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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Jun 26, 2015 14:52


Mark Your Calendar

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

Summer reading program for all grades
• June 23-July 17: WHHS summer school classes

• July 6-Aug. 7: Free summer meals start for West Haven children

• July 7: Kindergarten registration; registration for all grades; 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Molloy School

• July 9: Kindergarten registration; registration for all grades; 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Molloy School

• July 10: End of Carrigan Drama Camp

• July 20: Board of Education meeting; 7 p.m., City Hall

• August 6: College Financial Aid info session for college freshmen; West Haven Public Library Elm Street main branch; 5:30-6:30 p.m.

• August 18: New student registration, all grades; 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Molloy School

• August 20: New student registration, all grades; 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Molloy School

• August 26-28: New student registration, all grades; 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Molloy School

• August 31-Sept. 4: New student registration, all grades; 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Molloy School

  summer reading
Students of all grade levels are encouraged to join the annual summer reading program coordinated by the district’s Reading Department and school librarians with assistance from the West Haven Public Library. The initiative also promotes participation in the Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge and a theme of “Every Hero has a Story.” Schools provided reading guides of recommended books based on grade level to students and the city library. Teachers will discuss summer reading and the hero theme and hold special activities, such as book chats, this fall. WHHS guide. Bailey guide. Carrigan guide. Elementary guide.

Ways for parents to help their children with summer reading:

*Bring a book or magazine to any location where your child has to wait, such as a doctor’s office.
*Ask your child about the story he or she read.
*Encourage reading as a free-time activity.
*Help your child choose books that are an appropriate reading level.
*Make books and reading special by taking your child to the library, getting him or her a library card, or creating a favorite place for books at home.

 News and Notes
All senior transcripts have been placed in the outgoing mail for colleges and trade schools as of Wednesday, June 24.

The WHHS Band's 2015 Alumni and Friends Concert last Saturday raised over $1,000 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in memory of WHHS Band alumnus and percussion instructor Brian P. Morris '03. WHHS Band Alumnus Heather Sayers '09 and Director of Bands at WHHS Cassandra K. Marcella raised an addition $2,000 and will be participating in the AFSP's 20-mile "Out of the Darkness" Overnight Walk in Boston on June 27. They will join thousands of others who will also be walking from sunset to sunrise to raise awareness about mental illness and suicide prevention.

There will be a Noble Street School reunion with a buffet July 25 at App's Ristorante on Captain Thomas Boulevard. Tickets are $26 each. Email Sandi-corsnon@aol.com to RSVP.

There is a WHHS Class of 1965 reunion Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Lorenzo's, 39 Elm St. RSVP by Aug. 1. Tickets are $40 each and can be made payable to WHHS Class of 1965 Reunion and mailed to Patti Leone Bilotti, 309 Jones Hill Road, West Haven, CT, 06516. Updates are needed on classmates, so pass this on to anyone else from your class you know. Anyone who wants to give an update can call Bonnie Palmer Amato at 203-932-0215, Terri Bonafede Adams at 203-933-0507, or dholupkanovak65@gmail.com.

The Reading Buddies program at the West Haven Public Library has launched. There will be volunteers at the main branch Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. available to read to or with children. This is a drop-in program with no registration necessary.

  Summer registration for new students
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The district is holding several registration sessions this summer for new students and strongly recommends that families don’t wait until school starts to enroll their children. 
*All sessions at Molloy School, 255 Meloy Road, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
*July 7 and 9, Aug. 18, 20, 26-28 and 31, and Sept. 1-4
*Translators available
 *Only for students new to the district or returning from school in another town, state or magnet school (not for students who are moving from one district school to another, such as elementary to middle school)
*Must register by Aug. 20 to be able to start on first day of school
*Registration for kindergarten on July 7 or 9 requires appointment: Call 203-937-4300 X7130.

Boshea named new WHHS football coach
West Haven High School Assistant Football Coach Richard Boshea has been selected for the football team’s head coach position, following the conclusion of a selection committee’s search process and a Board of Education vote. The head coach position opened earlier this spring after Coach Edward McCarthy, the state’s most winningest football coach, submitted his resignation. The selection committee launched a search process and conducted interviews with four candidates. Boshea, a retired West Haven police officer, has been an assistant coach with the Blue Devils for 30 years and a security guard at WHHS for three years. His aspirations of being the Blue Devils’ head coach go back to his time as a student at WHHS when he played football for former Coach Thomas Hunt. He said he hopes to continue improving the football program and is also committed to counseling the student-athletes on college and career plans to ensure they are successful in high school and beyond.

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