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Upcoming Events
   7th Grade Field Trip
   Dec 18 2017
   Holiday Break - School Closed
   Dec 24 2017
   New Year's Day - School Closed
   Jan 01 2018
   Supervision District Budget Wkshp II
   Jan 03 2018 at 06:00 PM
   Supervision District Budget Wkshp III
   Jan 09 2018 at 06:00 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 Spotlight School 2008~2017

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


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



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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. 

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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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