The Hamden Public Schools’ Board of Education has created a new committee to concentrate on enhancing and supporting equity through our public schools. Meetings will be held the fourth Tuesday of every month. The Equity Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday June 25th at 6:30 pm, at Hamden Public Schools Central Office, 60 Putnam Avenue.
While equity has always been part of our mission as a public school system, the volume of equity-specific initiatives, actions, and discussions has increased significantly in recent years. The establishment of a committee focused on equity will allow us to pursue this goal in a more targeted way. This committee also aims to be a formal channel to communicate concrete efforts and outcomes publicly and regularly.
In addition, the Equity Committee serves as a vehicle to collect input from the community. The BOE recognizes the rich discussions and conversations about equity that are taking place within our school system, our community, and our nation. The public is encouraged to participate by attending the meetings of this committee to share their views and ideas so we can continue to expand our understandings, have robust conversations, and create enhanced structures and processes to support equity throughout Hamden schools.
This summer, all Hamden children and teens (up to 18 years old) can find free summer meals in several of our schools and other Hamden locations. Sandwiches, salads, fruits and milk are among the tasty food offered. Call 211 for more information or visit CTSummerMeals.org.
No one should go hungry! Please help us spread the word about this wonderful program!
We recently became aware that Mayor Leng received a viable offer for the purchase of Church Street School. Although we do not yet have full information, we want everyone in the Church Street School community to know that if this sale occurs, it will not happen until AFTER the 2019-20 school year. Church Street students will still attend Church Street School next year.
If a sale is agreed upon, we will work with Church Street students, families and staff in the next year to assure a smooth and effective transition.
We will continue to update you as we receive more information.
In addition to excelling in both state and international marketing competition and raising funds and awareness for a variety of charities, the Hamden High School DECA students also manage and operate their high school's School Store. The store specializes in designing and creating custom apparel for the high school, other schools, teams, organizations, and businesses.
The most recent ordered completed by the students was tee shirts for the Dunbar Hill Volunteer Fire Department. To the delight of the DECA members, the fire department arrived at Hamden High School to pick up their order in a fire truck. Some of the DECA students were able to pose with the firefighters for a photo with the fire truck in front of the school.
Hamden DECA would like to thank the Dunbar Hill Volunteer Fire Department for their continued support.
Hamden's ESY (Extended School Year) program will have multiple locations this summer:
- Students at Alice Peck will be at Alice Peck
- Students going into grades K-6 will be at Dunbar Hill
- Students going into grades 7-12 will be at HMS