The most selfish 1 letter word - I - avoid it.
The most satisfying 2 letter word - We - use it.
The most poisonous 3 letter word - Ego - kill it.
The most used 4 letter word - Love - value it.
The most pleasing 5 letter word - Smile - keep it.
The fastest spreading 6 letter word - Rumor - ignore it.
The hardest working 7 letter word - Success - achieve it.
The most enviable 8 letter word - Jealousy - distance it.
The most power ful 9 letter word - Knowledge - acquire it.
The most essential 10 letter word - Confidence - trust it.
Attention WUSD Families --- Registration is currently underway for 4K and 5K students for the 2015/16 school year!!!
Stop in at any elementary school or the District office for more information, or click below for registration materials. If you have any questions, please call the District office at 920-262-1460 ext. 3208.
Dear Parents, Families and Students, Friends and Neighbors,
The month of May through the end of our school year is filled with many exciting events for our students, staff and families. My favorite day of the year is Graduation, and this year it falls on June 6th. Please join me in congratulating the exceptional Class of 2015! They have been an outstanding class, and we are proud to celebrate their successes as they cross the stage in the WHS field house to receive their hard-earned diplomas.
We look forward to our annual scholarship program which will take place this year on Monday, May 11th, at 7:00 p.m. It is a wonderful evening where we will recognize many of our extraordinarily accomplished and hard-working students. Last year our generous and supportive community awarded our WHS seniors over $500,000 in scholarships. Without the support of our community, many of these young people would not be able to pursue their education – we appreciate and give thanks to all our community for all you do to support our students.
I would also like to extend my congratulations to Mr. Chris Kemp, WHS social studies teacher and Academic Decathlon Advisor. Mr. Kemp earned the Kohl Fellowship this year for his contributions to our students and education. The Kohl Fellowship is an elite award, and Mr. Kemp could not be more deserving. We are so proud to have teachers of Mr. Kemp’s quality in the WUSD.
For the third year in a row, we are also proud to announce that the Watertown Unified School District has received national recognition as a Best Community in Music. We are truly fortunate to have a great music program here in the WUSD, and that would not be possible without an exceptional music staff and supportive music parents. My thanks and congratulations go out to the music department on this honor.
May also includes Teacher Appreciation Week, and I wanted to encourage staff and community members to use this time as an opportunity to thank a teacher who made a difference in your life. The efforts of our educators expand beyond a week in May, but Teacher Appreciation Week represents a special time to recognize the work of the individuals who have chosen to educate our children. Taking the time to make a phone call, send an email, or a card, would be deeply appreciated by any teacher.
Thurgood Marshall wisely observed, “None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody bent down and helped us pick up our boots.” More often than not, we can remember the people who helped us pick up our boots, and more often than not one of those people was a teacher. A teacher has a unique ability to see in us and in our children a spark that sometimes we do not see in ourselves. I am grateful to my teachers who helped me find the path to my future. I hope that each of you have had an opportunity to be as positively impacted by teachers as I have been impacted in my life.
The efforts of a teacher can change the life of a child. I am grateful to the teachers I have had in my life, I am grateful to my children’s teachers, and I am grateful to be surrounded by so many great teachers in the Watertown Unified School District.
While the school year is rapidly coming to a close, don’t forget that summer school will open its doors on June 22nd! May you all enjoy a wonderful summer surrounded by family and friends.
Superintendent of Schools