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Copy of West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Nov 20, 2015 16:01

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

• November 20 & 21:
WHHS fall play "Plaza Suite," 7:30 p.m.

• November 21: Mackrille School Merriment Festival, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Click for info.

• November 23: WHHS Powderpuff Game, 6 p.m.

• November 25: Mackrille Thanksgiving parent lunch

• November 25: Half-day of school; no Pre-K classes

• November 26-27: No school, Thanksgiving break


• November 28:
WHHS PTSA fundraiser at Barnes & Noble, Milford

• December 1:
Forest School Family Math Night
News & Notes
Mackrille School's Merriment Festival is tomorrow, Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Come enjoy entertainment, games, activities, face-painting, raffles, a bake sale and more, and peruse tables from artisans, crafters and local organizations.

The WHHS Fall 2015 newsletter has been posted online (click here to view it). In an effort to go green, it will not be mailed home. 

WHHS educator Eric Rice gave an update on the expansion of WHHS' partnership with Gateway Community College at a Nov. 16 BOE meeting. The partnership will include classes for college credit in auto, brakes, manufacturing and drafting. These will be offered in addition to all of our regular WHHS classes.

Click here for photos from Savin Rock and Washington's recent Family Math Night.

Bailey's National Junior Honor Society is hosting its annual food drive November 16-December 16 for local food banks.


WHHS winter sports schedules are now online. Click here to see them.

Reminder for pre-K families: There are no pre-K classes on Wednesday, November 25, due to the half-day in the schools.


Help Bailey teachers Matthew DiGioia and Sherry Mitchell win Chromebook computers for their classes. Click here and cast a vote.

Bailey eighth-graders are fundraising for the RIMA trip by selling gift cards to Honey Baked Ham. Call Assistant Principal Bruneau at 203-937-4380.



college celebrations
WHHS holds Decision Day with 6 schools
decision day
Nearly 50 West Haven High School seniors were accepted Tuesday to one or more colleges at the first WHHS School Counseling Decision Day. They received on-the-spot admissions decisions at the special event, which was held at the Savin Rock Conference Center and included admissions representatives from six schools: the University of New Haven, the University of Bridgeport, Southern Connecticut State University, Western Connecticut State University, Central Connecticut State University, and Albertus Magnus College. Though WHHS has had on-site decision days for individual schools each fall, this was the first time School Counseling held one decision day for multiple schools. Parents also had a chance to attend and celebrate with their student. You might have seen the event featured on TV--click here for a news piece by WFSB on Decision Day.

Seniors gain acceptances at HBCU Fair
hbcu fair
WHHS School Counseling coordinated a trip to the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair in New York this month. Nearly 60 students, 26 of them seniors, attended. Some of the schools that offered acceptance to WHHS seniors were South Carolina State University, Stillman College, Benedict College, Claflin University, Tuskegee University, Lincoln University Pennsylvania, Virginia State University, Bennett College, Bethune-Cookman University, Johnson C. Smith University, Shaw University, Norfolk State University, West Virginia State University, Talladega College, University of Virgin Islands and Winston-Salem State University. Accommodations were also made for students who could not afford the $15 sign-up fee and for clothing (blazers, dress pants, blouses, cardigans, sweaters, and shoes). The team effort proved to be a great success, with WHHS attendance more than double last year's number.
Drama students present "Plaza Suite" this weekend
plaza suite
The WHHS Theatre Workshop cast performs Neil Simon's "Plaza Suite" tonight (Friday) and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the WHHS auditorium. Presale tickets (available from cast members) are $8. Tickets will also be sold at the door for $10. High school and college students with ID are $5.

























































































































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