Willie’s Mart to Offer Free Food for Students at Winter Park High School

With support from the Winter Park Rotary Club and Second Harvest Food Bank, Winter Park High School has opened Willie’s Mart.

The market is open to ALL students and the food is FREE. Students are allowed to take three items per visit.  The pantry will be operated by the WPHS National Honor Society and Closet for Care volunteers, along with various staff members.

Local Student’s Anti-Bullying Music Video

For a little uplifting and inspirational music, listen to this anti-bullying music video from Winter Park High School sophomore, Riley Honohan.

Riley Honohan is a 15 yr old  singer and song writer who has recently released her new Original single “Broken.” She was asked to write an anti-bullying song by Producer, Sean Roberts, of the short film “Amrak.” This short film was created to bring awareness to the epidemic of Bullying.


February is School Based Health Care Awareness Month

February is School Based Health Care Awareness Month!

All children and adolescents deserve to thrive. But too many struggle because they lack access to health care services. School-based health care is part of the solution, bringing health care to where students already spend the majority of their time: in school. When health and education come together, great things happen. Attendance improves. Conditions like asthma or diabetes are better managed. Behavioral health issues get quick, expert attention.

Recognizing unmet health care needs often get in the way of learning, leaders from the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF), Glenridge Middle School, Winter Park High School and Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) have established the School-Based Health Centers at Glenridge Middle School and Winter Park High School.   (Click here for information on the Cheney Wellness Cottage, developed in cooperation with WPHF and OCPS)

The School-Based Health Centers offer a variety of services to take care of students’ physical health needs.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner services are available through the financial support of WPHF and in partnership with Healthcare Providers of Florida. The locations for the School-Based Health Centers are provided by Glenridge Middle School and Winter Park High School.

Services are available to those students within the Winter Park Consortium of schools whose families don’t have adequate health care coverage or access to a health care provider for their children.  The Consortium includes Winter Park High School and its elementary and middle feeder schools.

The many medical services provided FREE of charge by the Nurse Practitioners at the two centers include sports and school physicals, as well as diagnosis and treatment of illnesses.

Visits are by appointment only.

For more information, visit the School Based Health Center section of our website.

HOPE Walk This Saturday – Sign Up Now

The HOPE Walk honors the legacy of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Tori Sheahan–a consummate caretaker and champion for the health of local youth–and others who share in her journey. You can also Honor your loved one(s) at the Walk!

Walk Details

  • Open to the Public
  • Location: Harbor Park in Baldwin Park
  • Date: January 27, 2018
  • Time: Check-in begins at 8:00 AM, Walk begins at 9:00 AM
  • Performances: WPHS Cheerleaders, GMS A Cappella Group & MMS Band
  • OutDoor Prize Drawings: Dick’s Sporting Goods, Lululemon and More!
  • Goody Bags: In partnership with The Coop/4 Rivers Smokehouse
  • Walk included in Sponsorships: Stainless Steel Water Bottle Canteen & More

Sign Up to Walk, Sponsor or Donate:

Packet Pickup: Friday, January 26 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Students can earn community service hours by participating in the Walk AND/OR implementing individual community service projects at the Walk. Please check with your child’s School Counselor or IB Coordinator for more information.

Sign up to help here: Hope Walk Volunteer Sign Up

The HOPE Walk for Health focuses on promoting a healthy mind and body, by walking, for conflict resolution, problem solving and exercise. Proceeds from the HOPE Walk for Health will be used to continue to provide: Medical supplies and health education resources in school-based health centers and Social/Emotional Learning (SEL) programs in the Winter Park Consortium of Schools (Winter Park High and all elementary and middle feeder schools), along with support for American Cancer Society Hope Lodges.

Walk the HOPE Walk. Then, see your kids run the Fast Start talk.  If your child(ren) is participating in the Fast Start Track and Field Invitational, there is time for to walk in the HOPE Walk then make your way to Fast Start.  Make it a day of family fun and activity!

Summer Health Services at WPHS School Based Health Center

WPHS School Based Health Center
2100 Summerfield Road | Winter Park, FL 32792
(407) 622-3200 ext. 6182437

We are pleased to announce that due to funding provided by the Winter Park Health Foundation, the School-Based Health Center located at Winter Park High School will be open for two weeks in July to provide nurse practitioner services.

The dates of service are July 17-20 and July 24-27 from
8:30am-2:30pm. Services are available by appointment only.

Since the health center is normally closed over summer, this is a great opportunity to get your student’s school entry or sports physical examination BEFORE the start of school. You are encouraged to call on Thursday July 13 to schedule an appointment. We will have someone available from 8:30-2:30 on site to schedule appointments for the following two weeks.

Services Include:
• Physical Examinations for school entry, sports participation, Special Olympics, daycare, camp and college
• Evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of sick children including the writing of prescriptions when indicated
• Transfer of up to date shot records to the required Florida form
• Referrals to community partners
• Health education and screenings

We do not provide:
Laboratory studies, xray, immunizations, birth control and ADHD prescriptions.

Click here for the SBHC Summer Services flyer in English.

Click here for the SBHC Summer Services flyer in Spanish.

WPHS Students Host Health Fair at Audubon Park Elementary

2016-apes-health-fair4On Wednesday, October 11, 2016, students from Winter Park High School conducted a mini health fair for 200 5th graders at Audubon Park Elementary.  We wanted to educate these students on healthy eating and clean living in a fun and engaging manner.

The high school students manned 12 different booths that encouraged the fifth graders to build a better sandwich, juice their own OJ, learn why it is important to eat breakfast and why they should eat fruits and vegetables.  We also had stops that taught the students to properly wash their hands, choose healthy snacks, get their daily dose of calcium and exercise regularly.  The 5th graders had a terrific time trying new foods like chia seed pudding and creating their own sandwich with lots of different veggies. They were all eager to learn about the simple ways they could live healthier lives and fully engaged themselves in the different booths and activities.

2016-apes-health-fair2Joseph Vasquez, a high school student who worked the healthy snack station, said, “It was surprising how interested and engaged the kids were in learning about the healthy snacks, and trying them. Many of them actually liked the hummus. It was a lot of fun!”

Julia Story



New Showalter Field Use Agreement

Learn more about the City of Winter Park

The City of Winter Park has negotiated a Showalter Field use agreement with the Orange County Public School Board. The new use agreement will allow the city to implement improvements to the facility, including a running track and synthetic athletic field, as well as supplement facility maintenance costs with rental payments from Orange County Public Schools (OCPS), Rollins College and additional tenants.

“This new agreement between the City of Winter Park and OCPS is another example of how regional partners can, and should, work together for the benefit of our community. I want to thank Vice Mayor Sarah Sprinkel for her efforts on this project, and a special thank you to Orange County School Board Chairman Bill Sublette, whose direct involvement got us across the goal line. This agreement will benefit students and families of Winter Park High School for decades,” said Mayor Steve Leary.

“We are excited to continue our special relationship with the City of Winter Park. I especially want to thank Mayor Leary and the City Commission for working with us as partners in our effort to improve Showalter Field and maintain it as one of the premier athletic facilities in the county,” shared Orange County School Board Chairman Bill Sublette.

Since 1993, the city has leased Showalter Field to OCPS for $1 per year, giving OCPS exclusive use of the facility for Winter Park High School events and other school-sanctioned activities. In return, OCPS has been responsible for management and maintenance of the field, facilities and infrastructure.

The new use agreement will shift maintenance responsibilities from OCPS to the city, allowing Winter Park to lease the field to OCPS for $80,000 annually, as well as additional tenants throughout the year to create lease revenues. Soon-to-begin facility improvements aforementioned will be funded through cost sharing between the city, Rollins College and Winter Park High School Foundation.

Local Students Participate in Active Kids Summit

On March 4, nationally recognized health and wellness experts joined together at Florida Hospital’s Health Village campus in Orlando to discuss how initiatives such as Let’s Move! Active Schools and local programs can improve children’s health and fitness.  Among the experts were students from Lakemont Elementary and Winter Park High School, who shared their stories about how the Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP60) program and other school based health initiatives have helped them perform better in and out of school.

Owen Clark, 5th grade student at Lakemont Elementary and FUTP60 Program Ambassador, shared a story about how he was able to get a friend of his, who wasn’t very active, to move more through informal football games.

“Once my friend started playing football, he felt better which helped him listen better in class and increase his grades,” Owen said to the group of experts.

Riley Bannatyne, Senior at Winter Park High School and FUTP60 Program Ambassador, talked about how being healthy helps her in and out of school.

“Eating well helps me perform better in academics and athletics,” said Riley, who is also a member of the Winter Park High School Girls’ Lacrosse Team.

Additional students from Lakemont Elementary and Winter Park High School participated in the summit.  One student sat at each table, providing valuable insight into what students value during brainstorming sessions.  As one student mentioned, “If my teacher doesn’t know about brain breaks, I tell her about them.  Pretty soon, the whole class is asking for them.”

Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling (Ret.), who transformed the Army’s system for basic training and now serves as Florida Hospital’s Senior Vice President, Global Partnering, Leadership Development and Health Performance Strategies, spoke about the importance and benefits of instilling healthy habits early.

“There’s a direct correlation between good health and good education,” said Hertling, who serves as a member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.

Restore the Roar: February 20, 2016

Restore the RoarFeast on the 50 at Showalter Field: 

Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The WPHS Foundation is working in conjunction with Winter Park Pride, the City of Winter Park and Rollins College to help support the Restore the Roar – Feast on the 50 Event at Showalter Field on February 20, 2016.

The WPHS Foundation is reaching out to all WPHS Alumni, WPHS Parents and WP Community Members as they get ready to hold their first annual Feast on the 50 at Showalter Field. This year’s theme is Restore the Roar to Showalter Field and offers a unique dining experience with proceeds benefiting a new athletic facility, turf and other improvements. Their community goal is to raise $250,000, and they can’t do it without sponsorships, donations and attendance. There will be amazing food from Sonny’s BBQ, music from the band Room 2, fireworks and more. For more information click here: RTR Sponsor letter.

Gather your Wildcat friends and reserve a table now! Restore the Roar Tickets and Sponsorship opportunities available online at their Eventbrite page.

Free Health Services Available at School-Based Health Centers

nurse clinicHealthy Kids Today would like to remind you of a wonderful service provided by the Winter Park Health Foundation to the students attending any of the schools listed below.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner services are available through the financial support of The Winter Park Health Foundation in partnership with Healthcare Providers of Florida. The Nurse Practitioners provide care at School-Based Health Centers that are located at Glenridge Middle School and Winter Park High School.

The many medical services provided FREE of charge by the Nurse Practitioners at the two centers include sports and school physicals, as well as diagnosis and treatment of illnesses.  The Nurse Practitioners at the Student Health Centers can also write prescriptions if indicated.

Visits are by appointment only.

For the Student Health Center at Glenridge Middle School, call 407-623-1415 ext. 5072245

For the Student Health Center at the main campus of Winter Park High School, call 407-622-3200 ext. 6182437

Services are available to any student and/or siblings from these schools:


  • Aloma
  • Audubon Park
  • Brookshire
  • Cheney
  • Dommerich
  • Hungerford
  • Lakemont
  • Lake Sybelia


  • Glenridge
  • Maitland


  • Winter Park 9th Grade Center
  • Winter Park