OUR MISSION

The Wallace Middle School community works collaboratively to create a student-centered educational experience that emphasizes a commitment to academic excellence and citizenship.  Students are guided to become critical thinkers and responsible citizens in a diverse society.

We believe …

· How children learn is as important as what they learn.

· An understanding of the students and families-individually, culturally, and developmentally-is as important as knowing the content we teach.

· Public education is a responsibility shared by students, parents, school personnel, and community members.

· Mutual trust and respect are essential for sustaining and improving safe and successful schools.

 

  Parents may request, and the district will provide, information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s teachers and paraprofessionals. 

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Summer Meals Program

The “Free Summer Meals” program begins on Monday, June 26th.  Once again, we will be serving free breakfast and lunch throughout Waterbury to all children 18 years and younger. The informative flyer and menus provide contact information as to where families can find a feeding location near them.  Click jhere for flyer / breakfast menu / lunch menu

Updates to Board Schedule

The Board of Education has scheduled a Special Meeting on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at the Waterbury Arts Magnet School. Further, the Board of Education has cancelled its June 29, 2017 workshop and its July 6, 2017 meeting. 

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.  

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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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!

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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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.   

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.

  

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UPCOMING EVENTS