Central Administration: 200 9th St NE
Dr. Jeff Danielsen, Superintendent of Schools
Mr. Derek Barrios, Assistant Superintendent
Tricia Walker, K12 Instructional Design
Heidi Clausen, Business Manager
Emily Sovell, Assistant Business Manager
Other District Supervisors
Jennifer Heath, Director of Special Services
Maria Nei, Assistant Director of Special Services
Deb Fredrickson, Director of Computer Services
Craig Boyens, Athletic Director
Wade Heiser, Bus Transportation Supervisor
Caitlin Bach, Nutrition Services Director
School Board Members
Tammy Rieber, President
Stuart Stein, Vice President
Jon Iverson, Member
Kari Lohr, Member
Jean Moulton, Member
Board meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 5:30 pm at the City Hall. Meetings are aired live on GOV TV.
8 + 5 Asst.
Speech Language Pathologists
It is the philosophy of the Watertown School District that students will respond more positively to the opportunity for success than to the threat of failure. The district, therefore, will seek to make achievement both recognizable and possible for its students, and will emphasize achievement in its processes of evaluating student performance.
Students in kindergarten through grade four will receive a standards-based report card using a 3-2-1 scale. This notation will indicate how each student is performing in relation to specific learning standards.
3 = Proficient
2 = Approaching Proficiency
1 = Below Proficient
Blank = Not assessed at this time
In grades 5-12, the grading notation shall be based on letter grades of A, B, C, D, F, and I (incomplete) based on the percentage scale noted below.
Percentile Scale: Advanced Placement
Standard Bonus added to GPA per grade period
100 - 92 - A A = .021
91 - 84 - B B = .011
83 - 76 - C C = .006
75 - 68 - D
67 - 0 - F
For the purpose of determining grade point averages for individual and cumulative classes the four-point grade system is utilized: A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0. The cumulative grade point average for a quarter, semester, year, or total high school career is determined by adding the total grade points earned for each quarter and dividing by the total number grades given.
The Board recognizes that any grading system, however effective, is subjective in nature, but will urge all faculty members to conduct student evaluations as objectively as possible.
Located northeast of Watertown High School at 1311 Third Avenue NE, NETHS offers career and technical courses in the following areas:
Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD)
Electronics (includes computer technician A+ training)
NETHS also provides coordination for internship activities.
NETHS is a cooperative effort of the Castlewood, Florence, Grant-Deuel, Great Plains Lutheran, Hamlin, Henry, Summit, Watertown, and Waverly-South Shore school districts.
NETHS students annually earn awards at the Skills USA VICA contests for career leadership skills.
Lake Area Technical College is a nationally recognized two-year technical college located just east of the Watertown High School campus. The faculty and staff at Lake Area Tech work closely with area/regional industries to offer students training in high-demand technical careers.
Established in 1965
29 programs of study
98% post-graduate employment
Associate of Applied Science Degrees
89% of student population receive financial aid
75% of students work part-time while attending Lake Area Tech
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
16:1 student / teacher ratio
Approximately 1800 students
40 acre campus
87% in training related field
Accept college transfer credits
Lake Area Technical College recently completed the construction of the 70,000 square-foot Agriculture and Environmental Center, which houses the Agriculture, Heavy Equipment Operator, Environmental Technology, and CAT ThinkBig programs. The new complex was the fourth and final building phase of the Excellence by Design Campaign.
Lake Area Tech is located at 1201 Arrow Ave., Watertown, SD. Visit Lake Area Technical College on the web at LATC