Congratulations to Hamden High School DECA students Donovan Doviak, Zachary Hazan, Kavi Talwalkar, Sidharth Singla and Justyna Rivera for their 3rd place win at the University of Bridgeport's Business Innovation Challenge for High School Students! Mr. Anderson - you and your students are definitely doing something right!
We are continuing to monitor the EEE mosquito situation, and have been in regular contact with QVHD to ensure that we are taking all reasonable precautions. As a result of QVHD’s updated advice, we have lifted the ban of evening activities. Read QVHD's latest memo (October 15, 2019) on EEE.
Please continue to check the District website for updated information regarding EEE precautions and district actions.
Although the colder weather means that mosquitos are less prevalent, mosquitos that carry the virus may still be active until the first heavy frost. It is for this reason we ask you to continue to be cautious and follow the following guidelines until there are sustained temperatures below freezing:
- DRESS: Wear long sleeves and pants outdoors to reduce skin exposure.
- DEFEND: Use an EPA-approved mosquito repellent.
- DRAIN: Check and empty standing water that may have collected around your home (tires, buckets, ceramic pots, etc.)
If you have any additional questions about EEE, please contact QVHD at (203)248-4528 and visit the Connecticut Department of Public Health..
Once upon a time, there was a dream that Hamden students would be able to participate in a STEM Academy at Hamden High School. It would be a place where students could earn college credits and industry certifications that prepared them to successfully enter the CT workforce or continue their educations. That dream became a reality this school year, and was celebrated on September 4 with the groundbreaking ceremony of HECA - the Hamden Engineering Careers Academy! Governor Lamont, Lt. Governor Bysiewicz, State Reps. Robyn Porter and Josh Elliott, Hamden Mayor Leng, as well as Hamden Board of Education and Legislative Council members joined in the celebration. HECA partners, leadership from the CT Manufacturing Association and Gateway Community College, also spoke about the critical need for a skilled manufacturing workforce in Connecticut, and praised our HECA program as a model for the state!
Parents and HECA students were in attendance and couldn't be happier with the opportunities that the HECA program will provide!!! Pictured is HECA 9th grader Jack Gaffney, to whom Governor Lamont "deligated" the ground-breaking honors by handing Jack the HECA hard-hat and sledgehammer.
As part of HECA, students will be able to earn an Associate Degree in Advanced Manufacturing - WHILE STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL at the same time as they earn their high school diplomas! It's a rigorous program, but along with HHS lead HECA teacher Gabe Jenkins, our HECA students are ready to take on the challenge! Go HAMDEN!
See videos and read more about the HECA groundbreaking from the CT media:
- WTNH: Hamden Starts Work on Engineering Academy
- NBC: New Initiative in Hamden Helps Students Prepare for Life After High School
- Fox61: New STEAM Academy at Hamden High School Unveiled
- New Haven Register: Hamden High Program Puts Students on Fast Track to Careers in Manufacturing, Engineering
- Hartford Courant: Hamden Students Can Now Earn Associate’s Degrees Through their High School’s manufacturing program
- New Haven Biz: Hamden Academy Grooms High-Schoolers for Engineering Careers
- New Haven Independent: Lamont Hammers Open Hamden High STEM Program