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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Oct 3, 2014 13:34


Mark Your Calendar

• October 4: WHHS Homecoming Festival--POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING

• October 4: Seth Haley PTA Fishing Derby, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (rain date Oct. 5)

• October 6: Savin Rock Homework Diner program.

• October 6: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., City Hall. Click for agenda and corrected page.

• October 8: WHHS College and Career Fair, 6:30-8 p.m. Senior college app session 6 p.m.

• October 10: Soderman Bowl, Bull Hill Lane field. WHHS vs. Notre Dame to benefit Wounded Warrior Project.

• October 13: Columbus Day, no school.

• October 15: Carrigan Family Literacy Night.

• October 15: Haley Bingo Night.

• October 16: PTA Council's President's Tea, City Hall, 7 p.m.

• October 16: Washington and Savin Rock Reading Night.

• October 18: Pagels Food Truck Festival at WHHS.

 News and Notes
 Click here for info on WHHS student clubs and organizations.

The WHHS Counseling Dept. will be sending monthly emails with testing, scholarship, event and college/career info. Click here to sign up.

Need help registering your child on InfoSnap? Stop by the WHHS computer lab on the main floor Tuesdays & Wednesdays 2:30-8 p.m. until Nov. 10.

School Climate Surveys for Pagels; Mackrille; Forest; Haley; Savin Rock; Washington; Carrigan; Bailey; and WHHS. All answers are confidential and used to improve our schools
The Westie Wrap-Up: Your weekly review of West Haven Public School news, updates and reminders.

Schools aim to increase at-home reading
bob maxon 
District schools often find ways to encourage students to read at home on their own, and Edith E. Mackrille Elementary School and Savin Rock Community School recently kicked off programs aiming to make bookworms out of young Westies. Savin Rock’s “Roaring Readers” program started its second year with help from a lion-costume-clad teacher, while Mackrille recently launched the third year of its “Reading Journey” with guest reader Bob Maxon, NBC Connecticut meteorologist (above). The district is emphasizing the importance of literacy skills, since all subjects--even math--have reading elements. Reading is part of school day lessons and homework, but students should also be reading beyond assignments and classwork. Programs will be supplemented by family literacy nights throughout the year.

You're invited: Science Saturdays at Yale
Yale University offers a program called "Science on Saturdays" to give kids and adults an opportunity to participate in scientific demonstrations, lectures and hands-on learning with Yale professors. West Haven students are encouraged to attend the program, which is free and open to the public. Visit the program's website, or view the flyer.

Upcoming events:

October 18: Debra Fischer (Astronomy), Searching for other Earths

November 15: Ron Breaker (Molecular, cellular and developmental biology), The RNA World

WHHS pep rally celebrates Homecoming
West Haven High School held its Homecoming pep rally Thursday, with performances from the band, cheerleaders, dance team and West Steppers, a tug-a-war competition involving clubs and sports teams, a teacher Crossfit challenge, and the presentation of the Homecoming Court. WHHS teacher Mr. Schevling, the event's MC, even joined in with the WHHS band drummers.
The Homecoming Festival scheduled for Saturday has been postponed because of the rainy weather forecast. A new date will be selected for the spring, due to scheduling conflicts in the busy fall season.

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