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Parents and Community Info
Board of Education Approved Budget 2017-18
On Thursday, February 16, the Hamden Board of Education (BOE) approved their 2017-18 Budget. The budget has now been forwarded to Mayor Leng and Legislative Council members for consideration.
On March 21, Superintendent of Schools Jody Goeler presented the BOE Approved Budget to the Hamden Legislative Council, and explained the possible impact of adopting the Mayor's Proposed Budget. View Superintendent Goeler's presentation.
The Public Hearing on the Board of Education Budget will be held on Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00 PM - Memorial Town Hall, Legislative Council Chambers. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.
Kindergarten Fair - Wednesday, April 5
Are you a Hamden resident with a bubbly 5-year-old (or child turning 5 by December 31, 2017)? If yes, it's time to register for Kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year! Come to our Kindergarten Fair on April 5, 5:30-7:30 pm, at Hamden Middle School (2623 Dixwell Ave) to find out all about Hamden Kindergarten! There will be lots to see and do at the Fair - and give-aways too!
If you can't make the fair, you can also download the Kindergarten application or pick one up at any Hamden elementary school.
Hamden Public Schools has gone GREEN!
In keeping with our mission to provide safe and supportive learning environments, and in compliance with state law, Hamden Public Schools uses only "green" cleaning products in all of our buildings. Find out more by watching this cute video by the CT Departments of Energy and Environmental Protection, "Healthy Environments in Connecticut Schools."
2017-18 School Calendar
Interested in looking ahead to what the next school year schedule will bring? Take a look at our Hamden Public Schools 2017-18 calendar, which was recently approved by the Board of Education.
School Closing Information
There are times when we need to delay opening, close early, or cancel school entirely. There are a variety of reasons for such action, but weather is the primary one. View a letter from Superintendent Goeler about our process for making decisions on delays and closings.
For your convenience, times for weather-related early dismissals are listed here. (Please note that early dismissal times for holidays, parent conferences and teacher professional development are different.)
- Hamden High School 10:30 AM
- Hamden Middle School 11:00 AM
- Church Street, Dunbar Hill, Helen Street & Shepherd Glen 11:30 AM
- Bear Path, Ridge Hill, Spring Glen & West Woods 12:00 PM
- HCLC 10:00 AM
- Alice Peck: Elementary (full-day classes), Extended-Day PreK classes and morning PreK classes dismiss at 11:15 AM, Afternoon PreK classes are cancelled.
- School Readiness Classes will dismiss according to their own schedule, as transportation is not provided.
Elementary Report Card Parent Guide
Click here to access the Hamden Public Schools Elementary Report Card Parent Guide.
Help Hamden Get the State Funding We Deserve!
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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.
"Tweets" from Our Superintendent!Tweets by SuperHamden
Our Amazing Students and Staff!
Congratulations to our Budding-Artists!
At this year's Scholastic Art Competition (widely considered the most prestigious student art competition), Hamden had FIVE student winners!
- Elliott Romo Kurek, who won a GOLD KEY (Ceramics)
- Noah Hodgkins, who won an Honorable Mention (Drawing and Illustration)
- Reilly Slavin, who won a Gold Key (Mixed Media)
- Dana Marie Chea, who won a Gold Key (Drawing and Illustration)
- Alexander Mickens, who won an Honorable Mention (Drawing and Illustration)
A special thank you to HHS Art teachers Mrs. Murphy and Ms. Della Valle!
New HHS Team Makes us Proud in Boston!
On December 12, twelve members of our new Junior State of America (JSA) team joined over 700 students at the national conference in Boston. (The purpose of JSA is to help high school students acquire leadership skills and the knowledge necessary to be effective debaters and civic participants.) Two of our students, Al Blair and Rody Conway were awarded best speaker, both taking home the prize! The Hamden delegation won four awards overall - we couldn't be more proud of our JSA Team!
Hamden Honored as a High Achievement Energy Leader!
The Town of Hamden’s energy efficiency efforts were recognized at a special ceremony held at the Energize Connecticut Center in North Haven. The ENERGY STAR® Achievement Ceremony was developed by United Illuminating (UI), to honor municipalities for their recent ENERGY STAR eligibility or certifications, as well as a continued commitment to the Clean Energy Communitieses program sponsored through the Energize Connecticut initiative. View the Press Release.
Yale New Haven Hospital Recognizes HCLC Students and Teachers
Congratulations to Mona Costantini, Raijuana Wiiliams and.Geraldine Botte who were honored recently at the Yale New Haven Hospital Toy Closet Recognition Gala. These fabulous women donated stuffed bears crafted in their “Helping Hands” mini-course at HCLC. A big shout out to all the students (past and present) who have contributed to this worthwhile cause.
Hamden Heroes is a new program that recognizes outstanding students and staff from each of our schools. "Heroes" are selected for their caring attitudes, courage and contributions to their schools and the greater community. Heroes are honored at Board of Education meetings, with one staff and one student Hero selected from each school. Read about our Heroes!
Our Alumni are AWESOME!
We are just beginning to collect stories and pictures that showcase our wonderful alumni! Visit our Alumni Page to read about a few of our amazing alumni, and feel free to suggest an outstanding alum for inclusion on our site!