Traveling School Committee Meetings
WPS STEM Week Kicks Off Tomorrow!
Beginning tomorrow, students across the Watertown Public Schools will engage in several STEM-rich experiences as part of the state-wide STEM Week. Massachusetts' STEM Week 2019 takes place from October 21st to 25th and is organized by the Executive Office of Education and the STEM Advisory Council in partnership with the state’s 9 Regional STEM Networks. The theme for the second annual statewide STEM Week is “See Yourself in STEM" with the goal of inspiring our students to consider opportunities in STEM fields in their future.
Activities during STEM-week include STEM playgrounds in which students will design and create projects by coding and using design thinking. There will also be several talks about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at all schools. Please visit our WPS STEM Week website for more information about opportunities to engage with during and beyond the STEM Week 2019.
WPS Seeks Professionals for STEM Panels During STEM Week
Are you currently working in a STEM field? Would you be interested in sharing your experience with students at Watertown Middle School or Watertown High School? Even if you don't work in a STEM field, perhaps you know someone who would want to participate.
WHS and WMS are seeking participants who work in STEM fields/industries to be part of a panel presentation. We wish to expose students to the variety of STEM/STEAM careers out there. We want them to connect their learning to authentic experiences and start dreaming of their future selves. We hope to once again gather a diverse group who work in the Boston area, many in our own community of Watertown. Students will be interested to hear what you studied in high school and beyond and how this influenced your professional pathways.
WMS STEM Panel: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9 AM – 11 AM
(two 45-minute panels)
WHS STEM Panel: Thursday, October 24, 2019 11:30 AM – 1 PM
(three ½ hour student groups)
If you are interested in being part of either of these panels, please RSVP to our Career and Technical Education (CTE) Coordinator Laura Alderson Rotondo at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (617) 926-7760.
Update from the School Building Committee Meeting
Dates for future coffees:
You are Invited: Watertown Talks Equity
Tuesday, Oct. 29th, 5:30-8pm
68 Waverley Avenue
6:00-6:15: Introduction and Invitation to the Anti-Bias Coalition: Who we are, what we do, and why
6:15-7:00: Dr. Darnisa Amante, Keynote Speaker
7:00-7:30: Table Talk: What brings you here?
7:30- Closing the evening- Questions and Takeaways
Click here for more information.
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Visting Schools- The Best Part of Being a Superintendent
The Hosmer Husky celebrates being a School of Recognition. The Hosmer was one of 67 schools across Massachusetts to be recognized, specifically for students' growth over time as demonstrated on the MCAS.
I am currently spending full days in each of the buildings. The first stop on my journey was the Hosmer, where I was warmly greeted by the Hosmer Husky.
In the fourth grade, students at the Hosmer learned about the parts of a flower, specifically a lily. Students sketched live lilies, identifying the various parts of the plant.