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

  • 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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  • Westbrook High School Book Match

    The second annual Book Match was held in the WHS library media center on Friday, February 16, 2018. 

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  • Light on Westbrook - A Photography Exhibition and Photo Drawing

    Westbrook Public Schools and Oxford Academy are teaming up to sponsor a community event called Light on Westbrook  (A Photography Exhibition and Photo Drawing).  Proceeds from this event will support The Meal Project for Westbrook Youth.  Please review the attached documents to learn more about contributing photographic entries or purchasing tickets to attend the gallery display and announcement of winners on Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 6:30 - 8:30 P.M.

    Click the links below to view the attachments:

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  • Influenza Information and Our Prevention Measures

    We are mindful of this year’s flu virus and assure you that we are maintaining our meticulous nightly cleaning routines. These nightly cleaning patterns include wiping down surfaces and objects that are touched often, such as desktops, counter tops, doorknobs, computer keyboards, hands-on-learning objects, faucet handles, and phones.  For more information, please read Superintendent Ciccone's letter and review the Connecticut Department of Public Health's Fact Sheet, both attached.

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  • Tommy Greaves receives new video equipment for Westbrook High School

    Back in December, Tommy Greaves was selected as a winner in the first ever Vantage Sportsnet Video Contest. Today he was presented with the prizes which included a scholarship for $3,000 and a new video camera for future film making. The entire school was present to celebrate. Afterwards, the Unified Sports Team shot some hoops!

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  • The Guiding Knight

    Be sure to check out the January/February issue of the Guiding Knight.   The Guiding Knight is our bi-monthly newsletter for parents of Westbrook High School students.  You can view it at http://whs.westbrookctschools.org/groups/5745/guidance_office/newsletters.  Enjoy!

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Upcoming Events

  • Cafeteria

    WHS Music Booster Meeting

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  • BOE meeting 7:00 pm - WHS library

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  • WHS Library

    Project Graduation Parent Meeting

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  • Room 226

    WHS PTSO Meeting

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  • Schools Closed

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  • Memorial Day

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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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  • Students Last Day of School

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  • BOE mtg - 7 pm WHS Library

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  • BOE mtg - 7pm - WHS Library

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  • BOE mtg - 7 pm -WHS library

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  • BOE mtg - 7 pm 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