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Student of the Month

Winslow JHS highlights a student each month who shows character, scholarship, citizenship, leadership, and community service.   Introducing our new students of the month!

Congratulations to the 8th grade student of the month, Marissa Elwell!

On any given day, at any given time you can be assured that if you encounter our eighth grade student of the month in the hall, you will be greeted with a warm, genuine “hello”.  She not only does this at the start of the day, but each and every time she sees you. It is her smile that you take with you after an encounter. In the classroom, she can be found hard at work completing assignments with diligence and a conscientious effort. She takes extra care to ensure that expectations are met and work is turned in a timely manner; always putting her best foot forward. She has a distinctly positive attitude and dependable way about her.  Even in homeroom, this student presents herself as a role model---she always says good morning or hello; she always stacks her chairs and others; she is kind and considerate to everyone.  Her good nature drives her impressive ability to make good choices at all times.  Team 8 is pleased to award Marissa Elwell as our April Student of the Month.

Congratulations to the 7th grade student of the month, Brianna Giroux!

    Our April Student of the Month is a person whose name has come up again and again since the beginning of the year. But we’d mistakenly thought she’d received this honor last year, so we passed her by….  What that really says is that she’s consistent. She’s shown her many gifts and good qualities since we first got to know her in September. So what are those standout gifts and good qualities?

    The first thing you notice is her constant, gentle smile. This young lady is kind and friendly to everyone. She looks out for others. She has a good heart! She has a positive, enthusiastic outlook and brings that to class every single day.  She is highly motivated to do well and shows that by being thorough, meticulous, and conscientious in her work. She is strong, smart, observant, neat and organized. Oh how we all appreciate organized!  She is curious, genuinely interested in what she’s learning, and makes thoughtful contributions to class discussions. But she is also careful not to monopolize the conversation. She is reliable, responsive, caring and careful of others - she wants those around her to feel seen and appreciated. In sum, this young lady has a beautiful spirit. She is lovely to be around. We are very happy to share that our April student of the month is Brianna Giroux!

Congratulations to the 6th grade student of the month, Mason Lee!
Mr. Doiron's Hands on Tech class made these sweet candy dispensers! 

Check out the video Ms. Brackett's students made as part of the 

YouTube Video

In celebration of Autism Awareness month, Mr. Wood's students made shirts and a bulletin board that reminds us that each of us has great talents, abilities, and dreams.  

Recently the 6th grade homerooms had a friendly competition to see who could collect the most cans of cat food to benefit the Waterville Humane Society. The collection was a huge success with over 600 cans donated. In 3rd place was Mr. Sturtevant's homeroom, in 2nd was Mr. Hersom's homeroom, and in first place, pictured here, was Mrs. Dineen's homeroom. Mrs. Dineen's homeroom was able to take an after school trip to the shelter where they delivered the food and visited the animals. Great job everyone!

Congratulations to Sam Schmitt and Damien Gilley for placing second at the state wrestling meet! 

Check out the key holders Mr. Doiron's class made! 

Congratulations to Mr. Clark and the 17 members of the WJHS jazz band who were able to make the trek to Millinocket for their 9AM performance at the MMEA State Middle School Jazz Festival, held at Stearns HS. The band earned a Bronze and improved on last year’s States score by 3.5 points - all while missing 15 members from our band that performed at District 4 in February.  Special thanks also goes to Mr. S for volunteering his Saturday to support our students!

Congratulations to the WJHS Odyssey of the Mind team for winning the Mockumentary Seriously Division II competition in the Challenger Region in Brunswick! 
Team members are Aidan Larrabee, Aidan Warme, Ryan Yang, Derick Capp, Miles McIntire, Anna Lakey and Alaina Lambert. 

Mrs. Jurdak's homeroom made blankets with fabric donations for the homeless shelter. Thank you for being a wonderful example of citizenship and service in our school!  

Mz. E was recognized by current and former students for her passion, dedication, and care for students after being nominated for teacher of the year a few years in a row.  Thank you for your hard work, Mz. E! 

The 6th grade wrapped up their canned cat food drive for the Humane Society for a grand total of 621 cans! 
Thanks to everyone that helped, including staff and some 7th and 8th graders. The results of the homeroom competition are: 3rd place: Mr. Sturtevant with 112 cans, 2nd place, Mr. Hersom with 156 cans and first place Ms. Dineen with 235 cans. Ms. Dineen's class will be taking a trip to the shelter after school next Wednesday to deliver the food and play with the animals.

Check out the cell phone holders students made in Mr. Doiron's hands on tech class! 

Congratulations to the Excelerators on their programming award at the Lego League State Championship! Read more here. 

Check out the wonderful projects from Mr. Doiron's class including 3D printing and nail art. 

The first three weeks of the No Shave November competition! 

Thank you to everyone who donated items to our annual turkey basket drive. 
These will go to families in need in our community. 

Thank you to SSG Travis Mills for visiting our school 
and inspiring our students and staff! 

Before you head out for school supplies, here are our supply lists for each grade:

Please consider donating needed items for student health such as shampoo, conditioner, soap / body wash, deodorant, combs / brushes, etc.   Thank you for your support! 

Renaissance Letter

Congratulations to our Renaissance sweatshirt recipients and 
best of luck in high school! 

Congratulations to our Whitaker Award recipients, Olivia Tiner and Justin Bolduc, for their citizenship, service, work ethic, and character.  

Check out these projects from Mr. Doiron's class: "Students created toolboxes, portable cat feeders, art supply organizers, castle caddies and more in our hands on project class!" 

Congratulations to the winners of our annual Write Stuff competition! 
Elli Dow, Alaina Lambert, Emily Raynes, Kasondra French, Haley Martin, Paige Spears, and Jade Crimmins. 

Thank you to all of our students who made a difference shoveling out our community members. Read the article here or watch the news story.

Please consider taking the BrightBytes survey that the MLTI program requires. This information is helpful in regards to our school using this program. According to BrightBytes, the survey should  only takes around 10 minutes. Thank you! 

Check out the bat houses made in Mr. Doiron's class! 

Winslow Jr High competed in two teams at the Lego Robotics competition on Saturday Nov. 19th at Spruce Mtn High school. 31 teams from all over the states competed for the chance to advance to the State competition. Both of our teams qualified for the states and competed on Dec 10 at the Augusta civic center. Our Robotic Raiders team also won the 'Strategy & Innovation' award, and The Excelerators team won the 'Programming' award. 
Great job to both teams on an exciting day!

Check out the bird and squirrel houses 
and some 3D printing examples 
from Mr. Doiron's Tech Ed class

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