School News and Updates
On Saturday, March 30th 2019, the Waterville Senior High School Science Olympiad team came in 2nd at the state championship at USM – Gorham . We had six 1st place finishes, four 2nd place finishes, and four 3rd place finishes. Five days later, we were invited to attend the National Tournament. This will be the 19th time in 24 years that Waterville will be representing Maine. A quarter century ago, who would have predicted a small high school in central Maine could be such a consistent powerhouse of Science Olympians? But, we are; the record stands. Waterville Senior High School’s students and dedicated science staff devoted themselves to an almost unbelievable level of performance year after year. Likewise, they never shirk from the challenge to represent Maine in national competition.
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.
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:
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
Each Waterville Senior High School student shall be positively engaged in the community.
Each Waterville Senior High School student shall demonstrate respectful and responsible behavior.
Waterville Senior High School was named one of the top high schools in the State of Maine and selected as a 2016 Bronze Medal Winner by US News & World Report. This is the 4th year since 2010 we have earned "at least" a Bronze Medal.