Chase Building, Spring 2015


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Students Recognized for Art Talent

Congratulations to the twelve 5th graders from the Waterbury School system who won Arts Awards at the 20th Annual Connecticut Elementary Schools Celebration of the Arts Festival. The ceremony was held at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, CT on Tuesday, February 5. Elementary schools from approximately 80 cities and towns around Connecticut participated in the Arts Festival over the course of 2 nights. The students and their families, as well as teachers and administrators, were able to enjoy a buffet style dinner of salad, pasta, pizza, tacos and ice cream. The award recipients had their caricatures drawn and all children were able to participate in face painting and balloon sculpting done by several clowns throughout the night. All students received certificates of achievement presented by the school principal or their designee.

The following students won awards for visual arts and/or music:
Back row: Tamara Guevara (Wilson - Music), Erika Perez (Wilson - Art), Annalese Maldonado (Gilmartin - Music) and Nesi Nakhutsrishvili (Gilmartin - Art)
Front row: Sydnie Smith (Rotella - Music), Aishah Aly (Rotella - Art), Dara Cabrera (Sprague - Art), Janvi Patel (Sprague - Music) and Ashley Guardado (Hopeville - Art)
Missing: Jose Morales (Maloney - Music & Art), Mya Soto (Maloney - Music & Art) and Dylan Syman (Hopeville - Music)


NEMS Scores in Vocabulary Bowl

North End Middle School students studied hard and learned 16,171 new words as part of the national Vocabulary Bowl competition. That result placed the school in the top ten nationally. CONGRATULATIONS!

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New Year Begins with New Staff in Place

January 14, 2019 - Superintendent of Schools Dr. Verna Ruffin (standing) welcomed new staff to her Cabinet today, where the discussion immediately focused on student learning. New staff (or staff in new positions) include Dr. Gregory Rodriguez, Deputy Superintendent; Mr. William F. Clark, Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Tonya Biles, Supervisor of Pupil Personnel, and Jacqueline Davis, District Climate and Attendance Coordinator. Two CT State Department of Education officials helped provide guidance: Leslie Carson, Turnaround Office, and Ajit Gopalakrishnan, Bureau Chief of the Performance Office. 

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Filmmaker Documents Waterbury Students Learning to Read

Harvey Hubbell, filmmaker, is filming a documentary in Waterbury about the systems/practices we use to teach reading. This link will bring you to the first 7 episodes. They are only a few minutes each.

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