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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on May 1, 2015 15:17


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

WHHS musical set for tonight, Saturday
• May 1: WHHS Theatre Workshop performance of "The Drowsy Chaperone," 7:30 p.m., WHHS

• May 2: WHHS Theatre Workshop performance of "The Drowsy Chaperone," 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., WHHS

• May 3: Westie Day of Hope fundraiser for Camp Rising Sun, WHHS, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

• May 3: 3rd of 4 WHHS softball clinics for girls 5-13, Biondi Field, WHHS, 4-5 p.m.

• May 4: Board of Education meeting, City Hall, 7 p.m. Click here for agenda and an addendum.

• May 4: WHHS softball coach recognition, 6:45 p.m., Biondi Field

• May 4-8: Teacher Appreciation Week

• May 4-8: WHHS "Respect Week," guest speakers for each grade

• May 4-15: WHHS AP (college-level) class tests for college credit

• May 5: Mackrille Spring Concert/Fine Arts Night, 6:30 p.m.

• May 6: Half-day of school for students

• May 6: Carrigan Drama Club performance of Aladdin, 9:15 a.m.

• May 6: Founders Day Unsung Hero Dinner, Cielo

• May 7: PTA Council 3rd Annual Health & Wellness Fair, Bailey gym, 6-8 p.m.

• May 7: Taste of Bailey, Career Fair

• May 8: WHHS Respect Week "Big Night" presentation, dinner

• May 8: Bailey Drama Club performance, 7 p.m.

• May 9: Bailey Drama Club performance, 7 p.m.
The West Haven High School Theatre Workshop will be presenting “The Drowsy Chaperone” this week with members showing off not only their acting chops, but their vocal abilities as well through the musical’s challenging score. The show, described as a musical comedy, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday) in the WHHS auditorium, with tickets being sold at the door for $12. (High school and college students with an ID and children are $5 at the door.) There is also a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee that is free for senior citizens. The show chronicles the follies and foibles of a tipsy woman in charge of chaperoning a bride before her wedding and gangsters who have a stake in the possible future career of the bride.
Washington student wins cooking contest
Congratulations to our six finalists who competed in yesterday's Future Chefs championship at West Haven High School! Our winner, Washington Elementary School student Halie Chancio, won over the judges with her salmon and asparagus dish. The six fourth-graders had been the winners from our six elementary schools for a snack recipe contest. They were assisted by Food Services staff members during yesterday's championship. All of yesterday's recipes will be on the June menu for our schools, and next year Food Services is looking to put together a cookbook of student recipes from the Future Chefs competitions. Here are the snacks that were made:

--Halie Chancio, Washington: salmon and asparagus
--Dominic Konakeski, Forest: veggie "pop"
--Emma Davey, Mackrille: applesauce muffins
--Shirleya Lawal, Savin Rock: smoothies
--Kameryn Parlee, Pagels: cheese crisps with avocado
--Nina Reed, Haley: lettuce wraps

 News and Notes
The April/May math newsletter for Forest has been posted online.

Carrigan's Drama Club performed "Aladdin" this week. Click here to see photos of the show.

Congratulations to Bailey Middle School students who were inducted into the Jr. National Honor Society Thursday. 

A scholarship for West Haven seniors is now taking applications: The Susan Ruikoldt Breast Cancer Awareness scholarship is awarded annually to a female senior with post-secondary plans and good academic standing. The amount is $2,000. Applications are due May 21 and available in the WHHS School Counseling Office or Career Center.

The PTA Council is holding its 3rd annual Health & Wellness Fair Thursday, May 7, from 6-8 p.m. at Bailey Middle School. The event features more than 25 booths of local businesses and organizations, zumba, free samples, door prizes, and appearances by Storm from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Rocky from the New Britain Rock Cats and Ronald McDonald. Admission is a non-perishable item for WHEAT.

•  Next week is WHHS "Respect Week," featuring guest speakers and a Friday night presentation and dinner for WHHS families.

  Westie Day of Hope set for Sunday
day of hope

The 2nd Westie Day of Hope is set for this Sunday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at WHHS and will fundraise for Camp Rising Sun, a camp in CT for kids who have had or are battling cancer. Click here to donate and learn more about the event, or consider helping out in other ways: Get your head shaved at the fundraiser for a minimum donation of $25; come and buy food or other items from our WHHS clubs and organizations, donate to the Donna D'Amico scholarship, stop by the Touch-A-Truck, or browse the community tag sale.

Musician visits WHHS band students
Chris Brubeck, a jazz and classical musician and composer, visited West Haven High School band students Wednesday afternoon to play a few songs with them and talk about his work as a musician. Earlier in the day, WHHS band students and Forest Elementary School third and fourth grades saw Brubeck perform at Woolsey Hall at the Yale School of Music in the 83rd Annual Young People’s Concert. Click here for video of the WHHS band playing a song with Brubeck.

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