News & Information

Welcome Back Letter

Please click the title above to view the 2019-2020 Welcome Back Letter from Principal Heckert.

Updates Regarding Jake Cassell

Tomorrow (Monday, August 5, 2019) counselors will be available starting at 9:00 a.m. to support students, staff, families, and the community in the media center.  Anyone interested in making purple ribbons to honor Jake is also welcome to join us.   His family is appreciative of all the love and support from the community.  Celebration of Life: There will be a celebration of life for Jake on Friday August 9, 2019 at Winston Churchill High School.  Please click the title of this post for more information. Doors to the auditorium will open at 1:30 p.m. and the celebration will start promptly at 2:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to The Diener School ( Please continue to keep Jake and the Cassell family in your thoughts. (Click the title of this post for more information.) 

Sad News

Winston Churchill Families and Staff, I am writing to share some devastating news with you this morning.  It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that one of our students, Jake Cassell, has passed away.   Jake was involved in a bike accident yesterday and succumbed to his injuries this morning.  Jake, a rising junior, was the spirit in our building and community.   This past year he was at almost every event as our mascot, and he was proud to be a bulldog.   Counselors will be available starting at 9:00 a.m. Monday August 5th to support students, staff, families, and the community.  As information is shared regarding services, I will forward as appropriate.    I have linked two resources you may find useful when talking to your children.  Jake will be greatly missed.   Please keep Jake, his friends, and his family in your thoughts.  Brandice C. Heckert  (Click the title for more information.)

Pre-College Summer Programs

This August, Churchill Counseling is offering several pre-college summer workshops/programs for students and parents.  Programs include MOCK (practice) SAT and ACT, ASVAB-Career Interest Inventory, Common application, Coalition application and others. All participants must pre-register.  Click title for more information.

New Student Parent Night: Thursday, 08/29/19

August 29, 20196:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.Auditorium

New Student Orientation: Thursday, 08/29/19

Between 7:20-7:45 a.m. buses will arrive. Starts at 7:45 a.m. in the auditorium and dismissal will be at 11:30 a.m. More information will be posted shortly. Bus transportation will be available in early August.

Back to School Night: Thursday, 09/05/19

 Starts at 6:30 pm and ends at 8:45 pm

Community Forum on April 11, 2019- Topic: Vaping

Please take time to watch the event.  It is informative and many members in the audience asked questions that were answered by law enforcement, school officials, and/or mental health providers. Please click here.

Winston Weekly

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