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Hamden High School

Hamden High School building with beautiful blue sky in background Hamden High School
2040 Dixwell Avenue
(203) 407-2040
(203) 407-2041 fax 

Nadine GannonPrincipal

HHS House Information

Sleeping Giant House
Paul Giansanti

Assistant Principal
All Freshmen  &
Last names VAO - Z (10 - 12)

Whitney House
Dr. Clydette Messiah 
Assistant Principal 
Last names A - KEL (10 - 12) 

Washburn House
Darce DeCosta

Assistant Principal
Last names KEM - VAN (10 - 12)   

Lisa Crandall 
Assistant Principal                                                                                                  

Friday, April 13

Club News & Meeting

The European Travel Club left yesterday for their tour of Greece and Italy. Join in on their adventures and follow Ms. Stamidis's  blog: https://hhsitalygreece2018.blogspot.comEuropean Travel Club is on the bus and heading to the airport!

Students! Are you interested in auditioning to sing the National Anthem for any of the following events?

  • Junior  Awards Ceremony, May 29
  • Senior Awards Night, May 30
  • Graduation, June 21
  • Other Spring events

If so, you must sign up on an audition sheet located on the door to Room A114, the Chorus room. Auditions will be held from 2:00-3:30 PM, Friday, April 27.  ONLY Seniors will be considered to sing at Graduation.  Please see Dr. Baranski in Room A114 if you have any questions.

Join the Junior Class of 2019 for a night of duckpin bowling at Johnson's Duckpin Lanes from &;00 PM - 9:00 PM on Friday, April 27.  Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $17.00 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased outside the cafeteria.

Seniors! You can sign-up for the senior class trip to Six Flags, New England. Stop by C205 or B301 for a permission slips.

It's time to request your songs for Prom.  Use this link to submit your requests.  Make sure to click "save" to ensure that the requests get saved to the database.  Only radio edited versions will be played.  All requests must be submitted by May 11.

Senior Important Dates:

  • Senior Prom: May 25, 2018
  • Senior Awards Ceremony: May 30, 2018
  • Senior Trip: June 1, 2018
  • Graduation: June 21, 2018
Upcoming Athletic Events (home)

4/13: Girls Tennis vs. Sacred Heart Academy @ 3:45 PM

4/14: Girls Lacrosse vs. Norwalk @ 11:00 AM

4/16: Baseball vs. Cheshire @ 4:00 PM

4/17: Boys Track vs. North Haven/Daniel Hand/Shelton@ 3:45 PM; Girls Track vs. East Haven/Guilford/Cheshire @ 3:45 PM

4/18: Boys Tennis vs. Sheehan @ 3:45 PM; Girls Tennis vs. West Haven @ 10:30 AM

4/19: Girls Lacrosse vs. Mercy @ 4:30 PM; Boys Golf vs. Notre Dame WH (Home, Laurel View CC) @ 2:30 PM

4/20: Boys Tennis vs. Lyman Hall @ 3:45 PM

4/23: Baseball vs. West Haven @ 3:45 PM; Softball vs. Mercy @ 3:45 PM; Boys Lacrosse vs. Foran @ 5:30 PM; Boys Tennis vs. Wilbur Cross @ 3:45 PM; Girls Tennis vs. Career Magnet @ 3:45 PM

4/24: Girls Lacrosse vs. Lyman Hall @ 4:30 PM

4/25: Baseball vs. East Haven @ 4:00 PM; Softball vs. Hillhouse @ 3:45 PM

4/26: Boys Lacrosse vs. Vinal Tech @ 5:00 PM; Boys Golf vs. Sheehan (Home, Laurel View CC) @ 2:30 PM

4/27: Softball vs. Sacred Heart Academy @ 3:45 PM; Boys Tennis vs. Cheshire @ 3:45 PM; Girls Tennis vs. Amity @ 3:45 PM

For a full list of all athletic events, home and away, postponements and cancellations, please head to the district athletics' pages.

The Green Dragon Update

  • Today is early dismissal. Classes end at 11:30AM
  • Spring Break is next week: 4/16 - 4/20
  • SAT Day is Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences are Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 6-8PM

The Sports and Entertainment Marketing students attended the Sports Business Day at MetLife Stadium on March 27. Students got a behind-the-scenes tour and learned about the business of sports from NY Jets Executives.

Parents! Show your pride for  Hamden High School and order a Hamden United, Proud, & Strong lawn sign.  See this attached flyer for more information or email: HHSGC1@gmail.com

The last day to register for the May SATs without having to pay a late fee is April 6. Please sign up at www.collegeboard.com

Congratulations to HHS Seniors Lailah Nabors and Rebecca Alexander. They are Hamden Highs School's recipients of the Connecticut Assoication of Schools Arts Award. The award represents outstanding achievement in the arts coupled with scholarship and leadership. Lailah was recognized for music, and Rebecca for theater and visual art. Thank you Mr. Barkon and Ms. Merrill for your dedication to our students!

All 10th Graders are required to have a physical this school year. The completed paperwork must be given to the nurse by May 1, 2018. Students will not be allowed to enter school in the fall until the physical is received by the school nurse. If students are member of the school based health clinic (MOMS Clinic), appointments can be made there for a physical.
Counseling Corner

The Career and Technical Education Department Fall Semester Newsletter 2017 is now available online.  Read about the department's highlights and offerings here.

Follow us on Facebook @ hamdenschoolcounseling for real time updates and information.

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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