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Mr. Joel Stoneton
WHS (377-2228 ext 3002)
WMS (377-2249 ext 4102)
A MESSAGE FROM ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
The primary purpose of interscholastic sports is to contribute to the overall development of the student in concert with Winthrop School Department philosophy and objectives. The athletic program encourages the participation of all students who wish to be involved in any and all activities. It is the goal of Winthrop Athletic Department to make available a large number and wide variety of activities of interest to all.
In the fall of 2012, the Winthrop Board of Education requested a committee be formed to evaluate existing co/extra-curricular programs in grades 6-12. For this purpose a Program Rubric was and accepted by the Winthrop Board of Education. The rubric is a framework designed to assist the Board in evaluating co-curricular and extra-curricular programs within the district. The total score on the rubric will be used for recommendations regarding additions of new, promising programs or the suspension of existing ones. The Board will make the final decision on the addition, deletion, or suspension of co-curricular and extra-curricular programs.
Mr. Morin, Mrs. Criss and Mr. Conway agreed to set up the committee and invited a broad variety of stakeholders to join. Committee members were chosen to represent a wide swath of interests, and it included three administrators, two students, one teacher, two coaches, four parents and two representatives from the Winthrop Board of Education. Prior to the first meeting committee members were sent a completed rubric along with a breakdown of high school and middle school activities expenses. The goal was for each member to complete the evaluation tool on each activity for the high school middle school.
At the first meeting held on December 13, 2012, the committee discussed questions members had and also how everyone felt completing the rubrics. It was decided that members would bring their completed middle school rubrics to the next meeting scheduled for January 8, 2013 and that the information from all members present would be compiled. At our January 8th meeting, results were discussed and middle school rubrics were completed. The committee met again on January 31, 2013 to complete the high school rubrics using the same process.
Discussion during the meetings was open, honest and productive. The administration of Winthrop Middle and Winthrop High School would like to thank the committee members and to express our appreciation for their continued support of our students.