State Recognizes Hosmer Elementary for Improvements on MCAS

(Courtesy of Watertown Public Schools)

The following information was provided by the Watertown Public Schools:

The Hosmer Elementary School has been named a School of Recognition by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education following the release of 2023 accountability data. Hosmer is just one of 65 schools in the state to earn this honor. The Hosmer School outperformed 2023 MCAS targets in both Math and English Language Arts while also improving on scores from 2022. Hosmer recorded a 93% score in DESE’s Progress Towards Targets metric. The state considers 75% as the threshold for meeting or exceeding targets.

Watertown’s 2nd Annual Indigenous People’s Day Celebration to be Held at Hosmer School

The following announcement was provided by the Pigsgusset Initiative:

Watertown’s 2nd celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day will be held on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the Hosmer Elementary School, 1 Concord Road, Watertown. The free event will feature Indigenous musicians, artists and vendors. Performers include: Nettukkusqk Singers, a traditional women’s singing and drumming group composed of Deborah Spears Moorehead (Wampanoag) Fine Artist and Music Performer, and Music Performers Pam Ellis (Nipmuc), Jasmine C. Moorehead (Wampanoag) and Jacquelyn D. Moorehead (Wampanoag); Brock Stonefish, (Moravian Delaware Nation), a internationally recognized singer and songwriter; Eastern Sun Drummers and Dancers, (Mashpee Wampanoag), performing songwriter Thea Hopkins (Aquinnah Wampanoag); artist, musician & singer/songwriter Geri Barney (Navajo); Teddy Hendricks (Mashpee Wampanoag, Nipmuc), storyteller; and Maria Hendricks (Assonet & Mashpee Wampanoag), actress appearing as Sipu and the Master of Ceremonies for the event. Sipu is the main character in New Repertory Theatre’s presentation of the Indigenous historical play Listen to Sipu by Mashpee Wampanoag playwright Mwalim *7).   

We will also feature Judy Fallows, who will describe the “three sisters gardens” at the elementary and middle schools.

Watertown Rotary Hosting Free Senior Citizen Cookout

The following information was provided by the Rotary Club of Watertown:

Watertown seniors are invited to the Rotary Club of Watertown’s Senior Citizen Cookout on Sunday, Oct. 1. This is a free event, with food, entertainment and more. 

The event will be from noon to 3 p.m. at the Sons of Italy Hall at 520 Pleasant St. in Watertown. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Entertainment will be provided by DJ “Rock’n” Richard Picceri and Maria’s School of Dance.

City Seeks Feedback on Watertown Square Cultural District

The following announcement was provided by the City of Watertown:

Your feedback is vital to the success of the Watertown Square Cultural District! A public meeting will be held on Oct. 3, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Watertown Savings Bank Room at the Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main St. Starting in 2022, Watertown began pursuing a Cultural District designation from the state. A Cultural District is an important civic tool designed to support the economy, the arts, and culture bearers on a local level.

Man Behind the Water Shuttle to Boston Leads Tour Along River

Drew Rollert, left, the Watertown man who wants to start a boat service to Boston from Watertown Square, guided a Walk N Talk along the River on Sept. 14. (Photo by Charlie Breitrose)

“The best way to get to Boston is by boat!” Drew Rollert told a group of people who joined the Live Well Watertown/Watertown Business Coalition Walk N Talk along the Charles River on Sept. 14.

Historical Society Hosts One-Woman Show About Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Sheryl Fay will present her one-woman show on Ruth Bader Ginsberg at the Watertown Library. (Courtesy of

The following announcement was provided by the Historical Society of Watertown:

The Historical Society & Watertown Free Public Library present: Ruth Bader Ginsberg: “I Dissent.” Performed by Sheryl Faye. WHEN: Sunday September 24, 2023, at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Watertown Free Public Library- Watertown Savings Bank Room, 123 Main St., Watertown MA 02472

In her one-woman performance, Sheryl Faye brings Justice Ginsburg to life. Ginsburg was an American lawyer and jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 until her death in September 2020.

Free Investing Webinar Provided by Watertown Financial Educator

The following announcement was provided by Finances for Feminists:

Make your Money Work for you! 

Do you feel overwhelmed by investing jargon? Unsure of the basic investing principles you should know? Tired of feeling out of the loop and behind? Start your Fall off on the right financial footing with Ariel Nathanson, Founder of Finances for Feminists and Certified Financial Education Instructor. 

Join Finances for Feminists’ for a free investing webinar on Sept. 21, 2023 from 7-8 p.m.

In this free investing webinar, you will learn: 

Why Investing Matters

The Core Investing Principles Everyone Should Know

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