Watertown-Mayer Public Schools

Royal News!
September 2014
Off to a Great Start!
Welcome back to all of our returning staff and students and welcome to those of you who are new to our wonderful Royal community!

We look forward to another exciting year of building strong connections, both personally and academically.

Only one week left to participate in the W-M Community Survey! If you are 18 years old or older, please share your opinion by filling out our online survey.

The results of the 12-question survey will help administrators understand community perception and priorities. The survey, which is also posted on the school district homepage, will remain open until September 15. All responses are anonymous.
Upcoming Royal Athletics
W-M athletes have been competing tough, as fall athletic schedules have reached mid-season. Don't wait to cheer on our Royal sports stars!
Upcoming Varsity Events:
  • Girls soccer: Thur, Sep 11, 4:30 pm, @ PACT Charter School
  • Girls swimming: Thur, Sep 11, 6:00 pm, @ Litchfield
  • Volleyball: Thur, Sep 11, 7:15 pm, @ Home vs. Le-Sueur Henderson
  • Football: Fri, Sep 12, 7:00 pm, @ Home vs. Sibley East
  • Boys soccer: Mon, Sep 13, 3:00 pm, @ Heritage Christian Academy
  • Cross country: Tue, Sep 16, 4:00 pm @ Waconia
    Don't mess with the Royal volleyball C squad!
    Super Learning
     It's a bird! It's a plane! It's SU-PER Kindergarteners and Pre-schoolers!
    Over the summer, the Primary School transformed into Superhero Headquarters! Watertown-Mayer's youngest students look forward to a year filled with awesome adventures as they work to boost their superpowers.

    Hot Off the Press!

    Check your mailbox for the Fall 2014 Community Education catalog or sneak a peak at the online edition!

    The catalog includes upcoming community events, Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) opportunities, Rec Zone hours and details about our Kids' Company childcare program.

    Community education also offers a great variety of classes for all ages including yoga, swimming, belly dancing, dog obedience, cake decorating, guitar lessons, extreme Legos and so much more. 
    Behind the Scenes
    Behind The Scenes Enrichment is looking for students interested in learning the ins and outs of the Performing Arts Center, as well as becoming webcasters for the High School Cube at school events.

    BTS meets during second block enrichment the second Wednesday of the month. High School students will work at both school and professional events. They will learn abut lighting, sound, set construction, and have the opportunity to usher for concerts, plays and much more. Interested students should contact Joyce Peterson for more information.
    Hitting the Ground Running
    The cross country team is off to a great start with 42 total runners, including 17 new faces. In his 40th year as a cross country coach, Coach Rich Winter is waiting to see which new runners will step up to replace the alumni. Should be a great season! Run fast Royals! Special thanks to W-M alum Laura Hertzog for the great photos!

    Team gathers at the season kick-off jamboree.
    The fog won't slow these girls down!


    Upcoming PAC Events
    Caitlin Marion
    River City Theatre Company's production of Cinderella
    Sept. 12 and 13 at 7:00 pm
    Sept. 14 at 2:00 pm
    Adults $6, Students and Seniors $5
    Available at the door

    Bavarian Musicmeisters Live in Concert
    Sunday, Sept. 21 at 2:00 pm
    Adults $7, students $5

    Cirque De Watertown
    Sean Emery
    Featuring comedic juggler, Sean Emery, Aerialist and contortionist Caitlin Marion, and Illusionist, Sean-Paul with his wife Juliane and Capuchin monkey.
    Saturday, September 27 at 7:30 pm.
    Adults $20, students $15
    Sean Emery will also be giving the elementary school a sneak peak performance on September 25.
    Watertown-Mayer Fall Musical: Pippin
    Auditions for the fall musical Pippin will be held in the choir room on Tuesday, September 9 at 6:30 pm and September 10 at 3:00 pm.
    Auditions are open to students in grades 8 through 12.
    Performance dates are November 13, 14 and 15.
    For more information contact Joyce Peterson.
    FFA at the Fair
    Our W-M FFA students and their families stayed busy this summer with many projects including selling pork burgers and showing animals at the Carver County Fair.

    Did you see W-M senior Michael Burns at the State Fair? He spent several days promoting animal agriculture by volunteering in the popular CHS Miracle of Birth Center.   


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    Royal News celebrates the amazing things happening in our W-M community. If you have something to celebrate, please send a photo and a few sentences about your event/activity to royalnews@wm.k12.mn.us.

    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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