Clubs and Activities

Clubs and Organizations

Club/Organization Advisor

Art Club Goulet

Band, Jazz Barre

Band, Pep Barre

Band, Pit Barre

Debate Hebert

Drama Giguere

eSports Ewing (WJHS)

(soon to become a varsity sport)

French Club Duquette

French Honor Society Duquette

Green Team Letourneau

GRIT Fowler/Rancourt

Homeroom Buddies Letourneau/Rasmussen

Junior Classics League Metcalf

(aka Latin Club)

Key Club L'Heureux

Latin Honor Society Metcalf

Math Team Rivard

National Honor Society Cobb

Ocean Bowl Ramgren

Outing Club Goulet

Panther Post Wygant

Robotics Grenier (MMTC)

Science Olympiad Ramgren

Skills USA P. Hallen (MMTC)

Sound Check Hargrove

Speech Giguere

STAND Hebert

Student Ambassadors Hallen

Student Council Rasmussen

Thespian Clubs Giguere

TriM Music Honor Society Barre

Yearbook Wygant

Group Descriptions

Student Government: Elections for class officers are held in the fall for incoming freshmen. Help plan dances, fundraisers, Spirit Week Activities and more for the Class of 2023.

Math Team: If you love math and enjoy a challenge then this is for you. Compete with others like you against other schools in Central Maine and across the state. There are 5 meets through the school year culminating in a state meet with over 100 teams from across the state. Join the math team, have fun doing math problems, learn new ways to approach challenging problems, and it looks GREAT on your high school transcript when applying for college!

The Drama Club: Drama Produces a Fall Musical and a Spring OneAct Play each year. The OneAct Play competes in the MPA Festival Competition. One must audition to get a part in a play. For both plays, rehearsals are generally three to four times a week.

Thespian Society: An International Honor's Society for Drama. One earns points toward membership while working on Drama Productions. There are many benefits to becoming a Thespian Society Member: gold cords for graduation, scholarship opportunities, Drama magazine, etc..

Ski Club: Ms. Giguere, as ski club adviser, brokers discount tickets to Sugarloaf Mountain each year for students and their families. If you want to ski Sugarloaf at a discount, see Ms. Giguere.

Speech Club and Debate Club: The Speech and Debate Clubs are open to all students in grades 9 through 12. Practices are held during the week where students develop their public speaking, debating, and acting abilities. The members will compete in 45 speech and/or debate competitions held around the state. A practice schedule will be developed at the first meeting in the fall.

The Panther Post: Waterville Senior High School publishes a monthly student-written newspaper that appears online and has a limited printed edition available in the school library. Reports and graphic illustrators may choose to participate as a club member. WSHS is working toward a full journalism course Reporters participating as club members obviously get to work at their own pace and interest.

Yearbook Club: Make your year one to remember! Put your photography, writing or design skills to work and create your school yearbook.

Junior Classical League (Latin Club): Junior Classical League is a student-led club that is committed to the classical language through ancient and modern experiences. We focus on community service, camaraderie, and Latin contests that range from history and culture to track and field events.

Outing Club: Dedicated to adventures big and small. Events are scheduled before, during and outside of school. Some of our adventures/activities include Hiking/Navigation, Canoeing/Bird watches, Wellness/Nutrition (food), Skiing/Snowshoeing, culture tours/museum visits, Cycling/International Cuisine, and Service to our adventure community (sign making and maintaining for the Appalachian Trail) No experience is required. We provide most of the required equipment and can help find the proper clothing if needed. The only requirement is a willingness to enjoy an adventure with others Where would you like to go?

Key Club: A wonderful way to help the community both the school and the city. Volunteer and meet new friends and go to a convention!

Jazz Band: Meets Tuesday mornings 6:45 - 7:45 AM and performs jazz music at school events and competes at the state jazz festival annually. Students must be enrolled in band, strings, or chorus to take part.

Pit Orchestra: Meets Sunday evenings 68 PM from September to November and performs the music for the annual fall musical

Pep Band: Rehearses during regular band class and before football and basketball games. The role of the band is to support the athletic teams. Students must be enrolled in band, strings, or chorus to take part.

TriM National Honor Music Society: A chapter of the National Organization which is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements and to provide leadership and service opportunities to young musicians, All music students may apply each fall, any music student who wishes to share their passion for music with others in the school community and beyond is welcome to apply students must have GPA of at least 2.85. TriM meets once a month on Friday mornings.

Upward Bound is a Federal program to which WSHS students can apply. The program provides academic support to pursue a college education, including an annual summer program at the University of Maine at Farmington. Upward Bound supports high school students (especially first-generation college students) to increase their academic performance so they are successful in high school and prepared to pursue a college education. Students are selected based on teacher recommendations.

Green Team: Interested in being a part of making our planet a greener place? Green Team is a student lead group devoted to just that. Activities include recycling, educating the WSHS community, eradicating Styrofoam from our cafeteria, outreach in the community, Earth Day activities, and maintaining our Growing Tower and Hydration Stations. We meet on Friday mornings.

Book Club: Like to read? Join Book Club. This is a student-led group. The group decides whether we will all read the same title, if we will read different books from a particular genre, books by the same author, or any other arrangement that we want. Books will be provided for you. Come read with us!

National Honor Society: An invitation to apply for membership in the National Honor Society is extended to second-semester juniors who have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 90 or higher. Students must apply for consideration, and if selected, are a part of a nationally recognized organization that represents academic excellence, character, and service. National Honor Society members provide peer-tutoring services and are involved in community service projects, including the Walk for Warmth, an evening sandwich program, and the Waterville Homeless Shelter.

Campus Ambassadors: Student Ambassadors are selected to help with various high school events, tour new students, and participate in helping new students become acclimated to WSHS.

The Science Olympiad Team: Competes in the Maine State Science Olympiad Tournament every spring. Since 2016, we have participated in the MIT Invitational tournament that happens in January. We hope to win the state tournament and go to the National Tournament in May. We have gone to Nationals 18 times over the last 21 years (as of June 2019). Team members work in pairs on 23 different events. Some involve building devices, some are paper and pencil tests, and some are lab events. The events cover a wide range of topics. We start meeting once a week in September. This becomes twice a week in November and three times a week in February. If you like science and learning new material, this may be the team for you.

National Ocean Sciences Bowl (a.k.a. Ocean Bowl) is a team of 4 or 5 students who study bout the ocean and compete against other schools in a college bowl format at the Nor'easter Bowl. The questions are wide-ranging and can be anything about the ocean. The competition is in February and takes a whole Saturday. Students study on their own, using resources suggested on the NOSB web site.

Ping Pong Club: This club meets after school once a week in the break between fall and winter sports. There are 4 ping pong tables set up in the gym. Paddles and balls are provided for singles and doubles matches. The last week is a tournament for a $50 cash prize. All are welcome.

STAND: Waterville Senior High's Gay, Straight, Trans Alliance. STAND, students taking action & negotiating diversity, is dedicated to understanding differences and creating a diverse community where students can feel safe and be accepted for themselves.

All students involved in nonathletic cocurricular groups that publicly represent Waterville Senior High School and do not have their own national standards, students participating in Drama, Jazz Band, Sound Check/Show Choir, JCL, Math Team, Science Olympiad, Speech and Debate, and Ocean Bowl must sign, along with their parents, the Cocurricular Participation Agreement for Public Clubs. Students participating in other nonathletic cocurricular groups must sign the Cocurricular Participation Agreement for NonPublic Clubs. These agreements can be found on District Document Templates. Cocurricular advisors must submit a roster and signed contracts from all students in their clubs to the assistant principal by the end of September.