AP Parent Night rescheduled

We have rescheduled the AP Parent Night to Thursday March 3rd.  It will still start at 6:00 in the WHS Auditorium.  This event is for parents who are interested in learning about the AP courses students may take next school year.

WHS Poetry Out Loud

 

Watertown High School sophomore Sam Cross has been named school champion for Watertown’s Poetry Out Loud poetry recitation competition, held on Monday, January 25th at Watertown High School.

The Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest draws contestants from high schools across the United States. Participants select and memorize several poems for recitation, and are judged on how well their recitation captures the meaning and spirit of the poem. Participation in the contest helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage. The contest is sponsored nationally by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Poetry Foundation. The Connecticut Council for the Humanities sponsors and coordinates the state regional and finals competitions.

Students participating in the contest at Watertown High attended several workshops and conferenced with teachers to select and study their poems, learn the fundamentals of effective recitation and dramatization, and to practice their performance. Sam won our school contest with her recitation of “For the young who want to,” by Marge Piercy. Other students who performed admirably included James Chhit, Rubin Caco, and Melanie Krauss.

Sam will now attend a school champions’ work shop at Central Connecticut State University with other students from across the state. She will represent Watertown High at the Southern Regional Semi-final at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on February 23rd.