Wineteer Elementary is one of nine elementary schools within Derby Public Schools. We serve students Kindergarten-5th grade and Early Childhood. The staff at Wineteer is dedicated to providing exceptional instruction for your child as well as encouraging talents in our after school activities. Please check out our webpage for more information on these exciting programs. Subscribe to Facebook and Twitter for updates on school activities and events.

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Conference Scheduler
It now time to schedule parent teacher conferences. We will use an automated scheduler again this year.
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Jumprope/Hoops for Heart
We are super excited to begin our Jump Rope/ Hoops for Heart Program in PE. This program allows us to educate students on heart health, the importance of giving back and have FUN!!!
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Wineteer Named 2017 National Blue Ribbon School
Wineteer Elementary was recognized for closing achievement gaps among student subgroups and is only one of five schools that were recognized in the state of Kansas this year. This is also the first Blue Ribbon recognition for Derby Public Schools.
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Mighty Military Kids
Mighty Military Kids will begin Friday, October 20th, at 7:40 in room 7. All children of military families from Kindergarten-5th grade are invited to join.
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Access Your Child's Report Card
Report cards will no longer be printed out by your child's teacher. Click read more for directions on how to access this document.
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Reading and Activity Minutes at Home
Reading and activity minutes should be recorded on the slips that students will bring home each week. The purpose of the slip is to record the time students spend daily creating healthy habits that ensure wellness and learning.
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Times to Remember
Listed here are important times during a Wineteer day.
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Principal's Message


Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year Wineteer Thunderbird parents and students!  The beginning of the school year is an exciting time for everyone.   

The staff at Wineteer is dedicated to educating students and meeting the needs of the “whole child”.  It is our goal to balance rigorous academics with the social skills necessary to achieve. This aligns with the Derby School District mission this year:

“Every student, every day, preparing for the future.”

At Wineteer, we will accomplish this by ensuring that all students are provided effective instruction with engaging activities that incorporate cooperative learning.  This is modeled in our STEM science curriculum Project Lead the Way.  This is an inquiry-based learning that develops another level of problem solving and thinking outside of the box.  

Our district social-emotional curriculum Second Step builds the foundations for life-long social skills needed to be successful beyond the elementary years.  Our staff promotes the principles taught in Second Step and recognize students that are “Caught Being Good”.  We also highlight a student each month for the six pillars of character: respect, responsibility, caring, trustworthiness, fairness, citizenship. Each day we strive to recognize students that show their Thunderbird pride.

There are many new staff members that have joined the Thunderbird team and I can’t wait to introduce them.  In kindergarten, Lainie Lawson and Andrea Miller-Fanlo; 1st, Sheri Frazier; 2nd, Samantha Cheek ; 3rd, Maggie Stanwick and Zachary Clark; 4th, Brianna Hovey and Danica Curtis; 5th, Erin May. In addition, Emily Noe is our literacy coach, Kaitlyn Tanner, school psychologist; Leah Grim, social worker; Melissa Solomon, Family Engagement Educator; Sandra Sills, secretary; Julie Kutz, office clerk. I look forward to seeing new faces and meeting everyone during the beginning of the school year.   For the 2017-2018 school year, I can’t wait to see what amazing challenges are met with resilience from all of the Thunderbirds at Wineteer!  We have amazing staff members that are ready to reach new goals with you!  #WineteerStrong

Mrs. Melissa Young

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