Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The students behind the fundraiser gave the check to the One Fund on Wednesday.
What started as an idea among a group of girls at Watertown High School turned into a huge fund raiser that brought in $10,000 to help victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings. Shortly after the bombings and the capture of the bombing suspects in Watertown, a group of WHS students decided they wanted to do something to help. "We were sitting in class and we wanted to do something, so we put it on Facebook and it blew up," said junior Gabriella Coppola. Around 2,000 fans liked the idea on Facebook so they decided to put on a day of fun, food and fund raising at Victory Field on May 5. Approximately 1,000 people showed up, mostly from Watertown, but also from other communities. "There is a picture from the bleachers at Vic (Victory Field) and…
Monday, June 10, 2013
See details of the 35th class reunion, which is coming up this fall.
Hey, Class of 1978, your reunion is coming up in November! The 35th reunion for the class will be held Friday, Nov. 29 at The Talk restaurant, from 7 p.m to 1 a.m. Tickets cost $50 per person, and that includes heavy appitizers and entertainment from a DJ. Prices go up after Labor Day to $60. No tickets will be sent out, but a list will be kept at the door. No tickets will be sold at the door. Checks can me made to Joan Prendergast and send to Sue Hegarty Johnson, 38 Bent Road, Sudbury, MA 01776. Please include your email address with the check so confirmations can be sent out. The first 10 ticket buyers will get a " Watertown Strong " T-shirt at the reunion.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
The seniors received their degrees Friday evening at the Watertown High School Gym.
The rainy weather drove the Watertown High School graduation ceremony inside but it could not dampen the spirits of the Class of 2013. The 179 members of the senior class received their diplomas at the WHS Gymnasium with hundred of family and friends cheering them on. See the video highlights and photos of the festivities above.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Shirley Lundberg will take over as headmaster at WHS in the fall.
Shirley Lundberg, the new headmaster at Watertown High School, was introduced at Monday's School Committee meeting. Lundberg will take over the top position at Watertown High School in the fall after current Headmaster Steve Watson leaves at the end of the school year. Superintendent Jean Fitzgerald announced the appointment Monday night. Lundberg comes to Watertown High School from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough, where she is the director of academics. She also serves on the School Committee for the Northborough Schools and Algonquin Regional High School, which serves Northborough and Southborough. Follow Patch for more details about Watertown High School's new headmaster.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The candidates will be at the high school Tuesday night.
Parents can meet the finalists for the Watertown High School head master position when they are at the school on Tuesday, May 14. The district is searching for a replacement for Steve Watson, who will leave the school at the end of the school year to become a pastor at a church in Cambridge. The finalists were chosen from applicants that were screened by a committee of parents, teachers and administors. They will be at the high school Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the high school Lecture Hall on the second floor of the school. The high school head master is just one position being filled this year. The Hosmer School is also seaching for a new principal.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Watertown High School's third quarter honor roll has been released.
The following Watertown High School students made the grade to make the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2012-13 school year. High Honors Ninth Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade Honors Ninth Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked the high schools nationally, but the criteria they used leaves Watertown High School off of their list. The school also missed the rankings in the top 500 nationally by US News, and the school district fell outside Boston Magazine's top 20 list. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about the ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging…
Friday, April 5, 2013
The Arabic instructor comes to town through a program run by the U.S. State Department.
Watertown High School will add a new class foreign language next year - Arabic. The teacher, who will also teach some intro classes at the middle school, comes to Egypt via a U.S. State Department's Teachers of Critical Languages Program. She will be in Watertown for a year, and her salary will be taken care of by the State Department, said Watertown High School Headmaster Steve Watson. "We have a unique opportunity," Watson told the School Committee. "We do not normally get a free teacher for a year." Watson received the good news on Monday. "I have never gotten a letter from the State Department before," Watson said. Since 2006, Critical Languages Program has matched 151 teachers of Arabic and Mandarin with schools in 30 states, …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Here are several ways you can make sure your sports teams are highlighted on Watertown Patch this season.
Spring sports at Watertown High School are set to begin the first week of April with many teams looking to build on their success in 2012. Around town, youth sports are also underway and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights from this spring with the community. We are looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are ready, willing and able to show their team spirit on Watertown Patch. News about any team -- high school, middle school, youth teams, etc. – is welcome! Here's how you can share news about your sports team this fall: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and players with …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Sara Berkowitz shares the experiences of students from the week long event at WHS.
Thursday, March 21
“Welcome to SPEAK Week!” exclaimed Watertown Youth Coalition Peer Leaders on Monday morning, March 11th. For the second year in a row, the Watertown Youth Coalition (WYC) Peer Leaders have teamed up with WHS Armenian Club, International Club and Gay-Straight Alliance to allow the school community to Share Personal Experiences and Knowledge (SPEAK). Peer Leader Zac highlighted the importance of SPEAK week by saying that “it shows how diverse our school is in a really great way.” International club members Amira, Farah and Amir said they like SPEAK week because “it is good for the school to learn about other cultures and languages.” Their advisor and teacher Nyssa Patten elaborated with, “SPEAK week provides an opportunity for many groups …