From art exhibitions and celebrations at the high school level to K-8 visual arts curriculum sharing and showcasing, this spring, we are highlighting the incredible work of our student artists and the art staff who support their artistic growth. Engage with this work virtually through our Westbrook Visual Arts Department Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/people/Westbrook-Visual-Art-Department-Westbrook-Maine/100063508086185/?locale=hi_IN
Last night was Math Night at Saccarappa School! Students and families had lots of fun with activities including Mancala and other board games, prediction and guessing games, robotics activities, math connected literature, and even a life-size game of Candy Land! Thank you to everyone who participated and to the staff who provided such a fun evening!
Shoutout to our newest National Technical Honor Society inductees! We are so proud of all of you!! Thank you to all the parents who were able to make it to the ceremony this morning, to Dr. Lancia for speaking to our students, to Chef Ogden and his students for preparing a beautiful meal and space, and to Ms. O'Toole our wonderful NTHS advisor for all of her hard work.
WRVC Criminal Justice students had a wonderful tour of SMCC today. Thank you to our fantastic tour guide, Cayman Warburton for sharing all his knowledge and experiences with us. Thank you to Kevin MacDonald for taking the time to meet with us about SMCC’s Criminal Justice program. Thank you to Rick DiFusco for organizing this day for our students and thank you to MELMAC for sponsoring our lunch. Wonderful day had by all!
Parents & guardians, the Westbrook School Department is excited to announce that we have been awarded a substantial grant through the Maine Center of Family engagement to provide a program called ParentPowered through Ready4K! We will start the program in the next week or two, pending some technical work that is currently being done. What should I expect as a parent or caregiver? Parents and caregivers are an important part of the learning team. To make that role a little easier, we've partnered with ParentPowered. Each week they'll send you three text messages with fun facts and easy-to-use tips on ways to help your children learn and grow. You'll also receive information on community resources to support you and your family. Every message is aligned to your children's stage of development, based on their age or grade. And each tip is built around everyday routines, like walking to the bus or car, doing laundry, or preparing a meal. How much does it cost? While there is absolutely no cost for participating in this program, data & message rates may apply. What if I want to stop receiving texts? You can choose to stop receiving the texts at any time by texting STOP to 70138. To stop receiving texts about community resources, text STOP to 28922. If you have additional questions or need help with the program, you can text HFIP to 70138 or email the ParentPoweredteam at email@example.com.
We wish our Muslim students, families, and staff a Happy Eid Al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan and the breaking of the fast.
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.
BREAKING NEWS FROM OUR BUSINESS PROGRAM... Bella B. just received an amazing package from Aroma Joe's headquarters after formatting and composing a professional business letter to the public relations department. The class assignment was to choose a business or product they admire, plan and organize a message that was clear, organized, and personal, sharing with the recipient what they liked about the company or product. Bella received a very sweet email response thanking her for the professional letter and was sent a few items of Aroma Joe swag! Way to go, Bella, and thank you, Aroma Joe's! TITAN CHALLENGE Information... The all-day Titan Challenge hosted by IDEXX is a business strategy competition for high school students where teams of up to three students work together to collaborate and make decisions for a company about price, production, marketing, R&D, and charitable giving followed by seeing the impact of their decisions. As they analyze their reports at the end of each quarter, students develop strategies to sell more product, make employees happier, design more features, etc. Our students were professional, creative, engaged, and placed well in comparison to other Titan teams. Way to go, WRVC Titan Teams! Thank you, IDEXX for supporting Maine students! Thank you, Mrs. Dolloff, for providing these marvelous learning opportunities for our business students.
WRVC firefighting students participated in a hands-on live burn. Lt. Brooks (firefighting teacher)and Ms. Lewis (medical occupations teacher) co-planned a lesson where the firefighting students showed the medical occupations students how to use a fire extinguisher using the P.A.S.S. technique (pull, aim, squeeze, sweep).
Parents & Guardians! Join us tonight at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center for a showing of the documentary LIKE! Learn about the impact of social media on youth and listen to panelists discuss their own experiences with social media. The event starts at 6:00pm! Hope to see you there!
Students at Saccarappa School demonstrated "College Knowledge" by challenging their fourth grade teachers! Did you know the mascot of University of California,Santa Cruz is...a banana slug? Or that the study of insects is called entomology? The students did! This is where aspirations begin! Good luck to the Saccarappa College Knowledge teams as they head to Bowdoin on Friday for a regional competition!
Just a quick update, we had a slight time change for the presentation of LIKE on Thursday, April 6, 2023. The event, being held at the WPAC, will begin at 6:00pm. Please join us to discuss how social media is impacting our youth!
Please join us on Thursday April 6 at 6:00pm to view "Like", a documentary about the impact of social media on youth. A panel discussion will follow! The event will be held at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center!
Congratulations to our Congin School 4th Graders who wrapped up their month-long Local Stories Project with performances and an unveiling of a spectacular mural celebrating Maine and Westbrook culture and history.
Congratulations to our Westbrook High School art students participating in the Westbrook Woman’s Club Art Contest this month. Thank you to the Westbrook Woman's Club for upholding this treasured community tradition that honors our student artists. After careful consideration, contest judges selected the following works as winning pieces. 1st place: Zina Mohamed Ahmed 2nd place: Baraa Alaalem 3rd place: Benedicte Mangaza Honorable mention: MaryJane Pepperjack
Future Fair at WRVC, well-attended today! Students met potential employers and had a chance to speak to secondary schools. The fair is returning after a LONG pause and clearly the opportunities await our students!
Please find the proposed budget presented to the Finance Committee at this link: https://westbrooksdme.sites.thrillshare.com/documents/wsd-budget-for-finance-committee-(3.20)/429001