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Crosby's Homecoming!

Homecoming 2017

Crosby PTSA November Meeting!

Nov meeting

Today is Advisory

Advisory

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING SAT/PSAT TESTING WEDNESDAY, 10/11/17

On Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 7:50 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.  Crosby High School will be administering the SAT/ PSAT tests to all students. We will adjust our schedule this day to accomodate testing.  Please click here for more information regarding this tremendous opportunity.sat psat letter

Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!

Today's Bell Schedule

Early Dismissal

State-wide Parent Survey

State Department of Education officials are asking parents to participate in an online survey. Click here for more information in English / Spanish. Click here for a link to the survey. Information gethered from the survey will be used to guide the state department of education on developing priorities related to the new Every Student Succeeds Act. The survey must be completed by December 15th.  

Crosby Awards Night

Invite

Financial Aid Night at Crosby ~ Wednesday 9/27/17

Financial Aid Flyer

District Wide SAT/PSAT Day!

SAT-PSAT day

Students:  be sure you've studied properly!  Get enough sleep the night before the test.

Day of the test: 

  • eat a good breakfast
  • get to school on time
  • listen closely to instructions
  • read the test questions first
  • focus on each question individually
  • no skipping questions
  • make an educated guess
Crosby Football 2017

Crosby Football

2017 Graduation Information

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Click here to access important information regarding Crosby's Class of 2017 Graduation

 

Crosby PTSA Meeting

PTSA Meeting

Crosby Celebrates Hispanic Heritage with other city schools

Hispanic Heritage Celebration 2017Crosby students celebrate Hispanic Heritage. Click here to access the photo gallery of some of the day's performances.

Early Dismissal Times Changed for All Schools

The times for all categories of Early Dismissal have been changed to a single Planned/Weather/Emergency Dismissal time for each school. There is no longer a separate dismissal time for planned early dismissal days (for example, for Professional Development) versus emergency early dismissal (for example, for an impending winter storm). Please click here for view the schedule for all schools.   

Crosby's 6th Annual STEM Fair

STEAM

Crosby's 6th Annual STEM Fair was held on April 4, 2017

Thank you to all who contributed to this phenomenal event. 

Click here to visit the photo gallery

Voter Registration to be held at Crosby on May 9th!

Voter Registration

2017 Final Exam Schedule

2017 Exam ScheduleClick here to view the Final Exam Schedule

Bussing Information during Final Exams

During exams the schedule of bussing for the students is as follows:

 There will be two morning runs:

  • Their regularly scheduled pick up time for the 7:00 arrival.  A bus will be at  their morning stop again for 9:00 a.m. to get them here for the second exam
  • There will be two dismissal pick-ups:  9:40 am (after the first exam) and 11:55 a.m. (after the second exam)
Crosby's Annual Trunk 'r Treat

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Marking Period 1 Perfect Attendance Ceremony

Congratulations to all students celebrated at Crosby's Perfect Attendance Ceremony

Perfect Attendance  Perfect Attendance

Perfect Attendance  Perfect Attendance

Click here for the gallery

Crosby Students Attend Young Women's Leadership Conference

Young Womens' Leadership ConferenceCrosby was well represented at the Young Women's Leadership Conference

Those who attended included, Ama Ansa, Jonelle Bailey, Abena Maghfour and Sheosy Schonten

Click here to access the photo gallery of the event

Great Job Crosby LifeSmarts Team!

LifeSmarts 2017Congratulations to all of you!

Jason Margison:  3rd in Nation in Individual Buzzer Round "Last Smarty Standing"
Klajdi Gjonaj: 3rd place written exam, Personal Finance
Alyssa Simoes:  Presented on Panel at Nationals Food Waste Audit, she also received a College Scholarship from Toyota!

Everyone at Crosby is very proud of all of you!

Crosby's Production of "West Side Story"

West Sode StoryCongratulations to all students and staff who performed in and made Crosby's production of West Side Story possible!

Thank You to all who came out to support this performance!

Crosby Community Day 6/8/17

Please see English/Spanish flyers attached with more information regarding the upcoming Crosby parent engagement activity:

Crosby Community Day
Thursday, June 8, 2017
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
WOW/NRZ Community Center
308 Walnut Street
Waterbury, CT 06704

Lularoe Fundraiser! Please Support Crosby PBIS!

Lularoe Fundraiser

Vote on 2017 Title I DPAC By-Laws

ATTENTION ALL PARENTS/GUARDIANS: You are eligible to vote on the Title I District Parent Advisory Council 2017 By-Laws. Your school's Parent Liaison has a copy of the proposed by-laws and a paper ballot for your voting convenience. To be counted, your vote must be returned to your Parent Liaison no later than October 13, 2017

You may also review the by-laws by clicking here.   You may print a copy of the ballot by clicking here.   

Guest Speakers meet with Crosby Students

VOICES and SIRThe VOICES and SIR after school programs were recently visited by guest speakers; Mr. & Mrs. Reid.  They spoke with students on personal finance.  The students had a great time. 

Click here for more pictures

Crosby vs WCA

Crosby vs WCAExcitement after the Crosby football team defeated WCA 42-16 in a divisional match up game. Congratulations Bulldogs.

Congratulations Mrs. Lee!

Mrs. LeeMrs. Lee was recognized by the Governor, Dept of Ed. and Commissioner Wentzel at the state teacher of the year ceremony recently held.

Mrs. Lee with Mrs. Gopie

Finalists  Yolanda

Crosby Unified Soccer 2016

2016 Crosby Unified Sports, SoccerCrosby High School Unified Sports Soccer team at Wilby for the NVL Soccer Tournament

Great Job Everyone!!


 

Crosby Students attend Close Up 2017 ~ Washington D.C.

Close Up 2017Four Crosby students recently completed a week-long civic program in Washington DC.  These students attended workshops and seminars and site based activities with students from across the country.  They also spent an entire day on Capitol Hill meeting with government officials and attending House and Senate hearings. 

Fall Sport Jamborees

Thank you to all who came out to support not only some of Crosby's Athletes but also athletes from across the city as they competed in the receent Jamborees 

Congratulations to the Athletes and Coaching staffs for games well played!

Highlights from both the Football and Soccer jamborees can be seen by clicking the links below.  

Football      Soccer  

Crosby High School ~ The Gathering

Crosby High School was once again well represented at The Gathering recently held.  Thanks to all who came out on this wonderful day!  Click here to see more photos

The Gathering

Mr. Nardozzi Visits Crosby to Speak with Students

Mr. Nardozzi

Mr. Nardozzi

Crosby Students volunteered on the campaign of State Rep. Geraldo Reyes this November

Student VolunteersFour Crosby students volunteered on the campaign of State Rep. Geraldo Reyes this November.

Pictured at left are:

Felisha Laurie, Rep. Reyes, Venus Calderon and Kayla Keen (missing from photo is Janely Mendoza)

Crosby Boys Basketball: Crosby guard on fire in debut

BY MARK JAFFEE

REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN

After two seasons of patiently waiting for a chance to play, Crosby High junior guard Ivan Craig seized the moment in his first varsity action Tuesday night against Torrington at the Crosby Palace.

While he didn’t start, Craig finished with a career-high 20 points, including six 3pointers, in the Bulldogs’ 8963 win over Torrington.

The 6-foot-3 Craig didn’t enter the game until about three minutes into the first quarter.

"Ivan has always been a great shooter, and leading up to the opener, he had a couple of really good practices and really picked up his defensive play," said Crosby coach Nick Augelli. "He deserved to play. If he misses two sh ots the entire night, that’s a lot. He’s good off the dribble and has a quick release. He doesn’t need a lot of room. In the future, he’ll either be starting or playing a lot. He’ll be the sixth man or the five-and-half man. He’ll get a lot of playing time."

Miguel Rivera and Jeremiah Kendall are senior co-captains. Kendall recorded 27 points and Rivera added 17 points against the Red Raiders.

Kendall played in the Hartford Pro-Am League last summer, and that experience elevated his game, said Augelli.

"Jeremiah is a good shooter, rebounder and ballhandler," said Augelli. "He also plays good all-around defense because of his anticipation and instincts. He has the total package. I’d consider him in the top three or four players in the state."

2500 Students Run Marathon

Over 2500 students participated in this year's Mayor Neil O'Leary's Waterbury Kids Marathon program, running short distances each week that added up to the full marathon distance by the end of the program. The culminating activity took place on June 1st, with students parading to a starting line in front of City Hall and running a little over a mile through downtown streets back to Library Park, where they had a healthy snack and water. Mayor O'Leary was on hand to personally encourage students in their endeavors, including this group from Bucks Hill School. 

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Solar Eclipse Safety

Connecticut will experience a partial solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st. PLEASE do not look directly at the solar eclipse unless you are wearing certified solar eclipse safety glasses. Doing so will result in permanent eye damage, including possible permanent blindness. There are also several methods by which you may safely view the eclipse using indirect methods.   

For more information on how to SAFELY view the solar eclipse, visit the solar eclipse safety information on the NASA website: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety.

Support Crosby PTSA when you shop at Stop and Shop

Please support Crosby PTSA by registering your Stop and Shop card!

Instructions here

Click here to access Stop and Shop's registry site

Parent Letter

Stop and Shop

Winter Athletics Schedule

Crosby Winter Sports season is upon us...Below are links to all the winter sports schedules...Best of Luck to all Athletes and Crosby Coaching staff for a successful season!  

Go Bulldogs!

Boys Basketball    Girls Basketball    Swimming     Indoor Track

 

Congratulations to Marie Calma for all of her hard work and commitment to the Crosby Unified Sports Program!

Crosby High School Unified Sports program has been recognized by the CIAC Unified Sports staff as a Unified Champion Banner School. This is a national award sponsored by Special Olympics International. Crosby High School's, Unified Sports Program will be ackowledged at an award presentation at the annual Unified Leadership Summit on December 9th at the Aetna in Hartford.   Members from Special Olympics International will be on hand to present the banners to the Champion Schools. 

Congratulationsto Ms. Calma and her coaching staff! The Unified Sports Program at Crosby serves as a model not only for Connecticut schools but for high schools throughout the country.

Crosby Culinary Arts Attends Local Easter Seals: Chocolate Lovers Expo

chocolateChef Palladino and some of the Culinary Arts students provided a demonstration and handed out fresh baked cookies at the Chocolate Lover's Expo on Sunday, January 29th.

The event is a fundraiser for Easter Seals

Great Job to those students who attened along with Chef Palladino!


 

March Attendance Challenge

March Attendance Challenge

Crosby Students Honored at 14th Annual Michaels Jewelers' Unified Sports Cup Awards Banquet 2017

     Michaels Jewelers' Unified Sports Cup Awards Banquet 2017     Michaels Jewelers' Unified Sports Cup Awards Banquet 2017 Michaels Jewelers' Unified Sports Cup Awards Banquet 2017      Unified Sports Banquet 2017

Congratulations to Chris Yuja and Jordan Malachi! 

Click here to access the photo gallery

Sensitivity Task Force

The Sensitivity Task Force is holding a public forum in the Aldermanic Chambers on June 20th, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm for comments and questions from the public.   Information translated to Spanish / Albanian. 

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Crosby Seniors Celebrated ~ Graduation 2017

Every Stumble becomes a way to grow...
2017

 

 


Click here to see recent article in Rep-Am
Photo gallery 

New photo gallery shared by the Etique Family ~ Thank You! 

Includes picture of every Crosby Graduate receiving their diploma!

Video interview from Football Jamboree

Click here to see the interview with Coach Jurewicz and some of the players 

FAFSA Help Available for Seniors

FAFSA

Congratulations to Crosby Unified Basketball Team!

2017 Unified Sports BasketballCongratulations to Crosby's Unified Sports Basketball team, Ms. Calma and her coaching staff on an OUTSTANDING Season.  Everyone at Crosby is proud of all of you!

Best of Luck with Track and Field!

Summer Arts Program

The Summer Arts Program at the Waterbury Arts Magnet School is now accepting applications from students in grades 6-12 in Waterbury or the Greater Waterbury area. The dates of the program are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., July 3rd through July 14th (excluding the July 4 holiday). For more information, please click here.  

Video highlights from Soccer Jamboree

Click here to see the Rep-Am video highlights from the city's soccer Jamboree.

 

Crosby's Science National Honor Society Induction

SNHSCongratulations to Crosby Students recently inducted into our Science National Honor Society!

Click here to see the photo gallery 

European Conflict Exhibit

WAMS Student Council European Conflict Tours Exhibit

Mattatuck Museum will host a month long exhibit of WAMS Student Council European Conflict Tour I, II, and III, beginning Jan. 13th 2017 and ending Feb 26th 2017.

The tours took place in 2011, 2013, and 2015.  The exhibit will be featuring over 100 student photographs of World War II and Cold War sites located in, Paris, Normandy, Berlin, Munich, Warsaw, Krakow, Salzburg, Prague, Amsterdam, Dachau and Auschwitz. There will also be a student produced documentary with holocaust survivors. 

School groups are welcome to view the exhibit during regular museum/school hours.

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Crosby Community Day Celebrated!

Crosby Celebrates Diversity with Community Day

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Click here to see the Photo Gallery

 

 

Highlights from Football Jamboree

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Students Participate in The Gathering

bunker hill gathering 2017Waterbury Public School students and staff enthusiastically participated in The Gathering on Saturday, September 23rd, the city's fifth annual celebration of its multicultural diversity. All schools marched in the opening parade, walking behind banners with the school name and logos. 

 

Crosby Wear is now available on line

Click here to access our online school store for Crosby Wear

College Field Trips ~ JUNIORS ONLY ~

ATTENTION JUNIORS ! 

The following college fieldtrips have been scheduled for the spring:

First Come ~ First Attend!

  • UCONN - Storrs - May 5th - TOP 30 STUDENTS ONLY 

If you would like to sign up to attend you must meet the following criteria:

* MUST be PASSING ALL classes
* Each student can only sign up for 1 trip
* UCONN must be in top 30 ONLY 

Please sign up in room 232e 

 

Crosby Students Attend Future Teachers Conference, Compete and WIN!

YES  YES YES  

Crosby YES club students recently attended the Future Teacher Conference along with Crosby teacher Mrs. Wainright-Staton.  They competed and won 1st place for the poster contest, 1st place for the impromptu contest and 3rd place for the essay contest.

Great Job Everyone!

21st Century Community Learning Centers Grants 2017-2018

The Waterbury Public Schools are preparing afterschool grant applications for the 2017-18 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Program.  We welcome any input you have to offer concerning those grant applications.  To share your thoughts on this please call the Competitive Grants Office at 203-346-3506, or email jcallahan@waterbury.k12.ct.us using the following subject line: 21stCCLC Community Input, by September 12, 2017.

College and Military School Visits

Juniors and Seniors a representative from the following schools will be visiting Crosby High School.

Please sign up in the guidance suite or the College and Career Center RM 237D to attend these college visits.

 

Upcoming College/Military Visits:

NOVEMBER 2017:

Nov. 6th University of Hartford

Nov. 8th U.S. Coast Guard

Nov. 9th Lincoln College of New England

Students may see Ms. Bloom, Rm 237D or stop in the Guidance Office to sign up.

All College visits will take place in the College and Career Center RM 237D at this time. 

 

Crosby Parent Technology Workshop

Crosby Parents are invited to our
Parent Technology / Cyber Safety Workshop
Tuesday, March 28th
5:30 p.m.
Crosby Library / Media Center

Þ Learn about sites your children are visiting:
    Snap Chat, Facebook, etc. (presentation by Waterbury Police Department & Crosby students)
Þ Explore how Naviance, KHAN Academy and Collegeboard.org can help your teen prepare for college
Þ Understand how to use online resources

Refreshments will be served.

Raffle prizes, and informational handouts will be provided.  Please RSVP your attendance by contacting:
Ms. Graham 203-574-8061  dgraham@waterbury.k12.ct.us

Click here for English invite          Click here for Spanish Invite

GEAR UP Summer Programs ~ Applications due May 18th!

GEAR UP will have 2 summer programs this year.

#1 - College Course - Intro to Human Services
     
Receive 3 college credits by taking a college course at NVCC
           
Details of the prgoram:
                Dates - 7/5 - 8/3
                Days of the week - Mon-Friday (Field trips on Friday)
                Time - 8:00 - 12:00 
                Transportation Provided
                Breakfast and Lunch served

#2 - Week at Wesleyan (July 10 - 14th)

Please see Mr. Alexandrou and/or your GEAR UP mentor to reciece and application.

Applications for both programs are due May 18th

Congratulations to Alejandra Rodriguez and Rebekah Etique!

NVCC AwardAlejandra and Rebekah received the Principal to President Scholarship at NVCC!  Way to go Ladies!!

New Interim Supervisor

Amy Simms has been named Interim Early Childhood Education Supervisor.  She will oversee all of the Waterbury Public School preschool programs and will continue to be the point person for Bucks Hill Annex.  If you need to contact Ms. Simms, she is best reached at the Office of Early Childhood located at 30B Church St.  The phone number to that office is 203-574-8024.

Important Information for Crosby Seniors

Click here for Class of 2018 news and information...

Check back frequently for updates!

 

Crosby Culinary Arts Students

Culinary 9-17  Culinary Arts 9-17

Crosby's Culinary Class prepares and serves Connecticut Local Farm to Table food in the cafeteria

YOUTH HEALTH SERVICE CORPS MEETING SET

THE YOUTH HEALTH SERVICE CORPS WILL MEET

on Thursday, September 28, 2017 right after school

AFTER SCHOOL IN THE CAREER CENTER, ROOM 237D.

Title I DPAC Meeting

Families gathered Wednesday, October 4th, for the Annual Title I District Parent Advisory Council Meeting. In addition to learning about programs and services offered through Title I funding in both public and non-public schools, parents and guardians also had the opportunity to speak directly to content area supervisors and other district program providers for tips on how to help their children succeed in school. Dr. Marcy Kane, Vice President for Children's Services at Wellmore Behavioral Health, also spoke to families about the importance of the social emotional well-being development of their children and the impact that has on academics. 

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MLK Youth Explosion

Eight Waterbury students were presented with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Awards and Crosby High School teacher Sean Mosley was presented with a Dr. Martin Luther King., Jr. Leadership Award during the second annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Summit on Saturday, January 14, 2017. The event is sponsored by the Concerned Black Clergy Council of Waterbury and the Waterbury Public Schools. 

The students who received awards were: Ama Frimpong-Ansah (Crosby), Evelyn Lopez (Kennedy), Daivayannah Taylor (Enlightenment), Carolyn Kleinschmidt (Waterbury Arts Magent), Breanna Madison (Waterbury Career Academy), Jayden Mobley (Wilby), Solmina Darko (Holy Cross) and Jasmine Williams (Sacred Heart). 

Click here for special newsletter on event. 

sean mosley mlk event

Congratulations to Coach Jurewicz!

JurewiczCongratulations to Coach Jurewicz who was honored with the
"Person of Influence Award"
at the Out of the Shadows awards banquet for
Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury

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~ Congratulations Mrs. Lee ~

Mrs. LeeScience Teacher,
Mrs. Lee
Crosby High School
Teacher of the Year 2017
and Waterbury Teacher of the Year!

Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gopie

Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Gopie

Annual Autism Speaks Walk

Thank you to all who came out and represented Crosby at Waterbury's Annual Autism Speaks Walk

Annual Autism Speaks Walk 2017     Annual Autism Speaks Walk 2017

Autism Walk    Annual Autism Speaks Walk 2017     

Click here to see the photo gallery of the day

Congratulations to Bernardo Mbaya

Bernardo Mbaya

Bernardo Mbaya won an iPad at the Carmine and Frank Mangini football camp for being selected as one of the top 10 campers out of a thousand. This award goes to individuals that showcase their talents and prove to be dedicated hard working individuals on the football field. 
 
Bernardo pictured with Frank Mangini an ESPN analyst and retired NFL player/coach. 
 
Crosby Administrators View Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

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The Gathering

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Crosby HS, Waterbury, CT sends their best to Crosby HS, Crosby, Texas

CHS PBIS

The Administration, Faculty, Staff and Students of Crosby High School, Waterbury, CT send all our thougths to the everyone at Crosby High School, Crosby, Texas...

Openings for School Readiness

WATERBURY SCHOOL READINESS

Waterbury Office of Early Childhood is currently accepting applications for the School Readiness Program.

 Full Day, Part Day and School Day options are available for 3 & 4 year old children. 

Call the School Readiness office at 203-573-6684 for more information.

Services for Those Who Become Homeless

If you become homeless, the McKinney-Vento Act provides special services for your child to address the special needs he or she may have while displaced. The McKinney-Vento Act defines "homeless children and youth" as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This includes those who are sharing housing with others (doubled up with a friend or relative), living in motels or camp grounds, or living in emergency shelters, as well as those having no address because they are living in a car, public space or abandoned building.

McKinney-Vento provides transportation from the temporary residence to school and back, school uniforms and basic school supplies, tutors, and tools for school. Please click here to view a brochure with more details on the law and how you may access services.  Please click here for Spanish version of brochure.  Please click here for Albanian version of brochure. 

You may also contact your school's Parent Liaison for more information on how to access these services and to set up transportation for your child if needed.  

Waterbury Student Publishes Book on Amazon

Chase Taylor, a Waterbury student, recently published a book on Amazon to help young children learn the alphabet. He weas recently interviewed on Fox 61 news about his book,The Letter Critters. Chase is the son of Alan and Helen Taylor, who are strong advocates for Autism Speaks, in large measure because of Chase. Helen and Alan are responsible for bringing the Autism Speaks Walk to Waterbury eight years ago.   

Highlights from Soccer Jamboree

Soccer 1  Soccer 2

Soccer 3

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Hispanic Heritage Celebration

On Friday, October 27th, students from throughout the district gathered at Wilby High School for the annual district-wide Hispanic Heritage Celebration. The event included performances by students, as well as displays of art work. Click here for photos and more information.

Below: Chase Elementary School students arrive dressed to perform. 

Chase School students arrive at Hispanic Heritage Celebration.

Crosby LifeSmarts State Champions! Recently Featured in Rep-Am!

2017 Crosby LifeSmarts State ChampionsCrosby High School has been named
State Champions for LifeSmarts.   

Crosby High School students, from left, Klajdi Gjonaj, Megan Holland, Alyssa Simoes and Jason Margison, will head to Pittsburgh on April 20, representing the state of Connecticut in the national LifeSmarts Championship, an event that tests students’ knowledge of consumer rights, finances and other topics. Contributed

Click here to read recent Rep-Am article on Crosby LifeSmart

Congratulations to all of you and best of luck at Nationals in April!  We are Proud of YOU!

Those looking to donate can send checks directly to the Crosby High School LifeSmarts Team, in care of Donna Mancuso, 300 Pierpont Road, Waterbury, CT 06705.

Bus Routes

Morning and afternoon school bus routes are now available under the Parents link (see either School Bus Routes or 2017-2018 School Information) or click here. 

Crosby Class of 1977 Donates Welcome Plaque

Crosby's Class of 1977On Friday, August 25, 2017 many members of the Crosby High School Class of 1977 met at our alum high school to view the Welcome Plaque that our class donated to our school. We are honored that Crosby Principal Jade Gopie allowed us to make this donation to our former high school.

In the photo are sitting from left: Holly Johnson Rubbo; Crosby Principal Jade Gopie and Lori Bandelloni; Standing from the left are: East End Congresswoman Stephanie Cummings; Judy Rush; Judi Howard; Mike D'Avino; our Welcome to Crosby High School plaque; Phil Caron; Dorene Ermini Rinaldi and Bob Ruey. Sadly missing are committee members: Cathy Strick; Cyndy Ventresca Bissonnette; Dawn Risucci; Nancy Rainone Hutt; Peg Farrell-Sforza and Robin Iles Gauthier.

Hoops For Life

Hoops 4 Life

Message From Deputy Superintendent

opening statement

Road to College Tours ~ Parent Engagement ~ Postponed, New Rescheduled Date is Forthcoming

This event scheduled for Tuesday 2/28/17 has been postponed and a new rescheduled date will be announced...

Information in Spanish

Crosby Students Giving Back to the Community

Crosby 9th graders, Yosmeris Castro and Marissa White, participated in the
Blue Ribbon Sale.  Students collected $109.

Exchange Club of Waterbury

2017 Freshman Academy Team D Awards

2017 Freshman Academy Team D AwardsCongratulations to the Crosby Students recognized at the Freshman Academy, Team D Awards Ceremony

Click here to see the photo gallery

Team D Awards ceremony

Crosby Students Attend Performance by Josee Vachon

Josee Vachon Performance

 

 

 

 

Crosby High students attended a performance at St. Anne's Church Hall by French-Canadian singer Josee Vachon.

Pictured from L. to R. are Ms. Carvalho, Tommy Jiang, Josee Vachon, Billy Lin, Yadiel Caraballo, N'kyla Harris, Kamela Maisonet, Jaheim Thoma, and Akim Edward.

 

Teachers Honored

Yolanda Lee, our current Waterbury Teacher of the Year, has been named a semi-finalist for this year’s Connecticut Teacher of the Year.

Michael Clark, a teacher at Kennedy High School, and Mr. David Basile, a teacher at Wilby High School, have been recognized by the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions as recipients of the 2017 Yale Educator Award. According to a press release, this program “recognizes outstanding educators who support and inspire their students to perform at high levels and to achieve excellence.” This year, 58 teachers and 30 counselors were selected out of 411 nominations. Matriculating students are invited to nominate the high school educators, and Yale admissions staff reviews the nominations and selects recipients. 

Fundraising for Hurricane Relief

We will be raising funds as a district in support of hurricane relief efforts. Students, parents and staff can purchase a yellow wrist band for $1.00 (but larger donations may also be accepted) and then they can wear the wristbands to show their support of all the victims. Funds will be donated to one of three organizations: JJ Watts Foundation, Red Cross or Unicef. Each person can choose to which foundation he/she would like the money be directed. The campaign will begin as soon as the bracelets arrive. Parent Liaisons will spearhead the drive in all schools. They will collect all monies and then deliver them to the office of Family and Community Engagement, 236 Grand Street, Room 104 by 1:30 on that final day. 

United Way Bed Races

Two Waterbury schools participated in the United Way’s Bed Race October 14th. Hopeville School and West Side Middle School had the highest level of participation in the recent employee fundraising campaign for the United Way, and the reward was representing the school district in the races. Both schools presented colorfully decorated beds, with West Side adopting a “West Side Warios” theme, dressing much like the video game character Mario, and Hopeville donning pink clothes in a “Hopeville Goes Pink” theme for breast cancer awareness. Darren Schwartz raced alongside the Hopeville team, and Board President Liz Brown was on hand to cheer on both schools.  Hopeville advanced to the second round despite losing a wheel off its original bed during its heat. Click here to view more photos from the event. 

Hopeville lost wheel

Crosby Students Do Well in State Competitions

The Crosby High School LifeSmarts team will be representing the state of Connecticut at the National LifeSmarts competition in Pittsburgh the week of April 20th to the 24th. The Crosby students have won the state championship before, with coach Donna Mancuso winning Coach of the Year honors last year.

The Crosby High School Mock Trial Team made it to the semi-finals and lost by one point to Trumbull who ended up being the state champion. The students displayed great professionalism and knowledge of their assigned case.  Coach Donna Mancuso learned that Trumbull High has Mock Trial as a 45 minute class every day whereas the Crosby students practice only one night a week and occasional Sundays at my attorney's office.   My Vice Principal actually had to take the team to the last two trials as I was in Washington on another program.  She was impressed by what she saw as well. 

Crosby Celebrates PBIS Students

PBIS Crosby recognized PBIS Students with an Ice Cream Social.

Congratulations to all the students who were able to participate.

Click here to see more pictures

Attention Current Juniors!

If you would like your College Essays reviewed by Mrs. Bertola please email them to bbertola@waterbury.k12.ct.us by June 12th. 

Save the Date ~ Crosby's Freshman Orientation 2017

Make sure to mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 16, 2017
from 6:00 pm -7:30 pm

Crosby will hold it's Annual Freshman Orientation
in the Crosby Auditorium

We all look forward to meeting our incoming Freshmen and their Families!

 

Board Commissioners Certified

Congratulations go out to President Liz Brown, and Commissioners Ann Sweeney and Jason Van Stone, upon receiving CABE’s Certified Board of Education Member designation. To achieve this designation, Board members are required to earn a total of twenty credits in the areas of Board Relations, Policy, Curriculum, School Finance, School Law, Labor Relations, and Board Operations. This represents knowledge, skills and ability which can then be used here in Waterbury to help advance school and district improvements and policy. According to CABE, very few Board members earn this designation. 

 

WAMS Lottery

The Waterbury Arts Magnet School lottery is now open. Please click here for the link to the WAMS online lottery application. Applications must be submitted no later than Monday, November 13th, at 9:00 a.m. The lottery drawing will be conducted on Monday, November 27th. Parents/guardians will be notified of the results by mail following the lottery.

There will be two Open House/Tours:

Wednesday, October 18, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.*

Saturday, November 4, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. *

* Free parking in the Scovill Street Garage for these events. 

Parent and Community Leadership Conference

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PARENTS: You are invited to attend the third annual Parent and Community Leadership Conference, to be held on Friday, May 26th, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Community College. The event is free and includes workshops, lunch, and awards ceremony. To register, please click here.

"Putting on AIRS" - May is Asthma Awareness Month

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. The PUTTING ON AIRS (POA) Program is now up and running at the Waterbury Health Department. 

Parents: Is your child's asthma out of control? "Putting on AIRS" can help. Click here for more information in English or Spanish

POA english leaflet

spanish poa

 

 

 

 

Crosby's 2017 Scholar Athletes!

CIAC Scholar Athletes 2017Congratulations to
Egla Hasimllari and Rishi Montesdeoca

The Scholar-Athlete Program annually recognizes two high school seniors – one boy and one girl – from each member high school whose academic and athletic careers have been exemplary, whose personal standards and achievements are a model to others, and who possess high levels of integrity, self-discipline and courage. Last year, 350 students were honored for their achievements throughout their scholastic careers.

Mrs. Crudele ~ Crosby VP, Egla, Rishi and Mr. Ieronimo ~ Crosby AD

Click here to see the photo gallery

Congratulations to Ms. Carter!
Congratulations to Simona Carter for receiving the
2016 - 2017 Crosby High School Parent Award.
Simona was honored at Naugatuck Valley Community College on Friday.
2016-2017 Parent Awardee Ms. Carter
Ms. Graham, Ms. Carter and Mrs. Gopie
Teacher of the Year Announced

Waterbury's newest Teacher of the Year is Yolanda Lee-Gorishti, a science teacher at Crosby High School. 

Just a few of the highlights from her career:

She has completed her coursework for a PhD. .

She teaches grade 9 Physical Science and Grade 11 and 12 Human Biology. She has previously taught Biology, and Meteorology and Astronomy.

She is a professor of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut (2003 to present) and in the Earth Science Department at Southern Connecticut (2004 to present).

She started Crosby’s branch of the Science National Honor Society, and the organization is thriving. Students do community-service work, including tutoring other students at Crosby twice each week.

She organized the STEM Fair at Crosby for the past four years.

She supervises the Environmental Science Club at Crosby.

She serves on the Science District Curriculum Committee and has helped write district assessments for science (mid-terms, final exam, and CFA’s).

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Photo Newsletters Released

Several end of the year activities are being highlighted in photo newsletters, including

Teacher of the Year

Superintendent's Student Recognition Awards (elementary schools)

Superintendent's Student Recognition Awards (secondary schools) 

Keep checking back for more!

Dads Matter Too

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Harlem Globetrotters Perform

The Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center sponsored a fun evening for families on Wednesday evening, September 6th, with two of the Harlem Globetrotters, “Showboat” Jackson and “Blenda” Rodriguez, who not only engaged the audience with their tricks on the court but also spoke to students about staying safe and being kind to each other. The pair enlisted student and parent volunteers to come down on the court for some up-close demonstrations. 

harlem

Crosby High School, School Governance Council

School Governance Council Election documents in English, Spanish and Albanian

Notice of Elections

Click the appropriate link for necessary documentation:

English   Recruitment Flyer  Nomination Form

Spanish  Recruitment Flyer  Nomination Form

Albanian  Recruitment Flyer  Nomination Form

Power School

The PowerSchool Student and Parent portals are now active and ready for use…

Students are able to log into PowerSchool to view their schedules and grades with the same credentials that they use to access district computers.

Parents will need to reach out to the Parent Liaisons for login information and instruction. The Parent Liaisons were trained and were provided the parent lists and log on information earlier this year. 

An IRIS notification will be sent to parents regarding notifying them of their access to PowerSchool.  

The link listed below is for access to the parent/student portal:

https://waterbury.powerschool.com/public/home.html

 

Superintendent Awards 2017

Congratulations to Crosby's Superintendent Awardees for 2017!

Zachary Petrarca, Ama Ansah, Abena Kuffour, and Kenneth Finnegan, pictured here with Mrs. Gopie

2017 Superintendent Awards

CHRO Forum

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Attention to ALL Students Who Drive to School

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Parent Notification-Parent Right To Know

The district will notify the parents of each student attending any Title I school through our website that the parent may request and the district will provide (in a  timely manner) information regarding the professional qualifications of the student's classroom teacher, including, at a minimum, the following:                                                           

Whether the student's teacher    

- has met the state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;

- is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and 

- is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.  

Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and if so, their qualification. ESSA qualification of teachers and paraprofessional is attached.

 
Crosby's Unified Sports Track Team!

Unified Sports Track and Field Meet at Southington HS on May 11, 2017
Unified Sports Track Team   Unified Track/Field

Unified Picnic

 

Durham Bus Tracker App

Parents and guardians please be reminded there is a free app: m.durhambustracker.com that allows you to view your students’ current school bus location and information about the route in near real time including the scheduled arrival time to your home.

You can download the app to your phone at no cost. For more information, please click here.

Fall Sports Schedules

Cross Country    Football    Soccer     Volleyball

2017 Senior College Acceptance Day!

2016 College Acceptance DayCongratulations to all Crosby Seniors 
who were recognized at our annual
College Acceptance Day.
We celebrate all those with college and military acceptances!

Everyone at Crosby wishes all of you well and best wishes as you move on to this next chapter in your lives!

Click here to access the recent article in the Rep~Am

 

Teachers of the Year

Congratulations to all of our Teachers of the Year. All will be honored at the annual Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony, to be held Wednesday, May 31st, at 4:30 p.m. at Crosby High School. Family, friends, and colleagues are all invited to attend and help celebrate. See list by clicking on the "read more" tab.   

HUMAN GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION POLICY

Parents:

 

1.HUMAN GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION POLICY

 

Any parent or legal guardian of a Waterbury Public School student may exempt his/her child from any or all lessons dealing with Human Growth, Development and Family Life portions of the Health and Wellness Education Curriculum.  This may be done by written notification to the Principal of the building that the child attends.  Copies of the curriculum are available at the school for parent review.  If you would like to read the curriculum, please call the school and make an appointment to go in and review the material.

Click to continue article in Spanish and Albanian. 

 

What are the learning expectations for my child?

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Community Eligibility Provisions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Waterbury Public Schools is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision, which provides free breakfasts and lunches for school year 2017-2018.  All students enrolled at the schools may participate in the School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program at no charge.   Household applications are not required to receive free meals, but the school will distribute applications to collect household income data for other programs that require this information and these forms must be returned to the Food Service Department.

All students will be served breakfast and lunch at no charge at all the Waterbury Public Schools.

Durham Bus Tracker App Now Available for Parents/Guardians

Bus App InstructionsYour Student, Your Child, Your Bus ~ At Your Fingertips

Begin tracking your child's bus immediately after you down load the Durham Bus Tracker App.
Students were issued instructions in school, however you can also click here to get full download instructions on this new App.

 

College Acceptance Celebrated

One hundred fifty Crosby High School students were honored May 17th for their acceptances to college during the school's second annual College Acceptance Day. Family and fellow students cheered them on during a ceremony held in the school's gym, followed by a reception in the cafeteria. 

Principal Jade Gopie addresses the students (below). 

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Crosby's Annual Walk for Success 2017

Walk for SuccessWe are once again planning our annual Walk for Success 2017

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.

Volunteers will travel in teams. We look forward to meeting incoming freshman and their families!

When: Saturday, August 12, 2017 8:00 AM-12:00 PM.

 

Blue Whale Challenge

Parents: When it comes to the well-being of our students, we can never be too careful. Therefore, it's important to inform you of a new "game" on social media...

Please click here to view letter from Chief Academic Officer Darren Schwartz that explains what the game is and why it may be dangerous for students to start playing. Letter is in English, Spanish and Albanian.   

Financial Reality Fair

Crosby High School hosted a Financial Reality Fair for high school students yesterday. Students listened to a presentation on what choices they would need to make as they started their first “job” and moved into their first “home.” Students then visited tables set up in the gym where they had to decide how much money to spend on basics such as housing and transportation and extras such as ”night life.” The goal was stay within their budget and hopefully have money left over at the end of the month.  

The tables included a spin on the "Wheel of Reality" where students could win (e.g. money from a tag sale) or lose (e.g. replacement cost for a lost cellphone).  

wheel of reality

School Readiness Seats Open

“NOW ENROLLING 3 AND 4 YEAR OLDS IN SCHOOL READINESS! CALL 203-573-6684 TODAY!”

 

Kennedy Students Compete

The Kennedy High School robotics team, the Nuts and Bolts of Fury, will be competing at the FIRST National Robotics Championship in St. Louis on April 26th to the 29th, after qualifying earlier this year at two regional competitions. The students have set up a GoFundMe page and will be conducting fundraisers at Amalfi’s on April 10 and Texas Road House on April 18, in addition to two car washes, a dunk tank at the school, and a paint night. Kennedy teacher George Flaherty works with the students. 

Twenty-six Kennedy High School students recently spent five days in New Orleans, helping construct a Habitat for Humanity home and seeing the sights. The members of the HOPE  (Helping People Everywhere) and YES (Young Educators Society) clubs were accompanied by Jahanna Hayes and Cassandra Fann Peirce. 

Attention Seniors!

You MUST tell Mrs. Bertola what 2-year, 4-year, trade school or military branch you have committed to by next Friday, April 28th for the College Acceptance Day Ceremony.

Reminder: FAMILIES NEED TO RSVP HOW MANY MEMBERS WILL BE ATTENDING.

College Acceptance Day will be held Wednesday 5/17/17, 9:30 AM

Financial Reality Fair Comes to Crosby

Financial Reality Fair 2017High school students in the Waterbury district had the opportunity to participate in The Financial Reality Fair!

A Financial Reality Fair is a 2.5 hour hands-on experience in which students, after identifying their career choice and starting salaries, are provided a budget sheet requiring them to live within their monthly salary while paying for basics such as housing, utilities, transportation, clothing and food. Of course, there are many temptations for additional spending, and students must learn to balance their wants and needs to live on their own.

Thank You to all who planned, helped coordinate and volunteered their time for this event!

Click here to see a photo gallery of the day's event

Graduation Photos

Attention all 2017 Crosby High School seniors and families: You are welcome to
view slide shows, and/or download pictures from the Class of 2017 Graduation Ceremony.
Please visit http://img.gg/UhN60j3  However, please FIRST read a letter attached as the
very first picture upon entering the site for navigation instructions and a special note
from the photographer. Congratulations to all our seniors, and enjoy your pictures!

CT Is Standing Up for Public Schools

The National School Board Association and its state associations, including the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, have banded together to share the successes of public schools. NSBA has gathered the support of such superstars as Magic Johnson, Montel Williams and Sal Khan. As part of its efforts, Connecticut has developed a video that stars Rick Matracchio, a Waterbury native.

Click here to learn more about Stand Up 4 Connecticut Public Schools on the CABE website.

Click here to view the video of Rick Mastraccio speaking about his own public school education.