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Royal Robotics
Thanks to a generous donation from a community member, our first-ever WMHS robotics season is in full swing! Follow their adventures on Twitter @RoboticsWM and contact Mr. Bosquez ( jeremy.bosquez@wm.k12.mn.us ) if you would like to volunteer as a mentor!
Middle School Electives
Our school district is committed to expanding opportunities for our students to explore their interests and passions. Our middle school students are enjoying elective classes this year that include sculpture, sewing, entrepreneurship and engineering.
Winter Recess is the Best!
Our elementary school students love their winter playground!
High School Registration Info Session
It's registration time for freshman, sophomores and juniors! 

To help our students and their families navigate registration decisions, we're hosting an information night on January 21 from 6pm - 7:30pm. We'll address these frequently asked questions during 5 sessions:

  • What are the benefits of College in the Schools (CIS) credits?

  • What options do students have after high school and how parents can help?

  • Which math classes are best for my child?

  • What's included in the work experience and mentorship programs?

  • My child will be a sophomore, what should they do next?

Each of the 5 sessions will last 30 minutes and all 5 sessions will repeat every 30 minutes from 6-7:30 pm to allow to you attend up to three sessions. If you would like to attend these informational sessions, please register by filling out this form.  

If you have any questions or are unable to attend these meetings but would still like the information, please email Bob Hennen (bhennen@wm.k12.mn.us), Katie Stifter (kstifter@wm.k12.mn.us), or Tim Singer-Towns (tim.singer-towns@wm.k12.mn.us). 
ECFE Classes
Winter Early Childhood Family Education classes are beginning! Join us for Baby and Me, Little Night Owls, Mini Royals, Parent Education and much, much more!

There's still time to register! Call 952-955-0289 or visit wm.ce.eleyo.com.
Community Dinner for Seniors
The annual senior dinner was a huge success and a wonderful celebration of community!

The Watertown Commission on Aging brings together city employees, school employees, WMHS band, WM FFA, the Watertown Lions Club, Marketplace Foods and more to provide a wonderful meal and festive entertainment for local seniors.
Math Meet Success
During a recent middle school math meet, Logan Bimberg took 2nd in the individual rankings and the WMMS team took 3rd! Good luck to our mathletes and Coach Anez as they cruise through their remaining competitions.
Kindergarten Parent Preview
Attention parents of incoming kindergartners!

It's time to register for kindergarten! Join us Thursday, January 17 from 6pm - 7pm at the elementary school to learn about the kindergarten experience, meet teachers and staff, and get your questions answered.

If you are unable to attend or have not received your kindergarten registration packet, please call the elementary school (952-955-0300).
Be Informed
You can learn a lot about WM school district policies, success stories and challenges by attending a school board meeting. There is also structured time for public comment for your opinions to be shared with the board.

Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month at the Watertown Community Center at 6:00. All are welcome!

Can't make it to a school board meeting? Check out the school board webpage for videos of meetings and more information. #beinformed
Elementary School STEM Challenge
Students in Mrs. Boerner's second grade class were challenged to build a bridge or structure using gumdrops and toothpicks. Our students used innovation, teamwork and problem-solving skills to build their structures while exploring science, technology, engineering and math.
Upcoming Activities
Royal winter activity season is well underway! Get to a game, match, competition or meet and show your Royal pride!


  • Girls' Hockey: Tues Jan 15, 7pm vs Orono @ Thaler Hockey Arena
  • Boys' Basketball: Tues Jan 15, 7pm vs Litchfield @ WMHS
  • Unified Basketball: Weds Jan 16, 6pm @ WMHS Aux Gym
  • Gymnastics: Thurs Jan 17, 6pm vs Annandale & Orono @ WMHS
  • Dance Team: Thurs Jan 17, 7pm @ Mayer Lutheran
  • Academic Challenge: Sat Jan 19, 9am @ Elk River
  • Speech: Sat Jan 19, 9am @ Mound Westonka
  • Mock Trial: Tues Jan 22, 9:00am vs STMA @ Carver County Courthouse
  • Boys' Swimming & Diving: Tues Jan 22, 6pm vs Montevideo @ Delano
  • Girls' Basketball: Tues Jan 22, 7pm vs Mound Westonka @ WMHS
  • Wrestling: Fri Jan 24, 6pm vs Delano @ WMHS


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.
Celebrating Student Leaders
Congratulations to Will Elskamp and Leah Vraspir, our WM nominees for the Triple A Award!

The Triple A Award is sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League and recognizes high school seniors who have a “B” or better grade point average and who participate in league-sponsored athletic and fine arts activities.

Congrats also to Seth Juncewski and Grace Hertzog, our WM nominees for the ExCEL award!

The ExCEL award is also sponsored by the Minnesota State
High School League and recognizes Minnesota high school juniors who participate in school activities, show leadership qualities and volunteer in their community
Mystery Pic Reveal
Last month we asked you to name these three wrestlers who earned first place finishes at the Glencoe-Silver Lake tournament.

Correct answer: Will Elskamp, Austin Gabbert and Carter Entinger.

Congrats to Jack Entinger, Maggie McCabe and Isaiah Mead who were the first of many to email the correct answers!
This Month's Mystery Pic
Do you know which classroom these students are in and which song they are singing?

Send your guesses to royalnews@wm.k12.mn.us
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WMPS: Watertown-Mayer Primary School, 313 Angel Ave NW, Watertown, MN 55388, 952-955-0280
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