Honest students will hold one another to high academic, social and civic expectations   
Organized students will assume responsibility for actions and focus on using technology for learning    
Noble students will maintain professionalism; will demonstrate a strong work ethic and integrity
Optimistic students will be open and positive toward new and diverse perspectives
Respectful students will treat each other with fairness, compassion and respect, while valuing differences 


Dash and Bash

Come join the fun for the Great Dash and Bash, Saturday, June 11, in Library Park. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m.. Race begins at 10:00 a.m.. Both 5K runners and one mile walkers are welcome. The scenic downtown course starts at Library Park and ends at Pies And Pints on Leavenworth Street. Awards will be given to top age group finishers and all top overall finishers. Post race festivities and music at Pies And Pints, Click here for additional information.

Sponsored by School Administrators of Waterbury, Waterbury Teacher's Association and the Office of the Mayor.  

Chalk Walk

Thanks to WCA students, Mrs. Kingsbury, Mrs. Santiago and Mr. Pontecorvo we collected 105 pairs of shoes to put at the Chalk Walk at Quassy which were then donated to children in the foster care system.
In the photo, crossing the finish line is my former student Precious Price. Precious was in and out of the foster care system since she was an infant. She aged out at age 22, 7 years ago. She attended ConnCAP, Wilby and always went above and beyond. She recently graduated with a Masters in Social Work from UCONN and is just one of 12 applicants chosen nationwide accepted into the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute's Foster Youth Internship Program. She will be writing policy around issues of foster care.
Not every foster care child is as lucky as Precious. Every year 400 children age out of our Connecticut Foster Care System. So, thank you. Thank you for your support; we genuinely appreciate it!


Escape Alive Event
WCA students, staff and parents participated in the Escape Alive Class in partnership with Jane Doe No More. It was an amazing life changing experience for our young ladies.
Thank you to Mrs. Gotlobowski, Mrs. DeFrancesco, and Mrs. Bogli for participating in the class and being such great role models for our young ladies.
Thank you to Mr. McDonald for setting up and providing water.

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. 

School Calendar for Next Year is Updated

Get the latest version of the 2016-2017 school calendar, updated May 9, 2016 by clicking here

Paraprofessional Transfers

PARAPROFESSIONAL - transfer openings only - see memo and building based transfer openings

Request for transfers are due no later than 4 PM, May 26, 2016.

You will be notified in writing by June 1, 2016 if your request is approved.

Hayes Honored at White House

May 3, 2016: Mrs. Jahana Hayes, 2016 National Teacher of the Year, was honored today at the White House, along with other state teachers of the year from around the country, Washington, D.C. and the American territories. Click here for the official video the event. 

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