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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Aug 5, 2016 15:18

August 5, 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, 5 p.m.

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

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 (the first day of school is Monday, August 29) and submit required paperwork. For more information, click here.

Parents of incoming kindergartners and new students in any other grade are reminded that their child's physical must be done before school starts, or the child will not be able to start classes on the first day of school.

The University of New Haven
women's volleyball team is holding a volleyball camp for girls in grades 6-12 on August 16-19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Participants will be working with UNH student-athletes and coaches. Each session is $25, but there is a savings if a participant registers for all four sessions. Email ACannady@newhaven.edu for more info or to sign up. Click here for a flyer.
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.

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.

Senior Showcase: WHHS grads to serve in military
senior showcase
The Senior Showcase is a series that highlights West Haven High School graduating seniors.
Jason Frazer and James Wetmore had just a couple of weeks to enjoy being West Haven High School grads this summer before officially moving on and reporting for duty at their next destinations. Frazer is now a cadet at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London with plans to major in marine environmental science, while Wetmore was sworn in to the United States Marine Corps Reserve in early July.
It’s long been a goal of Wetmore’s to join the military, since his father served in the Army for most of Wetmore’s life. But it’s that familiarity with the Army that prompted him to join the Marine Corps. “I wanted to follow in his footsteps, but I also wanted a new experience. I knew about Army life, so I wanted to dry something different. Two years ago, I decided on the Marines,” Wetmore explained. For Frazer, the idea of a military career and attending USCGA surfaced in the middle of his junior year. It became his post-grad goal after participating in the week-long Academy Introduction Mission (AIM), which gave him a preview of life as a cadet and student there. “I’m ready to take it all on. It’s going to be tough, really tough. But I’m in a great situation,” Frazer said. “It’s a minimum of a five-year commitment in the Coast Guard after school, but I want to make a career out of it.” To learn more about their time at WHHS and future goals, click here and read their stories.

Westies on Wheels Aug. 15 bus stops, times announced
The Westies on Wheels bus returns 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. Thank you to everyone who donated and helped make this effort possible for the second year in a row! School district volunteers from the bus will be handing out free school supplies, backpacks, hygiene items, bike helmets, food and carbon monoxide detectors. West Haven families are invited to any of the bus' stops (one stop per family, please). Children must be present to receive a backpack. The bus will stop at:

Meadow Landing 9-10:30 a.m.;

Spring Heights 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.;

St. Paul's Church 1-2:30 p.m.;

Savin Rock Conference Center 3-4:30 p.m.

Visit the WoW Facebook page for future updates.

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