WMS Community Bulletin 9-30-19


Watertown Middle School 2019-2020

Hello Watertown Middle School Community,

Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Happy October!

Here are some important upcoming dates:

October 2 - School Site Council meeting 7:00 pm

October 7 - Open House at WHS for WMS families

October 10 - Cluster 5 Field Trip

October 11 - Cluster 6 Field Trip

October 14 - NO SCHOOL

October 16 - Early Release Day - 12:30 pm dismissal

October 16 - PTO meeting - WMS Library - 7:00 pm

October 18 - School Dance

October 21-25 - STEM Week

October 21 - School Committee Meeting

October 29 - Anti-Bias Coalition Dinner and Speaker

October 30 - WMS School Picture Makeup Day


Monday, Sept. 30 - B day

Tuesday, Oct. 1 - A day

Wednesday, Oct. 2 - B day

Thursday, Oct. 3 - A Day

Friday, Oct. 4 - B Day

Monday, Oct. 7 - A day

Tuesday, Oct. 8 - B day

Wednesday, Oct. 9 - A day

Thursday, Oct. 10 - B day

Friday, Oct. 11 - A day

Monday, Oct. 14 - No School

Tuesday, Oct. 15 - B day

Wednesday, Oct. 16 - A day - Early Release Day - 12:30 pm

Thursday, Oct. 17 - B day

Friday, Oct. 18 - A day

Monday, Oct. 21 - B day

Tuesday, Oct. 22 - A day

Wednesday, Oct. 23 - B day

Thursday, Oct. 24 - A day

Friday, Oct. 25 - B day

Monday, Oct. 28 - A day

Tuesday, Oct. 29 - B day

Wednesday, Oct. 30 - A day

Thursday, Oct. 31 - B day

Friday, Nov. 1 - A day

WMS Forges an Exciting Partnership with the Sasaki Foundation and American Student Assistance!

Please see the two attachments below to read about an excellent design mentorship opportunity for 8th graders!

Sasaki Foundation Design Mentorship Program Flyer

Sasaki Foundation Design Mentorship Program Description

Any 8th graders who are interested in interviewing should give their names to Ms. Martin or Mr. Schmidt by Friday, October 4th. Interviews will take place early next week (although the flyer states October 3 or 4).

WHS Open House for WMS Families

Monday, October 7, 2019

6:00 - 8:30 pm

Come see all that WHS has to offer!

Click HERE for the Informational Flyer

Watertown Talks Equity: Getting Comfortable with Discomfort

An evening to come together to talk about race, bias, and equity in Watertown

Sponsored by the Watertown Anti-Bias Coalition

*** Dr. Darnisa Amante ***

October 29, 2019

Watertown Middle School Auditorium

5:30 dinner, 6:00 event

5:30-6:00 pm Free family-style dinner

6:00 pm What is the Anti-Bias Coalition all about?

6:15 pm Dr. Darnisa Amante shares her thoughts about how we as a community can dig deeply into the issues of race, bias, and equity

7:00 pm Table talk: What brings you here?

7:30 pm Q & A

Hope to see you there!

After School Programs at WMS

After School Programs at WMS will be starting on Monday, September 23rd. Flyers will be going home with students, or you may view the offerings HERE. There are many great ones to choose from!

Late buses will leave at 4:30 pm and run from Monday-Thursday. Students do not need a bus pass to ride the late bus.

Remember also to check out all of the terrific programs at Watertown Recreation:

The Watertown Recreation Department offers many programs for students of all ages. Programs and information are available on the Watertown Recreation link found on the Town website – http://www.recreation.watertown-ma.gov/ (this link has been fixed)


Please find the details for this program at the Boy's and Girl's Club here: Girls Who Code

WMS School Site Council Meeting

Wednesday, October 2nd - 7:00 pm - WMS Library

The first meeting will be on Wednesday, October 2nd. The Watertown Middle School Site Council, composed of the principal, teachers, parents, and community members, is charged under DESE guidelines to develop and monitor the annual School Improvement Plan. The School Site Council meets monthly from October through June to oversee the school’s goals and action strategies, examine data that pertains to school improvement and create the school improvement plan for the following year. The oversight process happens in the fall (October – January) and plan development happens in the spring (February – June).

***Please email me if you are considering joining the School Site Council. I would like to gauge the interest of parents. Thank you.


The Watertown Middle School website can be found HERE

The 2019-2020 WMS Student Handbook can be found HERE

The 2019-2020 Student and Parent Rights and Responsibilities Handbook can be found HERE

Classroom Supply Lists for 2019-2020 can be found HERE