Beginning Monday, May 23, the public will have a chance to vote for New Haven Academy to receive the Lawrence W. O’Toole Award in recognition of their innovative education practices in New England. The award is named in honor of The Nellie Mae Education Foundation‘s founding president and CEO to honor an individual who has demonstrated great leadership in advancing student-centered learning throughout New England.
The award nominee with the most votes will receive a $100,000 grant for their respective school to continue the advancement of student-centered approaches to learning for all students. The public can view video profiles and vote for a winner from Monday, May 23rd at 12:00 p.m. EST until Friday, June 3, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. EST at: http://studentsatthecenterhub.org/award-nominees/
Spring Into High School is an annual event coordinated by our school counselors to help ease the transition into high school for all of our eighth grade middle school students. The students become excited about beginning their high school careers as they learn about the various academic and extra-curricular activities presented by students and staff from their potential high school.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Latrice Hampton (203) 907-6618 (cell)
New Haven Public School Students Are Inventing!
(NEW HAVEN) – Over two dozen students from New Haven Public Schools: Engineering & Science University Magnet School (ESUMS), Quinnipiac Real World Math School, and Ross-Woodward Classical Studies Magnet School participated in the Connecticut State Invention Convention on Saturday, April 30th. Two students from ESUMS: Arya Bariat and Charlotte Chen, went on to the National Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo in Washington, DC on Thursday, May 21st.
At the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo event, Arya Bariat, 8th grader at ESUMS took 3rd place in grade 7/8 Division. The Most Patentable Invention Award from Cantor Colburn was awarded to Araya for his project: C02E- The Conversion of Pollutant C02 Emissions: An invention to convert pollutant CO2 emissions into energy!
At the Connecticut Invention Convention Arya Bariat was a recognized inventor and received a CT Environmental Forum Award, a Best Invention Henry J. Link Family Award for showing innovation in technology and a Lincoln Financial Presidential Award for best invention benefiting community and society.
Charlotte Chen, 8th grader from ESUMS, will be honored as winner of the CT Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) award at an annual dinner May 24, 2016. She also received a CT Science & Engineering Fair Award for her project Clean Door at the Connecticut Invention Convention.
At the Connecticut Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo the Alexion Pharmaceuticals Best Biotechnology Awards went to 4th graders: Brianna Edwards from Ross Woodward, and Danielle Grant and Lovley Murphy of Quinnipiac.
Other recognized Connecticut Inventors were: 7th grader Rachna Vipparla of ESUMS, 1st grader Angel Padilla of Quinnipiac, 4th grader Cody Patten of Quinnipiac, and 4th grader Ty'Onna Jones of Ross Woodward.
“Richard Therrien, NHPS Science Supervisor “Invention Convention is one of several STEM events and competitions New Haven students participate in every year. They continue to amaze use with their creativity and application of STEM skills, and further prove that New Haven students are rising to change the world!”
The New Haven Federation of Teachers, Local 933 released a Special Edition of the Advance newsletter featuring a conversation around planning and implementing restorative practices in the New Haven Public Schools for the first two years. To read the article, click here.
There will be a Board of Education meeting tonight Monday, May 23, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Beecher School Cafetorium, 100 Jewell St., New Haven, CT.