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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Dec 11, 2015 16:10

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

• December 11: Mackrille holiday movie night, 6:30 p.m.

• December 13: Last day for WHHS PTSA shopping fundraiser at Material Girls store in Orange (fundraiser was extended. Mention the PTSA when you make a purchase).

• December 14: Mackrille winter concert/Fine Arts Night, 6:30 p.m.

• December 15: Savin Rock choral concert, 6:30 p.m.

• December 16: Bailey food drive ends

• December 16: Carrigan 6th grade winter choral concert, 6:30 p.m.

• December 17: WHHS band holiday concert, 7:30 p.m.

• December 18: Carrigan toy drive ends


• December 21: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m.

News & Notes


The WHHS honor roll for quarter one has been released. Click here to view the honors and high honors lists.

The Pagels math newsletter for December is now online. Click here to view it.

The Forest math newsletter for December is now online. Click here to view it.

The West Haven Public Library is holding a "marshmallow launcher" activity Dec. 19. Register by clicking here.

Bennett Ice Rink is accepting registrations for Learn to Skate. Click here for the flyer.


• The WHHS School Counseling department held a Financial Aid Night workshop this week about the FAFSA financial aid form for college and other ways to pay for school. Click here for the powerpoint that was presented.

The December WHHS School Counseling email was sent this week with reminders, deadlines and upcoming events. To view it, click here. To sign up to receive the monthly email, click here.

WHHS students can apply for free UNH class
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Applications are now available in the West Haven High School Counseling Office for the spring semester of the Charging Ahead program with the University of New Haven. Juniors and seniors accepted to the program will take one class at UNH in the spring for free. Applications are due Dec. 23. This program is designed to allow motivated high school juniors and seniors to sample the rigor of college academics, and earn college credit, while still attending high school. This opportunity will provide students a jump start on their college education even if they do not enroll at UNH.
For more info, click here.
WHHS Girl Up club holds leadership conference
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West Haven High School's Girl Up club held a special event this week at the Savin Rock Conference Center to bring together students from similar clubs at area high schools and discuss topics affecting women today across the world. The WHHS Girl Up Leadership Conference accommodated about 100 girls from high schools in North Haven, New Haven and Woodbridge and featured a panel of speakers, as well as breakout sessions on topics like holding a girls sports day at school, women and messages in popular media, fundraising planning for various causes, domestic violence awareness, and women's rights issues around the world. The Girl Up club raises awareness at WHHS about women's issues, fundraises for special causes affecting girls and women, and holds events for WHHS girls and their younger sisters.


School Health Dept. installs new AEDs in district
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The school district has replaced its aging automated external defibrillators (AEDs)—lifesaving devices that can help someone having a heart attack—thanks to a recently awarded Community Development Administration Block Grant. The AEDs are kept in cases on walls in certain areas of all school buildings. Principals, nurses and coaches have been trained on AED use, but the kits are designed in a way that bystanders can also use them to help someone going into cardiac arrest while waiting for medical personnel to arrive. As soon as the kit is opened, a recording in the device describes each step, such as applying special pads to the patient’s bare skin so that the pads can deliver a shock.

WHHS student volunteers rake leaves for resident
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A group of WHHS students raked and bagged leaves for a 99-year-old resident this week with WHHS Student Government adviser Trish Thompson in what has become an annual volunteer project for the school.




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