Tuesday, April 16, 2013
These students earned high honors and honors during the second term of the 2012-13 school year.
Students studies hard, took test and finished the second term at Watertown Middle School. These students were honored for achieving High Honors and Honor Roll in the second term of the 2012-13 school year, as first published by Watertown Splash, the WMS newpaper. SIXTH GRADE HIGH HONORS Joseph Biagiotti, Jimena Canales-Alfaro, Lucia Capone, Mary Cimen, Lauren Cole, David Danielian, Emily Danielian, George Darmody, Marissa Gorman, Julia Greim, Yoseph Hamad, Andrew Hayek, Catherine Holt, Christopher Iannetta, Sajjad Khan, Anush Kirakosyan, Najma Layali, Nicolas McDermott, Emma McGoldrick, Dylan McNicholas, Grace Miller, Joanna Munson-Palomba, Grace Paul, Honor Petrie, Vanessa Romero, Ruben Sara, Phoebe Sarles, Edward Seidman, Kristen Tracy…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Mike Fowlin returns to Watertown to put on his show that touches on bullying, drinking, sexual orientation and more.
Watertown will welcome back Dr. Mike Fowlin on April 22 when he will perform two of his one-man shows that tackle tough issues facing teens. He will be at Watertown Middle School to perform "You Don't Know Me 'Til You Know Me," in which he plays a variety of characters facing the types of problems that middle and high school school students encounter, including peer pressure, drinking, sexual orientation and bullying. Watertown High School junior Kelly Horan saw Fowlin a couple years ago and said he puts on quite a show. "It is really funny and also really touching," Horan said at the recent Watertown Youth Coalition's annual meeting. "A lot of students were laughing and students were crying - the same ones that were laughing earlier." …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Students and staff at WMS will try once again to be one of the top fund raisers for Pennies for Patients - an effort to stop leukemia and lymphoma.
Over the past several years, Watertown Middle School raised close to $200,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Pennies for Patients, and this week the school kicked off this year's fund-raising effort. The drive runs for three weeks, through March 18, said Sajda Abbas, the eighth-grade class president. "Last year we raised $29,000," Abbas said. "We were the highest school in the Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts region for the ninth year in a row and the third highest school in the country out of over 28,000 schools." The effort earned the school special recognition from the New England Revolution soccer team, and a chance to go on the field at Gillette Stadium. The school has plenty of inspiration to raise money. WMS physical …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The team took the title after it missed out on a shot at the title last year after an error in calculating the score last year.
Victory tasted extra sweet for Watertown Middle School's Quiz Bowl team after it missed out on a shot at the title last year due to a scoring glitch. On Jan. 26, the team of 10 middle schoolers headed to Malden Catholic for the competition and came home with the grand prize. The students answered questions about presidents, impressionists, environmental science, American playwrights, pop culture and mental math, according to Watertown Middle School social studies teacher and team leader Kara Conceison. Then they moved on to the wild card round, after which they qualified for the championship round, as one of the top three teams. That proved to the sticking point last year, but the students did not let it stop them this year. "Last year …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Debra Carolan left after working for 28 years in the Watertown Public Schools.
Watertown Middle School recently said goodbye to long-time guidance counselor Debra Carolan, who worked in the district for 28 years. The Watertown Splash, WMS's student newspaper, interviewed Carolan before she left the school in November. Carolan told Splash that she will miss the middle school and that she "enjoyed getting to know students’ strengths and weaknesses so they could work together for improvement." Before becoming a guidance counselor Carolan worked as a teacher in the Belmont, Arlington and Boson schools, according to the report. Ashley Davis was hired to take over as the eighth-grade counselor. Read the entire Watertown Splash story by clicking here.
Monday, December 31, 2012
The school released the list of students who made the honor roll during the first term.
Monday, December 31, 2012
The following list of the Watertown Middle School students who were honored for achieving High Honors and Honor Roll in the first term of the 2012-13 school year was provided by Watertown Splash, the middle school's student newpaper. SIXTH GRADE High Honors: Joseph Biagiotti, Lucia Capone, Mary Cimen, Lauren Cole, David Danielian, Emily Danielian, George Darmody, Amelia Doyle, Julia Farry, Albert Foun, Katherine Garside, Melanne Ghahraman, Marissa Gorman, Julia Greim, Marlena Hache, Yoseph Hamad, Andrew Hayek, Catherine Holt, Shannon Hughes, Christopher Iannetta, Anush Kirakosyan, Olivia Lampasona, Najma Layali, Emma McGoldrick, Dylan McNicholas, Grace Miller, Luke Murphy, Grace Paul, Zhaxi Pengmao, Honor Petrie, Ruben Sara, Phoebe …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The classic musical hits the WMS stage this week, find out more here!
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Watertown Middle School's theater program brings the beloved musical "Fiddler on the Roof" to the stage this week. The musical takes place in Tsarist Russia in 1905, and the original Broadway production, which is based on stories by Sholem Aliechem, premiered on Sept. 22, 1964 and ran about 10 years, according to the Watertown Splash - the WMS newspaper. The middle school's performance will not have such a long run, so get your tickets while you can. Fiddler will be presented Thursday, Nov. 29 and Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5. Read more about the WMS production of "Fiddler" and see photos from Watertown Splash by clicking here.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The 1988 Democratic Presidential nominee spoke with Watertown students about the 2012 elections recently.
Former Massachusetts governor and 1988 Democratic Presidential nominee Michael Dukakis met with four student journalists from Watertown recently to talk about Mitt Romney and Barack Obama as well as senate candidates Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren. Currently teaching at Northeastern University, Dukakis shared his views on a variety of issues, including education, public transportation, immigration and health care with the Watertown students. The interview appeared this week in the Watertown Splash, Watertown Middle School's student newspaper. He also talked about why he believes that Mitt Romney is having trouble gaining support in the state where he was governor, and how he thinks Elizabeth Warren can beat Scott Brown in the senate …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Dozens of Watertown Middle School students took to the field at Gillette Stadium before a recent New England Revolution soccer game.
Watertown Middle School students set a new school record by raising nearly $30,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, earning the school a trip to Gillette Stadium to be honored before a New England Revolution game. Once again, the school finished first in the region in the Pennies for Patients contest. WMS also raised the third most nationally. Watertown Splash, the WMS student newspaper, went to the game, and snapped some photos of the fun. See them on the Splash Website. Two students, who survived cancer, served as honorary captains for the soccer team. Students got the chance to go on the field, pose with players and with the Rev Girls.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Every student will be able to attend a New England Revlotion game and go on the field at halftime after WMS raised the most money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Watertown Middle Schoolers raised more than $29,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the most in the region and third most nationally, meaning the school was picked to appear at halftime of a New England Revolution soccer game with two students acting as honorary contacts. Last week, two Revolution players – midfielder Kelyn Rowe and defender Darrius Barnes – came to give the students the good news. "I love that we can celebrate your accomplishment," Barnes said. "It's wonderful what you have done." Rowe got to tell the auditorium full of kids what they had won. "I would love for you guys to come out to a game," Rowe said. "All of you are going to get to come on the field at halftime!" In addition, sixth graders Stamati Papastamatiou…