2020-2021 Hamden Heroes- January

Throughout the year, so many of our students and staff members within the Hamden Public Schools community go above and beyond. Each month, we honor a few of these outstanding individuals from one of our schools.

In January, we will be honoring students and staff from Hamden High School. Take a look to find out more about these special people - they are truly Hamden Heroes!

Hamden Opens Overnight Winter Warming Center: January 4 - February 28

The Town of Hamden, in partnership with Columbus House, Inc., has opened an overnight winter warming center for the third year in a row for those experiencing homelessness in our community.

The Hamden Warming Center will operate from January 4, 2021 through February 28, 2021 at Breakthrough Church (481 Shelton Ave., Hamden, CT- entrance in rear at Butler Street). The Warming Center will be operated by trained Columbus House staff who will monitor overnight shifts from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., 7 days a week. The warming center is not a “shelter”, as no beds will be provided. It will offer a clean, safe, indoor space to protect those who would likely otherwise spend their nights outdoors from harsh weather conditions. COVID-19 protocols will include temperature checks, social distancing, and mask wearing. Hamden Police will provide walk-throughs on a nightly basis.

Hey Hamden Students - Submit Your Entry in "The Happiness Project" Billboard Design Contest!

Students - here's your chance to show your creativity and help others at the same time! 

The Town of Hamden Youth Services Bureau and Hamden Public Schools with support from Outfront Media, is sponsoring a Billboard Campaign and contest. This year’s theme is The Happiness Project. Any Hamden youth can participate.  View the directions for SUBMITTING YOUR DESIGN.

There are categories or elementary, middle and high school students.

All entries must be submitted by 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 28th 2021

COVID-19 Walk-Up Testing Available

 

CT Public Health Alert: Youth Suicide - A Call to Action

COVID-19 has changed life for all of us, but children, especially those in their teens, may be experiencing particularly great stresses at this time. Feelings of isolation, loss, uncertainty and fear may be heightened.  The CT Department of Public Health has issued a brief list of recommendations and supports to help our youth. Please take a few moments to read Youth Suicide Prevention - Public Health Alert and Call to Action.