Waterbury Career Academy
Students at Wilby High School.
Gilmartin Elementary School student receives LEGO Replay box.
Crosby LifeSmarts Team
Students at Maloney Interdistrict Magnet School participate in International Day.
Students perform at Waterbury Arts Magnet School.
Carrington Elementary School students attend school assembly.
WPS and Post University launch Early College High School.
Student athletes at Waterbury Career Academy.
Students put on a production of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' at Waterbury Arts Magnet School.


January 14, 2021-Important Message from Superintendent Ruffin Regarding Return to Hybrid Model
Now Accepting Applications for the Academic Academy

The Academic Academy at Wallace Middle School is comprised of students in grades four through eight. The Academy offers students a challenging and dynamic curriculum, paired with electives in Fine Arts, Physical Education and Technology. 

The Academic Academy application for the 2021-2022 school year is open. The deadline for submission is Friday, March 12.

To apply, click on the image below.

Academic Academy Application Timeline

NVCC and WPS Launch New GEAR UP Collaboration for 8th Graders Students at Waterbury Arts Magnet School

Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) and Waterbury Public Schools (WPS) have partnered with Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) to implement the second, federally-funded Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) program for current 8th grade Waterbury students.

WPS Spring Recruitment Schedule

The Spring University College Career and Recruitment Season is underway! Waterbury Public Schools' Talent Office will be participating in several fairs throughout the season. We hope to see you!

WPS 2021 Job Fairs

Wallace Middle School Student's MLK Essay Among 15 Winning Entries Selected by Senator Chris Murphy Wallace Middle School 4th Grader Malaysia Gonzalez

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Monday, January 18, the 15 winners of his fifth annual ‘Martin Luther King Jr. Day Essay Contest.’ This year, Murphy received close to 2,800 entries from elementary, middle and high school students from across Connecticut reflecting on Dr. King’s dream and their own aspirations. Among the winning entries is Wallace Middle School fourth grader, Malaysia Gonzalez's, essay.

“The events of the past year have laid bare the mass inequities in our country and, as we reflect on Dr. King’s dream for justice and equality in America, it is clear we still have a way to go,” said Murphy. “The essays submitted by students across Connecticut continue to give me hope. I’m certain that if these students continue to stay engaged in their community and reject the sins of our past, we’ll realize Dr. King’s dream sooner rather than later.”

All of the winning essays can be viewed here.

WPS Career and Technical Education Open House

The Waterbury Public Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department will be conducting a virtual open house for students, parents and the community on Thursday, February 4 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm via Zoom. Come discover all that CTE has to offer, including academies, career pathways, programs of study and clubs for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Click here to register. Upon completion, a notification email will be sent that includes a link to the open house as well as other important information. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Inclement Weather/Emergency Closure Days

For the 2020-2021 school year, Waterbury Public Schools will eliminate inclement weather days and other emergency closure days by utilizing virtual instruction. On those days, students will follow their current daily schedule, logging in virtually. The only exception will be if there are widespread power outages throughout the city. In that situation, the district will cancel school and make up the day at the end of the school year similar to previous years.

Governor Lamont Encourages Students to Participate in Cybersecurity Competition

Governor Ned Lamont is urging high school students in Connecticut to participate in CyberStart America, an innovative, national cybersecurity competition that encourages young adults to explore their aptitude for the exciting, lucrative, postsecondary pathways available in cybersecurity and computer science. The program, sponsored by the National Cyber Scholarship Foundation and the SANS Institute, is free to enter, and all schools and students in grades 9 to 12 are invited to enter the challenge to compete for the chance to win scholarships, prizes and recognition for themselves and their schools.



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