Greetings and Welcome to Winchester Public Schools!
Winchester Public Schools is a fantastic school division and we are proud of our work as we serve every child, every day, doing whatever it takes. The rich diversity that makes up the Winchester division is truly our strength as one community comes together for one purpose – Learning For All.
I want to start by celebrating the hard work of our staff and students over the past year. Through the dedicated effort of our staff and students, the Winchester Public Schools has attained 100% accreditation with the Virginia Department of Education. Academic indicators are up as we challenge every student to achieve their highest potential!
In the 2018-2019 school year, I look forward to continuing the good work with our community, staff and students to ensure that every student is able to pursue all of their hopes and dreams in life. Our work is more than academic preparation, and I am excited to work with our staff to promote the aspirational aspects of student learning so that our students' dreams are nurtured and stretched beyond their imaginations.
In particular, we are excited to launch the Shihadeh Innovation Center at John Handley High School in the coming years as we seek to integrate core academics with career and technical skills to ensure that every student is job and life ready! This year we are beginning the instructional planning to make this a reality along with the physical design of this new space. We hope to open the doors in 2020 for students!
As you explore our school division, I believe you’ll find that we embrace innovative ideas and that we are kid focused. I am very proud of the accomplishments of the Winchester Public Schools and we look forward to partnering with you to develop great young people and future adults!