31ST ANNUAL ELM CITY BOWL TO BE PLAYED ON THANKSGIVING AT BOWEN FIELD
WHO: Superintendent Garth Harries
James Hillhouse High School
Wilbur Cross High School
NHPS Athletics Department
Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees
Gilbane Building Company
Tri-Con Construction Manager
New Haven Community
WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Thursday, November 26 (10:30am Game Kick-off)
WHERE: Bowen Field – 480 Sherman Pkwy, 06511 (adjacent to Hillhouse High School on Munson St)
WHAT: The Elm City Bowl between James Hillhouse and Wilbur Cross high schools is a New Haven tradition that brings school and community together on Thanksgiving morning. This event is being played at the newly renovated Bowen Field which serves not only the school but the larger New Haven community. Once the renovation is completed, it will include a new state-of-the-art turf field, eight-lane track, new bleachers, locker rooms, lights and other amenities.
The event begins with the traditional Elm City Bowl breakfast from 8:00am to 10:00am at the Floyd Little Athletic Center. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. The Elm City Bowl will begin at 10:00am with team introductions and kick-off at 10:30am. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the gate.
In August, the project was awarded a $4.8 million grant from Governor Dannel P. Malloy and the state of Connecticut to cover the cost of cleanup of the site before construction can begin. The project has recently received final approval from the EPA for the preconstruction remediation plan. The total cost of the Bowen Field project is approximately $12 million, with much of the cost reimbursable through state school construction grants.
The architecture firm on the Bowen Field project is the S/L/A/M Collaborative. The construction managers are O&G Industries and Tri-Con. Gilbane Building Company is the manager of the School Construction Program.
Field open to press at 9:00 a.m.
Press should assemble on South End of the field ( Hillhouse Side)- See press route on site map
Launched in 2009, School Change is a nationally recognized initiative that is helping our city’s public schools improve academic achievement, graduation rates, and college and career outcomes. Engagement is at the heart of School Change. We strive to engage students, staff parents and our community in the mission of launching all students to success in college, career, and life.
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There will be a Board of Education meeting Tonight, Monday, November 23, starting after the 5:30 p.m. Teaching and Learning Committee is finished in the cafetorium of John S. Martinez, 100 James St.
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QUINNIPIAC SCHOOL EDUCATOR STEPHANIE WHITE NAMED TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Long time educator demonstrates superior leadership and student engagement
NEW HAVEN – New Haven Public Schools is excited to announce its 2016 Teacher of the Year, Stephanie White. She will be honored by Superintendent Harries at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, November 9th. White is the Discovery Room Teacher and a Curriculum Facilitator through the Professional Educators Program at Quinnipiac STEM Magnet School. White is beyond exemplary in her work with teachers across grade levels as well as engagement with students. She is a member of the School Wide Leadership Team and developed and implemented the afterschool Robotics Program for students in grades 3 & 4.
Ms. White is a revolutionary instructional practitioner who is constantly seeking ways to improve her instruction in order to meet the needs of her students. The nature of Ms. White's position is collaborative and innovative. She works with the teachers in each grade level to develop and implement STEM Units with a real-world Math focus. She works tirelessly to meet the needs of teachers and students to ensure they are receiving the best education.
Her classroom is a mecca for inspiration, innovation, hands on activities and unique learning experiences. Her passion for teaching is evident the second you enter her classroom and is contagious. She encourages those around her to go above and beyond their duties to bring their "A-game" daily to our students. Ms. White loves what she teaches and most importantly, she loves whom she teaches.
She was awarded a $56,000 grant from Discover Video in Wallingford for Quinnipiac School for technology equipment to be used at the school. The grant will allow the school to stream videos of student work via smart phones, tablets, and computers so that families can engage in their children's learning and support the larger school community in accessing information.
Three outstanding teachers came in as finalists for the award this year: Chevaunne Breland (English—James Hillhouse High School), Gary Aurora (Social Studies—Hyde School of Health Sciences & Sports Medicine), and Cara Mortillo (Math—Adult Education).
One of the district’s nationally recognized School Change Initiative priorities is educator talent. In efforts to develop and recognize our high quality teachers the district has implemented TEVAL, an evaluation system that cultivates a culture of professional excellence and supports growth and collaboration among staff. White is an Exemplary teacher who recently went through the validation process in TEVAL.
“I congratulate Ms. White and all of the teachers who inspire their students and lead within their schools. Ms. White epitomizes the dedication, talent and leadership needed to make the students feel valued and help them rise to success. Through her work as the Discovery Room Teacher and a Curriculum Facilitator in the Professional Educator Program, she has engaged staff and students and expanded the STEM work being done across the District and I am proud she is a New Haven Public School educator,” said Garth Harries, Superintendent of Schools.
New Haven Independent coverage, click here.
New Haven Register coverage, click here.
November 5, 2015
NEW HAVEN LEADERS, COMMUNITY MEMBERS & STUDENTS GATHER FOR BOWEN FIELD ANNOUNCEMENT
Bowen Field renovation announcement just in time for Thanksgiving Elm City Bowl
Leaders and community members from New Haven and beyond gather Thursday, November 5th 9:00 a.m. for a special announcement of the newly-renovated Bowen Field, home of Hillhouse High School field and community recreation.
Mayor Toni N. Harp and Superintendent Garth Harries joined with New Haven alders, city and school officials and community for the energetic ceremony, which featured performances by the Hillhouse drum line and dancers and the Wilbur Cross marching band and cheerleaders. with support from the Hillhouse football and track and field teams.
Bowen Field’ renovations include a new state-of-the-art turf field, eight-lane track, new bleachers, locker rooms, lights and other amenities. The renovation project was eagerly anticipated in time for the 2015 Elm City Bowl football game between Hillhouse and Wilbur Cross high schools; a New Haven tradition that happens every year on Thanksgiving and is anticipated to be competed to receive the community on this special occasion.
“I am thrilled that we will have a field that Hillhouse and all New Haven students and community members can be proud of – and I am even more thrilled that we will have it in time for the Elm City Bowl this year. Thanks to our partners who made this happen, including the New Haven delegation that created the possibility and the construction team that delivered in time.” said Superintendent Garth Harries.
“Bowen Field and the Elm City Bowl are two cornerstones of New Haven and Thanksgiving tradition, and to reunite them again this year is to restore order in this one important aspect of city life,” Mayor Toni N. Harp said. “We’re certainly grateful to all local parties involved in this renovation project, and to the city’s legislative delegation and the state for invaluable financial assistance.”
In August, the project was awarded a $4.8 million grant from Governor Dannel P. Malloy and the state of Connecticut to cover the cost of cleanup of the site before construction can begin. The project has recently received final approval from the EPA for the preconstruction remediation plan. The total cost of the Bowen Field project is about $12 million, with much of the cost reimbursable through state school construction grants.
Bowen Field is used by James Hillhouse High School as well as other New Haven high school athletic programs. The field also sees significant use from the community for recreational and exercise programs. The Bowen Field renovation project is part of New Haven’s landmark $1.7 billion school construction program. Launched in 1995, the program has overseen the construction or renovation of 37 new schools.
The architecture firm on the Bowen Field project is the S/L/A/M Collaborative. The construction manager is O&G Industries and Gilbane Building Company is the manager of the School Construction Program.