Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Support For Students & Community Members

The High School crisis team has met to develop plans for students and staff upon their arrival back to school on January 5th. Additional counselors may be brought in as we assess the needs of both students and staff upon their arrival.   

In consultation with mental health professionals, we have decided to, as much as possible, have students continue their regular routine upon returning to school on Monday, January 5th.  We have reached out to area schools and agencies and may have additional personnel on site to support our students and staff.  If you have any information about any students in need, please reach out to any of our resources including:

Keith Morin, Principal- krmorin@winthropschools.org
Kimberly Radley, Guidance Counselor- kradley@winthropschools.org
Lita Blanchard, Social Worker- lblanchard@winthropschools.org

Should you need immediate assistance or want someone to talk to outside of our school hours, the Maine Crisis Hotline (1-888-568-1112) is a great resource.

Friday, December 19, 2014


This week I had the opportunity to attend our Middle/High School Winter Concert. This annual event continues to impress, showcasing talents that never cease to amaze the crowd. Below are pictures of learners that continue to make the Winthrop High School staff feel so proud and so fortunate to be able to work with them on a daily basis.

It is my pleasure to extend best wishes on behalf of your Winthrop High School staff as we approach the end of yet another calendar year.  During the next couple of weeks we sincerely hope that our learners will find the right balance between time with family and  friends. We wish parents/guardians to experience the same satisfaction that comes from how fortunate we feel in working with your learners. 

Thank you to all of the parents for their support throughout the year as teachers and staff return refreshed, recharged, and rededicated for the reopening of school in January of 2015!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Winter Wonderland

There are many exciting activities planned in the up and coming weeks before the Winter break. To begin, we hope that many parents and community members visit local business windows to view the fantastic work of our Art Club students under the direction of Mrs. Dyer. Many students have been working weeks on these store front windows in an attempt to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Students have also orchestrated, with the help of a local credit union, a giving tree. Our giving tree is located in the foyer of the High School with items that are identified by the credit union and needed by local families for the holidays. Another exciting event is, of course, our holiday concert. Mrs. Biddlecom, WHS choral/band teacher, in conjunction with the grade school students will put on a wonderful program again this year on December 17th at 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.