The next general meeting of the Winton Woods Achievement Boosters is scheduled for Sunday, July 28th at 4 pm at Shooters Sports Grill in Forest Park. The meeting is open to the public, and anyone interested in joining WWAB or in learning more about the organization is invited to attend. Meetings are always held the last Sunday of the month at 4 pm at Shooters, so mark your calendar!
The Winton Woods Achievement Boosters, Inc. concluded its successful SAT test prep course with a March 17th closing ceremony at the Forest Park Senior Center. Students were awarded certificates for successfully completing the 6-week program, and they and their families were treated to pizza and refreshments.
The Winton Woods Achievement Boosters offered the SAT prep course, and all related materials including an SAT prep book and study binder, completely free of charge to interested students in 9th to 11th grades. Weekly three-hour classes were held on Sunday afternoons in February and March in the training room of the Forest Park Fire Department. The classes were taught by Ms. Chelsea Nuss, Director of The STEM Lab, who also developed the curriculum for the course.
The SAT prep course was the most recent project of the Winton Woods Achievement Boosters, an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered with the state of Ohio, not under the jurisdiction of the Winton Woods City School District. Its mission is to raise student achievement, to recognize and support student scholars and their teachers, and to tap community strengths to provide a foundation for student achievement.
To gauge the success of the program, the students took a full-length SAT pre-test before beginning the course and then a full-length SAT post-test at the conclusion of the course. Nine students completed the course, and data was collected on eight of the nine. (One student began the course after the pre-test had been administered, so there was no pre-test data on that student.) Of the eight students who took both the pre-test and the post-test, seven of the students raised their total SAT scores, with an average gain of 50 points per student. There was a direct correlation between attendance in the classes and gains on the SAT post-test; the better the attendance, the greater the gains.
The great success of the program has inspired the Winton Woods Achievement Boosters to offer this program again in the future. To be added to the mailing list to receive information on the next free SAT prep course, please e-mail a request to WintonWoodsAchievementBoosters@gmail.com or send a message to WWAB on their Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/WintonWoodsBoosters.
The next public meeting of the Winton Woods Achievement Boosters is scheduled for Sunday, June 30th at 4 pm at Shooters Sports Grill in Forest Park. The meeting is open to the public, and anyone interested in joining WWAB or in learning more about the organization is invited to attend.
Nine students successfully completed the SAT prep course sponsored by the Winton Woods Achievement Boosters. L to R: Nico Prentosito, Samba Sy, Joél Palmore, DJ Hooten, Chelsea Nuss (instructor), Iba Sy, Jasmine Johnson, Jeffrey Evans, Miranda Johnson. (Not pictured: Paige Adams)
Enjoy a great meal and support the Winton Woods Achievement Boosters on Monday, March 18 at Shooters Sports Grill in Forest Park from 5 pm to 10 pm. 15% of your tab will be donated to WWAB if you present the pictured flier. (You may show it on your phone or print it out and take it with you.) Your donation will support WWAB’s ongoing project of offering free SAT prep training to students in grades 9 to 11. Thank you in advance for your support!
What: Meeting of the Winton Woods Achievement Boosters
When: Tuesday, August 30th at 6:30 pm
Where: Kemper Road Christian Church, 11609 Hanover Road, Forest Park
The Winton Woods Achievement Boosters is a registered non-profit organization that was formed by a board of nine community members with ties to the Winton Woods School District who wanted to help boost academic achievement in the district. It is an independent group that is not part of the district administration, made up of alumni, parents, teachers, and community members, and its goal is “to help the Winton Woods School District raise student achievement, to recognize and support our student scholars and their teachers, and to tap community strengths to provide a foundation for student achievement.”
The Board of the WWAB has been in planning sessions for the past six months to establish a solid plan of action for the group, and in that time has launched a new math tutoring program at Winton Woods Primary North, with fifteen volunteer math tutors signed up to help during school hours for the 2016/2017 school year. Plans are in the works to expand this worthwhile program to Winton Woods Primary South once the Achievement Boosters has approval from the Winton Woods district administration to do so.
After months of planning, the Winton Woods Achievement Boosters group is now ready for its first general meeting, which will be open to the public, on Tuesday, August 30 at 6:30 PM at the Kemper Road Christian Church, 11609 Hanover Road, Forest Park, OH 45240. All Winton Woods parents, teachers, administrators, community members, and community stakeholders are invited. Please park in the front parking lot and enter through lower level in back of church, and follow the signs.
The Achievement Boosters are seeking new members, as well as volunteers for the math tutoring program. All who would like to contribute to the new non-profit, either by volunteering their time and talents, or by sharing thoughts and ideas, are invited to the August 30th meeting. For more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.Facebook.com/wintonwoodsboosters.
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