What's Happening

It was quite a weekend for Watershed skiers! Congratulations to Ella Simon for her first place finish at the KVAC/MVC Giant Slalom race at Black Mtn, Jillian Galloway (first place) and Hallie Macdougal (third place) for the U19 Girls at the Seacoast Classic Combi Race at the Snow Bowl, and Warren Galloway (first place), Peter Galloway (second place), and Jesse Dunn (third place) for the U19 Boys at the Seacoast Classic. .
Watershed Students Spend Martin Luther King Day at Bates College   For the past 12 years, Watershed School has chosen to honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., not by taking the day off from school, but instead by learning more about his life's work and the civil rights challenges facing contemporary society. On January 18, Watershed students traveled to Bates College to hear a keynote address and to join Bates students and faculty in a series of...
29 January 2016   WATERSHED STUDENTS MAP THEIR OWN DNA IN UNIQUE PROJECT                 Biology students at Camden’s Watershed School are using high-tech equipment from the Jackson Laboratory to determine whether they have two genes associated with athletic abilities: either power/speed or endurance related. The project is being taught by Watershed instructor Phil Gerard, who spent part of last summer as a...
The first group of sophomores and juniors have taken the new redesigned PSAT from the CollegeBoard and the results are in. Watershed students exceeded the national average by a significant amount. "I was confident that our students would do well on the new test," said Mary Smyth, Watershed math teacher and testing advisor. "The new PSAT rewards students who can provide evidence for their statements, can write persuasively, and who are used to reading historical sources with...
Watershed Teacher shoots stars and becomes one.  Read more by clicking on this link.
"Communities of Character" Op-Ed column by David Brooks reflects much of what Watershed School does best.  During this week's All-School Meeting, Watershed students and faculty read Brooks' article in small groups and discussed ways in which Watershed already builds community with intention and explored ideas for how to strengthen our community going forward.
Faculty member Pete Kalajian spoke at the Advanced Imaging Conference (AIC) in San Jose, California last week. AIC is the world's largest gathering for advanced astrophotographers, with over 400 attendees this year. Pete spoke about the arcane topic of flat fielding, an essential calibration step in the production of high quality astronomical images for science and aesthetic imaging. Pete invented a series of panels to provide the even light source necessary for proper flat fielding,...
As a prelude to the film premier Beyond Measure scheduled for November 16th, Watershed School will be showing the groundbreaking film, Race to Nowhere, on Tuesday, October 27th at 6:00pm as part of their Open House program. Race to Nowhere is a 2010 film that challenges current thinking about how we prepare our children for success. Named by TakePart.com as one of “10 Education Documentaries You Don’t Want to Miss.” Race to Nowhere brings...
Head of Watershed School Leads Accreditation Committee   "The accreditation process serves as a meaningful and effective catalyst for school improvement," according to Will Galloway, Head of Watershed School in Camden, who recently served as chair of an accreditation team visiting another small, independent school in New England.   “When schools engage in the process of accreditation through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, they...

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