SCHOOLS RE-OPEN ON THURSDAY, JAN. 29th:  Winthrop Public Schools will be open on time on Thursday, January 29th. While all parking lots and sidewalks have been cleared of snow, please use caution as ice and mounds of snow may still make driving and walking difficult in places. 

Come and support the basketball teams on Thursday, January 29th, when the senior boys and girls will be recognized on the hardwood at Senior Night.  GO RAMBLERS!!! 

Winthrop Public Schools' Strategic Plan 

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.


Strategic Plan – Parts I and II

                                                          Strategic Plan – Appendices A-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.

Winthrop Schools' Newsletter

Attached below is the new version of our WPS Newsletter which we will also send by BLI e-mail to all staff members and families in our district. In addition, we will distribute hard copies to local businesses in the Winthrop community.


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District Calendar of Events

DOE Dispatches

Employee Intranet (login required) 

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