Monday, April 2, 2012
Dozens of students at the middle school excelled in the second term.
[Updated April 3, 10:35 a.m. Note: The link to the WMS honor roll has been updated, please see the Second Term Honor Roll, below] The list of students on the Watertown Middle School's honor roll stretches on and on, as dozens of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders excelled in the classroom during the first term. Watertown Splash, the Watertown Middle School newspaper, compiled a list of the students who got high honors, honors or honorable mention. You can see the complete WMS honor roll on the Watertown Splash website.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The school's annual Pennies for Patients drive raised money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Over a three week period, students and staff at Watertown Middle School raised more than $28,000 to go toward cancer research. The middle school will donate the money to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, according to Watertown Splash, the middle school's newspaper. Last year the school raised nearly $29,000, and for seventh year in a row, Watertown Middle School raised the most money in the Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire. The money raised was also the fifth highest out of 32,000 school across the country. Read more in the Watertown Splash article.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Principal Kimo Carter said he believes he can find chaperones if the teachers cannot go due to their contract dispute.
Watertown Middle School’s eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C., will likely go ahead, whether or not the teachers go along as chaperones, said WMS Principal Kimo Carter. The annual trip has been threatened because teachers, who usually serve as chaperones, will not go if the teachers’ contract is not settled by the time the trip occurs in June. Carter said he was able to find enough people outside of the union to come along on the trip. “We have enough people to push forward so parents can pay deposits,” Carter said. “I think it will end up working out OK even if teachers can’t go.” Carter estimates he will need 16 to 18 chaperones – one for every 10 students – and he could get them by finding principals, administrators and central office…
Saturday, March 17, 2012
The Watertown Middle School newspaper is running the annual Splash of Flavor contest.
Watertown Middle School students have set out to find the tastiest, most delectable dish in town, and they want you to help them choose it. The staff at Watertown Splash, the middle school's newspaper, selected 20 dishes to choose from in the Splash of Flavor contest. Most come from Watertown eateries, but a few in neighboring towns. Among the nominees are the Gobi Manchurian at Red Lentil, the grilled cheese at The Diner at 11 North Beacon and lasagna at The Upper Crust. The complete list can be found in the story on the Splash website. Voting will be open until March 19. If you want to cast your vote, you can go do so here.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The eighth-grade class president asked the School Committee, teachers to settle contract so the trip will not be cancelled.
Eighth-grade class president Julia Harrington heard great stories about the middle school trip to Washington, D.C., when her sister went, but she told the School Committee Monday she worries that she won't get to go on the trip because of the standoff with the Watertown teachers' contract. The annual trip taken by Watertown Middle School eighth-graders occurs near the end of the school year, and it is led by teachers from the school. Teachers, however, are not participating in field trips as part of a protest by the Watertown Educators Association for not having contract for more than a year and a half. Several middle school students and their parents showed up at Monday's meeting to hear about the decision on the DC trip, and Harrington …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Students and staff at the middle school got a chance to dress up during the annual spirit week and Watertown Splash caught some of them on camera.
Students wearing pajamas to school, teachers wearing whacky hats – no it's not some teen movie, it's just spirit week at Watertown Middle School. Each day during the week had a different theme, including Decades Day when each grade got to dress like they were in a different decade and sports jersey day, reports Watertown Splash, the WMS newspaper. Some people went all out, and to see some of them check out the story on Watertown Splash's website.
Friday, February 10, 2012
WMS is one of 20 schools chosen for grants to help their musical productions, Watertown Splash reports.
Watertown Middle School's spring musical will get a boost from NBC's new musical drama "Smash" and preparations for the production will be featured during broadcasts of the show. Watertown Splash, the WMS student newspaper, reports that chorus/theater teacher Abby Casey applied for the grant, and the middle school was one of the lucky 20 schools nationally picked to be part of the grant program. "Smash" and iTheatrics of New York City will come in with equipment, props, and costumes, Splash reports. Rehersals will be taped and footage will be will be shown during commercial breaks of “Smash.” Read more in the Watertown Splash story.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The Watertown team missed out on the honor over the weekend due to a miscalculation, but received the trophy Monday.
Patience was a virtue for Watertown Middle School's Quiz Bowl team, which got the first place trophy at Monday's School Committee meeting having been left out of the celebration over the weekend due to a miscalculation. The competition, held at Malden Catholic High School, tests student's knowledge of the Massachusetts State Frameworks, said Kara Conceison, a sixth-grade English teacher and team moderator. Watertown's MC division team got the high score in the preliminary compeition, but due to a mistake in the calculations the WMS students did not get to compete in the finals, which includes the top three teams. The team members are eighth graders Jeremy Holt and Cris Patvakanian; seventh graders Danielle Schwalm, Julia Moynihan, Ben …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The puppet theater presents fairy tales and other stories for children of all ages. They will perform at Watertown Middle School on Feb. 5.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The following announcement was sent out by Puppet Theatre of Armenia: The Puppet Theatre of Armenia will perform at Watertown Middle School on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 3 p.m. This internationally renown puppet theatre reveals the mystic world of fairy tales with joy and wisdom performed by puppets that bring delight to children of all ages. This performance will feature one 15 minute show in Armenian, a feature length show in English and a concert of Armenian music with the puppets. The Puppet Theatre was first established in 1935, and has performed around the world. The show is sponsored by the Ereboubi Saturday School and Amaras Art Alliance of Watertown. Tickets are $15 for children 16 and under; and $25 for adults. Tickets may be purchased …
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Watertown Middle School is hosting the course which is open to open to students from Watertown and beyond.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Sure, it’s summer and students are off doing something fun, likely involving sunshine and lots of running. There are alternatives to playing outside — a new writing course being offered to area students. Watertown Middle School will host a new one-week writing course in August to help students boost their non-fiction writing skills, according to John Vitti who supervises both the Cunniff and Watertown Middle School student newspapers. Lessons learned could help students with their academic work, he said in an announcement. There is open to Watertown students as well as students form surrounding towns. The course will run from Aug. 15 -19 at the middle school. The first session is open to younger students and will be held from 8:30 a.m. to …