It’s the Grand Opening of the New Shepherd Glen Playground!

As you can see from the happy children in the picture, Shepherd Glen’s new playground is a big hit!  The ribbon-cutting to officially open the playground was held recently, with Mayor Curt Leng and Principal Corey Jackson doing the official ribbon-cutting honors.

This playground was a long-time coming – and badly needed to address significant safety concerns. The cost of the playground was provided through state funding, secured for Hamden by State Representative Mike D’Agostino. In the future, when Shepherd Glen School is closes as part of the 3R Initiative, the playground will either remain in place for the local community's use or be relocated to a new Hamden location.

Congratulations to Tiffiny Coffrin - Hamden Teacher of the Year!
Tiffany and Dad John DeRosa

Congratulations to Church Street's Tiffany Cofrin, Hamden's Teacher of the Year! Pictured here are Tiffany and some of her Church Street colleagues, donning their TOTY (Teacher Of The Year) T-shirts with Tiffany's picture! Also pictured is Tiffany with John DeRosa, Councilman on the Hamden Legislative Council and former Board of Ed member - and also TIFFANY'S PROUD DAD!

Welcome Back Teachers! Professional Development and Classroom Preparations Have Begun!

Teachers came 'back to school' on 8/19, beginning with Convocation. Our keynote speaker, Jamal Jimerson, kicked off upcoming professional development related to equity with his compelling keynote presentation.

Hamden Named one of the "Best Cities to Live in CT 2019!"

Congratulations to Hamden - named as one of the best cities to live in America by!  The organization ranked towns and cities across the country, and then came up with the best in each state. Five factors were considered in making their rankings: employment (number of establishments, median earnings); housing (owner-occupied housing with a mortgage, monthly housing costs); quality of life (work commute, poverty levels); education (percentage with a bachelor’s degree or higher); and health (obesity ratios). (Source:  We are so proud of our town!

Great Performance by Hamden Students at the 2019 TSA National Conference in National Harbor, MA this past weekend!

The HHS TSA Team placed in the TOP 10 in "Structural Engineering Design" at the 2019 TSA National Convention.  Hamden's middle school team made the finals in the "Mass Production" category. The students representing Hamden were among 8,000 TSA members from across the country. Pictured below are the following:

HHS Students Paige Campbell and Jaden Stone with teacher Dean DelGiudice

HMS Students Lillian Jermain and Mya Clouse with teacher Dean DelGiudice