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District Announcements
Westerly Parent Academy

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Rhode Island 2015-2020 PK-12 Strategic Plan for Education

The Rhode Island Board of Education and the Rhode Island Department of Education are thrilled to launch Rhode Island’s PK-12 strategic planning process, which will result in a statewide vision for education through 2020. The Rhode Island Council on Elementary and Secondary Education wants your input to direct our state's Strategic Plan for Education for the next five years. Click on the link below to take part in the survey.

WHS is RIDE Commended School

RIDE Releases 2014 School Classifications

Schools in 20 school districts plus 3 charter public schools received the highest classification, Commended, in the 2014 School Classifications that the R.I. Department of Education (RIDE) released today (June 9, 2014).

RIDE used the Rhode Island Accountability System, which is designed to recognize outstanding performance and to provide support to low-achieving schools, to determine the 2014 School Classifications. 

The accountability system enables RIDE to: 
  • focus on achievement gaps;
  • diagnose school performance by identifying specific shortcomings and achievements at each school;
  • provide schools with the ability to select interventions that respond to their context and their needs; and
  • provide schools with the support needed to implement the intervention so as to improve student achievement and to close achievement gaps.
“I am glad that we have been able to honor schools from the majority of our school districts as 2014 Commended Schools, and I am particularly pleased that 18 high schools are among our commended schools this year,” said Deborah A. Gist, Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education. “Under our new Diploma System, these high schools have maintained high levels of proficiency while closing achievement gaps and supporting a high graduation rate. We will continue working to advance all schools toward greatness, with a particular concentration on helping our Priority and Focus Schools move forward with their approved plans for school transformation.”  Continue Reading  
C.C.R.I. Course Offerings
The Community College of Rhode Island's satellite campus at Westerly High School allows students in southern Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut to take advantage of credit courses closer to home.
Many of the offerings in Westerly are core classes or general education courses that can help students get started in their studies before they finish their degree-specific classes at the college's four campuses in Warwick, Newport, Providence and Lincoln.
Those studying at other colleges and universities also might consider fulfilling some of their general requirements at the Westerly satellite at a lower cost, then transferring the credits to their own institutions.
CCRI offers ACCUPLACER testing as well as its popular developmental courses in reading and math at the Westerly satellite. Call 401-825-2320 for testing schedules.
View course offerings and find more information at www.ccri.edu/westerly.
School Announcements & Upcoming Events
WHS Honored by Rhode Island Blood Center
Jenn Whilihan (RIBC), Mrs. Sandy Strafach, Jacob M., Kierra W., and Mr. Steven Ruscito
WHS was recently awarded "Outstanding Improvement in Blood Drive Performance" from Rhode Island Blood Bank for the Student Council's efforts to organize blood drives here at Westerly High School.  In the photo are:  Jenn Whelihan, RIBC, Sandra Strafach, WHS Educator and Student Council Advisor, Jacob M. Student Council Presidents, Kierra W. Student Council Secretary, and Mr. Steven Ruscito, Principal Westerly High School.
Congratulations All!  
WHS' next Blood Drive: March 6th, 2015.
Please visit RIBC.org to sign up to donate
Chowder Cook Off

June will be here before we know it; so will YEARBOOKS!
Order yours today for $65.
 Follow this link to pre-order your yearbook.
WHS Softball Fundraiser
Help the WHS Girls softball team raise money to go to Disney!  The WHS girls' softball team is participating in the Disney Softball Tournament in July 2016.  To help defray the cost of the trip several fundraisers are scheduled.

Join the parents of the girls for a wine-tasting fundraiser at the Calabrese Club - Saturday, February 7th.  Tickets are $25 per person / $40 per couple.  See this flyer for more information. 
Rotary Chowder Cook Off
All-Night Graduation Party Fundraiser
Class of 2015 All-Night Grad Party Meeting

Come help plan your graduate's All-night Graduation Party!
Thursday, February 19th @ 7pm

Ward Cafeteria  
Contact: Patty Lombardo for more information.

Mark your calendars for future meetings:

02.19.2015     03.19.2015     04.18.2015     05.21.2015
BOOSTERS Monthly Meetings

When:     Thursday, February 19th
Where:    WHS, Ward Building Room 103
Time:      6:30 pm - 7:30pm

ALL ARE INVITED!!  Hope to see you there!

After this meeting, the monthly meetings will continue to be held on the 3rd Thursday of every month (2/19, 3/19, 4/16, 5/21, 6/18).  Contact: Jackie Gougon-Foss

WHS 'Do-Over' Contract

  • Click here for a copy of the contract
  • Students have the opportunity to “do over” two assessments per quarter in each course within two calendar weeks (14 days) of receiving the scored assessment. 
  • Students must sign the WHS “do over” contract with their teacher to clarify the procedures within two school days of receiving the scored assessment.
  • The “do over” score is your final score.
  • Students will have one opportunity to “do over” each chosen assessment.
  • This option is only available for students who complete and hand the assignment in on the original due date.
Forms. forms, forms...

Verification and Ethnicity forms that were mailed home at the end of summer - (four pages, w/ bright orange half-sheet attached) are due to the main office Friday, September 19th.   Student Handbook forms are due ASAP.  If you are missing forms call the main office (401.596.2109) or reprint them:
School Improvement Team
Take a look at our School Improvement Plan for WHS 2014 - and join us for meetings.  We meet monthy in Ward 227 - on the High School Calendar listed under "WHS School Improvement Team"
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