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.



Visit to Africa

Mrs. Jahana Hayes visited parts of Africa this summer as part of her duties as National Teacher of the Year. Please click here to see photos of her trip that she sent back to the district.  

New Backpacks for Duggan PreK Students

Every student enrolled in the prekindergarten program at Duggan School will have a nice new backpack filled with school supplies for the new school year, thanks to the generosity of Hubbard Hall. PreK parents were invited to a special orientation program on Monday, August 29th, where they had an opportunity to meet their child's teacher, visit the classroom and school, fill out required paperwork, and pick up the backpack. 

PreKindergarten teachers Mrs. Diorio (left) and Mrs. Guiffre (right) show parent Krystal Martinez the contents of the backpack while the newly appointed Chief Adviser for Early Childhood Programs, Marie Klein, looks on. 



New Propane Fleet to Debut

The Waterbury Public School district joined other environmentally-conscious school districts from around the country by switching to propane-fueled school busses to transport most students this year. The 149 new yellow Durham Transportation busses are distinguishable by white roofs and extended engine compartments, as well as “propane” markers in several locations on the sides and back of the bus. They have already begun travelling around the city of Waterbury, as drivers familiarize themselves with the busses and their new school bus routes.

GLI Scholars Sought

The Global Leadership Institute is seeking high school sophomores to join the GLI program. Students interested in global leadership and social entrepreneurship should consider applying. Please click here for complete list of one-hour information sessions. To apply, go to www.taftschool.org/gli

Charity Golf Outing

The Waterbury Food Service Department is holding a Charity Golf Outing on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. Called the “Child Nutrition Programs Charity Golf Outing”  it will be held at Western Hills Golf Course and banquet facility.  Proceeds will be used to “wrap a truck” which will travel the city of Waterbury to places that children congregate, increasing meal participation and increasing awareness of our programs throughout the year. Letter from Linda Franzese, Waterbury Food Service Director. and brochure attached. Click here to view. .  

Annual Report

Each year in August the Department of Education submits an Annual Report to the City of Waterbury. This report includes information provided by both Central Office Administrators and School Principals. Click here to view this year's report.   

Two New Centers Opened

Two new centers that will offer enhanced services for parents and the community officially opened for business on Thursday, July 29, 2016. The new Office of Early Education, located at 30B Church Street, combines several preschool services in one location, including the district's prekindergarten program, School Readiness, and screening services for preschool children who may qualify for special assistance for learning or other disabilities. The Family and Community Engagement Center (also known as F.A.C.E.) is located on the first floor of the Chase Building (236 Grand Street). F.A.C.E. brings together services for families looking for more information about the school district. A new family room includes four computers available for parents and guardians to use to access Progress Book, the district's parent portal for individual student progress, Naviance and other resources for families.     

Crosby Walk for Success

Thank You to all who participated in Crosby's Walk for Success recently held Below is a picture of member of the community and Waterbury Public Schools and Crosby staff who helped make this event so successful?


The Walk for Success is a collaborative partnership between Project GRAD and Crosby High School.  The Walk for Success (WFS) is a campaign that conducts door-to-door home visits for incoming Crosby students.


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