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Six Pillars of Character

Pillar #4:  Be Fair

According to dictionary.reference.com, fair means:  free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice.

Mental Health Fact of the Week:

Approximately 50% of students age 14 and older, who are living with a mental illness, drop out of high school.   If you or someone you know is suffering, you can seek help from your counselor, peers, doctor, or by calling the Yolo County 24 hour hotline at (888) 965-6647.

Students:  Due to staff training for Yolo County, the library will be closed for lunch today, January 26, from 12:45 – 1:30.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Students:                          Roses are red

                                              Violets are blue

                                              Please recite a poem

                                              At the Poetry Slam

Poems do not have to rhyme, but that one should!  Your English teachers have sign-up sheets in their classrooms for you to complete to enter the “Slam.”  Be sure to include all the required information when you complete it!   To earn extra credit, you must recite a poem longer than a quatrain.  Also, Mrs. Gonzales wants in on the action, and she is offering extra credit to students who recite their poems in Español.  ¡Muy bueno!

StudentsLETS will meet this Tuesday at lunch in B2. Donna Bousquet from the Yolo County National Association of Mental Illness will be coming to speak to us. All students and staff are welcome to attend the meeting.

Sophomores:  The Krispy Kream orders are due Friday. Remember the sophomore who sells the most will win a prize! Please bring money and order forms to Mrs. Hurst or Mrs. Lavelle by Friday at lunch! If anybody would like to order a dozen donuts see a sophomore or Mrs. Hurst. Donuts are $10 for a dozen glazed or $12 for an assorted dozen.

Softball Players and Parents: There will be a player and parent meeting for the upcoming season tonight at 6:00 in the WHS cafeteria. We will talk about schedule, tryouts and expectations and answer any questions that you may have.

Students:  Come to the library on Thursday, January 29th, between 2:00 and 5:00.  You will be asked to complete a survey.  For just 15 minutes of your time, you will earn a Visa cash card and some pizza.   

Students:   The Poetry Slam is rapidly approaching, so find a poem that you like and start practicing your dramatic recitation.  All who participate will earn extra credit in their English classes, and you could be one of the three lucky prize winners.  Judges will determine who wins the $5.00, $10.00 and $15.00 prizes.  The event is at the Community Center and begins with refreshments at 7:00 with the Slam following at 7:15. 

Athletes:  Don’t forget Sports Study Hall on Wednesdays. 

Students: All 9th through 12th graders can now apply for membership into the California Scholarship Federation (CSF). FRESHMEN, this is your first chance to qualify!! SENIORS, you need to qualify based on one senior year semester for lifetime membership. Students who received As and Bs last semester may be eligible for membership. CSF is an honor society that recognizes outstanding achievement. With multiple semesters of membership, you may be eligible for special honors at graduation. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Williams in room B3.  Applications are due on February 4th. You may turn them into the office.

Students:  WHS is collecting gently used denim of all types, sizes and colors to donate to local youth charities. We are participating in a nationwide competition called Teens for Jeans. Please bring your used denim to room F1 between now and February 15th. See Mrs. Lavelle if you have questions.

Counselors’ Corner

Students:  If you are interested in participating in this year’s Lions Club Speaking contest please see Marcella in the counseling office.  This year’s contest takes place on February 18th.

Students:    Representatives from the US Army will be on campus on Tuesday, January 27th at lunch time.  They will be in the Margaret Parsons room.

Juniors and Seniors:  The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be administered on Tuesday, January 27th at 8:05 a.m. in the Margaret Parsons room.  If you are interested in joining the military or just curious about what types of careers may suit you, please sign up with Marcella in the counseling office.


Athletic Information

Jan. 27th  Tuesday                             Boys Soccer @ Los Molinos – 3:15

                                                                                Release time – 12:00      Bus Time – 12:15

                                                                Girls Basketball vs. Pierce – 5:30/7:00

Jan. 28th  Wednesday                     Boys Basketball at Pierce – 6:30/7:00

                                                                                Bus Time – 4:00

                                                                Wrestling @ SVL Tri Meet – Willows - TBA

Jan. 29th Thursday                            Soccer vs. Colusa – 3:15

                                                                                Release Time – 2:00

Jan. 30th Friday                                  Boys  Basketball vs. Williams – 5:30/7:00

                                                                Girls Basketball @ Williams – 5:30/7:00

                                                                                Van Time – 4:00

Jan 31st Saturday                              Varsity Wrestling  @ Lou Encalada Tournament

                                                                Girls Wrestling @ Lady Eagle Invite

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