The Winston School of Short Hills is an independent, co-educational day school for students in grades 2-8 who have language based learning differences. The School’s mission is rooted in a philosophy that fosters the potential and optimism in each child and cultivates intellectual, social and emotional growth in a positive and stimulating environment. Winston staff understands that children have different learning styles and works to ensure that each child receives strategies and skills needed to help them discover the joy and satisfaction of learning.
There were plenty of opportunities for the seniors to test their mettle, not only on several mini-adventures and problem-solving challenges, but also in the difficult task of, first, assessing their individual leadership styles and strengths, and then using those insights to form the 2-man teams that would head each frosh peer group. This last difficult task, as is the tradition, was completed, after groundrules were established, with the adults banished from the room. After several hours and sometimes heated discussion but with the mantra of “we can disagree without being disagreeable” in the forefront, the group emerged with a slate of teams that, unusally, need no further tweaking. Cheers greeted the news and a good night’s sleep ensued. The Peer Leaders will meet the freshmen on Orientation Day on August 30.