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Hamden High School

Hamden High School
2040 Dixwell Avenue
(203) 407-2040
(203) 407-2041 fax 

Nadine GannonPrincipal


HHS House Information

Sleeping Giant House
Paul Giansanti
Assistant Principal
All Freshmen  


Whitney House
Dr. Clydette Messiah 
Assistant Principal 
Last names A - F (10 - 12) 


Quinnipiac House
Laura Rodriguez 
Assistant Principal
Last names G - Op (10 - 12)  


Washburn House
Darce DeCosta
Assistant Principal
Last names Oq - Z (10 - 12)   


Lisa Crandall 
Assistant Principal                                                                                                  

Daily Announcements

Monday, April 24

Congratulations to Kylie Ray, The Looking Glass Literary Magazine Basket Raffle Winner.

THANK YOU to all of the students and staff who participated in the Sports Day for a Sohnny!  We raised over $1750!  Mrs. Bouchard is collecting last minute donations today in B216. Nice job Hamden High!  


Attention World Language Honor Society Italian & Spanish current members and inductees for the World Language Honor Society Ceremony this week, students need to attend a mandatory meeting tomorrow, April 25 after school at 2:00 PM in the auditorium for practice.

Attention students: Class Elections are quickly approaching next month. Any student wishing to run for a class officer position must complete an application packet. Those packets are available from your class advisors, or from Mr. Thomas in Room A318.

Attention students:  Please return (or renew) your overdue library books as soon as possible. Overdue library books are obligations that must be met if you wish to attend the Prom. If you have any questions, please stop by the library for more information. Thank you.

The next Science Club meeting will be Friday, April 28 to play around with Raspberry Pi!

There will be a Human Relations Club meeting on Tuesday, May 2, right after school in Room A310. Plans for May and June activities will be finalized.

The School Store will be closed this week due to the DECA trip to California for the international competition.  The store will re-open on Tuesday, May 2. 

The European Travel Club 2017 Blog is online for your viewing! HHS Trip 2017-Spain & Portugal

Fundraisers, Drives, and Other Events

Summer Youth Employment applications are now available in the counseling office.  In order to apply, students must be eligible for free or reduced lunch and/or receive special education services.  There are a limited number of applications available. Please follow all directions.  Return of completed applications and interviews will take place at the Hamden Youth Services Bureau located in the Keefe Community Center on May 10 and 11.

The Looking Glass Literary Magazine is holding a fundraiser at Panera Bread on Tuesday, April 25 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Bring the special Panera Bread flyer to the restaurant and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the club. Join us and support the Looking Glass Literary Magazine.

Please support the freshman class of 2020 and help take care of the planet by donating your old cell phone (broken or working) to the recycling fundraiser. Collection boxes are in the high school library, the middle school library, the Miller Library, the Hamden Government Center, and the Whitneyville Branch of the Hamden Library. Collection goes through early May.

The National Honor Society is collecting items to make care packages for veterans. Please bring travel sized dental products, hand sanitizer, sports t-shirts, and baseball caps to Rooms C311 or B204. 

Peer Tutoring is available at Hamden High School. If you need help in a class or have a big test coming up, sign up for tutoring with an National Honor Society member!  

The Green Dragon Update

Principal Gannon's Weekly News

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, April 26 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.  If you have not scheduled your conference yet, please use the attached form.

The  Hamden High School Governance Council is seeking nominations for parents and guardians of students to become members for the 2017- 2018 school year.  The HHS Governance Council is a committee composed of 7 parents/guardians, 5 teachers, 2 community leaders, 2 students, a BOE representative, and the principal or her designated representative.  It's overall goal is to improve the quality of our school and to improve student achievement. If you are interested, please read more here.

10th grade physicals are due by May 1. Please bring the completed paperwork to the Nurse's Office. Students will not be allowed to start school in the fall if a physical is not received.

Parent Climate Survey: Parents, we want to know what you think about your child’s school. The information from the survey will help us improve student relationships, learning objectives, and the school’s overall environment. This survey is voluntary and confidential. Take it now or later with this link: Parent Climate Survey

PTSA News:

  • Join us for a snack or dinner at Panera on Wednesday, April 26 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM to support AfterProm.  A percentage of sales during that time will be donated to the AfterProm. Click on the flyer to print and present, or show it on your smartphone.

  • We are still in need of help with the AfterProm, from monetary donations, business (prize) donations, decorating, as well as help the night of the event.  If anyone is interested in volunteering, please contact Joyce Aiello at joycelaiello@gmail.com or Rissa Webb at rissawebb@comast.net.  

Athletic Events (Home):

Monday, 4/24: Girls Lacrosse vs. Amity 5:00 PM

Tuesday, 4/25: Boys Outdoor Track vs. Fairfield Prep @ 3:45 PM; Girls Outdoor Track vs. Laurelton Hall @ 3:45 PM

Wednesday, 4/26: Boys Lacrosse vs. North Haven @ 7:00 PM; Girls Tennis vs. East Haven @ 3:45 PM

Thursday, 4/27: Boys Tennis vs. Lyman Hall @ 3:45 PM; Girls Tennis vs. Lyman Hall @ 3:45 PM

Friday, 4/28: Boys Baseball vs. Lyman Hall @ 4:00 PM; Girls Softball vs. Sacred Heart @ 7:00 PM




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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