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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Sep 16, 2016 15:59

Sept. 16, 2016
The Westie Wrap-Up: Your weekly review of West Haven Public School news, updates and reminders. 
 Mark Your Calendar

September 18: Pagels PTA Food Truck Festival at WHHS, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

September 19: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., City Hall; click for agenda

September 22: WHHS Common Application workshop for seniors; click here to sign up

September 26-30: WHHS Spirit Week

September 27: WHHS Common Application workshop for seniors; click here to sign up

September 27: WHHS Open House for Bailey 8th-graders, 6 p.m.

September 28: Half-day of school

News & Notes

Click here to take our brief 3-question anonymous survey on attendance. We want to hear from you!

The WHHS Student Activity Booklet for 2016-2017 is now online. Into singing? Hope to become a lawyer, or maybe a nurse? Want to help the community? There's a club for that.

WHHS School Counseling is coordinating a bus trip to the annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Fair in New York on Nov. 12. WHHS students who attend will be able to meet with admissions counselors from various schools and get on-site admissions decisions, as well as scholarships, from some. See your counselor by Oct. 28 to participate.

Click here to view the September WHHS School Counseling email update. Want to have updates sent directly to your email?
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The WHHS girls volleyball team is having a Texas Roadhouse fundraiser on Sept. 27. Orders are due by Sept. 23. For $10, you will get a half-slab of ribs, steak fries, fresh baked bread, peanuts and a free appetizer at the Texas Roadhouse (for your next visit). Contact Angela Pascale at 203-887-0654 or abpascale76@gmail.com to order or one of our Westie girl volleyball players.

The Pagels PTA is holding its annual Food Truck Festival Sunday, Sept. 18, on the WHHS campus from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is open to the public. There will be 15 food trucks, craft vendors, 25 bounce houses and a dunk tank (featuring Pagels Principal Gary Palermo).

Yale has numerous events this fall that are open to the public and will explore various science topics with hands-on demonstrations and workshops for students. The events include Science on Saturdays (with topics like natural disasters and lights/lasers) and Girls Science Investigations. For a calendar of upcoming events, click here.

The University of New Haven cyber security department is asking local parents to take a survey about internet safety and what advice they would like on preventing computer viruses, staying safe on cell phone apps, and more. Click here to take the survey. The survey will help the UNH staff coordinate workshops that will be open to the public on these topics. 

The West Haven Public Library is celebrating Roald Dahl's 100th birthday on Sept. 21 at 5 p.m. by showing the movie "The BFG" at the main library branch on Elm Street. To register for this and other library events, click here.

If any students have not yet submitted two proofs of residency to school, as per the district requirement, they must do so as soon as possible. (Accepted documents include a recent mortgage statement, lease, and utility, cable or phone bills.)

We want to hear from you about attendance!

Do you know your school's attendance policies? What are the most common reasons that your child may be absent from school? Take our quick three-question survey by clicking here, and let's work together to help all Westie kids have great school attendance this year.

We are placing a special focus on school attendance, as it is one of the most important building blocks for student success. You and your child will be hearing more about Superintendent Cavallaro's "Here! Campaign for Attendance" throughout the year.

ACE Mentor Program accepting new participants
The ACE Mentor Program is again accepting West Haven High School students interested in architecture, construction and engineering. Students participate in bi-weekly meetings/field trips with local professionals in those industries and complete a real-world design project over the course of the year. They also have a chance to compete nationally, as WHHS student Ian Cooke did last spring. Kathryn Lynch, an engineer from Langan Engineering, Environmental, Surveying and Landscape Architecture, D.P.C, will be at WHHS Sept. 23 to meet with interested students and answer questions. Students may also get information from WHHS STEM teachers Mr. Barraco (michael.barraco@whschools.org) and Mr. Rice (eric.rice@whschools.org).
WHHS open house set for Bailey 8th-graders
Open House

West Haven High School is holding a special open house event September 27 at 6 p.m. for Bailey 8th-graders and their parents to check out what classes, college credit courses and clubs are at WHHS. Hear from students and administrators about the many unique opportunities available to Westies at WHHS.

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