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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Jan 23, 2015 16:19


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

Senior to compete at UPenn debate tourney 
January 23: Tip-A-Teacher WHHS PTSA fundraiser at Duffy's on Campbell Avenue, 5-10pm.

January 25: College Goal Sunday; Gateway Community College.Offers help with filling out FAFSA form.

January 27: Pagels Family Night at WHHS girls basketball game, 7pm.

January 28: Washington Elementary School ELL & Special Education Family Night, 5:30-7:30pm. Flyer in English.    En Espanol.

January 29: Mackrille Reading Challenge slips due.

January 31: WHHS Children's Theatre at WHHS; 10 and 11:30am.

February: Physical exam forms due for Carrigan Gr. 6 by February.

February 2-6: National School Counseling Week, WHHS.

February 5: FAFSA Day at WHHS, sign up with a counselor.

February 6: Wear Red Day, WHHS dance team fundraiser for American Heart Association.

  tatianaIt was only about a year ago that West Haven High School student Tatiana Gay found herself at her first debate team tournament, vying against students from other states and even another country in a special competition as she represented the WHHS chapter of the Urban Debate League. These days, the determined and ambitious WHHS senior is a top-ranked debater in the Yale University-run New Haven Urban Debate League, coming in first place in multiple tournaments this year. She's secured a spot at the Liberty Bell Classic, a parliamentary debate invitational at the University of Pennsylvania, and will compete there Feb. 13-15. She's the only WHHS student who qualified for the UPenn event, and will attend with students from area schools.
Students, staff wear purple, donate to fight MSA
MSA day
Students and staff across the district wore purple on Friday and donated money to help fight Multiple System Atrophy in honor of a lifelong Westie battling the disease. All proceeds will be donated to Massachusetts General Hospital to help fund efforts to combat MSA, which has no treatment or cure at this time. Thank you to our schools for showing your support.
 News and Notes
Due to the snowy/icy forecast, our buildings will be closed tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 24), and any Saturday activities, sports games (including the WHHS hockey game) and practices have been canceled. Youth leagues are being notified. Depending on how things are in the afternoon, the Bennett Rink may open. Contact the rink for a revised schedule at 203-931-6890.

The Superintendent's proposed 2015-2016 school budget was passed by the Board of Education Tuesday. Click for budget details.

The 2015 Lil Miss Westie Pageant is set for March 7 at 11 a.m. at WHHS. The event is open to babies all the way to girls in 8th grade. The entrance fee is $40, which includes a t-shirt. Click for flyer and registration.

District art teacher Mark Battista is having an exhibit of artwork and fine art photography from now until March 1 at the Maritime Center in New Haven on Long Wharf. Click for flyer.

Students have the opportunity to receive free dental exams through the Cornell Scott Hill Health Center on Jan. 31 and Feb. 7. Click for info.

Congratulations to WHHS students Kayley Carr and Jolie Morrell, who are the West Haven Rotary Club's Students of the Month for November and December, respectively.

  Engineering class volunteers at Habitat for Humanity
The West Haven High School Civil Engineering and Architecture class recently volunteered at a Habitat for Humanity site in New Haven. The trip corresponded to site management and design units being taught in the classroom and offered students a chance to give back to the community.

Food Services Dept. panini station visits schools
The Food Services Department panini station recently visited Washington Elementary School (pictured), Alma E. Pagels Elementary School, Savin Rock Community School and Edith E. Mackrille Elementary School. It will be making the rounds to other district schools over the next few weeks. Students have been curious to see how the sandwiches were made and enjoyed trying something new.

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