We aim to rise above the ordinary, by developing education which can transform lives and unite communities. Inspired by our faith and trust in each other, our parents and community, we aim for each student to reach his or her full potential in mind, body, heart and spirit. Let us learn from yesterday, make the most of today, and believe in our tomorrow, so that we may rise to the challenge before us. 


DPAC Meeting

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Day On Hill

Several Waterbury Public School students participated in this year's Annual Day on the HIll in Hartford. The event, sponsored by the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, provides an opportunity for local Board of Education Commissioners, students, and other advocates to attend a program on the legislative process and then meet with individual legislators to encourage support for public education. Show below with the students are Waterbury Commissioners Charles L. Stango, Elizabeth C. Brown (president), Juanita P. Hernandez and Ann M. Sweeney. 

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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

National Day of Activism

Students in all Waterbury Public Schools high schools as well as comprehensive middle schools participated in activities observing the March 14, 2018 National Day of Activism Against Gun Violence. Each school had an opportunity to develop its own activity, with some choosing indoor activities while others allowed students to briefly exit the school. "It was a great day for student engagement and activism based on a great desire to change gun laws and remember the victims of the Parkland, Florida shooting, and to express kindness to one another, explained Paul Whyte, Instuctional Leadership Director. 

2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes spoke on the topic on CBS This Morning. Click here for a link to this interview. 

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School administrators and police officials met prior to March 14 to discuss how school staff could allow students to express their opinions but yet assure the safety of all students on the day.  

Superintendent Search

The city is currently seeking a new Superintendent of Schools. Individuals wishing to apply must do so online at www.rayassoc.com. Deadline for applications is April 2, 2018. Please click here for information on the requirements and the application process. All applications must go through Ray & Associates, Inc. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

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Board Honored

March has been designated as Connecticut Board of Education Member Recognition Month. This gives the community an opportunity to officially thank its Board of Education Commissioners for all the work they do on behalf of its students. 

Waterbury honored its Board at a workshop at Chase School on Thursday, March 1st.  Deputy Superintendent Robert Henry presented each Board Commissioner with a certificate, and Chase School students gave each flowers and a small gift. 

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LifeSmarts Champions!

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Art Rageous

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