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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Jun 5, 2015 16:38


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

WHHS Unified Sports earns award
June 5: WHHS Senior-Directed Play, 7 & 8:30 p.m., at WHHS

• June 7: Pagels PTA community tag sale, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., at WHHS

• June 8: Carrigan's Ultimate Caring Cougar event

• June 8: WHHS Mens Open Tennis Tournament, 2:30 p.m.

• June 10: Carrigan Chorus Spring Concert, 6:30 p.m.

• June 10: WHHS final exams start for seniors

• June 11: WHHS final exams start for underclassmen

• June 11: Forest Spring Learning Fair, all day

• June 12: Mackrille Flag Day ceremony, 10 a.m.

• June 15: Bailey graduation, 6 p.m., at WHHS

• June 15: Savin Rock Flag Day ceremony, 9:30 a.m.

• June 16: Half-day of school

• June 17: Half-day of school

• June 18: Half-day of school; last day of school; WHHS graduation

  unified sports
West Haven High School's Unified Sports program won 1st place at the annual Michaels Cup Award banquet this spring. The award is given by the CIAC Unified Sports program. The teams give students with special needs a chance to hone their skills in soccer, basketball, track and other sports and work with student volunteers, or “partners,” who are often from a school’s other athletic teams. WHHS Unified Sports athletes have weekly practices in soccer, basketball and track, depending on the season, and participate in an annual bowling tournament.
Students perform "Misguidance" tonight
WHHS students will take to the stage one more time this year to perform a play called “Misguidance” tonight at 7 and 8:30 p.m. The show is special because it's the first at WHHS entirely written and directed by WHHS seniors. Tommy Nelson, who has acted professionally with appearances in TV shows and movies, wrote the script with Fernando Hernandez, and Nelson and senior Kat Mazzacane are directing. The show is about an awkward guidance counselor and is a comedy. Tickets are $5 at the door.
 News and Notes
The final broadcast of the WHHS Westie News team aired this week. Click here to view it.

The new school district cell phone app is available for download for free in the app store on your iPhone or Android. Type "West Haven Public Schools" in your app store to download it.

The school district's Food Services Department is once again offering free meals this summer to all West Haven children at sites across the city. Click here for the list of locations and additional information.

WHHS student blogger Sarah Flynn has written about the end of her semester at UNH, after being a full-time UNH student while still a WHHS senior through a special program.

Looking for volunteer opportunities for your teen? The West Haven Public Library is still looking for reading buddy volunteers. Email slee@westhavenlibrary.org or visit the Graham Room at the library for info or to sign up. There is an Info/Sign-up session on Saturday, June 20, in Connie Sacco Community Room.

• Yesterday was Greaser-Soc Day at Bailey as part of a unit on "The Outsiders" novel. Students dressed as book characters and shared reactions and what they loved most about the book. 

  Bailey students help charities through contest

A group of 15 Bailey Middle School seventh-graders recently participated in an annual competition sponsored by West Haven Rotary Club. Students from Accelerated English/Language Arts classes were grouped into teams to research an international charity, create a PowerPoint about it, and make a presentation in front of a panel of judges. The top three groups were invited to a luncheon at App’s Restaurant sponsored by The West Haven Rotary Club. This year, the top groups each won $500 for their chosen charities: Books for Africa, Action Against Hunger and Charity:Water.

WHHS students receive $140k in scholarships
WHHS held its annual Senior Scholarship Night this week and awarded around $140,000 in scholarships to members of the Class of 2015. Amounts ranged from $25 to $5,000, with awards coming from school and PTA groups, community organizations, alumni, local families and committees. Thank you to all of these donors and to everyone who has donated at fundraisers held for senior scholarships. Almost 50 percent of this year's class received an award thanks to all of these efforts.

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