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The Ridge Hill Elementary School chorus was recently honored to sing the National Anthem at a Quinnipiac University basketball game! They made us proud!
The HHS Team is currently in the top two (!) in the rigorous, year-long statewide Sikorsky STEM Challenge competition! In round one, the HHS team scored close to a perfect score! Go Hamden!
Do you have an idea for how we can make Hamden Public Schools even better? Maybe you've thought about ways to improve parent involvement, after school programs or other aspects of our school system?Our superintendent, Jody Goeler, would love to hear your thoughts- so he has created "Thursday Office Hours" every Thursday morning from 7:30-8:00. Visit the Superintendent's Office page under DISTRICT INFORMATION for details!

Parents and Community Info

More Snow Days?

Because this has been a snowy winter leading to school day closings, the last day of school will now be June 21st (June 22nd for Alice Peck).


In the event of more snow day cancellations after March 13, the district will assign make up days during the scheduled April vacation. These additional make up days will start from the end of the vacation, Friday, April 20th , and move back to Monday, April 16th as needed.


Example:  In the event there are more weather-related school closures after March 13, the first make up day will be April 20th, the next will be made up on April 19th, and so on. 


We apologize for any inconvenience this causes our families. Think WARM!


Proposed Budget 2018-19 

On Thursday, February 15, Superintendent of Schools Jody Goeler presented his 2018-19 Hamden Public Schools proposed budget. View Superintendent Goeler's Presentation. The detailed budget book, with object code detail, as well as a list of funded grants, are now available: 2018-19 Superintendent's Proposed Budget.

HHS Student Tribute - March 14, 2018 

     As you may have heard, students across our nation are organizing and planning events in response to the recent tragedy at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland, Florida. Their purpose is to ensure that the issues surrounding these tragedies remain in the public eye and are addressed by our lawmakers. They also want to show their support for the students and staff in Parkland, Newtown and all of the other communities that have endured similar tragedies. 

     Across the country, students designated March 14, 2018 as National School Walkout Day to show solidarity for the recent school shooting in Florida. Hamden High School participated in a 17-minute student-led event to pay tribute to the 17 victims. Hamden High School staff, in collaboration with the Hamden Police Department, supervised this activity. Students had the option to participate or remain in their Connections Classes.

     The event in Hamden was implemented without a hitch, and student speakers and participants were eloquent, respectful and were involved in the activity in a way that made all of us proud and brought our community closer together.

     I am grateful to Hamden Police Chief Wydra and his department for their ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of our students and community. I also want to thank Ms. Gannon and her staff for their roles in facilitating this meaningful student event.


     Jody Ian Goeler, Superintendent of Schools


"The Voice" of Hamden -
We're So Proud of Our Students and Alumni!

performers on stage at the Voice of Hamden

Wow! What an great night! "The Voice of Hamden" was a wonderful night filled with just a few of our amazing singing students!  Two of Hamden High's outstanding Alumni  - Blessing Offor (from NBC's "The Voice") and Linedy Genao (Broadway celeb) - added to the star quality of the evening and provided entertainment and judging expertise. All proceeds benefit the Hamden Education Foundation.

2018-19 HPS Approved Calendar

Are you interested in knowing the future? Although we can't help you know everything that will happen, at least we can help you find out when school begins, parent conferences are scheduled or when holiday breaks will occur during the 2018-19 school year. Come back soon to take a look at the 2018-19 Hamden Public School Approved Calendar.

Winter Weather - Delays, Early Dismissals and School Closings

Winter is here... and sometimes that means that schools need to alter their opening and closing times - or cancel altogether - in the interest of student safety. Superintendent of Schools Jody Goeler has written a letter to parents that explains Hamden's process for making changes to our school schedules due to severe weather in our area.


$500,000 Awarded to Hamden for HHS STEM Academy!

For the past few years, Hamden administration has worked with State Representative Mike D' Agostino to secure funding for the creation of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Academy for students at Hamden High School. On November 29, 2017, the State Bond Commission granted Hamden $500,000 to begin this initiative! We can't wait to get started! Stay tuned for more - but for now, Read the Press Release. 

It's not easy being green. No wait... it is!

Hamden Public Schools has gone GREEN!

In keeping with our mission to provide safe and supportive learning environments, and in compliance with state law, Hamden Public Schools uses only "green" cleaning products in all of our buildings. Find out more by watching this cute video by the CT Departments of Energy and Environmental Protection, "Healthy Environments in Connecticut Schools."

Elementary Report Card Parent Guide 

Click here to access the Hamden Public Schools Elementary Report Card Parent Guide.

Visit our Parents' Page for Many More Interesting Links!


"Tweets" from Our Superintendent!



Our Amazing Students and Staff!

Little Free Libraries - Made by Our Caring (and Crafty!) Students

teachers of the year holding flowers


These (and a few other) HHS 9th graders made WONDERFUL "little free libraries" for Hamden elementary schools - perfect for Hamden-ites to find a book to borrow, read and return for the next lucky reader! What a great service for our great community!


Congratulations to Hamden's 2017 Teachers of the Year!

Teacher of the year recipients

Thank you for all you do to enrich the lives of our children and their families! We couldn't be more proud of the work you do each and every day!


HHS Science Students Visit Quinnipiac Med School

med school interior with studentsThrough a cooperative program between Quinnipiac University School of Health Sciences and Hamden High School, interested HHS science students recently visited the QU cadaver lab. HHS students were shown around the lab by first-year medical students, and allowed to experience some of what med students learn as part of their early training. Hamden students participate in multiple activities and visits through this exciting and worthwhile program, and many gain personal insights related to further education and possible future medical careers.


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.


Learn Keyboarding Skills - New Online Version!

Knowing how to type is an essential skill these days. Hamden elementary students now can access from any internet-connected device the keyboarding program they use in school - Type to Learn!. Encourage your children to "play" Type to Learn when they have some rainy-day free time!

    • FriMar23 Early Dismissal Elem. Afternoon Conf.
    • MonMar26 Early Dismissal Elem. Eve. Conf
    • FriMar30 No School Good Friday
    • ThuApr05 Early Dismissal Prof. Dev. HHS/HMS/Elem
    • MonApr16 No School - Spring Recess
    • TueApr17 No School Spring Recess

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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