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Hamden is one of only three Connecticut communities that made Money Magazine's Top 50 "Best Places to Live" in the country! West Hartford and Greenwich are the other two Connecticut communities to share this honor with Hamden. The magazine noted that Hamden combines picturesque hills and valleys with "A great school system, affordable housing and abundant natural beauty."
The Hamden Rotary Club is again looking for donations to buy coats for Hamden school children in need. Contact Lynn Campo at 203.498.2932 or lynnc@specialtywire.com for more information.
Is college on your (or your child's) horizon? If yes, you might want to visit our College Fair on Friday, October 7, 2016, from 8:15a.m. – 11:45a.m. at HHS. Find out more in the PARENTS AND COMMUNITY section below.
On October 19th at 6:00pm, Hamden High School will host an information session in the auditorium for any Hamden parent of a child who will be entering the 9th grade in the 2017-18 school year. During the session, parents will learn about course offerings, class levels, schedules, sports, the arts and extra-curricular activities. You'll also learn about supports specifically designed to help our freshmen succeed as they transition to high school. For more information, contact Assistant Principal Paul Giansanti at 203-407-2040 ext. 5051 or by email, pgiansanti@hamden.org.
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

Symposium Of Sound Concert - September 29th and 30th!

The Hamden High Music Department presents their first concert of the year on September 29th and 30th. This concert has become an annual favorite - it is an audio-visual spectacular full of unexpected surprises! This is NOT your grandfather’s school concert. Expect the unexpected!  The concert will be held at the HHS Auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 29 and Friday, Sept. 30 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available at the door for a donation. Everyone is welcome!


HHS Hosts College Fair - October 7th

HHS is pleased to announce the 1st annual HHS College Fair! WIth over 80 colleges and universities represented, the fair offers HHS students in grades 10-12 and their parents/guardians a chance to visit with college representatives and learn about which higher education institutions might meet their needs and interests best. What a great opportunity for our students! 2016 College Fair 2016 Flyer

 

Hamden High Information Session - October 19th

On October 19th at 6:00pm, Hamden High School will host an information session in the auditorium for any Hamden parent of a child who will be entering the 9th grade in the 2017-18 school year. During the session, parents will learn about course offerings, class levels, schedules, sports, the arts and extra-curricular activities. Attendees will also learn about supports specifically designed to help our freshmen succeed as they transition to high school. For more information, contact Assistant Principal Paul Giansanti at 203-407-2040 ext. 5051. View our Hamden High School Information Sheet!

 

Help Hamden Get the State Funding We Deserve!

Find out more and sign our e-Petition.

 

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

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! 

Alumni!

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!

Veterans Meet with Hamden Students

Area veterans visited with Hamden Middle School students recently to talk about their service. Students will be writing essays for a statewide competition focused on understanding and honoring our veterans.

Read the New Haven Article about this wonderful intergenerational experience!


We Love Our Incredible Teachers!

Pictured here are some of our wonderful Church Street teachers working together on strategies and structures to optimize academic instruction and boost students' social and emotional well-being. Keep up the great work!


 

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!  

    • MonOct03 No School (Rosh Hashanah)
    • FriOct07 HHS College Fair 8:15 AM to 11:45 AMHHS
    • MonOct10 No School (Columbus Day)
    • WedOct12 No School (Yom Kippur)
    • TueOct18 Calendar Recognition Ceremony 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMHHS Room C107
    • WedOct19 HHS Information Session 6:00 PMHamden High

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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