Windham High School
October 5 Progress Reports Due
October 5 Teacher In Service Day
October 8 Columbus Day - No School
October 9 Fall Conferences
October 10 Senior Breakfast & PSAT
October 18 Fall Conferences
October 26 Picture Retakes
November 2 1St Quarter Ends
November 6 No School – Election Day
From The Principal
Dear Parents and Friends of Windham High School,
The school year is in full swing at Windham High School. October is shaping up to be a month that is full of important dates and events for students. Please take some time to review all of the announcements in the newsletter this month to ensure that you are not missing out on any important events.
First quarter progress reports will be posted to Infinite Campus on October 5th. Our first round of parent/teacher conferences will be on October 9th and October 18th. Please keep an eye out for a notification about signing up to meet with your student’s teachers.
October 10th is going to be an extremely busy day at Windham High School. The senior class will be holding their annual Senior Breakfast. This tradition of the senior class is the first of many events this year that will celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating class. Students will be travelling again this year to St. Joseph’s College for this event. All seniors must ride the bus to this event. October 10th will also be the day that all sophomores and juniors will be taking the PSAT. The PSAT is a great opportunity for students to practice their test taking strategies in preparation for the SAT exam in the spring of their junior year. A special thank you to the MELMAC education foundation who will be covering the cost of students taking the exam this year. Finally, all members of the freshman class will be taking the NWEA assessment for math and reading during the morning of the 10th.
The Windham Police Department will be helping out the high school with a controlled lockdown drill in October. We will share more details before the drill takes place. This type of drill is a great opportunity for both law enforcement and school personnel to practice the crisis procedures that have been put into place at the school. In the event of a real emergency, there are several things that parents can do to support the school and emergency personnel as they manage the crisis. First, please resist the urge to drive directly to the school. In an emergency situation, all traffic to the school campus will be shut down. Important information about reunification sites will be sent via list serve and Blackboard (system used to notify the public during snow days). Second, please do not call or facetime your student. The cell towers around the high school have limited data capacity. The best way to connect with your student is through text or e-mail. Both of these communication strategies require less data and will increase the chance of your message will get through.
In closing, I would like to thank the school community for a successful opening to school this year. The staff at Windham High School appreciates your support.
SENIOR YEARBOOK DEADLINE INFORMATION
DEADLINE OCTOBER 15th
Senior Portraits due OCTOBER 15th:
Photos may be submitted electronically to Mrs. Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos may also be submitted in hard copy or on a thumb drive to room 202 (please make sure you hand it to Mrs. Sullivan…do not leave on a desk). If you DO NOT submit a photo we will use your ID picture.
Senior Messages (these appear below the portrait) due OCTOBER 15th:
Messages MUST be submitted using the google form link below. Mrs. Sullivan emailed the link to your GRSU (you must use the school GRSU to submit). We will not accept any handwritten messages or messages emailed to a yearbook staff member. No more than 270 characters (including spaces) and messages will be edited if inappropriate and at Mrs. Sullivan’s discretion!
BABY ADS: Due December 10th
The Windham High School Yearbook (The Windonian) is selling baby ads. Baby ads are a picture of a senior from when they were young and a message you write to them. These ads are purchased and count as a fundraiser for yearbook.
The sizes, prices, and options are:
1 full page -$200 Please send a drawing of how you want this entire page to look.
½ page -$100, 3 pictures and 156 words, 2 pictures and 212 words, or 1 picture and 368 words
¼ page -$50, 2 pictures and 156 words, or 1 picture and 212 words
1/8 page -$25, 1 picture (slightly smaller than a wallet) and 156 words the picture must be high resolution if you are emailing. The pictures will be cropped depending on the size of the ad you purchase. The pictures can either be mailed in or emailed in (see below). The ads are full color. It is helpful if you type your message so it is easier to read.
STEPS TO SUBMITTING BABY AD:
Step 1 - Use the link below to submit your message! Be sure to proofread you message before submitting. The yearbook staff will copy and paste your message from this form.
Step 2 – Email your photo to email@example.com OR mail your photo to
WHS c/o Jen Sullivan
406 Gray Rd
Windham, ME 04062
Step 3 – Submit your applicable payment. Please make checks payable to Windham HS. Checks may be mailed or dropped off in the main office care of Jen Sullivan.
If you have any questions please email: Jen Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The seniors and faculty really enjoy looking at these pictures. And it is a fun way to continue to try to embarrass your children!
***IMPORTANT: If you mail in your photo: to ensure your photo is safely returned to you please enclose, with your picture, a self-addressed stamped envelope. Or you can send your son or daughter to pick up the picture.***
The deadline for purchasing a baby ad is December 10th 2018.
Jen Sullivan and The Yearbook Staff
Juniors and seniors can sign-up for meetings with college admissions representatives in our College and Career Center throughout fall semester. Our visiting admissions representatives are all listed on Naviance and students simply have to click “sign up” to receive a pass for the meeting.
Counselors are starting to meet with freshman students through both group lessons in Freshman Focus and the start of our freshman meetings. The freshman have been introduced to Naviance, a college and career guidance tool, and will complete several assessments on Naviance to start discussing their post-secondary goals.
This school year, students in this school will be asked to take an anonymous health survey. The data from this survey is used at school, county and state levels. It supports grant funding, assessment of student needs, and the design and evaluation of programs. You will receive more information on this survey closer to when we will be administering it. You have the choice of asking that your child not take this survey. Your child will also have the option of not taking the survey.
The Katahdin Program, located within Windham High School, is seeking responsible, engaging individuals to supplement the work of our classroom teachers in a variety of ways. Utilizing the classroom, the outdoors and the greater community, the Katahdin Program provides alternative education programming for students in grades 9-12. We are looking for volunteers who can commit to being present at least once a week to assist with academics, and are encouraged to participate in our overnight adventures.
For more information, visit www.katahdinprogram.org and contact Lanet Hane at email@example.com
Be The Influence
Put a “Lid” on Youth Prescription Drug Misuse!
Studies show that most teens are gaining access to prescription drugs for recreational use at home, after an athletic prescription or from friends. According to the Maine Integrated Health Youth Survey, 19.7% of Windham High School students are misusing prescription drugs. As a concerned parent, you can control some of the odds that your student can obtain them by:
-Educating yourself on the need for prescription drugs and if there are less potent, healthier alternatives
-Questioning the amount of pain killers that are required when your student has an injury
-Safely storing existing prescriptions (lock boxes are suggested and inexpensive)
-Discarding unused portions of prescribed drugs
-Engage and promote DRUG TAKE BACK DAY, October 27th, Windham Public Safety Building
For more information on parent tips and keeping your youth safe go to www.betheinfluencewrw.org
Windham Chamber Singers
The Italy trip is back!!!! There will be an informational meeting for students and parents on MONDAY, OCTOBER 15TH in room 109 @ 6:30 PM for anyone interested in traveling to Italy during
April vacation 2020
The cost for students for this 11 day trip is approx. $3800 which includes all transportation, hotels, breakfasts, dinners and entrance to all sites and attractions
Places we will be visiting include Venice, Florence, Rome, the Vatican City, Pisa, Pompeii and the beautiful island of Capri!
Please contact Ms. Hapenney or Mrs. Burton for more info,
You can also check out the trip at
Costa Rica Immersion Trip
There is an opportunity for Spanish students to travel to Costa Rica for 2 weeks at the end of school. This trip is an immersion and travel trip where students stay with host families, take Spanish classes, and do traditional tourism. There will be a meeting on October 16, 2018 in room 208 at 6:00.
What some past Windham students said about this trip:
Feel free to explore the website--http://www.cpi-edu.com
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or your child’s Spanish teacher for more information.
Windham High School Library
New Online Resources
A NEW NAME, A NEW LOGO, AND A NEW WEBSITE!
MARVEL is now the new Digital Maine Library
Maine’s online resources have been known as MARVEL since 2004. The Maine state library and Maine InfoNet are introducing the 2018 replacement. A new name, a new logo, a new website and new technologies providing access to both old and new content.
Students now have access to a wealth of new resources that they will be using in classes throughout their high school career. Visit the new website to browse the various databases. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!
Click below to check it out!
DIGITAL MAINE LIBRARY