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Unity Day
Royal PRIDE turned ORANGE as students and staff members across the district celebrated kindness, acceptance and inclusion on Unity Day .

Primary and middle school students pledged to "stop bullying one step at a time." Orange paper feet with messages about kindness and standing up for others lined the hallways in both buildings.

´╗┐Other festivities around the district included pinky painting, orange bracelets and positive notes to friends. Thanks to everyone who works toward the goal of making every day unity day! #unity365
Fall Musical November 15 - 17
Don't miss Once Upon a Mattress! Our annual fall musical showcases so many talented ROYALS including our actors, singers, musicians (live pit orchestra!), makeup artists, light and sound technicians, stage directors and our Behind the Scenes crew.

Performance Schedule
November 15 @ 7pm
November 16 @ 7pm
November 17 @ 2pm & 7pm
The Germans Have Arrived!
Several WM students visited their exchange partners in Lahr, Germany last summer. Now the Germans are visiting Minnesota! 

Our German guests are learning about American culture by living with WM families and attending school with their WM exchange partner. They are also enjoying several Minnesota adventures including a tour of the state capitol, a trip to a Timberwolves game and shopping at the Mall of America.
Online Registration for Winter Activities is Open!
We're gearing up for 7th - 12th grade winter sports. Register for dance, basketball, gymnastics, hockey, wrestling or boys' swimming & diving. Even if practices have started, you still have time to sign up!

Get start dates, coach contact info and the registration link here: https://www.wm.k12.mn.us/page/5973
Register for the WMHS Robotics Team
Thanks to a generous donation from a community member, WMHS will sponsor a FIRST Robotics team this year!

Registration is now open! Early season events start November 17. You'll find robotics in the year-round events section when you register through the activities and athletics system. Contact Mr. Bosquez for more information.

Learn more about the FIRST robotics program by watching this documentary short trailer about a robotics team from Greenbush, MN or by checking out the FIRST robotics website .

Below: Our middle school FIRST Lego League team is already hard at work building their space vehicles for their Into Orbit challenge.
Volleyball Sections Start at HOME!
Get ready to pack the stands and cheer on the the #1 seeded 5AA WM Royals Volleyball team!

Game one for the Royals starts at 7pm October 30 at HOME.

#makeitreign

Cross Country State Meet
Good luck to Will Elskamp who will represent WM at the state cross country meet at 1pm November 3 at St. Olaf! 

He qualified for the STATE cross country meet with a personal best 16:59 5K at sections.

#welovetowatchyourun
Swimming Sections
Our girls' swimming team will dive into section competition at 5pm November 8 at Hutchinson Middle School.

Pack the pool to show your support!

#GoWMRoyals
Fall Sports Round-Up
The fall season isn't over yet, but we want to thank all of our student athletes, coaches and managers for so many great memories. #welovetowatchyouplay
Infant and Toddler Care Coming to WM
Community Education and Kids' Company received official approval from the school board to move forward with plans to offer infant and toddler care at the primary school starting in late spring 2019.

Call the Community Education office at 952-955-0280 for more information.
Shaping The Future of WM Schools
Our school district is entering into exciting work to shape the future of our schools.

Stakeholders from across the district, including parents, school district staff, students and representatives from our local business communities, have been invited to participate on the WM Profile of a Graduate Committee. 
The committee will collaboratively research the knowledge and skills our students need to be successful in their lives beyond our schools. The committee will then create a Profile of a Watertown Mayer Graduate that will support the development of local standards to guide curriculum and instructional practice.

You can learn more about the work of the WM Profile of a Graduate Committee by contacting Superintendent Wilke at ron.wilke@wm.k12.mn.us or 952-955-0480.
Preschool Visitors
Ms. Karilyn's Young Royals preschool class had 3 surprise visitors in September...Monarch butterflies! A friend in the class had been raising them at home and wanted to share the experience.

Students had the opportunity to observe the butterflies as they hung upside and moved around in their cage. At the end of the day, the students released them one by one, waving goodbye and wishing them luck on their new journey!
Parent's Night Out
Need a night out? WMHS National Honor Society students will entertain your children (ages 3 - 11) with fun and games on Friday, November 30 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!
Sharing our Story
U.S. Congressman Tom Emmer recently toured WMHS and met with several staff members to discuss topics including career and technical education, special education and CIS (College in the Schools) classes. 
Mystery Pic
Which three WM teachers recently received awards for educational excellence and leadership?

Send your guesses to royalnews@wm.k12.mn.us

Double points if you spell the male teacher's last name correctly!
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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