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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Feb 13, 2015 16:14


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

Schools celebrate 100th day of school year
• February 16-17: Mid-year break. Schools closed.

• February 16: Pagels Family Night at WHHS girls basketball game, 7 p.m., WHHS.

• February 18: Haley/Pagels Family Literacy Night, 6:30 p.m. at Pagels.

• February 19: WHHS National Honor Society Induction.

• February 24: Savin Rock and Washington Family Math Night at Washington, 5:30 p.m.

• February 24: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., at Washington following Math Night event.

• February 26: Forest Winter Math Night, 5:30 p.m.

• February 26: WHHS/Bailey collaboration concert.

  100 days
  Schools across
the district celebrated the 100th day of school Thursday with special presentations and activities. At Washington Elementary School (pictured), students participated in a school-wide assembly and shared the ways their grade marked the 100th day. A pair of kindergarteners shared about their lessons in counting to 100; first-graders displayed 100 Valentines they crafted for veterans at West Haven's VA Hospital; second-graders completed 100 acts of kindness around school and wrote each act on a link of a paper chain; grade three acted out a math activity that showed ways to add and multiply to 100; and grade four sang a song about grammar and read poems they wrote.

 News and Notes
The February math newsletter for Haley and Pagels is now online.

Residents can get free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors from the city's fire departments and free installation. Click here for a flyer with more info. En Espanol.

The first quarter honor roll for WHHS has been posted online.

A Spanish-speaking support group is offered on the last Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Savin Rock Community School for parents who have a child with special needs. Childcare is provided. The group provides info on community support, resources and services. Families from any of our schools are welcome. For more info, contact Rosalyn Diaz at 203-931-6850.

Congrats to WHHS cheerleaders, who placed 3rd in the nation in the Medium Varsity Game Day division at nationals this month.

Mackrille students were visited by a Peabody Museum representative this week to learn about "Molly the Mummy."

The WHHS dance team participated in the American Heart Association's Wear Red Day Feb. 6 and performed a line dance mash-up with parents, staff and students at the WHHS basketball game that night. Click here to see the video.

School Climate Surveys for Pagels; Mackrille; Forest; Haley; Savin Rock; Washington; Carrigan; Bailey; and WHHS.

  Carrigan holds 5th, 6th grade spelling bees
spelling bee

Carrigan Intermediate School held its annual spelling bees this week, with sixth-grader Mariel Muldong (top, right) taking first place and Mahan Mehr (top, left) coming in as runner-up. Madison Molster (bottom, left) won for fifth grade and John Taurchini (bottom, right) was named runner-up. Pictured with the students are Assistant Principal Twana Shirden, Assistant Principal Rich Weber, PTA Council President Ralph Eberle, Superintendent of Schools Neil Cavallaro and Principal Frank Paolino.

WHHS art student wins gold key award
West Haven High School senior Toni Chambers received a gold key in the Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards for her digital work, “6:53 pm.” The digital illustration was inspired by doodles in her sketchbook and created in Photoshop with a Wacom tablet. She says she experimented with the idea of "a process," such as math notes, blueprints, and drafts, to create the final piece. 

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