Season 2: Episode 26
Welcome back and welcome to the home stretch of the school year! We begin to enter our busiest season now with events and grade level activities happening on an almost daily basis. As usual, we will try to get the word out on everything and provide updates and clarity whenever possible. We will definitely have many events that will be well worth attending if you are able!
Check out the great story about our Carnegie Bound WHS Choir and Mr. Bufford:
Winchester Got Lunch and WHS Gives Back: We are teaming up this month and doing a food drive for canned ravioli / /spaghetti through out the month of April. Winchester Got Lunch provides lunches each week to over 60 families within our community during the summer. Please drop off your donations to the box in front of the main office.
If you know a WHS student who is interested in volunteering on Monday mornings during the summer please contact Mrs. Beauchesne at email@example.com.
We had a fantastic assembly last Thursday for our Junior class. Our Juniors were visited by 6 guest speakers who all took an alternative path to the high pressure game of college and getting into a “good college” as we so often hear. The guest speakers, all with local Winchester connections, love what they do, have followed their passions to become successful and happy and took alternative paths to get to the same place. The assembly was designed to calm some worries/anxiety that some of our students feel for various reasons while also opening minds to the many possibilities and pathways that are out there for them. Our students, as always, were attentive, respectful and asked thoughtful questions of our panel. This assembly was a pilot initiative that was generated by an observed need by a joint group of WHS staff and PFA members. Thank you to everyone involved for putting this event together.
Warning to the link below: The below link is a heavy read and not for everyone but the young man that is the focus of the story is a resident and recent WHS grad:
Arduino and Italian Classes:
Our Italian classes were once again visited by our engineer friends from MIT and the Italian Consulate. Students worked on a circuit board (the arduino) while being given instructions in the Italian target language. This unique and rewarding experience was in Mrs. Ferretto’s Italian classes.
Rare Achievement by a member of the Class of 2017:
Winchester HS Senior, Henry McDonough, was selected as a member of the 41st E. Mass. National Football Foundation 2017 All Star team. The 33 member team is selected by the board of directors of the foundation based on a candidate’s academic success, contributions in the community, success on the playing field and school recommendation. The team is selected from over 200 secondary schools and over 3,000 eligible student athletes in eastern Massachusetts.
Henry’s successful career on the field and in the classroom at Winchester will lead him to Middlebury College next year. Henry is the first member of this team from Winchester since John Szozepanski ’90. Doug Clarke ’89, Dennis Clarke ’86 and David Koffman ’85 have been the only other past representatives from Winchester. Henry currently hold over 3.9 GPA and SAT’s over 2000. He was also a member of the Boston Globe 2016 Football All Scholastic team.
The Winchester High School Latin Club and adviser Mrs. DeCamp, placed 3rd in Massachusetts at the 61st Annual Junior Classical League State Convention last weekend (April 7 – 9) in Sturbridge. Students won prizes in academics, arts, drama, leadership, writing, website creation, spirit, community service and other categories. In a pool of 16 schools, they were surpassed only by The Boston Latin School and Boston Latin Academy. Representing Winchester proudly and with perfect sportsmanship, the Latin Club thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity to compete on a statewide level.
Day of Silence:
The high school’s GSA, “Spectrum”, will be recognizing the National Day of Silence by participating on Thursday, April 27th. Day of Silence is a student-led national event organized in thousands of schools, bringing awareness to the silencing effects of anti-LGBTQ name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Students from middle school through college take a vow of silence in an effort to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBTQ behavior by illustrating the silencing effect of bullying and harassment on LGBTQ students and those perceived to be LGBTQ.
Our students who choose to participate will simply show a pass to their teachers stating that they are participating for the day, to alert teachers of their silence (with one exception: students know that if the student is scheduled to give a presentation in class, they are expected to do so). Thank you in advance for your support on behalf of Spectrum.
Summer Enrichment Program 2017:
Winchester’s own teachers have submitted course proposals in subject areas they are passionate about. We hope that many of our students will share their interest and sign up this summer. Students will benefit from small classes with expert teachers! Our goal is to reach out to all learners expand their love of learning. Classes for students pre-k through 12 and include art, science, drama, gardening, crafts, sports, cooking and more! Please take a look at our website: http://tiny.cc/summer-enrichment
Classes fill up fast, register today! Please contact our Summer Enrichment Coordinator, Jessica Callahan, if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
STEM Night: Tuesday April 25th, is STEM Night at WHS from 6-8pm. If you have a club related to Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics, we would love to have the club represented. Please let Mrs. Grace know who your club captain is and if your club plans on attending. Students who will be receiving the WHS STEM Certificate will also be present showing their work.
Relay for Life: Relay will take place on Sat. June 24th-Sun. June 25th at Manchester Field #beatcancer #morebirthdays
Have a great week everyone!
Spring Sports Schedule: http://miaa.net/schools/public/WincWi2
Stem Night: 4/25 6-8 @ WHS
Q3 Grades will be uploaded into Aspen on Wednesday, 4/26.
Day of Silence: 4/27