GoIT Application Deadline Extended to June 20, 2019

Attention Students and Parents of Students in rising 6th-10th Graders (this past year's 5th-9th graders)!

Waterbury Public Schools is running an exciting enrichment program this summer called GoIT. GoIT was piloted in the early Winter and met tremendous success. The program leads students through the design process of a mobile application. The program culminates with a 'Shark Tank' style competition where students present their designs to a panel of distinguished judges. We were blown away with the incredible presentations in the winter and are so excited to see what students will design this time. This exciting program runs from 9-3 daily (with lunch) at Waterbury Career Academy High School on July 29- August 2 and transportation is available for students and it is mandatory to attend all 5 days. Please note that this is an enrichment activity and excellent behavior is required by all attendees. Click here to find an application for your students. (Please note that this application still contains the original deadline date of June 10). Applications must be printed clearly and can be faxed to Kari Nizzardo at 203-578-3929 or scanned and emailed to  The deadline for the application has been extended to Thursday, June 20th. Any questions, please email Kari Nizzardo at  

Summer Program


Superintendent's Student Recognition Awards

Fifty-one students from throughout the school district were honored on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at a ceremony at Kennedy High School. The 51 students were selected by their schools for their commitment to their education, their willingness to help others both in school and in the community, and their leadership. Click here for a photo gallery of the event. 

There is also a video of the event and a separate link to a video that was shown during the ceremony. 


Below: Areli Brown, Driggs School, shown here with Principal Michael Theriault, Superintendent Dr. Ruffin and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Rodriguez, was among those receiving awards that evening. 


Summer Reading Club starts Thursday at Library

Silas Bronson Library will hold a kickoff event for its Summer Reading Club on Thursday, June 6, at 6 p.m. at the Library, 267 Grand St. Sound Explorers with Matthew Cantello will be featured. Wilson School students who participate in the club this summer will earn a reward when they return to school in August, according to Principal Jennifer Rosser. The Library encourages children ranging from infants through eighth graders to participate in the club, which is called "A Universe of Stories." Registration begins on Thursday, June 6, and ends Friday, Aug. 9. Registration forms are available at the main library and at the Bunker Hill branch. Online registration is available at A closing event with Ben & Jerry's ice cream will be held on Friday, Aug. 16, at 3 p.m. For more information, call 203-574-8213.

Reading Club flier

Teacher of the Year!

Lisa M. Romano, Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School, is Waterbury's newest Teacher of the Year! Inez Ramirez, Vice Principal at Kingsbury School, was named Administrator of the Year. Congratulations!  CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTO GALLERY.

lisa romano

Benefits of After School Activities

extra curricular activities

Alert: New kindergarten and pre-k students need physicals, immunizations, lead screening before school year begins

All incoming pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students are required to have physical examinations, including immunizations and lead screening, before the start of the school year. Children who have not completed these requirements will be excluded from school. Click on the links below to see Health Assessment Records for kindergarten and pre-kindergarten that you can print and bring to your child's doctor:

Kindergarten Health Assessment Record

Pre-Kindergarten Health Assessment Record

For information about free immunization clinics through the Waterbury Health Department, call 203-573-7895, ext 7207.

Connecticut Department of Health Immunization Program

Waterbury Public Schools Lead Screening Policy

Waterbury Public Schools Registration Information

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Waterbury, CT 06704
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