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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Nov 21, 2014 16:54


Mark Your Calendar

  The Westie Wrap-Up: Your weekly review of West Haven Public School news, updates and reminders. The Wrap-Up will be on hiatus next week and return December 5.

Schools collect food donations for WHEAT
• November 21-22: WHHS Fall play "The Laramie Project."

• November 22: Mackrille Merriment Festival, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the school.

• November 26: Half-day of school.

• November 27-28: Thanksgiving recess, schools are closed.

• November 29: WHHS PTSA fundraiser, Barnes and Noble in Milford, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

• November 29: WHHS band at city tree lighting event on the Green downtown, 6 p.m.

• December 1: Board of Education meeting, City Hall, 7 p.m.

• December 2: Savin Rock Community School and Washington Elementary School Family Math Night at Savin Rock.

• December 3: Forest Elementary School Family Math Night.

• December 3: WHHS Financial Aid Night in the school cafeteria.

• December 4:
Adult Ed open house.
Schools across the district have been collecting donations for WHEAT for the upcoming holiday season. Today, Carrigan Intermediate School (pictured) donated more than 8,000 items from a school-wide donation drive. Students and staff helped pack everything, and city workers made the delivery. Alma E. Pagels Elementary School also sent donations earlier this week to WHEAT. Schools will continue to have food and toy drives over the next several weeks to help those in need.
"The Laramie Project" on stage tonight, tomorrow
laramie project
The West Haven High School Theatre Workshop is performing "The Laramie Project" tonight (Nov. 21) and tomorrow (Nov. 22) at 7:30 p.m. in the WHHS auditorium. Tickets are on sale at the door.
 News and Notes
Congratulations to the 17 WHHS students who were accepted to Southern Connecticut State University this week during an on-site admissions day at WHHS with SCSU admissions reps. Nine were recommended for merit-based scholarships.

West Haven Adult Education is having an open house Dec. 4 about the National External Diploma Program. Click for flyer.

The state has awarded the city a $1 million grant to put toward expanding the school district's full-day kindergarten program. 

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.

  WHHS Urban Debate League seeing success
urban debate league

The West Haven High School Urban Debate League has been performing very well at recent competitions. At a tournament earlier this fall, senior Tatiana Gay was named the top speaker, and she and her teammate from the Sound School also came in fifth place. Sophomore Andrew Gordon, competing for the first time, was the 9th-place novice speaker. Sophomore Evelyn Fabian also did a great job. (All three are pictured above with Yale coach, Ani Sivaram.) More than 30 debaters from area high schools competed. On November 7, Brisa Cruz, partnering with Hillhouse School students, was on the #1 ranked novice team and 4th-ranked team overall. Tatiana and Jamie Kelley were the 7th-ranked team overall. Tatiana was the 9th-ranked speaker.

WHHS music students ace auditions for festival
Several West Haven High School students auditioned for and were officially accepted into the Connecticut Music Educators Association's Southern Region Festival, which takes place January 9 at Middletown High School.
-- Samantha D'Amico, bass clarinet - Samantha has been accepted into the Southern Region Band two years in a row and was the first freshmen from WHHS ever to be accepted on her first audition.
--Charlotte D'Inzeo, clarinet - Charlotte is the second freshman at WHHS ever to be accepted to the Southern Region Band on her first audition.
-- Rose Silver, chorus - Rose was 7 points away from a perfect score on her audition
-- Jay Silver, chorus
-- Taylor Turner, chorus

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