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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...
Camden – The Watershed School will host a special presentation, Serving Others at Home and Abroad: Stories of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers on Monday, May 23 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm at the school’s campus at 32 Washington Street in Camden. The session is open to the public. Featured speakers include present and past Watershed faculty members including Head of School Will Galloway, Phil Gerard, Sherry Frazer and Terry Moore. They will each share details about their Peace Corps...
Camden – Watershed School in Camden announced that its 2016 graduation class will hold its ceremony on Saturday, June 11 at the Methodist Church on John Street in Camden at 3:00PM. According to the Head of School, Will Galloway, the keynote speaker will be Jordan Benissan, African drummer, teacher and collaborator who is currently on the faculty of Colby College.  Benissan has taught and performed at all levels from elementary through college and has previously worked with the...
Every year, Watershed freshmen from the Introduction to Scientific Observing class design and carry out an individual astronomical observing project that requires them to answer a quantitative question about an astronomical object or something to do with how night lighting affects our night-time environment.  The culmination of the project cycle is at the Maine State Science Fair at the Cross Center in Bangor where the students present their projects for judging. The Science Fair is a...
Please join us for a Watershed "Information Night" on Thursday, March 17 from 5:30 - 7:00. Faculty, parents, and students will share their experiences and answer questions about a Watershed School education. All are welcome to join the conversation focused on defining more clearly the “Watershed Way," including examples of innovative teaching, project-based learning, and commitment to community. Refreshments will be provided and admission is free. Prospective parents and...
Feb 28, 2016 Watershed students, from left, Laurel Brooks, Leslie Rya, Emma Faunce, Soren Moesswilde, Jesse Dunn, Jerin Brooks, Jesse Snider, Ella Simon participate in the recent Camden Conference. CAMDEN —Watershed School seniors Laurel Brooks, Jerin Brooks, Jesse Dunn, Emma Faunce, Soren Moesswilde, Leslie Ryan, Ella Simon and Jesse Snider are currently engaged in a unique academic program offered each year at the school which culminates in their attendance at the Camden...
Watershed School is proud to announce that one of the members of its senior class has been named a National Merit Finalist for 2016. In recent years there have been several finalists each year from local high schools, but this year Jesse Dunn of Waldoboro is one of only two local students who made the cut.   Watershed has a history of producing National Merit winners. In the school's 13 year history it can boast of 3 finalists and 4 commended students among its graduates. Since the...
Reason for Being   Once in a while, someone articulates anew and with great clarity the reason why Watershed School exists.  In a recent Atlantic magazine article by Jessica Lahey entitled, When Success Leads to Failure, we find the source of our own inspiration and the very real threat to learning.  In it, Lahey comes clean with a parent worried about her daughter “[whose] grades are fine; I’m not worried about that, but she just doesn’t seem to love...

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