Summer recess for students has started. Have a safe and happy break. Summer hours at Winthrop Schools' Central Office are: Monday-Thursday 7am-3:30pm and closed on Fridays beginning June 26th.

The first Rambler Relay was held on June 5 and 6 at Winthrop High School.  See the commentary by Greg Michaels from 92 Moose. Click on the image to the left to see full size.

Congratulations to the Ramblers--the Western Maine Regional Runners-Up. The team worked hard and represented Winthrop with pride, honor and tenacity. It was a great night for a ball game and a great night to celebrate some very talented, young men's accomplishments!

Congratulations to the Winthrop High School Boys' Tennis Team and Coach MacArthur for bringing home the newest banner from the Maine Principal's Association for Good Sportsmanship. The banner was presented by Assistant Executive Director, Gerry Durgin of the MPA.

 Congratulations to Winthrop Middle School student, Moriah Hadjuk for 
 Maine Clean Water Poster First Prize!

 I just wanted to share with you all my incredible experience this morning at the Governors office.  Moriah Hajduk won 1st place for  the Maine Clean Water Poster Contest.  We were invited for a meet and greet with the Governor today.  Moriah got a $100 check, a  pin and a water bottle as well as a Governors coin.  She was so excited as were her parents.  We also got to go into LePage's private  office to view artwork, apparently not many people are invited in to the private office.  Today was a honor and privilege and one of my  best educational experiences I have had.  The work will most likely be displayed in the library at the state house and the calendar will  be out this summer.  --WMS Art teacher, Lisa Gillman (June 5, 2015)

To learn more about the summer meal program and the NEW S.T.E.M. day camp for science, technology and math, please click the above image.  Or visit Winthrop YMCA for more information on registering for some exciting, summer opportunities!

Full Supplemental Program Guide for Winthrop Summer Recreation

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.

Winthrop Schools' Newsletter

Attached below is the new version of our WPS Newsletter which we will also send by BLI e-mail to all staff members and families in our district. In addition, we will distribute hard copies to local businesses in the Winthrop community.


Click on the image to view the newsletter.

District Calendar of Events

DOE Dispatches

Employee Intranet (login required) 

Superintendent Gary Rosenthal
17A Highland Ave
Winthrop, Maine 04364

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