The Winston Center for the Arts
At the beginning of the school year Winston students returned to see heavy equipment starting work on the new Center for the Arts. The new state of the art facility will provide a 250+ seat auditorium, a theater, a recording studio, and a combined 3D art and scene shop. In addition, it will have an art gallery and a music classroom accompanied by numerous practice rooms.
The environment and curriculum of Winston are structured to reflect the school’s belief that each child deserves to learn in a manner that is appropriate for his or her distinctive style. This facility will aid in allowing their many talented students to showcase their skills. Additionally, the facility will be available for rental by the community.
Winston looks forward to completion of the project by the fall of 2016.
We're also pleased to announce our "Take a Seat" fundraiser. Please consider donating generously. And naming a theater seat in someone's honor will be a great holiday gift!
The November Open House provided us with a few peeks at the latest interior changes! We're almost there!
On Thursday and Friday, October 13-14, the senior class gathered in Anna, Texas at the Wolf Run Lodge, a wilderness retreat generously offered for our use by the Episcopal School of Dallas. This event is a chance for the seniors to gather and participate in a variety of team-building and recreational activities under the facilitation of Winston School faculty and staff.
Heroes and Hotcakes
On Thursday, October 20, the Winston School held our annual Heroes and Hotcakes breakfast. Students were able to invite their heroes for a wonderful breakfast celebration. It was a reminder that our heroes don't necessarily have to have superpowers (though many of them do!)! Speakers included Winston alum and Allen PD detective C.D. Mayfield. There were quite a few special guests!
On Thursday, December 1, the Winston School music department held its Fall Concert. The talents of the school choirs (lower, middle, and upper led by our choir director Madelyn Fortner) and the school orchestra (led by our band director Austin Shrader) were combined in an extraordinary evening of holiday entertainment!