New Haven Public Schools Celebrations

  • Partnering with Elm City Communities – Elm City Communities, the city’s Housing Authority, and New Haven Public Schools forged a new partnership that will allow sharing of important student data, including attendance records, academic records, and disciplinary status, all with the goal of supporting students on the path to a positive future. For more information, click here


  • Redesign of Alternative Schools- The mayor, city officials, superintendent of schools, administrators, and parents took a field trip to New York City on Tuesday to learn about alternative schools that are having a positive impact on student outcomes. The purpose of the visit was to inform district efforts to redesign our alternative school system and view models of alternative educational settings that positively engage students who may face challenges. For read the story in the New Haven Independent, click here. 


  •  Earth Day- Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro visited Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet School on Tuesday to help 2nd graders plant begonias for the spring in honor of Earth Day. The students shared the importance of rich soil and how plants help clean the air. DeLauro was impressed with the abundance of eager students raising their hands to answer questions on endangered species, and to learn of the Atlantic salmon being raised in-house. To view photos of event, click here.

  •   News 8 Everyday MVP- Jaylin Armfield, student at King Robinson Magnet School, received an assignment to do a project that helps the community. She loves fashion, and with the assistance of teachers, she found an organization called “Little Dresses for Africa”. Jaylin applied her passion and decided to turn pillow cases into beautiful dresses to help clothe orphans in Africa with the help of some friends. At the end of the school year, the dresses will be shipped out to the Little Dresses organization to support needy young girls in Africa. Watch the video to see some of Jaylin’s dresses.


  • Coach of the Year- John Acquavita, Head Coach of Wilbur Cross High School, has received the 2015 Coach of the Year Award for being the football coach with the most wins in New Haven Public Schools history. Longtime teacher/coach, John has an extensive history with New Haven Public Schools Athletics serving as assistant coach at James Hillhouse High School, head coach at Hyde School of Health Sciences and Sports Medicine winning three Class S State Championships in 2000, 2004 & 2005, and currently head football coach at Wilbur Cross High School for seven seasons. John will be recognized at the 51st Annual Coaches Recognition Dinner on May 14th at The Aqua Turf Club. For more information, click here 

 To access past celebrations, click here
If you have any good news to celebrate, please email the Communications Dept.


The Institute Library, The Future Project, The New Haven Museum, and New Haven Public Schools Present THE WORD: The Third Annual Citywide Youth Poetry Jams, Thursday April 23rd - Friday, April 24th
New Haven, Connecticut, April 10, 2015 –
On Thursday April 23rd and Friday April 24th, THE WORD: A Citywide Youth Poetry Jam will expand for the third time as a showcase for middle school and high school poets, in partnership with The Institute Library, The Future Project, The New Haven Museum, and New Haven Public Schools.
Thursday April 23rd: Culminating multi-week poetry residencies with award-winning hip-hop poet and educator Aaron Jafferis and spoken word artist J-Sun, the April 23rd event will feature 5th-8th grade students from Columbus, Edgewood and Fair Haven schools, as well as the Co-Op High School poetry slam team and other special guests. The middle school poetry jam will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 23rd at the Co-Op Theatre, 177 College Street, with doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Friday April 24th: Coordinated by The Future Project’s Movement Director Sarah Tankoos, The Institute Library’s Youth Organizer Elizabeth Larkin, THE WORD’s Aaron Jafferis, and a team of 30 high school students, the April 24 event will feature the original poetry of students from 16 New Haven high schools as well as performances by NHPS alumni. Hosted by the New Haven Museum, the event will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The New Haven Museum on 114 Whitney Avenue, with doors and exhibits open at 5:00 p.m. There will be light appetizers and snacks available.
More information about the event is available at: 
The video of 2014’s THE WORD is available at:
Students involved in THE WORD high school jam represent: Hillhouse, Riverside Academy, New Horizons, High School in the Community, Wilbur Cross, Hill Regional Career High School, New Haven Academy, Metropolitan Business Academy, Co-Op, Sound School, New Light, Hyde School, Common Ground, ESUMS, Amistad Academy, and Eli Whitney Technical School.
The Institute Library launched The Word in January 2013 to enhance poetry education in New Haven public school classrooms. Directed by award-winning hip-hop poet, playwright, and educator Aaron Jafferis, the program is intended to help close Connecticut's achievement gap in education and energize our city's youth through the power of poetic expression. Building on the experiences of its teaching artists and origins of its host institution, the Institute Library, The Word has helped students learn to read, critique, write, and perform poetry in a variety of traditional and nontraditional forms, from Japanese haiku and Nerudean odes to intricate hip-hop poems. The Word is sponsored with grants from Seedlings Foundation and New Alliance Foundation.
To learn more about the Institute Library, please visit or
The Future Project is a national nonprofit organization to inspire young people to live lives of passion and purpose. By sending full-time Dream Directors into high schools, The Future Project empowers students with the confidence and skills to discover their passions, pursue their dreams, and transform their schools and communities from the inside out. Using an innovative student-centered and project-based approach in group workshops, personalized coaching, and school-wide events, The Future Project ignites the passions of young people and prepares them for the 21st century. The creativity, innovation, and leadership of the students themselves transform their schools and communities into more vibrant and innovative places to learn, live, and thrive.
To learn more about The Future Project, please visit or
New Haven Museum: Founded in 1862 as the New Haven Colony Historical Society to preserve the history and traditions of the Greater New Haven region, the New Haven Museum (NHM) stimulates inquiry, increases understanding, and fosters appreciation of the history and heritage of our locale. Through its collections, exhibitions, programs and outreach, the Museum brings more than 375 years of New Haven history to life. The Museum is located in downtown New Haven at 114 Whitney Avenue.
To learn more about the New Haven Museum, please visit or or call (203) 562-4183.


New Haven Public School Summer Programs
NHPS K-5 Summer Academy
SOAR Grade 6-8 Math and Science Program


Building Leaders
Certified Teachers
Non-Certified Teachers

(Applicants must be available to work all program dates.)
Starting Date: July 6, 2015
Ending Date: July 31, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM or 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Training Date: Thursday June 25th
Site: Nathan Hale School
Time: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Mandatory Training: All staff hired must attend training

For application, Click Here -APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2015

Do not apply on Applitrack. Applicants who wish to apply for the above positions may return all applications and copies of certification via postal mail or interoffice mail only to:

Jennifer Walsh
Edgewood School 
737 Edgewood Avenue
New Haven CT 06515


Bridget Hardy
Edgewood School 
737 Edgewood Avenue
New Haven CT 06515

NOTE: FAXED applications will NOT BE ACCEPTED.

If you have questions or need additional information, communicate with Ms. Walsh or Ms. Hardy by email only, phone calls will not be accepted. 


What: Creative Minds The Art of New Haven Youth
When: April 30th (Opening Reception)- May 31st, 2015
Where: 19 Grand Ave., 06513
Exhibition will open Saturdays & Sundays noon- 5:oo p.m.
Other times are by appointment, call (203) 946-8687
*Free parking lot, up one block on Grand Avenue
For flyer, Click Here
Presented by New Haven Public Schools Performing & Visual Arts Department & Arte Inc.


This Friday is Family Fit and Fun Night @ Mauro Sheridan  from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. Come out for some fitness fun every 4th Friday of the month. A healthy family is a happy family.
To view flyer, English & Español