Summer Academic and Enrichment Opportunities 2021


Math Grades 6 - 8

Entering Grade 6 and entering Grade 7: Zearn

Zearn is an online math program that is engaging for students and aligns with our math curriculum. Students entering grade 6 and 7will have access to a Zearn summer skills program. Students should aim to complete 2-3 Zearn lessons per week.

For questions, contact: Elizabeth Kaplan elizabeth.kaplan@watertown.k12.ma.us

Entering Grade 8: IXL

We will add the 7th Grade students to the 8th Grade teachers in iXL, and then the teachers will launch the assignment, accessible by each student in iXL

For questions, contact: Dan Wulf dan.wulf@watertown.k12.ma.us


Literacy/English Grades 6 - 8

Whole School Read: One School, One Author: Fish in a Tree and/or One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt (required choose one).

https://sites.google.com/watertown.k12.ma.us/1s1author/home

Independent reading by grade level

  • Literacy/English Grades 6: All incoming 6th graders will choose one of the One School, One Author titles: Fish in a Tree and/or One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt and one more book of their choice. You can use this list from the local library if you need recommendations.
  • Literacy/English Grades 7: All incoming 7th graders will choose one of the One School, One Author titles: Fish in a Tree and/or One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt --- and also complete the summer assignment explained here.
  • Literacy/English Grades 8: All incoming 8th graders will choose one of the One School, One Author titles: Fish in a Tree and/or One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt and also complete this assignment.

For questions, contact: Donna Martin @ donna.martin@watertown.k12.ma.us


Summer Success Program

The Summer Success Program offers students who have yet to master grade-level standards in either reading or math and can attend the full 4-week program. Students will interact with a variety of texts to complete reading and writing activities and participate in math intervention groups. Students in rising grades 7 - 9 will focus on reading comprehension.

The program, located at WHS, will run from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday for four weeks from Monday, July 12th through Thursday, August 5th.

This program is by teacher invitation only based on academic need and parents/guardians will be directly contacted this spring for registration. It is free as it is funded through our Federal grants. Classes may be multi-grade depending on how many students attend.

Contacts:

PreK - 12, ESL - Kate Phillipson kathryn.phillipson@watertown.k12.ma.us

6 - 7, Literacy - Deb Opar Deborah.opar@watertown.k12.ma.us

6 - 7, Math/Science - Elizabeth Kaplan elizabeth.kaplan@watertown.k12.ma.us

8 - 12, Math, Dan Wulf daniel.wulf@watertown.k12.ma.us

8 - 12, ELA, Susanne Dunn susanne.dunn@watertown.k12.ma.us


FREE Summer Enrichment Opportunities

Watertown Community Education is pleased to offer FREE summer enrichment courses for Watertown Public Schools students entering grades 6-12! These in-person summer enrichment courses are designed to provide students with the opportunity to try a new hobby, explore an area of interest, engage in activities with their peers, be physically active, and simply have fun! We are most fortunate to share that for the 2021 Summer only, these enrichment courses are being offered FREE of charge to students as we have additional federal funding for schools. Please note that while some of these courses may have an academic component or complement a core subject area, these enrichments are not academic courses, are non-credit-bearing, and do not provide grades.

For more information, including full program details, and a list of course offerings, please click here: https://www.smore.com/85u3z. A list of enrichment course offerings is also available on the Watertown Community Education website under the ‘Quick Link’ titled, Summer Enrichment Courses for Grades 6-12. Registration opens on Friday, June 11th at 6:00 PM.

Please reach out to Jeff Bodner jeffrey.bodner@watertown.k12.ma.us 857-241-8499 or Debi Cornelius  debora.cornelius@watertown.k12.ma.us 857-241-8067 with any questions.