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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Mar 18, 2016 15:35

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

March 18-19: 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 Night; half-day for WHHS students (if school schedule changes due to inclement weather, this will be March 28)

March 21: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., City Hall; click for agenda

March 22: Elementary Parent Visiting Night; half-day for elementary students (no pre-K classes)

March 22: Mackrille Family Math Night, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

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

March 25: No school; Good Friday

March 26: Little Miss Westie Pageant, WHHS, 11 a.m.


News & Notes


A half-day of school and Parent Visiting Night are scheduled for WHHS this Monday, March 21. We are keeping an eye on the weather forecast. If there is no change in the West Haven Public Schools schedule Monday, there will still be a half-day of school for WHHS and WHHS Parent Visiting Night. If there is any change in the district schedule Monday due to inclement weather, then the WHHS half-day and WHHS Parent Visiting appointments will be on March 28.

There will be no pre-K classes Tuesday, March 22 (elementary schools have a half-day of school).

Mackrille's March math newsletter is now online.

Washington's March math newsletter is now online.

Haley's Reading Room newsletter for March is now posted.

The WHHS PTSA has two fundraisers coming up. The first is a "paint social" fundraiser March 29 at Full Circle Pizza from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for $40 per person. Sign up here. The second event is a casino trip April 2 from 4-10:30 p.m. The cost is $40. Participants will receive a $10 gambling voucher and a $15 food voucher. Email mjmr369@yahoo.com to sign up.



Schools celebrate Pi Day
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District schools celebrated Pi Day Monday, 3/14, as Pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, nearly equal to 3.14159... At West Haven High School, students in the Pi Day Contest were challenged with writing on the board as many digits of Pi as they had memorized. Winners got to "pie" a teacher in the face. The contest also had a mascot this year, Pi Guy (pictured above), and a T-shirt design competition. Sophomore Betsy Magana won with 287 digits of Pi memorized. (Last year, she came in 2nd place with 236 digits.) Betsy pied WHHS teacher Mr. Trenchard.  At Bailey, math classes participated in a hands-on activity that tasked students with measuring various circles, entering the data into an interactive computer program, and drawing conclusions about circles and Pi. They also read "Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi." The lesson concluded with each student designing a section of a circle to create a class art display of circles.
See "Cabaret" at WHHS tonight, tomorrow
cabaret
 
All the talent of a big-city production, with tickets at a fraction of the price:
The WHHS Theatre Workshop performs “Cabaret” in the school auditorium tonight and tomorrow (Saturday) at 7:30 p.m., and at 2 p.m. tomorrow. 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. The 2 p.m. matinee is free for senior citizens. 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.


Pagels teacher earns 'Way to Go Award' from local group
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Gina Adante, a third-grade teacher at Alma E. Pagels Elementary School, recently received a "Way to Go Award" from student Cyrilla Quinn, 8, and West Haven Youth and Family Services Director Robert S. Morton on behalf of the West Haven Interagency Network for Children. Adante was nominated by Cyrilla’s mother, West Haven Parent Support Group member Toni O’Connell, for “all the time and effort she put into helping Cyrilla during the current school year,” adding that “Ms. Adante is the type of teacher who works really hard with all her students.” The Way to Go program honors teachers, therapists and coaches who go above and beyond to assist children and establish better relationships with families and providers.

WHHS students attend education event in Hartford
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WHHS students don't just learn about government in school--they get a chance to see it in action. A group of Westies attended the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education’s (CABE) annual “Day on the Hill” March 2 in Hartford to voice opinions on school issues and meet with legislators. Attending the CABE event was one of the WHHS "Senior Experience" options on March 2, which was a half-day of school and when juniors were taking the SAT. Representing West Haven: WHHS students Shaileen Smith, Susanne Beyl, Joseph Miller, Maria Melado, Yessica Toxtle, Annette Munoz, Board Member Rosa Richardson, and Board Member Patricia Libero.




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