This registration booklet is written to assist students and their parents in making the best choices for educational experiences at WHS. When planning a high school program of study, it is important that students receive as much parental direction and guidance as possible. It is also important that students plan their school program wisely and on a long-term basis. While not guaranteeing success, planning for the long-term initiates decisions aimed at future goals. This first step begins with the students selecting their classes from the list of course offerings in this booklet.
We encourage all students to prepare for life-long learning beyond high school; therefore, students need to keep in mind their future career choices when planning their program of study. We encourage the students to focus their high school education toward post-secondary, whether a technical, associate, or four year program. This preparation begins when the students select their classes. Their choices allow us to build a master schedule for the next year. Students are encouraged to make decisions based on their own education plans and occupational interests rather than the plans and interests of their friends. Students MUST take rigorous coursework if they are to experience success in post-secondary education of any kind. Students are encouraged to explore all available opportunities.
Watertown High School offers equal education opportunities for all its students and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, disability, national origin, or ancestry in its educational programs or activities.
Dr. Michael Butts WHS Principal
Each grade will be assigned a week to complete & turn in the back-to-school paperwork. You will be getting a mailing in approximately the third week of July. This mailing will include some very important paperwork that needs to be returned before school begins. This required paperwork includes:
A signed "Acceptable Use" form for technology
Picture packet (optional)
The student or parent can return this paperwork and pay for a yearbook, activity ticket, and any fines to the High School Principal's office. These forms can be returned anytime Monday through Friday, from 7:00 am - 4:00 pm (closed over noon hour), with all paperwork due to the school by August 21st. Once this paperwork is received, you will receive your class schedule. Please note that schedule changes will be done via appointment with your counselor or with an Assistant Principal, if available. Lifetouch will be here to take pictures during regular school hours on August 27th.
For more detailed information, please refer to your July mailing.