Friday, May 19, 2023

Dear Watertown Public Schools Faculty, Students, and Families,

School Climate Survey

On May 9th all WPS families were notified of the 2022-2023 School Climate Survey. The survey is now open for families to complete. If you have multiple children, please complete a survey for EACH child. Use the links below to click your child’s school. The survey will remain open until May 30, 2023. Click here to read more about the 2022-2023 School Climate Survey.

The survey should take approximately 5 minutes to complete. Your feedback will remain confidential and anonymous and help us inform how we can continue to cultivate a strong sense of belonging and positive school climate in our schools. 

Transportation Intentions for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

Thank you to all families who submitted their Transportation Intention Form this week. If you have not yet returned your transportation intentions for the upcoming 23-24 academic year, click here to download the form and return to your child’s school immediately.

Post Parent Information Night: APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

On Friday, May 26 at 6PM, a virtual information webinar (A link will be sent out closer to the date) will be offered for all parents and students currently in grades 8-12 interested in learning more about the WHS Academy: Post University Certificate and Associate's Degree Program. Click here to learn more about the program. This is the first cohort being offered to students to simultaneously earn a HS diploma and a college level certificate/degree and college level credits while in High School! We hope to see you there! Those selected to be part of the first cohort will be notified by June 10, 2023. 

Have a wonderful weekend Watertown!

Dr. V

Important Dates and Happenings

May 22 - JTPS Volunteer Breakfast & Incoming Kindergarten Orientation

May 22- Regular BOE Meeting, 7PM, Location Change to WHS Library

May 23 - Town Referendum VOTING DAY! 6AM - 8PM

May 23 - Grades 6-7 Chorus, 6PM / Grade 8 Chorus and Select Choir, 7PM

May 25 - Senior Scholarships and Awards Night, WHS

May 26 - Senior Picnic

May 29 - Schools Closed for Memorial Day - Town Memorial Day Parade


Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. In celebration of the many contributions AAPI members have made to our communities, check out these resources from The library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities to explore more

Wall of Honor Nominations Now Being Accepted!

To be nominated to the Wall of Honor, a candidate must have graduated from Watertown High School at least ten years prior to the year of induction and consistently demonstrated the highest standards of excellence and honor in their chosen vocation. Award recipients will be chosen from the fields of Athletics, Business/Finance, Fine/Performing Arts, Education, Health/Medical Services, Government/Public Service, and Science/Technology.  The Nomination Form can be found by clicking this link:

The completed nomination forms must be received in the district office no later than May 30, 2023. Attention: Elese Taylor, you can also email the document.

Quote of the Week

"Dream big, stay positive, work hard, and enjoy the journey".