WHS Halo Award Nominations

We would like to honor our WHS students involved in theater both behind the scenes and on stage. They will be recognized for their Halo award nominations tonight which honor the best of the best of Connecticut High School Theater. It is at the Palace Theater and awards begin at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased by calling or stopping in the box office.  Our students will also be performing!  You can find more information at this link:  http://sevenangelstheatre.org//

Best contemporary musical Leader of the Pack
Best performance by a leading actress in a musical Kristen VanDerlyn as Ellie Greenwich in Leader of the Pack.
Best performance by a supporting actor in a musical Nicholas Ciarlo as Gus Sharkey in Leader of the Pack
Best performance by a supporting actress in a musical Danielle Fusco as Darlene Love in Leader of the Pack
Best Chorus Leader of the Pack
Best Orchestra Leader of the Pack
Best Dancing Leader of the Pack
Best performance by an actor in a comic role in a play Matthew LeBlanc as The Scarecrow in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Best performance by an actress in a comic role in a play Nicolette Meka as Jellia in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Best lighting design and execution Daniel LaFlamme for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Best Hair/ Makeup Design Alyssa Gambardella
Best Stage Management Shelby Lammlin, Daniel LaFlamme, and Annie Wu for Leader of the Pack
Best Prop Management

Gypsy of the Year

Annie Wu for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Emma Karpinski

What Makes Your Heart Race?

While studying the circulatory system in Human Anatomy and Physiology, students have been investigating the various factors that affect blood pressure.  Along with cholesterol and plaque build-up, age, dehydration, and gender, students also investigated the effect of exercise on blood pressure by completing a laboratory exercise.  Student monitored their pulse and blood pressure before and after exercise to evaluate the difference in the statistics and the reasons behind those numbers.  Even Mr. Jones joined in the exercise!

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Senior Graduation Information

We will be mailing Graduation information home to Seniors and their parents/guardians this Friday. Some of the key points are also below.

Graduation Ceremony

  • Friday, June 19, at 6:00 PM in the Watertown High School gymnasium.
  • Students report to school no later than 4:30 PM (see “Photos” information below).
  • Tickets are required for the indoor ceremony in the gym.  Tickets and Parking Passes (one per student for the HS parking lot) will be distributed to students during graduation rehearsal.  Each student will be given 4 tickets for the ceremony in the gym.
  • Guests without tickets are invited to watch the ceremony in the auditorium.  The entire ceremony will be simultaneously broadcasted on a large projection screen.

Rehearsals

  • Monday, June 15 – 12:30 PM
  • Thursday, June 18 – 12:30 PM
  • Friday, June 19 – 8:00 AM
  • Students MUST ATTEND each rehearsal for the entire time.

Photos

  • Images Studios will take individual photos of graduates BEFORE the ceremony which makes it crucial for students to arrive no later than 4:30 PM.  Pricing and contact information are enclosed.

Project Graduation

  • All-night substance-free graduation party at Watertown High School beginning at 9:30 PM.
  • No students will be permitted to enter after 10:30 P.M.
  • Students should enter through the main entrance only.
  • Project Graduation will conclude at 5:00 A.M.
  • Students attending must stay the entire night.
  • Parents of graduates who wish to donate a baked item to Project Graduation can drop those items off in the library the night of graduation.

Propaganda in English Class

In English, Freshmen Honor students in Mr. Lewis’ class are reading Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. In order to garner more independence, students are responsible for their own learning through the Literature Circle strategy. The main idea is that students each take a different role every night to focus on while reading. When they return to class, they engage in a 25 minute discussion within groups of four, sharing their thoughts and addressing their questions while the teacher monitors.

Some of the topics being analyzed are thoughts on censorship, technology, free-thinking, and propaganda. To address propaganda, students used quotations out of the text that could be turned into propaganda. Once they found their quotation, they drew an image that would effectively convey that quotation. Finally, students were able to anonymously vote on the most effective piece of propaganda and then explain their creative choices behind their design.

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2015-2016 Student Schedules

Student schedules will be available to view on Infinite Campus after 3:00 PM on Friday, June 5th.  There will be no schedule changes made during the remainder of the classes this year unless there is a blank spot in your schedule or if two courses are double booked.  If either is the case, please fill out an appointment slip to see your counselor.  For other scheduling questions and concerns, counselors will be available in person or via phone/email from 7:40 am-2:40 pm the on June 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd, and 24th.  You will need to schedule an appointment with them for these days.  As in previous years schedule changes will not be made for teacher and/or class period preference.  A sample student schedule for next year is below.

Blank Student Schedule

Please remember that the schedule is a set weekly schedule and not a rotation so every Tuesday will look the same and that the times may change a few minutes when we return in August.