Congratulations to the following students selected by their art teachers to participate in the 2024 Youth Art Month Exhibition at The Portland Museum of Art! The works will be on view on the Lower Ground Floor of the PMA from February 28 to March 31, 2024, and digitally on the PMA’s website. WSD Awardees: Canal Elementary School Isabella Moustrophis , grade 4 Congin Elementary School Seren DeSouza, grade 4 Saccarappa Elementary School Abbas Abbas, grade 4 Westbrook Middle School Daphne McCannell, grade 8 Westbrook High School Juliana Aguirre, grade 9 Poni Mongu, grade 10 Quintin Enger, grade 12
Kindergarten Orientation sessions are being held at each of Westbrook's Elementary Schools on Tuesday, March 5th, at 6:00 p.m. If you have a child who is turning five before October 15, 2024, then please plan to attend. Additional information regarding registration and screening can be found at the link below and on the elementary schools' websites. https://www.westbrookschools.org/o/wsd/page/kindergarten-registration-2024
Schools are closed next week for February Vacation. We hope everyone has a restful and enjoyable break!
Congratulations to our Boys and Girls Basketball teams for moving on to the tournament playoffs this coming week. The boys will be playing Falmouth at the Expo on Saturday at 5:30 pm and the girls will play Mt Ararat also at the Expo on Monday the 19th at 6 pm. Good luck to both teams!!!! Please be aware that they will not be accepting cash for tickets to the contests. You will have to purchase your tickets online. Here is the info: Tickets: Adult General Admission--$10 Student; Senior Citizens (65 & older) Admission--$5, plus surcharge. Tickets to MPA games at the Expo and Augusta Civic Center will be sold exclusively online at MPA (Maine) Events and Tickets by GoFan. You can reach the site at mpa.cc under Tournaments.
We are thrilled to announce that the Westbrook Visual and Performance Arts Departments now have a dedicated webpage accessible directly from the main Westbrook School Department website. This new platform serves as a community hub where you can learn more about programming, dedicated teaching staff, and our commitment to excellence in art education. Stay informed and engaged by exploring upcoming music and art events, student highlights, and other exciting WSD Arts News! https://www.westbrookschools.org/page/visual-and-performing-arts
We will have another two hour delayed start of school in Westbrook today. This will give crews time to plow and treat streets, sidewalks, and school lots. As you know, a two hour delay means that schools will open two hours after the regular time and buses will pick up students about two hours after their usual time. There are no before school activities and there will be no PreK classes. Be safe today!
Roads are very icy this morning but they are being treated and expected to improve. Because of this, we will have a two hour delayed start of school in Westbrook today, January 25. That means that schools will open two hours after their scheduled times and buses will pick up students about two hours after their usual time. There are no before school activities and PreK classes are canceled. Please be careful walking and driving this morning!
I’d like to get everyone home before the height of the storm today, so we will be closing early. Dismissal at WHS and WMS will be at 11:30am. Dismissal at Canal, Congin, and Saccarappa will be at 12:20pm. There will be no PreK classes today and there will be no after school activities or practices. Be safe in the storm!
Good luck WHS students... mid-term exams are this week! We are all proud of you!
The Secure Status at WMS has been lifted. Dismissal will be at regular time. Ms. Wood and I will provide more information later today.
Westbrook Middle School is currently in a Secure Status while Westbrook Police are pursing a situation outside of the school. This is unrelated to the school. All students and staff are safely inside WMS. We will provide more information as soon as we can.
Because power has not yet been restored at Saccarappa School, there is NO SCHOOL today at Saccarappa. At all other schools, we will have a 2 hour delayed start. That means that schools will open two hours after their regular opening and buses will pick up students 2 hours later than their usual times. This will give crews time to address road conditions and power outages, and extra time to get to work and school. There are no PK classes. Breakfast will be available when students arrive.
UPDATE Thank you for your patience as we get kids home this afternoon. There are several road closures including parts of Mast, Methodist, and Duck Pond Road. If your street is impacted, and you are available to pick up your child at school, we would appreciate that. Otherwise we will make arrangements to get them home. Our bus drivers are taking extra caution this afternoon so some routes may be delayed. Thank you, and stay safe.
Saccarappa School is dismissing at 1:45pm today due to a power outage. All other schools will dismiss on schedule at this point. We will let you know if this changes. Thank you for your patience as we get home safely today. Be safe! --
IMPORTANT INFORMATION!- PAY TO PARK AT USM-GORHAM CAMPUS For all high school athletic contests that are being played at USM in Gorham, there is a charge for parking for everyone. You will find the QR code on the poles around the parking areas. It is $1 an hour. (plus a fee) Please make sure you pay or there is a hefty fine.
Saccarappa School and Westbrook High School are welcoming visitors from Maine Department of Education and the National BARR Center today. They will be observing how we have launched BARR at all levels and in all of our schools. We are one of a handful of school communities who have implemented BARR district-wide.
Westbrook Schools are currently experiencing an internet and phone outage. We are working to address the issue. School offices have hot spots and are connected. If you need to contact your school today, please email the administrative assistant or principal. Thank you.
The Secure Status at Congin School has been lifted and all regular activities are resuming. Students and staff were kept safely in school while police investigated a report of gunshots in the woods behind the school. Police searched the area around the school and concluded that the it was safe. Thank you to our students, staff, and Westbrook Police for your outstanding and swift response.
Congin School is currently in a secure status because of a potential situation in the woods behind the school. All students and staff are safe inside the school. Westbrook Police are on site and investigating. We will send more information as soon we can.
Thursday, Nov. 9 will be a half day of school for School/Family Conferences. Dismissal will be: WMS at 10:15am, WHS at 10:25am, Elementary Schools at 11:30am. There is no school on Friday, Nov. 10 in recognition of Veterans' Day.