Important HEALTH INFORMATION... click the links below to learn more about the reported cases of pertussis in the Winthrop area.

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 Winthrop Middle School Drama Club, under the direction of Ashlee Fecteau and Audra Eaton, will perform T
he Lion King Jr. Friday, March 31st at 7, Saturday, April 1st at 7, and Sunday, April 2nd 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
Many thanks to Camden National Bank!!!  They purchased student tickets to the State Class C Basketball game in Bangor for our Rambler student fans. Your support is much appreciated. We are proud to live in the BEST community in Maine!

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!!!

We are proud of our 2017 Winthrop Rambler Basketball Team

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.

2017 Excellence in Education Award Winners... 
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
Now the world knows what we have always known...
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  
The Winthrop Public Schools' Teacher Evaluation plan was approved by the Maine Department of Education. This validates the work that the district's evaluation team has done over the past two to three years with regard to intensive training and implementation of the strategies associated with the Marzano model. This is a huge landmark for our district, especially given that we are one of the first wave of schools to have our plan approved by the DOE. While there is still more work to do, it is good to know that the framework of our evaluation model is in place and that we continue to move forward with regard to full implementation.  To see the details of the plan, please click the image to the left.

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--

            English/Language Arts                                                Mathematics                                                     Science

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Winthrop Outscores the Competition in a 
Big Way on the 2015 SBAC Test

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.


                        Superintendent Gary Rosenthal
                         17A Highland Avenue
                       Winthrop, Maine 04364
                            Questions? Concerns? Click HERE to ask.
                       Superintendent Rosenthal's 
                               2016-2017 Goals for the Winthrop Public Schools

Winthrop Public Schools Rated by Niche as One of the Best in the US

The Niche rankings focus on the overall student experience at all schools (nationwide) in developing their "Best Schools" list. The Winthrop Maine Public Schools earned an overall grade of B+ in the 2015 Rankings. Academics, health and safety, teachers, student culture and diversity are all aspects of the analysis. 

 A high ranking in Overall Experience generally indicates that:
            • Students are very happy with their experiences in all aspects, including academics, teachers, health and safety, resources, facilities, extra-curricular activities, sports and fitness.
            • The school is an exceptional academic institution in terms of teachers, students, resources for learning, and student outcomes.
            • The school is made up of a diverse population and fosters an accepting, positive school culture.
            • Students are actively involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities and sports the school offers.
Supporting statistics include an Average Graduation Rate of 92%; Reading Proficiency at 83%; Math Proficiency at 72%; a High School Dropout Rate of 1.2% and a Student Ratio of 13:1.

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Winthrop Public Schools District Calendar of Events

District Calendar of Events

DOE Dispatches

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

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