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Given their past success, it comes as no surprise that Hamden DECA won big at the recent state DECA competition. Their next stop... the International DECA competition in Orlando in April! Congratulations to Hamden's fantastic entrepreneurial students - we couldn't be more proud of you!
Take a look at Fox News' recent feature on our new weather station at Hamden Middle School (Click the green title above to view the story.) Our middle school students are using this state-of-the art weather system to learn science and predict our weather. A big thank you to HMS teachers Ms. Colello and Mr. Martins and Hamden Public Works for making this all possible!
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 (Sorry! No Office Hours January 15) from 7:30-8:30. Visit the Superintendent's Office page under DISTRICT INFORMATION for details!

Parents and Community Info

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.


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!

Spring Glen Principal Receives Award

Congratulations to Spring Glen's principal Howard Hornreich, who recently received the 2015 Marvin Maurer Spotlight Award. The award recognizes an educator who promotes the importance of connecting personal experiences to academics and exhibits outstanding teaching or leadership practices related to the development of emotional intelligence.

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.


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!

    • TueApr21 Hamden High - Parent Conferences
    • TueApr21 Finance Committe Meeting 6:00 AMBoard of Education
    • TueApr21 Spring Glen PTA Meeting 6:30 PM
    • TueApr21 Board of Education Meeting 7:00 PM
    • ThuApr23 Elementary Early Dismissal
    • ThuApr23 Professional Development

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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