This week the Westbrook Schools Music Department received the Dale Huff Award for outstanding k-12 performing arts program! Congratulations to Director Proulx and the amazing k-12 staff!
Laptop Returns: Seniors will have opportunities to turn in their laptops June 1 and June 2, 10:30 to 12:30, and again June 5, after Marching Practice in the WHS Library. They will receive their caps and gowns after turning in laptops. Underclassmen will turn in their laptops June 8 and June 9, during ACE.
The last day of school is a half day on Friday, June 16. That means Final Exams will take place June 12-15. Students took midterms in January for the first time since 2020. Finals have not been given since this year's seniors were in 8th grade. We will continue to remind students that it is a high stakes testing scenario, and adequate preparation is paramount.
The newly formed WHS Unified Bocce Team notched its first ever victory in competition last Tuesday against Gray New Gloucester in a rout. The final score was 17-5! It was reported that the contest was a shining example of outstanding sportsmanship and stellar behavior, even on the bus! Congratulations to the team and coach Mary Klement!
Academic Recognition Night is tomorrow (Tuesday, 5/9) at 7pm at the WPAC! Congratulations to the many award recipients!
WHS Academic Recognition Night is next Tuesday, 5/9, at 7pm at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center. We will be celebrating award winners in Highest Achievement and Outstanding Effort for each course at every grade level, as well as our Honor Roll honorees, who have earned a cumulative GPA of 85 or better in every class for all three quarters. Invitations were mailed to all families of students who will be honored at the ceremony. It will be a wonderful celebration of our sensational students and their amazing academic accomplishments!
The WHS Junior/Senior Prom is next Friday evening at Ocean Gateway in Portland. It is a great venue with an incredible view of Casco Bay and the islands. A huge shoutout to Cari Sbardella and Rick Solomon, this year's senior class advisors. They have done a ton of work in general for this group, and particularly in preparation for Prom. They are even catering the event themselves! Both teachers also happen to be amazing cooks, and they have prepared a five star menu for students to enjoy. It is bound to be a wonderful (and delicious!) event.
One Westbrook is hosting a Community Conversation and Pot Luck on Saturday, May 6, 1-3 pm at St. Anthony's Church hall on Brown Street. Come and meet your neighbors and share your thoughts and experiences that make Westbrook a great community! All are welcome, and interpreters will be present.
Congratulations to our mathletes on the Pi-Cone Math Team! They finished 29th overall in the state tournament from among the 88 schools that qualified.
Reminder: There is a half day of school on Thursday, April 13. Westbrook Middle School will dismiss students at 10:15am, Westbrook High School will dismiss students at 10:25am, and Congin, Canal, and Saccarappa will dismiss students at 11:30am. Also, vacation begins on Friday, April 14 through next week. Classes resume on April 24. We hope you have a great vacation, time filled with safe travel, good books, and rest and relaxation.
Last week WHS Spanish IV students went to Concord, NH, to see and hear a Flamenco dance and music. Ms. Ryan and Ms. Epelde were thrilled to bring our students to experience such a stunning display of Spanish culture. Thank you to our partners in the WMS Language Dept. for collaborating to make this wonderful trip happen!
We are hosting a financial aid and post-secondary planning event this Thursday, March 23, at 6pm in the WHS Library. Come see what all the buzz is about! Nicole Sturgis, our Aspirations Counselor, has organized this event to provide WHS families (especially junior families) with an opportunity to learn about what lies ahead and all of the resources that are available.
Dear Friends, Yesterday was our first Remote Learning Snow Day! Thank you to our students, teachers, school nutrition staff, principals, and families for helping to make it possible. How did the day work for you and your children? We would appreciate any feedback on the following link: https://forms.gle/QLEEj3C4c56Un7Fv6. Reminder: there is no school for students on Friday, March 17. It is a Professional Learning Day for staff. Our staff are participating in workshops and learning experiences across the district. Have a great long weekend! Peter Lancia, Ph.D., Superintendent of Schools Language Services The Westbrook School Department provides interpreter services. If you would like to request an interpreter for a meeting or you require translation for reading a school form, please contact the Central Office at (207) 854-0800. After you are connected, please say the requested language and provide your name and telephone number. A staff person will return your call with an interpreter.
8th Grade Family Night! WHS is inviting all 8th grade families to come to the school house for Family Night on Tuesday, March 21, at 6pm.
CANCELED: Financial Aid/Post-Secondary Planning Night WITH INTERPRETERS Wednesday, March 15 @6pm Room 114 at the high school. We will postpone this event. Details to follow.
The 75th annual Staff/Student Basketball game will be next Thursday at 6pm at the WHS Gym. Don't miss this exciting event!
Congratulations to WHS Sophomore and Maine State Bowling Champion, Jason McCarthy! Over the weekend, Jason bowled at Meadow Lanes in Wilton ME for the High School Bowling Individual State Championship. He dominated qualifying for the first 4 games. He went in to match play as the #1 Seed by 80 pins. He won his first match by 40 pins, bowling a 227. The Championship Match was a tight one until the last 2 frames, when Jason put it away with 4 strikes to win by 25 pins. Jason is now back-to-back High School Boys Bowling State Champion!!
The WHS Black Student Union hosted four influential local black political leaders for a panel discussion today. Maine House Speaker Rachel Talbot Ross, South Portland Mayor Deqa Dhalac, Westbrook City Councilor Claude Rwaganje, and Portland City Councilor Regina Phillips joined BSU leaders Plamedi Sifa, Gracia Kakhuba, and Jada Jones on stage for a panel discussion about leadership, politics, and working for change.
The Southwestern Swim Meets are this Thursday at 5pm (boys) and Saturday at 10am (girls), both at Cape Elizabeth HS! The SMAA Track Championship is this Saturday at 10am at USM! The Basketball playoff picture is shaping up – the postseason begins in just over a week! Go Blazes!!!
WHS Unified Basketball - first game of the year is today at Bonny Eagle at 4pm!