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Parents and Community Info
Hamden Color Me Run - September 17, 10:00 AM
The Hamden PTA Council and Hamden Mayor’s Office are proud to be hosting their second annual "Color Me Run," to benefit future enrichment opportunities for the children of Hamden. Join us for this fun event for all ages and abilities. Come run or walk a mile or a 5K loop that includes Hamden Town Center Park and Hamden Middle School. This is not a timed event - just a great opportunity to get some exercise, have fun, and help a good cause! There will be food, a DJ and family fun for all. If you are running/walking, we encourage you to wear clothes and shoes you don't mind getting dirty - since you may get sprayed with colors! (Although the color is100% safe food grade quality you may want to wear eye and mouth protection.)
For more information, view the Color Me Run flyer or register online until September 1st and get a free T-shirt! Registration will also be available race day. Pre-registration is $25.00, same day registration is $30.00. We hope to see you there!
Future Kindergarten Students - Register Now!
Hamden Public Schools' Pride!
Help Hamden Get the State Funding We Deserve!
2016-17 Budget Approved by Board of Education
After multiple in-depth discussions, the Board of Education recently approved Hamden Public Schools' budget for the coming year. In the weeks ahead, Mayor Leng and the Legislative Council will examine this budget and make decisions on our final allocation for 2016-17. Find out details on our Budget Page.
Visit our Parents' Page for Many More Interesting Links!
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 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!
Our Amazing Students and Staff!
Congratulations to HMS' Hannah Reifler!
As she finished her middle school experience (bound for Hamden High!), HMS student Hannah Reifler received national recognition for her poem “Fire Consumed” in the 17th Annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest sponsored by Chapman University.
International Science Award for Aakshi Agarwal!
As if she hasn't won enough accolades for her groundbreaking research on HIV, Last week Aakshi Agarwal placed 3rd internationally at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair - one of the most prostegious competitions in the world! We know this isn't the last we've heard about this talented young woman!
Two Hamden High School Teams Win at CT Innovation Expo!
If you visited the CT Innovation Expo at the Oakdale theatre on May 14, you would have been stunned by the more than 1,200 middle and high school students competed showcasing their cutting-edge science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and digital arts and media education projects. Hamden's two teams did AWESOME! The Sikorsky STEM Challenge Team won 2nd prize, and our App Development students came in 2nd place in the Technology Division. The App Development students were also selected from all teams as one of three finalists for "The Big Pitch" - which bacically means their presentation was incredible! Congratulations to all our wonderful STEM students. in congratulating the faculty advisors to the teams, Suzanne Chludzinski (Sikorsky STEM Challenge) and Nicholas Schuler (Technology), and the students on the teams:
HamdenTeachers Make a Difference! HMS Teacher Tim Brown is Honored by WTNH
During Teacher Appeciation Week 2016, WTNH Anchor Laura Hutchinson came back to thank her middle school teacher Mr. Tim Brown, for helping her gain skills and confidence that enabled her to work and thrive in the field of broadcasting - her dream! View the news article created by and aired on WTNH.
HHS Senior Featured for Outstanding Performance at Long Wharf!
Hamden had several wonderful performances at this year's "Spoken Word" show at Long Wharf Theater - but Jamia Jones' performance seemed to really grab the public's attention, and was captured on video and shared in the press. Find out more about Jamia and the rest of show!
UPDATE: Jamia was just selected for the state's "Poetry Slam Team" and will represent Connecticut in Washington, D.C. this summer! Congratulations and good luck Jamia!
Middle School Robotics Team Members Win Big at VEX IQ Championship!
Hamden Middle School’s Robotics Team (coached by teacher Dean DelGiudice) earned the Judges’ Award at the recent CTEEA Connecticut State VEX IQ Championship. The VEX IQ competition engages students in robotic programming and design challenges in a multi-part tournament. In addition to the Team award, HMS Robotics Team members Tim Belcourt and Matt Davis earned the Tournament Champion Award by placing first in one of the tournament events, qualifying them to compete at the 2016 VEX Worlds in Louisville Kentucky! The VEX Worlds will feature top teams from over 1,000 VEX Robotics tournaments happening in cities around the world. We couldn't be more proud of our students!