April 8, 2021 Announcements

Westbrook High now offers breakfast anytime before lunch is served in our new vending machine outside the nurse's office. Snacks are available anytime after lunch as well. All food from the machine is at no charge!! If you do not know your lunch number please write to Lynn Gnade at gnadel@westbrookschools.org to find out what it is.

The WHS Civil Rights Team would like to invite any students interested in participating in the Civil Rights Team to a meeting this week, on Thursday (04/08), during ACE (at 10:25am). Because of COVID protocols, the meeting will still be done online, but if you are a B-day student and would like to attend in person, you may let Mr. Lesinski or Ms. Douglass know by responding to this email. You can then come to room 223 for the meeting. Limited space is available. Anyone else that is interested can join the meeting by clicking the link above. April is Arab-American Heritage Month and the holy fasting month of Ramadan begins in mid-April as well, so if you check out our Newsletter you will see a few messages and resources for anyone interested in learning more about the contributions of Arabs throughout history and about the month of fasting that our Muslim brothers and sisters will be participating in this coming month. We hope you are all well and we look forward to seeing you at an upcoming CRT meeting.

Seniors - there are lots and lots of scholarships to apply for. Here is the link to the local scholarship list and the state scholarship list. Updated regularly with new scholarships so keep checking: WHS Local Scholarship List State Scholarship List Don’t forget to check out the new ONLINE SCHOOL STORE at https://shopwestbrookwrvc.merchmake.com/. There are many items for WHS and WRVC students. If you would like to check out the quality of some of the products, there are a few products on display in the vocational center (t-shirt, beanie, cropped hoodie, cell phone case, hats.) New products can be designed for your class (Class of ___) school club, organization or sports team. The students in FBLA would love the opportunity to design something for you. If you would like to design something, that is an option as well! Send an email to the Business teacher Mrs. Dolloff at dolloffb@westbrookschools.org to let her know. Mr.Russell is putting together A & B student focus groups. Each group will meet during ACE on their respective days and discuss school life and community issues. Involvement and topics will be kept anonymous. If this is something you're interested in doing please email Mr.Russell for more information. Russellm@westbrookschools.org Freshmen and Sophomores are invited to apply to Seeds of Peace Camp in Otisfield, ME (about an hour from Westbrook). Students will attend camp from August 1-18, 2021 with other young people from high schools around Maine. Students engage in "Dialogue", exploring world, national and local issues, meeting new people, gaining valuable listening skills and insight into themselves personally. It's a great time to make new friends and have fun. Please check out the Seeds of Peace website below, and also the application link for camp. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Dyer at dyerb@westbrookschools.org https://www.seedsofpeace.org/programs/developing-leaders/camp/camp2021/ https://www.seedsofpeace.org/faq-2/ CALLING FOR TALENT! We are starting to have students showcase their talents during the Tuesday and Thursday lunch blocks. Right now, due to the Covid guidelines, we can only have drummers, pianists, guitars, violin, cellos, etc. No wind instruments, or singing, but when restrictions lift we will be adding more variety. If you would like to perform please see Miss Sorg in Student Services, or seek out Cam Mulkern for details!

Click Here to Register!Final Week to Register! Join us April 15th and 16th for the Virtual Youth Leadership Conference! It's not too late to sign up! Youth registration has been extended by two days. The new Youth Registration Deadline is Thursday, April 8th at 12noon. A link to the complete list of workshops and the conference agenda is included below. Click the link to learn more about this exciting event and to identify the sessions you most want to attend during the YLC. Remember to register so that you can add workshops to your official conference agenda. Workshops are just one aspect of the event - register this week to join your conference "home team" group and to unlock more information about social events planned for the 2-day conference. See you soon!Click Here to Read the Workshop DescriptionsClick Here to Register!

Join us at the fifth annual New England Youth Identity Summit, where students and educators from across New England (and the nation!) will come together virtually to connect and learn from each other, to challenge their own ideas and perspectives, and to collectively find ways to create meaningful change in their communities. The theme of this year's Summit is: Youth Voice. Youth Power. Saturday, April 10, 2021 8:30 a.m.–2:45 p.m.Learn more and register Educators and high school students—please share this invitation with your students and friends! The 2021 New England Youth Identity Summit is a virtual Zoom event and is free to attend. Registration deadline is April 4. Email us with questions or feedback. Learn more about our related Friday Night event.

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