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....
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 www.winthropschools.org) 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.
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.