Cluster 5

Weekly Schedule, Assignments and News

BUY YOUR YEARBOOK BEFORE MAY 6

Mr. Skop and the Yearbook Committee are putting the finishing touches on an awesome yearbook for this year - and what a year to remember! Get it BEFORE MAY 6 Here is the ordering information: ID code 7822620 $25

Schedule, Routine and Assignments

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1207qBPGWW9jSipMKw6Emf6pOkpct90h9UnpCq9cnjFk/edit?usp=sharing


Reminder - You can check assignments for next week over the weekend - if you want to see what we are doing for the following week. Also, assignments never go away, they just move to the bottom!

This week's schedule is a cool blue!

Week of MAY 4 - 8

Hey, Cluster 5 - we have been having such great attendance in Zooms!

We love to see your faces - we really miss you! So go find a wall, dress in Green, and play with the screen!


The Zoom meetings / Community meetings have been going well, but Ms. Martin wanted to emphasize that school appropriate behavior is STILL the expectation at all times and that student safety is at the forefront of our minds. Please remember to sign in to Zoom using your first and last name. If you do not, you might not be admitted to the class and will receive no credit for the class. If there is a security issue with using their first and last names, please contact the teacher, Mr. Cloherty, Mr. Del Porto, or Ms. Martin. We want to keep all students safe and ensure that only WMS students are present during Zoom meetings.


Also - Progress reports are coming out soon, so please be sure to complete and submitted all of your work! We can't give you credit for it if you don't submit it!

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Course Verification Sheets - Check your email!

You all should have received the following message:


Hello XXX,

Preliminary course requests for the 2020-2021 school year, based on teacher recommendations as of April 17th, have been loaded in PowerSchool and are now available through the Student Portal. A link to the portal, as well as your individual credentials, are below.

Student: XXX
Username:
Password:
Portal URL: https://powerschl.watertown.k12.ma.us/

After logging in, click on the "Class Registration" option in the lefthand "Navigation" bar to view your current requests. These need to be accessed through a web browser (Chrome, Safari, etc.), not the PowerSchool mobile app.

By April 29, please complete the Elective Selection Google Form (sent to you via email). We'll be inputting these requests in early May. We will inform you when those requests have been updated and you are able to view all your course requests for the 2020-21 school year in PowerSchool.


Your complete list of requests will be reviewed by your guidance counselor to ensure you are on track with your graduation requirements and credits. If you have questions about current course recommendations, please begin by speaking with your current teachers. If you have general questions about the course selection process, please contact your guidance counselor or visit the resources at: https://sites.google.com/a/watertown.k12.ma.us/whs-guidance/resources/course-selection

The Virtual Program of Studies Nights videos are online at: https://sites.google.com/watertown.k12.ma.us/whsprogramofstudies/home

For information about our NEW Chapter 74 Engineering Technology Pathway, visit https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ov3CN2_6yKqbWs5dFEkhVV_GCuDHUbxO/view

If you are having trouble accessing the PowerSchool Portal with your username and password, please contact Linda Tracy (linda.tracy@watertown.k12.ma.us).

Be well,

Shirley Lundberg, WHS Principal
Adrienne Eaton, Lead Guidance Counselor

Family Technology Support

Do you have technology-related questions? Email Ms. maroniwagner so that the Digital Learning & IT team can help address your questions. Please join us for the Family Educational Technology Support Sessions.

Link to Zoom tutorials

Want to learn how to Zoom?

Meals

Monday, April 27th, 11am to Tuesday, June 16th, 1pm

50 Columbia Street

Watertown, MA

Meals will be served Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the faculty parking lot at the high school. If you are not able to pick up at that time send an email to lunch_line@watertown.k12.ma.us

Art Lessons!

Check out Ms. Stern's art lessons that anyone (regardless of if they have art this term or not) is welcome to check out on the distance learning page:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wP64-yHkVpjXCJnayMU0yOEOiXjFAHa7yqkC4wSJHHw/edit

**That also has the Google Classroom Codes for Students to join the Google Classroom of their Grade if they want MORE art options.

WMS Virtual Library

The WMS Virtual Library Has Been Updated!

  • Need help finding a book? Have a tech question? Just want to chat? Come hang out with Ms. Maroni-Wagner during Virtual Library Drop-In Hours! Every Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30-1:30 pm.
  • Want to start a book club, or read a book with your friends? In the Other eBooks & Audiobooks section are several websites that have eBooks/audiobook titles, do not require an account, and allow simultaneous checkouts (everyone could read the same book, at the same time)!
  • An alternative to reading an eBook or audiobook is listening to a podcast! Go to the Really Cool Podcasts section for podcasts recommended for middle schoolers. Each podcast episode is between roughly 10 and 18 minutes long.

As always, if you are having trouble finding a book or have a tech question, feel free to reach out to Ms. Maroni-Wagner at leah.maroniwagner@watertown.k12.ma.us.

Social and Emotional Learning

AT HOME RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS/GUARDIANS SEL is how children and adults learn to understand and manage emotions, set goals, show empathy for others, establish positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.