Mrs. Staude's 6th grade science students have been working hard for the last 2 weeks creating a car using simple supplies. The first week they got into groups, sketched designs and began the process of creating their mousetrap car. When last Friday rolled around, both the students and I agreed that we needed more time to investigate and solve some of the issues they were experiencing. Critical thinking, Diagnosis and coming up with new prototypes were just some of the challenges the kids endured while conducting this project. The amount of endurance and perseverance took strain on the kids. However, that endurance and strength to keep going , allowed some of the students to create a better, stronger and more reliable car that continues to work every time they run it for testing. The teachable moments from this project were amazing to be part of and proves that science shouldn't be about a quick lesson or video but rather collaboration of minds coming together to create an amazing outcome such as this one! I'm proud and honored to be with such resilient students and continue to cheer them on when struggles arise.
Congratulations to the WHS Forensics Team on competing at the WISDAA State Forensics tournament this past Saturday at DeForest High School.
A fun time was had by all at WUSD’s 30th Annual Children’s Day Fair on Saturday. Families were able to visit booths to learn about various different services offered throughout our area. Children participated in hands-on activities such as building a plane with our SkillsUSA students; pet animals in the FFA room; plant flowers, spin wheels for prizes, have their face painted; and visit with our police and fire personnel (just to name a few). A huge thank you goes out to all of our vendors for making this day special for our families. AND an extra special thank you to all the families who visited.
Please help us wish our #WatertownWay WUSD Administrative Professionals a wonderful Administrative Professionals Day today!
Mrs. Gratz’s 4/5 grade class at Schurz LOVES to read books by Alan Gratz. Together, the class has finished Two Degrees, which is a book about climate change. A few weeks ago, they wrote a letter to him to tell him about their adventures and the conversations his books provoke. Today, he wrote back. It sure was cool to hear from an author they all look up to!
On Monday, our Schurz 4th & 5th graders had a special presentation on soybeans from Ms. Conley as they continue to learn about Wisconsin and farming.
Great job to the cast, crew, and Mr. Will Wiley on a very entertaining and successful performance of Freaky Friday the Musical.
The Watertown High School Visual Arts Classic team took 2nd Place Overall at State. 53 teams competed at UW Madison earlier this month. The Watertown team brought home 13 individual first place finishes for their art, along with 3rd Place in Art History Quizbowl and 3rd Place Team Critical Thinking. Team Members include: Front Row: Violet Kennedy, Molly Kwapil, Asha Kratzer, Lily Bruce Second Row: Danielle Krahn, Jolee Glascock, Gaia Waite Wollenburg Third Row: Brynlee Simon, Ava Lueck, Bailey Pliska, Lyle VanGundy, Kaylee Roberts Fourth Row: Onyx Elkins, Emily Paige, Rae Heier Not Pictured: Rylee Wolfe, Annie Van Der Linden
Check out these delightful snapshots from the fun-loving Schurz K-2 RISE class!
National Honor Society (NHS) member, Simon Steffanus, tutors a student in the media center. One of the services that NHS offers is tutoring. Simon has been extremely giving of his time. We appreciate the work that he has done along with the time that he has given.
These 2nd Grade Authors in Miss Skumatz's class at Douglas were proud to share their realistic fiction with some special guests and peers during their writing celebrations. It was neat to see these writers use what they have learned about feelings, thoughts, and emotions through dialogue and GREAT descriptive writing in their stories! Way to go, authors!!
Hey Gosling fans!! Check out this fun video that some of our WHS athletes created! 🎥 Purchase your very own Gosling Blanket in the high school main office! Email email@example.com to hold yours before they’re gone! https://bit.ly/3oAwYfp
The Lincoln STEM 4K is studying states of matter through our Project Lead the Way curriculum! They recently turned a liquid into a solid. Heavy cream turned into butter! It was delicious!
Super Schurz Shoutout to Ebert's Greenhouse Village for giving our Green Tiger Garden Club an amazing free tour! Our young green thumbs really learned a lot from the experienced horticulturists.
A group of Mr. Gibson's WHS students attended the HOSA State Leadership Conference in the Wisconsin Dells April 2nd through the 4th. These students competed in many different healthcare related events. The top WHS finisher was Nathan Walter, who placed second in the "Healthy Lifestyle" event. Nathan qualified to move on to the next level to the International Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas in June. Those in attendance were Kylei Braatz, Lucie Hickey, Nathan Walter, Gage Adkins, Miliani Trujillo, Ashley Almendarez, Brienna Fike and Viviana Velez. Congratulations to all!
The Wisconsin Singers are coming!
Congratulations to our Endeavor Charter School students who made Honor Roll during Trimester 2! To qualify for Honor Roll in Endeavor, students must earn a 3.2 or higher. It's the #WatertownWay!
Congratulations to our WHS students who made Honor Roll during Trimester 2! To qualify for Honor Roll, students must earn a 3.2-3.499. It's the #WatertownWay!
Congratulations to our WHS students who made High Honor Roll during Trimester 2! To qualify for High Honor Roll, students must earn a 3.5 or higher. It's the #WatertownWay!
LEAP Elementary 2nd and 3rd graders recently planted more seeds for the Watertown Garden Project! Students have been studying seeds and plants and were careful to give their seeds: ☑️space ☑️soil ☑️light ☑️water ☑️air ...and some students would argue, we need to give them love as well! ❤️🌱❤️🌱❤️🌱❤️ We look forward to watching them grow and then giving them back to the Watertown Garden Project to pass on in our community! It's the #WatertownWay!