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Parents and Community Info
Help Adequately Fund the Town of Hamden!
Hamden receives nearly $18 million each year LESS than we are entitled to through the state's Education Cost Sharing fund. Download our ECS Informational Flyer or read about how you can help at Hamden.org/ECS
Cuts to Superintendent's Proposed Budget
Mayor Jackson's proposed budget for 2015-16 provides much less for education than requested by our district, which will result in significant cuts to programs and staff. Superintendent Jody Goeler's remarks to the Legislative Council outline some of these reductions. You can also view his proposed 2015-16 budget presentation to the Board of Education.
Town Spelling Bee To Raise Money for HEF
Have fun and help the Hamden Education Fund (HEF) raise money for our schools as you watch town dignitaries, athletic coaches, police officers, fire fighters, school officials and others try to spell their way to glory as they compete in Hamden's first Community Spelling Bee! Come root for your favorite team - April 23rd, 7:00-9:00 PM in the HMS Auditorium. Tickets at the door - $10 adults, $5 students.
Community Readers' Day
Community Readers' Day will be on Tuesday, June 9th this year! Our first graders are excited to welcome members of the Hamden community into their classrooms as guest readers. Thanks to the Hamden Education Foundation and Eli's for funding this annual event that also helps bring more books to our students' classrooms. If you would like to be a community reader, please sign up by clicking on the following link: http://www.hamden.org/cf_forms/view.cfm?formID=35
Attend Hamden’s 9th Annual Earth Day Celebration!
Join in the fun on Saturday, April 18 at Hamden Middle School from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. No registration necessary.
Kindergarten Registration Forms
Do you have a child who will be entering kindergarten in 2015-16? Download the registration forms or pick one up at any Hamden elementary school or at Hamden Public Schools' Central Office, 60 Putnam Avenue.
Visit our Parents' Page for Many More Interesting Links!
From events to free software to ideas to help your child improve academically, this page has it all!
Free Software for HPS Students!
Microsoft Office Available - Free!
If you have a student attending one of our schools, you can get the latest version of Microsoft Office FOR FREE! Read about the Microsoft Student Advantage Program in Hamden and find out how you can download copies onto up to 5 home devices.
Learn Keyboarding Skills!
Knowing how to type is an essential skill these days. Hamden offers free home access to the keyboarding program we use in school - Type2Learn. Follow the link to download a copy of Type2Learn for your home computer.
Hamden In the News!
Governor's Scholar of CT Named at HHS!
Hamden High School junior Joyce Bian has been selected as a Governor’s Scholar of Connecticut for 2015. Joyce is one of only thirty juniors statewide to receive this prestigious honor. We are impressed Joyce!
HHS Has THREE National Merit Scholarship Finalists !
Congratulations to Hamden High School seniors Austin Han, Julia Lynn and Jacob Zavatone-Veth, who have just been named National Merit Scholarship Finalists! Out of over 1.5 million students nationwide, these students were selected as the best! This is an extraordinary accomplishment by these three extraordinary young people. Congratulations to Austin, Julia and Jacob (and their families)!
HHS' YooJin Yoon Named Regional Finalist in Scholars Program!
Hamden High School is pleased to announce that Senior YooJin Yoon has been named a Regional Finalist in the Coca-Cola Scholars Progam! The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Go YooJin!
HMS Girls Basketball Star Amber Lee In the Spotlight!
Amber Lee is one of the players on our Hamden Middle School's girls basketball team. Every day, Amber demonstrates by her actions, athletic skills and attitude what school sports are all about! WTNH recently ran a great story about this remarkable young student-athlete. Read about and watch the news story at Sports Edge!
Three "All State Musicians" Selected from Hamden High!
Three student from Hamden High School have been selected as All-State musicians by the Connecticut Music Educators Association (CMEA). Sophomore Michael Barnes, sophomore Jacob Begemann, and senior Jacob Zavatone-Veth will participate in CMEA's Festival and Concert this April. These students are among the elite high school instrumentalists in the state of Connecticut. Congratulations to these talented musicians and their equally talented teacher, Mr. Aaron Barkon on their accomplishments!
- WedApr29 Dunbar Hill PTA Meeting 6:30 PM
- TueMay05 Operations Committee Meeting Board of Education
- TueMay05 Church Street PTA Meeting 6:00 PM
- WedMay06 Curriculum Committee Meeting Board of Education
- ThuMay07 PTA Council Meeting Hamden Middle School - Media Center
- MonMay11 PTSA Meeting 7:00 PMHamden High School