Team WHS…Welcome to 2017-2018!

2017-2018: Episode 1

Welcome and welcome back to the Team WHS Blog!

This year we are excited to be opening the now completed and renovated new WHS.   The new spaces are amazing and we thank the community for providing us the learning spaces that our students deserve.    Our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is tomorrow, Tuesday 9-12 and the entire staff and student body will be on hand to take in the moment.  We will be sure to take many pictures throughout the morning and post them on the Instagram (whssachems) and Twitter (whsmahoney) accounts.

Our Back To School Night will be September 28th at 7 PM.  More information about this event will come out soon.

There will be Community Tours for anyone wishing to see inside the revitalized WHS on October 13th and 14th.  Please watch this space for more information.

Here is the summer letter that we sent out to all families.  The points and sentiments in this letter will help shape and inform all the decisions we make this year and going forward. https://docs.google.com/a/winchesterps.org/document/d/1MBC5uC49Bs0wOP7RRkrApSjpsSBwbbxTm0jGTaKNSGQ/edit?usp=sharing

We hope that you find this blog space fun and informative.  Have a great school year everyone!

Welcoming our Class of 2021:  Each year at the start of school we meet separately with every grade to say hello, set a few expectations and get them excited for the coming school year.  The link below brings you to the slides from our Class of 2021 meeting.  There were multiple messages but the main focus is always about making good decisions, asking for help and being kind.

https://docs.google.com/a/winchesterps.org/presentation/d/1UTFT289ssrNei2LgGWaZkt2VCB0cKeeYtQHxgeDArFA/edit?usp=sharing

Our Senior March!   This was a tradition that has not been around for a few years and we were proud to be able to bring it back for our WHS Seniors. Thank you to Class of 2018 parent Mrs. Ulwick for sharing these videos from our first day of school festivities.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw4uooi_cWZZSjdhZmdvemZrTVk/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw4uooi_cWZZUWo4ZEZTR2VBNUk/view?usp=sharing

Our WHS students win awards year round!  Jaehei (Jennifer) Kim, WHS ’18,  wins a silver medal as webmaster of the Latin Club at Winchester High School.  The National Junior Classical League chose the site for this distinction out of entries from every state.  Jennifer has curated the site for two years; visit the WHS Latin Club website to admire her work: whslatinclub.wixsite.com/winchesterlatinclub.

Latin Club

WHS’ CTC is being spotlighted!  The statewide librarians’ association, Mass School Library Assoc. or MSLA, is featuring the WHS Learning Commons and CTC in their “Spotlight” now as well– http://www.maschoolibraries.org/spotlight-archive

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The following will be read today, Monday 9/11, to our school at 8:46 AM:  Today, Monday, September 11th we will observe with a moment of silence to respect and honor the 16th anniversary of 9/11/2001.  Many of you were not born then, but your family members and our staff will always remember that day. This was the day that our country was attacked and many lost their lives. Today, we remember the men and women who died; and those families who lost loved ones. We also honor those who responded to the tragedy, such as fire fighters, police officers, doctors and the thousands of everyday people who risked their lives to help others. Today, we celebrate America’s resilience, ability to work together, help one another, and commit to respecting all people -no matter race, culture, creed or lifestyle. September, 11, 2001 was one of the worst moments in American history, and one that will never be forgotten.  Our moment of silence is a moment to reflect and to show tribute to those who lost their lives and those who risked their lives in order to help others.

A new documentary you may be interested in attending this Thursday night:

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Thank you for reading and have a great week!

Dennis Mahoney

d-mahoney

 

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