Waterville Senior High School

Tel (207) 873-2751
Brian M. Laramee, Principal
Christie Jernigan, Assistant Principal
Heidi A. Bernier, Director of Athletics

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WSHS Community Values:

  • Respect: We strive to demonstrate self-worth, exhibit courteous behavior, and value the beliefs and opinions of others.

  • Responsibility: We strive to fulfill our commitments, be mindful of our actions, and be accountable for our behavior.

  • Grit: We strive to make continuous progress toward our goals despite adversity, hardships or obstacles.

  • Openness: We strive to embrace diversity by honoring the ideas, experiences, and differences of others.

  • Curiosity: We strive to grow by exploring new ideas and experiences both inside and outside the classroom.

  • Kindness: We strive to actively demonstrate concern and caring for others and the environment.

  • Engagement: We strive for depth of commitment in both school activities and in the greater community.

  • Integrity: We strive to act in an honest and ethical manner and demonstrate consistency of character regardless of self-interest or outcome.

WSHS Learning Expectations:

Academic Expectations:

Each Waterville Senior High School student shall be:

  • A clear and effective communicator who

    • Adjusts communication for a variety of purposes

    • Employs varied modes of expression appropriate for authentic tasks

  • A self-directed and lifelong learner who

    • Demonstrates initiative and gains understanding through self-assessment and reflection

    • Works independently and collaboratively to meet challenges and accomplish goals

  • A creative and practical problem solver who

    • Frames questions, makes predictions, and designs data/information collection and analysis strategies

    • Uses information and appropriate technology to address real world problems

  • A responsible and involved citizen who

    • Demonstrates personal responsibility, cultural awareness and ethical behavior

    • Practices personal wellness and demonstrates awareness of health concerns and issues

  • An integrative and informed thinker who

    • Analyzes, synthesizes, and evaluates information from multiple sources

    • Applies ideas across disciplines

Civic Expectation:

  • Each Waterville Senior High School student shall be positively engaged in the community.

Social Expectation:

  • Each Waterville Senior High School student shall demonstrate respectful and responsible behavior.


WSHS Speech Team

Back row left to right: Alejandra Garcia Pollis, Kassidy Gordon, Angela Errigo, Carolyn Kinney, Collette Carrillo, Emily Campbell Front row left to right: Aivlin Moss & Alice Willette

Congratulations to the Speech Team!

Waterville High School's Speech Team came in 2nd Place at the State Speech and Debate Tournament. Waterville was 1 of 22 teams competing on Saturday, Febuary 27th, 2021.

Individual Members Medals:

1st place Original Works - Emily Campbell (11th grade)

1st place Oral Interpretation of Literature Emily Campbell (11th grade)

1st place Novice Prose: Alice Willette (9th grade)

2nd place Program Oral Interpretation-Colette Carrillo (11th grade)

2nd place Novice Prose- Aivlin Moss (9th grade)

3rd place Original Oratory- Alejandra Garcia-Pollis (10th grade)

3rd place Dramatic Interpretation- Kassidy Gordon- (10th grade)

3rd place Oratorical Declamation-Aivlin Moss (9th grade)

3rd place Humorous Interpretation- Colette Carrillo (11th grade)

4th place Informative Speaking- Carolyn Kinney (10th grade)

4th place Oratorical Declaration-Alejandre Garcia-Pollis (10th grade)


Ralph Roister Doister

Performed in December 2020

Exciting News!
Learn to drive at school

WSHS and Beal Driving Academy have recently entered into a state-approved partnership to provide Drivers Education to Waterville Senior High School Student's at NO COST to families! WSHS students, there are openings RIGHT NOW in a White Block 2 class if you have an Open Block. But, if that does not fit into your schedule, there will be other opportunities throughout the year. You must be at least 15 to enroll. If you are a WSHS student, please contact our guidance department to register or pre-register for future classes. Beal Driving Academy will be offering additional evening classes throughout the calendar year inside our school building. For information on those courses that are open to the public, please contact Beal Driving Academy directly at 207-990-6099 or you can register at BDAmaine.com.

Faculty Spotlight

Sue Barre is the band director in Waterville grades 5-12. She is a graduate of UMass Amherst where she earned a Bachelor's of Music Education and Horn Performance. Sue holds a Master's in Educational Leadership from USM Gorham. This is her fourteenth year at WSHS where she works with the Pep Band, Jazz Band and the Fall Musical and serves as Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department. Sue started her teaching career in Turner Maine and has taught in Freeport Maine. Sue was elected to the Board of the National Association for Music Education last February and will be representing states from Maine to D.C. in that role over the next six years.

Waterville Senior High School was named one of the top high schools in the State of Maine by US News & World Report.