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Westport High School

The mission of Westport High School is to provide a safe cooperative learning environment where all students take pride in learning skills, developing talents, & gaining knowledge which prepares individuals to reach their full potential and to become productive members of society.

A Message From our Principal

 

Dear Westport Middle High School Families and Students:
 

Welcome to the start of a remarkable school year! As the principal of WMHS, I am thrilled to extend my warmest greetings to each and every one of you. I hope this letter finds you rejuvenated and eager to embark on a journey of growth, discovery, and endless possibilities.

At WMHS, we believe in fostering a vibrant and nurturing environment where students can flourish academically, socially, and emotionally. Our dedicated team of educators is committed to providing a quality education that inspires curiosity, ignites passion, and cultivates the skills necessary for success in the ever-changing world. 

This year, we are determined to make learning an exciting adventure for our students. We have planned a rich and diverse curriculum that encourages exploration and critical thinking. Our teachers have been tirelessly preparing engaging lessons that will spark your child's imagination, empowering them to reach their full potential. From interactive projects to hands-on experiments, we are committed to making every day a captivating experience.

 We firmly believe that education is a collaborative effort between the school, parents, and the community. We invite you to be active partners in your child's educational journey. We will keep you well-informed about your child's progress and provide opportunities for you to participate in various school activities and events throughout the year. Together, we can create a supportive network that nurtures our students' growth and celebrates their accomplishments.

In addition to our academic focus, we are proud to offer a range of extracurricular activities that cater to diverse interests and talents. Whether it is sports, arts, music, or clubs, there is something for everyone at Westport Middle High School. We encourage our students to explore their passions outside the classroom and develop well-rounded skills that will serve them well in life.

As we embark on this exciting journey together, I encourage you to embrace every opportunity that comes your way. Embody a positive mindset, embrace challenges as opportunities for growth, and support one another on this incredible educational voyage. Remember, each day is a new chance to shine brightly and make a difference in the world.

I am thrilled to welcome our returning students back and extend a warm greeting to our new students and families joining our community. Together, let us make this school year an extraordinary one filled with joy, success, and memorable experiences.

Thank you for entrusting us with the education and well-being of your children. I am confident that, together, we will make this year an exceptional one.

Here's to an enthusiastic, upbeat, and positive school year ahead!

Warm regards,

Laura Charette

Westport Middle High School Principal

 

 

Message from our Assistant Principal

Hello Westport Wildcats and welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year. 

 

I am excited to welcome you all back for another exciting school year. I look forward to working together with all of you to maintain and improve the outstanding academic and extracurricular programs that have made this school such a successful institution. My goal is to build a community that fosters mutual respect, inclusivity, and excellence in all our endeavors. I am committed to supporting and empowering each and every one of you to reach your full potential. Let us work together to create a school environment that is safe, welcoming, and supportive of all members of our community. I look forward to getting to know all of you and working together towards our shared goal of academic and personal growth. 

 

Sincerely,

Michael Grandfield

Westport High School Assistant Principal

Message from our Assistant Principal

 

Dear Wildcat Students and Families,

As the new academic year approaches, I am honored to introduce myself as the Assistant Principal of WMHS. It is with great enthusiasm and a deep sense of responsibility that I take on this role, and I am excited to work alongside our exceptional faculty, staff, and students. I have worked in the Westport Community Schools for the last six years as a math teacher and I am excited for this opportunity. 

As the Assistant Principal, it is my privilege to assist in creating a positive and nurturing learning environment where every student can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. Our dedicated team of educators is committed to providing a high-quality education that will empower you to reach your full potential. In addition to academic excellence, we value the development of character, leadership skills, and good citizenship. We encourage you to actively participate in the various clubs, activities, and sports teams available at our school. I am truly excited about the possibilities that lie ahead for the upcoming academic year. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or our administrative team if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions. Together, we will make this academic year an exceptional one.

With warmest regards,

Jen Gargiulo 

Assistant Principal 

Westport Middle High School

 

 

School Choice 23 - 24

School Choice SY 24-25

Skylha Vaillancourt and Austin Mackay are two seniors from the Class of 2024.

They are both members of the Westport Fire Explorers and have been for four years.

Skylha is the Battalion Chief and she supervises all of the explorers, organizes events and runs all of the meetings.

Austin is the Training Supervisor.  He teaches the explorers new skills.

Skylha and Austin are both First Responder Certified and are currently in an EMT Certification course run by Fall River EMS Education Center.  They are taking the course on their own time while completing a full schedule of classes here at Westport High School.

Austin feels his experiences as a Westport Fire Explorer have given him extensive knowledge in the fields of firefighting and EMS and Skylha feels she has an advantage for her chosen career path.

They are both working towards a career of Firefighter/Paramedic.

Avery Avila completed the  Harvard University's Future Doctor Program in February.

This program was offered to our students that are considering a career in medicine and was paid for by Westport Community Schools.  Avery accepted the offer and was able to learn about Genetics, Organic Chemistry, DNA and its chemical makeup as well as Duplication.

Over two weekends in late January and early February, Avery participated in online lessons.  She worked with Harvard's undergraduate medical program and graduates.  Other high school students were from Romania, Canada, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, India as well as other areas of the United States.

Avery's final project had to be on a genetic disorder and her group chose Albinism.

 

Avery is a top ranked senior at Westport High School who wants to be a doctor in particular anesthesiology.  She is in AP courses, an athlete, a member of many clubs and a kind, strong young woman.  She added this program to her list of accomplishments and we are extremely proud of her as she is a phenomenal representative of Westport Community Schools.

 

Quote from Avery:

"My experience with the Harvard Program was exciting and enjoyable. I loved learning new information about genetics and DNA from Harvard graduates and undergraduates. The classes were extremely informative and collaborative as I was able to connect with students globally. I enjoyed joining forces while learning about Albinism and presenting it to the group."

Linsey Anne Govoni Scholarship:

Senior Robert Wagner is the first recipient of the Linsey Anne Govoni Scholarship.  The scholarship was created by an alumni who at this time would like to remain nameless.  Students who have applied to colleges/universities outside of the United States were eligible for the scholarship.  It is worth $200.  Ms Govoni was a Lundin Links jazz musician who died suddenly at the age of 42. 

Robert has been accepted to the University of New Brunswick and is considering attending in the Fall of 2024.

On Tuesday Oct 24th, students from grades 8-11 who expressed an interest in learning about careers in the judicial system were given a warm welcome by staff at the Fall River Justice Center.  Students were taken into a courtroom to meet a judge, a magistrate, probation, court officers, and an assistant DA.  They learned how everyone entered their careers, what they are responsible for and what types of experiences they have had.

Students were also allowed in a live courtroom where they heard various cases and arraignments.

The experience was extremely informative.

Seniors and their parents met on Wednesday evening Oct 4th to receive information regarding financial aid and the college process.  Elizabeth Connelly Sylvia from the Educational Opportunity Center and Leslie Ruel, guidance counselor met with parents to discuss the new FAFSA, the CSS Profile, Scholarships, the Common Application along with the process in completing the forms and what happens once a student is accepted to college.

Ms. Connelly Sylvia is available to Westport students thanks to a federal grant to assist in completing the financial aid forms and streamline the process.  Mrs. Ruel is available for any and all questions around the college process from start to finish.

Below are the images of students and their families:

On Thursday, Feb 15th seniors interested in applying to Bristol Community College were able to participate in our 5th BCC Palooza.  Seniors met with admissions and financial aid to complete their on-site application and acceptance and then sign up to complete their FAFSA and they can make an appointment for assistance in FAFSA completion.

This year 21 seniors met with the Bristol Community College staff.  This is a fantastic program which relieves the stress of applying to college for many of our seniors.

A Message from The Westport Education Foundation :

Hello Friends,

Thank You to all who supported us this past school year.  We could not continue our work without you and we look forward to a brand new year of learning!!

Please visit our website or facebook page for information on the school supply fundraiser and for up to date information and events. 

SAVE THE DATE: 10/29/2023 for the Walk/Run for Westport 2023. This event is run by the PTO, The Friends of the COA and WEF. All generations come together to celebrate ONE Westport. 

We hope everyone has a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you all in the Fall! 

WHS Open House

Please click the link below to access the Westport Community Schools Institutional Self-Evaluation. This self-evaluation is to be completed annually to ensure that all students, regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, limited English proficiency, sexual orientation, disability, or housing status, have equal access to all programs, including athletics and other extracurricular activities. Your feedback regarding these matters is critically important and will be used in the development of a plan to address any identified areas of focus.

WCS INSTITUTIONAL Self-EValuation for Parents and Families: Equal Access to Programs and ACTIVITIES

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Important Mental Health Updates from the  Westport Community Schools

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WCS Adopts a Cow

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