Westbrook Portrait of a Graduate

During the 2021-2022 school year, the school community and the community of Westbrook collaborated to share their perspectives and values about educational priorities for all students in Westbrook Public Schools.  At the June 2022 Westbrook Board of Education meeting, the Board approved the Westbrook Portrait of a Graduate.  It is with great excitement to share our final work and to communicate our appreciation to all who assisted in the development of this important vision for our students. We are proud of the inclusive nature of our community discourse and confident that this vision represents well the educational values and beliefs of the Westbrook community for the youth of Westbrook.  The Westbrook Portrait of a Graduate includes five priority attributes that describe the Westbrook High School graduate: critical problem-solver, creative thinker, effective communicator, perseverant, socially aware, and responsible decision maker.

 

    

Critical Problem Solver

A Westbrook graduate who is a critical problem-solver systematically and strategically resolves a variety of complex issues.

A graduate who is a critical problem-solver:

  • identifies a complex issue or situation
  • considers context

  • investigates multiple solutions and perspectives

  • communicates the process and supporting evidence

  • implements the best path forward


Creative Thinker

A Westbrook graduate who is a creative thinker explores existing ideas, products, or designs to innovate and create in imaginative or novel ways.

A graduate who is a creative thinker:

  • explores possibilities

  • examines information from various viewpoints

  • generates and/or brainstorms ideas

  • experiments in unexpected ways


Effective Communicator

A Westbrook graduate who is an effective communicator conveys a clear message while being respectful, receptive, and responsive to the input of others.

A graduate who is an effective communicator:

  • collaborates with appropriate stakeholders  

  • communicates clearly, concisely, and accurately 

  • recognizes audience awareness

  • considers and acknowledges diverse viewpoints

  • displays proficiency across modes of communication


Perseverant

A Westbrook graduate who is perseverant holds oneself responsible to reflect, revise, and grow through critical feedback and setbacks regardless of the challenges encountered. 

A graduate who is perseverant:

  • adapts to changing circumstances

  • demonstrates resilience to overcome failure, obstacles, and uncertainty

  • reflects upon and responds to feedback

  • motivates oneself intrinsically


Socially Aware

A Westbrook graduate who is socially aware recognizes and understands the feelings of diverse individuals and groups with the ability to show compassion when considering norms for behaviors in a variety of settings.

A graduate who is socially aware:

  • considers and respects others’ perspectives 

  • demonstrates empathy  

  • identifies diverse social norms 

  • reacts appropriately in a variety of settings 


Responsible Decision Maker

A Westbrook graduate who is a responsible decision maker demonstrates awareness of self and others as one considers responsible choices and consequences while making decisions to benefit self and community. 

A graduate who is a responsible decision maker:

  • holds oneself accountable 

  • considers ethical standards and safety concerns

  • reflects on personal, family, and community well-being 

  • communicates decisions clearly and effectively 

  • makes judgements after analyzing data and facts

News and Announcements

  • Friday Parent Update April 5th

    Hello there,

    Please click on the link to read the Friday Parent Update April 5th.

    http://whs.westbrookctschools.org/friday_parent_updates

    Thank you

    Westbrook High School
  • WHS Business Ethics with Local Business and Industry Partners

    On Wednesday, March 27, Westbrook HS business/industry partners participated in an advisory lesson focused on the district's Responsible Decision-Maker Portrait of a Graduate competency.  Each of the school's 17 advisory groups hosted one of the business/industry partners who led a discussion on business ethics.  From left to right:
     
    Sgt. Lauren Fauchon, CT Army National Guard
    Sgt. Ricardo Sanchez, U.S. Marine Corps
    Chris Shane, Essex Asset Advisors
    Vickie Adorno, Owner of Dignity Plus Home Care
    Andy Schatz, retired attorney, Westbrook Economic Action Initiative founder. (This lesson with business partners was his idea!)
    Elaine Robert, Resort Operations at Water's Edge Resort and Spa
    Lisa Genter, HR Specialist at Essex Savings Bank
    Maureen Smith, HR Director at Essex Meadows
    Dan Ackerman, VP of Real Estate at Water's Edge Resort and Spa
    Tony Sharillo, Executive Director of Shoreline YMCA
    Florent Fougerouse, Director of Sales & Marketing, Water's Edge Resort & Spa
    Kara Stanley, Senior Wedding Sales Manager, Water's Edge Resort and Spa
    Margaret Datillo, HR Director at Water's Edge Resort and Spa
    Officer D. Sacco, Westbrook Police Department
    Officer M. Gelven, Westbrook Police Department
    Karen James, HR Director at Middlesex Health Hospital
    Laura Colebank, Board Member at Community Foundation of Middlesex County
    Westbrook High School
  • WHS Junior Class College Fair

    On March 21, 2024, the Westbrook High School Junior class attended the NACAC National College Fair at the CT Convention Center in Hartford. Students had the opportunity to talk with admissions advisors at over 200 colleges and universities from around the country and around the world.

    Westbrook High School
  • Friday Parent Update March 15th

    Hello there,

    Please click on the link to read the Friday Parent Update March 15th.

    http://whs.westbrookctschools.org/friday_parent_updates

    Thank you.

    Westbrook High School
  • Friday Parent Update March 8th

    Hello there,

    Please click on the link to read the Friday Parent Update March 8th.

    http://whs.westbrookctschools.org/friday_parent_updates

    Thank you.

    Westbrook High School
  • Friday Parent Update March 1st

    Hello there,

    Please click on the link to read the Friday Parent Update March 1st.

    http://whs.westbrookctschools.org/friday_parent_updates

    Thank you.

    Westbrook High School
  • Friday Parent Update 2/16 and 2/23

    Hello Everyone,

    Please click on the link to read the Friday Parent Update 2/16 and 2/23.

    http://whs.westbrookctschools.org/friday_parent_updates

    Thank you.

    Westbrook High School
  • Westbrook High School Hosts General Dynamic Electric Boat Application and Interview Event for High School Students From Area Schools

    On February 15, 2024, Westbrook High School hosted a regional event for high school seniors from Westbrook High School and six area school districts. Each year, General Dynamics Electric Boat partners with Connecticut and Rhode Island technical schools to provide high school seniors with an opportunity to apply to and interview with representatives from Electric Boat for a potential job offer in one of six trade areas: welding, shipfitting, electrical, pipefitting, carpentry, design, and machining.

    To read the full press release, visit https://whs.westbrookctschools.org/2024_electric_boat_job_fair

    Westbrook High School
  • Friday Parent Update February 9th

    Hello there,

    Please click on the link to read the Friday Parent Update February 9th.

     http://whs.westbrookctschools.org/friday_parent_updates

    Thank you.

    Westbrook High School
  • Friday Parent Update February 2nd

    Hello there,

    Please click on the link to the read the Friday Parent Update February 2nd.

    http://whs.westbrookctschools.org/friday_parent_updates

    Thank you.

    Westbrook High School
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    WMS Art Club

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  • WMS Library

    WMS Homework Club

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  • WHS Library

    Athletic Boosters Meeting

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  • WMS Library

    WMS Game Club

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  • WMS Library

    WMS Homework Club

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    WMS Student Council Meetings

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  • WMS Guidance

    WMS Vivid Club

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  • BOE mtg - WHS library

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  • WMS Rm 203

    WMS Newspaper Club-Literary Magazine

    Westbrook Middle School
  • WMS Library

    WMS PTO Book Fair

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  • WMS Rm 115

    WMS Art Club

    Westbrook Middle School
  • WMS Library

    WMS Homework Club

    Westbrook Middle School
  • WMS Library

    WMS PTO Book Fair

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    WMS Game Club

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    WMS Homework Club

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Dr. Kristina J. Martineau
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kmartineau@westbrookctschools.org

860-399-6432

 

 

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