I’m sure you’ve noticed the amazing changes we’ve made both outside and inside the classrooms at Winston this year — new gardens, bright blue Winston benches, lunch seating, lockers and lighting. Even the teachers’ lounge got a makeover. But we are definitely not done — more exciting changes are on the way, including new paint this August.
Many thanks to Solana Beach Presbyterian Church volunteers for the massive cleanup along 9th Street. We cut back bushes, trimmed up trees and weeded overgrown gardens. Spring means more gardens and flowers on campus as well. Several members of our Board of Directors have personally spearheaded this program and continue to implement new ideas. You may even find one digging in the dirt to plant flowers!
Although our campus looks much more beautiful now and is improving weekly, most of the upgrades we are planning and funding are directly related to improving our educational offerings. Two of our key programs — counseling and the computer lab — are getting new homes and major overhauls.
In terms of infrastructure, an upgraded computer network is being built, and furniture is being designed.
With respect to curriculum improvements, our staff is considering many upgraded offerings for your students including instruction in Adobe Creative Suite, sound studio and editing lab, and virtual & augmented reality. We will move to a larger space so we can add a green screen for video productions, animation and CGI. Work has just started on this major initiative and we are seeking additional donations to bring it to fruition. For a list of specific donation requests, please contact me. We are hoping to launch in August, depending on fundraising.
Winston Pride! Developing a new image and school pride is in full swing. Winston Wednesdays, which occur the third Wednesday of every month, is taking root. More tee-shirts, beanies and Winston hats with our bright new logo will be available soon. Stay tuned.
Thank you for all your support and enthusiasm. See you all at the Festival of the Arts student showcase on May 20th from 2-5 pm.
Head of School