Welcome to WJHS


March is Music In Our

Schools Month!

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Starting with Band-o-rama tonight and the Biggest/Shortest concert tomorrow, Waterville's talented musicians usher in a month's worth of outstanding music.  Next week's musical installment ups the tempo with an All Choral presentation, and during the last week of March, the Jazz Night brings the month to a crescendo in the final installment.  Don't miss a single performance.  

Bandorama - 7:00 PM Tuesday 3/3 JUNIOR HIGH

Biggest/Shortest - 7:00 PM Wednesday 3/4 JUNIOR HIGH

All Choral - 7:00 PM Thursday 3/12 HIGH SCHOOL

Jazz Night - 7:00 PM Tuesday 3/24 HIGH SCHOOL


Welcome to Waterville Junior High School – home of the Purple Panthers! I look forward to sharing an exciting journey as we begin the 2014-2015 school year together. Our well educated and caring faculty is prepared to lead you through new and exciting academic experiences as well as many supportive opportunities that will empower all learners as you strive to reach your greatest potential.

Junior High can be an exciting time in your life if you follow these helpful hints:
• Become involved with some of the many extra-curricular activities and/or clubs that are offered.
• Familiarize yourself with the school’s expectations and follow them.
• Develop study skills that will help your academic growth in junior high that will prepare you for high school.

Be proud of your school, always representing yourself in a respectful and responsible manner. Waterville Junior High is YOUR school.
Take care of it; take care of each other; and let’s have a fantastic school year together!

Principal Dodge

Mrs. Dodge, Principal


GT goes to MMTC!!


Students in the Gifted and Talented Program at WJH, along with their teacher Ms. O'Rourke, took a trip to Mid Maine Technical Center. There they learned about Solar Energy and also had a chance to visit the automotive room to learn about both hybrid and electric cars.


First row: (l-r) Owen Evans, Avery Wechsler, Inga Zimba, Adrienne Foss,
Josiah Bloom, Abigail Bloom

Back row: (l-r) G/T Teacher Deirdre O'Rourke, Adam Livshits, Carter Jones, Maddie Hallen, Ella Ruehsen, Merline Feero, Ethan Nurick, Emma Jones,
Tate Rodgers (Central Maine Motors)

If you haven't noticed, Winter is here!  
Maine is not the only place with snow and ice.  Here are a few important tips shared from Allegheny College in snowy Pennsylvania. 
     ~ Wear boots or overshoes with grip soles such as rubber and neoprene composite. Slick leather or plastic soles on shoes will definitely increase the risk of slipping.
     ~ When getting out of your vehicle, look down at the surface. If it’s coated with ice you might want to park in a different place.
     ~ Don’t step on uneven surfaces. Avoid curbs with ice on them.
     ~ Place your full attention on walking. Digging in your pocketbook or backpack while walking on ice is dangerous.
                 ~ If you know you are going to slip, try to reduce your potential injury when falling. Roll with the fall. Try to twist   and roll backwards, rather than falling forward. Relax as much as possible when you begin to fall. Toss the load you are carrying. Protect yourself instead of the objects being carried.

We collect Box Tops for Education!!! 
Send them in with your child and have them turn them into their "RISE and SHINE" teacher.


Recommended Supply List:
Grade 6
Grade 7

Grade 8
Katahdin Neighborhood

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