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CONGRATULATIONS TO SUPERINTENDENT GARY ROSENTHAL

NOMINATED BY THE WPS SCHOOL BOARD FOR THE HONOR OF SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR
"The Board of Education is proud to nominate and strongly supports Mr. Rosenthal's application for Superintendent of the Year as he has strengthened the district's educational programs and services by setting goals that are lofty, but attainable- especially by talented, well-chosen instructors. He has brought about improved relations between the community and school system by building financial trust and stability. His strategic plan continues to chart our course and with him at the helm, there is no doubt that our, 
now very strong, school system will reach his goal and is well on its way to becoming the 
top school district in all of Maine." 
(Ms. Virginia Geyer, WPS School Board Chair)
Mr. Rosenthal, pictured left, addresses the district faculty and staff on the first day of school.

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Please click HERE to read Superintendent Rosenthal's message concerning the 2016-17 budget error.

Please refer to the new guidelines for the WGS DROP OFF by clicking HERE

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2016-17 bus route/times schedule...
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...NEW FACULTY AND STAFF AT WPS...
Welcome to the new faculty and staff who will be joining the Winthrop Public Schools this school year.  They are all pictured below with Superintendent Gary Rosenthal who greeted them and their veteran teacher-mentors at the new staff orientation on Thursday, August 25th.


https://sites.google.com/a/winthropschools.org/welcome-to-winthrop-public-schools/home/marzano
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.
 
Winthrop Outscores the Competition in a 
Big Way on the 2015 SBAC Test

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 Note: because of the high opt-out rate for this test and the limited number of people achieving by category, the state will not post public figures for these tests.

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 
                               2015-2016 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.

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


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

WPS Accolades...
The Winthrop Public School system admires hard work, dedication to excellence and achievement. Please enjoy the accolades of our academics, athletics, and staff. 

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