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Waterville Junior High Vision Statement

The members of the staff at Waterville Junior High School believe that each child is an individual and that emerging adolescence is a unique phase of child development. The staff members agree that exploration, discovery, socialization, and direction occur in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. The staff believes it must strive to reach and teach the whole child. They accept a commitment to aid each student to grow and develop emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially.


The members of the staff recognize the critical aspect of courtesy and the value of humor in the building of strong interpersonal relationships. They recognize the destructive quality of prejudice and affirm their respect for all individual differences. The staff members recognize the need to provide a climate in which students and adults are learners and the attitude for life-long learning is fostered. This climate should encourage critical thinking, reasoned choices, freedom of expression, and the ability to accept the consequences of our decisions and behavior. Staff members understand that a free and just society is dependent upon competency in the skills of good citizenship. The members of the staff recognize the changing nature of the human community, the environment, and the world, and they strive to provide the skills needed to adapt and respond to their changes.

Waterville Schools Mission Statement

The mission of Waterville Public Schools is to help students attain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to achieve personal fulfillment, be responsible citizens, do meaningful work, and pursue lifelong learning.

To achieve our mission we believe that our curriculum should provide all students with a foundation of knowledge, skills, and academic standards, along with opportunities to demonstrate and apply learning in varied ways across all curriculum areas. Curriculum and program offerings should provide opportunities for all students to realize their fullest potential and celebrate their individual worth. Programs and activities should be challenging and should promote and enhance students’ physical, emotional, intellectual, and social well-being.

Furthermore, we will strive to produce graduates who think critically and independently, adapt to new and changing situations, make appropriate choices, and act in a respectful and responsible manner.

We believe that all employees of Waterville Public Schools should serve as models for students in helping them:

* Demonstrate the ability to solve problems

* Communicate clearly and effectively

* Make responsible decisions as world citizens

* Use technological resources to enhance their learning

* Research, analyze, and apply information

* Behave in a respectful and responsible manner

* Appreciate world cultures and diversity

Waterville Public Schools is committed to working with parents and the community to provide the necessary leadership, resources, and support to accomplish our mission.

January Students of the Month

Grade 6

The Sixth Grade Teachers would like to announce that Esme Walker and Charles Young have been nominated for Students of the Month. Congratulations, Charles and Esme!

Grade 7

Grade 7 proudly announces Reid Morrison and Takiyah Humphrey as their January Students of the Month.

Grade 8

Congratulations to the grade 8 students of the month, Josie Ker and Ilya Ansdell. Your teachers appreciate your enthusiasm for learning and your kindness. Thank you for doing such a great job.

Important Dates to Remember:

Friday, February 3 - KV Music Festival @ Messalonskee

Wednesday, January 15 - Jazz Festival @ Winslow

Monday, February 20 - Friday, February 24 - Winter Break, No School

Tuesday, March 7 - Bandorama at WSHS, 7 PM

Wednesday, March 15 - Late Start, 9:15 AM (2 hours)

Wednesday, March 15 - Biggest/Shortest Strings Concert @ WSHS, 7 PM

Wednesday, March 22 - Choral Concert @ WSHS, 7 PM

Friday, March 31 - Quarter 3 Ends, Report Cards Sent home with Students

Monday, April 17 - Friday, April 21 - April Vacation, No School

School Board Meetings

(Held at WSHS Media Center - All meetings start @ 6:00 PM)

Monday, January 23 (postponed until January 30)

Monday, February 13

Monday, February 27

Monday, March 13

Monday, March 27

Monday, April 10

ATTENDANCE MATTERS