Lock Out Procedure that occurred on March 23, 2015  

Please click on the letter to the left to open the link that will allow you to read this letter written by Superintendent Rosenthal in response to the Lock Out action taken by Winthrop Public Schools today.

WHS Unified Sports Basketball Team Made Playoffs

The Winthrop High School Unified basketball team had an amazing season! They  competed against Oceanside on Thursday, March 12, at 4:30pm.  The contest ended in a scoreboard win for Oceanside, but on the court, everyone was a winner! 
It has been a GREAT first season. Thanks for cheering on our newest Rambler team. 
(Click on the image to the left to read the Kennebec Journal 
article that appeared in the Wednesday, March 11 edition.)

We are now taking students' names for next year's preschool and kindergarten classes. If you have a child who will be four years old (for preschool) or five years old (for kindergarten) on or before October 15, 2015, and would like to register him or her for next year's class, please contact the office at 207.377.2241, extension 101. We will contact the parents of students on the list in March to schedule screening appointments. Kindergarten
                                                                       screening will be on April 27th and 28th; preschool screening will be on May 13th and 14th.


Congratulations to Winthrop Middle School Student, Jacob Smith who will compete as a semi-finalist in the Maine National Geographic StateBee.  For more information on Jacob's accomplishments, please click on his image to the left.  
Congratulations, Jacob and good luck! We are so proud of you and feel fortunate that you will be representing Winthrop in this competition. 

Congratulations to DAR Essay Winners 
Sam Allen (grade 7) 
Noah Dunn (grade 6).  

For access to the complete story, please click on their image to the left .

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

The Staff Recognition program celebrates a select group of individuals who have made a substantive contribution to the mission of the WPS and without whose services the District would not meet the level of service, programming, and human interaction that we have established as our framework of becoming the best school district not only in Central Maine, but also in the entire State. Last years' recipients were Elaine Morse, Joel Stoneton, Richard Cormier, and Jeff Ladd. 

This year's recognition recipients: Karen Criss, Kevin St. Hillaire, Diana DeBlois, Meg Cook, and Todd MacArthur. Thank you for your much appreciated contributions.

...Recent District Accolades...

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