Shepherd Glen Elementary School
We are happy to report that we now have four of our schools with restored Internet: Hamden High School, Hamden Middle School, Wintergreen School (which contains Alice Peck Learning Center and HCLC) and Church Street School. We hope to have the remaining elementary schools connected in the next two weeks.
This has been a long process, but our Network will be stronger than ever as a result. We are deeply appreciative of the patience of our parents, students and staff, who have now learned a new skill: How to live without much technology. :-)
On Tuesday, February 4, Superintendent of Schools Jody Goeler presented his proposed budget for the 2020-21 school year. View Superintendent Goeler's presentation and the 2020 HPS Superintendent's Proposed Budget Object Code Detail
The Board Of Education will now review and discuss the details of the proposed budget, make changes if desired and approve a budget to give to Mayor Leng. The final step is for Mayor Leng to present his town-wide budget (including his allocation for Education) to the Legislative Council for their review, discussion, adjustments and ultimately, approval.
The next Hamden School-Based Farmer’s Market will be open on Monday, FEBRUARY 24. CT Food Bank, Hamden Public Schools and the Family Resource Center are working together to distribute assorted foods to ALL HPS students and families. Please bring reusable bags with you.
The CT Food Bank will open the Farmer's Market at Dunbar Hill School - 315 Lane Street in Hamden (back parking lot) with their mobile food truck, once a month. Even though food will be distributed at Dunbar Hill School, all schools are welcome. The mobile food truck is filled with assorted healthy foods for all of Hamden Public School Students and their families. The food will be distributed for one hour, from 3:30pm-4:30pm. No I.D. is needed, and all food is free, participants will just need to bring a bag, line up, and receive their produce. Please see the flyer with all the dates. (English/Spanish)
Anyone who wishes to volunteer can contact Hector Velazquez, 203-407-2020 ext. 9.
Quinnipiac Professors Teach 4th Graders Robotics
On Friday, November 1, Quinnipiac University professors of Computer Science visited our 4th grade classes! Students learned about robots and even had the opportunity to program a robot! Professor Blake and Professor Duncan inspired some aspiring computer scientists!
Skype A Scientist
On Tuesday, October 22, Mrs. Helenski collaborated with the third grade team to provide their students with the opportunity to Skype with Dr. Hamachi a postdoctoral researcher at Northwestern University. Dr. Hamachi is a chemist working on making plastics and materials like tires easier to recycle. Third graders are learning about Chemical Tests in Science and Dr. Hamachi added her real world experience!
On Tuesday, October 29, Kindergarten participated in Skye a Scientist! Mrs. Helenski and the Kindergarten team collaborated to bring Meteorologist Jared Renni from the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies to students via Skype. He taught students about seasons and the weather.
Veteran's Day Celebration at Shepherd Glen
On Monday, November 11, 2019, Shepherd Glen celebrated Veterans Day. The entire school participated in an assembly that honored the veterans in our school community. A very special thank you to our student speakers, guest speakers, and all the veterans, and families in attendance.