Shepherd Glen Elementary School
Ladies and Gentlemen - may we introduce to you the next class in HECA - our Hamden Engineering Careers Academy!
Although school may have ended on June 21st for most Hamden students, this wonderful group of talented and motivated kids is in school this week to begin their HECA journey. These 38 rising 9th and 10th graders applied and were selected to participate in HECA, which provides students the opportunity to earn workforce certifications, college credit, and even an Associate's Degree WHILE THEY ARE STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL!
This week they'll be building and shooting off rockets, as well as getting to know each other and learning more about the program. How cool is that!
Keep your eyes out for these students!
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today announced that Hamden Middle School is one of 8 schools in Connecticut to be named as a "No Place for Hate" school! Hamden Middle School’s designation as a "No Place for Hate" institution recognizes the school’s commitment to taking a stand against all forms of hate and creating an inclusive school community. Read ADL's Press Release and view ADL's National 2020-2021 NPFH Recognition Video. You may also want to view Governor Lamont's congratulatory video about the No Place for Hate recognition, as well as his support for the NPFH vision to be spread state and nationwide.
We couldn't be prouder of our HMS community and their efforts!
With COVID-19 rates down and the loosening of requirements, there's a lot of confusion about the need for social distancing and when to wear a mask. This publication - What You Need to Know: COVID-19 Vaccination, Mask-Wearing and Social Distancing - was just released from the Connecticut Department of Public Health. It provides great information for Connecticut residents about what is safe to do and why. Take a look!
Please note that the publication explains that masks are still necessary for all children and adults in school buildings, whether or not an individual has been vaccinated.
Shepherd Glen is in need of lunch aides. If you are interested or know someone who is interested, please reach out to the main office at 203-407-2070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. It is a paid position, and the hiring process will go through our Human Resource department. The hours are 11 am- 2 pm.