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Watson MST is proud to invite you to apply for our College scholarship
For the eleventh consecutive year Watson MST is offering a scholarship to a college bound senior. The scholarship is worth $1000 ($500 for the Fall 2015 semester and $500 for the Spring 2016 semester). In order to qualify for the scholarship you must have attended and completed both fourth and fifth grades at Watson. You also must have held a grade point average of 2.5 through your junior year and fall semester of your senior year at a Garland ISD high school.
Your next step is to complete the application and gather two letters of recommendation. Please see your counselor at your high school for the application. The due date is March 4, 2015.
Order your Yearbook now
Watson MST Yearbooks. for 2014-2015 are currently on sale. If you purchase by January 31, you will get a discounted price. Hardcovers are $23.00 and softcovers are $20.00. Don't miss this opportunity to get a copy of the best way to remember your school with.
Watch our Middle School Roundtable
Watson hosted a live round table of representatives from Austin Academy, Jackson MST and the Classical Center at Brandenburg Middle Schools on January 14th. If you were not able to attend or watch online we have posted the round table here for you to watch. When you watch you will have some of your questions relating to middle school courses, choices, the path to high school, etc, answered. Watch it now!
Watson Second Graders look toward the future
Our Watson Second Graders imagined their futures and what they would be doing. Please, check out their presentation here.
Scholastic Book Fair
Our Scholastic Book Fair will be held February 9 through February 13. At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents. Volunteers are greatly appreciated.
You may shop the bookfair online starting February 1st.
Fourth Graders making a difference
“How can I make a positive contribution to my community?” is what the fourth grade asked themselves. They decided that their goal was for each group of students to purchase a toy for the Toys for Tots drive at Firewheel Mall on December 8.
In order to achieve that goal, students learned about the Toys for Tots program, set a financial goal, worked to earn money to contribute to the goal, chose the gift to purchase, and recruited parents and community members to help purchase and deliver the gifts. The students also learned about personal finance and budgeting, adding and subtracting decimals, expository writing, truth in advertisement, citizenship, and public speaking.
One fourth grader said, “My team and I worked on a project to raise money to help Toys for Tots. I am so happy I am going to help needy children. Through this project we learned how to plan an organize an event, work as a team to achieve a goal and most importantly how to show compassion.”
Thank you 4th grade teachers and students for showing us the true meaning of the Holidays. Here is a slideshow of their project.
Vote for Your Favorite Teacher to Win Teacher of the Month
At the end of each month the GISD teacher with the most votes will be named as teacher of the month, and win this car to drive for a month...Learn More
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