Student and Staff Recognition

Superintendent

Contact Information

Patricia A. Ciccone
Superintendent

pciccone@westbrookctschools.org

860-399-6432

Letter From the Superintendent Regarding the School Shooting in Texas on May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians and Staff,

 Once again, we find ourselves stunned by yet another school shooting; this one at Santa Fe High School in Texas.  In light of this tragic news and the even more tragic realization that our country has experienced 22 school and soft-target shootings since January 1st of this year, it is not surprising that our thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones and those who have been injured  in this latest attack.

 With every such devastating event, we are reminded that the safety/security of our students is our top priority.  In that commitment, I once again want to assure our community that we take safety and security seriously and work daily to practice our schools’ safety procedures.  And, as with each tragic event we have experienced in the past, I hope the resources available on www.westbrookctschools.org will help you and your students to cope with this most recent tragedy.   Please feel free to share the approved resource information with other families and friends as well.  Our school support professionals and I hope that these resources will be helpful to you.

 As always, please contact me via email at pciccone@westbrookctschools.org or phone at 860-399-6432 with any questions or concerns regarding school violence issues and talking with children about it.

 

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

  • Small Ensembles Concert

    Join us for the Small Ensembles Concert on Wednesday, May 16th. Performances include Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, and Kina Mama.

    Westbrook High School
  • WHS Guidance Newsletter

    The May issue of the Guiding Knight is available on the Westbrook High School Guidance office page.  Be sure to check it out at http://whs.westbrookctschools.org/groups/5745/guidance_office/newsletters.

    Westbrook High School
  • Acoustic Cafe

    Join us on May 4th for another addition of Acoustic Cafe!  The event starts at 7:00pm in the Westbrook High School Cafeteria.

    Westbrook High School
  • 24-Hour Play Festival at Westbrook High School

    Want to be part of the 24 Hour Play Festival at Westbrook High School? Visit http://whs.westbrookctschools.org/groups/16308 for information on tickets and registration.

    Westbrook High School
  • Last Day of School Set; Grade 4 Promotion

    The last day of school for both students and teachers in Westbrook Public Schools will be Tuesday, June 26.

    Fourth-grade promotion at Daisy Ingraham will take place on Monday, June 25, at 9:15 am.

    Please save these dates!

    Thank you,

    Ruth W. Rose, Principal, Daisy Ingraham School

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • Information Regarding the Upcoming Release of 13 Reasons Why, Season 2

    The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has received numerous requests for guidance regarding the upcoming second season of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.  Netflix has not formally announced the release date, but pre-release promotions and media coverage indicate a release date sometime this spring, approximately a year after the release of the first season.

     

    Please review the attached document for guidance on discussing the difficult content of this show with your children.

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • What You Need to Know About Prescription Opioids

    Prescription opioids, such as oxycodone(OxyContin®), hydrocodone(Vicodin®), codeine, morphine, and many others, can be used to help relieve moderate-to-severe pain. They are often prescribed after surgery or injury, or for certain health conditions.  These medications can be an important part of treatment but also come with serious risks. It is important to work with your health care provider to make sure you are getting the care that is safest and best for you.  View the attached document for more information from the Center for Disease Control.

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Resources to Help Children Understand Violence at School

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    In response to concerns of late, let me assure you that our schools make safety and security their top priority and daily, follow, teach and practice safety and security protocols.  Thank you for the respect you have shown for our safety and security procedures. Your support for these preventive protocols is helpful and much appreciated.  Still, prevention practices are not the only way our education professionals assist our students and families, especially when there is an event that requires reaction such as the national focus on the school violence in Florida.  Central to that effort is our work to create community.

     

    As stakeholders in the work to build community, it is important that you be included in our work to support students to process fears, anger, and grief, and to learn to participate in the world around them.  As trusted adults, our educators and student support professionals recognize that students and their families are not immune to these stressors and know that they must engage in providing the support individuals and families may need to overcome their concerns.  We in schools have an obligation to address tough issues and give students the chance to develop age appropriate skills to deal with their world.  With us, students can safely learn, grow and participate in making meaning out of their place in the world around them.

     

    Toward more open understanding, I invite you to join a community conversation that will be hosted on April 4th at 6 pm.  Held at Westbrook High School, the conversation will give us a chance to listen to students, parents/guardians, elected officials and school professionals discuss the role of schools and our responsibility to educate and facilitate learning in the civic arena. Plan to join us. In the interim, please check the information that has been placed on our school district home webpage that may help you in your own conversations with children of all ages around recent school violence events and the national discourse.  I hope you will join our April 4th conversation and as always, please contact me with any questions or concerns.

    Sincerely,

    Patricia A. Ciccone, Superintendent

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • MARCH STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

    Emily B

    Grade 5 Student of the Month

     

    Olivia P 

    Grade 6 Student of the Month

     

    Daniel G

    Grade 7 Student of the Month

     

    Alexandra Z

    Grade 8 Student of the Month

     

    Deja H- 8 

    Spanish Student of the Month

     

    Matthew I - 5 

    Art Student of the Month

     

    Lisa L - 7 

    Family and Consumer Science Student of the Month

     

    Gianni S - 8 

    French Student of the Month

     

    Samuel F - 8 

    Tech Student of the Month

     

    Jacqueline - 7 

    Band Student of the Month

     

    Destiny H - 8 

    Chorus Student of the Month

     

    David M - 7 

    Physical Education Student of the Month

     

    Jack O - 5 

    Health Student of the Month

     

    Westbrook Middle School
  • Radium Girls

    Join us on March 23rd and March 24th for Westbrook High School's production of Radium Girls. For more information on tickets and times, visit the Westbrook High School Theatre page.

    Westbrook High School

District Events

  • Room 226

    WHS PTSO Meeting

    Westbrook High School
  • HS Auditorium

    WMS Music Concert 5th - 6th

    WMS Music Concert 5th - 6th

    Westbrook Middle School
  • HS Auditorium

    WMS Music Concert 7th -8th Grade

    WMS Music Concert 7th & 8th

    Westbrook Middle School
  • Gymnasium; Cafeteria; Fields

    Field Day

    Field Day - All Grades

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • Memorial Day

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Schools Closed

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Daisy Ingraham Elementary

    3rd Grade Concert

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • WMS 7th Grade Field Trip to Mark Twain House

    7th Grade Field Trip to Mark Twain House

    Westbrook Middle School
  • Gymnasium; Cafeteria; Fields

    Rain Date - Field Day

    Field Day Rain Date

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • Fireman's Field (Clark Memorial Field) Old Saybrook, CT

    WMS Grade 8 Dance

    WMS Grade 8 Dance

    Westbrook Middle School
  • Westbrook High School

    4th Grade Rehearsal

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • Westbrook High School

    4th Grade Concert

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • Cafeteria

    WHS Music Booster Meeting

    Westbrook High School
  • MS Library

    WMS PTO Meeting

    WMS PTO Meeting

    Westbrook Middle School
  • Mystic, CT

    WMS Grade 8 Mystic Field Trip

    WMS Grade 8 Mystic Field Trip

    Westbrook Middle School
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