The Hamden Public Schools’ Board of Education has created a new committee to concentrate on enhancing and supporting equity through our public schools. Meetings will be held the fourth Tuesday of every month. The Equity Committee will hold its next meeting on Tuesday June 25th at 6:30 pm, at Hamden Public Schools Central Office, 60 Putnam Avenue.
While equity has always been part of our mission as a public school system, the volume of equity-specific initiatives, actions, and discussions has increased significantly in recent years. The establishment of a committee focused on equity will allow us to pursue this goal in a more targeted way. This committee also aims to be a formal channel to communicate concrete efforts and outcomes publicly and regularly.
The Equity Committee also serves as a vehicle to collect input from the community. The BOE recognizes the rich discussions and conversations about equity that are taking place within our school system, our community, and our nation. The public is encouraged to participate by attending the meetings of this committee to share their views and ideas so we can continue to expand our understandings, have robust conversations, and create enhanced structures and processes to support equity in Hamden schools.
In an effort to help our students understand and be an informed member of our global community, children and staff at Shepherd Glen held a Multicultural-Day. Students prepared and displayed their research and learnings about different countries and their cultures. Pictured here are students and teachers exploring a diverse set of musical instruments from many cultures while engaging in story telling. What a great day!
This series promotes career opportunities for Hamden residents, particularly middle and high school students and their families. Hamden’s Department of Economic and Neighborhood Development is pleased to announce the final presentation for the series: Job Readiness (June 6). You will hear valuable information on how to prepare for the job market, needed leadership skills, Internships, Appearance, Interview Skills, Leadership, Life-Long Learning, Post-Secondary Decisions, Personal Growth, Life Coaching, Financial Literacy, and Student Debt. Speakers include:
- Laquita Joyner-McGraw: Professor of Management at Southern CT State University
- Hans Hansen: Owner CollegeLogic, Hanson Creative Marketing Group
- Victoria Dancy: Interim Continuing Education Coordinator. Gateway Community College
- Rissa Webb: Enrichment and Communication Facilitator Hamden Adult Education
The session will be held at Miller Library. For more information and to RSVP for the June 6th Job Readiness session, contact Dale Kroop at 203-287-7033 or at email@example.com. See the Everyone Gets A Job in Hamden series flyer.
Congratulations to this years recipients of the Hamden Education Foundation (HEF) awards! The amazing and innovative educators pictured here won funds from the HEF for their proposed classroom or school projects. Thank you to the HEF for their continued support of Hamden students and teachers.
Hamden students had to defend their "cockpit controller" design as part of the year-long "Sikorsky Challenge" competition. Their presentation was followed by questioning by Sikorsky engineers - and they answered all their complex questions masterfully! They also had to use their design to fly a helicopter in a flight simulator and present a storyboard that summarized all their work.
Our team did an amazing job and scored in the top three in the state - meaning that they are invited to compete at Expofest at the Oakdale Theater in Wallingford later in May. Congratulations Team Hamden! (Team pictured with statue of Igor Sikorsky)