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Student Leaders Initiate Composting Program
Fourth and fifth grade student council members are on a mission to eliminate 90% of the trash generated during lunch.

They spent their week introducing a new composting and recycling program to all students and staff at WMES. With the help of their advisers, Ms. Renken and Ms. Singsank and the WMHS Student News crew, council members created a video to demonstrate the process.

Thank you to all who participated for sharing your talents to make our school and our world a better place!
Musical Honors
WMHS sent 10 musicians to perform with high school students from around the area for the Wright County Conference Honor Band and Choir. Congratulations on your amazing performance!
Students Promote Mental Health Awareness
The WM girls' basketball team will use their Jan 19 home game vs Litchfield to promote mental health awareness. Wear your "1 in 5, you are not alone" t-shirt and you'll get $1 off game admission.
Joe Traen Memorial Duals
Our wrestlers will use their Jan 12 home duals event to honor the memory of coach and teacher, Joe Traen.

All Royal wrestling alumni are invited to attend the matches starting at 5pm as well as a post-match gathering at B's on the River. Spread the word!
Students Demonstrate Fish and Wildlife Knowledge
Congratulations to the FFA JV Fish and Wildlife team! They finished third out of seven teams while representing the chapter at the Region VII Fish and Wildlife Career Development Event.

This was the first competition for many of these students!
Celebrating Student Leaders
Congratulations to Jack Heun and Anna Trucke, our nominees for the the Triple A Award! Congrats to Ben Hess and Leah Vraspir our nominees for the ExCEL award!

Both award programs are sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League to recognize success in academics, activities and leadership. Read more here .
5th Grade Moves to WMMS in September
Our school district is more than halfway through a  2-year reorganization plan . One large component of the plan moves 5th grade from the elementary school to the middle school. Starting in September 2018, WMMS will include grades 5 through 8.

A committee of staff, parents and community members has been working through the planning process for several months. You can see meeting agendas and a list of questions and answers about the transition  here

Please email  wm.twoyearplan@wm.k12.mn.us  or call 952-955-0480 to learn more about this committee and/or ask additional questions you may have.
Upcoming Events
  • 8th Grade Parent Meeting: Mon, Jan 15, 6pm, WMMS Media Center
  • Kindergarten Round-Up: Thurs, Jan 18, 4pm or 6pm, WMES
  • No School, Workshop Day: Fri, Jan 19
  • School Board Meeting: Mon Jan 22, 6pm, Watertown Community Center
  • Preschool Open House: Thurs, Jan 25, 5:30pm-6:30pm, WM Primary School
Upcoming Activities
Don't let the cold weather stop you from cheering on our Royals in all that they do! Get to a game, match, competition, bee, bowl or meet, and show your Royal Pride!

  • WMMS Geography Bee: Thurs Jan 11, 8:10am @ PAC
  • Mock Trial: Thurs Jan 11, 1pm @ Cambridge-Isanti County Courthouse
  • Gymnastics: Thurs Jan 11, 6pm vs New London-Spicer @ WMHS
  • Dance: Thurs Jan 11, 7pm Conference Meet @ Randolph High School
  • Boys' Basketball: Thurs Jan 11, 7pm vs Annandale @ WMHS Competition Gym
  • Wrestling: Fri Jan 12, 5pm, Joe Traen Memorial Dual @ WMHS Competition Gym
  • Academic Challenge: Sat Jan 13, 9am, @ Sauk Rapids Rice HS
  • Girls' Hockey: Tues Jan 16, 5:15pm vs Litch-DC @ Mound Thaler Hockey Arena
  • Swimming and Diving: Tues Jan 16, 6pm vs Mpls South @ WMHS Pool
  • Girls' Basketball: Tues Jan 16, 7pm vs Glencoe-Silver Lake @WMHS Competition Gym
You can see the full activity schedule by viewing the district activities calendar . When you visit the calendar, check out the menu below the calendar to set up text/email notifications.
Kindergarten Round Up
Kindergarten will be moving to the elementary school next year!

All incoming fall 2018 kindergarten families are highly encouraged to attend our Kindergarten Round-Up and Registration event on Thursday, January 18, at Watertown-Mayer Elementary School .

We will have two sessions to choose from: 4pm - 5pm and 6pm - 7pm. Visit the Kindergarten Round-Up website for more information.
Mystery Pic Reveal
Last month we asked you which Royal staff member was recently inducted into their high school Hall of Fame for athletic accomplishments especially in baseball.
This was our first ever stumper. No one emailed the correct answer! Our WM Technology Director, Mr. Dan Sieling was a three-sport athlete in high school and played baseball at the University of Minnesota.

The yellowjacket is Perham's mascot, so all Hall of Fame inductees receive a bright yellow jacket and some awesome local media coverage .
This Month's Mystery Pic
This is the original Watertown High School. Part of this building is still standing. Email royalnews@wm.k12.mn.us if you know the location of the remaining section of the old high school.
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WMPS: Watertown-Mayer Primary School, 313 Angel Ave NW, Watertown, MN 55388, 952-955-0200
WMES: Watertown-Mayer Elementary School, 500 Paul Ave, Watertown, MN 55388, 952-955-0300
WMMS: Watertown-Mayer Middle School, 1001 Hwy 25 NW, Watertown, MN 55388, 952-955-0400
WMHS: Watertown-Mayer High School, 1001 Hwy 25 NW, Watertown, MN 55388, 952-955-0600
PAC: Watertown-Mayer Performing Arts Center, 1001 Hwy 25 NW, Watertown, MN 55388, 952-955-0600