December 17, 2018 Announcements

Send a Candy Cane to a friend! Model United Nations Club will be selling Candy Canes for you to send to a friend all week. Candy Canes are $1.00 to send, and will be delivered on Friday during 4W before winter break. You can send a Candy Cane during lunches all week.

NHS will be hosting a holiday food drive beginning on Monday the 17th ending on Thursday the 20th. The food will be donated to the Westbrook high school and middle school food pantries that help a lot of students! Whichever hallway your ace is in will be where you drop off food donations Check your email to see which room you should drop your donations off at and to see which items are worth more points than others. The hallway that donates the most amount of food will receive a prize at the block party on Friday, so please bring as much food as you can! Happy Holidays!

There is a SHARE TABLE in the cafeteria now. Next to the microwave, you will see a table with a mini fridge and a basket. Food can be donated to the share table at any time, and items can be taken as needed throughout the day.

This helps keep our bellies full, and food out of our landfills

Acceptable food items: unopened milk, juice, cheese sticks, chips, crackers, apples, bananas, oranges.

What not to put at the share table: unsealed packages, half-eaten foods, fruits that spoil easily.

If you have any questions, please ask the cafeteria staff.

Local author Anne Gass and guests will host a discussion on the suffrage movement and women's right's history in room 114 during ace on Friday the 14th. Teachers may contact Ms. Douglass for more information.

On December 18th , Russ Whinnem, a freelance Sports Television Producer, will be here to talk with students during period 4. If you are not free during period 4, there may be alternative times.

Russ has produced and front coordinated some of the biggest events over the years. He has been involved in producing the Boston Marathon, Bellator MMA, NE Revolution, UCONN women's basketball and has worked with ESPN next to the Celtics, Patriots and other NE sports teams. He has a laid back style and would connect well with students who may be interested in sports producing, broadcasting, and all the other behind the scene opportunities. If interested please see Miss Sorg in the Guidance Office.

Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors: Are you interested in a career in nursing? Nursing has become very competitive major in college and the more you know now about the requirements the better you can be prepared. Ms. Troiano and Ms. Sturgis will be hosting a nursing information workshop during ACE on Tuesday 12/18 in Ms. Troiano's room. If you are interested please email Ms. Sturgis to request a tag.

Topics covered will include:

  • SAT, math and science requirements

  • Other testing required

  • Job shadow/volunteer

  • Medical Occupations at WRVC

  • And any other questions you may have.

Interested in the military? The ASVAB test is a required test for the military and it will be offered at the high school for free on Wednesday, December 19. Any sophomore, junior or senior is eligible to take it. Space is limited. Send email to Mrs. Sturgis to be added the list.

Are you interested in traveling to our sister city in Russia? Have you wanted to travel the world and learn about other cultures? Our students have been invited to stay with families in Archangel, Russia for up to two weeks during April. Passport and plane fare required, approximately $3,000 total. If you are interested, please email Ms. Deveaux for more details.

Students should be checking their emails at least once a day. If you receive an email from Mr. Murphy, please be sure to reply to discuss attendance issues he has sent out.


The Science Lab is open 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 1st and 3rd Thursdays & Fridays from 2:30-4:00 in Ms. Keefe's room 205 for any science questions.

The Math Center is open Mondays & Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 in rooms 104 & 106. Please stop by if you need help or have any questions about your math homework.

English Tutoring is available Mondays & Thursdays from 2:30-4 in Room 323 with Mrs. Sbardella. Even if you just need a quiet place to study and/or do homework, please stop by...

Building hours for students are 7am to 2:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 7am to 1:30pm on Wednesdays. For safety reasons, no students should be in the building before or after that without a specific plan in place with an adult in the building who can supervise them. Please do not arrive at school before 7am, as it is getting cold out and we don't want you waiting outside. This is the same for after school pick-up. Please communicate these hours to your parents so you don't have to wait outside after school.

SPECTRUM WHS' LGBT+ CLUB: We will be meeting on Thursdays from now on! All are welcome!

All students must park in the student lot & have a parking pass. Please stop by the Main Office to pick up the parking pass form. The cost is $6.00. Passes must be purchased each year.

Any student looking to be involved with the following programs email, Mr. Russell at

Trendsetter Program: Tuesday & Thursday after school or During period 4 on Blue & White days.

Big Brother & Sister Program: Looking for Mentors and Mentee.

Peer Mentors: AKA Freshmen mentors & K.I.C Kids in Community and Unified Sports Mentors.

NHS Student Mentors: Mentoring students in academics during and after school.

Geeks Templar: Boffing, D&D, Magic the Gathering.

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