Friday, October 15, 2021
Dear Watertown Public Schools Families and Faculty,
Although a shortened week, it was a busy one with National Junior Honor Society, Athletic games, Fundraisers and PTO events! It is always wonderful to watch our students and faculty in action...and to have a gorgeous day of sunshine on top of it all is a real gift.
Watertown High School Mascot Selection for 2022-2023
On January 25, 2021, the Watertown Public Schools officially retired the high school mascot to select and design a new mascot for the 2022-2023 academic school year. Last year, the process of gathering submissions for new mascot ideas started. Many, many, submissions came in from students, faculty, and the community. In late Spring, two rounds of voting took place to whittle those ideas down to the top 18 choices. Students and faculty from 8th Grade -12th grade all had a chance to cast their votes.
It is with great excitement to take one step closer to selecting a new mascot for Watertown High School. Yesterday, students and faculty of WHS completed their third round of mascot voting and we are now down to the top 5. From November to February 2022 we will welcome students to submit their graphic designs of our new mascot.
There will be another final round of voting on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 where students and faculty will choose the final winner. Please see below for the top 5 choices!
TOP 5 MASCOT CHOICES BY STUDENT AND FACULTY VOTE
3rd Round of Voting
Watertown Black Hawks (the bird)
The new mascot will be announced late next week after the final round of voting. Thank you to all of our students for their ideas!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone,
Dates to Remember
November 2 - No School, Election Day Professional Learning for Teachers
November 6 - WHS Homecoming
November 11 - No School, Veterans Day
WHS Fall Play - Save the Date
The 2021 Watertown Fall play is ‘Clue!’ A performance based on the classic mystery board game by Hasbro. Clue will be performing for four shows and times will be released soon.
Thursday, December 2
Friday December 3 and
Two shows on Saturday, December 4
News from Around the State
Are you interested in starting your journey towards a career in Fire Service? Attend the Fire Service College Fair 2021! Updated Applications for 2022 will be available right around Thanksgiving on the website. Hard copies will be made available at the College fair.
Health and Safety
LOCAL: Our local Torrington Area Health Department continues to provide weekly reports on: Covid-19 positivity and vaccination rates within the Torrington area health district (TAHD) jurisdiction Click here for all weekly updates
Quote of the Week
“Time doesn’t wait. Indecision will only let opportunities slip by. Pick a path and walk confidently with your heart behind every step.”