WHS Boys' Basketball Senior Game was an emotional one for players and fans...  On Wednesday, February 3, the boys' beloved manager and number one fan suited up to join his team on the court for his last WHS Boys' Varsity regular season game. As soon as the buzzer sounded, five talented guys flooded the court and then celebrated when Nate Jewell made the first two points of the game with a pretty, arced shot to the basket against the Rangers of Telstar. The Ramblers went on to battle and capture another victory in their respectable collection paving the way for a strong position in the upcoming conference battle that will ensue at the Augusta Civic Center during February vacation. Great job, boys--yet one more reason among so many that we are "Proud 
                                                                                                                                              to be a Rambler, YES. WE. ARE."

As a result of being selected as a  “School That Shines”, the WMS Discover 101 students were invited to the Margaret Chase Smith library/museum in Skowhegan to share their Random Acts of Kindness. They also learned more about Margaret Chase Smith’s desire to instill in young people the importance of service and what an important figure she was in our country and in the state of Maine.  The class received $100.00 to carry on Smith’s mission to do service for others which we will begin working on as a group in the next weeks.

MVC Rob Miller Proactive Coaching

WHS Welcomes the 1965 State Championship Basketball Team

The 1965 WHS State Champions was honored at half time during the Winthrop vs. Boothbay boys' varsity game on Monday, February 1. This year marks the 51st anniversary of the win that brought WHS its first ever state title. The team was recently inducted into the New England Sports' Hall of Fame, and are selling DVDs of a home game and the state game for $12 and $8, respectively.  The gentlemen saw a great game between the Ramblers and Seahawks and were able to celebrate the long tradition of excellence that is Winthrop Basketball.

Come Get Funky and Support the Class of 2016 Project Graduation!!!

Do you miss the 1970s?  Do you want to go back in time for just one evening? Groove with Motor Booty to benefit the Winthrop High School Class of 2016 in their quest for a safe Project Grad!

If so, please attend the show on MARCH 11th at 7pm at the WHS Performing Arts Center. Tickets can be purchased at Winthrop Federal Credit Union, Thomas Agency, The Cafe @ 130 Main Street as well as at The Big White Barn. Tickets are $20 each and all proceeds to benefit Project Graduation, Class of 2016. Questions, call Laura Connor 395-8028.

Apple Education Executives Tour Technology at WPS

Jim Moulton and Tara Maker from Apple toured Winthrop High School, Winthrop Middle School, and Winthrop Grade School on Tuesday, January 19, to learn more about how teachers in Winthrop Public Schools are utilizing technology in the classrooms. Teachers shared how they utilize e-books, flipped lessons, educational apps, e-readers, and other elements of technology to enrich students' learning. Teachers, students, administration, technology team members, a member of the school board, and students enjoyed the visit and appreciate Mr. Moulton's and Ms. Maker's time.  

      Click image below for Miss Rau's description of her 
Global Pen Pal project involving WGS 5th grade students.
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
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Winthrop, Maine 04364

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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