Activities & Athletics
- After School Clubs
- Building Accountability and Advisory Committee (BAAC)
- KWJH News
- National Junior Honor Society
- Publication and Design (Yearbook)
- Skills in Leadership (Student Government)
We are a member of the South Metro League for all interscholastic sports.
Mrs. Regina Morelli
Watson interscholastic sports include:
- 6th, 7th & 8th Football
- 6th, 7th & 8th Volleyball
- 6th, 7th & 8th Cross Country
- 6th, 7th & 8th Boys' Basketball
- 6th, 7th & 8th Girls' Basketball
- 6th, 7th & 8th Wrestling
- 6th, 7th & 8th Softball
- 6th, 7th & 8th Track and Field
- 6th, 7th & 8th Boys' Soccer
- 6th, 7th & 8th Girls' Soccer
Please visit our Watson Athletics page for more information
Advancement Via Individual Determination
Helping students become organized, college ready, and successful.
AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a systemic instructional system for students in kindergarten all the way through higher education (K-16). The AVID College Readiness System is a school-wide transformational effort focused on leadership, systems, instruction, and culture, and is designed to increase the number of students who enroll and succeed in higher education and in their lives beyond high school. AVID-trained educators teach students academic and social skills to help them develop the habits and behaviors needed to succeed in a rigorous curriculum. The AVID College Readiness System is a catalyst for developing a school culture that closes the expectation and opportunity gaps many students face and prepares all students for success in a global society.
Check out the Watson AVID page for more information.
WHAT IS BAAC?
The Building Accountability and Advisory Committee (BAAC) is an advisory group that meets quarterly. This group provides you the opportunity to be updated about the programs being provided for your child at Watson.
Please join us! You will find the conversation to be interesting, and your attendance allows you to give your input on school issues. We look forward to seeing you!
Check the Watson Calendar for BAAC meeting dates.
The KWJH News program is an application elective class for 8th grade students. Student create broadcasts daily Tuesday-Friday. The KWJH News is shown during homeroom class.
With every broadcast we create, our goal is to report news that is accurate, relevant, current, informative and engaging. We achieve this by reporting current events at Watson, announcements, highlights, and relevant features to connect with our viewers.
Check out the daily broadcasts by going to the KWJH News page.
- NJHS Coordinator Ms. Robertson
- firstname.lastname@example.org - (719) 391-3255
- What does an exemplary candidate look like?
- What do you do in NJHS?
- Who chooses inductees into NJHS?
- Who is eligible for membership in NJHS?
- Scholarship: Students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) meet the scholarship requirement for membership.
- Service: This quality is defined through the contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without pay and with a positive and enthusiastic spirit. Service is demonstrated through the way students treat each other in and out of school.
- Leadership: Student leaders are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, and dependable. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others. Leadership in school is demonstrated in many ways. It may mean holding an office in a school club, participating in the band or on a team, or by standing up for a principle. Not all leaders hold office, but usually, they do the right thing and they lead by their every action.
- Character: A student of good character is moral and ethical, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others.
- Citizenship: The student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic involvement; has a high regard for freedom, justice, and respect for the American form of government; and demonstrates mature participation and responsibility through involvement with such activities as scouting, community organizations, and school clubs. Citizenship is striving for the common good.
The goal of NJHS is to build leaders and perform service work. Some of the activities completed over the past years have included canned food drives, toy drives for Christmas, fundraising for Childhood Cancer Awareness, presenting the Veterans' Day Assembly, and service projects around Watson. Student members are required to complete 8 hours of community service each semester.
After students fill out and return all of the required forms, all of their qualifications will be reviewed by the Watson Junior High School Faculty Council. The Faculty Council is responsible for making the final decision about who will be invited for induction into NJHS. Following the Faculty Council’s decision, parents and students will be notified of the final decisions.
In accordance with national standards set by the National Junior Honor Society, students will first qualify for an invitation through their demonstration of success in the area of scholarship. Students in 7th and 8th grade with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a 4 point scale will receive an invitation to complete an application at the beginning of the 3rd quarter. Students will then fill out and return the application forms which include student information regarding service, citizenship, character, and leadership. Teachers will also be asked to provide information regarding student attendance and behavior. Therefore, just because a student qualifies based on their cumulative GPA (scholarship), they will not automatically be inducted into the NJHS.
PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports. The PBIS Rewards program is a digital incentive program to recognize students for positive behaviors. At Watson, students can earn PBIS Reward points for being Responsible, Organized, Active, Respectful and Scholarly. Students earn reward points in the PBIS Rewards app, and then they can spend their points on various items in school stores or towards schoolwide raffles. Many teachers have stores that students can spend their reward points on. The monthly schoolwide raffles include prizes such as:
- Amazon gift cards (November Raffle Prize)
- Pie a staff member (December Raffle Prize)
- Watson gear raffle (January Raffle Prizes)
- Knockout Basketball tournament (February Raffle Prize)
- Sports gear raffle (March Raffle Prizes)
- Summer equipment raffle (April/May Prizes)
Further information can be found in the Watson Student Handbook
WE ARE WATSON means that a Watson Wolverine ROARS:
Watson celebrates student achievement! Watson students can earn Renaissance cards based on grades, behavior and citizenship. Each card comes with a variety of privileges that can be redeemed throughout the quarter. Questions? Check out the requirements and privileges below!
Requirements for all cards:
- no behavior office referrals
Red Card – 4.0 GPA
- free entry to dances
- move to front of lunch line every day
- special activity
- discount coupons
Black Card– 3.5-3.99 GPA
- $2 off dances
- move to front of lunch line on Fridays
- discount coupons
White Card– 3.0-3.49 GPA
- $1 off dance
- move to the front of the lunch line once per quarter
- discount coupons
INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR YEARBOOK!
This is a 100% student produced book. We work every day from before the school year begins until March to contain as much about your year as possible. We work hard to upgrade the yearbook each year without passing a cost onto you. Check out the Yearbook page here.
SERVICE WITH PRIDE; LEADERSHIP WITH CONFIDENCE.
To organize and carry out school activities and service projects through sound leadership practices.
Leadership - Develop and promote leadership skills to create a positive environment at Watson
Diversity - Build awareness, acceptance, and recognition for all people
Academic Achievement - Motivate Wolverines to strive for academic success
School Spirit - Create engaging and fun activities build school pride and participation
Requirements of Skills in Leadership Students
- To be eligible, a student must have “C” average or above in scholarship and no D’s or F’s during the previous semester. The administration reserves the right to refuse S.I.L. membership to any student not displaying appropriate citizenship.
- If a member fails to uphold the requirements of the council after he or she has been selected, that member is subject to dismissal, and a replacement may be considered.
- Applications are filled out in the Spring of the prior school year and all selections are made before the end of that school year.
- Approximately twenty members will be chosen to serve on S.I.L for the entire academic year.
Sponsored by Mr. Woodside