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Upcoming Events
   First Day of School for All Students
   Aug 30 2018 at 11:54 AM
   No School - Labor Day
   Sep 03 2018
   Region 4 BOE Mtg.
   Sep 06 2018 at 07:00 PM
   No School - Rosh Hashanah
   Sep 10 2018
   Region 4 BOE Special Meeting
   Sep 12 2018 at 07:00 PM
Girl's Cross CountryWalkathon 2017Joe CourtneyBye Bye Birdie!The Farm 2017Blood Drive 2017Memorial Day 2017Art Day 2017

Spotlight School 2008-2017
John Winthrop continues to be recognized as a NELMS Spotlight School 2008~2021

Mission Statement for Schools of Chester, Deep River, Essex and Region 4

We, the communities of Chester, Deep River, Essex and Region 4, engage all students in a rigorous and collaborative educational program.  We prepare our learners to be respectful citizens who are empowered to contribute in a globalized society.

District Strategies for 2017-2020

All schools and staff will be dedicated to pursuing and implementing the strategies that the strategic planning team identified as the most crucial to the improvement of student success in our priority identified skills.  They are:

  1. Operationalize a three community, unified focus – Pre-K to 12 – on critical and creative thinking for solving difficult problems and to focus and align the districts’ goal setting processes with these priorities across towns, building and grades.

  1. Clarify/unify the assessment philosophy of the districts and comprehensively audit the use of assessment resources to ensure they are consistently applied throughout the districts and then build/use the assessment capacity of the districts to enable reliable assessment and date reporting of student proficiency in the priority skills (3 Year Process)

  • Data collection across the districts

  • Assessment Audit

  • Assessment Philosophy

  1. Support teachers in the enhancement of their capacity (professional learning, development, support and feedback) to teach and assess higher order thinking skills (critical and creative problem-solving) in a digital learning environment. - (Educator Evaluation Rubric 3B and 3C)

What's New


This is the image for the news article titled JW Wins Spring Stock Market Game - Best of 683 Teams!
JW Wins Spring Stock Market Game - Best of 683 Teams!.
Posted on 06/11/2018
JW Memorial Day
JW Commemorates Memorial Day with Veterans, Essays, Parade.
Posted on 06/11/2018
Arts in the Middle
Students Attend Arts In the Middle Conference.
Posted on 06/11/2018
Civics First Debate Champions
JW Wins Civics First State Debate Title and Best Orator!.
Posted on 06/11/2018
JW lawyers Jordan Azzinaro, Ava Cunningham, Nic Wyszkowski, Ben Proctor (left to right)  READ MORE... about JW Wins Civics First State Debate Title and Best Orator!
JWMS Chess Champion
Nic Wyszkowski Crowned JWMS Chess Champion.
Posted on 05/01/2018
JW Debate Teams Advance to State Round
Two JW Teams Advance to State Debate Round in Hartford .
Posted on 05/01/2018
Math Counts
Math Counts 2018.
Posted on 05/01/2018
New England Math League Results.
Posted on 05/01/2018
JW Recognized as NELMS Spotlight School Again
JW Recognized as NELMS Spotlight School Again.
Posted on 02/28/2018
News 8 - JW Farm
News 8 Series "What's Right in Schools" Comes to JWMS.
Posted on 12/13/2017
Project Oceanology
Project Oceanology Connects JW to Classical Magnet School.
Posted on 12/13/2017
Project Oceanology Connects JW to Classical Magnet School  READ MORE... about Project Oceanology Connects JW to Classical Magnet School
CMEA Recognizes JW Musicians.
Posted on 12/13/2017
Shoreline Soup Kitchen Receives Large Donation from JWMS Students
Shoreline Soup Kitchen Receives Large Donation from JWMS Students.
Posted on 11/20/2017
Courage to Speak Foundation To Present on Opioids, Drug Abuse Prevention.
Posted on 11/01/2017
300 Runners
JW Hosts Over 300 Runners.
Posted on 11/01/2017
Veterans Day Learning
Veterans Day Learning at JW.
Posted on 11/01/2017
Community Service Projects
Community Service Projects.
Posted on 11/01/2017
8th Grade Chorus
8th Grade Chorus Enhances U.S. Citizenship Ceremony.
Posted on 11/01/2017
Youth Walkathon
Great Day for Youth Development and Walkathon!.
Posted on 11/01/2017
Anti-Bully Rally
Anti Bully Rally at Empower.
Posted on 11/01/2017
Peace Corps Volunteer
Peace Corps Volunteer Presents on Indonesia.
Posted on 11/01/2017
New JW Track Records Set at Recent Meets.



Medication Pickup


All schools are required to dispose of medications on hand at the end of each school year when MD authorizations expires.

You must come into John Winthrop Middle School to pick up your child’s medication before June 30th. Summer office hours at JW are 8:00 - 3:00 and will begin on Wednesday, June 20th. Please plan time to pick up - we are not allowed to send any medication home with students. The medication will be destroyed/disposed of on July 2, 2018, if not picked up by that date.

Region 4 Anxiety Presentation by Dr. Alicia Farrell

The JW Farm on News 8

JW Farm on News 8



To report an absence, please call 860-526-9546. If before school hours, press #1, then extension 1402.


Staff Directory

By Team and Position

By Email and Last Name



Many students and parents/guardians have asked about purchasing a charger for their Chromebook to keep at a second location. Parents/Guardians may purchase chargers but need to be aware that all chargers are not compatible with JW issued Chromebooks. 

Click Here for More Information

Printing from Chromebooks at Home

A reminder to parents that you are able to set up printing from student Chromebooks at home. 'Google Cloud Print' will take you through set up procedures to get you connected.

______________________________________________________ Health Requirements

Schedule your doctors appointments now - don’t wait - they book quickly! As stated in Board Policy 5141: “A child will not be allowed, as the case may be, to begin or continue in district schools unless health assessments are performed as required. Students transferring into the district must provide evidence of required Connecticut vaccinations, immunizations, and health assessments at enrollment and prior to school attendance.” See the list of required health assessments and plan ahead to make sure your child is all set to begin school.


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