Winthrop Public Schools' Strategic Plan Update

On Saturday, November 22, community members were invited to join us for breakfast to review our Strategic Plan. Many thanks to those who attended. Below, please find the latest drafts.

Click the following links to access documents: (1.) Strategic Plan Part I   (2.) Strategic Plan Part II    
                                                                   (3.) Appendices A and B   (4.) Appendices C and D

Mission Statement:

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.

  • Common Core Toolkit Gary Rosenthal: I wanted to share this new Parent Toolkit with our school community. It has a  good Health and Wellness section which highlights growth and nutrition guidelines; in addition, by grade level --  K-12, the curriculum section outlines a listing of the Common Core standards in Math and English as well as what parents can do at each grade level to understand the curriculum and support their students. We will post this link on our home page under the Resources section. http://www.parenttoolkit.com
    Posted Sep 17, 2014, 6:38 PM by Kristel Anuszewski
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Superintendent Gary Rosenthal
17A Highland Ave
Winthrop, Maine 04364

The Staff Recognition program recognizes a select group of individuals who have made a substantive contribution to the mission of the WPS and without whose services the District would not meet the level of service, programming, and human interaction that we have established as our framework of becoming the best school district not only in Central Maine, but also in the entire State. Last years' recipients were Elaine Morse, Joel Stoneton, Richard Cormier, and Jeff Ladd. 

This year's recognition recipients: Karen Criss, Kevin St. Hillaire, Diana DeBlois, Meg Cook, and Todd MacArthur. Thank you for your much appreciated contributions.

...Recent District Accolades...

Newsweek's 2014 Top HS List
It is with a great deal of pleasure and excitement that I am able to announce that Winthrop High School has been named by Newsweek Magazine as one of America's Top High Schools for 2014. 

This is a terrific honor for Principal Morin, his staff, as well as for the staff members of the Grade School and Middle School, all of whom had a strong hand in the preparation process of the students at our high school. 

This is the second recognition for the high school, having been named one of America's Best High 
                                                       Schools in 2012 by US News and World Report.  
                                                 --Mr. Gary Rosenthal, Winthrop Schools Superintendent

Crosby, Craig. "Winthrop High School Wins Praise". Kennebec Journal 21 Sept. 2014: 1.

" . . . the two towns in AOS97...Winthrop and Fayette . . . had the highest-performing schools in central Maine . . . "
- Kennebec Journal, May 2, 2013