District News

Input Sought on Grant Application

21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant 2018-19

The Waterbury Public School District is preparing one afterschool grant application for the 2018-19 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Program.  We welcome any input or suggestions you have to offer concerning this grant application.  To share your thoughts on this please call the Competitive Grants Office at 203-346-3506, or email nsteck@waterbury.k12.ct.us using the following subject line: 21st CCLC Community Input, by October 23, 2018.

Trunk or Treat

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Educators of Year Announced

Thirty-one teachers, three paraprofessionals, one administrator, and one support staff person of the year will be honored at a ceremony at Crosby High School on Thursday, June 14th, at 4:30 p.m. The Administrator of the Year and the Waterbury Teacher of the Year will be announced at that time. Continue reading this article on the next page to see the list of winners. 

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. 

Celebrating Community Through The Arts

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Former Student Donates

Julian Adorno, who graduated last year from Wilby's Special Ed program, came back to visit three schools September 24th bearing gifts for those schools' special education programs. Utilizing funds he raised during several fundraisers over the past year, Julian utilized his passion and talent to raise funds for different autism local and national organizations, including the purchase of OSMO interactive programs for the special education students for use with IPads for Wilby, North End and Crosby.  

With the assistance of his family, Julian did paint night fundraisers that he taught himself. Julian is a very talented artisit,a nd he also created and sold notecards for different occasions with his own art as well.

Julian is the son of Commissioner Melissa Serrano Adorno. 

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Left to right: Special education teacher Marie Calma (Crosby), Julian Adorno, School Superintendent Dr. Verna Ruffin, Commissioner Adorno and her husband, Victor Adorno. 

 

Parent Forum

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Community Conversation

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Open House for Prospective Students Postponed

Due to the impending weather, Waterbury Career Academy’s open house for prospective students that was originally scheduled for this Thursday, November 15, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, November 28 at 6:00 pm.  

Staff Welcome New Superintendent

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Dr. Ruffin greets staff as they arrive at the reception to welcome her to Waterbury Public Schools. 

DPAC Event

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FLYER IN SPANISH / ALBANIAN

Flu Clinic

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Governance Council Training

Waterbury Public Schools Governance Council Training Module

Provided by the Waterbury Board of Education & CABE CT Association Boards of Education

  Tuesday, November 27, 2018 (Snow Date: Wednesday Nov. 28, 2018)

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Crosby High School Media Center

300 Pierpont Road Waterbury, CT 06705  

Light Refreshments Will be Served

Child Care Provided by Crosby High School Students

Module:  Basics- “What School Governance Members Need to Know”   

Attorney Rebecca Adams from CABE

Full flyer in English / Spanish / Albanian 

New Interactive Playgrounds

Interactive playgrounds are a new trend, and Waterbury Public Schools now have three, with more on the way. The recently installed playgrounds at Walsh, Chase and Generali schools feature areas where parents can use a smartphone app to access games small groups of children can play with each other while using the equipment. To see more photos and learn more about these playgrounds, please CLICK HERE. 

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Eagles Nest Preschool Accepting Applications

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WAMS Lottery
November Meeting Rescheduled

The Board of Education meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, November 15th, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, November 14th, at 6:30 p.m. at Waterbury Arts Magnet School. 

New Superintendent Named

Dr. Verna D. Ruffin is the new Superintendent of Schools for Waterbury. The Board of Education official named Dr. Ruffin at its meeting June 28, 2018. 

Dr. Ruffin comes to Waterbury from a position as a Chief Academic Officer for the Achievement School District in Memphis, Tennessee. Prior to that position, she had served as Superintendent of the Jackson-Madison County Schools in Jackson (TN) and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction and Area Superintendent in Tulsa (OK) Public Schools.

Dr. Ruffin accepts position

Waterbury Public Schools
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Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone: (203) 574-8000

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