The Winchester City Schools’ schedule demands early mornings for our kids since they all must be at school before 8:00 a.m. We make up for it on the weekends and during summer and other vacations when the kids get to sleep in and relax.
Residents have time for a snack and a break before beginning an hour’s study time at 4:00 p.m. Study time is flexible and can vary depending on a resident’s academic needs and performance as well as their other obligations. Dinnertime is around 6:00 p.m. and once the dishes are washed and put away the evening hours are available for TV, video games, additional study time, bike-riding, independent projects, music or maybe a family trip to the park or to the lake for fishing.
During the summer kids and staff plan day trips to regional places of interest while in between everyone is busy with summer jobs, day and away camps, specialty camps (such as basketball and performing arts), swimming, taking in summertime movies and just enjoying their time off.
Daily life at the Evans Home allows children to manage their own time and activities within a structured, but not strictly regimented, atmosphere. Expectations are clear and routines are predictable, but as with all families, collective obligations come down to individual responsibilities. It is through the day to day life of the Home that Evans Home children develop the mutual respect and sense of belonging that allows them to grow and progress in all areas of their lives.