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WMS Community Announcements                         Monday, June 4, 2018

Hello Watertown Middle School families,

Here are the announcements for the last three weeks of school. Overall we have had a wonderful school year and I want to thank all of you for the support you give your children – our students – everyday. Enjoy the summer! I hope it is a safe, restful, and enjoyable one for you and your family.

Here are your announcements:

·         “The Time is Always Right” Mural Dedication is Thursday June 7th, 3:30, at the Boys and Girls Club basketball court.

·         The eighth grade class party is this Friday, June 8th, 6:00, at the Sons of Italy.

·         The Choosing to Participate assembly is Tuesday June 12th, 8:00 a.m., in the WMS auditorium.

·         Eighth grade graduation is Friday June 22nd, 10:00, in the WMS auditorium. Preceding the graduation is the eighth grade awards assembly at 8:00, followed by a reception sponsored by the PTO

·         The seventh grade awards assembly is Wednesday June 20th, 8:00, in the auditorium. The sixth grade awards assembly is Thursday June 21st, 8:00, in the auditorium.

·         The last day of school, June 22nd, is an early release day. Sixth and seventh grade students are dismissed at 11:45 with their report cards. Eighth grade students can go home right after graduation.

A link for the MS Word version of these announcements is at the bottom.

“The Time Is Always Right” Mural Dedication  Have you seen the new “Time is Always Right” mural overlooking the Boys and Girls’ Club basketball court led by our own Ms. Henry with a lot of support from students and staff from Watertown Middle and High Schools. It is a spectacular, strong, positive statement from our school community that illustrates the six principles Dr. Martin Luther King encouraged us to live by. The official unveiling and dedication of the mural will be on Thursday June 7th, 3:30, at the Boys and Girls Club basketball court. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, civil rights leader and close friend of Dr. King, will be the featured guest speaker. I hope all of you can attend!

For more information about the mural project, please take a look at this great video prepared by Watertown Cable News:  http://wcatv.org/watertown-weekly-news/kingian-mural/

Eighth Grade Class Party  The eighth grade class party will be held this Friday June 8th, 6:00, at the Sons of Italy on Pleasant St. Although students tend to dress up for this event, the student council and I want to emphasize that it a party that celebrates three years of growing and learning together at Watertown Middle School. The eighth grade class party is not a prom. I am looking forward to the celebration and it would be great to see as many eighth graders at the party as possible. Tickets are $15 and went on sale last week.

Choosing to Participate Assembly  In eighth grade, students complete a “Choosing to Participate” capstone project about a social justice issue that impacts our local, national, or global community. Come and see some top group presentations of the Choosing to Participate project at an assembly on Tuesday June 12th, 8:00, in the auditorium. Everyone is invited!

Eighth Grade Graduation  Eighth graders have a very busy, special day on Friday June 22nd They will come to school, receive their report cards in homeroom, and attend the eighth grade awards assembly at 8:00 a.m. in the auditorium. The awards assembly will be immediately followed by a PTO-sponsored reception for eighth grade students and families at about 9:30. Graduation is at 10:00 in the auditorium and will go to about 11:00. There are enough seats in the auditorium to seat 2.5 family members for every graduate. We have never set seating limitations, but please be considerate of other families when you decide how many will attend graduation.

I am looking forward to eighth grade graduation day. This is an outstanding class who supported one another and shared many memories during their three years at Watertown Middle School. Our eighth graders have tremendous potential, both individually and collectively, as they move to high school and beyond.

Awards Assemblies  Please mark your calendars for our awards assemblies, and be careful: the sixth and seventh grade awards assemblies are out of order due to the sith grade Canobie Lake field trip. The seventh grade awards assembly is Wednesday June 20th at 8:00 in the auditorium. The sixth grade awards assembly is Thursday June 21st at 8:00 in the auditorium. The eighth grade awards assembly precedes graduation on Friday June 22nd at 8:00 in the auditorium.

Last Day of School  June 22nd is the last day of school and an early release day for students. Sixth and seventh grade students are dismissed at 11:45 with their report cards. Eighth grade students can go home right after graduation.

 

Calendar of School and District Events:

Date

Time

Event

June 4

12:30

Chorus Field Trip to American Young Voices in Lowell

June 6

 

Cluster 4 Project Adventure Field Trip

June 6

 

Grade 6 English Enrichment Field Trip to the Lowell School

June 6

7:00

School Site Council Meeting

June 7

 

Cluster 5 Monuments Field Trip

June 7

3:30

“Time is Always Right” Mural Dedication at Boys and Girls Club

June 8

7:50

Eighth Grade Assembly: Domestic Violence Speaker

June 8

1:00

Eighth Grade Assembly: Museum of Science

June 8

6:00

Fifth Grade Social

June 8

6:00

Eighth Grade Class Party at Sons of Italy

June 11

 

ISP/LSP Field Trip to Round One

June 12

8:00

Choosing to Participate Assembly

June 12

12:30

Hosmer Move-Up Day

June 14

9:00

Sixth Grade Assembly: Wingmasters

June 14

12:30

Cunniff and Lowell Move-Up Day

June 15

1:30

Student/Faculty Dodge Ball Game

June 18

9:45

Grade 8 Reading Students Field Trip to the Cunniff School

June 19

8:00

Sixth and Seventh Grade Move-Up Day

June 19

8:45

Undoing Racism Assembly

June 19

 

Cluster 5 Canterbury Tales Presentations

June 19

12:05

Cluster 6 Field Day

June 20

8:00

Seventh Grade Awards Assembly

June 20

 

Sixth Grade Field Trip to Canobie Lake Park

June 20

 

Yearbook Distribution

June 21

8:00

Sixth Grade Awards Assembly

June 22

 

Last Day of School: Early Release Day

June 22

8:00

Eighth Grade Awards Assembly

June 22

9:15

Eighth Grade Reception

June 22

10:00

Eighth Grade Graduation

   

A Day / B Day Schedule

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

June 4

A day

June 5

B day

June 6

A day

June 7

B day

June 8

A day

June 11

B day

June 12

A day

June 13

B day

June 14

A day

June 15

B day

June 18

A day

June 19

B day

June 20

A day

June 21

B day

June 22

A day

Early Release


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