Schools of the Week: Winstead Elementary and Brentwood High

  • Published September 14, 2022

    Our Schools of the Week feature is back for another year, and we begin with Winstead Elementary and Brentwood High. Each week in InFocus, we will highlight two schools with photo galleries and quotes from teachers and students about what makes their school great.

    Winstead Elementary

    "My favorite thing here is the people. Having our parents, our grandparents, back in the building is just a plus all around." - Debbie Griffin, WSES second grade teacher

    "What I love about Winstead is the cheerfulness of the kids from kindergarten to fifth grade." - Jackson Bowers, WSES student

    Brentwood High

    "Our teachers are great, our students are great, but none of that happens without a supportive and encouraging administration that allows us the autonomy to do our thing. We can be the best version of ourselves because we trust each other." - Matt Grimes, BHS English teacher

    "I enjoy the variety of extracurriculars our school has to offer that supplement the academic experience, such as Forensics and Mock Trial. BHS and its offerings are so beneficial because they have given me the ability to learn leadership and social skills beyond the classroom." - Reyya Kalolwala, BHS senior

  • Winstead Elementary students started their week off in a wonderful way - by sharing breakfast with family.

    The school celebrated Grandparents' Day Monday, September 12, by inviting students and their families to enjoy a special breakfast set up by the PTO. Guests were also encouraged to look around the school, meet teachers and participate in fun activities.

    "My favorite thing about this event is just watching the grandparents walk up and down the halls with their grandkids," said WSES PTO President Renee Penix. "The smiles everyone is wearing are just wonderful to see."

  • What's it like being in Brentwood High's award-winning TV/Film program? There's always something going on in the classroom.

    With four levels of the program, students are able to grow and learn. At any point in BHS TV/Film teacher Titus Keiningham's Level III class, students could be creating music videos, covering sports events, recording a newscast and more.

    "It can be stressful, but it's always those moments whether you're out on a shoot or coming up with something with friends that make it great to come together as a team," said BHS student Lyla Husband.