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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Feb 26, 2016 15:53

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

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

February 29: Online course selections due for WHHS students (Bailey 8th-grader selections due March 9)

March 1: Start of “Penny Wars” Coins for K9s fundraiser at elementary schools

March 1: Carrigan play "Alice in Wonderland," 9:15 a.m.

March 2: Half-day of school for students (no PreK classes)

March 2: CT SAT for WHHS juniors (Gr. 9-11 to report to school by 7:25 a.m. Seniors to participate in Senior Experiences.)

March 2: Read Across America Day; various activities at each school

March 2: Carrigan play "Alice in Wonderland," 6:30 p.m.

March 3: Pagels and Haley Cat in the Hat Family Literacy Night, at Pagels, 6 p.m.

March 3: Savin Rock and Washington Carnival Family Math Night, at Washington, 5:30 p.m.

March 3: Carrigan Family Math Night, 6 p.m.

March 5: Free CAPT prep session for sophomores at WHHS, 9am-noon

March 7: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., at Carrigan Intermediate School

March 7: Orders due for Pagels Rib Rally fundraiser

News & Notes

Haley's February math newsletter is now online.

• Bailey's February/March math newsletter is now online.

WHHS' VEX Robotics Team is ready to compete this weekend for the first time with its robot. Check out this video to see how it works.

• WHHS juniors take the CT SAT Wednesday, March 2. For information on the test, click here. (Freshmen and sophomores are expected to report to school at the regular time.)

• WHHS seniors can participate in "Senior Experiences" Wednesday, March 2. The options include reading to younger students, visiting Hartford for an event on education issues/lobbying, skating at Bennett Rink, learning about public library programs, or designing an individual senior experience.

• WHHS sophomores take the Science CAPT test March 16 and 17. Free prep sessions at WHHS are March 5 and 12. RSVP to
. For more information, click here.

WHHS Course selection for next year ends Monday for current WHHS students and on March 9 for Bailey 8th-graders. Students can register online through the Powerschool Parent Portal. Click here for the 2016-17 WHHS Program of Studies for a list of classes.

• WHHS juniors interested in attending the Hartford College Expo on March 30 must sign up in the College/Career Center in the WHHS cafe by March 17 with a permission slip and $8 fee.

• WHHS is coordinating a bus trip to Central Connecticut State University for April 14. Students will tour the campus, visit the financial aid and admissions offices, and have lunch. Interested students must sign up in the Career Center in the cafe. The trip is limited to the first 35 students who register. 

The WHHS Dance Team competes in the State Championships tomorrow, Saturday, at Hamden High School. The competition starts at 11:30 a.m. WHHS is expected to perform around 1:45 p.m. Tickets are cash only: $10 for adults, $5 for students with ID and $5 for seniors 65 and older. Kids 5 and under are free.

K-12 students have a chance to get a $300 award to put toward attending a camp or taking a lesson in an effort to better themselves and the world through the Brian D. Nugent Campership program. Applicants must choose a topic to write about (click here for the list of topics and more info) and email essays to briandnugentcampership@gmail.com. The deadline to apply is Tuesday.

March cafeteria menus have been posted online.

UNH robot visits with Bailey students
UNH visit 

University of New Haven graduate students and a professor brought a robot named Ada to Bailey Middle School Wednesday and gave a demonstration to STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and computer students. Ada the robot can tell if your email has been hacked, give weather reports, Tweet and read Tweets, quiz you on cyber security and give tips, tell (corny) jokes, and read you news articles on cyber security. Students learned about how Devon Clark, one of the UNH grad students, built Ada and about other kinds of robots, including driverless cars, as well as the ethics of using robots in different industries. Click here to see the TV segment that News 8 aired about the visit.
WHHS Tech Ed students hear from Malloy at Gateway
Our West Haven High School Manufacturing Dual Enrollment students who attend classes at Gateway Community College also get the chance to participate in events at the school. And that means that Wednesday, they got to sit in on a presentation at Gateway by Governor Malloy, who was there to speak about engineering and railroad technology. Students attended after they were finished with their Gateway class. Pictured is WHHS student Ridwane Ouro-Bode watching Governor Malloy.

Tech ed students also recently had a special visitor in their WHHS classes. Erica Murray from Porter and Chester Institute - Branford spent a day last week presenting “What is your Career Type” to students.

WHHS juniors take SAT Wednesday; prep offered Sunday

All WHHS juniors will take the SAT for free during the school day at WHHS this Wednesday, March 2, from 7:30-11:50 a.m., and are asked to bring #2 pencils and a calculator (if they have one). The SAT is the new state test for grade 11. A second prep session will be held at WHHS this Sunday for students for free. Click here for info on the test and free prep session at WHHS.

All students in grades 9-11 should arrive to school and report to their assigned rooms by 7:25 a.m. on Wednesday. Seniors have the opportunity to participate in a "Senior Experience."

Mackrille student honored for recycling project
  An Edith E. Mackrille Elementary School student was recognized at this morning's school assembly for launching a can and bottle recycling project at Mackrille and donating recycling refunds to WHEAT. Fourth-grader Jeremiah Credle proposed the idea in the fall and has been collecting cans and bottles at school ever since and then recycling with help from his mom. Rotary Club of West Haven President-elect Roland Depew presented Jeremiah with a $100 check from the Rotary for him to give to WHEAT. Jeremiah was honored today because the assembly focused on kindness and ways to help others. Students in grades k-4 also presented projects at the assembly, sharing ways they are friendly to classmates and family members and how others can show kindness.

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