Athletics and Recreation Master Plan
Welcome Dr. Garceau
At their regular meeting of June 28th, the Westerly School Committee honored me by appointing me as Superintendent of Schools effective July 1st.
I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to join an outstanding team of educators and an engaged community of learners and to continue the work of making the Westerly Public Schools the premier school district in the region; our students, their families, our constituents, the Town’s residents, deserve nothing less.
In the coming weeks and months I will be doing a great deal of listening and learning, assessing our strengths and working to identify and planning for our areas of need. While there are so many great things in place and so much to celebrate and to be grateful for, there are also (and there always will be) things that we can do better; parts of our game (to use a sports analogy) that we can improve upon.
This, to me, is what a growth mindset is all about; recognizing that through thoughtful, focused and strategic hard work, we can and will continue to grow, improve and to build our capacity for ensuring college and career readiness for ALL Westerly students.
We will do this through attending to the ongoing work of strengthening core instruction while ensuring access to rigorous coursework delivered by the highest quality teachers and leaders, by being as efficient with the use of all available resources (including staffing, finance and time) as possible, and by always considering every decision made in terms of how it will improve outcomes for our most important resource of all, our students.
I would like to thank the many members of the WPS community who have reached out to welcome me to Westerly for their kind words of encouragement and support.
In particular, I want to recognize and thank Dr. Seitsinger for his years of service to the children of Westerly and to express my gratitude for his ongoing support of me and the district during this period of transition. It was Marian Wright Edleman who said that, “Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and the world better than you found it”. I believe that this quote speaks to Roy’s work here in Westerly and I hope to live up to this ideal, and the awesome responsibility that it brings, myself in the years ahead.
Mark Garceau, Ed.D.
WPS Summer Reading & Math Information
Welcome Summer! We wish all Westerly students and their families a safe and happy summer. Click on the links below for summer math and reading opportunities and assignments. Stay cool!
Reading for students entering Grades K
Reading for students entering Grade One
Reading for students entering Grade Two
Reading for students entering Grade Three
Reading for students entering Grade Four
WMS Build a Better World Summer Reading
Westerly Middle School Summer Reading Brochure
Westerly High School Summer Reading
Math for students entering Grade One
Math for students entering Grade Two
Math for students entering Grade Three
Math for students entering Grade Four
Math for students entering Grade Five
Math for students entering Grade Six
Math for students entering Grade Seven
Math for students entering Grade Eight
Math for students entering Grades Nine through Twelve
Assistant Superintendent Newsletter
Following is an excerpt from the Assistant Superintendent Newsletter.
“Just because school’s out for the summer doesn’t mean your brain should go on a vacation as well. There’s good news though - reading can take so many forms, if you’re not into books, it’s OK! Everyone should have enough stamina to read for 20 minutes a day. Here are some tips for how to get those 20 minutes in…”
Read the full story from WHS English Department Chair Erica DeVoe on Page 2 and enjoy more news from across the district in the Assistant Superintendent’s Newsletter!
WPS Report to the Community 2016
We are proud to announce the publication of the Westerly Public Schools Annual Report to the Community: 2016 Year in Review. It is available online or in hard copy. Find hard copies in WPS buildings or select community locations. We hope you enjoy reading it and we thank you for your support!
Westerly High School Graduation Video
Rob Gouvin - Westerly Public Schools 2017-18 Teacher of the Year!!!
Congratulations to the Westerly High School!
Congratulations to Westerly High School for being awarded a Silver Medal by US and World News Report. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college.
First Look: WPS Draft Budget FY2017-2018
FY 2018 Letters of Transmission & Budget Summary Documents
Westerly School Committee FY2018 Adopted Budget Detail
Westerly Finance Board Approved FY 2018 School Budget
FY 2018 Westerly Public Schools Budget by Location
New Westerly Public Schools Mobile App