On October 24, students at Winthrop High School gathered in our gymnasium to celebrate the collective accomplishment of supplying our local food pantry with hundreds of pounds of non-perishable items. Over the course of two weeks, students collected canned goods, toiletries, and dry goods. Today, students organized themselves by class and arranged their donated items into their class numbers. Great job, Winthrop High School students!!! You worked together to collect 1,499 pounds of food and a total of $1025.03 for the Winthrop Food Pantry. OUTSTANDING!!!


Mr. Ben Thomas, local resident and author of several books--including YA fiction, most recently, has been joining the Creative Writing class at Winthrop High School. "Mr. Ben" has been coming in to meet with the class every Wednesday to share his knowledge of and experience with writing. His connection to our classroom is very valuable and very much appreciated.

Mr. Fecteau, WHS Science teacher, and his students are working with Mr. Mark King, a Winthrop community member to build a greenhouse. This greenhouse was made possible because of Mr. Fecteau's initiative, his students' hard work and the generosity of Mr. King and the community. The Winthrop Education Coalition donated the funds for this project. We appreciate the financial help that the WEC continues to give to students and great ideas in our schools.

The Art Club hopes to continually increase and nurture relationships between our students and our community businesses and partnerships. Painting storefront windows has been a successful venture as the students continue to volunteer and the participating businesses ask for more! Our idea is to cater to our young folks and unify our community with a team spirit approach. We do an average of 10 storefronts four seasons a year: Fall- Halloween, Winter- Holiday and later Valentines, and Spring- "open" theme.

The art students love doing it and receive community service hours while the participating business managers have expressed how it has increased communication between them and their customers.... a Win-Win situation! (submitted by Mrs. Dyer, WHS Art Club Advisor)