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Waterville Math Team Ranks High In State Math Meet

posted Apr 13, 2018, 10:59 AM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Apr 13, 2018, 11:08 AM ]

Math Team at State Meet.


April 3rd saw the end of the Math Meet season with the state meet at the Civic Center in Augusta, and Waterville's math-athletes finished in style.


Of the 25 Division B schools competing at the state Math Meet, Waterville won the plaque for 7th place.  Even though five of the top seven Division B schools are private academies which provide keen competition, Waterville had a strong presence.  The only public school beating our team was the students from Cape Elizabeth. 


State standings for the entire season, regardless of divisions (95 sending schools):

Waterville - Division B - 31st

Other local high schools finished as follows:

Cony - Division A - 24th 

Messalonskee - Division A - 15th 

Erskine - Division B - 30th 

Lawrence - Division B - 51st 

Winslow - Division C - 71st 


Congratulations math scholars.  We are very proud.

Maine Community Colleges Placement Changes

posted Feb 27, 2018, 6:41 AM by Floyd Wygant

New Maine Community College Guidelines:

Do you have community college ambitions?  Maine Community Colleges recently announced they are moving away from the Accuplacer and relying more on PSAT and SAT scores as the entrance requirements for classes beginning in the spring of 2019 (although Central Maine Community College has already transitioned away from Acuplacer).  

For example:
  • English score of a 480 or higher moves students into a credit-bearing English course.
  • Math score of a 500 or higher moves students into a College Algebra or Statistics course.
  • Math score of a 450 or higher + full year of math in 12th grade moves students into an Applied Technology or Quantitative Reasoning course.

More information will be coming, and we'll share as we get updates.



Quarter 3 Progress Reports

posted Feb 13, 2018, 11:30 AM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Feb 14, 2018, 5:58 PM ]

Just a reminder for students and parents on Progress Reports grading period ends on Friday, Feb 16th.  Progress reports will be available online through Infinite Campus (IC) portal no later than Feb 26th and indicated by a green rather than a yellow box for that class' grade.  The IC portal will be the only notice of passing grades.  Students receiving a failing grade in one or more classes will receive a written notice by US mail.  
progress report graphic

Admit In A Day Is Working For Waterville Students

posted Dec 5, 2017, 10:50 AM by Floyd Wygant

In the last two months, the Waterville Senior High School Office has helped organize and participate in "Admit In A Day" programs for various colleges and universities.  

During the November 9th session,  8 students were admitted to their first choice major at the University of Maine. One student was admitted to her second choice major, and 1 student needs to complete his application but will then be admitted. Combined, students were given $19,000 in merit scholarships ranging from $500 to $2000 to $8000 awards.

The December 1st Admit in a Day say another crew of 6 seniors accepted to KVCC. A few others are close--they just need to take the Accuplacer or finish up a couple of steps. 

As each senior settles into a post-graduation plan, we create a paw print to mark this milestone.  If you know of or hear a student has accepted elsewhere--to a military branch, work site, or college/training center, please send them down to the Guidance Office for a paw print!

Next up is UMaine Farmington (UMF) on December 7.  Please share with your seniors.

ADMIT in a DAY

posted Oct 17, 2017, 12:07 PM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Oct 17, 2017, 12:07 PM ]

Admit in a Day at WSHS!

ADMISSION DATE COLLEGE APPLICATIONS DUE BY

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9 UMAINE ORONO MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17 KVCC MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1 THOMAS COLLEGE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27

Admit

Admissions representatives will be in Guidance to review applications and give students an instant decision on admission and/or required next steps.

To participate, students must:

  • COMPLETE AND SUBMIT A FREE APPLICATION by the deadline above. Each college is waiving their application fees for these events.
  • Sign up for an appointment in Guidance.
  • Attend your meeting with your application and transcript and any questions you have.



Free SAT Prep and College Application Guidance

posted Sep 12, 2017, 8:16 AM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Oct 17, 2017, 12:03 PM ]

Act Now, Program Start Sept 13


Applying to college can be overwhelming, but Let's Get Ready is here to help! College Student Coaches help you prepare for the SAT and guide you through key steps in the college application process.

Let's Get Ready begins with the College Access Program, a FREE 9-week program that includes:

  • SAT prep for the August SAT

  • Two 3-hour classes per week

  • Small classes of 5-8 students

  • 2 full-length practice SAT exams Assistance with college selection, applications, and financial aid scholarships

  • College visits

Let's Get Ready stays with you after this core program, supporting your transition to college and helping you navigate college life through to graduation

LEARN MORE & APPLY   http://letsgetready.org.

Ready

Where:

Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive Waterville, Maine 04901

When:

September 13-November 15:

Mondays AND Wednesdays from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

1 Saturday (practice SAT exams)

Questions? Contact us at: kfloodgerow@letsgetready.org

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