See the AWARD-WINNING WHS One-Act-- "Out of the Darkness" on Friday, March 24th at the STATE ONE-ACT FESTIVAL at Yarmouth High School. Winthrop High School Drama WON the Class B Regional Championship Performing "Out of the Darkness". They are traveling to Yarmouth High School to perform for the title of Class B State Champions...Break a leg, Winthrop Thespians!!! You make us so proud!!!
On the weekend of March 10-11, the Winthrop High School Drama Club directed by Dennis Price was awarded the Class B Regional Championship title for their performance of "Out of the Darkness". Cast members presented the show that delivers a message about bullying and the outcomes it can have. Alternately, the message is also shared about kindness and those outcomes, as well. The cast was awarded special commendations for Ensemble, and Owen Lattin was awarded for his work with the show's sound execution. Four WHS students received the competition honor of All-Cast for their roles in the show: (middle photo/left to right) Nate Scott, Maguire Anuszewski, Hannah McLaughlin, and Clara Szakis. The cast will represent the region at the State One-Act Festival on Friday, March 24th at 7pm at Yarmouth High School. Many thanks to the Winthrop Police Department for the special surprise of an escort through town (pictured above/right), Mrs. Heidi Bechard and all drama parents for the support and meals during the weekend, and many thanks to the Winthrop community--their fans for their continued support for theater arts at WHS. You told them to "break a leg" and they did! Great job to the entire cast and crew and to Director Dennis Price.
THE LION KING JR.
The Winthrop Middle School Drama Club, under the direction of Ashlee Fecteau and Audra Eaton, will perform The Lion King Jr. at 7, at 7, and at 2 at the PAC. You're invited- Adults $8, Students/Seniors $5, Children under 5 are free! They would appreciate your support, so come and enjoy an evening of theatre.
STEM day at Winthrop Grade School
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Thanks to the Winthrop Middle and High School students in Amanda Boyce's WHS Honors Geometry class who worked with students in grades 1-5 at the Winthrop Grade School at the PTA sponsored annual STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) DAY in March. The WMS and WHS students taught WGS students angles in real life-- mini-golf, basketball, and catapults. The students, both young and old, enjoyed a great day getting to know each other and learning how math is used every day.
Camden National Bank generously donated 100 student tickets to Winthrop High School fans
WHiRR travels to FIRST Robotics Competition with their robot, Amelia. WHiRR, Winthrop High School Rambler Robotics competed in Bridgewater, Massachusetts the weekend of March 10th and 11th at the FIRST Robotics Competition. The entire team had a great time doing battle with the robot they constructed to help them defeat other robots in the competition. See more details by clicking HERE.
WHS 2017 Day of Caring... sign up for help below!!!
Future Engineers Build, Explore and Learn...
Mrs. Marcia Luszczki's students vistited and participated in the Maine Engineering Day at the University of Southern Maine. The students had a great time learning in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) environment. (Click on the photo to enlarge.)
MEA Week of March 20th!!!During the week of March 20th, the MEA test will be administered at the Winthrop Middle School. To help our students be at their best, please keep in mind: on-time attendance, the need for extra rest, and the benefits of healthy breakfasts. Also, please remind students to bring free-reading materials, which will be helpful for those who finish exams early. We appreciate the support of parents and the hard work of our students who traditionally do very well on the Maine Assessment. We look forward to celebrating our students' academic success. We are proud to be Ramblers!!!
2017 UNIFIED BASKETBALL TEAM... The Winthrop Unified Basketball Team played in front of a packed house for their last game of the season on Tuesday, March 7th. Individuals were recognized by coaches for their service to the team. There was lots of great action on the court for the home team and lots of hearty cheers and applause for the tenacious Rambler basketball team. No matter which team we play, everyone wins!!! Great job! Our Rambler PRIDE is Unified!!!
Congratulations to the 2017 WHS Boys' Basketball Team led by Coach Todd MacArthur who won the Class C Southern Maine Title and are the Class C State of Maine Runners-Up. Rambler Nation is proud of you all.
Congratulations to Jacob Hickey who was awarded the Best Player of the Week Award at the Augusta Civic Center. Jacob is also one of three finalists for Mr. Maine Basketball. Congratulations, Jacob for all that you and your team brought our school and
community this year!!!
Congratulations to Winthrop High School's
Class of 2017 Top Ten
Corinna Coulton, Andrew Pazdziorko, Molly Glaser, Matt Ingram (Valedictorian) Kayleigh Oberg,
Kyle Keezer, Megan Chamberland (Salutatorian), Jacob Hickey, Sarah Spahr, and Shie Smith.
Each year at the annual faculty and staff meeting, Superintendent Rosenthal recognizes outstanding educators. This year, he awarded the honor to Ashley Fecteau, WMS education technician; Sue Hunt, WPS Special Services Director; Pam Turcotte, WGS art teacher; and (not pictured) Lita Blanchard, WPS social worker. This a great honor for Winthrop Public Schools' educators. Congratulations to these excellent educators.
Winthrop is on the Top Ten list for Best Towns to Raise Families
WINTHROP IS A GREAT PLACE FOR FAMILIES! Winthrop is recognized in the latest 2017 Report of the 10 Best Towns in Maine to raise children. "Winthrop is great for families who love the outdoors!" It is true-- we play outside!!! And, we love to learn!
Winthrop/Maranacook Unified Basketball Season is underway... Click HERE for the KJ article about Unified.
Please check out the district calendar at the bottom of this page and get involved in all that is going on in the Winthrop Public Schools. Our administrators, teachers, and students are busy, and we would love for you to join us in all that we are doing in our schools and in our very supportive community.
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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