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#Fourpeat: Seniors Achieve spirit Week Victory yet Again

posted Oct 2, 2018, 4:55 PM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Oct 2, 2018, 5:03 PM ]

By Alexander Renaud

Friday marked the end of Waterville’s Spirit Week with Purple and White/Almost Anything Goes day. This gave everyone a chance to unify in a showing of school pride. After five days of competition, the senior class achieved their fourth consecutive Spirit Week win. At the assembly, the seniors solidified their win by placing well in numerous competitions. After making shirts with the hashtag Fourpeat on them, the senior class did just that, winning by over 15 points. In second, came the sophomores, followed by the freshmen, and rounded out by the juniors. The game on Friday night, a resounding 34-6 win against Medomak Valley, also helped add to a great week.   With the senior class moving onto careers and college, who knows who will take the crown next year.

Spirit Week

Spirit Week Photos by the author

Panther Football

Football Photos Courtesy of CentralMaine.com - by Jennifer Bechard

SCIO 2018-19

posted Sep 22, 2018, 6:06 PM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Sep 22, 2018, 6:06 PM ]

By: Amna Sheikh

September 21, 2018

Science Olympiad, or SCIO, is an annual science competition that consists of students from grades K-12. Teams of students across all 50 states compete in events based on STEM (science, technology, engineering math) concepts.

Every fall, Waterville Senior High School’s very own Science Olympiad team begins preparing for the competition they attend in the spring. Last year, their tournament destination was MIT. This school year, they’re excited to compete at the Harvard Undergraduate Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament on Sunday, February 3rd, 2019. They will also compete at the State Tournament, that will be held sometime between March and April of 2019.

The Waterville team holds 20 members, including alternates. Returning members include (seniors) Conrad Ayers, Merline Feero, Maddie Hallen, Brock Jolicoeur, Carter Jones, Adam Livshits, Ella Ruesen, (juniors) Jess Bazakas, Abi Bloom, Kevin Chen, David Ramgren, (sophomores) Emme Ayers, Josiah Bloom, and Inga Zimba. Joining this year’s team as a primary is sophomore Jayda Murray, and alternates  (junior) Taylor Bielecki, Max McGadney; (sophomores) Surya Amundsen, Evelyn Fuentes; and (freshman) William Jackson.

The team is optimistic about its performance in the coming competition season and definitely has our support. “We hope to win and move on to represent the state of Maine at the National Tournament at Cornell the weekend before Memorial day,” Coach Ramgren says.

(File Photo 2018 National SciO)

Senator Susan M. Collins you to consider the United States Senate Youth Program

posted Aug 28, 2018, 10:06 AM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Aug 28, 2018, 10:06 AM ]

Dear Waterville High School Educators,


US Capitol
I am emailing you today on behalf of Senator Susan M. Collins to inform you of the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) in Washington D.C. This national program provides an annual opportunity for talented high school students with demonstrated leadership abilities to deepen their understanding of America’s political processes. Senator Susan Collins is an alumni of this program.


Two students from each state are selected to participate in all expenses paid weeklong trip to Washington D.C. from March 2-9, 2019. The week includes meetings and briefings with the President of the United States, Senators, Cabinet Officials, Supreme Court justices, and other government officials. A $10,000 scholarship will be presented to each of the student delegates during their Washington visit. Any high school juniors or seniors who have participated in student government, civil, or educational organizations are eligible to apply by the deadline of October 12, 2018.


Attached to this email you will find a letter and flyer about the program and the student eligibility requirements. Each principal has the opportunity to nominate one student from their school. We would greatly appreciate your help in distributing this information to eligible Waterville students who demonstrate an interest in learning about our government.


Thank you for your time and assistance.






Abigail W. Silsby

Senator Susan Collins Office

68 Sewall Street, Rm. 507

Augusta, Maine 04330

(207) 622-8414

Waterville Math Team Ranks High In State Math Meet

posted Apr 13, 2018, 10:59 AM by Floyd Wygant   [ updated Aug 28, 2018, 10:01 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   [ updated Feb 27, 2018, 6:41 AM ]

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   [ updated Dec 5, 2017, 10:50 AM ]

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.


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

Admit in a Day at WSHS!






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.



Colby College, Mayflower Hill Drive Waterville, Maine 04901


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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