Winchester Grade School has implemented a new and exciting program that promotes a culture of belonging, develops a school-wide community, and builds character. This new program was modeled after the House System developed at the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. Students and teachers at schools where the House System has been put in place have raved about the impact it has had on the educational experience. Children have noted such things as how it has helped them to form friendships and create closer bonds with their peers. Teachers have noted how students perform at higher levels when points are assigned and their peers are cheering them on. Currently, only Jr. High students at Winchester are involved in the House System, but over the course of the next couple years, students in all grade levels in the Winchester School District will be included in the system. Below, are some quick facts about how the House System operates:
At the beginning of the school year, students are randomly sorted into houses.
Students remain in this group until they graduate from Winchester High School.
Each house will be composed of every child in the school — as well as, teachers, faculty, and staff — allowing students to develop meaningful connections with one another across grades and with positive adult role models beyond just the classroom setting.
Throughout the year, the Houses compete against one another in a variety of competitions by accumulating House points. Individual students can also accumulate points for their House based on behavior and academic success.
At the end of the year, the House with the most points wins the House Championship — and all of the honor and glory that comes with it!
There are a total of 8 Houses at Winchester School District - Altruismo, Amistad, Isibindi, Nukumori, Onraka, Protos, Reveur, and Sollevare.
For more information or to see how the House System works, you can go to the Ron Clark Academy website.
Our staff members are working diligently to create an exciting and energetic atmosphere where students can learn and grow while building school and community pride and character. If you have any questions about the House System or would like to support and contribute to this exciting new program, please contact Tamaque Ator at email@example.com or call the school at (217)742-9551.
2022-2023 Hazardous Weather Bus Routes
Winchester Community Unit School District No. 1
Announcements will be made by the School Messenger automated notification system by 6:45 AM. The garage telephone number is 742-5260. Your assistance is appreciated.
THE AFTERNOON ROUTE WILL DELIVER STUDENTS TO THE SAME PICK-UP POINT THE MORNING ROUTE COVERED. Therefore, even if road conditions improve, the bus will make the same scheduled stops for both the morning and afternoon routes. Students are welcome to ride the bus that comes closest to your home or the one you can most easily reach via a cleared road.
Bus #4 Sue Gutman
Leave bus garage at 7:20 AM traveling west on Route 106 to Sand Road, turn around and wait for five minutes. Back to the Hillview Blacktop, waiting at the intersection of Moore Road until 7:40, then returning to Route 106. Back to school via Main Street, picking up along the way.
Bus #5 Julie Short
Leave bus garage at 7:00 AM, traveling south on Route 106 to Manchester Park via the Alsey-Manchester blacktop. Leave Park at 7:30 am, returning to school via the same route, picking up along the way back to Winchester.
Bus #8 Frannie Suhre
Leave bus garage at 7:15 AM, heading south on Route 106 to Pleasant Hill Church at 7:25. Back to Alsey, leaving at 7:30 AM and traveling to Glasgow via the Alsey-Glasgow Road. Leave Glasgow at 7:35 AM, returning to school via Winchester Glasgow Road.
Bus #9 Kim Gordley
Leave bus garage at 7:30 AM heading through Riggston on old Highway 36. picking up along the highway. Then to Merritt, picking up at Merritt stop sign. Leave Merritt at 7:50, then back to school picking up along highway and Main Street.
Bus #10 Lester Turner
Leave bus garage at 7:25 AM. Travel down Woodson blacktop, picking up along the blacktop and arriving at Hart School at 7:35 AM, and then on to Frontage Road picking up along the way. Back to Hart School at 7:40 and back to school via Route 106, picking up along the way.