WHS Students compete in Local SkillsUSA competition @ MMTC!

Congratulations to the following students for placing in the local SkillsUSA competition last week at MMTC!

Automotive Service Technology: Bronze, Dakota Benson

Carpentry:  Bronze, Jacob Varney

Collision Refinishing Technology: Gold, Cameron LaChance; Silver, Cathryn Fyfe

Culinary Arts: Bronze, Benjamin O’Connor

First Aid/CPR: Gold, Kylee Morrissette

Job Interview: Gold, Kylee Morrissette

Medical Math: Gold, Devin Palow; Silver, Grace Drummond; Bronze, Sarah Stevens

Medical Terminology: Gold, Grace Drummond, WHS; Bronze, Courtney Pomeroy

Nurse Assisting: Gold, Grace Drummond

Precision Machining Technology: Silver, Jacob Kershner

Preschool Teaching Assistant: Gold, Djimon Santos

Robotics — Urban Search and Rescue: Gold, Cory Briggs and Jacob DeRaps

Television (Video) Production: Silver, Demeka Roderick

Best of luck at the State Competition in March!!!!!

http://www.centralmaine.com/2017/01/13/local-skills-champions-named/

Welcome back and Open House Reminder!!

It shard to believe it it time to start the 2016-2017 school year!!!!  It seems like yesterday I was starting my first year at Winslow High School…here I am four years later getting ready to welcome a new class of Freshmen to the Raider Family!

A reminder that Wednesday, August 31st, we will be having our annual open house.  We changed our format a little this year and will be having many different actives going on to get as many families as possible into the school.

  • Students and their families are invited to a hotdog BBQ from 5:15 to 6:15
  • Teachers will be stationed in the commons, cafeteria, and gym to to meet students and parents and discuss courses from 5:30-7:00
  • Project Graduation will be having a meeting in the auditorium at 6:00
  • Fall Athletic Night at 6:30 in the auditorium with individual booster meetings immediately following
  • Performing Arts boosters will have a table set up in the lobby to meet parents and discuss programming

No matter what brings you to the school, we hope that you take this opportunity to stop by and say hi to our teaching staff!!!

See you at Open House!!

Mr. Bell

 

 

Unified Basketball brings together school community

Unified Basketball can best be summed up by this poem written by co-coach Mrs. Kit Potelle.

How does a heart grow?

How a heart does grow?
It might have been the first practice we had
Those nervous smiles edged with uncertainty
Turning genuine when unclear became clear
That realization of what this was about

Perhaps it was the warm-up circle
That night before the first game
Seeing many become one
Shouts of “I believe” ringing in the gym

Maybe it was the first basket that was scored
Just seconds into our start
Taking some of the anxious butterflies away
Giving a hint of excitement to come

Possibly it was the pointing to the crowd
The airplanes down the court
The fist bumps and high fives
Or the celebrations for any score

Was it the fans that came in?
Wondering what the buzz was all for
The community praising that “new team”
Sharing joy and cheers with all there

I wonder if it was the off court stuff?
The recognitions in the hall
The standing ovations at assemblies
When the names weren’t known before

I think it was the confidence
That could be seen growing among them all
Heads held a little higher
Standing taller than before

So when words escape me
And I try to explain what this did for me
All I can think of is this and much more
And realize… It’s not hard to explain how a heart grows

 

Sneak Peek of the fall musical – Seussical!

You will not be disappointed by this years WHS musical!  Once again the Drama students (and their very talented directors) have put together a great show!  I was able to see the entire show last night and can guarantee that you (and your family) will be entertained!

Seussical, is a hilarious musical tribute to Dr. Seuss.  Come spend an evening with Horton the elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and the Who’s.  Thursday Nov. 19, Friday Nov. 20, and Saturday Nov. 21. at 7:00.  Tickets are $4 for students and $6 for adults and will be sold at both lunches beginning Monday Nov. 16. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Winslow HS Students Compete in CyberPatriot Competition

On Friday afternoon and early evening a team of six WHS students, Jordan Maxell, Josh Morissette, Noah Morissette, Ben Lemieux, Sylas Rayborn, Noah Michaud and one alternate, Joe Potelle were at school competing in the CyberPatriot Competition.

The CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program.  CyberPatriot was conceived by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire high school students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future. ​

At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company.

In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services.

Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Washington, DC for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.​