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Months before the Camden Conference convenes each year in February, Watershed School seniors begin Senior Seminar, an intensive course that focuses on the event’s topic. The students each select a different book from the public reading list provided by the Camden Conference, and they study relevant current events through all possible media resources. The seniors also attend presentations in the local area and benefit from the lectures of guest speakers who are invited to Watershed....
Watershed School has kicked off its second semester with new courses designed to connect high school students with urgent and relevant issues facing both the mid-coast region and the larger world of which they are a part. Watershed’s classes, by design, connect high school curriculum with contemporary national and world events while also teaching the context from which these current issues emerged.   Marine Science- As part of Watershed’s chemistry course, Cindy Heil, PhD,...
Watershed School is offering Math Matters, an after-school math class for college-bound sophomores and juniors who want to refresh and expand their math skills in preparation for classroom and testing success. The class will focus on core math concepts needed for success in high school math, college admissions, and beyond. The goals of the class are to increase recognition of problem types, strengthen skills through repetition, assemble a “toolkit” of problem-solving strategies, and...
It’s been a busy fall at Watershed School. Enrollment inquiries are at a record pace, both for incoming Freshmen as well as mid-year transfers. For students interested in mid-year transfers, the second semester begins with Watershed’s annual Project Week, which starts on Tuesday, January 3 and culminates on Tuesday, January 10 with a final student presentation. Each year, Watershed students choose a topic of interest and connect with a subject matter expert, known as an SME....
Watershed School will hold its annual Veteran’s Day program on Friday, November 11, 2016. Founder of Veterans for Peace in Maine Rob Pfeiffer will speak from 9:00 until 10:15 am, and then Watershed students will spend the day assisting a local veteran in stacking wood for the upcoming winter. Rob Pfeiffer is the founder of Veterans for Peace in Maine, whose mission is to serve the cause of world peace. The organization works with others to increase public awareness of the costs of...
The Camden Public Library will host Beyond AP: Rediscovering the Value of a High School Education, a forum of Maine educators, on Thursday, November 10, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. The panel features Maine Principal of the Year Derek Pierce, Founding Principal of Casco Bay High School, Will Galloway, Head of School at Watershed School, and Jude Masseur, Alternative Education Program Director at Ellsworth High School. At a time when AP tests drive much of the secondary school curriculum and add...
Watershed School is offering Math Matters, an after­-school math class for college­ bound sophomores and juniors who want to refresh and expand their math skills in preparation for classroom and testing success. The class will focus on core math concepts needed for success in high school math, college admissions, and beyond. The goals of the class are to increase recognition of problem types, strengthen skills through repetition, assemble a “toolkit” of problem­-solving...
Watershed School is pleased to announce a new initiative that links our academic program to the Coalition of Essential Schools, established by Ted Sizer at Brown University.  By joining the Coalition, Watershed affirms and puts into practice the 10 Common Principles that shape the teaching and learning at some of the best schools in the nation.  These principles include: Learning to use one’s mind well Less is more: depth over coverage Goals apply to all...
Brothers, Peter and Warren Galloway, sailed to a first-place finish in the Club 420 State Championship held in Blue Hill on August 4th and 5th.  Representing the Camden Area Youth Seamanship Program, the Galloway duo came out in first place at the end of Day One in the face of high winds and stiff competition.  The second day proved even more challenging with other boats chipping away at their four-point lead and gusts increasing throughout the afternoon.  In the end, however,...
Rockland Community High School sailing top Maine team at Downeast Championships By  Patrick DiLalla Posted:   Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 8:30am Share:      The fleet in action.(Photo Courtesy of David Lyman)       CASTINE — The Rockland Community High School Sailing team has come a long way in the last six years, and the team's successes reached new heights last weekend with a third-place...

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