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  • HS Auditorium

    WMS Music Concert 7th -8th Grade

    WMS Music Concert 7th & 8th

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  • Schools Closed

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  • Memorial Day

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  • WMS 7th Grade Field Trip to Mark Twain House

    7th Grade Field Trip to Mark Twain House

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  • Fireman's Field (Clark Memorial Field) Old Saybrook, CT

    WMS Grade 8 Dance

    WMS Grade 8 Dance

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  • MS Library

    WMS PTO Meeting

    WMS PTO Meeting

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  • Mystic, CT

    WMS Grade 8 Mystic Field Trip

    WMS Grade 8 Mystic Field Trip

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  • WHS Library

    BOE Mtg. 7:00 pm

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  • WMS Field Day

    WMS Field Day

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  • Goodspeed Opera House

    WMS 7th & 8th Grade Music Field Trip

    7th & 8th Music Field Trip

    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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  • Early Dismissal

    Early Dismissal

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  • Early Dismissal

    Early Dismissal

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  • Last Day of School -Early Dismissal

    Last Day of School Early Dismissal

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  • Students Last Day of School

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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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  • BOE mtg - 7 pm-WHS Library

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  • BOE mtg - 7 pm - WHS Library

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  • 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

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • MARCH STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

    Emily B

    Grade 5 Student of the Month

     

    Olivia P 

    Grade 6 Student of the Month

     

    Daniel G

    Grade 7 Student of the Month

     

    Alexandra Z

    Grade 8 Student of the Month

     

    Deja H- 8 

    Spanish Student of the Month

     

    Matthew I - 5 

    Art Student of the Month

     

    Lisa L - 7 

    Family and Consumer Science Student of the Month

     

    Gianni S - 8 

    French Student of the Month

     

    Samuel F - 8 

    Tech Student of the Month

     

    Jacqueline - 7 

    Band Student of the Month

     

    Destiny H - 8 

    Chorus Student of the Month

     

    David M - 7 

    Physical Education Student of the Month

     

    Jack O - 5 

    Health Student of the Month

     

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  • February 2018 Students of the Month

     

    Giovanna Silva - Novarro

    Grade 5 Student of the Month

     

    Kevin Villeda - Glaser

    Grade 6 Student of the Month

     

    Maggie Izzo - Lepore

    Grade 7 Student of the Month

     

    Mackenzie Marshall - Fredrickson

    Grade 8 Student of the Month

     

    Hannah W - 8th Grade

    Spanish Student of the Month

     

    Faizah A- 7th Grade

    Art Student of the Month

     

    Trinity P - 6th Grade

    Family and Consumer Science

    Student of the Month

     

    Emily D - 6th Grade

    French Student of the Month

     

    Hunter K - 8th Grade

    Tech Student of the Month

     

    Julia K - 6th Grade

    Band Student of the Month

     

    Matthew H-V  6th Grade

    Chorus Student of the Month

     

    Jacqueline L- 7th Grade

    Physical Education Student of the Month

     

    Elliot K - 6th Grade

    Health Student of the Month

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  • Save a Life Narcan Training

    Please see the attached flyer regarding the Save a Life Narcan Training Event at Westbrook Public Library on March 19th from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.

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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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  • January Students of the Month

    Congratulations to the January Students of the Month!

    Nicholas E - Grade 5 Student of the Month

     

    Piper S - Grade 6 Student of the Month

     

    Sofia F - Grade 7 Student of the Month

     

    Deja H - Grade 8 Student of the Month

     

    Makayla B - Spanish Student of the Month

     

    Gabriela S - Art Student of the Month

     

    Christopher H - Family and Consumer Science

    Student of the Month

     

    Alex Z - French Student of the Month

     

    Hannah W - Tech Student of the Month

     

    Joshua D - Band Student of the Month

     

    Michael S - Chorus Student of the Month

     

    Julia F - Physical Education Student of the Month

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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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  • State-Mandated Radon Testing in Progress

    According to Connecticut General Statute 10-220(d), all school districts are required to inspect and evaluate the indoor air quality of its school buildings. This required inspection and evaluation includes evaluation of radon in both air and water every five years. This testing process has begun in Westbrook Public Schools and will continue through Friday, January 19th, 2018.  Please click on the following link to access a letter from Superintendent Patricia A. Ciccone for more information regarding this testing:  

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  • Wellness Fair

    Join us on April 5th for the Westbrook Wellness Fair.  See attached flyer for more information.

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  • December students of the Month

    We are proud to announce the December students of the month!

    December 2017 Student of the Month

     

    Megan Bache 

    Grade 5 Student of the Month

     

    Ethan Franco 

    Grade 6 Student of the Month

     

    Adriana Stranieri 

    Grade 7 Student of the Month

     

    Sammy Freeman 

    Grade 8 Student of the Month

     

    Mackenzie True - 7 

    Spanish Student of the Month

     

    David Murphy - 7 

    Art Student of the Month

     

    Maddy White - 8 

    Family and Consumer Science

    Student of the Month

     

    Olivia Palumbo - 6 

    French Student of the Month

     

    Aaron Cusson - 8 

    Tech Student of the Month

     

    Maximilian Diamond - 7

    Band Student of the Month

     

    Becca Mitchell - 8

    Chorus Student of the Month

     

    Taylor Rae - 7 

    Physical Education Student of the Month

     

    Sam Sharpe - 7 

    Health Student of the Month

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  • WMS Google Apps for Education Update

    Dear Westbrook Families,

    I am excited to announce that after the New Year break, WMS students will have access to Westbrook Public Schools Gmail accounts!  Our students currently utilize the Google Suite platform with tools such as Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Calendar.  With access to Gmail accounts, students will now be able to connect with peers to collaborate on school projects, and teachers will be able to provide individualized feedback on student work.  It is important to note that email accounts will be monitored, and students will only be able to receive and send emails to people with @westbrookctschools.org email addresses.  As we provide our students with the necessary 21st century skills to prepare them for life after middle school, we continue to instruct and emphasize the importance of digital citizenship.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

    Sincerely,

    Taylor P. Wrye, Principal

     
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  • Principal Wrye's Introduction Letter

    Hello Westbrook Families,

     

    My name is Taylor Wrye and I am extremely excited to be joining the Westbrook Middle School community as your new Principal.  Westbrook Public Schools has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence and student support. These results are due to the hard work, dedication, and the strong partnerships between students, parents, teachers and community members. I am humbled and most appreciative of the opportunity presented to me to become a member of the Westbrook Middle School family.

     

    My entire career has been at the middle school level and I consider myself to be a true advocate for middle school children.  Prior to Westbrook, I was the Principal of Williams Middle School in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, the Assistant Principal of the Dr. Daniel L. Joyce Middle School in Woburn, Massachusetts and a social studies teacher for Wilmington Public Schools in Wilmington, Massachusetts. My classroom teaching and administrative experiences have helped to shape my identity as a school leader.

     

    It is my goal to make the transition process as transparent as possible. I have created an entry plan that outlines the steps I will take to get to know the Westbrook community.  The entry plan can be found on the school website in the next few days and it will focus on three essential questions: Where are we as a school?  Where do we need and want to go?  How will we get there?  Your input is vital in helping answer these questions.  The Link to the survey is here: https://goo.gl/forms/GSW0sQ0vD5IRDUca2

     

    In the next few weeks, I will be hosting open office hours for the people to stop in and say hello. Please refer to the school website for specific dates and times. My door is always open and I welcome your input. I want to thank Superintendent Ciccone and Interim Principal Weirsman for helping make this a very smooth transition.  I look forward to getting to know every family at Westbrook Middle School.  

     

    Sincerely.  

     

    Taylor P. Wrye, CAGS  

    Principal  

    Westbrook Middle School
  • Panel Discussion Video

    A replay of our panel discussion regarding changes to our Health Curriculum is available at http://www.westbrookctschools.org/groups/5663/curriculum/Health_Addendum.  Also available on this page are documents outlining the curriculum, program guidelines, and additional resources related to the presentation.

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