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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Jul 13, 2016 14:14

July 15, 2016
The Westie Wrap-Up: Your weekly review of West Haven Public School news, updates and reminders. 
 Mark Your Calendar

July 18: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., City Hall; click here for agenda.

July 19-20: New student registration, Molloy School, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

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

August 5: End of free summer meal program

August 15: Westies on Wheels bus returns to neighborhoods

News & Notes

A free summer meal site has a new breakfast time: Spring Heights will now offer breakfast at 8 a.m. The school district's free summer meal program runs through August 5 at 14 locations across the city for West Haven children 18 and under and offers breakfast and lunch. All schedules and menus are on the school district free cell phone app. Don't have our app yet? Simply search West Haven Public Schools in your cell phone's app store to download it.

Heading to the library or book store for your child's summer reading? No need to remember to bring a book list or brochure--just check our free cell phone app for all of our schools' summer reading lists.

Pagels fourth-grader Devont’e Campbell won first place this week at the American Dance Awards competition in New York and was featured in a New Haven Register article.

A WHHS counselor will be available at Molloy School July 19 and July 20 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for any WHHS students (including Bailey students entering 9th grade at WHHS) who would like to review their tentative schedules for the fall or who have scheduling conflicts. Final schedules will be mailed in August.

Special education students born between July 1, 1988, and June 30, 1989, may pick up their school records this summer. Call Special Education/Pupil Services at 203-937-4333 to schedule a time to pick up your file. The Board of Education will be destroying special education records on August 15 for students with those birthdays if it does not receive a written request for your records. Click here for more information.

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.

Senior Showcase: personal development program helped grads plan
senior showcase
The Senior Showcase is a series that highlights West Haven High School graduating seniors.
Wearing suits to school, trading sleepy summer Saturdays for early morning classes, practicing public speaking—they’re not the kind of memories high school grads typically put at the top of their list. But for Devin Snipes and Kevin Armstrong, it all meant success with the Developing Tomorrow’s Professionals group, and they can’t help but smile about it. The two new West Haven High School graduates rank their involvement with the DTP mentoring program as one of the best experiences of their high school careers, and credit it with preparing them for college and beyond. Armstrong has chosen to continue his education at Lincoln Technical Institute with a focus on automotive technology; his plan is to first complete the Lincoln Tech program that leads to work as an auto technician, work for a year, and then return to enroll in a collision and repair program. Snipes will be attending Norwalk Community College to study criminal justice and hopes to eventually become a police officer. Because he hopes to get a job in New York, his goal is to later transfer to John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City to complete his bachelor’s degree. To read more about these motivated students, click here.

School supply donations needed for Westies on Wheels
The Westies on Wheels bus is returning to neighborhoods August 15 to help families celebrate the start of a new school year and ensure West Haven kids have everything they need to begin classes. The tentative schedule includes stops at Spring Heights, Meadow Landing, the Savin Rock Conference Center and St. Paul's Church. But the event needs your help to be a success! Organizers are looking for donations of scissors, markers, colored pencils, rulers and folders, and any other supplies or monetary donations people would like to contribute. Email dana.paredes@whschools.org, lauren.kozlowski@whschools.org or melanie.deninger@whschools.org to donate.
Kindergarten registration held this week, older grades next week
summer registration
The school district held additional kindergarten registration sessions Tuesday and Thursday this week. It will hold registration for new students entering all other grades beginning next Tuesday and Wednesday and continuing on August 22-24 and August 29-September 2; those registration sessions do not require an appointment. Please pass this information on to any families you know who may be new to West Haven. The first day of school is August 29--it is strongly recommended that families register new students before then.
Students registered on the first day of school or later will not be able to start classes that same day. All families must provide the required paperwork when they come for registration. Click here for registration details.

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