Trustees approved the appointment of who adminsitrative shifts within Winters Joint Unified School District at the June 3 school board meeting.
Phoebe Girimonte was approved as the new Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, and Dawn Delorefice as Principal at Winters Middle School.
Girimonte has 19 years of experience in education and began workin in Winters JUSD in 2016. Most recently served as the WMS Principal since 2019.
Delorefice has been working in public education for 19 years and took on the role of Vice Principal at Winters High School in June 2019.
New WHS curriculum
Winters JUSD Trustees also approved a series of new curriculums at WHS. The approved new courses and curriculums include:
Health course using “Teen Talk” from publisher Health Connected.
Geography course using “My World Interactive” and “The Cultural Landscape” published by Pearson/Saavas Learning Company.
AP Government course using “American Government: Institutions & Policies” published by Cengage.
AP US History course using “The American Pageant, 17th edition” published by Cengage.
AP Computer Sciences Principles using “Computer Science Illuminated, seventh edition” published by Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Intro to Computer Science (Phyton) using “Coding for Kids: Python: Learn to Code with 50 Awesome Games and Activities” published by Rockridge Press.
Railroad signal change
Winters Police Chief John P. Miller notified the Express on June 4 that the timing for the traffic light at Grant Avenue and Railroad Avenue has been increased to allow more traffic to move east and west bound at that intersection.
Miller said the city’s population has grown (and continues to grow) in the northwest sector and that has put more traffic onto Grant (Hwy. 128).
The green light time on eastbound Grant Avenue has been increased to allow 28 vehicles (up from 16 vehicles) to cross the intersection during the interval.
Scheduled prescribed burn
A prescribed burn has been scheduled by Cal Fire to take place Tuesday June 8 through Thursday June 10 starting at 6 a.m. and ending at 11:30 a.m. each day or as conditions change.
The burning will take place in the morning to avoid the heat of the day and increased fire activity. Community members can expect to see smoke in the air during this time along with fire apparatus in the area while the prescribed burn is taking place.
Residents and commuting traffic can expect single lane traffic control in the area during this time.
The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District notified the Express on June 3 that their field technicians have already started to detect invasive mosquitoes in Winters. Luz Maria Robles, District Public Information Officer, said they have found both immature larvae and adult mosquitoes in different yard sources in Winters. Robles said they were expecting to find them once again this year, however it is earlier than expected in the season.
District field technicians will continue with door-to-door efforts looking for additional breeding sources and enhancing their surveillance efforts to determine the extent of the infestation.
They may also conduct ground treatments in the near future. These treatments target immature mosquitoes developing in backyard containers. To stay up to date on our efforts in Winters and receive spray notifications, sign up at https://bit.ly/3gnVYil.