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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Jul 1, 2016 14:36

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

June 21- July 15: WHHS summer school classes

July 5: Start of free summer meal program at 13 sites across the city

July 12: Additional kindergarten registration sessions, Molloy School

July 14: Additional kindergarten registration sessions, Molloy School

July 18: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., City Hall

July 19-20: New student registration, grades 1-12, Molloy School

July 27-29: WHHS senior pictures, Molloy School, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.?

News & Notes

Students of all grade levels are encouraged to participate in the school district's annual summer reading program. This year's theme is “On your mark, get set...read!" Click here for suggested reading lists for all grades.

The West Haven Public Library is holding weekly STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) events in July at the main branch and Piantino branch for kids on topics like science and kitchen chemistry, engineering and building, and art. Each session provides dinner and a free book. There will also be programs for parents at the same time. Click here for a flyer on these family STEAM activities

WHHS students interested in serving on the State Student Advisory Council on Education should contact Principal Gardner at pamela.gardner@whschools.org. The council gives students a voice in education planning with decision-makers.

Adult Education will be holding info sessions, placement tests for high school diploma and GED students, and registration for all programs (including personal hobby classes) in August and September. Click for a flyer with dates and more information.

Free summer meal program starts Thursday, July 5
summer meals
‎The West Haven Public School District summer meal program will again provide children with free breakfast and lunch at 13 locations across the city to ensure youngsters have access to healthy foods when school is closed for break. The program will run every weekday from Tuesday, July 5, to Friday, August 5, for kids and teens 18 years old and under. Participants don't need to come every day, and they don't need to show ID or be part of a program at the site. They can simply come to the site and eat a free meal. The meals meet federal nutrition guidelines and will have milk, fruits, vegetables, grains and meat or another protein. Click here for the full menus.

  This year's meal sites are:

7:15 a.m. - Anna V. Molloy School 255 Meloy Road;
7:30 a.m. - Vertical Church 225 Meloy Road & Carrigan Intermediate School 2 Tetlow Street;
8 a.m. - Washington Elementary School 369 Washington Avenue & WHHS hockey rink area 1 McDonough Plaza;
8:30 a.m. - Anna V. Molloy School 255 Meloy Road & Spring Heights;
8:45 a.m. - Alma E. Pagels Elementary School 26 Benham Hill Road;
9 a.m. - Savin Rock Community School 50 Park Street
9:05 a.m. - Seth G. Haley Elementary School 146 South Street

10 a.m. - Anna V. Molloy School 255 Meloy Road & Alma E. Pagels Elementary School 26 Benham Hill Road;
10:30 a.m. - Vertical Church 225 Meloy Road; Seth G. Haley Elementary School 146 South Street; & Meadowbrook;
11 a.m. - Forest Elementary School 95 Burwell Street; Main Public Library 300 Elm Street; & Spring Heights;
11:30 a.m. - Carrigan Intermediate School 2 Tetlow Street; Where Angels Play (new Sandy Hook playground) Sea Bluff Beach on Ocean Avenue; & Washington Elementary School 369 Washington Avenue; Savin Rock Community School 50 Park Street;
11:45 a.m. - WHHS hockey rink area 1 McDonough Plaza

Senior Showcase: Meet artists D’Mahdnes Failey & Kim Hyatt
senior showcase
We will once again be introducing some of our new West Haven High School grads through the Senior Showcase series this summer. Every Westie has a story, and we're proud to be sharing some from the Class of 2016. First up: D’Mahdnes Failey and Kimberly Hyatt.

At any given point during their high school careers, you could usually find D’Mahdnes Failey on stage and Kimberly Hyatt in a school art room. The fine arts have been such an important part of their lives that these two new West Haven High School graduates will soon be pursuing those passions in college. Failey is on track to attend Marymount Manhattan College in New York City with the goal of having a career in theater, while Hyatt will be attending Paier College of Art in Hamden to major in illustration and aspires to be an illustrator or art teacher.

Hyatt, who volunteered with Seth Haley kindergartners during their art class, saw her work prominently featured for the past two years at the school district’s annual Fine Arts Festival at the Savin Rock Conference Center and also won a Connecticut Association of Schools High School Fine Arts Award at the end of her senior year.
Failey was a student at both WHHS and the Educational Center for the Arts magnet school in New Haven, which required extra hours of school four days a week for the past four years. In addition to performing in productions at both schools, he’s been busy volunteering as the assistant director for a creative dramatics class for kids in New Haven. Click here to read more about these two incredibly talented grads.

New student registration set for July & August

The district is holding kindergarten registration in July and registration for new students in grades 1-12 in July and August. Families needing to register a new kindergartner for the fall should call 203-937-4300 ext. 7118 to make a registration appointment for July 12 or July 14 at Molloy School. Registration for new students in grades 1-12 does not require an appointment and is on July 19-20, August 22-24 and August 29-September 2 at Molloy School from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Please make sure to bring all required paperwork and to register BEFORE school starts. (The first day of school is Monday, August 29.)

Required documents:
**A copy of your child’s most recent physical and immunization records, if available (must be completed before your child can start school)
**Two proofs of residency: copy of lease, mortgage statement, most recent utility bills, phone bill, cable bill
**Your child’s birth certificate (full size version; wallet sizes are not accepted)
**Your child's latest report card
**Your child's 504 plan or IEP, if applicable

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