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Hamden Middle School students impressed the judges and all in attendance at the 5th Annual CT State VEX IQ Robotics Competition! The HMS Robotics team will compete again on March 23rd at the CT TSA (Technology Student Association) State Conference in West Hartford.
Taniyah Thompson (game MVP) scored a game-high 31 points to lead the Hamden girls' basketball team to its first Southern CT Conference title with a victory over East Haven!
Hamden High School Class of '94 graduate Anthony Rossomando recently added an Oscar to his many awards! Pictured just behind Lady Gaga, Rossomando co-wrote the hit song, "Shallow" from "A Star is Born."
Help spread the word to those who need it. Open in January and February.
Visit our Webpage on the our 3R (Rethink-Restructure-Results) Initiative to find out more and see the answers to questions raised by members of our community at recent meetings.
Hamden DECA students raised over $1,100 selling lemonade (and receiving donations from driver's on Dixwell Avenue) through "Alex's Lemonade Stand" - all to help fight childhood cancer. We are so proud of our students!

Parents and Community Info

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We have become aware of video footage that appears to show an employee in our district engaged in abhorrent conduct. Specifically, the video appears to show the employee repeatedly calling an African-American man the N-word in a supermarket in East Haven.  

The video also appears to show the Hamden employee spitting at the aforementioned African-American male as he was walking away from the employee. It also appears that the employee’s children witnessed her conduct.  Because her children were present, school administrators filed a DCF report.

While it appears as though this happened after work hours on Friday evening, the Human Resource Director contacted the employee and arranged an investigatory meeting with her. Shortly after final arrangements were made for the investigatory meeting, the employee rendered her resignation effective immediately.

The language the employee used in the video is in conflict with the values of the Hamden Public School System.  Someone who will use that sort of language in any setting, whether public or private, is not someone we want anywhere near our children. The employee is separated from service, and we hope that her children will receive the support they need after witnessing such a traumatic event.

 

Snow Days and Delayed Openings

Did you ever wonder how school systems decide to close or delay opening schools when the weather is bad (or predicted to be so)? These decisions are a LOT harder than you might think!   Read a letter on Weather-Related Closings and Delays from Superintendent Goeler to find out more.

 

2019-20 Board of Education Budget

On Tuesday, March 12, the Hamden Board of Education approved the 2019-20 school-year budget. View the 2019-20 BOE Approved Budget or visit our HPS Budget Page for more information.


Presentation to the Curriculum Committee: Special Education in Hamden.

In February, the Curriculum Committee viewed a presentation by Kim Pearce, Director of PPS. She presented an overview of current Special Education priorities, assessment and practice in Hamden. View the presentation presented to the Curriculum Committee


Visit our Hamden School Store!

Are you looking to be wearing the latest in "Hamden Chic? :-) Visit our Hamden School Store and show your Green Dragon Pride! #HamdenDECA, #GreatThingsAreHappeningInHamden 

 

Third Grader at Spring Glen Wins Statewide Writing Contest

Congratulations to Spring Glen's very own Kathryn Suarez, who was among the 15 elementary, middle, and high school students from across Connecticut selected as winners of U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy's third annual 'Martin Luther King Jr. Day Essay Challenge. Read more about this prestigious award! 

 

Dunbar Students Team Up With Senior Citizens to Spread Love and Make Hamden a Little More Beautiful

Watch the video of this wonderful project as reported by WTNH.


Wintergreen (WIMS) Application Now Available

Application to be included in the lottery for admittance to Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School are now available. Completed applications must be received by March 1, 2019, Download the Wintergreen application. (Please note that the location for Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School for the 2019-20 year has not yet been finalized.)

 

Hamden Engineering Careers Academy

You may or may not have heard the exciting news about a new program beginning next fall at Hamden High School – the HHS STEM Academy. The first branch of the HHS STEM Academy will be the Hamden Engineering Careers Academy (HECA). Students entering 9th grade in the 2019-20 school year will have the opportunity to participate in HECA and earn valuable workforce certifications and college credit as part of their high school coursework. 


For more information, please visit our HHS STEM Academy Webpage or contact HECA program director and Coordinator of Counseling and Career Services, Dan Cocchiola, at dcocchiola@hamden.org or 203.407.2040, x5116.


“Everyone Gets a Job in Hamden"

Exploring Career and Technical Educational Opportunities

Hamden’s Department of Economic Development and Neighborhood Revitalization announces a new series in 2019. The series is titled, “Everyone Gets a Job; Exploring Career and Technical Educational Opportunities”. This series will be focused on the workforce readiness of young Hamden residents, particularly students entering middle or high school. The series will include workshops on job and career opportunities in the major economic sectors in Hamden and in the region.

Seating is limited for these events. For more information on this initiative and to RSVP for the panels, contact Dale Kroop at 203-287-7033 or at dkroop@hamden.com.

Contact Hamden's Director of Economic Development Dale Kroop: 203-287-7030 or dkroop@hamden.com for more information.

Using Energy Wisely - Our Initiative with Cenergistic

Hamden has entered into an agreement with Cenergistic, a company devoted to helping organizations save money and conserve energy through behavioral and structural changes. That's good for our budget AND our environment!  Find out more about this evolving initiative on our Energy Conservation page.

 

 

Excellence and Sustainability: Exploring Options for Hamden's Public School System

The Hamden Board of Education and administration are working to implement changes to ensure a sustainable and strong educational system for Hamden's children. The initiative is called "3R - Rethink, Restructure, Results."  We've created a Webpage to share updates about this initiative. 

 


Student Data Privacy

On July 1, 2018, a new CT law came into affect related to student data privacy. In compliance with the law, Hamden is assuring that any student data-related product used by Hamden Public Schools meets the law's requirements. View privacy policies of our vendors and more information on the new student data privacy law.

Elementary Report Card Parent Guide 

Click here to access the Hamden Public Schools Elementary Report Card Parent Guide.

 

Free Software for HPS Students!

Microsoft Office Available - Free!

Office 365 logoIf 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.

"Tweets" from Our Superintendent!

          

 

Our Amazing Students and Staff!

Budding Computer Scientists from HHS Create Award-Winning App!

We were thrilled to learn that students from Hamden High's App Development Class were awarded Third Place in the Computer Science Challenge at the recent Connecticut Tech Expo!  There were many entries from across CT - the majority from STEM magnet schools - yet Hamden's students obviously impressed the judges with their fitness app, "G4G" (Guide 4 Greatness). Congratulations to the Hamden team - YOU ARE GREAT!

 

Congratulations to Hamden's 2018-19 Teachers of the Year!

We are pleased to announce that the following educators have been named the 2019 Teacher of the Year in their respective buildings:

   Alice Peck - Kate McGuinn
   Bear Path - Candice D’Amico
   Church Street - Kara Breen
   Dunbar Hill - Jennifer Wassmer
   Helen Street -Elizabeth Caldwell
   Ridge Hill - Rachel Solomon
   Shepherd Glen - Stacey Biggart
   Spring Glen - Daniela Amodio
   West Woods - Caitlyn Reardon
   Hamden Middle School - Michael Rocco
   Hamden High School - Greg Amter

The committee to select Hamden's representative for the state Teacher of the Year competition  interviewed all of the school nominees on May 23, 2018. They named Greg Amter the 2019 Hamden Teacher of the Year. All these fabulous educators were honored at the June 12 Board of Education meeting. Congratulations!

 

Our Alumni are Awesome!

Each year, the Hamden Education Foundation honors approximately 10 outstanding Hamden High School alumni. We couldn't be more proud of the amazing things they have done (and continue to do)! This page is a work-in-progress, but includes a small sample of our amazing Hamden graduates. (Check back for updates to the page or nominate an outstanding alumnus.)

 

 

    • TueMar19 Special Board of Education Meeting 6:00 PMBoard room
    • FriMar29 Superintendent Student of the Month 7:30 AM to 8:00 AMBoard room
    • TueApr09 BOE Meeting 7:00 PMBoard Room
    • TueMay14 HEF Alumni Awards Dinner 6:00 PM to 10:00 PMCascade
    • TueMay14 BOE Meeting 7:00 PM to 8:00 PMBoard Room

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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