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Welcome back to school! The first day of school is on Wednesday, August 30th. 
Freshman Night Out will be on Tuesday, August 29th. 
Incoming freshmen are invited to tour the high school with members of the WHS Student Council. 
 
    

New teacher orientation will be held on Thursday, August 24th at Winthrop Middle School. This is for new teachers only.

All-staff workshop day will be held on Tuesday, August 29th. 




Winthrop Grade School OPEN HOUSE: Tuesday, August 29th from 5pm to 7pm

Winthrop Middle School OPEN HOUSE: Thursday, September 7th from 6pm to 7pm

Winthrop High School OPEN HOUSE: Wednesday, September 6th from 6pm to 7pm










Thank you so much to the residents of Winthrop for approving the 2017-2018 school 
budget that passed in the recent election.  Your support is very much appreciated! 












 
 




Winthrop High School Latin students attended the National Junior Latin Convention 



































Students and Latin teacher, Ross Shaler, from Winthrop High School attended the National Junior Latin Convention this summer at Troy University in Alabama.  Students participated in the various activities and represented Winthrop High School. Pictured to the right, Mr. Shaler is standing in the back. In front and from left to right are students Samantha Neumann, Emma Dwelle, Joey Tierney, and Fantazia Perez.  Also attending the trip was former Latin teacher and current WPS School Board Member, Meg Cook.



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Please click the commendation letter, left, to read about our Summer Food Program that was organized and implemented by Erin Dow, our Nutrition Director. Congratulations on a job well done. Thank you for all you do!




The FY18 Every Student Succeeds Act Consolidated Application is now public for review and comments.  To see the document that features programs, please click HERE.


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 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 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.



        












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                        Superintendent Gary Rosenthal
                         17A Highland Avenue
                       Winthrop, Maine 04364
                        207-377-2296 
                            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 2017 Rankings. Academics, health and safety, teachers, student culture and diversity are all aspects of the analysis. Winthrop High School made the Top 100 list and ranked #28 of all the schools in Maine; the five-year graduation rate average is 91% and our students' attendance rate in 2016 was 86%.  The Winthrop Grade School and Winthrop Middle School both scored a B+. The Winthrop Public Schools are rated one of the safest schools in the state. Based on student and parent ratings of health and safety, area crime rates, rates of expulsion and suspension, and school-related arrests, Winthrop is 36 of 86 safest school districts in Maine.

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.

            • "Winthrop is a town of supportive people who value education, outdoor activities, and sports. All students are treated with respect and encouraged and supported to be their best. I was able to be a three season athlete and got a lot of support and encouragement from the teachers, administrators and the community." --Senior student, Class of 2017
Niche is transforming the way people make big, life decisions. By providing reviews and insight from everyday experts, they make choosing a neighborhood, college or K-12 school a more transparent process. Founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students as CollegeProwler.com, Niche has grown into one of the largest content startups in the country and provides deep insight into big life decisions. Every year, they help millions of people find their niche and thrive within it.


Winthrop Public Schools District Calendar of Events

District Calendar of Events



DOE Dispatches




Newsweek's 2014 Top HS List
Click on the image to the left or HERE to read "The Methodology of Newsweek's Top High School Rankings". Winthrop High School was one of only four schools in Maine to be recognized in this national ranking.

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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