What's Happening

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...
  Read what Watershed alumni have to say about how their high school education provided them with the tools they need to succeed in college:   "Watershed helped me get my priorities straight. [The college I attend] is competitive, and it is easy to think that your grades are everything. Watershed's focus on the joy of learning ingrained in me a genuine desire to learn that has endured throughout college. In addition, I am able to take advantage of my small...
Watershed School has expanded its faculty with the creation of a new Dean of Students position and the promotion of Jude Masseur to take on the new role.   Jude Masseur has been teaching History at Watershed since 2009, served as its curriculum coordinator during the 2014-2015 school year, and most recently served as the interim Director of Brown University’s Graduate Program in History Education.  She also teaches a senior seminar at Watershed linked to the Camden Conference...
One of 16,000 students nationwide, Jesse Dunn has earned the status of National Merit Semifinalist for 2015!  Congratulations!  He now has the opportunity to continue in the National Merit Scholarship competition for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring.  

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