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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

Tuesday, February 28

The Health Professions Club will meet today, Tuesday, February 28 in Room A329. We will be working on our QU Capstone project.

The Black and Hispanic Student Union will meet after school tomorrow, Wednesday, March 1 in Room C107

Attention Mr. Hamden ContestantsThere will be a mandatory meeting tomorrow, March 1, for anyone who wants to compete in the Mr. Hamden Show. We will meet in Room 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!  

February is Career and Technical Education Month! During this month, students should consider taking courses in Applied Education to better prepare them for their future careers. 


Fundraisers and Drives

Come out and support your class with an awesome fundraising dinner at Eli's TONIGHT, February 28. Bring your families and friends. The proceeds will go into your class's Prom Fund, which needs money NOW! Please contact Mr. Thomas in A318 for more information.

Support the HHS Gymnastics team! Show your team spirit by patronizing the Chipotle at 2165 Dixwell Avenue on Friday, March 3, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Hamden High School Gymnastics.  

Join the National Honor Society at Moe's on Thursday, March 2 from 5:00 PM to close for a fundraiser. Please let them know you are there for the cause!

The National Honors Society is holding a collection drive for veterans. Please bring travel size hand sanitizer, dental products, winter scarves and hats, sports t-shirts, and baseball caps to Room B204, Room C311, and the library. 


Events & Additional Information

Attention Juniors!  The State of Connecticut is seeking student representatives for the Connecticut State Board of Education.  Each year, the Governor appoints two public school students as board members. Student Board members participate fully in discussions about education policy and lend an important perspective to Board deliberations. Interested applicants must fill out an application before March 10, 2017.  Applications are available here or see Mr. Thomas in A318 for more information. 

European Travel Club 2018 Trip Announcement:  The European Travel Club is now planning their 2018 spring break trip to Italy/Germany/Switzerland with Educational First Travel Co (EFTours.com). This all inclusive travel program is open to any HHS student grades 9-12 in good academic and behavioral standing. For additional information, click HERE or contact Cathy Teulings cteulings@hamden.org or Laura Rodriguez lrodriguez@hamden.org 


The Green Dragon Update

Principal Gannon's Weekly News

Congratulations to Hamden High students who were recently honored at the the prestigious Scholastic Art Competition!  Elliot Kurek (Gold Key winner, Ceramics), Noah Hodgkins (Honorable Mention, Drawing and Illustration), Reilly Slavin (Gold Key winner, Mixed Media), Dana Chea (Gold Key winner, Drawing and Illustration), and Alexander Mickens (Honorable Mention, Drawing and Illustration).

Parents: Please adhere to the signage regarding student drop off. Students are not permitted to enter school prior to 6:45 AM.  Thank you for your continued support.

All 10th graders are required to have a physical this school year. The completed paperwork must be given to the nurse by May 1, 2017. Students will not be allowed to start school in the fall without one.  If you have questions please call 203-248-6107 or visit our website.  

The HHS PTSA is seeking volunteers for the annual AfterProm party.  If interested, please contact anorris@hamden.org for more information.

In addition, several AfterProm fundraisers have been planned to offset the cost. Please visit the HHS PTSA web page to view the places, dates, and times.


School Counseling Corner 

Parents: Expect the course catalog in the coming weeks as we prepare for the 2017-2018 school year.

Senior parents: 

  • Please you inform the school counseling office if mid-year transcripts are requested by colleges.  
  • Check here for scholarships available to Hamden students; applications for local scholarships will be mailed directly home to seniors the week ending March 24. 
Bulldogs Tutoring, Round 2:  This program includes 20 hours of class time, three diagnostic tests and customized homework. Classes are taught by experienced, top percentile Yale-educated tutorsThere are two Monday sessions, March 6 and April 3. Tutoring hours are from 2:15 - 4:30 PM.  The program cost $300 per student and includes all materials.  Free admission is available for a limited number of eligible students - see your school counselor for details. Click HERE for a Program Application.

Upcoming (Home) Athletic Events 

  • Monday, February 27: Boys Swim Team - SCC Swim trails at the Cheshire Pool at 4:00PM  

  • Tuesday, February 28: Boys Swim Team - SCC Dive finals at the HHS Pool at 5:00PM; Girls Basketball - CIAC playoffs, HHA Gym at 7:00PM; Girls Hockey vs. Fairfield (Home;State Playoffs) 6:00PM; Boys and Girls Indoor Track Eastern States Championships 4:30PM, The Armory Track, New York, NY

  • Wednesday, March 1: Boys Ice Hockey vs. West Haven (Home) 7:00PM; Boys Swim Team - SCC Swim finals at the Southern CT State University at 6:00PM.

  • Saturday, March 4:  Boys and Girls Indoor Track New England Championships 10:30AM, Reggie Lewis Track, Boston, MA

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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