The mission of the Waterbury School System is to establish itself as the leader in Connecticut for urban education reform in partnership with the State Department of Education and the entire Waterbury community.   The school system will provide opportunities for all students to maximize their skills and talents in an atmosphere where teaching and learning flourish under the never-wavering belief that all students can be exemplary students, while becoming respectful, responsible, productive citizens vital to our community.



School Bus Routes

School bus routes for summer school program offering free bus transportation are available under the Parents link - or click here.

Art Gala Opening

The afterschool arts program that was funded by a state mini-grant and held at Bunker Hill, Carrington, Washington and Wilson Schools,  hosted an Opening Night Exhibition at the Mattatuck Museum on Wednesday, June 10th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Special guests included State Education Commissioner Dr. Dianna R. Wentzell, Waterbury Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathleen M. Ouellette, and Instructional Leadership Directors Pamela Baim, Kevin Walston and Darren Schwarz. About two hundred students and parents crowded the auditorum of the Mattatuck Museum to celebrate the after school arts program. The event was covered by GGPS photographer Robert Goodrich.  You may view his story and photos here  http://wp.me/p4oYp0-W2 .

Teacher of the Year

This year's Waterbury Teacher of the Year is Jahana Hayes, a social studies teacher from John. F. Kennedy High School.

Superintendent's Student Recognition Awards

Each year the Superintendent and her staff honor a select group of students from across the school district who have demonstrated a willingness to go above and beyond by helping out in their school or community, by serving as leaders in their classrooms, and by working hard to achieve their academic goals.  Designed to allow the Superintendent and Principals to move beyond the academic achiever who routinely receives recognition, these awards seek out the well-rounded student who serves as a role model for others to follow. 

This year two students received the Bright Futures Awards for pre-kindergarten, 21 students in the fifth grade, 40 students in middle or high schools and one student representing adult education received Certificates of Excellence. Photos are available in the Photo Gallery (quick links, left side of web page)

Revised Dress Code

The Board of Education voted to adopt changes to the district's dress code.  Click here for new policy.

Smile Builders Spring Schedule

Parents: Smile Builders is a program that provides dental cleaning services to students during the school day. It is available to all students, including those with private dental insurance, HUSKY plan, or uninsured. Check the attached calendar for more information as well as dates when Smile Builders will be visiting your child's school. Flyer with calendar.

BOE Approves 2015-2016 School Calendar

The Board of Education approved the calendar for the 2015-2016 school year at its meeting of February 5, 2015. School will begin August 26, 2015 for students. Staff will be returning for professional development on August 24 and August 25. New teacher orientation is August 17 - 19.

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