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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  &
Last names VAO - Z (10 - 12)

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


Washburn House
Darce DeCosta

Assistant Principal
Last names KEM - VAN (10 - 12)   


Lisa Crandall 
Assistant Principal                                                                                                  

Daily Announcements

Wednesday, November 22--Early Dismissal

The Senior Panorama will be taken during next Tuesday's Connections (November 28). Please report to your Connections class promptly. Teachers will escort students to the football field

Auditions for the spring musical Beauty and the Beast will take place next week after school. All are welcome. Please see Ms. Merrill in Room C102 for more information.

DECA will be holding their annual Miracle Minute at today's pep rally. DECA will collect donations for the new Clifford Beers Clinic in Hamden. Clifford Beers is a mental health clinic serving children and families in the Greater New Haven area. Please bring in your spare change to donate to this great cause at the Pep Rally.

Club pictures will be taken in Room C107 on Wednesday, December 6. Schedules will be posted around the building.


Congratulations to Hamden Mainstage Ensemble for their production of The Diary of Anne Frank! Well done! Terrific acting and directing, and a beautifully imagined set design. For those that were unable to attend, take a look below:

Upcoming Athletic Events (home)

Nov. 16: CIAC Open Diving Middletown HS @ 5:30PM

Nov. 18: CIAC Open Swim Yale Univ. @ 5:00PM

Nov. 18: JV Football vs. ND-WH @ 10:00AM


The Green Dragon Update

Nov. 22: Half Day Lunch will not be served.

Nov. 23-24: No School – Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov. 28 (6:00PM-8:00PM): Parent-Teacher Conferences


Opiate Awarenss Forum, Monday, November 30,2017

Mayor Curt Balzano Leng and Superintendent of Schools, Jody Goeler, would like to inform residents that Hamden will hold another “Opiate Awareness Forum” on November 30th, from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at the Hamden Legislative Council Chamber, located at Memorial Town Hall, 2900 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518. Parking is FREE and will be available on the top floor of the parking garage. The focus of the event will be on educating parents, guardians, and community leaders about the signs of opiate abuse, the devastating effects of drug addiction, and support resources available to the public. The event will feature a panel of speakers, as well as a question and answer session after the conclusion of panel presentations. Follow this link for more information about the events and speakers.


Spain Immersion Program -  Do not miss the opportunity to go to Spain this summer! You will be immersed in the culture and study abroad for 2 weeks.  HMS students will travel to Spain: April 2018 (Spring Session).  HHS students will travel to Spain: End June-Early July 2018 (TBD).  Applicants must complete the application form along with 2 teacher recommendations. Click here for more information. Once all 3 forms are complete, attach and send them in an e-mail to Ms. Lapman at elapman@hamden.org.  If you have any questions regarding the application documents or the entire process, please contact Ms. Torruellas at HHS in Room A208, Ms. Mira-Keenan at HMS, or Ms. Lapman at (203) 407-2205.  Application Form; Character Reference; Teacher Recommendation

Counseling Corner

Attention Seniors and Juniors! Are you interested in earning free college credit? Consider Gateway Community College. The GCC High School Partnership applications are available. Please see your school counselor if you are interested and would like an application. The deadline to submit the application is November 29.

Application deadlines are right around the corner.  Please submit your transcript release forms to the Counseling Office as soon as possible.

College Admissions Counselor visits: These schools’ admissions counselors will be coming to HHS in the upcoming weeks.  Please have your child sign up in the School Counseling Office.

  • Nov. 20 (8:30AM): Albertus Magnus College
  • Nov. 28 (10:15AM):  University of Delaware    
  • Dec. 4 (8:30AM):  Johnson & Wales University 

Stay tuned: Individual Junior Parent College Planning Meetings will begin in January 2018.  More information to follow.

Follow us on Facebook @hamdenschoolcounseling for real time updates and information.

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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