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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Apr 1, 2016 15:49

April 1, 2016
The Westie Wrap-Up: Your weekly review of West Haven Public School news, updates and reminders. 
 Mark Your Calendar

April 1: WHHS Mr. Westie Pageant, 6 p.m.

April 4: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., City Hall; click here for agenda.

April 6: Comparing Financial Aid Packages Workshop, Public Library, 5:30 p.m.

April 6:
Haley v. Mackrille Fun Olympics, at Mackrille, 6 p.m.

April 7 & 8: WHHS Children's Theatre class trips

April 8 & 9: Baily spring musical, "High School Musical Jr.," 7 p.m.

April 9: WHHS Band mattress sale fundraiser, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

News & Notes

School district volunteers will again visit city neighborhoods this summer through the Westies on Wheels initiative to deliver donated school supplies, talk with parents about school programs, and distribute new student registration information. Monetary donations can now be made online here; any donations made by Sunday will be matched. To donate supplies, email melanie.deninger@whschools.org. To volunteer, email lauren.kozlowski@whschools.org.

WHHS spring sports schedules have been posted online here

The WHHS Band is holding its annual mattress sale fundraiser April 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., in the WHHS gym. All mattresses are brand new with full warranties. All sizes are available. Click here for more info.

All school families are invited to Bennett Rink on the WHHS campus for free ice skating Friday, April 15, from 6-8 p.m. Free activities: learn to skate; practice your free-skate style; learn about local youth leagues and the WHHS hockey team; meet WHHS hockey players and the Blue Devil mascot.

The West Haven Public Library is holding a financial aid comparison workshop for high school seniors and their parents on April 6 at the main branch on Elm Street. The library is also holding a "dot art" event on April 2 for ages 12 and up.

Carrigan is holding its Festival of Arts and food truck event on April 14. The event features artwork and projects from Carrigan students that will be displayed in "math zones," "story scenes," "hallways of history" and other special showcases.

Yale is inviting students to "CodeBoola," a high school programming and coding bootcamp on April 9 on the Yale campus. The event is free and includes lunch. The day will include hands-on workshops and talks in various fields of computer science. For more information and to register, click here.

District's Unsung Heroes honored
  Founder's Day

The district's Unsung Heroes for 2016 were honored this week at the annual PTA Council Founder's Day Dinner at Cielo. Each year, every school chooses to recognize a parent, staff member or community member who goes above and beyond to serve the school community. This year's honorees are: West Haven High School - Todd Dandelske; Bailey Middle School- Ricardo Rodriguez; Carrigan Intermediate School- Sharon Goodhue; Forest Elementary School- Nancy Nixon; Seth G. Haley Elementary School- Ellen Galligan; Edith E. Mackrille Elementary School- Leigh Hauer; Alma E. Pagels Elementary School- Vyctoria Ullah; Savin Rock Community School- Gaelle Frazer; Washington Elementary School- Jaclyn Rumford; PTA Council - John Ziada; and Marisa Matrisciano Friends of Education - Christine Abboud El-bakri.

District welcomes Class of 2029
K reg
Kindergarten registration was held this week at Molloy School. Youngsters received skills assessments, vision and hearing screenings, and a bag of goodies to help them get ready for school in the fall. Thank you to our local sponsors-- ShopRite of West Haven, Whitie Bensen and Woodlawn Duckpin Bowling Alley--for donating funding and supplies for the bags. Families are reminded to get their child's physical exam completed before school starts if they have not already, and to turn in any paperwork they did not bring to registration. Additional registration sessions will be held in the summer for those who were unable to attend this week.

WHHS girls hockey coach, captain honored

The West Haven High School girls hockey Coach Erin Blake was named the the SCC Division II Coach of the Year, and girls hockey captain Gabi Prisco, SCC Division II Player of the Year. This was the first year the WHHS team joined forces with Sacred Heart Academy hockey players in a co-op arrangement. The team finished with a 10-10-2 record and made it to the SCC Division II championship in February. Westies weren’t victorious in the championship, but still had plenty to celebrate after the game when Blake and Prisco received their awards, both of which are voted on by SCC Division II coaches.

  Everyone invited to 'One Book, One School Community' project
one book one school
WHHS and the West Haven Public Library have launched a school-wide book project that they hope will encourage students to examine their personal beliefs, and they’re inviting the public to join in. The initiative, called “One Book, One School Community,” is centered around the book “This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women," which is based on an NPR series of the same name. The WHHS School Governance Council is overseeing the program at the school. The public library purchased copies of the book for WHHS and the city’s three library branches. Programs will be held at all three library branches. Click here for more information.

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