examples to these stereotypes? One of the best things we can do to get rid of our own biases is to see and actively notice counter examples, so let’s practice that for this exercise.

Cliff Shaw
School Counselor
Winterhaven School



Thank you for to all the students and our community support for getting through a rainy run last Thursday. The students did awesome. They have received their form back. It is now time to collect the money. 

Deadline #2 Friday-April 27--all forms and money are due. Early bird incentive for middle schoolers that have theirs back by this Thursday, April 19. We need forms and money in on time to order prizes and t shirts.

**All checks should be written to "Winterhaven PTSA". All monies should be secured in an envelope with student name and attached to their form.

Thank you for your support

Colleen Dixon

PE Specialist


Intel NW Science Expo Results –

Sammy Hopkins - 2nd place - Chemistry
Calvin Beall - 2nd place - Earth Science
Lorenzo Segura - 3rd place - Energy
Lina Norris -3rd place - Engineering
Eli Stabler - 3rd place - Physics: Electromagnetic
Sam Even - Honorable Mention - Physics: Mechanical
Micah Powch - Honorable Mention - Physics: Mechanical

Special Awards:

Calvin Beall - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Taking the Pulse of the Planet Award

Lina Norris - Naval Excellence in Science and Engineering Award sponsored by Office of Naval Records, US Navy & Marine Corps

Calvin Beall - Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering Rising Stars) Nomination

School-wide photo – We will be taking the school-wide photo Monday, April 23rd at 10 am. We appreciate your efforts in having your students in attendance!


Franklin Youth Baseball - We have a PIL youth baseball team here at Franklin High School. We are having a tryout on Wednesday at 6 pm. We want any and all players even if they are playing on a different team. We also welcome all skills levels. There is two practices a week. With double headers taking place on Saturdays. If kids are not able to make it but would still like to be on the team they can contact me, Coach Jaynes at


Cleveland Cheer Tryouts - Hello, this is Jamie Butler head cheer coach over at CHS. We will be welcoming all upcoming freshmen to our tryout week April 23rd-27th from 4:30-6:30pm! Students participating in cheer tryouts do not need a physical for tryout week but, will need one by the first official practice (TBA).


In health,

Jamie Butler 

CHS Cheer Coach 


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