|Watertown Senior High School|
Watertown High School from Arrow Ave.
209 9th ST NE
Watertown, SD 57201
|Motto||Enabling all students to succeed in an ever changing world|
|School district||Watertown School District 14-4|
|Superintendent||Dr. Jeff Danielsen|
|Principal||Dr. Michael Butts|
|Number of students||1,226|
|Color(s)||Purple, Gold, White|
|Athletics||AA (with the exception of AAA for football)|
Watertown High School (WHS) is a public high school in Watertown, South Dakota. The school was the first in the state and the second in the United States in which every student and teacher was issued a laptop computer.
Watertown is a city in and the county seat of Codington County, South Dakota, United States. Watertown is home to the Redlin Art Center which houses many of the original art works produced by Terry Redlin, one of America's most popular wildlife artists. Watertown is located between Pelican Lake and Lake Kampeska, from which Redlin derived inspiration for his artwork.
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Watertown High School has a dual-enrollment program with the neighboring Lake Area Technical Institute campus, allowing students to take college level course during all four years of enrollment. WHS also allows students to take courses directly through South Dakota State University. WHS has nearly a quarter of its students enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) courses.WHS has 102 teachers, of which 70.2% have obtained a master's degree or higher.
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Watertown High School first started its laptop program in the 2003–2004 school year, making WHS the first high school in South Dakota and the second high school in the nation to give every student a personal laptop.[ citation needed ] In 2006, WHS became part of the state-sponsored Classroom Connections project, where it was among 20 selected schools in the state to receive funding for laptops for students and tablet computers for teachers. In the 2017-2018 school year, WHS have each student an I-Pad.
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The WHS oral interpretation program was among the first 100 chartered squads in the National Forensics League. The department has produced a number of Truman scholars.
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The Head coach for Arrow Speech and Debate is Scott Walker, who is an alumnus of Watertown High School himself.
Forensic events offered are: (State championships are listed to the right)
|Golf, Boys||10||1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1935, 1936, 1949, 1950, 1957, 1971|
|Cross Country, Girls||1||2001|
|Winter||Basketball, Boys||4||1959, 1992, 1999, 2008|
|Basketball, Girls||4||1976, 1993, 2007, 2009|
|Wrestling||10||1961, 1968, 1971, 1973, 1985, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2003|
|Gymnastics||3||2006, 2009, 2010|
|Spring||Tennis, Boys||4||1992, 1993, 1994, 2013|
|Track & field, Boys||5||1915, 1916, 1929, 1930, 1998|
|Track & field, Girls||1||1978|
|Golf, Girls||2||1978, 1979|
WHS also offers competitive cheerleading, dance, soccer, softball, and baseball, some of which are sanctioned by the South Dakota High School Activities Association.
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