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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Oct 7, 2016 13:01

October 7, 2016
The Westie Wrap-Up: Your weekly review of West Haven Public School news, updates and reminders.
  •  Mark Your Calendar

    October 10: No school; Columbus Day
    October 11: Side by Side Burn Event, West Haven High School
  • October 12: No school; Yom Kippur
  • October 18: Family Literacy Night, Forest School
    October 29: Fall Festival, West Haven High School Courtyard

    News & Notes

    The 2016-2017School Climate Surveys, including a WHHS Athletics Climate Survey, are now open for parents, students and staff on our school websites.

    Click here to read Savin Rock's September math newsletter.

    Parents have the option of purchasing additional insurance plans for their students.      Click here for the brochure. En Espanol.

    Menus for Octobers are now online.

    WHHS seniors planning to attend college next year can begin filing for FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) starting October 1. This is the  first time students will be able to file this early. Questions? Let WHHS School Counseling help. Ask your counselor for info, or attend Financial Aid Night Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the WHHS cafeteria.

    WHHS School Counseling has advised seniors of a free online tool that gives students personalized support on anything related to college. Simply text COLLEGE to 44044 on your cell phone to get started.

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

West Haven High School to host side by side burn event:

The West Haven Fire Department was awarded a $1,500 stipend from the national nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) to increase its home fire sprinkler education outreach to future homebuilding trade students by establishing a brief education program at West Haven High School. The program will culminate with a live, side-by-side fire and sprinkler demonstration for the purpose of educating the local community as well.
HFSC selected 4 fire departments nationwide that participate in the “Built  For Life Fire Department” program to receive the stipend. “Built For Life Fire Departments” commit to making home fire sprinklers a focus of their educational efforts.
“We are privileged to receive this generous stipend,” says Fire Marshal Keith Flood. “With the help of HFSC’s educational material, this partnership with the West Haven High School shop program will teach the students about the life-saving benefits of fire sprinklers and the unique selling advantage and competitive edge fire sprinklers provide in new homes they might design or build in the future.”
Upon completion of the home fire sprinkler education program, students will be recognized by the fire department and awarded with “Built For Life” certificates.?
“In addition to the education program at the school, this opportunity also allows us to move forward with an important public education demonstration that illustrates the danger of home fires and the effectiveness of home fire sprinklers,” adds Fire Marshal Flood.
The live demonstration will include two similarly furnished rooms — one protected with fire sprinklers and the other without protection — built by the students at West Haven High School as part of their education program. Community members attending the demonstration will be able to experience firsthand how quickly a fire can become deadly versus the quick response of a home fire sprinkler to control the fire.
The demonstration is scheduled for October 11, 2016 at 11:30am in the courtyard of West Haven High School, 1 McDonough Plaza, West Haven, CT 06516. Many State legislators will also be on hand to witness this educational event.
For more information about home fire sprinklers, please visit the West Haven Fire Department website at westhavenfiredepartment.com, or the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition website at www.homefiresprinkler.org


The PACE Program receiving a donation from the Tyrone Batts Memorial Basketball Tournament Committee
PACE Picture

It's Fall Festival Time!
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Click links below for information about the Fall Festival Being Hosted by West Haven High School on October 29th!
Click Here for the Fall Festival Flyer
Click Here for the Second Annual Car Show Flyer
Click Here for Chalk Art Registration


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