Academic Academies


Information From Health Department

The Waterbury Board of Education and the City Health Department consider the health and safety of students and our school community as a top priority. Families who are interested in learning more about the prevention or eradication of certain insects, such as bed bugs, may seek additional information by clicking on the following links:

Preventing and Getting Rid of Bed Bugs Safely


The Big Bad Musical at West Side!

Date: Saturday June 1st and Sunday June 2nd 2019
Location: West Side Auditorium
Time: Saturday: 7PM / Sunday: 6PM

Cost: Adults $5 
         Children & Seniors $3

West Side Drama Club proudly presents "The Big Bad Musical" by Alec Strum & Bill Francoeur. 

Mark your calendar and come support the students!



Summer Camp Empowering Kids

Event Dates: June 23 - June 27 2019
Event Location: West Side Middle School

Event Time: 9-2pm daily



Looking for something to do this summer? West Side Middle School 6th to 8th graders can enroll in a CT State Department Sponsored summer day camp “EMPOWERING KIDS.” As the program is offered at NO COST. This mini-camp will run from (Sunday, June23th –Thursday, June 27th.)  We will learn about how to save our planet? Build and race Solar Cars/Build Solar Ovens? Visit a Sustainable Farm? Visit UCONN’s Engineering Dept. Participate in TEAM BUILDING Activities. And learn ways to have a cookout and swim at Burr Pond!  **In Empowering Kids you will do all these things and more. You will work with other students from other towns and have fun!!


Paraprofessional Openings

Please click here to view information regarding the list of paraprofessional transfer openings.  These are paper transfers that will take effect for the 2019/2020 school year.  Please use the attached form to request transfers, do not send in memos or letters requesting transfers.  Deadline is 4:00 p.m., May 15, 2019. Notification of granted transfers by June 3, 2019 if your request is approved.  


Message to Community Providers

In anticipation of future opportunities for Waterbury Public Schools to apply for afterschool grants, we invite community agencies to submit information about programs that can be delivered by those agencies for students in the schools as part of an afterschool program(s).  Please submit information to by May 30, 2019. 

Benefits of After School Activities

extra curricular activities

Important Testing Information

Please follow the link below for information on West Side's standardized testing.

Smarter Balanced and Next Generation Testing Information

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West Side Middle School
483 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
Phone: 203.574.8120

Fax: 203.574.8130