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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Feb 20, 2015 16:03


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

WHHS celebrates Harlem Renaissance
February 23: Deadline for WHHS baseball team rib rally orders. Email ronald.luneau@whschools.org for orders. Pick-up is Feb. 24.

• 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. Click for BOE meeting agenda.

• February 26: Forest Winter Math Night, 6:30 p.m.

• February 26: WHHS/Bailey collaboration concert, 7 pm, WHHS.

• February 28: WHHS Science CAPT Test review session, 8:45 a.m.- noon.

• March 1: Parents can begin filling out online form on whschools.org for kindergarten registration.

• March 2: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., City Hall.

• March 7: Little Miss Westie Pageant

West Haven High School honors U.S. History students showcased songs, poetry, film, dance and paintings of the Harlem Renaissance Friday in honor of Black History Month. The two history classes each put on a show to highlight key figures and artwork of the time period. One class told the story of the Harlem Renaissance through the eyes of a high school student who goes back in time and visits a speakeasy, movie theater and jazz club. In a performance put on by the second class, the lead character attempts to win back his girlfriend through the types of song, dance, film, poetry and painting that defined the Harlem Renaissance. Guest judges announced the second class won the informal contest and complimented both groups on their use of vernacular and historical references. Click here for a video of a musical performance from the shows.

Parents, staff and students are asked to take the annual School Climate Survey and give opinions on school practices, school environments, family/community partnership, and more. Parents, fill out one survey for each school your children currently attend. The survey should take a few minutes. Those with no internet access can request a paper copy from school to complete and return. Answers will be kept confidential and used to improve schools.Click your school to take the survey: Pagels; Mackrille; Forest; Haley; Savin Rock; Washington; Carrigan; Bailey; WHHS.

 News and Notes
The Feb. 26 combined Bailey and WHHS chorus and band's first "It Starts With the Arts" Collaboration Concert will also include WHHS jazz band and Bel Canto and Camerata performances. Donations will be collected for WHEAT and the animal shelter. Bailey and Carrigan band and chorus members present are eligible for a free raffle. Click for raffle form.

WHHS sophomores participating in the CAPT science review session Feb. 28 must register; forms are in the main office. Busing and food will be provided. Students may register for busing to and from WHHS on the registration form or by emailing yvonne.corrado@whschools.org.

  Haley, Pagels hold Family Literacy Night
lit night

Reading teams from Alma E. Pagels Elementary School and Seth G. Haley Elementary School paired up to host a Family Literacy Night this week that featured storyteller Lot Therrio, of the CT Storytelling Center.

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