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Waterbury District and Curriculum

The schools use a standards-based curriculum which specifies what students are expected to become proficiently able to understand each year. Waterbury has recently implemented a series of programs aimed at increasing student success in the district. First, they focused on Tier 1 and Tier 2 indicators that monitor student progress within the classroom. This program provides an ability to closely monitor and implement new strategies to better meet the needs of schools and students. It also has been a tool to allow collaboration between teachers.

We currently cover the following Waterbury-area school district: Waterbury Public Schools.

Schools in Waterbury include:

Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School is located on 380 Pierpont Rd, Waterbury, CT 06705, Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School covers grades PreK-5 and can be contacted at 203-574-8168.  The mission of Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School is to provide all students with a comprehensive academic education that integrates the arts, including dance, music, theater and visual and media arts into teaching. The vision of the school to educate students and help them achieve their highest level of academic achievement. As a magnet school for the arts, students are encouraged to apply the principles and skills gained by participating in arts programs, such as creativity, problem solving and self-expression into other subjects. Like other students in the state of Connecticut, students at Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School also take classes in Mathematics, English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science. According to the Connecticut Core Standards, students in K-5 Mathematics focus on several units.In grade 2, students focus on sums and differences for numbers up to 100. They also work on their addition and subtraction skills, and practice their understanding of measurement, length and time. For more information on the mathematics tutoring SchoolTutoring Academy offers, please contact us.

Carrington Elementary School is located on 24 Kenmore Ave, Waterbury, CT 06708, Carrington Elementary School covers grades PreK-8 and can be contacted at 203-574-8184. The mission of Carrington Elementary School is to provide students with knowledge, skills and abilities that will allow them to pursue future interests and careers and contribute to a larger society. Staff provide students with a positive and safe environment and a curriculum that builds upon their interests and helps accommodate a variety of learning styles.  The curriculum for students in Mathematics and English Language Arts follows the Common Core State Standards adopted to the Connecticut Core Standards. In English Language Arts, students focus on reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students read a variety of texts, including both fiction and nonfiction. They examine these texts, and analyze the key information. They consider the main idea, author’s message, and theme. Students also practice asking and answering questions relating to the key details of a text. In writing, students practice writing essays with their own opinions the points of views. They learn about the structure of essays and what to include such as an introduction, supporting paragraphs, and a conclusion. For more information on the English Language Arts and Mathematics tutoring offered by SchoolTutoring Academy, please contact us.

John F. Kennedy High School is located on 422 Highland Ave, Waterbury, CT 06708, John F. Kennedy High School covers grades PreK-8 and can be contacted at 203-574-8150. In the 2016-2017 school year, there were 1252 students enrolled at John F. Kennedy High School. The mission of the school is to promote and provide students with opportunities to achieve academic excellence. Academic programs offered by the school include Allied Health (with CNA Certification), Advanced Placement (AP), Early Childhood education, Honors Classes. Business including accounting, marketing and business management, and technical education such as Architectural and Mechanical CAD, video production, and automotive. Advanced Placement and Honors courses challenge students to go beyond the standard curriculum. Being challenged academically helps students gain the study skills necessary to be successful in high school. Students that take AP courses take AP exams at the end of the year. Depending on their scores in those exams, they could be eligible to receive college credit. In addition to the school’s strong academic program, students also have the option of participating in a wide variety of clubs and activities, including Art Club, DECA, and Photography club. For more information on how SchoolTutoring Academy can help you or your child succeed with 1-on-1 tutoring, please contact us.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Waterbury District Curriculum

Teacher are using Common Formative Assessments to create a level playing field, ensuring each student is being assessed in accordance with the curriculum and allowing for more data driven monitoring. Standardized tests for the district include Connecticut Content Mastery Tests and Connecticut Academic Performance Test. These are designed to ensure that literacy, math skills, and scientific abilities are strong for each student.

The Waterbury Public School system has also implemented the Positive Behavior Support which seeks to increase good learning behaviors. They are also striving to increase community and parent involvement and have a positive intervention to student behavior. They feel this strategy will keep kids in school and increase the positive learning environment.

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Keeping Informed: Recent Waterbury Educational News

  • A Great Place to Live - Waterbury was recently ranked in the top 100 best communities for young people. The community and school districts efforts to dramatically increase the graduation rate they are creating a better future for students from the town. There are programs to provide many services for students and create a variety of after-school programs to give the students great places to go when they are not in class.
  • Parents as Advocates - The district was selected to participate in a survey of parents of students with disabilities including learning, mental, or physical. The survey will strive to find out the needs of the parents and students so that they may better serve their needs in school.
  • Safe School Climate - Waterbury Public Schools have developed a Safe Schools Climate Plan to eliminate all forms of bullying and create a more positive learning environment. All schools have a zero tolerance for violence on campus or off and includes physical violence, cyber bullying or creative a hostile environment. The district will take all reports of bullying seriously and has established protocol for mediating situations.

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About Waterbury, Connecticut

The city of Waterbury is located in New Haven County, on the Naugatuck River, 33 miles Southwest of Hartford and 77 miles northeast of New York City. Waterbury is often considered the “capital” of Western Connecticut, serving as the center of the Central Naugatuck Valley Region. In the first half of the 20th century, the city was the leading center in the country for the manufacturing of brassware, helping to earn it the nickname “The Brass City”. Brass items manufactured in the city include castings and finishings, as well as watches and clocks.

The area of what is now Waterbury was originally settled in 1674 and was first called Mattatuck, coming from the Algonquin name for the area, Matetacoke, which means “Place without trees”. When the area was admitted into the Connecticut Colony in 1686, it changed its name to Waterbury. The name was chosen to reference the large number of streams flowing into the Naugatuck.

In 2017, the population of Waterbury was 108,629, making it the fifth most populated city in the state of Connecticut. 25.7% of the population was under 18, 24.6% of the population was between 18-34, 26.2% was 35-54, 11.3% was 55-64 and 12.2% was over the age of 65. The median household income in the city was $39,681 in 2017.

Palace Theater

The Palace Theater is located on 100 East Main Street, in the city of Waterbury, Connecticut. It was originally built in 1921, and features a Renaissance Revival Design. In the early 21st century, the theater underwent a major restoration as part of a $200 million development project for the city of Waterbury and State of Connecticut. The theater was reopened in 2004. Standing at a total of 4 stories, the theatre’s interior is also richly decorated with ornate dome ceilings. Today, the theater present a variety of live entertainment and performing arts events, including locally produced events as well as travelling productions. Some of the recent shows presented at the Palace Theater include the Book of Mormon and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Seven Angels Theatre

The Seven Angels Theatre is a non-profit professional regional theatre in Waterbury, Connecticut. It is located on 1 Plank Road, Historic Hamilton Park Pavillion. The Seven Angels Theatre presents several shows and plays throughout the year. In addition to these shows, the Seven Angels Theatre also presents Educational Programs and Summer Theatre Camp. One of the programs offered to students in the classroom by the theatre is “Where’s that Comma?”, a language arts program which combines a gameshow format with classroom learning. In this program, students learn about punctuation, teamwork and strategies.

Mattatuck Museum

The Mattatuck Museum is focused on showcasing the history, culture, and industries of Waterbury and the Central Naugatuck Valley Area. The museum’s collection contains the works of painters and sculptors who were born and/or based in Connecticut. Items from the collection span the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, and the artists represented include Paolo Abbate, Abe Ajay, Alexander Calder, and more. Another one of the museum’s highlights is the collection of 15,000 buttons from around the world, donated by the Button Museum owned by the Waterbury Button Company after they shut down. In addition to the museum’s extensive collection of historical items, the Mattatuck Museum also offers self-guided tours of downtown Waterbury. The tour brings visitors through the city and highlights its distinctive architectural achievements.

Interesting Facts

  • The city’s motto is “Quid Aere Perennius”, meaning “What is more lasting than brass?”.
  • Sister cities to Waterbury, Connecticut include Pontelandolfo in Italy, and Struga in North Macedonia.
  • One of the most prominent landmarks in Waterbury is The Union Station Clocktower. It was constructed in 1900 for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company.
  • “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, written by James Thurber is set in Waterbury in the 1930s.
  • There are a total of 42 schools in Waterbury, with 9 high schools, 3 middle schools, 4 K-8 schools, 24 elementary schools, 2 Jewish Schools and 5 colleges/universities.

Chalk Talk: Considerations for Hiring a Private Tutor

When deciding whether to employ a tutor, a parent needs to think about a few important things. First, understanding the goals of tutoring will be helps to create a plan. Deciding the subjects that require tutoring and how it can support learning in other areas also helps for planning private instruction. With private tutors you will have an educational professional who also has expertise in their field of instruction. Oftentimes, students do not learn effectively from the instructional approaches their teacher is using. It may be that individualized instruction succeeds in instilling the content and growing a student's ability, and confidence.