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When schools close for the holidays, many families who depend on school lunches to provide their main source of daily food, struggle to fill the gap. They depend on the North Texas Food Bank to help bridge that gap. This fall, students from The Winston School held a canned food drive collecting over 400 pounds of food.

In addition to this donation, on Tuesday, December 15th, students from The Winston School were able to provide hands-on assistance to the North Texas Food Bank. The students separated food, packed it and weighed it, creating 15, 20, and 40 pound boxes. They had so much fun and enjoyed the opportunity to give back.


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Award winning art by Kaleb Johnson

Kindergartener Savannah Oglesby's art


Winston students Kaleb Johnson, 5th grade, and Savannah Oglesby, kindergarten, have won the honor of having their artwork published on two covers of the Journal of Learning Disabilities. Both will receive a check for $50.00 for sharing their work.  The Winston School challenges bright students with strong academic rigor while encouraging the artist in each of them. For admissions information call 214-691-6950.

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I wish my daughter had come to Winston sooner! From the interview on, I knew my daughter was in the right place. Because they have rolling admissions, she started toward the end of the year.  However, our family immediately felt like we were accepted by the Winston family and had a place to truly belong. And this was just the beginning! My daughter went from not liking school and having issues with peers and teachers to smiling and talking about what went on at school, without me even having to probe. She enthusiastically woke me up on her first day of school and that continued every day for the rest of the school year.

The teachers are such wonderful, special people. They understand the children’s struggles as well as what the parents are going through. The communication is exemplary and the whole community is truly all about helping each child thrive. The other children are also so compassionate to each other. They are all such stellar kids, most of whom would not have begun to reach their potentials if not for Winston. My daughter is so happy to be returning to Winston this year.

I could wax on about how wonderful this school is. It’s hard to explain how EVERYTHING is really about the child. To go from feeling like you are all alone and no one understands your child, to everything being a light bulb moment for both you and your child is indescribable. I cried when my daughter was accepted; I truly did. It was a huge relief to know that she was going to be in such safe hands, and that she would be surrounded by people who will love and nurture her. If you are fortunate enough to become a part of Winston, I promise you and your child will feel as I do. Good luck. Make it happen. It will change your child's life forever. -Winston Parent

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Spirithorse International Therapeutic Riding Center

May 6 at 12:37pm · 

The Winston School's student government team presented Spirithorse International Therapeutic Riding Center four beautiful new riding helmets for children who participate in their program on May 6th.   The seventh and eighth grade students held bake sales throughout the year to raise money for the helmets as part of their annual community service.  The project was led by sponsor and Winston teacher, Pamela James.

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Congratulations go to four members of The Winston School Upper School golf team who have qualified as a team for the 2015 TCAF State Golf Tournament.  The Texas Christian Athletic Fellowship State Tournament will be held over two days beginning next Monday, April 27th through Tuesday, April 28th at Indian Creek Golf course in Carrollton, Texas.  Over eighty golfers will participate.

Members of the state bound golf team are Andreas Valdez, Jonathan Furney, Chase Miller and Jimmy Jamison.  The team’s coach is Winston Athletic Director, Cedrick Miller.

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Parents, faculty and friends gathered at a special ceremony on April 1, 2015 at The Winston School to induct students into the National Honor Society, National Beta Club, National Art Club and International Thespian Society.   Congratulations go to the following inductees: (top row, left to right) Caroline Clure – JNBC; Cameron Schlager – NBC; Lucy Clancy – NBC;  Jada Davis – President, NHS;  Abbigail Clark – ITS;  Ashley Hull – NAHS;  Maya Maasoumi –JNHS;  (bottom row, left to right) Kevin Gatherer – NBC;  Andreas Valdez – NHS;  Hunter McCullough – NBC; Isaiah Willis – President, NBC;  Travis Parker – NHS and International Thespians;  Nicholas Kemp – President, NAHS;  Michael Goldberg – NHS;  George Shoup – JNHS;  Joseph Mallery – JNBC; Max Foster – JNBC; and Joseph Cavuoti – NBC (not pictured).  A reception for the inductees and parents was held following the ceremony.


The Winston School Speaker Series presents Dr. Laura Vogel from the Momentous Institute who will address the effects of stress on the human body.  Members of the community are invited to attend this presentation on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in The Winston School gymnasium located at 5707 Royal Lane, Dallas, Texas 75229.  

Laura Vogel, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and the Director of Early Childhood Therapy at the Momentous Institute.  Although she currently focuses on working with young children, Dr. Vogel has worked across the age span in both community mental health as well as medical settings.  During this lecture, Dr. Vogel will give an overview of how our brains manage emotions and the impact that both short and long term stress has on our functioning.  Strategies for helping you and your child manage the stress of daily life will be discussed.  

To register or for more information, please contact Janet Mottram at or at (214)691-6950




The Winston School has long been a leader in science education.  It is widely renowned for two remarkable programs:   Winston Science and the Winston Solar Car Challenge.  The annual Winston Science competition invites private, public, and homeschooled students in and around Dallas to translate scientific knowledge into real-world projects.  Even more famous is the Winston Solar Car Challenge.  Teams design and build solar-powered vehicles and then race them at Texas Motor Speedway.  With plans underway to break ground on The Winston Center for the Arts this summer, more classroom space will become available in the current building to expand hands-on, learning applications.   With the assistance of Winston parent, Sharron Hunt, $85,000 has been secured and donated to the Winston Science Department, along with a special gift from Ms. Hunt.  Through contributions from Lyda Hill, The Stephen M. Seay Foundation and Sharron Hunt, the Winston School Science Department will be able to provide the best learning opportunities in the area of science.

The generous $60,000 donation from Lyda Hill is furnishing all of the science classrooms.  Supplies, microscopes, specimens, laptops and workstations will enhance the scientific study and research by Winston students.     Funding from this contribution will also allow Winston’s science faculty the opportunity to attend advanced professional development training. 

Furthermore, The Stephen M. Seay Foundation has joined the project by donating $25,000 for the creation of two new science labs.  Through donations from both Foundations, these labs will also be fully equipped.

Another exciting contribution was made by Winston parent, Sharron Hunt, who redirected $10,000 of her donation to The Perot Museum for the creation of a learning partnership between The Perot Museum and The Winston School.  As a result of this partnership, The Perot Museum will bring demonstrations and learning sessions to the Winston campus and also facilitate field trips to its museum for Winston science students.  Additionally, The Perot Museum will partner with Winston this year for the school’s annual Winston Science competition.

We at the Winston School are thrilled to receive these generous contributions to our science program, for they will allow our extraordinary students the opportunity to further continue their investigation, exploration, and discovery of the wonders of our natural world.




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All aboard for an exciting trip on the Polar Express!

This week at The Winston School, the Upper Elementary students treated the Lower Elementary students to a fanciful train ride on the famous Polar Express. In preparation for this ride, they transformed a classroom into a car of the well known train. Upper Elementary students, dressed as engineers, ran the depot, operated the train and served as hosts afterwards. Each class that was invited to ride the train had to have a ticket to board the train. Engineers visited the classrooms beforehand to distribute tickets to the students and escort them along the tracks laid out in the hallways to the train depot. Once the Lower Elementary students arrived at the depot, the ticketmasters collected tickets and escorted them aboard. Upon finding a seat on the train, the students enjoyed the audio production of the book, The Polar Express. After their imaginary ride was over, hot chocolate was served. Upper Elementary enjoyed serving as hosts and Lower Elementary enjoyed the experience. It was a great way to usher in the holiday season at The Winston School.

If you have a bright child who learns differently and are interested in learning more about The Winston School, please contact us thorugh email at or visit us online at

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On Wednesday night at Winston Science over 70 teams competed in the Boats, Boats, Boats! competition. Teams of 1-4 students created a boat using a 30 inch square of aluminum foil. They brought the model that they had created previously and then recreated it with a fresh piece of aluminum foil to use for the competition. The competitors then had to place a piece of tissue paper in it (dry cargo) and add pennies one at a time. The goal was to be able to carry the most pennies while keeping the dry cargo dry.

This exercise explored Archimedes Principle. When an object is in the water, gravity pulls it down and the object displaces some of the water. This is called bouyancy. Boat designers consider bouyancy as well as friction when deciding the shape of a boat's hull. A boat designed for speed must have enough friction to stay afloat, but surface area must be minimized to decrease the effects of friction. On the other hand, an object designed to carry a heavy weight, such as a cargo ship, must be designed with greater dispalcement.

The students from many schools had a great time testing their boat designs and engaging in friendly competition. The winners of Boats, Boats Boats were:

Grades 1-5

1st place – Blake Foster and Tate Trammel – Prestonwood Christian Academy

2nd place – Jacob Jones – Walnut Glen Academy

3rd place – Cole Rumsey and Jackson Shuler – Prestonwood Christian Academy

Grades 6-8

1st place – Katie Johnston and Emily Brull – Prestonwood Christian Academy

2nd place – Maya Maasoumi – The Winston School

3rd place – Mary James – St. Luke’s Catholic School

Winston Science has been in full swing since November 1 and continues until November 8th. For information or to register for an event please visit The Winston School's website at