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AWARENESS... Student Council Advisors Mrs. Boyce and Mrs. Doucette plan monthly activities that help our entire WHS student body learn about topics and address concerns that might not be a part of the standard classroom curriculum. During the January Awareness, the following happened.  The freshmen worked with Mr. Fecteau in the gymnasium and focused on "healthy habits". The sophomores met in the cafeteria and were given a banana bread recipe to follow. There was a bake-off competition between advisor groups and the winning advisee group received bragging rights. Erin Dow, our school nutrition director was there to help out and spoke to students about topics involving culinary skills and ways to make healthy eating choices. The juniors boarded a bus and rode to Charlie's in Winthrop to hear from salespeople and other staff about car buying. They were told what to look for, what to ask, and got information on financing.  Seniors went to the PAC and heard Mr. Eben Thomas present information on apartment hunting, property insurance, and tenant pitfalls. He had a lot of information to share and welcomed students' questions.  This day and experience was made possible by a caring community, dedicated teachers, and students who are willing to learn. 


CONGRATULATIONS TO JACOB HICKEY 
1000 POINT SCORER!!!
Jacob, we are all very proud of your efforts on and off the court. This is a milestone that so many fans have loved watching you reach. You make us all proud to be a Rambler. Thanks for giving us so much to cheer about!
Jacob reached his 1000 points mark away at the 
Mountain Valley game on Tuesday, December 13th. 
This huge achievement was recognized and celebrated
at our WHS home court on Thursday, December 22nd.



Please check out the district calendar at the bottom of this page and get involved in all that is going on in the Winthrop Public Schools. Our administrators, teachers, and students are busy, and we would love for you to join us in all that we are doing in our schools and in our very supportive community.



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--
             
 











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(Click on each image title above to enlarge.)


Winthrop Outscores the Competition in a 
Big Way on the 2015 SBAC Test

 
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 
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                       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 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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