Dear Parents and Guardians,
On Friday, May 17, 2019 The Winchester Police Department in coordination with The Winsted Fire Department, The Winsted Volunteer Ambulance, and The Gilbert School, will be hosting a mock car crash. This event is occurring before the prom and graduation. This event is intended to make junior and senior students aware of the potential repercussions of drinking and distracted driving. This proactive program is developed to get students to think about making safe and responsible decisions before getting behind the wheel especially during these major events coming up in their lives.
There will be students involved in the mock car crash event who will be adorned with realistic makeup mirroring typical injuries incurred in a crash to show a life-like portrayal of the serious injuries or death that can occur due to drinking and distracted driving. If you have any concerns or questions please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
Susan O. Sojka
BUDGET MESSAGE - FISCAL YEAR 2020
To: Parents and Guardians of The Gilbert School
The Gilbert School's approved budget is fiscally responsible and affordable. The tuition for Winchester went down by $121,630 in 2016/2017, down another $388,561 in 2017/2018, flat in 2018/2019, and up $657,874 for 2019/2020. This is a net increase of $147,683 over four years and is totally attributable to our temporary reduction in our international student enrollment.
The budget has also seen reductions due to the contract we signed with the Receivers from the State Department of Education acting as the Winchester Board of Education. The recommended budget for Fiscal Year 201 7 was projected to be $8,250,605 and decreased to $7,371,782, down $878,823 for Fiscal year 2019 ( our current year). Our recommended budget for Fiscal Year 2020 is $7,818,609, up $446,827.
We did it again! The Gilbert School received a Silver Medal from U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best High Schools in the country! This is the second time we have received this honor.
According to U.S. News, "Top-ranked schools succeed in three main areas: exceeding expectations on state proficiency tests, offering challenging coursework and graduating their students."