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July 18 West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Jul 17, 2014 16:35


Mark Your Calendar

June 30-August 15: Free summer meal program for any Westie age 18 or younger. Click here for locations.

• July 23-24:
Final kindergarten registration sessions are at Mackrille.

• August 1:
Deadline for former special education students born in 1987 to pick up records.Call 203-937-4333 for information.

August 11-13: WHHS senior portraits, 9-2 p.m.

August 19-21:
WHHS College Application Kickstart workshops. RSVP now.

• August 27:
First day of school. Click here for BOE calendar. 

 News and Notes
The West Haven High School boys soccer team is welcoming new coach Peter Hamasian. He's competed in the sport in high school and college.

Community members honored former BOE Finance Director David Cappetta last weekend at a fundraising event.

Families may begin applying for free or reduced lunch fees this summer. Mail applications to your school's main office. 

• WHHS Senior Showcase:
Meet Kaussar Rahman and Olson Briceno, who are headed to college with hopes of pursuing careers that make an international impact.   

The Westie Wrap-Up: Your weekly review of West Haven Public School news, updates and reminders

Bailey music lessons hit a high note
music lesson 
Student-musicians are giving their skills a tune-up during private summer lessons taught by Bailey Middle School band teacher Rachel Mekeel. Registration opened in the spring to students who play a band instrument and are entering grades 5-12. Some of the 14 participants want to improve before school starts, while others hope to audition for the Connecticut Music Educators Association festival or for college. This is the third summer the program has been offered.
Summer program promotes literacy
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A summer reading camp is helping around 70 youngsters master basic literacy skills before they enter first or second grade. The program at Savin Rock Community School aims to strengthen Savin Rock and Forest Elementary School students' reading and writing skills. It targeted last year's kindergarteners and first-graders from Forest and Savin Rock because the state labeled both buildings “review schools." Teachers recommended students who could benefit from extra lessons. 
WHHS website featuring new STEM section
Visit the new STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) section of the West Haven High School website to learn about how our students are building robots, working with a 3-D printer, and designing buildings using the Project Lead The Way curriculum.

Have you checked your summer reading guide?

The district has provided book suggestions in summer reading guides to encourage youngsters to read while on break. Click schools below to access guides. Possible incentives based on participation include:
*WHHS: extra credit, a special breakfast with a guest, Subway coupons
*Bailey: extra credit, a prize
*Carrigan and elementary: reward bag, $10 from TD Bank and a TD Bank savings account

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