School Improvement Council Elections
The PFA invites all parents and guardians to volunteer to participate in the WHS School Improvement Council. The Council meets with Principal Dennis Mahoney the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 am to discuss what is happening in the school. This year the PFA will hold an election for two 2-year positions.
The submitted forms will be available on the PFA website for the community to read and familiarize themselves with the candidates. Voting will take place September 26th to October 1st.
The Role of School Council: The law requires that there be a school council at each public elementary, secondary and independent vocational school in the Commonwealth. Councils are to assist principals by reviewing the school building budget and developing the school improvement plan. Councils may also take on other responsibilities, including policymaking, as granted by the local school committee. Council school improvement plans are submitted to the local school committee for review and approval. For more information, see MA Department of Education (DOE) website Q&A concerning School Councils at http://www.doe.mass.edu/lawsregs/advisory/schoolcouncils/.
Welcome to the 2019-2020 School year!!
We are excited to work collaboratively with the Winchester High School teachers and administrators to make THE Winchester High School a terrific place for our kids to grow and learn. Please join us at our WHSPFA meetings, where Principal Mahoney will update us on events and happenings at WHS and guest speakers will address various topics relevant to our students. The meetings are at 7:00 pm in the WHS library. The 2019-2020 PFA meeting dates are:
September 16, 2019
John Dupuis & Paula Conis
Carolyn Plosky, English Department Chair
November 18, 2019
John Fleming, Best Buddies
Sandra Manoogian, Math Department Chair
January 13, 2020
Michael Marchand, Science Department Chair
Suzanne Ontso, Guidance
March 16, 2020
Social Studies Department Chair or Scott Spencer
Marc Aria, Athletics
June 8, 2020
Judy Evans, Superintendent
We are currently looking for more parents to join our board! We have the following board positions open:
Freshman Class Parent Advisors
One Junior Class Parent Advisor
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
We will have a table at the WHS Back to School night on September 19th. We will be collecting boxes of kleenex for the WHS teachers as well as donations of our annual direct appeal. Please remember a checkbook to contribute to our annual direct appeal.
Please check out our website www.WHSPFA.org for updates throughout the year!
Maria O’Connor, President
Mai Harrison, Vice President
Back To School Schedule:
9/3 This is a FULL DAY OF SCHOOL. All classes meet on an abbreviated seven block schedule. Please see this schedule document for full information about the first few days of school.
9/4 All classes meet on an abbreviated seven block schedule. The link above contains the schedule for the day: students will start the day in WIN block for form drop off.
9/4 is also Picture Day for all students. Pictures being on the second day of school presents a change for WHS. We are trying to make the first day as calm and low stress as possible. Pictures for students will be taken in English classes.
9/5 Regular WHS schedule begins with Day 1. Please see this link for our full schedule day rotation
9/19 WHS Open House at 7 pm
2019-2020 Quarter Breakdowns
Q1: September 2, 2018- November 1, 2019
Mid quarter: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Q2: November 4, 2019- January 17, 2020
Mid quarter: Friday, December 6, 2019
Midyear exams: January 21-24, 2020
Q3: January 27, 2020- April 3, 2020
Mid quarter: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Q4: April 6, 2020- June 11, 2020
Mid quarter: Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Seniors’ last day of classes: May 22, 2020
Senior final exams: May 26-29
Final exams: June 12-17, 2019 (subject to change based on snow days)
Parents and students are reminded to review the attendance procedures for absences, tardies, and dismissals.