About Winborn Elementary
Winborn Elementary is known for its academic excellence, doing what's best for children and its warm and caring atmosphere. It opened in 1981, though originally as Williamsburg Settlement Elementary, and was renamed in honor of founding principal, Diane Winborn, after her death in 1992.
The DWE motto on the cafeteria wall states "How High I Go, How Far I See, How High I Soar, Depends On Me." This philosophy guides teachers to design and implement programs based on student needs and is the standard that inspires all students to reach the high expectations held for them. Data-driven key initiatives identified in the Campus Improvement Plan are monitored and evaluated by staff and the Campus Advisory Team.
The Winborn staff believes that all students should have opportunities for enrichment or intervention as needed so they can reach the high expectations held for them. The REACH (Reading Empowers All Children) program provides students with additional assistance in reading and a Before/After School Academy provides small group tutoring for students who need additional instructional support. Learners with special needs are accommodated by the Challenge program, which serves gifted and talented students, and an array of special education, speech and language therapy services. The Accelerated Reader program is a focus at grades 2-5, while Extended Learning provides time daily for all students seamlessly to receive intervention or enrichment without missing grade-level instruction.
Celebrations throughout the year honor students and their individual growth. Students' efforts and successes are recognized through the Principal's Academy, B.U.G. (Bringing Up Grades) Club, and the Principal's Discipline Award. An end-of-year event honors students who have reached their individual Accelerated Reader goals. Parents and students are encouraged to celebrate the efforts of teachers by nominating them for the Excellence in Teaching Award.
Parents and community members are also important to the instructional team. Support from the P.T.A., parent volunteers and business partners provide mentors for the K.E.Y.S. (Keep Encouraging Youth Toward Success) program, teacher support, campus beautification and financial resources.