REMINDER | Next week, we have Parent Visiting Nights from Monday through Thursday. Please see the schedule below. • March 4: Bailey (half-day session) • March 5: WHHS (half-day session) • March 6: All Elementary Schools (half-day session) • March 7: Carrigan (half-day session)
Carrigan Intermediate School celebrated 'Black History Month' today with assemblies in the auditorium. The theme was “Stand Up”, and the core message to students was to chase their dreams as they celebrated African American musicians, poets, local legends, and more. Click the link to see some scenes from today’s incredible celebration that included musical performances, dances, presentations, and poems! https://bit.ly/42WqQhG
The newest issue of the West Haven Public Schools Newsletter is now available! Click the link to see what’s happening across the district, as well as what’s to come in March: https://5il.co/2fqya
In today’s Then & Now #TBT post, we feature Allison Wendt, a math coach at Washington Elementary School! https://bit.ly/3P3dQRs
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Students in Miss Matukaitis’ class did an experiment to determine how far they would be able to jump on each planet based on planetary gravity.
Washington EL students got an extra special guest reader when Mayor Borer came to visit this morning! Thank you, Mayor, for visiting and reading with us!
City Council Members Coletti, Vargo, and Pascale helped us kick off our Read Across America Week but being guest readers to some of our classes.
The Shoreline Restoration Project by our digital media students at West Haven High School, has been featured in UConn Today! Read the story here > https://bit.ly/3UWhLna.
On Wednesday, February 21st, three students from WHHS (on the left) competed against three students from Notre Dame HS in the 4-Way Speech Contest run by the WH Rotary Club at Lorenzo's Restaurant! The three Westies, from left to right, are Genesis Sikorski (10), Eshwar Balakumar (12), and Sabrina Sabol (12). Eshwar finished in 1st Place and will advance to a regional competition in early March. Genesis finished in 3rd Place.
Yesterday, Savin Rock fourth graders went to the Eli Whitney museum in Hamden! They built rubber band cars as part of the science curriculum study of friction and motion.
West Haven Families, please see the flyers below from the West Haven Parks & Recreation.
Students in Pat O’Connor’s Applications of Technology class at Bailey Middle School used Lego units to build robots! The seventh graders spent 6 weeks coding and building their robots. Despite some failures and frustrations along the way, the final product was amazing! The robots could do anything from dancing along to music, moving like a bug, protecting valuables like a safe, acting as a claw to grab items in hard-to-reach areas, and more! Check out some of the robots in action on Instagram > https://bit.ly/3wr2lNx
Forest School celebrated Perfect Attendance for January by awarding 179 students with a certificate! We also had a raffle for the 179 kids, and one student from each grade received a $10.00 gift card to McDonald’s. Pictured here are our raffle winners from each grade, Kindergarten – 4th.
The sixth-seeded West Haven High School boys’ basketball team defeated 11th-seeded Career, 57-41, in the first round of the SCC Playoffs last night. With the win, the Blue Devils advance to the quarterfinals and will play this Saturday, February 24th against third-seeded Xavier at Branford High School. The game is scheduled to start at 5:15 pm. All tickets must be purchased online. You can purchase tickets by clicking the link here: https://bit.ly/49rsmL0
Mackrille School hosted its 4th Grade Fact Bee today. Here is a picture of the finalists. Congratulations to the winner, Reagan Kennedy, from Mrs. Alves' class!
𝗪𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗛𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗧𝗿𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗼𝗲𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁 | The West Haven Poetry Contest for 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝟴, in cooperation with the West Haven Land Trust, will run again this year. Students should write a poem focusing on the topic of 𝗻𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲. Submit a hard copy of your poem to your ELA teacher. There are prizes-gift certificates! 𝗗𝘂𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲: 𝗧𝘂𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟵𝘁𝗵 | Winners announced: Monday, April 22nd | Award Ceremony (on the boardwalk): Friday, April 26th
In today’s Then & Now #TBT post, we feature DeAnna Paolino, a social worker at Mackrille, and Betsy Stutzman, a librarian at Mackrille and Pagels! https://bit.ly/42S6sOO
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝟭𝟵𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝗻𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗴 𝗪𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 | Over the past 19 years, K-12 students from all over Connecticut have had the opportunity to submit their creative writing, poetry, and prose for the annual Celebration of Young Writers. This is a great opportunity for students to submit their pieces of work and compete against students from all over Connecticut. The top selects will earn an award and the opportunity to perform their piece of work. This event is completely free! Please click the link below to view the flyer and learn more about the event. Submissions can take place now until April 1st. Link: https://bit.ly/49IUVDC
Parents are invited to learn more about all of the options available for West Haven High School students to earn college credit while in high school. In-person sessions will be held on March 5th at 5:30 and 6:30 pm in the lecture hall, and on March 6th at 6 pm via Zoom. Click the Zoom link here > https://bit.ly/3SAdT8g | Meeting ID: 880 7113 4403; Passcode: Kachmar