Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Dear Watertown Public Schools Faculty and Families,
It’s officially the last day of school! Three cheers to the entire Watertown Public Schools Community for a successful 2021-2022 academic year. Celebrating the hard work and accomplishments of our students has been an absolute joy these past two weeks.
Click here for WHS Graduation Photos
Click here for Swift Graduation Photos
Communication During the Summer
Throughout the summer, I will maintain 'Dr V's weekly updates' via email and the main district website with timely and important information. In addition, your schools will reach out to you directly with school specific information closer to the start of the new school year.
Lastly, Central Office (61Echo Lake Rd.) is open all year so do not hesitate to reach out (860) 945-4800 if you have any questions as someone will be here to assist you.
Please note a few updates and reminders:
A) 2023 Teacher of the Year:
Watertown Public Schools is pleased to announce that Ms. Chelsie Guerrera, Mathematics teacher at Watertown High School, has been named the 2022-2023 District Teacher of the Year. Click here to read more.
And…a big congratulations to all of our WPS teachers who were nominated for the 2023 Teacher of the Year
• Paulina Auclair, English teacher, WHS
• Jessica D’Addona, 4th Grade Teacher, Polk
• Susan Danaher, Speech and Language, Polk
• Jennifer Gruettner, 4th Grade Teacher, Judson
• Michelle Kociszewski, Family & Consumer Science, Swift
• Tara Lanese, Preschool, John Trumbull
• Erin Mathews, Mathematics Teacher, Swift
• Thomas Mathews, Technology Education, WHS
• Jack Zaino, Music Teacher, Swift
B) Thank You Watertown Employees: Please join me in thanking all of the teachers, administrators, secretaries, nurses, technology staff, cafeteria staff, paraeducators, volunteers, security personnel, custodians and maintenance crew for their dedication and commitment to our beautiful school district. THANK YOU WPS!
C) WPS Summer Work Landing Page: All families are invited to check out our 2022 SUMMER RESOURCE Website. Thank you to Ms. Lisa Fekete and the faculty and staff in the district who worked to provide the many resources included in the site for students to tap into this summer! Check it out.
And, thank you to the wider WPS community for your continued partnership and support of the good work happening in our schools.
Have a wonderful and safe summer everyone!
Quote of the Week
“Summertime is always the best of what might be”. ~ Charles Bowden, Author