Congratulations to Dr. Lancia! Today, at the Maine Superintendents Conference he received the Outstanding Educational Leader Award. Dr. Lancia was nominated by his peers for this honor, one of five superintendents in the state!
Please read the attached letter from Dr. Lancia regarding a nomination for the next principal at Congin School. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XyLXwoL3Jjdax1FVlfsG6A10GUms-bi4/view?usp=sharing
Thank you for voting yesterday in the annual School Budget Referendum. The FY2024 budget passed with a vote of 404 (yes) to 283 (no). Thank you for your support of our children and the Westbrook Schools!
Reminder: Please vote in today's School Budget Referendum! Polls at the Community Center are open until 8pm. Thank you!
It's the last week of school, and it will be a busy one! Please watch for notifications from your schools. Wednesday, June 14 will follow a typical Early Release schedule. Friday, June 16 is the last day of school with dismissal at WMS at 10:15, WHS/WRVC at 10:25, and Canal, Congin, and Saccarappa at 11:30am.
Tuesday, June 13 is the annual School Budget Referendum. Polls are open at the Community Center on Bridge Street 6am-8pm. Information about the FY2024 School Budget can be found on the School Department website www.westbrookschools.org. PLEASE VOTE!
On May 22, 2023, at Unum in Portland, eleven seniors from the Business program at Westbrook Regional Vocational Center presented their final business ideas to a panel of professionals for funding to move forward with their business ideas. Student teams are fortunate to have been mentored by successful business owners and consultants throughout the semester. Hayley Foster's pitch and business idea was the winning team, and she was awarded $1,500 to move forward with her business. Congratulations to all of the teams! We are proud of your creative energy, entrepreneurship spirit, and thoughtful work... you all did a GREAT job! We are also appreciative of Mrs. Dolloff for bringing this experience to her students. Thank you to our financial donors...Maine Technology Institute, Saco Biddeford Savings, and Unum. Unum also hosted this event and provided a delicious lunch!
WAY TO GO, WRVC FIREFIGHTING STUDENTS!!!! On May 23rd, the firefighting students traveled to Farmington, Maine to take their State Physical Skills Exam. The 11 students were assessed on nine stations. A student commented..."It was a physically and mentally challenging day, but very rewarding." The class left at 5:30 am and returned to WRVC at 7:00 pm. They ended their day with ice cream AND they are now all State certified interior firefighters!!! Such an OUTSTANDING accomplishment! Many thanks to Lt. Brooks for his impeccable instruction and guidance. Thank you MELMAC for sponsoring this event!
We want to hear from you! Please follow this link to a survey regarding your thoughts about the next principal at Congin School. https://forms.gle/X4CTwEmkoaNG3fDt5
Amazing All City Chorus Concert last night at WPAC! Thank you teachers, singers, soloists, accompanists, and families for sharing your talent and support of our choral programs at WMS and WHS! See you this evening (May 16) at the WHS Gym for the All City Band Concert!
We are wrapping up Staff Appreciation Week today! Thank you to our amazing community for honoring and celebrating our entire staff throughout the week, and throughout the year. Our staff work tirelessly to care for and support all students every day. They are true heroes!
Congratulations to our National Art Honor Society Inductees! You have shown great dedication to your art-making practice, learning, and service in the visual arts. Thank you to the parents and art staff who made the evening special for our art stars! A big congratulations also to all of our art students who contributed to the incredible high school spring art exhibit. The hallway in the art wing has transformed into a museum and fascinating multimedia display of learning!
Great news! The Westbrook School Committee has approved a request to waive two days at the end of the school year. This will still maintain our required 175 student days. School will close for the year on Friday, June 16 with a half day of school.
Academic Recognition Night! Join us in congratulating our students on their academic achievements! From WHS Teacher of the Year, Ms. Sbardella to honor roll and academic achievement, our students and staff are amazing!
Thank you to the many people who participated in the Community Conversation sponsored by One Westbrook on Saturday, May 6 at St. Anthony's Parish Hall. People from different communities in the city enjoyed a great meal and great conversation about Westbrook. Lots of good questions were asked, needs were raised, and suggestions were made. A special thank you to the WHS students who facilitated table conversations and to Westbrook School Department Equity Resources Coordinator Amanda Atkinson Lewis and City of Westbrook Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director Prosper Lohomboli who organized the 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.
Parents & Guardians, We will be launching our READY4K Parent Powered messaging beginning on Monday, May 8! This is an exciting, grant funded opportunity to support our efforts around family engagement with students up to grade 5! Be on the lookout for information coming right to your mobile device very soon!
Many parents/guardians are asking about the last day of the school year! Hard to believe it is coming up so soon! Currently the PROJECTED last day of school is June 21, 2023. Any updates to that date will be posted and communicated to all.
Students in Ms. Bertino's third grade class at Congin School have been designing businesses! From candy stores and pet sitting to art shops and challenge courses, students learned about Westbrook culture and financial literacy in social studies and, inspired by their work with Junior Achievement, designed, constructed models, and shared their work at a fantastic exhibition. What creative thinking!