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Important Message from Our Superintendent

The mass shootings that occurred in Orlando, Florida recently were both tragic and heartbreaking on many different levels.  We mourn with the families and friends who lost loved ones, and hope for a speedy recovery for all those injured in the attack.  We stand in solidarity with the Orlando community which is demonstrating great resilience in the wake of the senseless violence experienced there. 

The Connecticut State Department of Education is offering resources on their website at www.sde.ct.gov  to help cope with processing the emotions related to these events.

Dr. Kathleen M. Ouellette, Superintendent of Schools

 

Summer Food Program

The “Free Summer Meals” are an extension of the National School Food Lunch Program when school is out. A nutritious meal composed of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and milk is served. Meals must be eaten at the site due to food safety; a piece of fruit can be taken home. It’s FREE for all children 18 and younger. Children do not need to be registered for any programs to receive a summer meal. All children and teens 18 and younger are welcome at any location. There is absolutely no cost to the child or family for the meals, there is NO paperwork or registration required. Click here for additional information. 

WAMS Summer Arts Program
KidsMarathon

On June 2nd, nearly 2400 Waterbury students ran the final 1.2 miles of a cumulative marathon in the KidsMarathon culminating activity.  Marathoner Rod Dixon, who originated the KdsMarathon program, was on hand to cheer students on, along with Mayor Neil O'Leary, Waterbury basketball star Ryan Gomes, and several other dignitaries and community supporters. Click here for photos of the events.  

For several weeks prior, students learned about healthy choices and goal setting while running short distances that allowed them to accumulate the distance run for a marathon, just shy the final 1.2 miles run on June 2nd. 

 

Parents Honored

Twenty nine parents were honored at this year's Parent and Community Leadership Conference, held at the Naugatuck Valley Community College on May 20, 2016. The full day conference event, which included a keynote speech byDr. Michele Femc-Bagwell Director- CommPACT Community Schools Collaborative and Faculty in the Educational Leadership Department, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut and workshops by Waterbury Public School staff, GEAR Up, the Waterbury Police Department and other community organizations. The full-day event was co-sponsored by the Waterbury Public Schools, NVCC, GEAR Up, CommPACT Community Schools Collaborative, Waterbury Hospital and Bridge to Success. Click here for more information and photographs. 

Students Honored

Students were honored from throughout the district on May 17 and May 18 during the annual Superintendent's Student Recognition Awards ceremonies. Students in grades pre-K through 5th were honored the first evening. Students in 6th through 12th grade and adult education were honored on the second evening. Click here for photos and list of winners on May 17 and May 18

Congratulations to Teachers of the Year

Twenty-nine teachers from throughout the district were honored at a ceremony at the Mattatuck Museum on May 25, 2016, and Ann Grace Spizzoucco, a sixth grade English Language Arts teacher from Wallace Middle School, was named this year's Waterbury Teacher of the Year. Click here for photos from the event.   

Shutterfly Gives $40,000

Shutterfly donated $20,000 to 2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes and $20,000 to her school, John F. Kennedy High School. The donation was announced during Mrs. Hayes' guest appearance on the "Ellen: the Ellen Degeneres Show." See article from show website for more details.  Click here for youtube video of Mrs. Hayes' appearance. 

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