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Parents and Community Info
Community Dinner - Feeding Hamden
As in many communities throughout the state and country, some Hamden children and their families do not have adequate food on a daily basis. We want to do something about that! On April 27, from 6:00-8:00pm at Church Street, we will hold a free dinner to discuss ways to help address the issue of hunger in Hamden. All are welcome but you must register. Register for the Community Dinner (Espanol). We also are interested in knowing more about hunger in our community - please take a few minutes to complete our community hunger survey (Espanol)
Community Readers' Day - May 9th
Members of the Hamden Community! Please join us by volunteering to be a reader for Hamden Public Schools' Community Readers' Day on Wednesday, May 9th between 9:00am and 11:30am. This year, our first graders are your audience! Bring one of your personal favorite books or we will provide one for you. The kids (and you) will love it!
If you'd like to be a reader, please complete and submit the RSVP form by Wednesday, May 2nd. Specify your specific time availability and any particular school preferences you may have and we will make every effort to accommodate you. If you have any questions about Community Readers' Day, please email Julie Murtagh:
On March 28, 2018 Superintendent of Schools Jody Goeler presented the Board of Education Approved Budget to the Hamden Legislative Council. The Legislative Council is currently in discussions to determine the final budget allocations for all elements of the town's budget for 2018-19.
Previously, on February 15, 2018, 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 and Hamden Public Schools Grants Information.
"The Voice" of Hamden -
We're So Proud of Our Students and Alumni!
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.
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!Tweets by SuperHamden
Our Amazing Students and Staff!
Little Free Libraries - Made by Our Caring (and Crafty!) Students
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!
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!
Our Alumni are Awesone!
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.)
HHS Science Students Visit Quinnipiac Med School
Through 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!
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.
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!