Winston County Schools

21st Century Learning Grant for Winston County Schools expanding opportunities


Shown are a few of the pre-K students in the Addison Elementary School After-School Program. From left, Branson Traynom, Ryder Roberson, Amelia Woodard and Anslee Massey. Working with them are Rena Parris, left, site coordinator and AES Principal Sharon Naylor.

ADDISON    - After-school programs have either been brought back, formed  or enriched at four schools in the Winston County Schools system, thanks to $4 million spread over the next five years through the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant.
The grant  provided $80,000 to restart the after-school program at Addison Elementary School, as well as begin new programs at Double Springs Middle School and Double Springs Elementary, according to educators.

Grants awarded to bands, arts council


At the presentation of the grant monies, from left, Lisa Cagle, reading specialist at Lynn Elementary; Marla Price, high school curriculum director for Winston County Schools; Lynn Band Director Rodney Fike; WCHS Band Director Nick Watts; Meek Band Director Zach Cleghorn; Addison Band Director Garrett McCurley; Jennifer Baker, elementary curriculum director for WC Schools; Theresa Snoddy, vice president of the Winston County Arts Council and Arts Council President J.D. Snoddy.
WINSTON COUNTY - Music and arts programs throughout Winston County, programs, which are not funded by the state, are now receiving a major financial boost, thanks to over $120,000 in funding through the Alabama Arts Education Initiative Grant.

More funding awarded to Highway 33 project


From left, State Representative Tracy Estes, Double Springs Mayor Elmo Robinson, Winston County High School Principal Jeff Cole and State Representative Tim Wadsworth at the dangerous intersection of County Road 24 at Highway 33.
DOUBLE SPRINGS - One fiscal year after just over $1 million in funding was announced to correct a dangerous intersection at Highway 33 and County Road 24 in Double Springs, another $400,000 has been awarded for the same project.

Winston County Schools receive $1 million in grant funding


Winston County High School Principal Jeff Cole shows a HVAC unit on the high school roof that is over 25 years old and in need of replacement, one of several units that need replacing at the school. The newly awarded grant money from the state can be used for this project.
WINSTON COUNTY - The holidays are coming early for both Winston County Schools and the Looney’s Amphitheater Complex and Cultural Center.

County's entire school bus fleet now air conditioned


These empty bus seats will soon be filled, as buses will be on the road next week picking up and dropping off students for a new school year.
WINSTON COUNTY - As a new school literally rolls around the corner, the Winston County Schools system assures their fleet of buses is ready to roll, but that the public and students show follow important safety tips before the roadways become more crowded with the large yellow student carriers.

Winston County schools clean up with donation of wipes


Teachers Amanda Bartlett, Shea Williams, Evon McCurley, Liz Brannon and Kellie Boyd with Addison Elementary pre-K classes and McCurley's first grade class in front of several pallets of cleaning wipes. Courtesy Photo.
WINSTON COUNTY - Addison and Double Springs elementary schools will soon have received 30,000 packages each of Lysol® disinfecting wipes from Frontline Impact Project® thanks to Lysol’s® Here for Healthy Schools campaign. Each of the 60,000 packages contains 80 wipes, for a whopping total of 4,800,000 wipes, which are being shared with all county schools.

School systems virtual Thursday due to severe weather threat

WINSTON COUNTY - Both Haleyville City and Winston County school systems have announced a virtual day for Thursday, February 16, due to the threat of severe weather.  Students will not be on campus that day, but teachers will be there to assist students with virtual or online lessons. According to ABC Meteorologist James Spann, the severe weather is expected to enter the western portion of the state around noon on Thursday.
Be weather aware, take proper safety precautions and follow the Alabamians live feed on this site for updates.