2023 Chalkfest

Hamden High School students celebrated creativity and sunshine during Chalkfest 2023.

Fox61 stopped by- see the clip here.  

Billboard Campaign Theme: The Happiness Project- “Positive Choices for a Healthy Hamden”

The Town of Hamden Youth Services Bureau and Hamden Public Schools with support from Outfront Media, is sponsoring a Billboard Campaign. This contest is in support of the Hamden Youth Network’s prevention efforts. This project is funded by a Youth Enhancement grant through DCF. This year’s theme is The Happiness Project. The focus of the campaign is on what makes us happy and how we can help to motivate and inspire others to make positive choices!

See this year's winners here and on billboards all over the Hamden area.


Produce and other food resources will be distributed at Hamden's free mobile food pantry. 

This is FREE for anyone and everyone.

Hamden Public Schools with the help of the Keefe Community Center, United Way of Greater New Haven volunteers, and the Hamden Police Department will be distributing nutritious food from the CT Foodshare Mobile Food Pantry. This distribution will be every other Wednesday April 12th - August 16th from 4:30pm-5:30pm. This is free for anyone and everyone. Just show up with bags.

Located on 306 Circular Ave. (Parking lot across from Sapori)

For updates, flyers, photos and more: FOLLOW US on Instagram >>> @hamdenfood

Do you wish to volunteer? Please click on this volunteer link for more info. Volunteer Link

Stay updated on cancellations- CT Foodshare Calendar Page

Contact Hector Velazquez Jr., Family Engagement Coordinator for questions

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Hamden High Student Becomes National Boxing Champion

Join us in congratulating one of our student-athletes, Brianna Alers, who became a National Boxing Champion! Brianna competed each day over a 3-day boxing tournament in Kansas City and she is now ranked #1 in the country. This is something she was striving for and talked about when she was highlighted on NBC’s Connecticut In Color a few months ago.

Congratualtions, Brianna!

Connecticut Teacher Residency Program

The Hamden Public School System is committed to finding ways to ensure that our staff is racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse. One of our efforts in this area is our participation in the CT Teacher Residency Program.  If you are interested in becoming a certified teacher in Connecticut, the CT Teacher Residency Program may be a great opportunity for you. This program differs from many others in that it is a paid residency that leads to Connecticut elementary teacher certification. 

There is also a CT Teacher Residency Program just for special education certification. See more here

What to apply? Click here or if you have any questions, please contact Stacie D'Antonio.