Watson MST School Supply Lists for the 2018-2019 school year!
Join us this summer for our Digital Leadership University! It's a FREE summer camp where you can learn everything from coding and 3D printing to how to create your own iMovie. Come learn how to use Google Suite, control robots, and participate in some exciting Maker Tank opportunities all taught by our Watson and Beaver teachers! Sign up by Friday, April 27th! We can't wait to see you there! https://www.garlandisd.net/node/308
Our Watson Wildcats recently participated in a Math Pentathlon competition where they showed off their math skills! Here is how Math Pentathlon works. Our students learned 5 different games with math strategies. They played each game one time against an opponent from another school/district. The games are timed 30 minutes for Division I and 45 minutes for Division II. There is an adult monitor for each pair playing the game. The monitor is not allowed to say anything. If there is a challenge as to wrong move the player must voice his objection. The monitor will then make a ruling. (Lots of games were won and lost on challenges.) The player must declare the win and how they won. Sportsmanship is considered one of the key elements. Students get 3 points for a win, 2 for a tie and 1 for a loss. Hall of Fame Gold is a perfect score of 15. Only 6 people out of 874 players in Division II received it. Here is how our students placed: Division I - Kinder and 1st National Tournament - March 24 Honorable Mention: Alicia Peña, Abel Joseph, Kaiden Tilley and Dhyan Nair Silver Medalists - Caleb Pasher and Khyus Woodward Division II - 2nd and 3rd National Tournament - March 24 Honorable Mention: Sara Khwaja, Madison Pasher, Nolawit Aklilu, Drake Ardis, Jax Herrington, Rebeca Padron Bronze Medalist - Adia Agho Silver Medalists - Truman Peterson and Angel Munoz Gold Meadalist - Hall of Fame (perfect score) - Isaac Murphy
Have you heard?
Our state, district, and campus Federal Report Cards are in for 2017. These reports are ready and available on GISD's district website.
Four Watson teams of Fourth and Fifth Grade students competed in a VEX Robotics competition at Rockwall Heath High School on December 16th.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Garland, Texas Unit will host its 29th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. parade on Saturday, January 13, 2018, beginning at 10:00 A.M. Naaman Forest High School and Garland High School will be representing GISD in the parade.
Here are the testing windows for our MAP testing this year.
The whole month of February is Heart Health Awareness Month Garland ISD will Go Red on Friday, February 2nd to raise awareness for heart health. Encourage employees to wear red on February 2nd. For a $20 donation to the American Heart Association you can receive a 2018 Go Red t-shirt or you can wear your own red shirt or red items on February 2nd. The final day to donate to receive a shirt is January 12th, 2018. Shirts will be delivered to your district location. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Visit www.heart.org/districtheartchallenge to make a donation
The 2018-19 GISD Magnet Programs application process including testing windows and timelines are detailed here for you. We hope that you will consider joining our program.
Kinder - 9:50 1st - 8:20 2nd - 2:30 3rd - 2:00 4th - 9:20 5th - 8:50 Join us in celebrating our student's achievements for the second grading period at your grade level's respective times.
Make sure to join the Watson MST PTA. It is only $8 per member to join. All students who have a member join will get to attend a fun party with the principal. Help our school fund our field trips, STEAMschool experiences, and other family filled activities.
The newly approved calendar for the 2017-2018 school year includes extended days for all campus levels.