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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Feb 12, 2016 16:06


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

February 15-16: No school; winter break

February 12-26: Online course selections for Bailey 8th-graders and WHHS students

February 18: Info session for WHHS gr. 11 parents on CT SAT, 6 p.m., at WHHS

February 20: Info session for WHHS gr. 11 parents on CT SAT, 8:30 a.m., at WHHS

February 20: Diagnostic (practice) SAT for WHHS juniors, 9 a.m.-noon, at WHHS

February 21: SAT prep session (math) for WHHS juniors, 4-7 p.m., at WHHS

February 28: SAT prep session (English) for WHHS juniors, 4-7 p.m., at WHHS

News & Notes

Savin Rock's February math newsletter is now online.

• West Haven High School's winter newsletter is now online.

Haley's Reading Room February newsletter is now online.

• The Cornell Scott Hill Heath Center is offering free dental services for kids in Derby tomorrow, Feb. 13, on Give Kids a Smile Day. Click here for the flyer.

New Haven's Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History is hosting "Dinosaur Days" from Saturday, Feb. 13, to Tuesday, Feb. 16, when students are on winter break. The event features hands-on activities, fossil digs, and a chance to meet museum experts. Click here for a flyer.

West Haven boys and girls youth lacrosse registration is open. Visit westhavenyouthlax.com for more information and to register, or click here for a flyer.

The WHHS Fashion & Fabrics class is accepting donations of fabric from anyone that may be cleaning out for the new year. Donations can be dropped off in Room B4.

The West Haven Public Library has many programs scheduled over the next few weeks, including a karate workshop, pajama story time and an anti-Valentine's Day event. Click here for a full list of events and details.

WHHS offering free SAT prep, parent info sessions

All West Haven High School juniors will take the SAT for free during the school day at WHHS on March 2. The SAT is the new state test for grade 11. A practice test and prep sessions will be held at WHHS for students for free. Click here for info on the test and free prep sessions at WHHS.

Here are important dates to remember regarding SAT prep and parent info sessions:

*Feb. 18 at WHHS at 6 p.m.: parent info session on the SAT
*Feb. 20 at WHHS at 8:30 a.m.: parent info session on the SAT
(RSVP to yvonne.corrado@whschools.org for either session.)

*Feb. 20 at WHHS 9 a.m.- noon: free diagnostic (practice) SAT test for juniors
(Register in School Counseling by Feb. 18.)

*Feb. 21 at WHHS 4-7 p.m.: free SAT prep on math for juniors with pizza provided
(RSVP to yvonne.corrado@whschools.org or the WHHS Main Office by Feb. 19. Email patricia.strosnick@whschools.org for free transportation.)

*Feb. 28 at WHHS 4-7 p.m.: free SAT prep on evidence-based reading and writing for juniors with pizza provided
(RSVP to yvonne.corrado@whschools.org or the WHHS Main Office by Feb. 26. Email patricia.strosnick@whschools.org for free transportation.)

*March 2 at WHHS during school: juniors take the SAT

WHHS students compete in Yale science event
WHHS competed for the first time in the Yale Invitational Science Olympiad at the end of January and finished in 43th place. Schools from Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and North Carolina participated. The WHHS team consisted of students in grades 10 – 12. Contestants were challenged with various activities, including some focusing on bridge-building, protein modeling, wind power, electric vehicles, forensics and cell biology. Some events required students to bring something to the competition that they built, while others required them to take a written test. The group will compete next at the CT State Science Olympiad in April at UConn.

Holocaust survivor visits with Bailey students

Eighth-grade students at Bailey Middle School had the unique opportunity to meet Holocaust survivor Andy Sarkany this week. Most of Andy's childhood years were spent in the Budapest Ghetto. Students were engaged as they listened to Andy's personal account of struggle, survival and the power of freedom.

WHHS students honor Harlem Renaissance
harlem renaissance
  WHHS students put on the school's annual Harlem Renaissance showcase Friday afternoon as part of their U.S. History honors class, performing poetry, songs and dance numbers from the time period. WHHS U.S. history honors classes complete the project each February at WHHS in honor of Black History Month. Each class produces a 20-minute show that expresses its interpretation of the Harlem Renaissance, with a group of judges choosing a winner based on historical authenticity, performance creativity, oral presentation skills, group cohesion and other criteria.

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