The 2016-17 school year is almost here!
There is an orientation for all incoming freshmen on Tuesday, August 30th at WHS.
The first day of school for students in grades 1 through 12 is August 31st.
The first day for kindergarten and preschool students is September 6th.
Please refer to the new guidelines for the WGS DROP OFF by clicking HERE.
The District Central Office has resumed regular office hours: Monday-Friday from 7am-4pm.
...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.
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
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
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Winthrop Public Schools Rated by Niche as One of the Best in the US
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
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
The Winthrop Public School system admires hard work, dedication to excellence and achievement. Please enjoy the accolades of our academics, athletics, and staff.