OUR MISSION

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.

 

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Honorees

Waterbury Public Schools is excited to announce the several educators and students being acknowledged at the 15th Annual Scholarship Awards Banquet for the Rivera Memorial Foundation, Inc. 

  • Juan Mendoza (Reed) will be receiving the Inspiring Educator Award

  • Jeff Hunter (Central Office) will be receiving the Community Service Award

  • Anthony Azzara (Sacred Heart) will be receiving the Inspiring Educator Award

    Students:

  • Sohan Aziz (Kennedy) will be receiving the Rivera Memorial Foundation Scholarship

  • Alegra Hilyard (WAMS) will be receiving the Rivera and Hughes Memorial Scholarship

  • Amber Craig (Sacred Heart) will be receiving the Joseph Cortes Memorial Scholarship

    The awards ceremony will be on Thursday, April 23 at Coco Key Water Resort Hotel & Convention Center and will begin at 6:00pm.  If you are interested in attending, please visit the following website: http://www.rmfinc.org/

Mind-Blowing Beethoven

WSO favorite and Waterbury resident Andrew Armstrong returns to the Main Stage for Beethoven's epic Emperor Concerto.  Yale University School of Music Faculty member Thomas C. Duffy will premiere a New Commission for "Side by Side" Orchestra and will feature the young talent of over 25 string students from the Inter-District Strings Project performing alongside our musicians onstage.  Sonic bubbles fill the air as maestro Bjaland and the WSO will uncork Beethoven's musical bottle of Champaign, his effervescent 4th symphony.  NVCC Fine Arts Center, March 14, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Testing Windows Announced

We are beginning our test period for the Smarter Balanced test in our schools. Each school has received information about the district’s testing window for each test and will create a building schedule based on that testing window.

 

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.

GEAR UP Parent Survey

To all 8th and 9th grade families, the GEAR UP Program is requesting your assistance in completing our biannual parent/guardian survey.  Please follow the link below to access the survey.  The results will be reported to the US Department of Education later in the year.  We thank you for your time and continued support of the program.   

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/36GDXCJ

 

When to Keep Your Child Home From School

The Waterbury Health Department has issued guidelines for parents and guardians as to when a child should be kept home from school. Click here to view these guidelines.

Kindergarten Registrations

Registrations for kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year will be processed at the Waterbury Family Intake Center, One Jefferson Square, first floor, beginning February 17. Each school is assigned a specific date or dates. Please see flyer for additional information. 

Pre-Kindergarten Registrations

Registrations for the public school pre-kindergarten classes will be accepted January 7, 2015 through May 29, 2015. Click here for more information.

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