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Parents and Community Info
2019-20 Superintendent's Proposed Budget
On Thursday, February 7, Superintendent Jody Goeler presented his budget proposal for the 2019-20 school year to the Hamden Board of Education. View Superintendent Goeler's proposed 2019-20 budget.
Visit our Hamden School Store!
Are you looking to be wearing the latest in "Hamden Chic? :-) Visit our Hamden School Store and show your Green Dragon Pride! #HamdenDECA, #GreatThingsAreHappeningInHamden
Third Grader at Spring Glen Wins Statewide Writing Contest
Congratulations to Spring Glen's very own Kathryn Suarez, who was among the 15 elementary, middle, and high school students from across Connecticut selected as winners of U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy's third annual 'Martin Luther King Jr. Day Essay Challenge. Read more about this prestigious award!
Dunbar Students Team Up With Senior Citizens to Spread Love and Make Hamden a Little More Beautiful
Wintergreen (WIMS) Application Now Available
Application to be included in the lottery for admittance to Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School are now available. Completed applications must be received by March 1, 2019, Download the Wintergreen application. (Please note that the location for Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School for the 2019-20 year has not yet been finalized.)
Hamden Engineering Careers Academy
For more information, please visit our HHS STEM Academy Webpage or contact HECA program director and Coordinator of Counseling and Career Services, Dan Cocchiola, at email@example.com or 203.407.2040, x5116.
“Everyone Gets a Job in Hamden"
Exploring Career and Technical Educational Opportunities
Hamden’s Department of Economic Development and Neighborhood Revitalization announces a new series in 2019. The series is titled, “Everyone Gets a Job; Exploring Career and Technical Educational Opportunities”. This series will be focused on the workforce readiness of young Hamden residents, particularly students entering middle or high school. The series will include workshops on job and career opportunities in the major economic sectors in Hamden and in the region.
The next session is focused on The Trades - Plumbing, Electrical, Auto-Tec, HVAC and General Construction. Tuesday, February 21 at 630 pm in the Miller Senior Center (behind the Miller Library). Panelists will be speaking about Hamden ‘s new STEM Academy, Gateway Community College, Sema4 (a science and engineering company) and Sacred Heart Academy of Hamden.
Panelists will be speaking about opportunities in Hamden for the Technical and Construction Trades:
- Mary Moran from Eli Whitney Technical School
- Eddie Ryan for Ryan Oil and Heating: Plumbing and Heating Careers
- Dan Fuller: Gateway Community College: Auto Technology Careers
- Amy Blackwood for the AFL-CIO to discuss Construction Careers for Women.
The next session will be: Manufacturing: Tuesday March 5th 630 PM Miller Library Friends Room.
You will hear presentations from manufacturers, about the many forms of modern manufacturing careers and where the jobs are.
Seating is limited for these events. For more information on this initiative and to RSVP for the panels, contact Dale Kroop at 203-287-7033 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Hamden's Director of Economic Development Dale Kroop: 203-287-7030 or email@example.com for more information.
HHS Science Students Win 2nd Place in National Contest!
Congratulations to Dr. Bower-Phipps' science students, who were just named SECOND-PLACE WINNERS in the national LANXESS 2018 Manufacturing Day video competition! Their creative video won $3,000 to buy equipment for our chemistry labs! (Thanks to all who voted for HHS!)
Using Energy Wisely - Our Initiative with Cenergistic
Hamden has entered into an agreement with Cenergistic, a company devoted to helping organizations save money and conserve energy through behavioral and structural changes. That's good for our budget AND our environment! Find out more about this evolving initiative on our Energy Conservation page.
Excellence and Sustainability: Exploring Options for Hamden's Public School System
The Hamden Board of Education and administration are working to implement changes to ensure a sustainable and strong educational system for Hamden's children. The initiative is called "3R - Rethink, Restructure, Results." We've created a Webpage to share updates about this initiative.
Student Data Privacy
Elementary Report Card Parent Guide
Click here to access the Hamden Public Schools Elementary Report Card Parent Guide.
Free Software for HPS Students!
Microsoft Office Available - Free!
If 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.
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Our Amazing Students and Staff!
Budding Computer Scientists from HHS Create Award-Winning App!
We were thrilled to learn that students from Hamden High's App Development Class were awarded Third Place in the Computer Science Challenge at the recent Connecticut Tech Expo! There were many entries from across CT - the majority from STEM magnet schools - yet Hamden's students obviously impressed the judges with their fitness app, "G4G" (Guide 4 Greatness). Congratulations to the Hamden team - YOU ARE GREAT!
Congratulations to Hamden's 2018-19 Teachers of the Year!
We are pleased to announce that the following educators have been named the 2019 Teacher of the Year in their respective buildings:
Alice Peck - Kate McGuinn
Bear Path - Candice D’Amico
Church Street - Kara Breen
Dunbar Hill - Jennifer Wassmer
Helen Street -Elizabeth Caldwell
Ridge Hill - Rachel Solomon
Shepherd Glen - Stacey Biggart
Spring Glen - Daniela Amodio
West Woods - Caitlyn Reardon
Hamden Middle School - Michael Rocco
Hamden High School - Greg Amter
The committee to select Hamden's representative for the state Teacher of the Year competition interviewed all of the school nominees on May 23, 2018. They named Greg Amter the 2019 Hamden Teacher of the Year. All these fabulous educators were honored at the June 12 Board of Education meeting. Congratulations!
Our Alumni are Awesome!
Each year, the Hamden Education Foundation honors approximately 10 outstanding Hamden High School alumni. We couldn't be more proud of the amazing things they have done (and continue to do)! This page is a work-in-progress, but includes a small sample of our amazing Hamden graduates. (Check back for updates to the page or nominate an outstanding alumnus.)
- ThuFeb21 Finance Committee Meeting 5:00 PM to 6:00 PMBoard room
- ThuFeb21 Ad Hoc Committee Meeting 6:00 PM to 9:00 PMBoardroom
- FriFeb22 Student of the Month 7:30 AM to 8:00 AMBoardroom
- TueFeb26 Policy Committee Meeting 6:30 PM to 8:00 PMBoardroom
- ThuFeb28 Ad Hoc Committee Meeting 6:00 PM to 9:00 PMBoardroom
- TueMar05 Operations Committee Meeting 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMBoard Room