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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Mar 11, 2016 15:36

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

March 12: 2nd free CAPT prep session for sophomores at WHHS, 9 a.m.-noon

March 14: Pi Day; various activities at schools

March 15: Pagels and Haley Family Math Night, 6 p.m. at Haley

March 15: WHHS dodgeball tournament, 5 p.m.

March 16: Bailey Parent Visiting Night; half-day of school for Bailey students

March 16-17: Science CAPT testing for WHHS sophomores; practice test for freshmen (special schedule for grades 11 & 12); click for info and schedule

March 17: WHHS Gateway Community College Application Day

March 17-19: WHHS Theatre Workshop performances of "Cabaret," 7:30 p.m. at WHHS

March 19: WHHS "Cabaret" performance, 2 p.m., free to senior citizens

March 21: WHHS Parent Visiting Nights; half-day for WHHS students

March 22: Elementary Parent Visiting Night; half-day for elementary students

March 23: Carrigan Parent Visiting Night; half-day for Carrigan students

News & Notes

• Carrigan Intermediate School fifth-grader Arin Bhandari will compete tomorrow at the regional spelling bee at Quinnipiac University. Arin won the district bee this winter at a competition at City Hall.

Pagels' March math newsletter has been posted online.

Haley's March math newsletter has been posted online.

Savin Rock's March math newsletter has been posted online.

• The WHHS School Counseling email for March has been sent out and is online with details on upcoming events, new scholarships, and senior reminders. Click here to view it.

The Board of Education approved next year's school calendar. Click here to view it.

WHHS is hosting a "Girls in STEM" special presentation March 22 during periods 1 and 2 with female engineers from Sikorsky, including WHHS grad Calleigh Esposito. Students may sign up in the Career Center (in the cafe) by March 18. Space is limited, so sign up ASAP.

The WHHS spring sports try-out and opening day schedule is now online.

WHHS "Cabaret" shows set for March 17-19

History buffs and musical theater fans are in for a treat at West Haven High School next week when members of the WHHS Theatre Workshop perform “Cabaret” in the school auditorium. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. March 17, 18 and 19. Tickets can be purchased in advance from WHHS Theatre Workshop members for $10 or at the door for $12. Tickets for college and high school students with IDs are $5 each. There is also a 2 p.m. matinee March 19 that is free for senior citizens. Director and WHHS theater teacher Margi Maher said she chose the show because the group wanted a piece with an important message, even though that means the spring play will have more serious undertones than past performances. In addition to the 27 student-actors and three crew members, there will also be an orchestra of West Haven and local students accompanying the cast for musical numbers.
WHHS School Counseling's premiere event:
College/Career Connection Night    March 31
college/career night
Wondering how students can start planning for college and career choices and how parents can help? The School Counseling Department at WHHS is holding its College/Career Connection Night on March 31 at 6 p.m. for WHHS parents and students in grades 9-11 to get you ready for those big decisions. Get a sneak peek at how college admissions reps choose future students! Reps from Bryant, Roger Williams, UConn, UNH, Wesleyan will review a sample transcript/application with the audience to show what they look for. There will also be workshops on college funding, junior year planning, and college alternatives, as well as a free raffle.

Doug Wimbish makes 3rd donation to school music program

WimBash Music Festival Series founder Doug Wimbish is all smiles as the school district's Fine Arts Coordinator Francine Coppola accepts a $1,000 check from Mayor Edward M. O’Brien for the district’s music program March 8 as WHHS Principal Pamela Gardner and school band members look on. The money was leftover from ticket sales to the West Haven Ball Committee’s Inaugural Gala for the city’s elected officials. The committee donated the proceeds to WimBash's charity, which in turn gave the money to the music program. Wimbish, Living Colour's bassist who performed at the gala with members of the WimBash All-Star Band, organized West Haven’s first WimBash Beach Festival last August and donated the $7,000 proceeds to the music program, which recently paid for new instruments at Carrigan Intermediate School. Wimbish also held an event last winter, raising $2,000 and bringing the total donated to the music program to $10,000.

Washington, Savin Rock families enjoy math night
math night
  Savin Rock and Washington Elementary School held Carnival Family Math Night last week to give students a chance to have fun and strengthen their math skills at the same time, and to give parents an additional opportunity to get more involved in their school community. More than 300 people attended. In keeping with the carnival theme, families had a choice of “unfried” dough or a corn dog for dinner, and then played games that used math concepts at 10 different stations with help from their teachers.

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