Westbrook High School Theater Presents: A Chorus Line

Bravo!!  Westbrook High School Theatre's production of A Chorus Line was thoroughly delightful!  Congratulations to the cast, crew and our wonderful team of Directors!  Bravo!! 

 A Chorus Line flyer with students on stage 

Winter Wonderland

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

Recent News from Westbrook High School

  • Parent Update - April 9

    Friday, April 9, 2021
    Dear Westbrook High School Families,
    It always amazes me how quickly the school year passes by. Quarter four started on Monday and
    yesterday Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors began the course selection process for next year.
    We would like to wish good luck to the tennis, baseball, and softball teams as they compete in their first
    contests tomorrow. Good Luck to all spring athletes this season!

    I hope everyone enjoys April recess next week. We will resume with a C Day when students return to
    school on Monday, April 19th

    Here’s the Weekly Recap:
    *On Monday, April 5th, at 9:45 A.M., Leslie Carson hosted a Manufacturing Industry Panel in
    collaboration with the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce Virtual Career Fair. Students interested in
    working in the manufacturing industry, including those who are interested in learning about
    apprenticeships in a variety of trade areas, attended this 45 minute remote panel.
    *On Thursday, April 8th, students in grades nine through eleven learned about the course selection process
    and began signing up for classes during Advisory. Leslie Carson ran the grade nine Advisory session,
    Sarah Cunningham ran the grade ten Advisory session, and Jill Britton ran the grade eleven Advisory
    session.
    *On Thursday, April 8th, seniors completed an advisory lesson titled, “What I learned during High
    School.”
    *The WHS Project Grad online raffle ends at 5 P.M. this evening (Friday, April 9th). Please share this link
    one last time with everyone you know (friends, family, co-workers)!
    https://westbrookprojectgrad.virtualraffle.org/
    *Prom tickets are on sale through Tuesday, April 20th
    . Please note that tickets will not be sold after the 20th
    . Prom tickets are $70.00 and can be purchased in Mr. Patrick Hanssen’s classroom before school,
    after school, or during break. Checks should be made out to WHS Activity Fund. Please email
    phanssen@westbrookctschools.org with any questions.
    *In Person/Remote Learner Statistics to Date: In Person Learners 122=60.70% and Remote Learners
    79=39.30%
    Upcoming Activities:
    *Thursday, April 15th - Westbrook Project Graduation Fundraiser at Westbrook Lobster (Clinton location
    only): 20% of all takeout orders placed between 4:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. will be donated to Westbrook
    Project Graduation. 100% of all tips on takeout orders will also be donated! Call at 860-664-9464 or order
    online at https://www.westbrooklobster.com/online-ordering!!
    *Tuesday, April 20th, by 2:20 P.M.- April Library Writing Contest Entries Due (essay or poem about
    “connection”)
    *Tuesday, April 20th at 7:00 P.M.- Virtual Athletic Boosters Meeting
    *Wednesday, April 21st - Earth Day Contest Entries Due (poster, poem, or photo about Earth Day)

    Athletic Contests:
    Please view the Spring Athletic Schedule. Click below.

    Spring Athletic Schedule

    Reminders:
    *Thursday, April 1st through April 11th - A Westbrook High School senior organized a Virtual 5K
    Walk/Run to raise money for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. The Virtual 5K can be completed any
    time from April 1st through April 11th. You can sign up at https://forms.gle/9VhFAyXfYG4kf5uo9.
    *Thursday, April 15th - “We the Students” Essay Contest entries due. Students should check their class
    Google Classroom Page for additional information.
    *Wednesday, April 21st - The deadline for The Local Scholarship Application- Please remind your Seniors
    to meet with their School Counselors regarding scholarship opportunities.
    *Friday, April 23rd - The 2nd Annual WHS Unified Spread the Word Walk (Theme = Connection)
    *Saturday, May 1st - Junior/Senior Prom at St. Clements Castle, in Portland, CT
    *Friday, June 11th - Set Graduation Date for the Class of 2021

    Parent Feedback: Please offer any feedback you may have after having reviewed the Westbrook High School
    Career Pathways Program of Study with your student.

    Please have a restful weekend!

    My Best,
    Tara Winch

    Weekly Updates
  • Covid-19 Case- Westbrook High School

    April 1, 2021

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    We received notification that one individual at Westbrook High School has tested positive for Covid-19. This individual was last present in-person on Wednesday, March 31st.

    A small number of students at the high school will need to quarantine as a result of this case.

    All close contacts have been identified and contacted with instructions to quarantine per CDC and CT DPH guidelines. 

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

    Sincerely,

    Kristina J.  Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
  • Athletic Announcements

    Schedule Update for today April 1st:

    Girls Tennis: remote, check Google Classroom team page

     Spring Sports Meeting for parents, student-athletes & c coaches:

    Thursday, April 8th, 7:00 p.m.  Google Meet link to be shared afternoon of April 8th.

    LAST CHANCE TO PLAY: Registration for all WHS Spring Sports RE-OPENED - One last time!

    Closes on Friday, April 2nd, 2021 at 12:00 pm – NO SIGN-UPS THEREAFTER!

    WHS SOFTBALL in need of additional players.  Please register!

    Monday, April 5th REMOTE DAY Info:

    Monday, April 5th practices are on as scheduled although a full remote day. Watch your  Team Classroom page for any updates.

    TEAM GOOGLE CLASSROOM PAGE:

    Student-athletes that are registered should be on their teams Google Classroom page for all information from their coaching staff regarding schedules etc.

    GAME SCHEDULES:

    Game Schedules are posted on www.ciacsports.com as well as on your teams’ respective website on our WHS Athletics Website:   https://westbrook-high-school athletics page (under WHS Spring Sports).

    MASK UP!!!!! SOCIAL DISTANCE!!!!!!

     

    Westbrook High School Athletics
  • Remote Learning Day on Monday, April 5th

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    More than 65 staff members, including our bus drivers and substitute teachers are scheduled to receive their 2nd dose of the Moderna vaccine this Saturday.  After discussions with our local health director and the well publicized experiences of many school districts in the state, we are concerned about staffing capacity on Monday, April 5th.

    A last minute call on Monday would be a significant disruption and hardship for many of our families.

    While we hope that our staff do not feel unwell after the 2nd dose, the reality is that many of them will not feel well this weekend and on Monday. 

    In anticipation of staffing capacity issues for our schools and buses, all schools will operate in Remote Learning mode on Monday, April 5th. Teachers have been asked to prepare asynchronous lessons (a combination of direct instruction and independent work) and lesson plans for Monday in the event they are unable to teach remotely.  

    As always, thank you for your flexibility, understanding, and continued support.

    We all look forward to the time when we no longer need to message out anything related to Covid-19.

    Kristina J. Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Westbrook Public Schools

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Two Covid Cases- Daisy Ingraham Elementary and WHS

    March 28, 2021

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    We received notification that two individuals have tested positive for Covid-19.  One individual was last present in person at Daisy Ingraham Elementary School on Friday, March 26th. The second case is associated with Westbrook High School and that individual was also last in person on Friday, March 26th.

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School

    All close contacts have been identified and contacted with instructions to quarantine per CDC and CT DPH guidelines. 

    Mrs. Tomek’s preschool class will transition to Remote Learning effective Monday, March 29th until Monday, April 5th. The class will return to In Person Learning on Tuesday, April 6th.

    Westbrook High School

    A small number of close contacts have been identified.  These individuals have already been contacted with instructions to quarantine and monitor symptoms.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

    Sincerely,

    Kristina J.  Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
  • Parent Update - March 26

    Friday, March 26, 2021

    Dear Westbrook High School Families,

    We successfully completed another busy week here at Westbrook High School. The Sophomores took the PSATs, the Juniors took the SATs, and all ninth through eleventh graders were introduced to the Westbrook High School Career Pathways Program of Study. Students will be bringing home the Career Pathways Program of Study they received in advisory today, but you can also access the document on the Career Pathways website later this evening: https://whs.westbrookctschools.org/groups/82574. We are excited to embark on this new journey and are working towards finalizing a date in April for a virtual parent/guardian informational meeting.

    Here’s the Weekly Recap:

    *On Wednesday, March 24th, the sophomores took the PSATs and the juniors took the SATs. Thank you to Sarah Cunningham and the Guidance Department for their efforts in organizing this important endeavor.

    *On Friday, March 26th, ninth through eleventh grade students were introduced to the Westbrook High School Career Pathways Program of Study during advisory. Students watched an introductory video and then Lesley Carson presented additional information to all ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade students. Each student received a copy of the Career Pathways Program of Study. Students will be selecting courses to take next year during the week of April 5th.

    *On Friday, March 26th, the Seniors worked on their electronic portfolios during Advisory. Student portfolios should be completed by the beginning of May.

    *WHS Theatre Department presents A Chorus Line Friday, March 26th; Saturday, March 27th; and Sunday, March 28th. The musical production will be available via livestream, so you may view it through the weekend. The link is available now on the Westbrook High School webpage for ticket purchasing and viewing of the production.

    *In Person/Remote Learner Statistics to Date: In Person Learners 143=71.14% and Remote Learners 58=28.86%

    Upcoming Activities:

    *March 27th is the first day of spring sports. Go WHS Purple Knights!

    *Tuesday, March 30th at 3:00 P.M. is the Virtual Math Meet Banquet. The link will be posted on the Math Team Google Classroom page.

    *Wednesday, March 31st- Leslie Carson is hosting a Government Employees Industry Panel at 1:00 P.M. Students interested in working in Government, Public Service, Law, Public Safety, Security, or Corrections after high school should contact Ms. Carson to register to attend this 45 minute remote panel.

    *Thursday, April 1st- A Westbrook High School senior is organizing a Virtual 5K Walk/Run to raise money for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. The Virtual 5K can be completed any time from April 1st through April 11th. You can sign up at https://forms.gle/9VhFAyXfYG4kf5uo9. The participation fee is $25 and includes a tee-shirt and participation medal when you sign up by April 1st!

    Reminders:

    *Thursday, April 1st- This is the last day of quarter three. Students should make sure all work is turned in and reach out to their teachers if they have any questions regarding their grades or progress in class.

    *Thursday, April 1st- The deadline for The Westbrook Foundation Scholarships- Please remind your seniors to meet with their School Counselors regarding scholarship opportunities. 

    *Friday, April 2nd- Westbrook Public Schools are closed. We will resume with a B Day on Monday, April 5th.

    *Monday, April 5th- Leslie Carson is hosting a Manufacturing Industry Panel in collaboration with the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce Virtual Career Fair. Students interested in working in the Manufacturing industry, including those who are interested in learning about apprenticeships in a variety of trade areas, should contact Ms. Carson to register to attend this 45 minute remote panel.

    *Friday, April 9th- The WHS Project Grad online raffle continues through April 9th at 5 P.M. Please share this link with everyone you know (friends, family, co-workers)! https://westbrookprojectgrad.virtualraffle.org/

    *Thursday, April 15th- “We the Students” Essay Contest entries due- Students should check their class Google Classroom Page for additional information.

    *Wednesday, April 21st- The deadline for The Local Scholarship Application- Please remind your seniors to meet with their School Counselors regarding scholarship opportunities. 

    *Friday, April 23rd- The 2nd Annual WHS Unified Spread the Word Walk (Theme = Connection)

    *Saturday, May 1st- Junior/Senior Prom at St. Clements Castle, in Portland, CT

    *Friday, June 11th- Set Graduation Date for the Class of 2021

    Parent Feedback:

    Even though we will be offering a parent informational meeting on the Westbrook High School Career Pathways Program of Study, please feel free to offer any feedback you may have after looking over the program of studies.

    Please have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the sunshine tomorrow!

    My Best,

    Tara Winch

    Weekly Updates
  • Westbrook High School Theatre Production

    Westbrook High School Theatre's production of A Chorus Line will be available virtually from Friday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. through Sunday, March 28 at 9:00 p.m. Gain access by buying a ticket HERE:

    https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/48074 

    Tickets are $10 each. Thank you for your patronage and enjoy the show!

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Covid Case - Westbrook High School

    March 15, 2021

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    We received notification that an individual at Westbrook High School tested positive for Covid-19.  

    This individual last attended in-person on March 10th.

    There are no close contacts or quarantine requirements associated with students or staff.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

    Sincerely,

    Kristina J.  Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
  • Covid Case- Daisy Ingraham Elementary School

    March 13, 2021

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    We received notification that an individual at Daisy Ingraham Elementary School tested positive for Covid-19.  

    This individual last attended in-person on March 3rd.

    There are no close contacts or quarantine requirements associated with students or staff.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

    Sincerely,

    Kristina J.  Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
  • Covid-19 Case at Daisy Ingraham

    March 7, 2021

    Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Community Members,

    We received notification that an individual at Daisy Ingraham Elementary School tested positive for Covid-19.  

    This individual last attended in-person on Friday, March 5th.

    We are in the process of identifying close contacts and will reach out to families and staff this morning.

    Mrs. Fischer’s 3rd grade class will transition to Remote Learning effective Monday, March 8th until Monday. March 15th.  The class will return to In Person Learning on Tuesday, March 16th.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

    Sincerely,

    Kristina J.  Martineau, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid Info
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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.