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Pillar #4:  Be Caring

According to Wisdom Commons, “Caring is letting things matter to us, including other people. It means valuing their well-being and acting with attention to their needs.”

Students and Staff:  Today is an assembly schedule.  Students will be going to the scheduling advisory.  Seniors will report to the gym.

FFA Members:  If you are planning to raise an animal over the summer, you must come to the mandatory livestock meeting on Wednesday, March 11 in the gym at 5:30.  Your parents must also attend.   After the livestock meeting, at 6:30, the March Chapter meeting will begin.  Dodgeball is on the agenda after the business portion of the meeting. 

Students:  Tell your parents to attend the Grad Nite meeting, tonight, at the cafeteria (aka old library) at 7:00.

Students and Staff:  The library will be closed at lunch on Monday, March 9, due to Yolo County staff development.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Spring Athletes:  If you were assigned Sports Study Hall please report to E4 this Wednesday at 1:50pm.  You are expected to arrive at 1:50PM with ALL of your materials. You will not be allowed to go to your locker to retrieve your materials.  All are welcome to join the Study Warriors!

Students:  The Friends of the Yolo County Archives are sponsoring an essay contest with cash prizes.  It’s open to all Winters High School students, and you can win $200.00 for first place, $150.00 for second place and $100.00 for third place.  The paper requires research into some area of Winters or Yolo County history of the writer's choice. For more information, please attend a brief meeting on Friday, March 6th at lunch in Room B2.

Students and Parents: Are you artistic? The Youth Day Committee is taking submissions of original art to use on this year’s Youth Day Tee Shirt! See Mrs. Lavelle or SchoolLoop for more information about how to submit your art. The theme this year is Youth of the Decades.  There is no age limit, so anyone is welcome to submit. The winner will have his/her art featured on the tee shirt!

Seniors:  If you are an athlete, make sure your parents are part of the Sports Boosters.  If they are, you can apply for the Sports Boosters’ Senior Scholarship.  If they aren’t, they have until March 10th to register.  For more information, have your parents contact Shelly Baylor at shellbelle76@sbcgloba.net or Shannon West at shannonwest@aol.com.  They can also attend the March 7th meeting in the Margaret Parsons Room of the library to register.

Students and Staff:  The Music Department is selling Yankee Candles to raise money for our upcoming music competitions and adjudications.  The fundraiser runs through Monday, March 30th. The orders are set to be delivered prior to Mother’s Day, just in case you are interested in purchasing something for a special someone. You can place your order with any high school music student or purchase items online using the following information.  Go to YankeeCandleFundraising.com; enter 990077056 as the Group Number and Winters HS Music Boosters as the Group Name.  Select “Start Shopping.”

Seniors:  You must pay for the Senior Trip by 3:30 on April 3rd.  If you want to know if you qualify for a discount, check out the list on the Senior Class Board.  If you don’t pay by the deadline, you will not be allowed to go on the trip.

Students and Staff:  Tickets are now available for the Grad Nite Pasta and Crab feed on March 28th.  You can purchase them from Ace Hardware.

Students, Parents and Staff:  The annual Pennies for Patients competition is now taking place in 5th period classes, so bring your pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters to your 5th period teacher. All proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. The class that raises the most money has their choice of a Donut or Pizza party.

Students:  Enter the Rotary Speech Contest with the theme:  How Can You Light Up the World with the Four-Way Test.  (NOTE:  This is really an essay contest because if you’re selected you will read your speech.  You do not have to have it memorized.) Go to http://www.sunsetrotarydavis.orgspeechcontest2015 to complete the form, get more information and submit your speech.  You must submit your speech by March 13th.  More information is available in the office and in the library.

Students:  Are you interested in getting your CPR card? Sign up for CPR, first aid, and AED classes offered March 14th, 21st, and 28th. The classes are $10 which includes all materials. There are only six spots available per class. The sign-up sheet is located in front of the office.  Contact Kara Solich for any questions.

Students and Staff:  Teen Tech Week is March 8 – 14.  Come to the library and make a READ poster of yourself holding one of your favorite books.  More info to come.

Athletic Information


March 6th, Friday                              Varsity Baseball @ Vacaville Christian – 3:30

                                                                                Release Time – 1:55  Van Time – 2:10

                                                                JV Softball vs. Amador (DH) 2:00 / 4:00

                                                                                Release Time – 12:45

                                                                Varsity Softball @ Sutter Tournament

                                                                                9:30 vs. Foothill

                                                                                12:30 vs. Oroville

                                                                                3:30 vs. Gridley

                                                                                Van Time 7:15   

March 7th , Saturday                        Varsity Softball @ Sutter Tournament - TBA        

March 10th, Tuesday                       Baseball @ Woodland – 4:00/6:00

                                                                                JV Release Time – 2:24  Van Time – 2:40

                                                                                Varsity Van Time – 4:30

                                                                Softball @ East Nicolaus – 4:00

                                                                                Release Time – 1:45         Bus Time – 2:00

March 12th, Thursday                    Baseball @ Colusa Tournament

                                                                                Vs. Willows – 9:00

                                                                                Vs. TBA

                                                                                Bus Time – 6:45

March 13th, Friday                          Varsity Softball @ Colusa Tournament

                                                                                Vs. Willows – 1:00

                                                                                Vs. Corning – 5:00

                                                                                Release Time – 10:30      Van Time – 10:45

March 14th, Saturday                      Baseball @ Colusa Tournament – TBA

                                                                Varsity Softball @ Colusa Tournament

                                                                                Vs. Pierce – 9:00

                                                                                Vs. UPrep – 11:00

                                                                                Van Time – 6:45


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It is the policy of the Winters Joint Unified School District not to discriminate on the basis of ethnic group identification, religion, age, sex, color, or physical or mental disability, in its educational programs, activities or employment policies as required by Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendment. 
“All vocational opportunities are offered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex or handicap.”
Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX and Section 504 may be directed to Brent Cushenbery, Title IX Coordinator, Winters Joint Unified School District, 909 W. Grant Ave., Winters CA 95694, (530) 795-6100; or the Director of the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Washington D.C.


Character Counts!

The Six Pillars of Character 


Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country


Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant and accepting of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements


Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes • Set a good example for others


Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly • Treat all people fairly


Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need


Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment • Volunteer