Hey #WatertownWay families! Give your young innovator an unforgettable adventure this summer by registering them for Camp Invention! Students entering into grades K-6 can launch their imaginations and get their confidence soaring through hands-on activities and more! For more information, check out this video: https://youtu.be/ozX4K30N-Ww To register: https://invent-web.ungerboeck.com/programsearch/moreinfo.aspx?event=37503
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!
Don't forget to stop at the 29th Annual Children's Day Fair event tomorrow, Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Watertown High School from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. There will be many fun activities for children 8 years of age and younger, and families are able to connect with local organizations and community resources! This is a free event for all attendees. We hope to see you there!
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!
As we entered the fourth quarter, Mrs. Weinheimer’s #WatertownWay 2/3 class took time to reflect on what they’ve accomplished and reminded themselves about their WHY behind the work they do every day. Check out 👀 the video they made about Following Your Dreams! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1moRyaDKRx71l9I66UgMcLGvxBI_K6Wfc/view?usp=drivesdk
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!
We are excited to announce that the WUSD's 29th Annual Children's Day Fair event will be held on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Watertown High School! This event is free to all families and is geared towards children birth to 8 years of age. Come join us for a morning filled with oodles of fun and great resources! You won't want to miss it! #WatertownWay
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
Recently one of our #WatertownWay families at Lincoln STEM Elementary generously donated three Aquaponics systems. The systems included the aquariums, seeds for planting and fish! Classrooms have enjoyed naming their fish and learning to care for them, exploring how to grow microgreens using aquaponics and a 2/3 class at Lincoln STEM harvested and made three different recipes using the microgreens this week! They enjoyed a radish microgreen salad, pineapple and wheatgrass smoothies and an avocado and pea shoot bagel sandwich. A BIG thank you for the gracious donation of these systems that are bringing real-life learning into our classrooms!
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lincoln STEM wants to show their true appreciation to educator and author Mary Tellefson and their amazing PTO by giving them another shout out! Lincoln STEM 4/5 students participated in a variety of simulations using technology to learn and build empathy for people with blindness. They learned how to properly guide a blind person, use a braille machine, decode the braille alphabet, and how to use their other four senses to learn about the world. A huge thank you to the Lincoln STEM PTO for funding a big autographed book give away! 📖
Our #WatertownWay paraprofessionals are simply the best! Help us celebrate them today - it's Paraprofessional Appreciation Day!
April's Feeding America event will be held this Friday, April 8 beginning at 3:30 p.m. at Watertown High School. All WUSD families in need are invited to attend this event free of charge.
Just a reminder that the 2022 Spring Election for WUSD Board of Education candidates is TODAY! 🗳️ There are four seats available on the WUSD Board of Education, with six candidates appearing on the ballot: Lori Holland David Schroeder (Incumbent) Craig M. Wortman Paul Van Den Langenberg (Incumbent) Chad Bailey (Withdrew Candidacy) Mike Higgins *Vote for not more than four (4) Get out and vote! ☑️
It's School Librarian Appreciation Day! Thank you to our incredible #WatertownWay library/media specialists and support staff! We appreciate all that you do!
The 2022 Spring Election for WUSD Board of Education candidates will occur on Tuesday, April 5, 2022! 🗳️ There are four seats available on the WUSD Board of Education, with six candidates appearing on the ballot: Lori Holland David Schroeder (Incumbent) Craig M. Wortman Paul Van Den Langenberg (Incumbent) Chad Bailey (Withdrew Candidacy) Mike Higgins *Vote for not more than four (4) Good luck to all of our candidates!
Grade 2/3 students at Lincoln STEM Elementary got in on the March Madness fun with their annual Math Fact Shoot-Out! The top students in each classroom went head-to-head against each other in the championship while their classmates cheered them on! The winners in each grade level won a basketball signed by their classmates! How fun! #WatertownWay