To all current and incoming WHS students & families: Are you feeling cooped up from the last couple of years? Are you ready to stretch your legs with travel or your wings by bringing a part of the world into your home? If so, you’ll want to learn more about the Watertown-Heringen Exchange Program! You can travel to Germany in June of 2023, or you can open your home to a German student visiting WHS next school year - or both! Come to the informational meeting on Monday, May 9th at 7:00 pm in S274 (following the Freshman Meet & Greet) to find out how you can be part of this life-changing experience!
Come engage with nationally recognized Dr. Talithia Williams - host of the PBS series NOVA Wonders, popular TED speaker, inspiring author and passionate STEM/STEAM advocate! Check out her impressive biography here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1r6UvRmLsC7RkNRNJQ7SIsw03jMd2cFDk/view?fbclid=IwAR2PscS0iPZMpqiYxUrIhXO_QZRGmB00y00wnUlM-7RaHZm8Xx7uf3qvKIo This presentation is generously provided free of charge by the A.E. "Mike" Bentzin Memorial WHS Assemblies Program.
Our 9th-11th grade AVID classes toured Carroll University, exploring further education options after high school!
Introducing our 2022 Junior and Senior Prom Courts! WHS will host their Prom this Saturday, May 7 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in the WHS commons. The Grand March will begin at 9:30 p.m. and end with the coronation of the kings and queens. Spectators may arrive at 9:20 p.m., but must dismiss immediately following the coronation. Students will continue the celebratory event with Post Prom activities at the Watertown Elks Lodge from 11:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Photo Credit 📷 ~ Watertown Daily Times
It's Staff Appreciation Week and we are bursting with appreciation for our outstanding #WatertownWay team members! Thank you for all that you do for our students, families, WUSD community - and for each other!
Today is School Principals' Day! Let's give a #WatertownWay SHOUT OUT to our incredible building leaders! Thank you for all that you do!
Congratulations to WHS Student Brandon Boyd for being selected as a member of the 2022-23 Wisconsin Agriculture Youth Council! Over the next year, Brandon will work with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection staff to highlight agricultural-related career opportunities, share information about state resources, provide insight into policy development and encourage networking across the industry! Way to go, Brandon! #WatertownWay
A huge CONGRATULATIONS to our incredibly impressive WHS Academic Decathlon Team for earning, wait for it - FIRST PLACE in the National Online Competition for medium schools, and they were the third highest of ALL schools - large, medium and small - who competed! What a #WatertownWay accomplishment to celebrate! We are so proud of you! Check out the Press Release here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1py2ZbIJKrSelMtVSe1e0QneV9njIU98u/view?usp=sharing
Happy Administrative Professionals Day to our exceptional #WatertownWay team! You are the best of the best, and we appreciate all that you do for our WUSD students, staff, and families!
DEADLINE APPROACHING: Do you know a graduate of Watertown High School who has gone on to serve their communities and world through their careers, vocations or service dedication through a variety of endeavors? Someone who has made an outstanding contribution, displayed leadership, is a person of historical significance or prominent figure? If so, please consider nominating them for the Watertown Unified School District 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award! Nomination forms may be found at https://www.watertown.k12.wi.us/page/distinguished-alumni-award or may be picked up at the Educational Service Center - 111 Dodge Street. Nomination forms must be received by May 1st. #WatertownWay
This past week, eCampus Educators Alexis Hail and Jenna Retzlaff met a Ukrainian mom to discuss her daughters' enrollment into WUSD's eCampus virtual school. Olga Lytvynova shared her story from her family's current home in Poland and is eager to get her 2nd and 5th grader back to school! Our #WatertownWay eCampus Academy staff has partnered with US University Pathways in recent months to enroll international students into eCampus to earn a WUSD diploma and a pathway to a Wisconsin college. Connecting with Olga and her family is an outgrowth of this effort and one that WUSD is pleased and honored to be able to support!
It's National Volunteer Recognition Week and the WUSD wants to give a 📣 SHOUT OUT to our incredible #WatertownWay volunteers who selflessly support our students and staff! We appreciate you!
Congratulations to our #WatertownWay SkillsUSA Chapter Display Team for taking 1st in State! Emma Novotny (pictured), Becca Leis (pictured), Madison Peters (not pictured) and Christian Zastrow (not pictured) competed and will be heading to nationals this summer! Three of these students are current participants in the WHS Youth Apprenticeship Program and the other will be participating next year! To learn more about the WHS Youth Apprenticeship Program. which connects school-based and work-based learning for our students, please visit https://sites.google.com/mywusd.org/watertown-unified-school-distr/school-to-career-program/youth-apprenticeship?authuser=0.
Let's give a round of applause to these #WatertownWay SkillsUSA teammates for taking 4th place in the Welding Fabrication category at State! We are very proud of you, Jaret Boehm (pictured), Nick Olson (not pictured), and Jesse Topel (not pictured)!
The WUSD values its partnership with our local community businesses and organizations, and here is a success story we'd love to share! Class of 2018 Graduate Jonathan Nico has been working as an engineering intern with the Watertown Department of Public Works since 2018 through a partnership with our Watertown High School Cooperative Work Program - lead by our #WatertownWay Staff Member Sarah Tarpey! Jonathan remained committed to his internship in Watertown throughout his college years, and upon his upcoming graduation will become a civil engineer. Check out the full City of Watertown Press Release 👇! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Zmv2F0dSxtF1m4nLFuZQrM_-GLzmyK2o/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=106166443697174895583&rtpof=true&sd=true Congratulations, Jonathan! We are so proud of you!
Our incredible #WatertownWay LEAP Elementary team is ready for the weekend - how about you? There is no school on Friday, April 15, so we will see you all on Monday!
The WUSD Orchestras are proud to be performing their upcoming concert with Mark Wood - original member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra! Come hear Mark and our orchestras play a wide variety of music from Nirvana, OneRepublic, Michael Jackson, Aaron Copland, and more! Tickets for this event are on sale now and can be found at: https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/63059.
We did it - for the 10th year in a row! The WUSD has been named a 2022 Best Community for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation! Through the tireless efforts and talents of our incredible music education staff and students, and the amazing support of our community, our #WatertownWay music programs continue to be ranked among the best in the nation! #BestCommunitiesforMusicEducation
Do you know a graduate of Watertown High School who has gone on to serve their communities and world through their careers, vocations or service dedication through a variety of endeavors? Someone who has made an outstanding contribution, displayed leadership, is a person of historical significance or prominent figure? If so, please consider nominating them for the Watertown Unified School District 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award! Nomination forms may be found at https://www.watertown.k12.wi.us/page/distinguished-alumni-award or may be picked up at the Educational Service Center - 111 Dodge Street. Nomination forms must be received by May 1st. #WatertownWay
Distinguished and dedicated WUSD School Board Member Jennifer Bakke submitted her resignation from the Board of Education, effective April 15, 2022. Please help us all thank Jennifer for her 8 years of loyal service to the students, staff, families and WUSD community! This vacancy will be filled in accordance with Board Policy #8132. The term for this seat will expire in April of 2023. Any qualified elector of the District who is interested in filling this limited-term vacancy may submit a letter of application and a short resume to Deputy Clerk Jaime Rosenow by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the Educational Service Center - 111 Dodge Street, no later than Monday, April 18, 2022. Interested persons will be invited to address the Board at the April 25, 2022 regular monthly meeting. Questions may be directed to Board President Tony Arnett at (920) 261-5789 or email@example.com.