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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Sep 23, 2015 13:47


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  The Westie Wrap-Up: Your weekly review of West Haven Public School news, updates and reminders.

8th-graders invited to special WHHS visit
• September 29: Bailey 8th grade RIMA trip meeting, 6:30 p.m.

• September 29-30: WHHS School Counseling Campus Connection college visit trip

• September 30: Forest School Open House Night

• October 1: Free/reduced meal price applications due in school

• October 1: Open House at WHHS for Bailey 8th-graders, 6:30-8:15 p.m., at WHHS

• October 2: WHHS Homecoming Pep Rally

• October 3: SAT at WHHS

• October 3: WHHS Fall Festival, 1-4 p.m.

West Haven High School is holding a special open house event October 1 from 6:30-8:15 p.m. for Bailey 8th-graders and their parents to check out what classes, college credit opportunities and clubs are at WHHS. Guests will also be treated to a special half-time show in Ken Strong stadium starting at 6:30. At 6:50 p.m., they will have a chance to hear from WHHS administration and about college credit opportunities at WHHS. From 7:15-8:15 p.m., students and parents can see sample lessons, learn about student clubs, and hear from current students. Click here for more info.
Free/reduced meal price applications due Thurs.
Applications must be submitted to your child's school for the free/reduced meal cost program by Oct. 1. Families must submit an application each year, even if they were approved the year before. Anyone who was on the free/reduced meal program last year is still in the program through Oct. 1 or until their new application is approved. Applications are available at all schools and to print from online. Click here for an FAQ or to print an application.  Snacks are not included in this program. Anyone who is new to the free or reduced meal price program is responsible for any balance that is accrued before the application is approved.
 News and Notes
The annual WHHS College/Career Fair will be held in the WHHS gym on Oct. 7, 6:30-8 p.m. Click here for the list of colleges and organizations that will be represented.

There will be a fundraiser for the David Cappetta Memorial Scholarship Oct. 17, 2-6 p.m., at the Polish American Club, 194 West Spring St. The scholarship benefits a West Haven student each year. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for kids, and youngsters 5 and under are free. There will be food, beer, raffles, games and music. To donate items or reserve tickets, contact John Velardi at 203-671-5209; Anthony DeCaprio at 203-877-4258; Sue Mulqueen at 203-234-0536; Al DeMattie at 203-901-4383; or Mark Palmieri at 203-907-7723; or stop by Stowe’s Seafood on Beach Street. Cappetta is the former finance director for the West Haven Board of Education and passed away in 2014.

The WHHS Fall Festival to celebrate fall and Homecoming is Oct. 3, 1-4 p.m. It features a car show, as well as vendors and WHHS clubs.

  WHHS senior lands internship at Yale

When WHHS senior Raphaela James applied for an internship with communications and business offices of Yale University, she only expected to be considered for a summer position while she was on break from school. But what was initially anticipated to be a short stint with the Yale ITS (Information Technology Services) High School Internship Program has turned into much more for this hard-working Westie. James was offered an opportunity to continue as a Yale intern for the rest of the school year. She jumped at the chance and will now work four-hour days twice a week at Yale. To be a summer intern, James first had to get teacher recommendations and be considered by the WHHS School Counseling Department and Career Center before being referred as a qualified candidate to the Yale ITS program. Once she was accepted, she worked six weeks full-time as a paid intern, helping with upcoming events, database work and additional clerical work in the communications office. Not all interns are asked to stay on, but Yale staff asked James to continue her work with them because there was a need for her assistance on certain projects, and because of the dedication and enthusiasm she showed. James is an aspiring social worker and is currently beginning the college application process.

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