Phone: 610-688-8100 x7227
Degrees and Certifications:
PA Certificates for: MS Science MS Language Arts MS Citizens Education MS Mathematics Elementary K-6
Mr. Doug Pittman
Welcome to Watershed! Visit the Watershed webpage to find out more about the program and important information.
WATERSHED is an Integrated Learning Program for Seventh Graders at the Radnor Middle School in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Mark Springer and Ed Silcox created the nationally and internationally recognized Watershed Program in 1987. For over 30 years, Watershed has been a yearlong full day program, which has replaced the traditional 7th grade curriculum. Skills and concepts are integrated around the comprehensive study of a local watershed through a combination of classroom activities and site visits. A heterogeneous mix of twenty boys and twenty girls are admitted each year through a lottery process. Students are encouraged to gather, retain, interrelate, apply and communicate first hand information about watersheds with special emphasis on what it means to live sustainably in the 21st century.
The ultimate goal of the Watershed Program is to foster a positive sense of self within each student to be a responsible member of a vibrant close community of learners who can enjoy and learn from each other and their teachers. Watershed students are encouraged to set goals, to take pride in their work and accomplishments as they accept both the academic as well as the social challenges of middle school.
As the year comes to a close, students are asked to leave their personal footprint on the local/global community. Students conduct in depth research projects on watershed related topics and present their experiences and findings at various local, state and community conferences and Open Houses. Watersheders often become fearless problem solvers, confidant public speakers, solid writers, successful stewards and informed citizens about land and water issues, climate change and sustainable living.
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM RMS PTO General Meeting
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM RMS Back to School Night
October 5, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM RMS PTO 7th- & 8th-Grade Mixer
October 8, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM RMS Student Picture Makeup/Retake Day
October 19, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM RMS Band at RHS Football Halftime
October 22, 2018
October 23, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM RMS Watershed Open House
October 24, 2018