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This document includes referral information for:
  • Bereavement
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Drug & Alcohol Resources
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Parental Guidance
  • Violence and Bullying Prevention
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Physical Health & Wellness
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ICanHelpLine - Social Media Help

posted Mar 10, 2016, 11:46 AM by Waterville School   [ updated Mar 10, 2016, 11:48 AM ]

!CanHelpline is a social media helpline for schools. It’s where schools and districts can call or email to get help in resolving problems that surface in social media – problems such as cyberbullying, sexting and reputation issues – whether they involve students or staff. As the first step in developing a national hotline, iCanHelpline is being piloted in California, Georgia and Washington the rest of the 2015-’16 school year. For more info, click here.

To get help with a school-related problem in social media, you can email or call our toll-free number – (855) 997-0409.

YouTube Video Series to Help Parents Talk About Marijuana

posted Oct 13, 2015, 12:51 PM by Waterville School

Partnership for Drug Free Kids launched a new YouTube video series for parents.  The videos are designed to give you quick and simple tips and skills that will help them answer all kinds of tough questions and respond to push-back from teens. 

Talking about marijuana with kids can be difficult - especially these days, with the drug legalized in some states and the increasingly casual presence of weed in the media and pop culture. But with the right tools and skills, parents can have easier, more productive conversations with their children about marijuana.

These conversations can be challenging, and they are here to help. For more tips on how to talk about marijuana, download the free Marijuana Talk Kit.

Creating the Win-Win Conversation

posted Jan 22, 2015, 9:57 AM by Waterville School

Three Communication Skills

Like the father in the story, you may get those same one-word responses from your teen. You have the same old “conversations” every day with the same old predictable outcome. Here are three time-tested skills that are foundational to all good communication.

Skill #1: Think Win-Win

Think Win-Win is Habit 4 of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®. It’s easy to fall into the habit of not caring about what your teen wants when you just want to make it simple and tell him or her the way it’s going to be and that’s that. Not exactly a win for both of you, is it? When you “lay down the law” without regard to how your child feels or what he thinks, you are opening yourself up for war on the home front.

You’ve got to care about what your teen wants, too. Ironically, when you care about what your teen wants, you’ll end up getting more of what you want in the end. Both of you will win and your relationship will keep growing stronger.

When you and your teen don’t see eye to eye or when you really want to persuade him or her to see your point of view, try using a T chart. You can do it in your head or write it down. On one side, list what the win is for you. On the other side, list what you think the win is for your child.

Think of a time when using the T chart below would have helped a situation with your teen. Fill in the wins for each of you and then talk to your teen and see if you are right about what would have been a win for him or her. Ask if he or she would be willing to use this next time you are in a similar situation.

Think Win-Win Phrases

PSAT Results are in and My College Quick Start is available

posted Dec 16, 2014, 2:23 PM by Waterville School

Free to PSAT/NMSQT® takers, My College QuickStart™ gives students a personalized college and career planning tool powered by their test results.

The unique access codes provided on their PSAT/NMSQT score reports give students access to these helpful resources:

My Online Score Report — Score results, test question details, and projected SAT® scores.

My SAT Study Plan™ — Personalized skills feedback and access to hundreds of practice questions to prepare for the SAT.

My Personality — A detailed personality test that can help students discover majors and careers that fit their strengths and interests.

My College Matches — A starter list of colleges based on the student's home state and indicated choice of major.

My Major and Career Matches — Extensive information about majors and careers, including what to expect in college and what courses to take now.

My AP Potential — Students' AP potential information for more than 20 different AP® courses as well as recommendations for AP courses related to their intended college major.

Encourage your students to visit

New Graduation Requirements Explained

posted Oct 21, 2014, 12:29 PM by Waterville School

WEBSITE - The State Board of Education has added information on the SBE website to help explain the new graduation requirements for each year through 2019:

VIDEO - A short video summarizes and explains the changes:

Smarter Balance Assessment

posted Oct 21, 2014, 12:26 PM by Waterville School

OLYMPIA – Washington 11th graders who score at a college-ready level on new assessments this spring will automatically place into college-level math and English language classes when they enroll in college, thanks to a statewide agreement announced today by Washington’s community and technical colleges and public four-year universities.

The agreement applies to students who score at the top two levels – levels four and three – on the new "Smarter Balanced Assessments" that will be given to all Washington 11th graders this spring.  Those students will be able to skp the standard placement tests - such as Accuplacer - that are typically given when students enroll in college.

Filing your FAFSA

posted Dec 20, 2013, 12:40 PM by Waterville School

Attached is a link to a FAFSA presentation that gives you general information on filing for financial aid and how to navigate the website.  It is one that was provided to me by the counselor in Quincy. 

College Bound Scholarship Application

posted Dec 18, 2013, 1:35 PM by Waterville School

Applications are being mailed to eligible students today.  Parents can sign the application and return to Ms. Moomaw at the school to enroll your student in this great opportunity.  The link to the website for more information is  Be sure to not miss out on this great opportunity for your student to receive scholarship monies for college related expenses. 

College Goal Sunday - FAFSA workshops available in our area.

posted Dec 17, 2013, 10:11 AM by Waterville School

Put your hands on some cash by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our workshops give you and your family free, on-site professional help with the FAFSA so you can get money for college. The FAFSA is the single-most important application for financial aid. It is required for most scholarships, grants, and loans  Choose the Event Location Tab to find local events that are in our area. 

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