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We are so excited to be starting a new program of study at HHS next year - the Hamden Engineering Careers Academy (HECA). HECA is the first branch of our new STEM Academy. Students will have the opportunity to earn industry certifications as well as an Associate's Degree along with their high school diploma! Read more about HECA in the Parents and Community Info section below, and consider attending one of our information sessions on January 29th.
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!
Nine Hamden students recently competed in the CT invention Convention. Three students were even selected to compete in the International competition! What will these wonderful students think of next?
The Ridge Hill Elementary School chorus was recently honored to sing the National Anthem at a Quinnipiac University basketball game! They made us proud!

Parents and Community Info

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.  We invite parents and 8th and 9th grade students to attend one of our information sessions about this exciting new program. Sessions will be held on January 29th. You can choose to attend either our morning session (8:00 am in the HMS Library Media Center) or evening session (6:00 pm in the HMS Auditorium).

Please RSVP to Gayle Colburn at GColburn@hamden.org by Monday January 28th.

“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.

The first two sessions are focused on Health Care and STEM, and are being held as follows:

  1. Health Care Thursday January 24th at 630 at the Miller Senior Center at Miller Library. This panel will include employers from Eldercare facilities, Home Health Care, Radiology from Yale New Haven Hospital and the Quinnipiac Valley Health district.
  2. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math): Tuesday, February 5th at 630 pm in the Friends Room at the Miller Library. Panelists will be speaking about Hamden ‘s new STEM Academy, Gateway Community College, Sema4 (a science and engineering company) and Sacred Heart Academy of Hamden.

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


HHS Science Students Win 2nd Place in National Contest!

Congratulations to Dr. Bower-Phipps' science students, who were just named SECOND-PLACE WINNERS in the national LANXESS 2018 Manufacturing Day video competition! Their creative video won $3,000 to buy equipment for our chemistry labs! (Thanks to all who voted for HHS!)

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 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.)



    • FriJan25 Student of the Month 7:30 AM to 8:00 AMBoard Room
    • TueFeb05 Operations Committee Meeting 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMBoardroom
    • WedFeb06 Curriculum Committee Meeting 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMBoardroom
    • ThuFeb07 Special BOE Meeting/Budget Presentation 7:00 PM to 8:00 PMBoardroom
    • TueFeb12 Finance Committee Meeting 5:00 PM to 7:00 PMBoardroom
    • TueFeb12 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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