Friday, November 21, 2014

Teacher Workshop Days

As many students are energized for having Monday, November 24th and Tuesday, November 25th off, teachers are also excited. Winthrop High School staff will embark on training in four main areas:

-Proficiency Based Education
-Robert Marzano, Teacher Evaluation Model
- Smarter-Balanced Assessments
- Technology Workshops

The Winthrop High School staff is committed to investing in meaningful professional development for our teachers in an effort to continue to provide our students with the very best educational opportunities.

We wish all students and their families the very best over the holiday break!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Important Calendar Events….

On behalf of the entire Winthrop High School faculty, we appreciate those parents/guardians for meeting with us during our scheduled Parent/Teacher conferences this past week. We had a fantastic turnout, with many more appointments that in previous years. I am hoping that many of you were able to stop in to discuss your learners progress. Please do not hesitate to contact any of our faculty members with any questions if you were not able to attend.

We have a few important meetings for parents and students in this week's bulletin…..

Our Winter Athletic Parent/Student evening will be taking place on Wednesday, November 12th at 6:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. This is an important meeting to discuss coaching philosophies, mandatory paperwork, and our expectations regarding the Code of Conduct of participation. This venue also allows parents the opportunity to meet with coaches that will ultimately serve an important role in your learners life for the next few months.

The Winthrop High School Guidance Department will be hosting a financial aid night will be held on November 19th at 6:00 p.m. in our Performing Arts Center.  This meeting is important for parents of Senior students who are interested in post-secondary planning and financial aid information. We encourage all parents (underclassmen parents as well) to attend should they be interested. This meeting most often is well attended and we are also opening this venue up to parents of Maranacook Community High School as well.

The Winthrop High School administration will be calling our first meeting with parents of 9th grade students on December 3rd at 6:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The administration will discuss our continued transition to Proficiency Based Education, improvements to standards based grading, and how to read our newly designed report cards. We will open up the meeting to a few questions and many more will be collected to address and create agenda's for future meetings.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Student of the month

Congratulations to Tyler Nussinow- September 2014 Student of the Month!

Nominated by Ms. Radley, Guidance Counselor at Winthrop High School. She writes, "This young man is always polite, positive, and upbeat to staff and students. Even though he has a difficult class schedule, he is always willing to forgo a free period to help tutor other students who are struggling in their classes. He has been a mentor at the middle school in the past and is planning on continuing second semester. This respected student is an athlete, a young man with course and direction. He is representative of all of our district-wide core values. He respects his peers, is cooperative in mentoring others, is responsible in balancing the demands as a student athlete, is a compassionate brother, and displays integrity in being humble about his talents." It is our honor to award our student of the month to Tyler Nussiow!