Watertown High School will continue to deliver all courses online for the remainder of this week. Students are expected to attend classes during their regularly scheduled times from home through Friday, October 2nd. Classes will resume at WHS on Monday, October 5th. Teachers will be communicating with students by Google Classroom, email, and Zoom. Students are expected to work hard each day to stay focused on their education from 8:30am to 3:30pm. Students failing to communicate with their teachers during class time will be marked absent. In summary, students are expected to be engaged in their classes in online learning for the remainder of this week. Teachers will be meeting with students during their regularly scheduled class time. Students will return to the high school on Monday, October 5th to resume classes in-person.
Due to a continued high number of COVID positive (34) and close contacts (250), Watertown High School will continue online classes for the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2. All activities will either be postponed or canceled during this week with both in-person school and activities resuming on Monday, Oct. 5. Should your child be in need of individual assistance during the week, please don't hesitate to ask. Meals can once again be picked up at the high school. We just ask that you fill out the form online at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18JUMY7hXynkVjK9EUEuLzmvbCfbShBwY_ImocdBw7bE/viewform?edit_requested=true.
The High School will dismiss school at 11AM on Friday, September 18th for homecoming. No lunches will be served. Please join us for the parade at 2PM and the football game at 7PM. There will be no homecoming dance.
WHS Students, if you purchased an Activity Calendar during Back to School Days, stop by the desk at the 5W door and pick it up.
WHS picture day is Monday! Lifetouch will be taking pictures during the school day. ALL students (grades 9 - 12) should have their picture taken, even if not purchasing pictures, we use these for ID Badges and Activity Tickets for students. Picture order forms may be picked up at the 5W door entrance.
Attn Parent: If you are completing the Free/Reduced lunch applications, at the bottom of the form, please print your name and sign and date it. This was left off the original forms you received in the mail. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have cause.
From the Watertown School District: Parents have been notified of the "Return to School Plans" in a call and text on July 17. Here is the link to the parent letter on the Watertown Webpage. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/805240/Return_to_School_Parent_Letter.pdf. Here is a link to the district's planning document, https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/805241/Return_to_School_for_Board.pdf. You can find more information at the district's Coronavirus website, https://www.watertown.k12.sd.us/o/watertown-school-district/page/covid-19-resources--13.
Summer Academy registration is open. Click on the link to register. http://wtnacademy2020.weebly.com
Congratulations Seniors, Class of 2020! We have reserved the Watertown Stadium on July 26 at 2:00pm to get together and celebrate in-person the graduating class and distribute your diplomas. There will be limited seating at this event and we need to know how many graduates are planning to attend. Please fill out the RSVP at the survey link below by June 29. Indicate if you are attending in order to help us prepare for this event. If you do not plan to attend please call the Principals Office at 882-6316 to make arrangements to pick up your diploma. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScyPdW5zvXqOre9JzTC0caI3qTgyisr5qPuxGznFqpFQTd76g/viewform?usp=sf_link (copy and paste the link in your browser or go to the HS website in the News Feed) Thank you for completing this survey! If you have
From the Watertown School District: Remodel work has begun at WHS. The high school offices can be found in the 500 hallway of WHS near the student entrance, and the district offices are now located at Garfield Elementary. This will remain in place for the summer.
From the Watertown School District: A big thank you to all of you for your work getting us through the 4th quarter. Report cards will be mailed out on Friday, May 29. A reminder that the Boys and Girls Club will be starting lunches for the summer on Tues. May 26. Watch for details on the start of school scheduled for Aug. 27. We don't know what this will look like yet, but we are anxious for a return to school this Fall. Please check out the 2020 Graduation Ceremony on Sun. May 24 at 2:00 PM. Links for viewing can be found at http://watertown.k12.sd.us. Have a great summer!!
Parade line-up begins at 6:45. Enter the HS parking lot only from Arrow Ave and follow the directions to line up. While waiting to start and during the parade you must remain in the vehicle. Do not toss anything to the crowd. Don't forget-laptop turn in Wed 8:00-7:00 for Seniors
Seniors! Parade-Wed May 20 @ 7:30 You must follow these guidelines: One vehicle per graduate Decorate the vehicle and wear cap/gown Only passenger vehicles (no semi trucks, Arrow vans, tractors, etc) Remain in the vehicle and no tossing things Smile and wave Make some noise! Dr B
All WHS Senior Graduation pics from when students walked across the stage have been emailed. Please check students email for these.
From the Watertown School District: The year is coming to a close with a materials turn-in on May 20-21. Please have the devices charged and turned on for return. Details will come from the building. Please join us in recognizing the Class of 2020 with a parade on May 20 at 7:30 PM. Graduation will be broadcast on Sunday, May 24 at 2:00 PM. Summer school will not take place until August, and Driver's Eduction will start in July. These students will be contacted separately about attendance. Thanks for all of your help. Have a great weekend!
Senior Parade! WHS Class 2020 WHS Senior Parade through Watertown-details coming soon! Sponsored by Watertown PD
From the Watertown School District: Happy Mother's Day to all our Moms!! The final materials exchange will take place at all buildings on Monday, May 11 from 8-5. We will be getting details out to families about end-of-year turn in to be held on May 20-21. Graduation ceremonies will be broadcast on Sunday, May 24 at 2:00 PM on the local Government channel, KXLG, KWAT, and Public Opinion websites. We are also aiming for an in-person graduation celebration on Sunday, July 26. Thanks again for all your help during this time. We appreciate it. Have a great weekend.
Students finish the last full week of school work by working diligently to complete all assignments. The next two Mondays are the days to return all school items May 11th or May 18th (at the latest)! All laptops must be returned May 20 & May 21 Good luck, finish strong! Dr B
From the Watertown School District: Thank you parents for filling out the survey on our Flex Learning. We appreciate the feedback. Please note that we are closing off our playground equipment according to CDC guidelines. We intend to continue the Flex Learning until Thursday, May 21. We will have another materials exchange day on Monday, May 4 from 8-5 at all buildings. Graduation details were emailed to seniors this afternoon. We still intend to recognize the Class of 2020 on Sunday, May 24 and hope for an in person ceremony in July. Have a great weekend.
Make sure to pick up your PE clothes on Monday Apr 27 or May 4 between 8:00 and 5:00. Last Mon for PE locker stuff pick up is Mon May 4. After that day items will be donated.
From the Watertown School District: We will have another materials exchange on Monday, April 27 from 8-5 at all buildings. Senior students have been surveyed about graduation, and we will make an announcement soon about the May 24 ceremony. Parents, please help us gather feedback about our flexible learning by filling out the survey at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xMsy5tXrHP91hK7R_BZoC98A-SpCw-iyMRjq-sUUxVs/edit. Please continue to take advantage of the free student lunches served daily. Have a great weekend.
From the Watertown School District: Materials Exchange will take place on Mon., April 20 from 8-5 at all buildings. The final day of school for students will be Thurs. May 21. The PACH program will no longer have a separate distribution and will instead be included in the Community Food Distribution held at the Boys & Girls Club on Thursdays at 4:00 PM. More information coming soon on graduation. Have a great weekend.
Watertown High School - PE Boys and Girls lockers have been cleaned out. All students involved should have received an email from their PE teacher. You should come and claim your items on Monday, April 20th at the Student Entrance - unclaimed items will be donated after May 11th. Other lockers (ex: wrestling, student lockers) will be cleaned at later dates and parents will be notified as to when they can be picked up.
PE Boys and Girls lockers have been cleaned out. All students involved should have received an email from their PE teacher. You should come and claim your items on Monday, April 20th at the Student Entrance - unclaimed items will be donated after May 11th. Other lockers (ex: wrestling, student lockers) will be cleaned at later dates and parents will be notified as to when they can be picked up.
From the Watertown School District: No school or lunches served on Fri. April 10 and Mon. April 13. We will continue with flex learning on Tues. April 14. Our next materials exchange will be on Mon. April 20. Thanks for your continued help with all of our school needs. One tip to keep in mind is to remember to login to the filter each day on the school device. Enjoy the long weekend.
Monday, March 30th from 9 - Noon and 1 - 4PM at the Student Entrance of WHS, seniors can pick up their Graduation Cap and Gowns (including tassels).
From the Watertown School District: Thank you for your cooperation with our materials handout on Monday. It went very well!! I also wanted to remind you of the free lunches available for K-12 students at all 5 elementary schools and the intermediate school each day. The Governor has asked all schools to close until Friday, May 1. We will remain closed to students until that time and continue to work with students through online means as we have already started. More communication will follow about turning in work and other learning elated items. All activities until May 1 will be postponed until we know more information.
Materials Pick-up at WHS There are just a few students that will need to pick up materials at WHS on Tues Mar 24. The students were notified by their teacher when and where at to pick up their materials. If students have questions, they can contact their teacher or call the WHS Office 882-6316. Thanks! Dr B
All Activities and Practices area postponed. We will be working over the next week to reschedule or cancel the postponed events. We will evaluate the upcoming events as the next few weeks unfold. Thanks Dr Butts
e-learning begins! The staff at WHS has been busily preparing so that learning can continue outside the walls of WHS. Students MUST check their K-12 email. Teachers will be available for assistance during school hours. Students are expected to work at minimum 2-3 hours daily. The work counts toward earning credits for graduation. Thank you, Dr. Michael Butts
From the Watertown School District: Governor Noem has declared no school throughout the state during the week of March 23-27. We have been working on alternative learning materials for all students. Please click on this link for a letter with more details about materials, free meals for all students, and free Internet access for families. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/627317/Parent_Update_3-19-20.pdf We will continue to update you through the usual means as more details are known. Best wishes on the health and safety of your family.
From the Watertown School District: The Governor has announced another week of school closures for March 23-27. This means we will not have students physically attending school; however, we are working on alternative learning plans for the week at home. We are also working on a plan to offer school breakfast and lunch. More details to follow before the end of the day on Friday.
Attention All WHS Students, Enjoy your long spring break by staying healthy! Wash your hands often, avoid crowds, and stay home. The last day of Qtr 3 will be Mon Mar 23. The new Qtr 4 will begin on Tues Mar 24. Stay healthy! Dr. Butts
From the Watertown School District: Following the Governor’s recommendation to close schools for students the week of March 16-20, the Watertown School District will be closed. All facilities will be off-limits to students and the public beginning at 6:00 PM tonight until Monday, March 23rd. This will include practices as well as school activities and outside use of our facilities. Conditions will continue to be evaluated during this week in the event there would need to be a need for further closure to students and the public.
From the Watertown School District: It has come to our attention that a phony Facebook page is stating there is no school. That is false. There will be school in Watertown on Friday, March 13. Please watch for further updates from this account or the school webpage.
From the Watertown School District: The Watertown School District is having Kindergarten screening this Thurs. Mar. 12 & Fri. Mar. 13. If you have a child who turns 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2020, please call Garfield School at 605-882-6398.
From the Watertown School District: Please follow this link for information on the Coronovirus. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/612500/Coronavirus.pdf
Drivers Ed Registration Form. Please complete and return to either the Middle School or the High School https://5il.co/d99o
Go To School Day. Parents come and attend classes with your student next Wednesday, February 26th from 8:30 - 12:30PM. Enter through Student Entrance and check-in at Attendance to get a pass. See you there!
The Watertown Arrow Education Foundation Pizza Bash is this Friday night, starting at 5PM in the cafeteria at the high school. This is a fundraiser and proceeds go to fund various projects for district teachers and students.
Parents of SENIORS: Please have students check their emails regarding important message from Mrs. Ulrich regarding qualifying criteria for the Presidential / Regents' Scholar / SD Opportunity Scholarship
Reminder: Parent / Teacher Conferences tomorrow (Friday, February 14th). 8AM. 1PM in the Arena and then 1:45PM - 4PM in teacher classrooms. NTHS teachers will be in their building.
From the Watertown School District: The Watertown School District will start two hours late on Thursday, February 13. All morning practices and activities will also start two hours late.
From the Watertown School District: There will be no school on Wednesday, February 12. All activities will be postponed or canceled.
https://forms.gle/h1jdX17EmNJEyW7f9 Parents, If you would please complete this 3 minute survey for the Northeast Technical High School.
This Friday, February 14th - No School for students - WHS is having all day conferences. From 8AM - 1:00PM teachers will be in the Arena and then at 1:45PM they will be in classrooms.
Don't forget to come check out the One Act Play performance on Tuesday at 6PM in the DD Miller Aud.
Check out the new edition of the Purple and Gold on our website - click on Explore and then Documents and then Purple and Gold.
From the Watertown School District: We will be running two hours late on Friday, January 31. All morning activities and practices will also be two hours late.
Did you miss the Parent Advisory meeting on Mon? You are in luck! The meeting was postponed to Fri Jan 31 at noon. Join us in the WHS Conf Rm. Check in at Attendance for a visitor sticker. See you there!
Drivers Ed Dates: Session 1: June 1 - June 12 Session 2: June 15 - June 26 Registration will be available on March 3.
12:30PM Dismissal this Friday, Jan. 24th. Teacher In-service.
From the Watertown School District: There will be no school on Friday, January 17. All activities will be postponed or canceled for Friday.
From the Watertown School District: Public meeting in the WHS Arrow Academy Room 307 to view the plans for a remodel of WHS. Session is on Thurs. Jan. 9 at 5:30 PM.
It's TIME! Current WHS students will be selecting courses for next year very soon. Learn more about the process to help your student make great choices. Registration Informational Mtg Tues Jan 14 at 5:30 in DD Miller Auditorium Dual Credit info for Jr-Sr to follow the session.
Mark your calendars parents of 9th - 11th graders. There will be an informational meeting on Jan. 14th at 5:30PM in the DD Miller Auditorium regarding class registration for next year. A dual credit informational meeting will follow for 10th & 11th grade parents if your student is interested in those opportunities. A postcard is being sent home today.
Happy New Year from the Watertown School District. A reminder that school will resume on Thursday, January 2nd.
Parent Advisory meets today at noon in HS Conf Rm. Join us if you can to hear more about the happenings at WHS. Upcoming Parent Advisory days-Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 30, Apr 27 and May 18.
Reminder: Chorus and Orchestra Concert is Monday, December 16th at 7:30PM in the Arena.
Seniors (Parents of Seniors) - please submit a jpeg version of your senior picture and baby picture to Mrs. Manley (email@example.com) by Friday, December 20th.
This Tuesday is the Christmas Band Concert - 7:30PM in the DD Miller Aud
Long holiday coming! Books are waiting. WHS Library has audiobooks on CD for those who are traveling. Stop in and pick one up.
Want to KNIT? Lessons start Friday, November 22nd in the WHS Library. Needles, yarn, and pattern supplied. Sign up in the library to reserve a spot.
WHS is having Parent / Teacher Conferences this Tuesday, November 19th. 4:30 - 8:30PM in the Arena
Classics Club meets November 18th, 19th, and 21st in the WHS Library Makerspace. We will be reading the classic Greek play Antigone by Sophocies. Sign up in the Library.
Anime Club meets every Wednesday after school in the WHS Library Makerspace. We will be reading Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya next. All are welcome.
Reminder! Parent Advisory is this coming Monday, October 28th at noon in the High School conference room. Special Guest, Shannon Smith, Asst. Director to Special Education.
Jostens will be here tomorrow (11 - 3:30PM) and Friday (9 - 1PM) in the concourse. Seniors can order their cap and gown and any senior items they want. Junior and Sophomores can order class rings if they wish. A packet was sent home to parents from Jostens with info.
This Friday Lifetouch will be here for Picture Re-take Day from 7:30AM - 10AM in the concourse. Any student wishing to take re-takes or didn't have pics taken in August should plan on getting them taken Friday.
Seniors: Please check your email regarding your high school diploma. Due date is Friday, October 18th!
Its Parent Teacher Conference Time! Join us from 4:30-8:30 tonight, Thur Oct 10. If you are unable to join us, please email or call to contact the teachers. Watch the live feed for information on other upcoming events.
Lifetouch pictures are in! Students can pick them up starting after school today!
High School Parent/Teacher Conferences are this Thursday from 4:30 - 8:30PM in the Arena.
Student Surveys on Oct 9 Pride Risk and Protective Factor survey and Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Check News Feed for more information.
It's Career Expo Day! Seniors 10:00-10:45 and Juniors 10:45-11:30 WHS Arena
Parents Go To School Day is this Wednesday, September 25th! Parents, come to school with your child for a block or the whole day (8:30 - 12:30PM). Sign in at the Attendance Office and get a visitor badge.
Reminder! Homecoming Dance at WHS tonight from 7-10pm in the Aux Gym. Come celebrate our win last night. $5 tickets at door. WHS students only.
Homecoming week is here! Friday's parade will leave the HS at 2:00. The parade will run west down Kemp to 2nd St and return east on 2nd Ave. Kemp will be closed to parking from Hwy 81 to 2nd St. Find a good place to park off of Kemp and a good place to watch on Kemp. Go Arrows!
The new Purple and Gold is now available. Click on Explore and then the folder Documents and then Purple and Gold.
Any student that still needs the Laptop Orientation Session, the lost one is Mon Aug 26 at 6:00 in DD Miller..
Thanks for a great First Day of School!! See you again tomorrow at all buildings.
Pay for your students meals through MealTime at no charge! Food service deposits will no longer be charged a processing fee for paying online. Go to MyMealTime.com to register. Contact your school for the required student code. Save time, pay online!
Email / Google passwords for ALL students have changed. You will need to input your current password and then add your username after that, all lower case, all together.