Thursday, December 15, 2011
The Sachems dominated Burlington.
The following was submitted by Winchester parent, Phillip Stern. Wednesday night, the Winchester wrestling team defeated Burlington by a score of 57 to 5 at Winchester High School. The Sachems again demonstrated strength across the lineup, winning nine matches by pin, one by decision, and losing only one weight class. As recently as 2009, the Winchester vs. Burlington match was one of the most anticipated dual meets of the year, a contest between top-ranked teams likely to battle for the state championship. Since then, Winchester wrestling has continued its winning ways, while Burlington’s team has fallen on hard times. For the second year in a row, the Sachems dominated Burlington in their dual meet match-up. The most exciting match …
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Junior Ingrid Li started the Entrepreneurial Youth Society.
Ingrid Li wanted to do something different, something unique at Winchester High School. The junior had interest in clubs and other activities, but she also had a passion for business. And so, Li, with the help of some of her classmates, began the Entrepreneurial Youth Society (EYS). The EYS is a student-organization dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship and leadership among teenagers. According to Li, EYS creates business projects and events with the goal of earning money. All of the money the society raises will be used to promote education as well as entrepreneurship. “The goal is for students to actively think about what they have a passion for and implement a business model for it,” Li said. This year, Li said, the EYS will host its …
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Winchester High School class takes advantage of technology.
The following was submitted by Annette Voorhes Have you ever wondered how our Winchester High School students will be involved in the future of mobile devices? Well, in the new WHS course, Designing Applications (Apps) for Androids” that future is happening now. (Android devices are internet-connected cell phones and tablet computers similar to the Iphone and Ipad; but currently have fewer design and publishing restrictions, and therefore are better educational tools for this course). Four-year WHS Technology Teacher Daniel Downs, realized that the future of technology is moving toward mobile devices. He has created a curriculum that challenges the students in the design, implementation, and testing process using tools chosen for their …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Find out where and when your team is playing.
Decades-old rivalries heat up once again with Norfolk and Middlesex County teams playing Thanksgiving morning. Check out the football matchups with information on Thursday's games.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
The work will be in Lexington until Nov. 13.
The following was submitted by Annette Voorhes. Winchester High School Art Students have been selected to participate in the just-opened Regional High School Artists Gallery Show at the Parsons Gallery of the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, at 130 Waltham St. in Lexington Center. The show runs from Oct. 28 through Nov. 13. The gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4pm. The WHS art is intriguing and captivating, holding viewers. Winchester High School's Art Department has long been revered, and the selection of work displayed currently, underscores that reputation. There is an impressive amount of depth in all of the work. Some works integrate torn pieces of drawings into …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Winchester's MCAS scores are very comparable to last year's numbers.
Winchester continues to be one of the top school districts in the state, according to the latest round of MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assesment System) scores released in September. Across the board, students in the Winchester School District had comparable results to last year. Ninety percent of Winchester students scored proficient or higher in English Language Arts on the 2011 MCAS, the same number as last year. In math, Winchester students remained comparable to last year’s scores as 83 percent of students scored proficient or higher, down one percent from the previous year, while the state also saw a decrease of one percent (58 to 57). Last year, Winchester 10th graders had 97 percent of its students test proficient or higher …
Monday, June 27, 2011
Be sure to let us know your thoughts to the question below.
Academically, Winchester High School and Winchester schools in general are considered among the best in the state. Vinson-Owen was named a blue-ribbon school of excellence this past year and MCAS scores across the district are consistently high. Recently, the high school released its Focus on the Future findings. The goal of this project was to highlight the strengths of Winchester High School, while also pinpointing areas that needed improvement, according to Superintendent William McAlduff. Some areas that the study suggested to improve included improving technology at the school or renovating the facilities. We'd like to know, what are some areas where you think the high school can improve on? Is technology lagging behind compared to …