Waterville Senior High School by J.Farnola


 Waterville Science Olympiad competing against the best in the nation!

The Science Olympiad team competed in the first ever MIT invitational Tournament this past Saturday, Jan 20, in Cambridge, MA. We came in 33rd out of 52 teams listed on the final score sheet. Max Burger-Roy and Michaela DeVogt  received medals for placing 4th in the Cell Biology event. We were competing against some of the best teams in the country. The first place team was Liberal Arts and Science Academy from Texas. Second place went to Solon High School from Ohio. Third place went to Troy High School from California.

Our team members were able to compete in all of the 23 events for this year's Science Olympiad competition. Our students conducted themselves well and had a good time while getting a chance to see some of the best teams in the country at work. We hope to turn the lessons learned this weekends into great results at the Maine state tournament to be held March 21st at USM in Gorham, ME. Thank you for all of your support! Sincerely, Coach Jon Ramgren

 The members of this years team are listed below:

Seniors - Emmett de Maynadier, Michaela DeVogt, Louisa Nyhus, Anna Ramgren, &  Jake Rogers.
Juniors - Katie Bernier, Sophie Boardman, Maxwell Burger-Roy, & Cody Veilleux.
Sophomores - Bridger Holly, Katie Lopes, Cecilia Morin, Nathan Pinnette,  & John Violette.
Freshman - Clio Bazakas

If you haven't noticed, Winter is here!  Maine is not the only place with snow and ice.  Here are a few important tips shared from Allegheny College in snowy Pennsylvania. 
Wear boots or overshoes with grip soles such as rubber and neoprene composite. Slick leather or plastic soles on shoes will definitely increase the risk of slipping.
When getting out of your vehicle, look down at the surface. If it’s coated with ice you might want to park in a different place....
Don’t step on uneven surfaces. Avoid curbs with ice on them.
Place your full attention on walking. Digging in your pocketbook or backpack while walking on ice is dangerous.
If you know you are going to slip, try to reduce your potential injury when falling.
Roll with the fall. Try to twist and roll backwards, rather than falling forward.
Relax as much as possible when you begin to fall.
Toss the load you are carrying. Protect yourself instead of the objects being carried.

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Attendance Voice Mailbox

Parents/Guardians may call and leave a message about a student absences by calling the school at 873-2751 and then press 1 for attendance.

Recommended Supply List for 2014 - 2015 School Year

Can you help?

We have high school students in need of basic school supplies and our reserve is low.  We could use things like 3-ring binders, filler paper, dividers, pens, pencils, pocket folders. etc.  Even gently used binders and folders would be appreciated!  Please drop off donations in the guidance office.  Thank you!"

*Correction: Student Population as of 4/28/14 was 588 providing a 13:1 Student/Teacher ratio.

For the third year in a row, Waterville High School has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a medalist school (Bronze 2012, Silver 2013, & Bronze 2014).  U.S. News starts by analyzing over 31,000 public high schools in the United States and reduces that down to their final list of schools with a "high enough 12th-grade enrollment and sufficient data from the 2011-2012 school year to be eligible for the rankings."  We are proud of our selection again this year, as it confirms what we already know--Waterville High has great students and a dedicated faculty and staff.

To see:  Maine Schools or full criteria for selection process

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