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Visit our Webpage on the our 3R (Rethink-Restructure-Results) Initiative to find out more and see the answers to questions raised at the September 24, 2018 Special Board of Education Meeting. www.Hamden.org/3R
Hamden DECA students raised over $1,100 selling lemonade (and receiving donations from driver's on Dixwell Avenue) through "Alex's Lemonade Stand" - all to help fight childhood cancer. We are so proud of our students!
Nine Hamden students recently competed in the CT invention Convention. Three students were even selected to compete in the International competition! What will these wonderful students think of next?
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

Smarter Balanced Assessment Report Notice:

Students who took the Smarter Balanced assessment in Hamden in spring 2018 received their Individual Student Reports on September 21 with the exception of current 9th graders.


The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) notified school districts of an issue with one item that was included in the spring administration of the grade 8 math assessment.  In order to remedy the problem the CSDE will not count item performance for this one item and will rescore all tests for grade 8 students who received the item. As a result, all Individual Student Reports for last year's grade 8 students are being corrected and new reports will be shipped to districts in late October.


The CSDE apologizes for the inconvenience and has assured districts that additional measures will be implemented in the future to guarantee this does not occur again.


Excellence and Sustainability: Exploring Options for Hamden's Public School System

The Hamden Board of Education and administration are exploring options to ensure a sustainable and strong educational system for Hamden's children. We've created a Webpage to share information and updates about this initiative. (Check back often for updates.) Community information sessions are being planned and will be scheduled soon, for mid-September.

Results Are In: Your Thoughts About School Reorganization in Hamden

As many of you know, the BOE is very interested in gathering input from our community members about our reorganization effort. An online tool called ThoughtExchange allowed us to collect your thoughts/ideas and let us know how you felt about other people's ideas as well. The BOE and administration are still reviewing the comments, but we've created a summary sheet with the results of our ThoughtExchange to share with the community. Additional information will also soon be available.

Energy Conservation Program for HPS

We are excited to initiate a program of energy conservation within Hamden Public Schools!  Read all about this exciting initiative.

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. 2018-19 Hamden Public School Approved Calendar.


Student Data Privacy

On July 1, 2018, a new CT law came into affect related to student data privacy. In compliance with the law, Hamden is assuring that any student data-related product used by Hamden Public Schools meets the law's requirements. View privacy policies of our vendors and more information on the new student data privacy law.

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. (Read about Hamden's "Going Green" efforts on our Facilities page.) You can also 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!



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.

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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 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.)



    • ThuOct18 Special Board of Education 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMBoardroom
    • MonOct22 Superintendent's Calendar Recognition Ceremony 6:30 PM to 8:00 PMHHS C107
    • FriOct26 Superintendent's Student of the Month 7:30 AM to 8:00 AMBoard room
    • ThuNov01 Special BOE Meeting: 3R Initiative (District Restructuring) 7:00 PMHamden Middle School
    • TueNov06 Operations Committee 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMBoard Room
    • WedNov07 Curriculum Committee 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMBoard Room

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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