Thursday, November 12, 2015

School Spirit Challenge- Winthrop High School- 2015-2016 (Good Shepherd Food Bank)

Standards Reference Guide

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Proficiency Based Education
Winthrop High School

Standards Resource Guide

Grades 9 and 10 

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Each year Winthrop High School sets aside this important time for conversation pertaining to curricula, academic progress, and future success within the classroom.  As you may be aware, Parent/Teacher conferences will be held Wednesday, November 18th and Thursday, November 19th from 4:00-7:30 p.m. I encourage parents/guardians to make an appointment to meet with your students teachers. Parents are encouraged to call the guidance or the main office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to schedule a time for these important conversations. You may call 377-2228 ext. 305 or 301 during those times. We, again look forward to seeing you on the evening of November 18th or 19th.


Winthrop High School, as well as Monmouth Academy, recently received notice that our Football Team has won the 2015 Sportsmanship Award. For anyone who has ever attended our Athletic Information Night it has been made clear that Winthrop High School administration and staff consider this honor to be truly reflective our our expectations and distinguishes our school from others. We are proud of our athletes as this commendation is representative of the ambassadorship, sportsmanship and fair play. Below is the email from Mr. Bickford:

Dear Mr. Stoneton,

On behalf of the MPA Football Committee I would like to congratulate you and the Winthrop/Monmouth cooperative football program as you have been recognized with the Sportsmanship Award for Class D South for the 2015 football season.

This is a great honor, as those in Class D South see and appreciate the emphasis you and your coaches place on sportsmanship.
There will be banner presentations prior to the start of each of the championship games, and you and your football program can choose which game you would like to attend to receive your sportsmanship banner.  

Again, congratulations!


Paul Bickford
MPA Football Committee

The Football team will be accepting the Sportsmanship banner on Friday, November 20th in Orono, Maine.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

KV Music Festival

A BIG congratulations to Emma Dwelle and Liz Ward who were accepted into the Kennebec Valley Music Festival on January 28th and 29th. The festival this year is being held at Lawrence High School. Well done, we are proud of your efforts and thank you for representing Winthrop High School!  

The 39 Steps.....

Monday, October 26, 2015

And the winner of the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage is....

Mr. Dan Dumais of Winthrop!!!!

Dan Dumais and Steve Shuman of Charlie's Motor Mall at the Rambler Football game 
(Oct. 23, 2015)

School Spirit Challenge

I would like to thank all of the parents, students, staff and community members that helped support our student body in the School Spirit Challenge on October 23rd. With the help of Jeff Peterson and staff as well as members of the Good Shephard Food Bank, Winthrop High School and the support of the Middle School and Grade School will be contenders in bringing home the School Spirit Cup. So far, Winthrop High School has raised nearly $15,500 with the help of Charlie's Motor Mall in Augusta, which is an extraordinary amount for such a small school and town. We have also raised many pounds of food that will be weighed and shipped to Lewiston in the coming days. Here are pictures below.... Such a memorable experience for students teaching all of us the gift of giving....

Friday, October 16, 2015

School Spirit Challenge- Winthrop High School

Winthrop High School (WHS) has been chosen this year, among seven other high schools, to participate in the School Spirit Challenge. The School Spirit Challenge is sponsored by the Good Shepherd Food Bank to bring relief to hunger in the Central Maine area, while combating hunger and fundraising for our local Winthrop Food Pantry. Each year, schools across the state are asked to participate in making a difference, both locally and statewide, by collecting food and funds to support relief. As part of the effort, schools participate in a school-wide assembly, from 6:00 - 8:00 a.m., on a Friday in October to showcase their efforts and to celebrate “making a difference.”
WHS is proud of the work of students, staff, and local businesses in our endeavors in making a difference. Charlie’s Motor Mall of Augusta has been very generous in donating a 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage to be raffled off this year. Local businesses (located on our website have been selling tickets for $20 each and will raffle off 700 tickets for a chance to win the car!
One quarter of every dollar that is raised from this event will be donated directly to our local food pantry. We will be hosting our celebration on October 23rd, from 6:00 - 8:00 a.m., which will be televised on WCSH and Fox 23 that morning. At the football game that evening, the raffle winner will be drawn on live television and given the keys to their new car. Scott Riccio, owner and operator of Northeast School Bus Services, has generously donated the cost of buses and drivers to make an additional bus run to pick up students between 5:15 and 5:45 a.m. the morning of October 23rd.  Regularly scheduled bus runs will also take place that day. We are hopeful that all students will be present for our televised celebration with games and contests.
We appreciate the opportunity to make a difference for the State of Maine, as well as in our local community of Winthrop and hope to showcase our efforts that morning. Parents and community members are welcomed to attend.
Many thanks for all that you do to help make Winthrop High School a great place to attend school. Please feel free to contact me at 377-2228 should you wish to discuss this information further or refer to our website for more details.

Keith R. Morin                                               
Winthrop High School                        

PTA Donation!!!

Many thanks to all parents that are involved in the PTA! With their most recent efforts in fundraising through hosting the Harlem Wizards basketball event, the PTA has been able to contribute $1500.00 toward the purchase of a needed repair in the Performing Arts Center. With their donation, Winthrop Public Schools will be able to put the money toward the purchase of a new projector that became inoperable as of late. Many thanks to all of the members of the PTA and teachers and staff who volunteered their time in playing against the Wizards that evening.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Homecoming 2015

Homecoming 2015

A big thank you to all that made the homecoming this past week a success. A special thanks is due to Mrs. Boyce and Mrs. Doucette throughout the week and at the homecoming dance. Also, to Mr. Stoneton for bringing back the tradition of the parade, bonfire and covering all of the athletic events throughout the week. This successful week surely would not have played out with so much spirit without the efforts of all the parents and students of Winthrop High School. Job well done and on behalf of all of our kids; "thank you."

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Lady Ramblers

Our Field Hockey team at Thomas College, Monday, September 7th! Job well done!
We're proud of you!

Great first week!

Many educators are asked to reflect on the first week of school. As a matter of fact, many ask, "So how was your first week?" Even with the soaring temperatures, which some might also follow up with a second question, the start to another academic year has been wonderful! As we brace for yet another warm week our students are in full force academically, socially, and athletically. As we move gradually into a four day week I wanted to remind all students and parents of our open house tomorrow night, September 8th from 6-7:30. This is a great opportunity for parents to meet their students teachers and ask about the academic expectations and rigor for each course. I welcome all of you to visit our school, tour our facility and enjoy the company of your student while they walk you through their daily schedule. Also on the horizon:

1. I will be setting a meeting date for our proficiency based education awareness evening soon. This is a great time for parents and students to ask questions, while we provide information that is key to success for graduating classes of 2018 and 2019.
2. WHS will be participating in the School Spirit Challenge on October 30th this year. I will be sending out a memo to all parents regarding our fundraising efforts for the Good Shephard Food Bank.
3. Our school will ask have the Harlem Wizards visiting WHS in mid September for a combined program with the middle school focusing on anti-bullying programming.
4. Also around the same time, Mallory Brooke a meteorologist from WMTW will be visiting our Science classes to discuss weather and its effects, while linking her presentation through our STEM standards.

Many new and exciting things are to come and we appreciate all of your efforts in making WHS a fantastic place to learn.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Welcome Back? Soon!!!!

Good morning,

Recently a letter was mailed to all parents and students discussing important dates and changes for this upcoming year. We will be sending out, yet another, letter soon with additional information concerning the beginning of school. I have placed the schedule for the first day and also placed the schedule under the resources tab for those that would like to download the document for their student. I look forward to seeing familiar faces and being introduced to new ones!

Winthrop High School

September 2, 2015
1st Day
Welcome Back (PAC)
(1st Lunch)
(2nd Lunch)

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Relay for Life-Winthrop

Thank you to Mrs. Cook who organized the effort and all the students and staff who participated to make the first annual Relay for Life a success. Their efforts are memorialized in the link below:

Well done and thank you for making a difference in our community, state and cancer victims nation-wide,

Congratulations to the baseball team of WHS!

Congratulations to the WHS baseball team who will be headed to St. Josephs college on Wednesday. Due to their win on Saturday against Monmouth Academy, they will be moving onto the regional game on Wednesday game vs. St. Dominic Academy, game time at 6:30. Well done Ramblers.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Mountain Valley Champions

Congratulations to the Winthrop Rambler baseball team as they took home the MVC Championship trophy for an 8-6 win over Dirigo HS at Thomas College. We are very proud of your accomplishment this evening. Well done!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bailey Public Library

Thank you, Mario!!!
Mario Meucci, a senior student at Winthrop High School, gave recognition to the efforts of those involved in the expansion of the Bailey Public Library. Mario, a student in Mr. MacArthur's furniture construction class, presented his project on Thursday, May 21st with pride. In Mario's words, "Good morning. I’d like to welcome Richard Fortin from the Bailey Public Library and the trustees to Winthrop High School. I am happy to be able to present this lectern to them. When Mr. Morin first brought this project to Mr. Mac, right away, I took the lead role in production. I thought it would be cool to make something that would mean a lot to the community and be used for many years to come. I selected birch for the main wood in this lectern because you find the same birch wood at Norcross Point. I would like to give a special thanks to Mr. MacArthur for his guidance and to Mr. Fortin and the trustees who give so much of their time to the community and have helped the Town of Winthrop build the new library addition.  In closing, I sincerely hope that everyone at the library gets as much enjoyment from using it as I did from making it."

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Capital Area Technical Center Awards

On behalf of the students and staff at Winthrop High School, I would like to congratulate the following students on their recognition this evening:

Madelyn Thomas- Inducted into the National Technical Honor Society

Scholarships awarded to:
Danielle Hutchins-CNA program
Isaac Johnson- Electrical program
Ian Carr- Capital Area Technical Center

We are very proud of you and what you have accomplished this year! You have served as ambassadors of Winthrop High School and are all well deserving of these recognitions.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Day Of Caring 2015

Good afternoon,

According to the National Weather Service the Day of Caring is best to be held tomorrow, May 11th as compared to Tuesday, May 12th. There is a 30 to 40 percent chance of showers from 2:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. tomorrow with the potential of .18 inches of rain. On Tuesday, May 12th, there is an increased chance of thunderstorms, which is unsafe for students and staff alike to be outside. We will continue as planned for tomorrow, May 11th, as scheduled. Thank you to all of the volunteers and donors, specifically Mrs. Amanda Boyce, for all of the organizational efforts to make this a success. Many thanks as well to: Hannaford of Winthrop, Northeast Charter School Bus Services, Pepsi bottling company, DR Struck, United Way of Kennebec County, EJ Prescott, G&E Roofing, Winthrop Education Corporation, Northcenter Foods, and most of all the students (8-12) for all of their hard work.

Monday, May 4, 2015

TJ Maxx

A special thanks to Mr. Stoneton and the partnership with TJ Maxx for their continued efforts in making a difference through their funds for schools drive.

Winthrop High School was recently presented a $500.00 check from TJ Maxx to be used toward athletic equipment. Many thanks to all of those that worked so hard to make this happen....and even shopped a little.


Thanks to our Horticulture class, the entrance and flower garden's surrounding the HS are getting a much needed clean-up. Thanks to Mr. Fecteau and all of his students for their hard work.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

KV Music Festival

Students and staff would like to congratulate and wish the best of luck to Teresa Easterbrooks, Lilly Beauregard, Liz Ward, and Jasper Williams who will be representing Winthrop High School at the Kennebec Valley Music Festival this Friday, April 2nd and Saturday, April 3rd at Mt. Blue High School. You make us proud! 

Expectations for 4th Quarter

As we begin our last quarter of the year on April 6th, teachers and administrators have been working tirelessly in developing small improvements in our academic expectations. Beginning Monday, the following guidelines will govern all students in the respective grades below:

Decisions to beginning fourth quarter of 2015-

1. (Grades 9-12) Tutorial teachers will begin reviewing the grades of their students. Upon seeing deficiencies in either traditional grades or scores on standards the tutorial teacher will make contact with the respective subject teacher.

2. (Grades 9-12) Students with deficiencies are not to be using their computers in tutorial unless the teacher in the subject area in which the student is deficient requests the use for work on projects or assignments.

3. (Grades 9-12) Students may be required to forgo their tutorial if a class in which they are deficient in meets at the same time.  At that time, teachers may request that the student be in their class for additional help.

4. (Grade 9) Those 9th grade students who are proficient in at least 90% but less than 100% of the assessed standards in each class will be required to attend school on June 16th.  At that time the student and teacher(s) will devise a plan by which the student may be able to do work over the summer to potentially earn credit for the course.  All assigned work will be scored and a determination of earning credit will be made within the first two weeks of the following academic year.

*Deficiencies are defined as a failing grade and/or score below proficiency (3) in any class.

I appreciate the support from teachers and families as we move to improve our academic program at Winthrop High School.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Thank You Career Day Presenters!

The students of Winthrop High School would like to thank all of the presenters for arranging their schedules to spend time with us at our Career day on March 20, 2015. Their willingness to share information with our staff and students about their career was one of the main ingredients in making our Career Day a success.

Presenters that made our Career Day a success:

Mr. Brian Berry- Accounting
Mr. Peter Precourt- Artist
Mr. Carl Caprara- Business
Mr. Thomas Johnson- Computer Technician
Mr. Dave Audet- Construction
Ms. Kim Stoneton- Cosmetology
Mr. Dick Dyer- Theatre
Mr. Dan Kaplan- Electrician
Chief John Dovinski and EMS crew- Emergency Medical Technicians
Mr. Greg Chamberland- Engineering
Chief Dan Brooks- Mechanics
Mr. Scott Monroe- Journalism
Mr. Tavis Hasenfus, Esq.- Attorney
Dr. Jen McConnell- Physician
SSG Robbins and SFC Blackwell- Military
Mrs. Julie Nuce, RN- Nursing
Mrs. Darcy Sekerak- Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy
Mr. Dick Guerette- Plumbing and Heating
Mr. Tyler Arsenault- Firefighter
Chief Joseph Young- Police Officer
Dr. Dick Kauffman- Psychologist
Mrs. Pat Ladd- Real Estate
Mrs. Cathy MacMillan- Scientist
Me- Teacher
Mr. Steve Allaire- Game Warden
Ms. Erin Dow- Culinary Arts
Officer Colt Bernhardt- Kennebec County Sheriffs Department
Mr. CJ McKenna- 2 Year College Admissions
Mr. Nick Ray- 4 Year College Admissions

Our students appreciate your interest in our effort to learn more about careers and the world of work. In fact, we hope we can call again to share more of your expertise with us.

Student of the month- Megan Chamberland- February 2015!

Student of the Month – February 2015

Congratulations to Megan Chamberland for being voted by the faculty of Winthrop High School as student of the month for February 2015! Below is an excerpt from Trudy Hanson about Megan and her accomplishments....

     "Our Student of the Month is a well-rounded student who takes her job of being a student seriously, but knows how to have fun when the time is right.   Several of her teachers noted that in class she is focused on the task they are working on, completes all of her assignments, and seeks assistance when needed.  She participates in class.  They report that she is a delight to have in class. 
     She is an involved citizen by participating in athletics and extra-curricular activities.  She plays on the field hockey and tennis teams.  She is a member of the Math Team and Latin Club.  She serves as class president.  In that role, she organizes and leads in her quiet, thoughtful way.   Earlier this year, she organized a bottle drive as a fundraiser for the class.  She also dedicated a great deal of time to helping the advisors with organizing the class for events for Winter Carnival.  Her calm and steady ways are amazing to watch whether on the court, the field, in the classroom or in her personal life.  

     It is with great pleasure that I congratulate February’s Student of the Month, Megan Chamberland."

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Career Day 2015


Winthrop High School is excited to be hosting our first Career Day for WHS students in many years. Our goal is to bring professionals from our community into our school to speak to our students about their career's. In a survey presented to our students, professionals from our community will represent the following professions:
Our students will enjoy hearing speakers talk about:
-A typical workday
2    -Career trends (job outlook, how competitive is application process…)
3       -Pros and cons of the job
4    -Salary range
5    -Training/education requirements
6    -Helpful technology to be familiar with
7    -High school classes that would pertain to their respective career choice
8    -Their favorite task in their job
9    -An exciting, funny, or unusual experience they have had in their career

We have scheduled Career Day presentations as follows:
Date: March 20, 2015 at Winthrop High School
First Session 8:00-8:40
Break 8:40-8:50
Second Session 8:50-9:30
Break 9:30-9:40
Third Session 9:40-10:10

Immediately after the third session, students will be asked to gather in the Performing Arts Center for a presentation by two and four year academic post-secondary admissions officers.