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It's Kindergarten Registration Time!!!


If your son or daughter will be attending Kindergarten next year, it's time to register! Registration will be held at Molloy School (255 Meloy Road, West Haven, CT) on Tuesday, March 26, Wednesday March 27 and Thursday March 28 from 8:30-5:30 BY APPOINTMENT. Please call 203-937-4300 extension 7118 to schedule an appointment for your child's Kindergarten registration. Your child must accompany you to registration. Click here for more information.

Future Chef Competition

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Our Future Chef Competition took place on March 21, 2019. Contenders had to create a tasty mel using the same ingredients. We are happy to announce these winners: 

Martha Agustin –  4th grade, Seth Haley Elementary School, for her Healthy Low Fat Mexican Avocado Chicken Salad; Jan David Latorre – 4th grade, Pagels Elementary School, for his Chicken, Rice with Mixed Vegetables; Justus Rathbun – 4th grade, Forest Elementary School, for his Avocado Toast-ada; Paige Kenny – 4th grade, Seth Haley Elementary School, for her Fancy Fajita Bowls;  Sarah Torres, 4th grade, Savin Rock Community School, for her South Western Pasta Salad; and William Hulse, 4th grade, Mackrille Elementary School, for his Tacos.

Thank you to all the Chefs that participated. Great job!!


Notice by the West Haven Board of Education
to Destroy Graduate Records

Please be advised that West Haven High School will be destroying all graduate/withdrawal records for students with a date of birth between July 1, 1935 and June 30, 1950. Records may be obtained at West Haven High School at West Haven High School 's main lobby on the following dates:
Monday-April 15, 2019
Tuesday-April 16, 2019
Wednesday-April 17, 2019
The hours for pick up will be from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm.
If records are not picked up, records will be destroyed on April 18, 2019.

 

Congratulations to Forest Elementary School
A 2018 Blue Ribbon School 



 

On Monday, October 1, 2018, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos named Forest School one of the U.S. Department of Education’s 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Forest is being honored for its work with all students, including special needs students and students who are not native English speakers. Forest has shown great improvement in test scores for all students.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools is an annual award bestowed on schools across the nation for high academic performance or greatest progress in achievement gap closure among subgroups, the governor’s office said in a news release.

“Every student from every background and every walk of life deserves a quality education that allows them to succeed,” Malloy said. “With exemplary schools like this year’s Blue Ribbon award winners, it’s no wonder that we have record-high graduation rates and students who are among the best in the nation.

“We congratulate these schools and their teachers, students, and families for their collective efforts to nurture positive school communities — they are all helping to shift the growing possibilities for our next generation in a positive direction,” Malloy said.

“We are excited to celebrate four Connecticut schools that are transforming the futures of students by delivering a top-quality education in the classroom,” Education Commissioner Dianna R. Wentzell said in the release. “Congratulations to our Blue Ribbon Schools on the collective effort and hard work by students, parents, educators and community partners to earn this prestigious honor.”

To select and nominate schools for the National Blue Ribbon School award, the Connecticut State Department of Education uses data from the Next Generation Accountability System, the release said.

Nominated schools complete an application process and must be approved by the U.S. Department of Education, the release said.

All selected schools in Connecticut demonstrated outstanding overall achievement in 2016-17 and were identified as “Schools of Distinction,” the release said.

National Blue Ribbon Schools are identified in two categories — “Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing” and “Exemplary High Performing.”

Forest School teaches students in pre-Kindergarten through fourth grade. As a school in an Alliance District, the majority of students — 76 percent — are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Additionally, 23 percent of students at Forest School are “English learners” with over 16 different languages spoken at home, the release said.

“Forest prides itself on its model of layered shared leadership designed to support teachers to ensure learning for their diverse student body,” the release said. “ The instructional team at Forest includes a mathematics coach and reading consultant as well as a special education team and an English learner team.

“Collectively, and with strong district support and coordination, these educators work closely with classroom teachers, providing model lessons, research-based instructional strategies, and other key resources to realize their foundational principle that “all students can succeed,” the release said.

“Forest is a school demonstrating success in terms of strong academic growth in mathematics and ELA for high needs students, leading to its nomination as an Exemplary Gap Closing school,” it said.


Welcome to THE WEST HAVEN BOARD OF Education


Welcome to the West Haven Board of Education’s website. The West Haven Public School District is composed of nine schools: Alma E. Pagels Elementary School, Edith E. Mackrille Elementary School, Forest Elementary School, Savin Rock Community School, Seth G. Haley Elementary School, Washington Elementary School, Carrigan Intermediate School, Bailey Middle School and West Haven High School.

We invite you to learn more about our schools, which currently accommodate around 5,900 students, and the countless programs that help enrich each child’s education.

We are fortunate to have a school system brimming with bright and ambitious students, resourceful and innovative teachers, and staff members who work tirelessly to keep the district running. We see our teachers and staff members truly putting students first in everything they do and making strategic decisions to help our youngsters advance in their academic careers.

We are developing more opportunities for kids each year. Course selections are growing, and schools continue offering new programs that help create well-rounded and inquisitive students. Meanwhile, administrators are strengthening partnerships with outside institutions, such as the University of New Haven and Yale University, to give children a leg up in learning about career and college paths.

Teachers and staff members are recognizing their students’ strengths, while encouraging them to take on new challenges, and we’re seeing the positive effects of this approach every day.

Be sure to visit this site frequently, as events, announcements and school and district news will be updated nearly every day. To contact the district or webmaster, click here.


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