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We couldn't be more proud of these English Learners, who recently demonstrated proficiency in English and "graduated" from our English Learner program! A ceremony to honor them and their achievements was held on April 27th.
Our very own Sandy White, Director of the Hamden Transition Academy, was just awarded ASRC (Autism Services & Resources Connecticut) Educator of the Year! If you know Sandy or of the incredible program she has developed or have witnessed the success of her students - you know this honor was well deserved! Congratulations (and thank YOU!) Sandy!
Please let our legislators know that Hamden needs more of our share of the ECS (Education Cost Sharing) Fund. Find out how you can help at www.Hamden.org/ECS.
Do you have an idea for how we can make Hamden Public Schools even better? Maybe you've thought about ways to improve parent involvement, after school programs or other aspects of our school system?Our superintendent, Jody Goeler, would love to hear your thoughts- so he has created "Thursday Office Hours" every Thursday morning from 7:30-8:30. Visit the Superintendent's Office page under DISTRICT INFORMATION for details!

Parents and Community Info

Hamden High Graduation - June 14, 6:00 pm

Save the date and get your green and gold ready... the Class of 2016 will be graduating on Tuesday, June 14th, at 6:00 pm. (Hopefully the weather will be nice and we can hold graduation outside on our new field!)


Arbor Day Celebration - Saturday, April 30

Come celebrate Arbor Day with your neighbors and the Hamden Tree Foundation on Saturday, April 30th, from10:00—11:00 am at the Miller Memorial Library, 2901 Dixwell Ave. Festivities include tree planting, a reading of Dr. Seuss' THE LORAX and more! See the flyer for additional information.


Help Hamden Get the State Funding We Deserve!

Find out more and sign our e-Petition.


Family Science Night!

Have fun with your children in hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math activities! Family Science Night will be  Wednesday April 27th for all elementary schools (note that this is a change from the originally circulated information). The fun begins at 6:00pm and runs until 7:30pm at Hamden Middle School. Registration is required - watch for the flyer/registration form! Contact Elementary Science Coordinator Christina Mesner for more information.

 

Participate in Community Readers' Day 2016!

We are looking for members of our community to be readers in one of Hamden’s Elementary Schools on Tuesday, May 17th between 9:00 A.M. and 11:30 A.M. This year, our kindergartners are your audience! Please participate by coming to read and share your favorite book with our students! If you are interested in being a reader, please let us know by Friday, April 29th.

 

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.

 

Future Kindergarten Students - Register Now! 

Kindergarten registration packets are now available- download the English or Spanish registration packet, or pick one up at any Hamden public elementary school.

 

HHS Campaign Asks Residents to "Pledge to Pledge"  

Students in Hamden High School's DECA program believe that patriotism plays a crucial role in our Nation's success and pride, and feel it is their mission to stress the importance of honoring our nation and our armed service members who bravely serve it. Their new campaign, "Pledge to Pledge," was created to encourage students and adults to stand up for and say the Pledge of Allegiance. 

HHS DECA is encouraging people of all ages across the country to support this campaign by asking people to send a photograph of themselves saying "I Pledge to Pledge" with their right hands over their hearts. Send your photo image to one of their social media platforms: Twitter or Instagram @IpledgetoPledge. In addition to raising the level of respect for the United States and the American Flag, the campaign also is raising funds for the Wounded Warriors Project. You can visit the Pledge to Pledge website at http://www.pledgetopledge.org for more on this meaningful student project.

 

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.

Our Amazing Students and Staff!

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!  


Hamden Public Schools' Pride!

Hamden Heroes

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!

 

Grant Funds Coming to Hamden!

Hamden Public Schools Receive Grant Awards

We are proud to announce that Hamden has recently been awarded several grants!

  • $1,615,000 Alliance Facilities Grant: The funds from this grant will allow us to upgrade and repair heating/cooling units and improve energy efficiency, upgrade security systems, replace carpeting, install gym safety equipment and upgrade non-functional water fountains. Bear Path, Church Street, Helen Street, Ridge Hill Spring Glen, HMS and HHS will benefit from these upgrades. 
  • $2,500,000 State Bond Funds: The state Bond Commission has allotted funds to HPS for improvements to Alice Peck Learning Center. (Thank you to Mike D'Agostino for promoting this project at the state level!)
  • $123,398 District Technology Upgrades to Support Transition to the New Standards: This state grant will allow us to add one computer lab, one mobile lab and replace 8 year old computers in two elementary schools. It will also provide additional chromebooks for our secondary schools.

 

    • TueMay10 Board of Ed Meeting 7:00 PM60 Putnam Ave
    • ThuMay12 HMS/HHS Early Dismissal: PD
    • ThuMay26 Elementary Early Dismissal: PD
    • FriMay27 SCHOOL IS IN SESSION: Previously scheduled as PD day CHANGED: This event has been changed.
    • FriMay27 Superintendent's Student of the Month 7:30 AMBoard of Ed
    • MonMay30 No School: Memorial Day

It is the mission of Hamden Public Schools to ensure all our students learn to the best of their potential each and every day they are entrusted to our care.

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