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Copy of West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Oct 31, 2014 17:16


Mark Your Calendar

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

Schools put on 'spooktacular' display
November 3: Board of Education meeting, City Hall, 7 p.m. Click here for agenda.

November 4: Election Day, no school for students.

November 6: Mackrille kindergarten Math and Language Arts night, 6:30-7:30.

November 6: Bailey Family Math Games Night, 6-8 p.m.

November 10: Pagels Veteran's Day Ceremony.

November 11: Veteran's Day, schools are closed.

November 14: Bailey Tip-A-Teacher fundraiser at Duffy's.

November 18: Pagels' Bertucci's fundraiser.

• November 21-22: WHHS Fall play "The Laramie Project."

Elementary schools held Halloween parades today with many parents attending and taking pictures. Meanwhile, Carrigan Intermediate School held its fundraiser walk for diabetes around the school field and also showed off some cool costumes. Savin Rock Community School and Edith E. Mackrille Elementary School recently decorated pumpkins with parent helpers, and Alma E. Pagels Elementary School students created some spooky book report projects. Even teachers were sporting costumes, with some at Savin Rock dressed as super heroes, others at Carrigan portraying the four seasons and Mother Nature, and Bailey staffers dressed as Scrabble tiles.

 News and Notes
A Yale musical group (that includes a Forest and WHHS alum) recently performed at Forest Elementary School. The group celebrates music of the African Diaspora and the African-American tradition.

Author/illustrator Ralph Masiello visited Edith E. Mackrille Elementary School Oct. 28 for the school day and in the evening to do presentations for students and then for families.

WHHS students volunteering for political campaigns of their choice for their WHHS AP (college-level) Government and Politics class were featured on an NBC 30 news segment this week.

Bailey's November math newsletter has been posted online.

Washington Elementary School's November math newsletter has been posted online.

The district's music department is seeking donations of musical instruments. Contact francine.coppola@whschools for information.

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.

  WHHS No. 1 for medical concentration


WHHS has been ranked No. 1 in the state in the concentration area of medical careers out of 37 high school programs, thanks to last year’s scores on a state assessment, with WHHS students scoring a mean of 93.6. Students in the WHHS certified nursing assistant class take the test. Teacher Valerie Cosenza was honored at a state conference Oct. 22. The course's first semester is dedicated to “home care” and CNA studies, and the second to working in medical facilities.

Carrigan's mystery night: 'Malice in Wonderland'
mystery night

Carrigan Intermediate School held its annual Family Mystery Night Oct. 24, featuring a skit entitled "Malice in Wonderland" starring teachers. As part of the skit, a "crime" takes place, and the goal is to find out "whodunit." Around 400 students and parents helped solve the crime with teachers at math- and English language arts-based stations. The play was written by sixth-grade teacher Leonard Adams. The set, decorations, and costumes were all done by staff, and all staff who work the event are volunteers. The entrance fee was a donation to WHEAT.

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