February 26, 2019 Announcements
"Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.” - Cornel West, philosopher, author, activist, educator
The Westbrook High School Civil Rights Team would like to encourage all students and staff to take time this month, along with every month, to recognize and respond in some positive ways to Black History Month. Read books by black authors, watch films or TV shows by black creators, spark positive conversations about race, wake up, pay attention, and speak out against ignorance whenever you see it or hear it. Black History is American History.
The Westbrook High School Civil Rights Team meets Friday during ACE in Room 317 - All Students are welcome regardless of race, skin color, national origin and ancestry, religion, disabilities, gender (including gender identity and expression), and sexual orientation. Please join us in our efforts to make Westbrook High School a more inclusive and accepting place.
YLC for Today (2/26) has been moved to take place in the cafe during ACE. It is no longer in room 114!
Jazz choir leaves school at 1:30 today in all-solid-black outfits.
During the Staff vs Seniors Basketball Game on February 28 the Project Grad Committee is issuing a School Spirit Challenge to the Classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022!
The class that has the highest attendance (you will be asked your class at admission) AND shows the most school spirit in their attire and positive attitudes throughout the night will be awarded a $100 donation to their class account from Project Grad 2019. Bring your Blue Blazes best selves and show your school pride! See you at the game!
The Portland Sea Dogs is hosting their 12th Annual College Fair on Wednesday, May 8 from 3-5pm. Each student attending the fair receives two complimentary tickets to the 6pm baseball game. Names are due by April 12. If you are interested in attending please send an email to Mrs. Sturgis, Aspirations Counselor
SPECTRUM MOVIE AFTERNOON: We are rescheduling our showing of To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything! for Friday, March 1 right after school in room 108. Snacks provided!!! Hope to see you there!!!
All those interested in joining Chamber Singers:
Auditions are THIS week during ACE on Tues and Thurs (request a tag) Or by appointment.
You do not have to prepare a song. Email or see Ms. Proulx for more info
Sophomores interested in attending RYLA—Rotary Youth Leadership Camp at Camp Hinds in Raymond this summer-June 23-26, please see Mr. Dyer or Guidance for an application. Deadline is March 1.
Attention seniors who will be attending SMCC next fall: There will be an orientation for WHS students at SMCC on Wed. March 13. At this orientation you will be creating your schedule for the fall and getting your ID card. Parent permission is required for this free field trip.
See Mrs. Sturgis asap for permission slip and help activating your MySMCC portal. Permission slip due by Feb. 15.
We will be presenting this year’s one-act festival play during Ace on Thursday, March 7th. The play is a 35 minute comedy by Ed Monk entitled “A Company of Players.” We will also be performing 2 evening shows for the public, Wednesday, March 6th at 7pm, and one that Thursday evening March 7th at 7pm.
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.
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.
NEED EXTRA HELP?
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 Russellm@westbrookschools.org
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.