The Six Pillars of Character
Pillar #3: Responsibility
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. ---Jim Rohn
Seniors: If you’re 18, looking for a part-time job and you enjoy working with youth, see Toni Mendieta or Mrs. Coman in the library. They have information on a job for an after-school program at Community Housing Opportunity.
Students: The California Scholarship Federation is now accepting applications. CSF is an honor society that recognizes student achievement. Freshmen, if you earned As and Bs last semester, look at an application and see if you qualify. Seniors, you must qualify for one semester based on senior year grades for Lifetime membership. If you have any questions about CSF and what being a member means for you, please find Mrs. Williams in B3. Applications can be turned into Mrs. Williams or the office. Applications are due by Friday, February 12. No late applications will be accepted.
Cheerleaders: Please be sure to sell your Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
Speech and Debate: Short, organizational meeting on Thursday, February 11 at lunch in room F5.
Students: Want to be in a new club? “Friends Without Borders” is a club where we will raise scholarship funds for seniors, work with the community, learn about other cultures, and make new friends. The next meeting is Thursday Feb. 11th. We will have a free ice cream social in E4. See you there!
Students: If you signed up to participate in the Poetry Jam, be at the Community Center by 7:00 on Thursday, February 11. Check in with Mrs. Coman so that she can let your English teacher know you participated.
Students and Staff: Love is in the air at your library. Take a chance on love by selecting a book from the “Blind Date” table. You will be entered into a drawing to win twenty dollars in Winters Bucks.
Parents, Students, and Staff: Just a reminder that the music are selling candles to help raise money for the annual festivals and competitions. The candles will be arriving just in time for Mother’s Day. If you are interested in purchasing candles, please contact any music student or Mrs. Ciardelli.
Parents, Students, and Staff: Do you like Pitch Perfect, The Voice, or Glee? If so, you’re in for a treat! The Winters Music Boosters is hosting a night of a capella, Harmony from the Heart, at the Winters Community Center on February 20th at 7:00pm. Tickets will be $25.00 and will be available for purchase at Ace Hardware. Tickets at the door will be $35.00, if there are any remaining.
Students: Do you want to win Scholarship Money? The Winters Lions Club is holding a Student Speaker’s Contest. The topic is “Liberty and Justice for All”- What does it mean to you? Students are asked to write a 5-7 minute speech and present it at the local Winters Competition in February. If you would like to sign up for this contest, please see Mrs. Rodriguez in E4 for more details. All participants receive $25 dollars, the winner receives $100 dollars and the ability to go onto the regional contest where the top prize is $250.00.
Parents, Students, and Staff: Winters Music Boosters is selling Round table pizza to be delivered on February 16th. If you would like to order a Round Table pizza, please contact any music student or Mrs. Ciardelli for more information.
Seniors: Get a jump start on your enrollment at Solano Community College. Sign up for a Super Saturday event on February 27th or March 19th; you must submit an admissions application before you attend this event. Complete your orientation, assessment and counseling all in one day! Sign up at Solano.edu; see your counselor if you have any questions.
Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: If you are interested in participating in Lions Club Exchange Day on Wednesday, March 2nd please see Marcella. You will have the opportunity to either visit Esparto, Woodland or Pioneer High for the day or host students here at WHS for part of the day.
Seniors: Cash for College Night will be held on Thursday, February 18th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in rooms F1 and F2. Come by and get help filling out your FAFSA from the counselors and financial aid professionals from Solano Community College. You will need your social security number, your parents 2015 tax return (if available) or their 2014 tax return, their dates of birth and social security numbers. See you counselor if you have any questions.
Feb. 9th, Tuesday Soccer @ Esparto – 3:15 / 5:30
Release Time – 1:45 Bus Time 3:00
Feb. 11th, Thursday Boys Basketball @ Pierce – 5:30/7:00
Bus Time – 3:45
Girls Basketball vs. Pierce – 5:30/7:00
Feb. 13th, Saturday Wrestling @ SVL Meet (Durham)- TBA
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
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