2017-2018 Episode 6
Thank you Winchester! We had over 500 people from our community visit WHS this weekend for our community tours. We are confident that every visitor left the new Winchester High School impressed and satisfied with the results. Many recent alumni came out and they were astonished at the transformation of our school.
A huge thank you is owed to the students who gave of their time to lead the tours. We had a few PALS, a few NHS students and a few students who just wanted to help. They were excellent ambassadors for WHS and I predict a few of them will be giving campus tours when they go off to college in the next few years! A special shout out to Junior Tommy Bellaire was our amazing MC and greeter.
Sights and sounds around WHS this week:
NEASC Surveys: As part of WHS’s NEASC re-accreditation process, we are surveying parents and students about their WHS experiences. Parents and students will receive separate emails with the links to their respective surveys from Mr. Mahoney this week. Please take just a few minutes to provide us with some valuable feedback about WHS. Thank you in advance for your time and assistance with this matter.
Who Is New at WHS:
Name: Cynthia Irish (aka Cynthia Dench-Irish)
What do you do at WHS? I am a long term substitute for Spanish, covering for Sra. Beauchesne.
Where did you grow up? I grew up in Gloucester.
Where did you go to school or college? University of Mass., Amherst and Northeastern.
Why did you come to Winchester? I am retired from Wilmington Public Schools, but am still teaching Spanish part time and/or as a long term substitute. I learned about an opening in Winchester and applied for it last spring. I was very pleased to be offered the position.
What is one interesting fact? This winter I hope to travel to Baja California Sur, Mexico to visit with the grey whales, who will have migrated from Alaska to give birth to their calves.
What is your favorite quote or what was the last book you read? I last read Waking up White, by Debby Irving.
“Celling Your Soul”: A film & discussion event. Please join WHS as we continue the conversation about teen technology use and how to empower ourselves and young people to use strategies to live a more fulfilling, balanced life with social connections.
When: November 8, 2017 6:00-7:30 pm Where: WHS Library
The film will be followed by discussion with Joni Siani, producer of “Celling Your Soul”. See this link for more information: Celling Your Soul- November 2017
Multi-Cultural Network: The Winchester Multi-Cultural Network is promoting the upcoming show “Rehearsal For Life” with the Urban Improve group. Please see the link for more information: http://www.wmcn.org/event/rehearsal-for-life-your-stories-your-choices/
Student Shoe Drive: 103.3 AMP Radio wants you to “Kick It With Liam Payne!” A Shoe drive to benefit the Big Brother and Big sister foundation, that will award the school who collects the most pairs of shoes with a VISIT and PERFORMANCE from Liam Payne! Now through November 10th there will be a collection box outside the main office for new and gently used shoes, boots, and sneakers to be donated. Time to clean out your closets!
Practice SAT and ACT: Revolution Prep is holding practice SAT and ACT tests in Winchester. The ACT is on October 21st, from 9:00-1:00. The SAT is on October 28th from 9:00-1:00. Contact Susan Wasser 617-206 3370 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or click here for more information: Wincherster Practice Exams (1)
“Interrupting the Worry Cycle: Strategies for Managing Anxiety at School and Home”: The Reading Memorial High School Guidance Department & Reading Coalition on Substance Abuse will be hosting a free parent and teacher workshop “Interrupting the Worry Cycle: Strategies for Managing Anxiety at School and Home” featuring Lynn Lyons, author of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents at Reading Memorial High School on Tuesday, October 17th at 6:30pm. Reading Memorial High School: 62 Oakland Road, Reading, MA
See this link for more information: Lynn Lyons workshop flyer_Reading
10/18: Later Start Times Committee meeting
10/25: PSAT Testing @ WHS
10/26: WHS Orchestra Concert
11/03: NHS Talent Show
The WHS Sports Schedule can be found at WHS Athletics Calendar
Thank you for reading and have a great week!