AWARENESS... Student Council Advisors Mrs. Boyce and Mrs. Doucette plan monthly activities that help our entire WHS student body learn about topics and address concerns that might not be a part of the standard classroom curriculum. During the January Awareness, the following happened. The freshmen worked with Mr. Fecteau in the gymnasium and focused on "healthy habits". The sophomores met in the cafeteria and were given a banana bread recipe to follow. There was a bake-off competition between advisor groups and the winning advisee group received bragging rights. Erin Dow, our school nutrition director was there to help out and spoke to students about topics involving culinary skills and ways to make healthy eating choices. The juniors boarded a bus and rode to Charlie's in Winthrop to hear from salespeople and other staff about car buying. They were told what to look for, what to ask, and got information on financing. Seniors went to the PAC and heard Mr. Eben Thomas present information on apartment hunting, property insurance, and tenant pitfalls. He had a lot of information to share and welcomed students' questions. This day and experience was made possible by a caring community, dedicated teachers, and students who are willing to learn.
1000 POINT SCORER!!!
Jacob, we are all very proud of your efforts on and off the court. This is a milestone that so many fans have loved watching you reach. You make us all proud to be a Rambler. Thanks for giving us so much to cheer about!
Jacob reached his 1000 points mark away at the
Mountain Valley game on Tuesday, December 13th.
This huge achievement was recognized and celebrated
at our WHS home court on Thursday, December 22nd.
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Winthrop Public Schools' Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model
Maine Education Assessment Results 2015-2016
Below is the student proficiency data. In looking at where Winthrop Public Schools have brought students in relation to what other districts in the region are doing, I am thrilled with the overall results of the information. The Maine Department of Education website has a new interactive feature which allows viewers to compare districts in one chart; below, you will find all of the districts in the Kennebec region and the proficiency percentages by subject for each. Also included is the state average. What I am proud to say is that we lead all of the other districts in all three subject areas: math, science, and ELA with regard to student proficiency percentages. I cannot say enough about the direction this district is headed! I am so proud of all of the work that every educator is doing toward the achievement of these results. I am equally proud of the leadership our principals take in heading the charge. I offer my thanks to each of our staff members for their work with each and every one of our students-- regardless of his or her title or position in this district; it takes all of the spokes on the wheel to make the bicycle turn and roll efficiently and for those efforts, I thank our educators who well represent our profession and make our community proud.
--Superintendent Gary Rosenthal--
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Winthrop Outscores the Competition in a
Big Way on the 2015 SBAC Test
On December 3, 2014, the Winthrop Board of Education approved the final draft of the 2014-2017 Strategic Plan. On January 5, 2015, the Plan was presented to the Winthrop Town Council for their review. A copy of The Plan follows and will be used as a framework for the development of our upcoming FY16 budget.
The Winthrop Public School Communities’ mission is to create a solid foundation
for students that allows them the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to
achieve success in a global world.
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