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Winston District and Curriculum
The curriculum in the local schools is based on state and national standards that are intended to prepare students thoroughly for their post-graduation life. Core academics, with an emphasis on Language Arts and Math, are emphasized during the early years, and then students receive a wider array of course options as they specialize their interests and consider their career pursuits. The schools also rely on their extracurricular activities to connect students with community service, the chance to participate in leadership conferences, or to be involved in academic competitions.
We currently cover the following Winston-area school district: Winston-Dillard School District.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Winston District Curriculum
The Language Arts curriculum has a number of goals in developing the literacy, communication, critical thinking, and independence seeking of knowledge which are outcomes of the curriculum. These skills are developed by integrated content and assignments so that students read and write, or read and discuss, and join texts to the activities they are assigned. Classroom reading consists of a wide number of genre, with an increasing emphasis on non-fiction and students are also expected to complete and document their independent reading each year.
By high school, students explore the theme of beliefs and values through a variety of ELA activities. They will read novels such as ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, and contextual content related to it. Students research the similarities between the texts and also learn expository, or informational, writing. They read and write on the themes such as risk, choice and consequence. They also read and write expository content on cultural experiences and learn to write simple research projects.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Winston Educational News
- OSU Summer Veterinary Camp - For students who are interested in a career in veterinary medicine, Oregon State University hosts a weeklong summer camp that introduces students to the experience, provides courses and hands-on learning, and allows students to spend the week on campus.
- Senior Corner - As parents and students know, there is no busier time than the senior year of high school, and to help everyone plan most effectively, the high school has a page for seniors that gives important dates, and provides connections to other graduation and post-graduation information.
- Scholarship Applications - The district provides a comprehensive list of scholarships that students can apply for in areas such as academics, athletics, community service, potential field of study, as well as for some that meet very specific criteria for the applicants.
Winston Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed
SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.
Chalk Talk: The Differing Roles of Assessments
One of most common criticisms of American education is the amount of testing that students and teachers face. While this may be true, it is important to understand the different types of assessments that are used and what their purposes are. When a teacher does a comprehensive test or reading inventory early on in the year, they are not testing achievement but rather gathering information to use as a benchmark for a students progress. Throughout the year, as students have end of unit tests, those measure achievement and ensure students are ready for the next round of learning. When students work on projects, independently or in a group, those are what is referred to as authentic assessments and are used as a teaching tool as well as a measure of success in learning a topic. Statewide assessments in core subjects are tied to federal funds and used to establish that all students in a school are achieving adequate yearly progress and that the school is succeeding in educating all children. With this in mind, some of the stress associated with testing may be eased.