Watertown-Mayer Public Schools offers a wide variety of student athletics and activities.
- Business Professionals of America
- Clay Target
- Ecology Club
- Knowledge Bowl
- Math League
- Mock Trial
- National Honor Society
- Student Council
- Unified Sports
- Watonian Yearbook
What is BPA? Business Professionals of America is a National organization for students interested in pursuing business and IT-related careers. Students in Business Professionals of America at Watertown-Mayer High School compete at the regional, state, and national levels. Our students also work to develop leadership skills within our chapter while participating in service activities.
Advisor: Brittany Misuraca
Fee: $55 Activity Fee & $35 BPA Dues
The USA Clay Target League will send previous participants an email regarding how to register. If you are new to trap shooting, please send the coach your name, grade, parent’s name, and email. The coach will send out practice information.
Watertown-Mayer is committed to a lively, strong, and exciting drama program that provides opportunities for actors, musicians, and technicians to develop their talents and perform for the community. Students are able to participate by acting, as well as, lighting design, sound design, stage management, costuming, and set design and construction.
The purpose of the WM Ecology Club is to promote ecology awareness, recycling awareness and how individuals can make a difference.
Each year, over 25 students accumulated approximately 200 hours of recycling activities, which include: Wednesday recycling during homeroom & Enrichment, Saturday recycling for the county, Christmas tree pick-up, ditch clean-ups, and various other efforts. During the summer, 16 students that volunteer over 10 hours during the school year went on week long canoe trips to the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) during the summer.
- Minimum 8 of Ecology Club service hours during the previous school year.
- MSHSL eligible.
- At the time of trip sign up, paid a trip deposit.
The FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agriculture education. Students in FFA compete in regional, state and national Career Development Events (CDEs), cover topics such as Agricultural Mechanics, Biotechnology and Floriculture. Students come from across the United States. FFA is a diverse organization. Students who are enrolled in agricultural education programs are eligible for membership. For more information on membership, visit the Join FFA section of the National FFA web page www.ffa.org.
Coach: Nathan Anderson
Fee: $55 Activity Fee
Knowledge Bowl is a competitive event for the mind, providing a high energy atmosphere as teams huddle together to plot strategies and pull together plans and answers that result in scored points.
Students work together and are tested on their knowledge of science, astronomy, literature, math, current events, history, and a wide array of other subjects. This friendly academic competition offers opportunities for students to master their team building skills, participate in a competitive test of their academic knowledge, and interact with students from other schools in the region.
The Watertown Mayer High School Knowledge Bowl team is open to students in grades 7-12. The Knowledge bowl season begins the week after Thanksgiving with practices. Competitions are held on Saturdays in January through February. Sub-region, region and state tournaments are held in March and April each year. Each school sends two teams to compete in their sub-region tournament with the top placing teams moving on each time to the following tier.
Demanding very little time each month, Math League is a great way for students to challenge their math skills. Math League consists of 6 monthly contest dates where students take a 30-minute test containing 6 questions. The number of participants is unlimited and the top 5 scores for each test are reported and compared to other schools across the state. Cumulative scores for each participant are also tracked throughout the competition season. All high school students are welcome to participate! Those who have completed Algebra II, Statistics, Pre-Calculus, and are participating in Calculus will be the most prepared for the level of mathematics involved in the contests. The program starts the end of October and runs through early April.
Advisor: Ed Rundell
Mock Trial is an extra-curricular academic challenge activity for students in grades 9-12. Students study and research a legal case, learn argumentation strategies, and practice portraying witnesses or attorneys. As the season progresses, a Varsity and JV team are selected and those students go on to compete against other high schools in scrimmages, and then regional competition.
Practice for Mock Trial begins in late October, and the competition season takes place in January - March. The trials are scheduled by the Minnesota State Bar Association and that schedule is not posted until December.
Watertown-Mayer’s National Honor Society is a carefully selected group of students who are leaders in our school and community and are dedicated to service. W-M NHS takes pride in the work we do to serve our community as a group. This past year NHS sponsored the Tackle Cancer event raising over $1000 for the cause. NHS students organized a Parent’s Night Out where childcare was provided free of charge for an evening with great activities for children ages 3-11. All members complete at least 25 hours of community service over the course of the year. The goal is to provide service for the community and to bring service opportunities to other students at Watertown-Mayer High School.
Eligible students for the National Honor Society (NHS) are required to have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 or higher and be in grades 10-12. These students are encouraged to apply for membership at the beginning of the second semester of each school year. Once students apply, teachers rate them on leadership, service, and character. The Faculty Council, which is comprised of high school faculty members, examine each student's application and ratings to make the final selection. The new members are notified and inducted at a banquet in the spring.
FRC Team 7530 - B.O.S.
At Watertown-Mayer High School, the robotics team participates in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). We are FRC Team 7530. Each year, teams of students are challenged to design, build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult game in alliance with other teams.
Our team starts practices in November in preparation of the kickoff event held in early January.
This is when the game challenge is announced and the build season begins. Under strict rules and limited time, our students work hard to prepare their robot for the regional competition.
In addition to the robot side of our team, we have a business and marketing side that handles team advertising and promotion, community outreach, fundraising and more. So our team isn’t just for students interested in building robots.
Advisor: Nick DeNomme
Fee: $80 Activity Fee
Speech is a Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) recognized activity open to students in grades 7-12.
Participants compete in 1 of 13 categories. The season officially runs from January to April. Additional information regarding areas of speech competition is available on the state league website (www.mshsl.org).
The Watertown Mayer Team allows 6th graders to participate in Middle School "Meets" (or competitions). Middle school (grades 6-8) meets (competitions) are either on a Tuesday or Thursday, in January.
Junior Varsity (grades 7-9) "Meets" are typically on Thursdays, in February.
Varsity (grades 9-12) "Meets" are typically on Saturdays from January through April.
For specifics, please reach out to Head Coach, Amy Mandt.
Advisor: Amy Mandt
The Student Council was formed to promote school spirit; to gain the fullest cooperation between students and faculty; to coordinate and encourage all activities; to help in the formulation of certain rules affecting students; and to show students the need for these rules and the need for their observance.
The Student Council is one of the most important student organizations in school. Its members should be highly honored because character and leadership are expected of them. The president will preside at all council meetings and at some school assemblies.
Members will be elected in the spring of each school year. The council will be properly organized in the fall of the new year. All students are encouraged to seek election to the student council and to actively participate in all council activities.
Supermileage is a co-curricular activity for male and female students in grades 9-12. The objective of the competition is to provide a challenge of blending the student's classroom learning experiences with their ingenuity and teamwork to produce the most fuel-efficient one-person vehicle. Students meet mainly during activity period, and before and after school to design and construct the vehicle. The competition is held at the Brainerd International Raceway in May.
Meetings are during LEAP.
Advisor: Tim Jaszczak
Unified Sports (grades 9-12) combines students with and without intellectual disabilities to develop meaningful relationships, help spread acceptance and insure everyone feels included and welcome in our school.
- Flag Football
- Student Leadership Summit
- Pacers National Bullying Prevention
- Cool School Plunge (Polar Plunge)
- Spread the word to end the word
- Fans in the Stands
Advisor: Shawn Perez
Students who work on the yearbook help record the history of the school year. They are given assignments to work with a partner or on their own and work together deciding on themes and layouts, taking photographs, and interviewing coaches, teachers, and classmates. The students learn to add graphics and make a page more interesting to read and view. Interested students need to be self motivated, willing to learn new technologies, and able to meet time deadlines. They will learn valuable skills and knowledge for post high-school experiences.
Josten's publishes our yearbooks. ALL senior photos submitted online.
OCTOBER 31, 2023 is the DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION!
SENIOR PHOTO CRITERIA (Please share the following info with your photographer):
- Upload ONE digital photo.
- Photo quality needs to be 300 DPI or higher
- JPEG submissions required
- Portraits should be vertical head-and-shoulder shots; NO horizontal or full body photos.
- No borders or special effects on the photo.
We realize that the more formal, head-and-shoulders shot may not be your favorite pose or the one you choose to exchange with friends, but these guidelines will ensure consistency in the yearbook.
Photographs that do not meet the yearbook specifications above may not be published.
Please follow the directions carefully!
SENIOR PICTURE SUBMISSION PROCESS: Please follow the directions carefully!
- Follow the “senior portrait upload” link: https://images.jostens.com/0GnePqIXDzZBqgvde3MyCKQ
- Choose the photo to be uploaded. Each student may only submit ONE photo.
- Provide parent or photographer contact information.
- Provide IMAGE information
- Type student’s first and last name as you would like it to appear in the yearbook.
- It is extremely important to spell the student’s name correctly.
- Select grade 12 from the drop down menu.
- In the description field, type: senior portrait
- Click the box to agree to terms and conditions
- Click on “upload chosen images” in gray box to complete the process
- You will see a confirmation page and should receive a confirmation email shortly after you submit your photo.
No hard copy photos or photos submitted via email or disc will be accepted.
The deadline for submitting senior pictures is October 31st, 2023. Portraits received after this date must be EMAILED to firstname.lastname@example.org; however, there is a possibility that late photos may not be published in the yearbook.