District Recognition

Superintendent

Contact Information

Patricia A. Ciccone
Superintendent

pciccone@westbrookctschools.org

860-399-6432

Immigration Resources: Connecticut Family Preparedness Plan

  For your convenience, the State of CT has developed a resource toolkit for individuals and families with immigration concerns.  Please read CT's description of the resource tools and go directly to the state website by clicking on the Plan version of your choice or the hyperlink below.

"To assist families who have concerns about immigration enforcement, particularly in regards to to the possibility of the deportation or detainment of guardians and the impact that it could have on their children, the State of Connecticut has developed a useful toolkit that people can utilize.  There is no cost to utilize any of the documents contained in the toolkit, and neither attorneys nor court action are needed.  If you are worried about what will happen to your children if you are detained or deported, you should make a family preparedness plan.  We hope that you never have to use your plan, but having one may help reduce the stress of the unexpected."

State of CT link to the Resource Toolkit   

For additional information on preparing your family, knowing your rights and finding legal representation, visit http://ctheretostay.org

News and Anouncements

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    Westbrook High School Prepares for its 2017 NEASC Visit

    Westbrook High School is ready for its NEASC 2017 fall visit slated for October 15-17. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges is a regional accrediting association of high schools that uses a peer review model made up of educators from around New England. The accreditation process focuses on the evaluation and implementation of the seven standards which are divided into two categories: 1) Teaching and Learning Standards and 2) Support Standards. There are four Teaching and Learning Standards that affect student learning:  Core Values, Beliefs, and Learning Expectations; Curriculum; Instruction; and Assessment. The Support Standards: School Culture and Leadership; School Resources; and Community Resources, support the Teaching and Learning Standards in addition to student learning. All seven standards and their indicators are measured and assessed to determine the level of achievement demonstrated in order to maximize student learning and continue school improvement.

     

    In the spring of 2016, WHS completed the Endicott Survey that provided helpful information and data as a means to determine how well we understand our school’s Core Values, Beliefs, and 21st Century Learning Expectations and to what degree our school aligns with the NEASC standards. Students, teachers, and parents answered questions linked to the indicators within each of the seven standards providing valuable data allowing WHS to move forward in the Self Study process. The data was reviewed and assessed as a means to rate the progress and level of adherence for each indicator within the standard.

     

    The WHS Faculty has collaboratively completed a revision of our Core Values, Beliefs as well as the revision of our 21st Century Learning Expectations to reflect what we value and believe is important for students to know and learn. We continue to use our school-wide rubrics which align with the new learning expectations and to provide consistent criteria for evaluating and assessing student work. Each content area has committed to implementing two school-wide rubrics.

     

    Every faculty member was assigned to a Standards Committee and collected evidence and data to address each indicator within the seven standards. This information contributed to the completion of the Self Study. The Self Study engaged the entire community in structured analysis, self-reflection, and planning in response to the ratings of the standards and their indicators.

     

    Faculty and staff collected student work as evidence of Teaching and Learning Standards 1-4: Core Values, Beliefs, and Learning Expectations; Curriculum; Instruction; and Assessment which will be presented to the Visiting Committee during their visit.  The school-wide rubrics presently used will accompany student work to demonstrate and measure the quality of student work in relation to the standards mentioned. The student work will also reflect a step-by-step process for student reflection and improvement based on teacher feedback.

     

    Although a challenging process, the WHS faculty and staff took on this educational endeavor with a commitment of fidelity and integrity. They continue to present school-wide data accurately as a means to verify and confirm effectiveness, public assurance and overall school improvement. WHS anticipates the decennial NEASC visit to be a positive and beneficial experience for all involved.

    Westbrook High School
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    Westbrook Community Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts

    Amanda Wilderman, a Westbrook High School student is seeking your help in making donations to support humanitarian efforts both locally as well as those underway in Puerto Rico.

    Many families from Puerto Rico will be relocating back to Connecticut and their children will need warm coats and school supplies. For those families remaining in Puerto Rico, tax deductible donations can made to the non profit: Casa Boricua/Hurricane Relief Fund. We are asking you to consider donating a new or gently used children’s coat or much needed school supplies (backpacks, binders, pencils, pens, etc.)

    Read the attached document for more information.

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Shoreline Early Childhood Forum

    Daisy Families & Staff,

    Please consider joining us for the Shoreline Early Childhood Forum to be held at Daisy Ingraham Elementary School on November 6 from 4:45-8:00 pm.  This is sponsored by the Westbrook Early Childhood Council and features speakers on topics of interest to families and early childhood professionals; dinner; raffles; childcare; and more.

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • October Guiding Knight

    The October issue of The Guiding Knight is available on our Newsletters page.  Be sure to read it at http://whs.westbrookctschools.org/groups/5745/guidance_office/newsletters.

    Westbrook High School
  • Parent Forum regarding Changes to Health Curriculum

    Please join the Parent Education Forum/Panel Discussion on K-12 Sexual Assault & Abuse Prevention & Awareness Program on October 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Daisy Ingraham Cafeteria.  Please see the attached informational letter from Superintendent Patricia A. Ciccone.

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Watch "Kids News" on YouTube!

    Daisy Families & Staff,

    Please know that you can now catch the daily broadcast of "Kids News" on our Daisy YouTube Channel, any time of day or night!

    We are so proud of our students who put this broadcast together.  Thanks to our Computer Teacher, Kim Godfrey, for all she does to challenge our students digitally!

     

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • Welcome Back!

    Read Superintendent Ciccone's Welcome Back letter to Westbrook Families.

    Westbrook Public Schools

District Events

  • WMS Cafeteria

    WMS Re-takes Staff/Faculty Photos

    WMS Re-takes  Staff/Faculty Photos

    Westbrook Middle School
  • WHS Library

    Financial Aid Night

    Westbrook High School
  • Daisy Ingraham Cafe

    Panel Discussion-Sexual Assault & Abuse Prevention & Awareness

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Mystic, CT

    WMS 6th Grade Mystic Seaport Field Trip

    6th Grade Mystic Seaport Field Trip

    Westbrook Middle School
  • WMS 7th Grade Science Center Field Trip

    7th Grade Field Trip Science Center

    Westbrook Middle School
  • WHS Library

    Photo Retakes

    Westbrook High School
  • Front of School

    Halloween Parade

    Holiday Parade

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
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