Waterville Senior High School

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

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School News and Updates

Draft of the Return to School Plan

After reading the draft Return to School Plan, please fill out our Return to School Family Survey

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.

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Pride

Congratulations Class of 2020!

Best of luck to each of these wonderful young people in all of their future endeavors!


Special Tributes: Class of 2020 - Spring Senior Athletes - NHS Stole Recipients Spring Renaissance Assembly - 2020 Awards Night Presentations - Class Night Video

WSHS Science Olympiad

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.

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.

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.

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.