Student and Staff Achievements

Core Values, Beliefs, and Learning Expectations

Core Values

Westbrook High School is committed to educating all students to achieve their unique potential as 21-st century learners. Faculty and staff value collaboration and reflection in order to provide instruction that engages all students in an equitable learning environment.

Beliefs

Westbrook High School believes that students learn best when they are actively engaged in their learning experiences and encouraged by a safe, supportive school climate that nurtures social connections, emotional well-being, academic skills, and personal integrity.

Learning Expectations

Students will meet expectations by:

Academic

  1. Reading a wide variety of texts effectively
  2. Writing effectively for a variety of purposes
  3. Presenting ideas accurately with the support of engaging media
  4. Thinking critically to solve problems and reach well-reasoned judgments
  5. Working responsibly and collaboratively

Social

  1. Developing a spirit of belonging

Civic

  1. Contributing to a positive school climate by actively participating in the school community and respecting others

NEASC Accredidation Information

In October, Westbrook High School renewed its New England Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation.  Read the newspaper article written about the visit, as well as NEASC's final report, both available below.

Recent News from Westbrook High School

  • 2017-18 Halo Award Nominations

    Congratulations to WHS Theatre for the receiving 13 Halo nominations!  The awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday evening, May 29th, at the Palace Theater in Waterbury.  Best of luck to all the nominees!

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY:  Ben Schreck as Edward Markley in Radium Girls

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY:  Charlotte Barton as Nancy Jane Harlan in Radium Girls

    BEST COMIC FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL:  Emma Parkhurst as Enid Hoopes in Legally Blonde

    BEST COSTUME DESIGN:  Christine Banks, Kelsey Xenelis, Tirzah Blomquist, Merry Farrell, Victoria Koplas, Kate Wallace & Emma Parkhurst for Legally Blonde

    BEST HAIR AND/OR MAKE-UP DESIGN:  Marilyn Ulanowicz & Gabby Bibisi for Legally Blonde

    BEST SOUND DESIGN AND/OR EXECUTION:  Max Lyman & Gavin LaBrec for Radium Girls/Legally Blonde

    BEST PROPS DESIGN AND/OR MANAGEMENT:  Elnora Amenta for Radium Girls

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY:  Merry Farrell as Kathryn Schaub in Radium Girls

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY A COUPLE OR DYNAMIC DUO IN A PLAY:  Finn McGannon & Kelsey Xenelis as Arthur & Diane Roeder in Radium Girls

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A CONTEMPORARY PLAY:  Finn McGannon as Arthur Roeder in Radium Girls

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A CONTEMPORARY PLAY:  Christine Banks as Grace Fryer in Radium Girls

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A CONTEMPORARY MUSICAL:  Binak Cecunjanin as Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde

    BEST CONTEMPORARY PLAY:  Westbrook High School's performance of Radium Girls

     

    For the complete list of all nominations go to https://sevenangelstheatre.org/high-school-halo-awards/halos-tuesday-may-29th-nominations/

     

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  • Small Ensembles Concert

    Join us for the Small Ensembles Concert on Wednesday, May 16th. Performances include Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, and Kina Mama.

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  • WHS Guidance Newsletter

    The May issue of the Guiding Knight is available on the Westbrook High School Guidance office page.  Be sure to check it out at http://whs.westbrookctschools.org/groups/5745/guidance_office/newsletters.

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  • Acoustic Cafe

    Join us on May 4th for another addition of Acoustic Cafe!  The event starts at 7:00pm in the Westbrook High School Cafeteria.

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  • 24-Hour Play Festival at Westbrook High School

    Want to be part of the 24 Hour Play Festival at Westbrook High School? Visit http://whs.westbrookctschools.org/groups/16308 for information on tickets and registration.

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  • Information Regarding the Upcoming Release of 13 Reasons Why, Season 2

    The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has received numerous requests for guidance regarding the upcoming second season of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.  Netflix has not formally announced the release date, but pre-release promotions and media coverage indicate a release date sometime this spring, approximately a year after the release of the first season.

     

    Please review the attached document for guidance on discussing the difficult content of this show with your children.

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  • What You Need to Know About Prescription Opioids

    Prescription opioids, such as oxycodone(OxyContin®), hydrocodone(Vicodin®), codeine, morphine, and many others, can be used to help relieve moderate-to-severe pain. They are often prescribed after surgery or injury, or for certain health conditions.  These medications can be an important part of treatment but also come with serious risks. It is important to work with your health care provider to make sure you are getting the care that is safest and best for you.  View the attached document for more information from the Center for Disease Control.

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  • Resources to Help Children Understand Violence at School

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    In response to concerns of late, let me assure you that our schools make safety and security their top priority and daily, follow, teach and practice safety and security protocols.  Thank you for the respect you have shown for our safety and security procedures. Your support for these preventive protocols is helpful and much appreciated.  Still, prevention practices are not the only way our education professionals assist our students and families, especially when there is an event that requires reaction such as the national focus on the school violence in Florida.  Central to that effort is our work to create community.

     

    As stakeholders in the work to build community, it is important that you be included in our work to support students to process fears, anger, and grief, and to learn to participate in the world around them.  As trusted adults, our educators and student support professionals recognize that students and their families are not immune to these stressors and know that they must engage in providing the support individuals and families may need to overcome their concerns.  We in schools have an obligation to address tough issues and give students the chance to develop age appropriate skills to deal with their world.  With us, students can safely learn, grow and participate in making meaning out of their place in the world around them.

     

    Toward more open understanding, I invite you to join a community conversation that will be hosted on April 4th at 6 pm.  Held at Westbrook High School, the conversation will give us a chance to listen to students, parents/guardians, elected officials and school professionals discuss the role of schools and our responsibility to educate and facilitate learning in the civic arena. Plan to join us. In the interim, please check the information that has been placed on our school district home webpage that may help you in your own conversations with children of all ages around recent school violence events and the national discourse.  I hope you will join our April 4th conversation and as always, please contact me with any questions or concerns.

    Sincerely,

    Patricia A. Ciccone, Superintendent

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  • Radium Girls

    Join us on March 23rd and March 24th for Westbrook High School's production of Radium Girls. For more information on tickets and times, visit the Westbrook High School Theatre page.

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  • Success at the Science Bowl for Westbrook High School!

    Saturday, March 3rd, eight members of the Science Team successfully participated in the Science Bowl events at Uconn University:  Jackie Grace, Chris Guzman, Gavin LaBrec, Aidan Ranelli, Alyssa Sirisoukh, Colin Sutherland, Ian Whitehouse and Brianne Yancey. The two events students participated in were the 3D printing competition and the galvanic cell car competition. The two 3D printing teams placed third and forth. Please congratulate Jackie and Alyssa on their third place and Gavin and Chris for their fourth place. If interested in joining the Science Team, contact Mrs. Britchi in Room 113. We are starting to build the cardboard boat for the upcoming Race in the fall. We usually meet Tuesdays after school.

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Upcoming Events

  • Schools Closed

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  • Memorial Day

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  • Underclassmen Awards

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  • Holiday Hill for Seniors

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  • Cafeteria

    WHS Music Booster Meeting

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  • WHS Library

    Project Graduation Parent Meeting

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  • WHS Library

    BOE Mtg. 7:00 pm

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  • Senior Awards Night

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  • Last Day of Quarter 4

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  • Final Exams

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  • Final Exams

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  • Students Last Day of School

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  • Make-up Exam Day

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  • BOE mtg - 7pm - WHS Library

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  • BOE mtg - 7 pm -WHS library

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Tara Winch, Principal

 twinch@westbrookctschools.org

860-399-6214

twinch@westbrookctschools.org

(860) 399-6214