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Superintendent's Student Recognition Awards

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Fifty one students received recognition during the annual Superintendent's Student Awards Recognition ceremony, held May 10, 2018 at Kennedy High School. Click here for full set of photographs and student bios from that evening. 

PreK Registration Extended

the Pre-K registration will continue through June 21st.  Enrollment and placement will be determined by June 30th.

Celebrating Community Through The Arts

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Eligible Students May Register

The Waterbury Registrars of Voters has set up various dates in May to visit all of our high schools to enable eligible students to register to vote.  As part of the process, one Republican and one Democrat representative will be at each school session.

Students born before November 6, 2000 can register to vote now, as they will be 18 on Election Day.  If registered, they may vote in the August primaries even if they are not yet 18.  Students can register as a member of a political party or as an unaffiliated voter.

  • WCA               Thursday,  May 3, 2018        
  • Crosby            Friday,  May 18, 2018           
  • WAMS            Tuesday,  May 22, 2018        
  • Kennedy         Wednesday, May 23, 2018    
  • Wilby              Thursday, May 24, 2018

Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. 

Heroin Education Action Team (H.E.A.T.) Presentation

Parents and friends are cordially invited to attend an evening presentation at Wilby High School on Wednesday, May 30th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm:

The opioid epidemic is a national crisis that has hit Connecticut hard.  Over 900 people died from opioid overdoses in 2016 in Connecticut and in 2017 the Connecticut Medical Examiner’s Office reported a total of 1038 opioid overdoses.  In response, the Waterbury Board of Education, the Waterbury Department of Public Health, the Mayor’s Task Force Against Substance Abuse and the Central Naugatuck Valley Opioid Workgroup have teamed to invite the United States Attorney’s Office to present an educational event for our entire school community offered by the Heroin Education Action Team (H.E.A.T.).

The program will discuss the statistics and the serious problem with abuse of prescription painkillers, which many times leads users to purchase the cheaper alternative, heroin.  However, the heroin seen on the streets now is almost always laced with fentanyl, an even more potent and lethal drug which is prevalent in most overdose deaths.  In response to the spike in the number of overdose deaths in Connecticut, in 2016 the United States Attorney’s Office began prosecuting drug dealers whose drugs contributed to the death of the victim(s). 

Super Seniors

SS 2018

Teacher Projects Funded

Twenty-four Waterbury Public Schools teachers had their Donors Choose projects funded in full recently, through the generosity of Ripple, a San Francisco-based technology company who donated $29 million to DonorsChoose.org., funding every single classroom project request across the U.S. requested at that time. Here in Waterbury, 28 projects were funded, totaling $19,856. Donors Choose allows those who would like to support education on a classroom level to donate funds to projects that interest them.

Three Waterbury Public Schools teachers have been awarded grants for summer projects through Fund for Teachers.  Alison Kirchberger (Hopeville) and Doreen Lawson (Wilby) will travel to Crete, Greece (click here for their blog) to study storytelling and memoir writing, while Matthew Weiner (Enlightenment) will travel to Thailand to study meditation in a Buddhist monastery. The national Fund for Teachers granted awards to 487 teachers this year, with 149 of those teachers being from Connecticut. The Dalio Foundation funds the Connecticut projects. 

WH Summer Bridge Program

Applications are now available for students interested in Waterbury Hospital's Summer Bridge Program. The program runs from June 25 - July 27. A Maximum of 30 students will be accepted. Click here for more information. 

Junior Class Fundraiser


College Planning Night




2018 WCA HOSA Competition




March Newsletter

March 2018



Black History Month Breakfast

BHM 2018

Black History Month Celebration

BHM celebration


Registration for FREE SAT PREP offered by GEAR UP.



Gear Up SAT

Junior Night



This is for students and families of current 11th and 12th graders.


Click on this link to register    Scholarship Search 


Scholly is an app that connects students to scholarship opportunities. The mission of the app is to create “opportunity for all” by streamlining and simplifying the college scholarship search process. There is a mobile app, but students need to go to the website first to create an account in order to have the fee waived which is being provided by GEAR UP. Once students have registered, they can use the mobile app for free. Scholly helps students locate scholarships that they may have never been exposed to, then it is up to the student to apply! https://app.myscholly.com/waterbury


GEAR UP Financial Aid Presentation
Open to 11th & 12th Grade Families
Tuesday, October 3rd   5:30pm
Naugatuck Valley Community College - Technology Hall 531

Click here for more information.


Open to 12th Grade Families

Please join us for a hands on workshop to help you in completing your FAFSA!

Saturday, October 14th – 9:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday, October 18th – 5:30pm-8:00pm
Saturday, October 28th – 9:00am-12:00pm|
Wednesday, November 8th – 5:30pm-8:00pm
Saturday, November 18th – 9:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, December 2nd – 9:00am-12:00pm

Click here for more information.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Hispanic Heritage



Financial Aid Night

Financial Aid

Open House for Prospective Students

Open House


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Incoming Freshman


Uniform Orders
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Deadline is August 4th

Freshman Orientation
August 16, 2017 
6:00 pm


Questions? Contact Mrs. Therrien at 203-574-6020 or jtherrien@waterbury.k12.ct.us


Waterbury Career Academy High School
175 Birch Street
Waterbury, CT 06704
Phone: 203-574-6000

Fax: 203-578-3929