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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Jul 29, 2016 11:09

July 29, 2016
The Westie Wrap-Up: Your weekly review of West Haven Public School news, updates and reminders. 
 Mark Your Calendar

August 5: End of free summer meal program

August 15: Deadline for former special education students to request records

August 15: Westies on Wheels bus neighborhood visits

August 15: Board of Education meeting

August 19: First day of WHHS football; click for schedule

August 22: WHHS Freshmen Orientation, 8-11 a.m.

August 22-24: New student registration, all grades, Molloy School, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

August 25: First day of all other WHHS fall sports; click for schedule

August 29: First day of school (full day of classes)



News & Notes


Click here for the elementary school summer reading brochure and lists.

Click here for the Carrigan summer reading list. Students should be ready to discuss one of the texts in a book chat this fall.

Click here for a suggested list of school supplies for grade 5 and 6 Carrigan students for the fall.

Bailey book suggestions are listed here and here.

WHHS book suggestions are listed here, on a Pinterest board here, and in a list here.

WHHS fall sports start dates have been posted. Click here to view the schedule. Students must have a sports physical cleared by the school nurse before they can participate. For more information, email jonathan.capone@whschools.org.

Click here to see the calendar for the new school year.

The West Haven Public School District is holding new student registration on Aug. 22-24 and Aug. 29-Sept. 2 at Molloy School. Be sure to register BEFORE school starts and submit required paperwork. For more information, click here.

The Westies on Wheels bus is still seeking donations before it returns to neighborhoods August 15. 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 to help West Haven youngsters get ready for the school year. Email dana.paredes@whschools.org, lauren.kozlowski@whschools.org or melanie.deninger@whschools.org to donate.

Special education students born between July 1, 1988, and June 30, 1989, may pick up their school records this summer by August 15. Call Special Education/Pupil Services at 203-937-4333 to schedule a time to pick up your file. Click here for more information.


WHHS students join UNH summer sessions
UNH
‎Thanks to our school district partnership with the University of New Haven, West Haven High School students are offered a certain number of free spots in the college's summer camps and academies on topics like math, forensics and engineering. This week in UNH's Team-Based Engineering and Manufacturing Program, WHHS junior Ian Cooke worked on a wind-powered vehicle. Earlier this week, he and his team tested out drones they had built. Meanwhile, WHHS sophomore Johana Pena was working on a presentation she'll be giving with her team. For more information on UNH opportunities for WHHS students, contact WHHS School Counseling.

 
Students volunteer, receive scholarships at fundraiser
AIC
A group of West Haven High School Academic Integrity students volunteered this week at the Savin Rock boardwalk for the annual Wheel-A-Thon sponsored by the Center for Disability Rights. Pictured above are AIC members and WHHS seniors Evelyn Fabian, Marianna Kalander and Jared Sandler with RJ Alling, a WHHS alumnus who was the top individual fundraiser for the sixth year in a row. Three Westies were also honored at the event with scholarships. WHHS Class of 2016 grad Jeffrey Flores, rising senior Anthony Trinidad and rising junior Israel Credle received scholarships from the CDR for successfully completing a week-long self-empowerment scholarship camp. The annual Wheel-A-Thon benefits youth with disabilities.
Senior Showcase: Passion for politics inspires grads
senior showcase
  The Senior Showcase is a series that highlights West Haven High School graduating seniors.
If you’ve had anything to do with West Haven High School over the past four years, chances are you’ve already been acquainted with Class of 2016 grads Susannah “Susie” Beyl and Delaruelle “Dela” Tarpeh. And before you know it, you’ll probably be saying, “I knew them when…” From school dances and clubs, to student and local government and political campaigns, and from community service to Greater New Haven programs, these two did it all during their years with WHHS. Now, Tarpeh, a political science major, is headed for the University of Connecticut aiming for an eventual run for Congress, while Beyl, a prospective global affairs major, will attend Yale University and has her eye on a career with the United Nations. Before you see Tarpeh on an election ballot, she’ll be working on degrees in political science, American Sign Language and law, with the goal of later becoming a lawyer. One of the biggest parts of her high school career involved her work with the EVOLUTIONS afterschool science program at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. From there, Tarpeh became a part of EVOLUTIONS’ Sci.CORPS, which gave her the chance to educate museum visitors, assist at the membership desk, and review applications of incoming freshmen. She also served as a teaching assistant for EVOLUTIONS classes. Another politics enthusiast, Beyl volunteered with a gubernatorial campaign during high school and worked as an official voter checker and greeter for West Haven elections. She even interned for the Democratic Party in Connecticut. That’s all on top of being selected as a student representative for the West Haven Board of Education for two years and being one of two high-schoolers in the entire state chosen to be a student representative for the state Board of Education for this past year. For more on how these grads left their mark on WHHS, click here.






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