Watertown-Mayer Public Schools

Royal News!
January 2015
       
Superintendent Search
 
The School Board would like students, parents, staff and community members to participate in the search process for our new superintendent.

Here's how you can participate: 
  1. Help the School Board identify the characteristics of the new superintendent by filling out the superintendent search survey
  2. Become a focus group member. Contact Colleen Hoffman by Tuesday, January 13 if you would like to help the school board build the candidate profile and interview the finalists.
  3. Attend the community forum on January 20 at 7:00pm in the WMHS media center to offer your input on the strengths and experience you would like a new superintendent to bring to WM.
Check out our Superintendent Search webpage to learn more about the process and the timeline.
Real World Math
Lauren Casey, WCCO meteorologist, visited the WM Math Modeling class, one of our College in the Schools courses. Ms. Casey talked about her experience of becoming a meteorologist and the use of mathematics in modeling the weather.
Saving Lives
More than 60 donors signed up to donate blood at WMHS! The student council organized the blood drive for staff and students ages 16 and over. Thanks to all donors and volunteers for helping to save lives!
Students enjoy a snack after donating blood.
Student council members organized and volunteered at the blood drive.


FFA Fruit Sales
Thirty-eight Watertown-Mayer FFA members recently blew their $16,000 goal out of the water with over $20,000 in sales for their fall fruit sale. The chapter will be having another fruit sale in February.

  

Rollin' Around
Middle school students rolled around the gym and the hallways during gym class in December. Students learned rollerblading safety and practiced their rollerblading skills. Great exercise and lots of fun! 
Upcoming Athletic Events
Home varsity sporting events: 
  • Gymnastics: Jan 9, 6:00pm vs. Mankato East, Mankato West, Waconia
  • Girls hockey: Jan 9, 7:00pm vs. Orono (Thaler Sports Center in Mound)
  • Girls basketball: Jan 9, 7:30pm vs. Le Sueur-Henderson
  • Swimming Invitational: Jan 10, 12:30pm
  • Boys hockey: Jan 13, 7:00pm vs. Holy Family (Thaler Sports Center in Mound)
  • Boys basketball: Jan 13, 7:30pm vs. Mayer Lutheran 
  • Wrestling: Jan 29, 5:00pm vs. Chanhassen, Hutchinson
Visit the school's activity calendar for more upcoming events.
 
 
Upcoming Events at the PAC
Exciting things are happening on the PAC stage in January and February!

Watertown's Got Talent and Video Contest: Saturday, January 24, 7:00pm

Hosted by the WMHS Student Council, the first half of the show will feature lip sync videos submitted by students and staff. The audience will vote at intermission for the best elementary, middle school, high school and overall videos. While the votes are being tallied during the second half, staff and students will be performing a variety of acts. Registration forms are available in the elementary, middle and high school offices. For more information email Joyce Peterson.

 

Divas On Broadway: Saturday, February 7, 7:00pm 

This show features an electrifying ensemble of singers, dancers and musicians performing Broadway favorites. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors 65+.

 

The Dallas Brass: Tuesday, February 24, 7:00pm   

Join us for an evening with a unique blend of traditional brass instruments and a full complement of drums and percussion. The Dallas Brass repertoire includes classical masterpieces, Dixieland, Swing, Broadway, Hollywood and Patriotic music. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door. For more information, contact Ian McKnight.

Packing the PAC
Choirs from grades 6-12 entertained a full house at the PAC on December 15. Directed by Mr. Ryan Werdon, the Winter Choir Concert featured 5 different choirs and included audience participation. 
WM Winter Choir Concert clips
 
Holiday Fun

WM schools spread holiday cheer throughout December with decorations, ugly sweater competitions, concerts, and more!
    
Santa Visits Primary School

Santa read the book, The Polar Express, to the Kindergarten students, then they watched the movie in their pajamas! Later that day, Coach Nace treated all the students to some indoor "bobsledding" in gym class.
Wrestling career win milestones:
Bryce Duske: 50
Jackson Sweeney: 100
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Our Mission: To create an environment where each student feels connected and experiences multiple educational opportunities that will encourage and facilitate a lifelong desire to learn.

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