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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.

West Side Math Madness

The West Side Math Madness Event will take place on May 10th. 

For more information, click on the link below: 


Celebrating Community Through The Arts

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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). 

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. 

West Side Report Cards


Due to an extended marking period 3, report cards will be distributed April 27th. 

West Side Middle School Parent Conference Night

Please read the following link for information on Parent Conference night. 

Click Here for Information. 

Middle School Robotics

Our middle school students are also learning to compete in robotics. Two teams from each middle school recently held a competition at West Side Middle School. At the end of the morning, North End Middle School was the winner, Wallace placed second, and West Side placed third, but all students had the opportunity to practice and learn valuable skills that will help them in all academic classes, especially STEM classes.middle school robotics

21st Century program application:


Click to get access to applications and find out more about the 21st Century Program

Parent Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday December 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at West Side Middle School.

West Side Winter Concert

The West Side Middle School Winter Concert will be on December 12, 2017 in the auditorium. 

Starts: 7PM
Ends: 9PM

Student performers should arrive by 6:30 PM to prepare. 


Students at West Side will be completing the PSAT on October 11th at school. 

For more information, contact your child's house Guidance Counselor. 



WSMS Community Day is back again!

Join Us!

Food, performances by West Side students, face-painting, pumpkin decorating, games, contests, community art projects, crafts, and raffles!

Fun for all!


Saturday 10/14/2017

10AM to 2PM


West Side Middle School 
483 Chase Parkway
Waterbury,CT 06708


Save the Date!

West Side Fall Sports Tryouts

For students interested in trying out for fall sports at West Side Middle School, remember the following:

1. Anyone interested in trying out for sports must sign up in their house office (Blue,Gold,Red) by Thursday 8/31. Sign up sheets and permission slips are in the house offices. 

2. Students must have a physical on file with the nurse prior to the tryout date in order to participate. 


Tryout Dates:

Cross Country: September 5th and 6th

Soccer: September 6th and 7th

Volleyball: September 6th




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

Fax: 203.574.8130