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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 Students, Parents, and Guardians,

As we prepare to embark on a new school year, I reflect on the journey we've taken together. The past year has been nothing short of extraordinary—a testament to the resilience, dedication, and spirit of our school community.

Looking ahead, I am excited about the possibilities that the new school year holds. We will build upon our successes and continue to innovate. Our focus remains on providing a safe, inclusive, and stimulating environment where each student can discover their passions and achieve their full potential.

This year, we will embrace new endeavors and opportunities for growth. Whether it's expanding our extracurricular offerings, enhancing our technology resources, or deepening our community partnerships, we are committed to fostering a well-rounded educational experience that prepares our students for future success.

As we embark on this journey together, let us carry forward the lessons learned from the past year—the importance of adaptability, the power of community, and the strength found in perseverance. Together, we will continue to create a supportive and enriching learning environment where every student feels valued and empowered.

I am excited to welcome both returning and new students to what promises to be another successful school year. Let us embrace the challenges and opportunities ahead with optimism, determination, and a shared sense of purpose.

Thank you for your continued support and partnership. Together, we will make this year one of growth, achievement, and memorable experiences for all.

Sincerely,

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,


I am Jen Gargiulo and I am honored to be your Assistant Principal. I am delighted to welcome you back to school with great excitement, whether you are returning students or new members of our school community.

As we begin this year together, I want to emphasize that our main objective is establishing a secure, encouraging, and enriching atmosphere where each student can flourish. Our devoted team of educators, support staff, and school leaders is dedicated to ensuring that you receive the highest quality educational opportunities. Here at Westport Community Schools, we believe that a high-quality education is the foundation for your future success, and we are committed to ensuring that you receive the tools, resources, and support needed to achieve your goals.

As this year begins, remember to take advantage of the opportunities to learn, grow, and challenge yourself. We encourage you to get involved in the various clubs, sports, and extracurricular activities that our school offers. These opportunities will not only enhance your school experience but also help you build lasting friendships and develop valuable life skills. We have many exciting events and activities planned for this school year, and I encourage you to take full advantage of them. Our school community is strongest when we all work together, support one another, and strive for excellence.
I am looking forward to getting to know each of you and witnessing the incredible achievements you will accomplish this year.
Welcome back, and let's have a fantastic year ahead!

With warmest regards,

Jen Gargiulo 

Westport Middle - High School Assistant Principal 

 

 

School Choice 23 - 24

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