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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...
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...

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