The starting time of the football game at Torrington on Saturday November 29th has been changed. The game at Torrington will now be played at 3:00 p.m. due to snow removal.
Human Anatomy and Physiology Students investigated the different forms of skin cancer and found that the main reasons for skin cancer were over exposure to UV rays and heredity. In addition, students searched the internet to find the most current clinical research being done on skin cancer. Among the many interesting findings were: extracts from eggplant can reduce cancerous lesions, having eczema reduces one’s risk for skin cancer, caffeine consumption lowers the risk of skin cancer, gel-nail polish manicures increases the risk of skin cancer, and using sunscreen greatly decreases one’s risk for skin cancer. In addition, all groups agreed on one fact: tanning beds will greatly increase chances of getting skin cancer in one’s lifetime and we should all just “love the skin we are in!”
The Art Department is thrilled to have two photography students representing Watertown High School as winners of the After School Arts Program contest. Alyssa Clifford and Nicki Aquavia are two winners in the grade 9-12 category for this year’s theme, “Community.” Their photographs will be displayed and for sale at The Litchfield Historical Society on Saturday, December 6th from 2–5pm to benefit the ASAP’s art programs.
Amy Jones, a violist from the Waterbury Symphony conducted a master class for Strings students from Watertown High School and Swift Middle School, who are auditioning for the Northern Region High School and Middle School orchestras. The students performed their audition solos for Ms. Jones, and she gave feedback and modeled technical skills for them. This was a wonderful experience which will help the students in their auditions and inspire them in their practice throughout the year. The master class was made possible through the generosity of the Watertown Foundation, which has given the Music Department a grant for vocal and instrumental master classes at Swift and WHS. We are very grateful to them.
Colorful fun for a great cause! WHS students will be offering face painting from 9-4 Saturday Nov 15 and Sunday Nov 16th in exchange for a non-perishable food item for the local food bank as part of the Watertown Schools K-12 Art show at Stop and Shop. Pictured are WHS volunteer artists testing out designs children may select from.
The Chamber Choir students participated in a master class taught by Marissa Famiglietti, a professional singer. The master class was made possible because of a grant from the Watertown Foundation. During the class, the soprano and alto students that are preparing audition music for the Northern Region High School Music Festival performed their solos. Mrs. Famigletti gave each student performance advise and ways to improve the music before the auditions. Her lively instruction and beautiful voice help to make this a great experience for all students.