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Windsor High School (9672)

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About Windsor High School (9672)


Windsor High School


WHS is Weld RE-4's flagship school and a cornerstone of our community. We are about making good things happen for other people. The goal is to make WHS the premier high school in CO academically, athletically, artistically, socially, and spiritually. We are developing a collective course of action through our H3 ? Head, Heart, Habits Strategic Plan in alignment with the Weld RE-4 Strategic Plan. The strength of any school is in direct proportion to the strength of the adult relationships. Princi pal Dodd is creating the conditions necessary for our staffulty to deliver excellent and equitable learning experiences and outcomes for ALL our kids through high expectations with high support. It's our professional responsibility, it's our moral imperative, it's THE WINDSOR DIFFERENCE! This is intentional, hard work, but more importantly it's heart work. We won?t leave a child's education to chance. All means all, not most or some. Student success is not a matter of luck. You don?t stumble upon profound knowledge or just happen upon creativity or innovation. We actively pursue information, skills, and solutions that work. To create better results, we have to take better, more intentional actions, and that's what we?re doing. We are not a collection of individuals going it alone, WE ARE 1 town, 1 school, and 1 F-A-M-I-L-Y (Forget-About-Me-I-Love-You). The quality that sets WHS apart from the average high school is the level of dedication to our collective mission ? teaching and caring for every Wizard, while lifting the levels of those around us. Our intention is to increase the academic culture and structures at WHS, teach personal responsibility and ownership, and model character and integrity. Head (H1) ? STUDENT LEARNING (Academic Achievement - Proficiency & Growth) 90+ National Honor Society members! 96% 2023 graduation rate! 4 Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone Diplomas! 42 students graduated Cum Laude with Honor (3.50 - 3.79 GPA)! 51 students graduated Magna Cum Laude with High Honor (3.80 - 4.09 GPA)! 28 students graduated Summa Cum Laude with Highest Honor (4.10 + GPA)! 30 scholarships presented at Senior Awards Night highlighted by 2 Wilbert R. Wiedeman Scholarships ($100,000) and a Gates Scholarship (full cost of attendance not covered by other financial aid/expected family contribution)! 1 of 238 Daniels Scholars in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming ($100,000 to attend any 2- or 4-year, nonprofit, US college or university)! Heart (H2) ? WHOLE CHILD DEVELOPMENT (Character Counts, Athletics & Activities, Safety) Enhanced behavior support protocols aligned with Character Counts 6 Pillars (trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship): 11th and 12th grade students off block supervision expectations in cafeteria and library, increased student use of library, cell phones and Bluetooth enabled devices (AirPods, earphones and headphones) silenced and out of sight in classrooms unless directed by the teacher, more respectful behavior off school grounds during common lunch, etc. Wizard Workshop online store opened with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on 4/11 funded largely by a $20K OtterCares grant as part of our Career and Technical Ed. (CTE) program! Football lost to #2 Broomfield round 16 state playoffs as a running back became 2nd all-time rusher in WHS history! Girls? cross country finished 3 rd as a team in the NCAC and qualified for 4A State via regionals! Boys golf won NCAC, Regional and finished 5 th at 4A State on our home Pelican Lakes course! Girls softball won the NCAC and Regional and was the 4A State Tournament #3 seed! A student was selected by the Colorado High School Coaches Assoc. (CHSCA) as one of the top senior boys soccer players in the state and invited to participate in the 2023 CHSCA All State Games in June at CSU Pueblo! Girls volleyball won NCAC and Regional, then upset #1 seed Palmer Ridge in 4A State Semifinals, to finish 25-5 and 4A Runners-up to Thompson Valley! Unified Bowling won the Regional while Unified Basketball won a Regional and State Championship! WHS Cheer placed 1st in Coed Small Varsity and 2nd in Gameday at Mile High Regionals receiving 2 bids to Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) Nationals in Florida for the 1st time in 16 years! Girls and boys basketball both advanced to the CHSAA 5A Basketball Final 4 at the Denver Coliseum, with our girls making it to their 3rd straight 5A Championship game! Senior boy scored his 1,000 career basketball point! Wrestling finished the season 12-1, NoCo League Champs, Regional Champs, and the 4A State Runners Up with 12 state qualifiers and 9 state placers including 2 finalists and 1 freshmen champion at Ball Arena in Denver! Senior boy and Virginia Military Institute recruit won state pole vault and set school record at 15? 1?! #6 girls soccer won their 2nd round playoff game at home to advance to the 4A quarterfinals before losing to Mead in the Elite 8. #16 boys lacrosse won their 1st round 4A playoff game over Fruita Monument before falling to #1 seed Cheyenne Mountain. Boys baseball wrapped up the regular season ranked 6th in 4A before losing in the Regional round of 16. Boys and girls track and field qualified 33 athletes for the 4A state meet, a new record, and finished 4th and 6th in 4A respectively! Girls golf won the NCAC, Regional and finished 6th in 4A! Boys swim and dive placed 5th place at 4A State with a junior repeating as a state champ in 2 events (200-yard individual medley and 100-yard breaststroke) with school records, and the 400 and 200-yard relay teams setting school records with 2 nd place finishes, and we had a 9 th place finisher in 1-meter diving! 40 Wizard athletes singed National Letters of Intent to play sports collegiately! 4 students selected to perform with the Colorado All-State Jazz Choir at the Colorado Music Educators Assoc. conference at the Broadmoor Hotel! 32 students attended the Denver Center production of The Color Purple and a talk back with the cast and crew. Outsiders November play and Chicago March musical resulted in 3 Bobby G Awards nominations for outstanding achievement in high school musical theatre at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts on 5/18 (Outstanding Achievement in Choreography, Outstanding Performance by a Chorus - WHS Chicago Teen Edition, Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction)! A percussionist performed with Music For All - Honor Band of America on 4/2 with the best instrumentalists in the nation! 19 Jazz Ensemble members performed at the UNC Greeley Jazz Festival. Wind Symphony Ensemble performed in March in the Colorado Bandmasters Association Northern Colorado Regional! AP studio art students put on a show at the Art and Heritage Center in downtown Windsor. Field trips to the Colorado Film School in Aurora and CU Journalism Department. Field trip to the Alternative Cooperative Education (ACE) Student Leadership Conference in Denver. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) hosted the Northern District Officer Installation Ceremony at WHS 5/2 with a student taking office as the new President! Fashion Design and Merchandising's hosted our first ever Fashion Show, Twist of the Cosmos 5/4 followed by a Meet The Designers reception with catered food provided by ProStart students. Spread the Love Week (Valentine?s) involved dress up spirit days, a pep assembly, and Sadie Hawkins dance. Junior class sponsors/teachers put on a fun and safe Grecian-themed prom an after-prom party at Urban Air. Continued traditions like homecoming week (dress ups days, peach fuzz volleyball, powder puff football, dunk tank) and holiday door decorating. Advisory classes completed Passion Projects throughout our community: helping with a 4th grade class at Skyview Elementary, trash clean up, volunteering at the Weld County Food Bank, collecting and donating cosmetics for domestic violence shelters, writing letters to seniors in care facilities, etc. Knowledge Bowl team won the Region 7 Championship to earn an automatic bid to State 3/13-14 at UNC! WWBN awarded a $1,925 grant from the Weld RE4 Foundation to purchase a professional-quality camera allowing more students to participate and learn about broadcasting by using what the pros use. 8 students place at the FCCLA State Leadership Conference on 4/8: 2nd Place Gold - National Qualifiers - Interior Design, 2nd Place Silver - Career Investigation, 3rd Place Silver - Food Innovations, Bronze - Focus on Children. Students plug into Spanish Club, German Club, Mock Trial, Chess Club, FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), etc.! 1st online edition of The Chronicle newspaper in 10 years. Lighting of the 1st bonfires on campus since 1995! 1st indoor pep rallies since 2019! New traditions - painting senior parking lot spaces and ?Wizard Nation? stadium student section! 20 students competed at the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Weld Central Career Dev. Event 3/3 in Horse Judging, Ag. Sales, Food Science, Floriculture, Job Interview, and Vet Science. FFA won both the Parliamentary Procedure and Quiz Bowl contests and qualified for the State FFA Convention in June in Pueblo. Parliamentary Procedure District Champions. Quizbowl Team B District Champions. Quizbowl Team A Bronze! Johnny Jacoby Educational Greenhouse sold annuals, perennials, flowers, veggies, and hanging baskets. 2 Robotics Teams competed in the First Tech Challenge (FTC) State Robotics Tournament at CSU's Lory Student Center after qualifying through competitions at Regis University and Prospect Ridge Academy in January. Team 6382 was a semi-finalist alliance selection and Team 10448 took 2nd in the Motivate Award. 4 WHS students were named FTC Dean's list semi-finalists for their leadership, academics, service, and outreach to the engineering community, while one of those 4 was selected as 1 of 3 Dean's list finalists from all Colorado semi-finalists to represent Colorado at the World Robotics Championships in Houston in April in the only individual award category in FTC Robotics. Habits (H3) ? STAFFULTY TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK (Prof. Learning Communities - PLCs+) Student Success Center open in the library every Tuesday/Wednesday morning. Parent-Teacher-Student Accountability Committee (PTSAC). 2 PTSAC members also serve as the WHS representatives on the District Advisory Committee (DAC). Parent-Teacher Conferences fall and spring through in-person and virtual meetings. Back-2-School Night every August. 8 th Grade Info. Night and Open House/Curriculum Fair late February. English Language Development teacher Jenna Kiesey recognized as an "Outstanding Educator" at the 23rd Annual Centennial BOCES Migrant High School Graduation and Outstanding Migrant Student Recognition Ceremony 5/12 at Valley High School in Gilcrest! WHS teachers Tammie Pennington (Biology) and Polly Winner (Spanish) honored at the Weld RE-4 Retirement Celebration 4/12. Ag. Science teachers and Future Farmers of America (FFA) students hosted our annual Hired Hand and Silent Auction 3/8. WHS annual Veterans Day Assembly tradition 4/11. Aims Greeley campus? Career Academy (med. prep., fire/EMS, automotive collision/repair, audio/radio, health/fitness, welding and aviation) 1/20. Hallway sendoffs for state competitions throughout the year. Poms, cheer squad, Pride of Windsor Marching Band and football team march in annual Harvest Festival Parade. Teacher Appreciation Week and Classified Staff Appreciation Week. New Yearbook distribution and field day tradition in May. Moving forward our focus will continue to be on improving our academic culture and structures and targeting supports for our school's historically underserved and/or underachieving student subgroup populations via our newly-created Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and newly-hired secondary interventionist/dean position. WE ARE... WINDSOR!



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