Whittier Wire

March 19, 2023

News and Notes

We have a great show scheduled for Wednesday. The All Chorus Concert will take place at 7:00pm in the school auditorium. It's a free show and always a lot of fun.

  • All Chorus Concert: March 22
  • Maine Spelling Bee: March 25 - Go Aliyah!
  • All Band Concert: March 29

Thank you for attending your child's Student-led Conference. It was great to see so many families in the building last week.

The high school counselors also appreciated getting 8th graders' course selection sheets. They are now busy working on next year's schedule.

Thank you for your participation in the Wilburs' Chocolate Fundraiser. Even though we had a short window for selling chocolate, we raised more money than we did last year!

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Mrs. Gagnon (Grade 8 Math): Here is a visual proofs/representation on the Pythagorean Theorem. One group even color coded the exact number from the two small squares to the large!

Student Work Permit Information

As we get closer to the summer, we have heard from a number of students who are interested in acquiring work permits. The high school website provides the information you need for this process. Click here for the link.
These lucky students were chosen from the Valor Point raffle to try their hand at cake decorating with Mrs. Goss.

Indoor Track

Another exciting meet for the Mid Knights this past weekend! Everyone that participated placed in the top 6 performers of their events. The highlights are:

  • Regan Waken placed 1st in the High Jump for the 3rd straight week This week she jumped 4' 8" to gain her PR.
  • Graceyn Camire placed second with a jump of 4"!
  • Elianna Morello placed 1st in the 240 yd dash!
  • Kai McGarry placed 6th in Shot Put!
  • Caelea Theriault placed 1st in 45 yd hurdles even after she stopped to make sure the athlete she was running against was ok after she had fallen!
  • Gabby Lenehan and Irelyn Smith placed 2nd and 3rd in the 40 yd dash!
  • Alyssa Mason placed 1st in her events, the shot put and the 440 yd dash!
  • Sophia Aube and Lily McAllister placed 1st and 2nd in the 150 yd dash and then they placed 1st and 5th in the 40 yd dash!
  • Ben Drake placed 2nd in the 300 yd and 3rd in Shot put!
  • Eliot Rioux placed 4th in Shot Put and 6th in the 1 mile run!
  • Derrick Buzzell had a PR in the Shot Put!
  • Zac Turcotte placed 5th in the 150 yd dash with a PR of 24.5!
  • Colby Dolly placed 1st in Shot Put!
  • Sawyer Ramsdell and Tyler Ricker placed 1st and 3rd in the 40 yd dash. Tyler also placed 3rd in the Shot Put!

These athletes push themselves in all of their events and show the true meaning of perseverance!

Next meet is Saturday, March 25 at the Portland Expo. This is the last of the regular meets before the finals. We will meet at the school at 4:15 pm and the bus will leave at 4:30 on Saturday. Way to go Whittier!

Mr. King: Whittier Athletics

- Registration is open on FamilyID.com. Please sign up now for spring sports so we can estimate numbers.

- Practices will begin for baseball and softball on April 3. There will not be any required practices during April break. We begin our game schedule April 25.

- Outdoor Track begins April 10. We have two home meets for Outdoor Track this season. Our first is April 27.

- Middle school lacrosse is an option for those that wish to play. We have a cooperative opportunity with Gray New Gloucester Middle School (boys and girls). Families are responsible for providing transportation to practices and games. For away games, they will need to get to GNG to meet the bus. We are hoping for two teams this season for boys.

We are looking for a boys middle school soccer coach for the fall, as well as a field hockey coach for middle school.