Congratulations to Watertown High School seniors Jacob Johnson and Addison Schuch for being named Herb Kohl Educational Foundation award recipients! The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation recently announced 304 Wisconsin students, teachers, and administrators are the recipients of the organization’s 2024 Student Excellence and Initiative, Teacher Fellowship and Principal Leadership awards. Student Excellence and Initiative Scholarships of $10,000 will be awarded to 187 graduating high school students who have demonstrated academic excellence and initiative and have displayed a broad range of activity and leadership in their community. The Kohl Foundation award program was established by Herb Kohl, former U.S. senator, philanthropist, and businessman who died December 27, 2023. Since 1990, the foundation has awarded nearly $38 million to Wisconsin educators, principals, students, and schools.
1 day ago, Melissa Lampe
Kohl Awards
WHS Art Student Rae Heier was selected as the Grand Prize Best in Show award winner at this year’s State Youth Art Month exhibit for her painting “All Trails Lead to You.” The show was held at East Towne Mall last month and included hundreds of artworks that were selected to advance from regional exhibits around the state. Heier’s painting was chosen for the top honor by a panel of judges from the Wisconsin Art Education Association. Heier was recognized during the awards ceremony along with art teacher Dave Pawl, who submitted her work. Both received prizes from Blick Art Materials, sponsor of the award. Congratulations to Rae and Mr. Pawl!
3 days ago, Melissa Lampe
Best in Show
The Douglas Art Club students, under the guidance and instruction of their Art teacher, Mrs. Templin, recently presented pieces they had created to the Watertown Regional Medical Center. Pictured, Douglas Art Club members explain and display their pieces before donating them to the WRMC for display. Community connections make Watertown a GREAT place to live and learn! Shout-out to Mrs. Culp for making the connection, Mrs. Templin for inspiring our artists to do amazing work, and the ARTISTS for working so hard to create beautiful pieces to brighten the days of patients at WRMC!
4 days ago, Melissa Lampe
Art to WRMC 1
Art to WRMC 3
Art to WRMC 2
Today is Paraprofessional Appreciation Day! Thank you to the many amazing paraprofessionals working within the Watertown Unified School District for all they do for our students and teachers!
9 days ago, Melissa Lampe
Paraprofessional Day
The WUSD Student Services team recently toured the newly-opened Matz Center located on Milford Street in Watertown. The Matz Center is a youth crisis stabilization facility for children aged 10-17 in need of residential short-term mental health programming in a supportive and structured environment. During the tour, the student services team held a collaborative discussion regarding youth mental health and resources for parents and guardians. In addition, they discussed the different responsibilities of student service educators, mental health professionals, and parents/guardians in meeting the needs of children.
21 days ago, Melissa Lampe
Camp Matz
On Tuesday, March 12th, WUSD hosted the first ever Multilingual Family Night. District EL staff partnered with the Watertown Chamber of Commerce to put on an event at the Watertown Public Library that connected multilingual families to community businesses and resources. Over 100 people attended the event along with 20 businesses and the Watertown Police and Fire Department. Members of the National Spanish Honor Society also participated and created art projects with the children in correlation with the story "The Dot." Both Watertown families and businesses felt that it was a wonderful opportunity to connect and strengthen relationships within the community.
25 days ago, Lynn Linskens
Candidates running for a seat on the Watertown Unified School District Board of Education will have an opportunity to introduce themselves to the community at the Board’s next regular meeting on Monday, March 18, at 6 p.m. at the Educational Services Center, 111 Dodge St. Presently, there are five candidates seeking three open seats on the board. The candidates include Julie Janowak, Tina Johnson (I), Dan Voeltner, Charity Chandler, and Samuel Ouweneel. Each candidate will be given three minutes toward the start of the Board meeting for introductions. The election will take place on Tuesday, April 2. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jarred Burke said he appreciates the willingness of Watertown area residents to run for a seat on the school board. He said the District is presently facing, and will continue to face, complex issues related to funding, staffing and enrollment. “The Administration and Board are working hard to set the direction and vision of the district,” said Burke. “We are excited for the community to be able to learn more about the candidates’ skills and the new ideas they could bring to the table as board members.” For those who cannot attend the board meeting in person, it may be viewed via Zoom by clicking the following link:
29 days ago, Lynn Linskens
El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Watertown está organizando su primera Noche de familias multilingües. ¡Venga a disfrutar de comida, recursos comunitarios y actividades para los niños!
about 1 month ago, Lynn Linskens
The Watertown Unified School District is hosting its first ever Multilingual Family Night! Please come for food, community resources, and children’s activities!
about 1 month ago, Lynn Linskens
This week we celebrate National School Social Worker Week! School social workers are professionals within the social work field that support staff, students and parents/guardians. School social workers help students cope with challenges, provide academic and classroom support, and serve as a connection for families in accessing state and local resources and support. We cannot thank our WUSD social workers enough for their dedication and services to our students, staff, families and community!
about 1 month ago, Lynn Linskens
Get your tickets for The Musical "Catch Me If You Can" presented by WHS! March 8 & 9 @ 7:30 PM & March 10 @ 3:00 WHS Auditorium Adults — $15.00 Students/Seniors — $12.00 Tickets —
about 2 months ago, Lynn Linskens
Let's give a huge #WatertownWay shout out to our WUSD school bus drivers who get our students to and from school safely every day! Be sure to thank your bus driver for their dedication to the safety our students.🚌
about 2 months ago, Lynn Linskens
All of our WUSD 5th Graders and their teachers experienced a Kindness Retreat with Youth Frontiers last week! Check out these pictures from this impactful day. Kindness is the #watertownway! Shout-out to WHS for hosting us, and to our amazing high school students who served as group leaders for the retreats!
2 months ago, Lynn Linskens
A reminder that the window for 4K and 5K enrollment is now open! More information can found at
2 months ago, Lynn Linskens
10 donors needed! Donate blood at the Riverside Middle School blood drive on February 10th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and receive $5 off your order at Cousins Subs as a thank you for donating! Use the QR code or link to sign-up: Did you know that each blood donation can help save potentially 3 lives?? Not only are you giving back to a local WI patient in need, you are also helping your own body! Donating blood has many benefits such as burning between 600-650 calories, improves cardiovascular health, and lowers the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and cancer.
2 months ago, Lynn Linskens
Watertown High School is very excited to announce that the 2024 A.E. “Mike” Bentzin Memorial Watertown High School Assemblies Program is Donald Driver. Donald is a Green Bay Packers’ All-Time Leading Receiver, Super Bowl Champion and Dancing with the Stars Champion. He is also an author of a chart-topping book called The 3D Body Revolution. Come to the WHS Auditorium on Thursday, February 29th, as Donald shares his story and how he has continued to show his desire to give back. The program begins at 5:45 p.m. WHS doors open at 5:00 p.m. with limited seating available in the auditorium. Overflow seating will be held in the Commons with the program being livestreamed. If time permits, there will be a photo-op following the presentation.
2 months ago, Lynn Linskens
Donald Driver
Let's give a #WatertownWay shout out to our WUSD school counselors as we celebrate School Counseling Week! The positive impact they make in the lives of our students is remarkable!
2 months ago, Lynn Linskens
School Counselors
The window for 4K and 5K enrollment is now open! More information can found at
2 months ago, Lynn Linskens
Our #WatertownWay 2024-25 4K and 5K program enrollment will open on Monday, February 5, 2024! The WUSD offers dual language, multi-age, STEM, agricultural/environmental, eCampus, traditional, advanced and specialized programming to support all students’ unique abilities and passions! For more information, please go to!
2 months ago, Lynn Linskens
A friendly reminder that there is no school on Monday, January 15, 2024, due to a teacher work day!
3 months ago, Lynn Linskens