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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Jul 10, 2015 15:02


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

Carrigan theater program holds showcase
July 12: WHHS Dance Team car wash fundraiser, Elm St. firehouse, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $5 per car or $7 per truck/SUV

• July 17:
end of WHHS summer school classes

• 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.

• Aug. 7: Last day of free summer meals for West Haven children

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

• August 19: WHHS College Application Kick Start program

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

• August 21: WHHS new student orientation at WHHS

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

• August 27: First day of school (full day)

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

  drama camp
Carrigan Intermediate School's three-week Summer Theater Program came to a close this morning with a special showcase that participating students performed for family members. The program, which was free for the students and run by Carrigan teachers Leonard Adams, Anne-Marie LaMotta and Tracy Barletta, taught about 40 rising sixth-graders about script-writing, improvisation, character roles, monologues, soliloquies, vocal projection and more. Youngsters also wrote their own skits, worked with older students who were previous participants in the drama program and came back to volunteer, and learned a song from "Alice in Wonderland JR.," which Carrigan's drama club will perform next year.
Summer registration held for new students

The school district held two summer registration sessions this week for new students. Additional sessions will be held at Aug. 18, 20, 26-28 and 31, and Sept. 1-4 at Molloy School from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (They are not for students who are moving from one district school to another, such as elementary to middle school.) New students must register by Aug. 20 to be able to start on first day of school.
 News and Notes
WHHS students should have received report cards and tentative schedules for the fall in the mail by now. The master schedule is still being finalized. Anyone with questions can email schedule@whschools.org. Bailey Middle School families may also contact this email address if they have scheduling questions.

A WHHS Class of 2015 graduation photo gallery has been posted on the WHHS website. Click here to view it.

Check out the WHHS Library Media Center's blog about summer reading picks and book reviews. Click here to view it.

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.

Former West Haven special education students born in 1988 may pick up their school records this summer. Files will then be shredded, as the district keeps special education files until the students are 27 years old. Call Pupil Services at 203-937-4333 to schedule a time to pick up a file.

  3 WHHS coaches named Coach of the Year

West Haven High School boys tennis Coach Jason Kirck, girls tennis Coach Kara Kaczynski and boys lacrosse Coach Patrick Reed have been named SCC Coach of the Year for their respective sports. Kirck, a WHHS history teacher, led his team to victory this spring at the SCC Division II Championship for the first time in school history. Kaczynski, a Carrigan school counselor, helped her team qualify for the SCC tournament. Reed, a Carrigan school psychologist, guided his team to an 8-8 record and selection for the CIAC tournament for the first time in 16 years.

WHHS engineering program continues growing
Panel discussions, partnerships with local colleges, special clubs—it’s all become a part of the WHHS STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The department has continued to expand course and extracurricular offerings. Students can currently take four STEM classes. New activities this year included a visit with Sikorsky employees, a weekend program run at Gateway Community College and WHHS, a visit to Yale to learn about computer programming and entrepreneurship, and, for female students, a new WHHS Girls in STEM club. 

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