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10-4b Settlement Agreement 3-27-2014 Posted: Wed, April 2, 2014

10-4b Settlement Agreement

Common Core State Standards Posted: Fri, December 6, 2013

Please check out the Common Core State Standards Communications Toolkit under our curriculum section.

Fall Newsletter 2013 Posted: Fri, November 22, 2013

Fall Newsletter 2013

Loan Available to Town Posted: Fri, November 1, 2013

Letter to Parents and Staff.

Press Release Posted: Fri, October 4, 2013

Press Release MBR Funding
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Welcome to the Winchester Public Schools homepage. 

Superintendent Search Focus Groups will be held on Monday, May 5. Various groups will be meeting with our consultant, Dr. George Goens, on this schedule:

8:00 -8:45 AM  Batcheller Teachers and Staff - Batcheller Cafeteria
10:00 - 10:45 AM All Other Employees - Batcheller Cafeteria
1:00-1:45 PM Administrators - Supt Office
2:30 - 3:15 PM  Pearson School  Staff - Pearson Library
3:40 - 4:20 PM Hinsdale Staff - Hinsdale Library
6:00 - 7:00 PM Parents and Community Members - Hinsdale Library



We are in the process of reviewing our programming for students with special needs. We would like to learn your thoughts about our service delivery whether your child attends school in district or if he or she attends school out of district. The link to the survey is:
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. The survey has been designed to include some of the questions we pose annually in our district-wide student/parent climate survey as well as more specific questions for parents whose children may have special needs.


2013-2014 Calendar Changes:
School Closings due to snow: 
February 14, 2014
February 13, 2014
February 5, 2014
February 3, 2014
January 3, 2014
January 2, 2014
December 17, 2013 
December 10, 2013
Delayed Openings:
December 18, 2013
January 10, 2014

Early Dismissals:
January 21, 2014
Questions people ask:
How many students in each class do we predict for 2014-2015?
95 Kindergarten for 19 per class in 5 rooms
95 grade 1 for 19 per class in 5 rooms
113 grade 2 for 22 per class in 5 rooms
86 grade 3 for 21 per class in 4 rooms
82 grade 4 for 20 per class in 4 rooms
80 grade 5 for 20 per class in 4 rooms
87 grade 6 for 22 per class in 4 rooms
Please see our newly revised Common Core State Standards based curriculum!

POSITION VACANCIES, apply at the link below.

Apply for any of our employment openings through Applitracks. The link to process your online application is:


Mission Statement   


The Winchester Public Schools exist to provide students with the reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills needed to participate fully as constructive citizens in their 21st century college or career choice. Adopted Oct 9, 2012 

Vision Statement    

The Winchester Public Schools graduate will be able to succeed in the career of his or her choice, having the requisite skills in reading, math, writing, math and technology developed from pre-school to high school graduation in caring learning environments with dedicated faculty and staff. The graduate will possess excellent communication skills, (oral and written), and those skills will be used in the work world or college setting. The graduate will have the interpersonal skills required by 21st century standards and the technological expertise to perform well in the community. Adopted Oct 9, 2012 


The Winchester Public Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, [ etc.] in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies. If you have a complaint regarding any issue related to Section 504, Title II, IX, ADA Act, special needs or services, discrimination or bullying within our schools, please feel free to contact any of the corrdinators listed below: 

Ania Czajkowski: 860 379-0852 - Director of Special Services

Winchester Public Schools, 2 Wetmore Ave, Winsted, CT 06098


Clay Krevolin: 860-379-7588 - Principal, Batcheller School

Winchester Public Schools, 201 Pratt Street, Winsted, CT 06098

 The Section 504 Compliance Officer is

Thomas Danehy, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools

Winchester Public Schools, 201 Pratt Street, Winsted, CT 06098

Tel:  860 379-0706, ext 167

NEWS: The Board of Education voted 6:2 to recommend to the Selectmen that they establish a building committee to build a new school at Pearson and once it's done to close Hinsdale and Batcheller.

Read the Facility Study Consultant's Report and Press Release at these links. For the Press Release double click on this address:

For the comprehensive Full Report double click on this address:


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