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  • Update on Summer Programming Guidelines

    TO:  MPA Schools


    FROM:  Mike Burnham & Mike Bisson 


    DATE:  June 3, 2020


    RE:  Update on Summer Programming Guidelines


    This memo is sent to each of you as an update on the work that is currently taking place within the MPA Sports Medicine Committee and the suggested guidelines for summer programming.  Some may ask why the MPA would become involved in guidelines for summer programs when it is not something that we have done in the past.  Please know that this work is being done with the goal of being able to return back to school in the fall and to be able to offer the co-curricular programming that is such a vital part of the educational process!  The committee has been working on a weekly basis, with a great deal of work being done between each meeting, to develop guidelines for schools that align with the recommendations from federal, state, and local government.  We understand that athletes, coaches, parents, and community members are looking to you for answers but as Dr. Anthony Fauci stated, “the virus will make the decision for all of us” as to whether schools will be able to reopen and sports will return.  As you all know any recommendations and guidelines are certainly subject to change as what is happening with the spread of the virus changes.  The guidelines that will be recommended are not meant to be restrictive but rather to hopefully create discussion within your district and community as you make decisions on what will be allowed in your schools and communities.  The committee is taking their time to develop a deliberate, sensible, thought-out reopening plan that both parents and educators are confident in, otherwise the work will have been for naught.

    Below please find a few topics that have been discussed:

    • Through June 13 we remain in the spring season and only spring coaches should be providing individual, sport-specific workouts to athletes.  All other coaches are allowed to communicate with students but should be focusing on the health and well-being of the athletes and encouraging them to remain active and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
    • Starting on June 14, and running through July 5, all coaches may start coaching virtually, recommending individual training sessions that focus on individual skill development.  This time is considered a hands-off period for coaches and they should not be working with athletes in outside programs.
    • Starting on July 6 we will begin to allow coaches to work directly with athletes.  These guidelines will be available to you in the very near future.
    • The hands-off period that would have occurred from August 3-16 has been waived and guidelines regarding that two-week period will be provided to schools soon.
    • We understand that there are now numerous outside groups that are offering programs.  These programs are not a part of a school-based educational program and we have no jurisdiction over their operation.  A decision about participation in these programs is one that must be made by each family.  The decision about the use of school facilities is a local decision and not one made by the Maine Principals’ Association.
    • We encourage all districts to begin developing their reopening plan prior to the in-person instruction that can occur on July 6.
      • Review all district and community facility use policies.
      • Communicate with your central office about insurance policies regarding facility use during this pandemic.
      • Secure educational materials to share with coaches so that they may communicate with athletes about the virus.
      • Make sure the necessary cleaning and disinfecting materials that will be needed are available.
      • Communicate with the health professionals within the district regarding medical supplies and equipment and having those supplies available.
      • Review all of your Emergency Action Plans and make sure that they have been updated to include COVID-19.
      • Confirm that an AED will be available once in-person workouts begin.
    • We realize that there have been conversations about the possibility of moving some of the high risk sports offered in the fall into the spring season and moving some of the lower risk spring sports into the fall.  At this point in time that has not been a topic of conversation with our committee.  We are hoping to be able to maintain a fall season with all the sports being available.  As we move into the late spring and early summer, and it appears that we might lose some fall sports, the conversation will take place.
    • Review your policy regarding pre-participation physical exams.  There is a concern that many communities may see a significant delay in routine medical care, including physical exams for athletes.  Schools may want to consider allowing a 1-year extension for those athletes whose physical will “expire” during the 2020-2021 school year.  Those students would still be required to submit the Health History Questionnaire that is required during the years in which a physical is not required.  Any student that is a first-time participant, or has been ill with the virus, should be required to have a physical exam.
    • We would also recommend that schools allow coaches that need to renew their CPR/AED certification to be allowed to complete only the online version of the renewal and that the hands-on requirement be waived.  Any coach that has not been certified in the past should complete the entire certification process

    Please know that a draft of the guidelines has been completed and will be vetted through a workgroup consisting of superintendents, principals, athletic administrators, medical providers, and the Department of Education.  This assures that these guidelines have been reviewed, and hopefully supported, by all stakeholders.  Once this review has been completed, and suggested changes made, they will be released to all schools.

     

    Patty Newman
    Executive Assistant


    Maine Principals' Association
    50 Industrial Drive
    Augusta, ME 04330

    Posted Jun 9, 2020, 9:55 AM by Floyd Wygant
  • Sadly, the MPA Announces Cancelation of Spring Sports
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    Today, the MPA canceled the spring sports season.

    We share the disappointment of our student-athletes and their coaches, but also know this decision was made with the greatest concern for their long-term health and community well-being.  

    Be well and stay safe!

    Heidi Bernier, CAA
    Athletic Director
    Waterville Senior and Junior High Schools




    April 9, 2020 | For Immediate Release

     

    Contact Person:  Mike Burnham, Executive Director, Maine Principals’ Association

     

    It is with regret that the Maine Principals’ Association announces the cancellation of the 2020 spring athletic season.  Please know that this was not a decision that was taken lightly, but one that the leadership at the MPA felt necessary to help support the recommendations from our Governor’s Office, the Maine CDC, and Commissioner Makin, and the Department of Education, that schools across the state not come back in session and provide remote and distance learning opportunities for the remainder of the school year.  We understand the importance that these athletic and performing arts programs play in the lives of students, their families, and their communities, but also recognize that these education-based activities are a part of the overall educational experience and at this time of uncertainty to adhere with the recommendations of staying at home, maintaining social distancing, and avoiding face-to-face instruction and large group gatherings, is crucial for us to persevere.

    We want to recognize the efforts of the hard-working dedicated educators across the entire state as they provide distance learning opportunities to students in Pre-K through 12th grade and to thank them for their work during this COVID-19 crisis.  We also want to recognize the important role that coaches and advisors play in the lives of our young people and would encourage them to continue to reach out to their team members to provide the emotional support that so many students need during this time of uncertainty.

    The Maine Principals’ Association is a professional association representing Maine’s K-12 principals, assistant principals, and career and technology center directors.  The Association dates to 1921 and focuses its work on promoting the principalship, supporting principals as educational leaders, and promoting and administering interscholastic activities in grades 9-12.

     

    Michael Burnham
    Executive Director – Interscholastic Division


    Maine Principals' Association

    Posted Apr 9, 2020, 2:12 PM by Floyd Wygant
  • What does coronavirus mean for college recruiting?
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    During this uncertain time for college recruiting, NFHS Network and NCSA Next College Student Athlete are teaming up to keep you and your family updated on the latest recruiting information.

    Join us for a series of online recruiting classes as we address what the coronavirus means for your college recruiting process and how digital recruiting can help athletes overcome the challenges of event cancellations and the suspension of in-person recruiting.

    Creative Ways to Promote Yourself to Coaches on Social Media

    Date: Sunday, April 5

    Time: 7 p.m. CT

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    Rising Seniors: It's GO Time

    Date: Tuesday, April 7

    Time: 8:00 p.m. CT

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    Date: Wednesday, April 8

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    Posted Apr 3, 2020, 2:13 PM by Floyd Wygant
  • Central Maine Boys Swimmer of the Year: Eric Booth, Waterville/Winslow
    I hope you all are well.

    I wanted to send a shout out and share that a congratulations is in order for Eric Booth, a Winslow High School student and member of the Waterville-Winslow swim team!  Eric has been named the Central Maine Newspapers Boys Swimmer of the Year!!  Congratulations to Eric!


    Be safe and stay well!!

    Heidi Bernier, CAA
    Athletic Director
    Posted Mar 25, 2020, 11:58 AM by Floyd Wygant
  • Sports Roundup from Feb Break - Swim, Hockey, and Basketball

    Swim Team Wraps Up Season at States


    (Feb 23) The Waterville-Winslow Swim Team competed in the Class B Swim Championships this past week.  The girls placed 10th and the boys 11th.  


    Highlights of those meets are as follows:

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    1. Eric Booth (Winslow) 2nd in the state for 50 free and 100 breast

    2. Ebba Heaton-Jones 6th 200 freestyle, 6th 100 free

    3. 200 medley relay girls 8th Emma Farnham (Winslow), Mya Wasilewski, Sarah McNeil, Ebba Heaton-Jones

    4. Boys 200 medley relay 8th Alex Renaud, Andrew Turlo, Eric Booth (Winslow), Kevin Chen

    5. Emma Farnham (Winslow) 11th 200 IM, 11th 100 breaststroke

    6. Sarah McNeil 16th 100 fly, 

    7. Alex Renaud 12th 200 IM, 100 back 14th

    8. David Ramgren 200 IM 15th, 100 back 16th

    9. Andrew Turlo 200 IM 13th, 7th 100 breast

    CONGRATS SWIM TEAM AND GREAT JOB COACHES!!


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    RiverHawks Earn 8th Seed and Advance to Playoffs

     

    (Feb 24) The Kennebec RiverHawks Boys Ice Hockey team has earned the eighth seed in Class B North and hence have advanced to the playoffs.  They will travel to the Penobscot Ice Arena on Tuesday, February 25th to take on the number one seed Hampden Academy Broncos at 610pm in a Class B North quarterfinal game.

    The fee is set by Hampden on Tuesday night - $4 for adults and students and seniors are free.


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    Girls Basketball Comes Up Short in Regional Final

     

    (Feb 23) Congratulations to our girls basketball team for a deep run into the playoffs.  We finished the season as Class B North Runners-Up. I know the team is extremely disappointed in this outcome.


    They worked hard this season and have a lot to be proud of!  WE ARE PROUD OF THEM!!


    https://www.centralmaine.com/2020/02/22/class-b-north-girls-final-hermon-shuts-down-waterville/

     

     

    Heidi Bernier, CAA

    Athletic Director

    Waterville Senior and Junior High Schools


    Posted Mar 25, 2020, 11:56 AM by Floyd Wygant
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MPA: Media Alert - Watch Waterville Panthers in the State Championship Hockey 
The Waterville Senior High School Boys Ice Hockey Team will play Yarmouth in the State Championship on Saturday, March 5th at 1pm at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston.  Please join us at this game to support the Panthers!  Admission prices are $8 adults and $5 students/seniors.

Should you not be able to attend, you can view it on the NFHS Network (details below).

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Attention Coaches & Administators: 

Forward to the parents of your student athletes, so they don't miss any of the action!

 

Catch the MPA Ice Hockey Championships

Live on the NFHS Network

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Can't be there? You can still catch all of the action LIVE
on the NFHS Network starting SATURDAY at 1:00 PM EST
Events will also be available for viewing on demand.

Watch Hockey   

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Heidi Bernier, CAA
Athletic Director
Waterville Senior and Junior High Schools
03/03/16

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Waterville Unified Basketball Earns Another Win!
The Unified Basketball Team earned another win; this time over Cony 56-41!  This makes two in a row. 

Congratulations to the players, cheerleaders, and coaching staff!

Go Panthers!

Heidi Bernier, CAA
Athletic Director
Waterville Senior and Junior High Schools
03/02/16

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Ice Hockey Wins Regional Championship
Congratulations to the Panther Boys Ice Hockey team for their win Tuesday night over Messalonskee, 5-2. The Panthers earn the Northern B Regional Title with this win.

Waterville will play in the State Championship on Saturday at 1pm at the Colisee against the winner of the Southern Regional Title game, either Gardiner or Yarmouth.

Way to go Panthers! Good luck in the State Championship!!

http://www.centralmaine.com/2016/03/01/waterville-silences-messalonskee-to-win-b-north-hockey-championship/

Heidi Bernier, CAA
Athletic Director
Waterville Senior and Junior High Schools
03/01/16
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Tonight's Hockey Game Will be Live Streamed
If you can't make it to tonight's hockey game, it will be live streamed:

Heidi Bernier, CAA
Athletic Director
Waterville Senior and Junior High Schools
03/01/16
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Unified Basketball A Great Program and A Great Time
Enjoy a glimpse of the Unified Team's intro to pre-game warm-ups.

Thanks to Sue Barre and the Pep Band for playing at yesterday's game as well as everyone who came out to support the team.

Did I mention that the team beat Carrabec 66-59?

They will play their final regular season game today, Mar 1, at Cony at 3pm.

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Here's a video of the half-time "show" at yesterday's Unified game.
Look at how much fun this is!

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Heidi Bernier, CAA
Athletic Director
Waterville Senior and Junior High Schools
03/01/16

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Basketball to Quarterfinals!
Congratulations to Trever Gray and Lauren Brown for their success at this weekend's New England Indoor Track Championships!

Trever 2nd overall at 54' 6.25" in the shot put.
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Lauren 22nd overall at 11:37.11 in the two mile.

Way to go Panthers!

Heidi Bernier, CAA
Athletic Director
Waterville Senior and Junior High Schools
02/29/16

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Ice Hockey Advances to Regionals
Congratulations to the ice hockey team for their 2-0 win over Winslow on Saturday night. The team advances to the Regional Championship and will play Messalonskee on Tuesday night at 7pm at UMaine.

Tickets are $8 adults and $5 students and seniors.

Congrats Panthers and best of luck in the regional final!

Heidi Bernier
Athletic Director
Waterville Senior and Junior High Schools
02/29/16

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Basketball to Quarterfinals!
Congratulations to the girls basketball team for advancing to the Class A North Girls Basketball Quarterfinals with their victory last night against Oceanside, 49-37, in a Preliminary Playoff Game. The Panthers will travel to the Augusta Civic Center on Friday to face the Eagles of Messalonskee at 430pm.

Way to go Panthers!

http://www.centralmaine.com/2016/02/09/waterville-girls-outlast-oceanside-in-a-north-prelim/

Heidi Bernier, CAA
Athletic Director
Waterville Senior and Junior High Schools
02/10/16

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Waterville Defenseman Sets New Record
Congratulations to Junior Andrew Roderigue for breaking the Waterville Senior High School single season goal scoring record for a defenseman.  The record stood at 22 and on Saturday against John Bapst, Roderigue scored two goals to break the record with his 23rd goal of the season.

Way to go Andrew!

Heidi Bernier, CAA
Athletic Director
Waterville Senior and Junior High Schools
02/08/16

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Waterville Boys and Girls Capture KVAC Track Championships

Congratulations to the boys and girls indoor track teams for capturing the KVAC Championships!

The Panthers were not expected to take home the titles this year but due to excellence performances, the Panthers persevered!

Way to go Panthers!

Boys Picture:
Boys Track KVAC Champs
Girls Picture, currently not available:

Heidi Bernier, CAA
Athletic Director
Waterville Senior and Junior High Schools
02/07/16

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Waterville Hockey Streaming Live on 2/2 (Tuesday)
If you can't make it tonight to Colby to watch the Panthers host Messalonskee in varsity boys ice hockey, the link below will allow you to watch the livestream.  

Game is at 6 pm.

Go Panthers!

Heidi Bernier, CAA
Athletic Director
Waterville Senior and Junior High Schools
02/02/16

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Waterville Unified Basketball Earns FIRST WIN!
The Unified Basketball Team earned its first win in program history.  Yesterday, Feb 1, the team defeated Nokomis 26-18. 
Unified Basketball and Cheering

Congratulations to the players, cheerleaders, and coaching staff!

Go Panthers!

Heidi Bernier, CAA
Athletic Director
Waterville Senior and Junior High Schools
02/02/16

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 Waterville Basketball Unified and Girls Playing Home Games on 1/28 (Thursday)

The Unified Basketball Team will play its home opener on Thursday, January 28th at 330pm against Winthrop (prior to the jv girls basketball game at 5pm and varsity girls basketball game at 630pm--which is also the senior game).

Please consider fitting at least one of your these games into your schedule.

Below is a video shared with me by my colleague at Brunswick.  It is a clip from the Brunswick at Lewiston Unified game.  Unified is such a great experience for all involved...and the moment shared in this video is shared each time these athletes take the floor.

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 This is why we do what we do!!Please take 30 seconds out of your busy day for this clip of our Unified Basketball team playing at Lewiston last Friday.  This is Tim Humphrey, aka #hotshothumprey with the shot of the century…enjoy!
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGFKrzC5_2k

COME ENJOY A GAME AND GO PANTHERS!

Heidi Bernier, CAA
Athletic Director
Waterville Senior and Junior High Schools
01/27/16

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Waterville Hockey Streaming Live on 1/27 (Wednesday)

If you are interested in watching our hockey team play at Lewiston tomorrow (Wednesday, 1/27) and can't make the game,it is being streamed by Munzing Media (no fee).  The game starts at 450pm.  Click on the link below to watch:

GO PANTHERS!!

Heidi Bernier, CAA
Athletic Director
01/26/16

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Fitness Center OPEN AGAIN!

The Fitness Center issue was resolved, and it is open for use again.

Thank you.

Heidi Bernier, CAA
Athletic Director
01/20/16

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Fitness Center No Power - Closed 

The Fitness Center is without power today.  I am not sure when it will be restored but will let everyone know when it will be open again.

Thank you.

Heidi Bernier, CAA
Athletic Director
01/20/16

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Boys Soccer Battles Back to Take Oceanside.

Congratulations to Coach Serdjenian and the Waterville Boys Soccer team for their overtime upset win over Oceanside this afternoon. The team was down 3-0 and battled back with 4 unanswered goals for the win. Great job!

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Brian Laramee
Assistant Principal
Waterville Senior High School

10/24/15

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Cross Country Teams Building On Success.

Congratulations to Coach Stanton and the Waterville Senior High School cross country teams for their success at the regional meet. The girls team won the meet and the boys finished as the runners-up. Great job and good luck next week at the State Meet!
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Brian Laramee
Assistant Principal
Waterville Senior High School

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http://www.centralmaine.com/2015/10/24/waterville-girls-win-class-b-north-championship/

Heidi Bernier, CAA
Athletic Director
Waterville Senior and Junior High Schools

10/24/15

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Boys Soccer victorious over Hermon.

Congratulations to the Waterville Senior High School Boys Soccer team for their 1-0 win over Hermon this morning. The boys will travel to Oceanside on Wednesday for a 2pm game. Good luck!  
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Brian Laramee
Assistant Principal
Waterville Senior High School

10/24/15

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Panthers Cross Country Takes Both KVAC Titles!

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Congratulations to Coach Stanton and the cross country team.  Both the boys and girls won the KVAC Championship on Saturday!  Although Coach was confident that the team could take home the championships, we have a hunch that no one expected the Panther teams to come out as victors. Coach Stanton believes it’s been at least 10 years since the girls team won a KVAC title and nearly 30 for the boys.

Way to go Panthers!  Awesome Accomplishment!

Heidi Bernier, CAA
Athletic Director
Waterville Senior and Junior High Schools

10/17/15

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Special Thanks to Football Boosters, Parents and Many More!


Athletic Director Bernier wants to thank the football boosters and football parents in the work they have done behind the scenes to help make this night football game a reality.  In addition, she wants to extend her appreciation to the Homecoming Parade Committee.  We hope to see significant community support at all homecoming events which include the Friday night football game at 7pm, 9am girls soccer game at Webber field, 11am boys soccer game at Winslow, and 1pm field hockey game at the Waterville Senior High School.

Thanks!

Heidi Bernier, CAA
Athletic Director
Waterville Senior and Junior High Schools

9/17/15

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High School Gym Closed for Refinishing

The gym will be closed July 24 - August 16 as the gym floor is being refinished.
It will reopen on Monday, August 17, which is the first day of fall pre-season sports.
Please ensure you do not enter the gym during this time period.
Thanks for your cooperation.

Heidi Bernier, CAA
7/24/15
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