Friday, February 1, 2013
Whitnall students dressed in red Feb. 1, in honor of National Wear Red Day.
Friday, Feb. 1, marked the 10th anniversary of National Wear Red Day as millions of Americans, including students at Whitnall High School, wore red attire to raise awareness about heart disease and preventative measures that people may take. Thanks to WHS Principal Jackie Winter for these photos of students at Friday's home varsity basketball game. Share your photos! Let's see your shots of Wear Red Day. Upload them to this story!
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
And in doing so, the club won a SMART Board by donating the most food through the Hunger Task Force School Challenge.
Breaking a school record? Check. Winning a SMART Board? Check. Feeding the hungry? Check. The Whitnall High School DECA Club managed to do all three during a recent Hunger Task Force School Challenge donation campaign. The club, which set a goal to raise 30,000 pounds of food for the Hunger Task Force, collected 31,076 pounds, nearly three times as much as the runner-up’s total of 11,500 pounds. In the process, the club won a an interactive whiteboard system for the school and will be the Hunger Task Force’s first inductee into its hall of fame, according to the Hunger Task Force website. In her latest school newsletter, WHS principal Jackie Winter praised DECA students, parents, and the community for giving the time and resources …
Friday, September 7, 2012
The district will celebrate the opening of its new athletic field on Sept. 7 and have its third annual block party Sept. 8.
The countdown to one of the most anticipated weekends in Whitnall’s recent history is over. On Friday, Sept. 7, the high school opens its brand-spanking new athletics field with a varsity football game between the Falcons and cross town rival Greenfield Hustlin’ Hawks at 7 p.m. (see more details below). But the fun doesn’t end with the final fourth quarter whistle. The next day is the third annual Whitnall School District Back-to-School Block Party from noon to 7 p.m. between the district’s middle and high schools. This year’s lineup is chock-full of entertainment and activities thanks to several key sponsors, including the Holz Family Foundation, East-West Connection Martial Arts Studio and Hellas Construction. “It's been a very …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Jackie Winter has been with the district for 15 years, including the last six as the high school's assistant principal.
Being responsible — directly or not — for a couple hundred teenagers’ education on a daily basis is not necessarily what will challenge Jackie Winter the most this fall. After all, Winter, the new Whitnall High School principal, knows the ins and outs of the district, having been a teacher or administrator at various levels since 1997. But throw in the district’s new school schedule, the opening of the high school’s beautiful new athletics stadium and her duties at home — she’s the mother of two children under 2 years old — and it's a challenge just keeping everything straight these days. “I keep a lot of lists of what needs to be done,” Winter joked when asked how her transition to her new position was going. “I’m trying to stay a couple …