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Watertown Schools Land More than $100,000 in Grants

Money will go toward equipment for math and science classes and to develop teacher evaluation frameworks.

Watertown High School will get $100,000 in science and math equipment.
Watertown High School will get $100,000 in science and math equipment.
The Watertown Public Schools recently received two grants worth $135,000.

Watertown High School received a grant for nearly $100,000 in equipment for science and math classes from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. 

The majority of the money will be spent on nine interactive white boards and nine projectors for teachers to use in the classroom, said Lynsey Kraemer, the Grades 6-12 science coordinator.

Other items that will be purchased include new graphing calculators for math classes an equipment for classrooms damaged last year when a pipe broke at Watertown High School.

WHS teachers heard about the grant from new Headmaster Shirley Lundberg, who applied for it at her former school, Assabet Valley Regional Technical School. Only 35of the 56 schools that applied received the grant.

The district also received $35,000 to help teachers design courses to meet the state's curriculum frameworks and implement a new teacher evaluation frameworks, said Allison Donovan, the district elementary curriculum coordinator. 

Some of the money will go toward stipends for 16 teachers and $10,000 will go toward materials.

The money was awarded by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 

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