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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 


European Conflict Exhibit

WAMS Student Council European Conflict Tours Exhibit

Mattatuck Museum will host a month long exhibit of WAMS Student Council European Conflict Tour I, II, and III, beginning Jan. 13th 2017 and ending Feb 26th 2017.

The tours took place in 2011, 2013, and 2015.  The exhibit will be featuring over 100 student photographs of World War II and Cold War sites located in, Paris, Normandy, Berlin, Munich, Warsaw, Krakow, Salzburg, Prague, Amsterdam, Dachau and Auschwitz. There will also be a student produced documentary with holocaust survivors. 

School groups are welcome to view the exhibit during regular museum/school hours.

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CT Is Standing Up for Public Schools

The National School Board Association and its state associations, including the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, have banded together to share the successes of public schools. NSBA has gathered the support of such superstars as Magic Johnson, Montel Williams and Sal Khan. As part of its efforts, Connecticut has developed a video that stars Rick Matracchio, a Waterbury native.

Click here to learn more about Stand Up 4 Connecticut Public Schools on the CABE website.

Click here to view the video of Rick Mastraccio speaking about his own public school education.


College Financial Night for Grades 10 and 11

College Financial Night
Join GEAR UP and learn about how to pay for college including information about scholarships and financial aid. Dinner & Spanish translation will be provided. This event is open to GEAR UP families from all schools. 

Thursday, March 16th

Snow date Thursday, March 23rd

Location: NVCC

5:30pm: Dinner & GEAR UP Updates

6:00pm: College Funding Presentation

RSVP www.Gearupwaterbury.com


Congratulations to Argenis Herrera on being chosen as a Senate Page. Argenis will spend four months in Washington DC!

Entrance to the program is highly competitive and academic standing is an important criterion. 

A pages' primary duties are delivering correspondence and legislative material within the Capitol complex. Other duties include taking messages for senators, calling them to the phone, preparing the Senate chamber for sessions and carrying bills and amendments to the desk.

A rotation system is used so that every page has an opportunity to experience all areas of service.

While in Washington DC, Argenis will also attend the U.S. Senate Page School.





Catalyst Prep (www.CatalystPrep.com) has partnered with WCA for a comprehensive prep class for the SAT.
Students will benefit from:

  • 6 two-hour sessions covering all four sections of the SAT
  • 2 four-hour authentic College Baord diagnostic tests with personalized score reports

There is NO COST to enroll in the course. Please see you Gear Up sire coordinator to reserve your spot.

 Hurry .... Space is limited!

MLK Youth Explosion

Eight Waterbury students were presented with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Awards and Crosby High School teacher Sean Mosley was presented with a Dr. Martin Luther King., Jr. Leadership Award during the second annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Summit on Saturday, January 14, 2017. The event is sponsored by the Concerned Black Clergy Council of Waterbury and the Waterbury Public Schools. 

The students who received awards were: Ama Frimpong-Ansah (Crosby), Evelyn Lopez (Kennedy), Daivayannah Taylor (Enlightenment), Carolyn Kleinschmidt (Waterbury Arts Magent), Breanna Madison (Waterbury Career Academy), Jayden Mobley (Wilby), Solmina Darko (Holy Cross) and Jasmine Williams (Sacred Heart). 

Click here for special newsletter on event. 

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Mercedez Patrick earns a full scholarship!

Mercedez Patrick has been chosen as a recipient of the Day of Price Scholarship from the University of Connecticut.

Day of Pride Scholarships are awarded to outstanding Connecticut high school seniors who have proven academic ability as demonstrated through high school grades, test scores, class rank, and letters of recommendation. Recipients also show a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism, demonstrate leadership, and contribute to their community. Awards are based upon a very competitive selection process. This is a full scholarship for four years.

Congratulations Mercedez!

Maloney and Rotella Lottery Information

Lottery applications for Maloney and Rotella will be available from February 1st through February 28th, 2017. Applications will be accepted for grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Applications will be accepted online at https://Waterbury.GoodwinChoice.com (available starting 2/1/17). 

Open House for Prospective Students
Maloney -  rescheduled to January 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. 
Rotella - January 11, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

The Lottery will be held on March 8, 2017. Parents will be notified via mail of the lottery wait list numbers during the week of March 27, 2017. 

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