Survey regarding the proposal for the Winslow Junior High Building
Chad Bell, Principal
Richard Hendsbee, Assistant Principal
Winslow High School
20 Danielson St.
Winslow, Maine 04901
Phone: (207) 872-1990
Fax: (207) 859-2450
Greetings students, parents, staff, and community members. As the Principal of Winslow High School, I want to welcome you to our website. The goal of the website is to provide all stakeholders with useful information. It is also important for us, as a school, to highlight the successes of our students both in and out of the classroom. Please check the Winslow High School website frequently for updates. Chad Bell, Principal
Winslow High School Principal's Blog
Winslow High School Goes to College
Each year students from Mr. Smith's World Geography classes construct a map of Europe. Students research a topic and create a key to display their data. The maps are then used to learn about the region.
Third Term Honor Roll
BY Kit Potelle
How a heart does grow?
It might have been the first practice we had
Those nervous smiles edged with uncertainty
Turning genuine when unclear became clear
That realization of what this was about
Perhaps it was the warm-up circle
That night before the first game
Seeing many become one
Shouts of "I believe" ringing in the gym
Maybe it was the first basket that was scored
Just seconds into our start
Taking some of the anxious butterflies away
Giving a hint of excitement to come Possibly it was the pointing to the crowd
The airplanes down the court
The fist bumps and high fives
Or the celebrations for any score
Was it the fans that came in?
Wondering what the buzz was all forThe community praising that "new team"
Sharing joy and cheers with all there
I wonder if it was the off court stuff?
The recognitions in the hall
The standing ovations at assemblies
When the names weren't known beforeI think it was the confidence
That could be seen growing among them all
Heads held a little higher
Standing taller than before
So when words escape me
And I try to explain what this did for me
All I can think of is this and much more
And realize... It's not hard to explain how a heart grows
WHS Awarded First Place in One Act Regional Competition Congratulations!
Special commendations were awarded for ensemble acting and stage combat. Alex Jason got a judges' commendation for sound design, and Mel Chapman, Cassie Thomson, and Cameron Fredette got commendations for acting. Wyatt Hughes was named to the All-Festival Cast. Wow!!! Great Performance!International Thespian Society
Winslow High School has become a member of the International Thespian Society. WHS is Troupe 8258. The first members who qualified with hours recorded for the various stage productions are: Emily Pellerin, Calli Lavarnway, Maria Poirier, Emily Cates, Cassie Thompson, Tyler Harriet and Bria Crosby. Congratulations!
MMTC Local Skills Championships SEUSSICAL was presented at WHS
Congratulations to Winslow High School student champions!Automotive Service Technology: silver-Tyler Pooler
Gold medalists will compete at the State Skills USA Championships
on March 3 and 4 in Bangor. Click here for Sentinel Article.
Cabinetmaking: gold-Hillary Libby
Commercial Baking: gold-Harley Fitch; silver-Chyanne Bizier
Criminal Justice: silver-Alison Bouchard
Digital Cinema Production: bronze-Demeka Roderick
Information technology: gold-Kurt Hamar;
Medical Math: bronze-Samantha Pomerleau
Medical Terminolgy: gold-Samantha Pomerleau
Nurse Assisting: gold-Samantha Pomerleau
Preschool Teaching Assistant: bronze-Kiana Richards
Related Technical Math: gold-Joshua Morissette;
Friday, November 6th. The morning started with a motivational speech by Laurie Lachance, the President of Thomas College. Then 500 students and staff boarded buses heading off to visit one of eight Maine colleges.
Congratulations to all our teams that have now completed their seasons!
Thomas College Computer Competition
Jordan Maxell, Josh Morissette, Ben Lemieux, Sylas Rayborn and Jacob Crosby competed against 14 other Maine teams. The competition had three main events, Cyber Security, Robotics and League of Legends. Team members belong to the WHS Computer Club and are CyberPatriot competitors. Congratulations! Select the link for the Sentinel Article.
NEWS and HEADLINES
GO BLACK RAIDERS!
June Student of the Month
Kiana Richards, Grade 12, was chosen for Volunteerism, Acceptance of Others and Citizenship. Ever get really nervous before entering into a room full of people you don’t know? Well, that entry is a lot easier if Kiana Richards is the one greeting you at the door. Earlier this spring a very anxious student stood at Mrs. Billings door deciding whether or not to enter and try the class. She was turning away when Kiana greeted her by name, went into the hallway and assured her that she belonged in the class. Kiana made room at their table in art and insisted she sit with her for the first day. This example is just one of MANY times a week Kiana goes out of her way to reach out to people who need reassurance they belong. Whether it is HPER class, Unified Basketball, or even her work in the autism program at Winslow Elementary, Kiana strives to make sure people know they are valued. For this, we should all take a moment to let Kiana know how much we value her.
"A Tiny Miracle with a Fiberoptic Unicorn", a hilarious tale of first love, crazy grandmas, and the world's meanest older sister, set in the 1980's. Wed. May 25, Thurs. May 26, and Friday May 27 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $6 adult, and $4 student/senior.
Anne Lindeman and Scott Greeley, signed a Letter of Intent to play Field Hockey at Franklin Pierce College, NCAA Division II. Her head coach is MaryBeth Bourgoin and assistant coaches, Lori Fredette and Cheryl Winkin. Jason Briggs is Athletic Director.
Progress Reports were given to students, Wednesday, May 11th.
Freshman Emily Glidden Honored for Service
Congratulations for your service! Emily was chosen from 200 nominees to receive the Young Maine Volunteer Roll of honor. She logged over 300 hrs. of service. She received recognition and an award at a recent Portland Pirates game along with 29 other recipients. The volunteers were recognized on the red carpet between quarters for their service. Emily also received the Presidents Volunteer Service medal and a certificate from the Maine Commission for community service.
Max was nominated for Academic Excellence and Citizenship. As an exchange student, this young man has come into our school and community, and has not JUST fit in, but has served as a role model for all Winslow Students. His work ethic, willingness to learn and participate, combined with a warm and genuine personality make him a favorite of students and faculty alike.
Jessica Greeley Signs
Letter of Intent
Alyssa Burbank was recently honored with a Prudential Spirit of Community Award. Alyssa was a finalist for the award and received an engraved Bronze medallion.
You are invited to the opening celebration of the Sixth Annual WHS Art Show. The opening reception is at the Winslow Public Library, April 7th, 4-6 PM. The art works will be on exhibit until April 29th.
Congratulations to Josh Veilleux, who was chosen by WHS staff as Student of the Month for April.
Josh Veilleux has shown outstanding dedication to raising the profile of the performing arts at Winslow High School. Although you may know him from his performance as The Cat in the Hat this year, Josh has acted, worked technical crews, and done art and design work for 11 school plays since he joined drama as a freshman. He is tireless and enthusiastic about making our productions the very best they can be, whether that means learning to dance a time step (reluctantly but gamely), designing a t-shirt, or simply making the cast and crew laugh when everyone is stressed and tired during tech week. Josh is a leader who is unafraid to speak up against discrimination and prejudice when he hears it. Several times I have witnessed him voice concerns and offer alternatives when discriminatory language is used in his presence. When challenged, he will stand his ground and defend his position politely but firmly.
This school year he took the initiative to inquire about the possibility of establishing a charter for the International Thespian Society at Winslow High School. He undertook all research himself and appeared before the Performing Arts Boosters to propose the charter. It is thanks to Josh’s efforts that Winslow now has its own chapter of this honor society for the dramatic arts.
Josh’s contributions to Winslow Drama have shown a forward-thinking mindset. His actions will benefit students for years to come.
Most recently, Josh went to the State House to speak to legislators about the importance of arts in education. He took the time to compile data and to interview his classmates about their experiences in the arts and went to Augusta to argue for the importance of maintaining arts education in public schools.
New Information on Guidance Page for Seniors and upcoming events.