September 25, 2023
Members of the Watertown/Oakville community are invited to join 'The Great Conversation' as part of the 'Welcoming Schools Committee' as part of our strategic plan in building safe schools that support all students. Based on our strategic plan data collection here are a few topics this committee will focus on:
How does the Watertown Public Schools district make people feel like they belong to the….WPS Community....Student Community...Parent Community?
Student and family engagement
School district climate and culture
Multi-dimensional learners and opportunities for student acceptance
The committee will consist of, but not limited to: district employees, parents from all levels, board members, and partners from the Watertown Community.
When: Monday, October 2, 2023 at 6:30PM
Location: Watertown High School Lecture Hall
We anticipate the committee will meet over the course of four to five meetings this year. In addition, at select meetings, students will be invited to join. Each meeting will run approximately 1 - 1.5 hours in length.
If you would like to be part of this important work, please complete the following form and you will receive a confirmation email for your participation. In an effort to create a representative group of varying stakeholders, we will be following a first come first served basis and will notify participants when we reach maximum capacity.
Thank you and we are excited to get this important work underway.
Important Dates and Happenings
September 25 - Yom Kippur
September 26 - Regular BOE Meeting, 7PM (Please note this is a TUESDAY)
September 27 - WPS Employees and Town of Watertown Flu Clinic, 2-5PM WHS Lecture Hall
September 28 - Book Fair Family Night at JTPS, 5-7PM $3 Coupon for book fair from Rotary
September 30 - Kathy Scully Garden Memorial at Judson, 10AM
October 2 - Welcoming Schools Committee: Strategic Planning Parent/Community Group, 6:30PM
October 3 - Polk Picture Day
October 4 - JTPS Fun Run Fundraiser!
October 5 - Rescheduled Back to School Bash for Judson, 5:30PM
October 6 - Judson Picture Day
October 9 - Columbus Day, All schools and offices closed
October 10 - Curriculum and Instruction Sub-Committee Meeting, 6PM
October 10 - Regular BOE Meeting, 7PM
October 19 - Early Dismissal Day for Students. PD for Faculty
October 27 - Wolves and Witches Walk at Judson
November 5 - Spooky Season at the Watertown History Museum with Nick Grossman, “Ghost Hunter at the School House” event, 6 & 8PM go to www.watertownhistorymuseum.org for more information
Celebrating WHS Readers
In addition to the 85 AP students who read over summer, the following is a list of all WHS students who engaged in Summer reading! The entire WHS English Department would like to formally recognize all 49 students who chose to read over the summer.
M. Aubertin 9, B. Badillo 9, S. Barbagallo 10, T. Brown 9, J. Campbell 10, A. D'Angelico 12, S. Dishnica 10, R. Dubay 9, J. Egan 9, L. Gaudino 10, M. Gauthier 10, J. Haase 9, B. Karas 9, L. Khrystalyn 10, L. Kolpa 12, C. Kuzia 9, G. Lauer 10, M. Longo 9, L. Longo 10, I. Marcil 12, A. Martone 11, V. Matozzo 11, R. McDonnell 9, D. Meka 9, M. Melendez 9, N. Metcalfe 9, C. Pais 12, H. Panczak 10, L. Pawlak 9, A. Pawlak 10, J. Pelletier 10, O. Ponzillo 10, B. Ramirez 9, G. Rapacioli 12, G. Rodriguez 11, W. Ricciardi 9, V. Setaro 12, M. Spaho 12, H. Stango 9, C. Thorne 12, H. Van Stone 10.
Hispanic Heritage Essay Writing Contest