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Fun Fact!: In 1892, Winters experienced a devastating local earthquake. Vacaville's night watchman, S. N. Bettis, was walking down Main Street at 2:50 a.m., lantern in hand, when "his attention was attracted by a rumbling sound coming from the hills west of town. The noise resembled distant thunder or the roaring of water which had suddenly been let loose by the bursting of huge dam gates. Bettis stood still and listened a few seconds, while the noise increased to a roar and the ground beneath his feet seemed to heave up . . . 'I felt as if I was on the deck of a vessel during a heavy storm, and I put my hands to the ground to prevent myself from falling on my face . . . After that brick walls and chimneys began to fall all around and the noise for a minute or so was deafening' " (Perrine, 1893, p. 20).

Students:  Picture retakes for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors is Monday, August 29th. Please pick up your picture packet and sign up in the office. Only students who sign up can take a retake. Make sure you sign up!

Students, Staff, Parents: The Winters High School All Sports Booster Club is hosting their annual Texas BBQ Dinner on September 17th at 5pm at the Green River Venue at 4513 Putah Creek Rd in Winters California. There will be great BBQ food, dancing, auctions, music AND best of all, all funds raised benefit all of Winters High School Sports Programs and their annual Senior Scholarship for a graduating Winters High School Athlete. Need tickets? See a Winters High School Athlete or contact The Winters High School All Sports Booster Club through their Facebook page!

Students, Staff, Parents: The Winters High School FFA represented our school and community this past weekend at the Yolo County Fair and made our school proud.  Be sure to congratulate Mrs. Roberts, Mr. Whitworth, and all of our students for a job well done. Our students won many awards at the fair including: Reserve Hampshire Hog- Devon Muldong, Champion Yorkshire Hog- Ivan Santana, Reserve AOB Hog- Marin Spalding, Champion Crossbred Hog- Miah Barrera, Best Chapter Group Hogs- Winters FFA, Grand Champion Hog- Miah Barrera, Reserve Champion Dorset Lamb- Payton Paschoal, Champion Commercial Crossbred Lamb- Taylor Adams, Reserve Champion Crossbred Lamb-Taylor Adams, Champion Colored Lamb-Miah Barrera, Reserve Champion Colored Lamb-Robert Martin, Best Chapter Group Sheep-Winters FFA, Reserve Champion Single Fryer Rabbit-Alexis Pedroia, Novice Hog Showmanship 1st place-Ivan Santana, Advanced Hog Showmanship3rd place- Devon Muldong, 5th place-Miah Barrera, Advanced Goat Showmanship 1st place-William Bess, Advanced Sheep Showmanship 2nd place-Robert Martin, 3rd place-Payton Paschoal, 4th place-Austin Baylor, 5th place-Miah Barrera, 8th place-Taylor Adams, 9th place-Angie Lopez, and Most Outstanding AG Mechanics Group- Winters FFA.

Students and Parents: WHS Back To School Night is September 7th at 6:00pm. Come meet your student’s teachers, hear more about the clubs and programs we offer at WHS, purchase a delicious dinner, and visit the library for a Back-To-School Night Extra Credit Scavenger Hunt. Be listening to the bulletin for more information about Back to School Night!

Seniors and Senior Parents: Senior Picture makeup day is scheduled for September 14th, in E3.  Please let Ms. Caruso know if you’ll need to set up an appointment.

Music Students: Winters Music Boosters is in charge of the Earthquake Festival Clean-up this Friday, Aug. 26th.  Clean Up will begin at approximately 10:45pm.  Winters Music Boosters are looking for volunteers with leaf blowers and volunteers who can assist with Clean-up.  If you can help, please contact Rebecca Ciardelli at rciardelli@wintersjusd.org. Also Winters Music Boosters is a club that provides support to our Music Programs in our Winters Schools through music education, fundraisers, and college scholarships for our graduating Seniors. If you would like to become a part of this group, please email Rebecca Ciardelli.

Students and Staff:  The expectation at WHS, is that you should have an independent reading book for your English class in your backpack at all times.  Make sure you bring that book to Explore on Friday.  If you do not have a book of your choice, your Explore teacher will provide you with something to read selected by the former WHS librarian, Mrs. Coman. We are on our Explore Friday Schedule this week. Go to your Explore class at the beginning of the day Friday, class starts at 8:01. DON’T BE LATE. See our new block schedule at the end of this bulletin.


Students: Winters High School Friends Without Borders is hosting their first meeting of the year, Thursday August 25th at lunch in Mrs. Clanton’s Room B4. Friends Without Borders (FWB) is a fun group of teens that host a variety of cultural awareness events and offer a yearly scholarship for graduating WHS Seniors. We will have goodies at our first meeting, We Hope to see you there!

Students: Detention is starting this week in B4 from 3:30-4:30 –Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. If you have been assigned detention, go to B4. If you do not serve your detention, there will be additional consequences.

Students and Parents:  WHS Seniors are selling Pizza Factory at this year’s Earthquake Festival on Friday August 26th. Come and support our Class of 2017 as they raise money for their Senior Trip and Prom!

Students and Parents: Winters Football Players are selling Warrior Cards for $20. The card has a variety of discounts and freebies around the town of Winters. These businesses donated these discounts in order for our Football Program to fundraise the necessary funds to keep our program running! See any football player if you would like to buy one and please thank those businesses that donated their services for our program!

Students and Parents: Illuminate is our grading portal for students and parents to view course grades. Go to: https://winters.illuminatehc.com/login.

School Loop is our course portal to view course assignments, homework, and course information. Go to: https://whs-wintersjusd-ca.schoolloop.com/. You can register there or log in.

Students and Parents PLEASE READ:

A few important reminders about chromebooks if you have not checked out one yet:

  • Parents: If you haven’t completed chromebook orientation your child will not be able to checkout a chromebook.
  • Once you have attended the training, your student make check out a chromebook from the library from Mrs. Rodriguez. You will need the following:
    1. Students: Please be sure to have your signed AUP form--this is very important!
    2. Parents: You do not need to be present for your student to pick up the chromebook, however, the cost is $25 if you wish to purchase insurance for the Chromebook. Insurance is highly recommended so that if there is an accident with the chromebook, the chromebook can be replaced.

Students, Parents, Staff:  Emily Ferreira, a WHS Student, is looking for donations of any kind of feminine product (tampons, pads, etc.) to donate to Volunteers Of America Family Shelter located in Sacramento. This drive was created to collect these essential products for women who don't have access and need these items. Any donations are greatly appreciated and will be accepted.  If you have any questions or comments feel free to message Emily through Messenger, or email her at emilyferreira70@yahoo.com

ART STUDENTS: Altered Books will be thrown into the recycling bin on Friday August 26th. If you would like to keep your beautiful Altered Book,  please pick it up in G3 before it is gone forever!!!

Counselor’s Corner

On Tuesday, September 6th, Solano Community College will be hosting a College & University Fair. All future students, parents, faculty and staff are welcome attend the event. Please share this flyer with your entire school who would want to take this opportunity to meet with admissions representatives from over 40 different colleges. For more details, see Marcella Heredia and Jeff Sims in the Office or email Robert Nunez at robert.nunez@solano.edu.

Event: College & University Transfer Fair

Date: September 6th, 2016

Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm and 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Location: Cafeteria (Bldg 1400)

Athletic Information-  Don’t forget to get your homework before you leave for your games!

August 25th, Thursday                    Volleyball vs. Esparto – 5:00/6:00

August 26th- Friday- Swim @ Small Schools Invitational - 10:00, Bus Time - 7:45

August 26th, Friday                           Football vs. Wheatland – 5:30/7:30

Warrior Calendar

Non-Discrimination Statement:
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

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