A huge shout-out to Spring Glen Elementary School's Aedan Flanagan, who recently won a top honor at the National Invention Convention!
After winning big at the state competition, Aeden qualified for the National competition, where he won the Environmental and Sustainability Industry Innovation Award for his invention of “SipBit," a reusable straw that can be worn as a bracelet. What a creative idea - and one that helps our environment! Congratulations Aeden, you are a wonderful ambassador for our town, and proof that great things are happening in Hamden!
Hamden students had to defend their "cockpit controller" design as part of the year-long "Sikorsky Challenge" competition. Their presentation was followed by questioning by Sikorsky engineers - and they answered all their complex questions masterfully! They also had to use their design to fly a helicopter in a flight simulator and present a storyboard that summarized all their work.
Our team did an amazing job and scored in the top three in the state - meaning that they are invited to compete at Expofest at the Oakdale Theater in Wallingford later in May. Congratulations Team Hamden! (Team pictured with statue of Igor Sikorsky)
Congratulations to Charlie Fok, who finished in the International Top 10 at the International DECA Competition in Orlando Florida. Charlie competed in the Sports and Entertainment Operations Research category.
There were over 22,000 students from around the world at this event. Way to make us proud Charlie!
Congratulations to Hamden DECA for an excellent performance at the 2019 DECA International Competition in Orlando, Florida.
There were over 22,000 students from around the world at this event. The majority of our Hamden students finished in the Top 20% in their events.
Special congratulations to Charlie Fok, who advanced to the final round of competition and finished in the International Top 10 in the Sports and Entertainment Operations Research Event.
The Helen Street students, staff and community launched a great campaign, with the goal of increasing awareness that everyone is important - regardless of who they are and what challenges they may face.
As part of the campaign, the students raised $1100 that will be used to fund additional supports for Hamden students with special needs! We think that's WONDERFUL!!!
Teachers and their classes also decorated their doors to promote the campaign, under the topic "Be bold, be bright, be you." Pictured here is the 'winning' door, which shows a zebra with multi-colored stripes and the title, "If you only notice I'm different, you'll miss so much."
A ceremony was held at Helen Street School where the $1100 was presented to SEPTA (a parent-teacher advocacy group for children with special needs). The ceremony included students, their teachers and SEPTA representatives, as well as Mayor Curt Leng, SEPTA representatives and Superintendent of Schools Jody Goeler. Thank you to the entire Helen street community for this generous gift to our students!