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Parents and Community Info
“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 sessions will be held as follows:
- Tuesday November 27th: Miller Library : Friends Room 6:00 PM
- Saturday : December 1st: Brundage Community Library 10:30 AM
RSVP to attend or for more information, contact Dale Kroop: 203-287-7030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
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.
"Tweets" from Our Superintendent!Tweets by SuperHamden
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.)