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Built in 1927, Inwood Elementary is proud to be part of Winter Haven’s Centennial Celebration. The school was originally built with three classrooms, and 2 teachers taught combined classes of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 5th, 6th grades. The rest of the school was comprised of an auditorium, clinic, eating area, and principal’s office. Since that time, Inwood has grown and expanded its facility to accommodate an average of 400 students (K-5) and 33 teachers. Our latest improvement – a brand new, beautiful cafeteria – was completed this past summer in time to be open for the first day of the 2012-2013 school year.
Despite great growth and advancements, Inwood Elementary is still a true neighborhood school. All of our students either walk, ride bikes, or come to school in cars, since we use no busses. As we celebrate 85 years of learning, Inwood Elementary is proud to be a vital asset to the city of Winter Haven, and we look forward to our 100th birthday!
At Inwood Elementary we believe:
- Our students can learn.
- Our students can make academic gains.
- Our students must stop and think.
- Inwood is a nurturing community.
- Our teachers provide solid support.
- Our school provides a safe and orderly environment.
- Our students benefit from educational partnerships.
INWOOD'S Dulcimer Class
Inwood's Music Program, under the direction of Jenni Wilson (center), is thrilled with their beautiful hand-made dulcimers! Built by John Smik, the dulcimers were acquired with a PEF matching grant, with Mr. Nat West as our generous matching grant donor. Currently, the program has 17 dulcimers, with a total of 20 as the final goal. Mr. Smik also built a wonderful shelf unit for the room, to store the dulcimers when not in use, with his own funds. Thank you to Mr. Smik and Mr. West for helping us acquire these beautiful instruments!!
Pictured, left to right, Amaia Dickey, Kushi Patel, Nancy and John Smik, Luis Santans, Alex Torres, Asjia Williams, all 4th graders.
Art Show Winners
Students in Mrs. Oriana Russe's Art class recently took part in the Lakeland/Winter Haven Kennel Club Dog Art Contest, open to all Polk County Schools, and 5 students were recognized for their creative works. La'Shay Hill (5th) took 3rd place overall, Isabella McCard (2nd) won the People's Choice Award, Triston Croft (5th) and Michael Mejia (2nd) won AKC guide books, and Jaslyn Guthrie's (2nd) art was purchased by a local Lakeland dog trainer. Congratulations to these creative students and our wonderful Art teacher, we are so proud of you!!
Important News 2013-2014
To find out about more upcoming events at Inwood, please take a look at our school calendar.
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