Congratulations to the over 20 New Haven Public Schools students who competed and those below who received awards at the past weeks CT State Science Fair at Quinnipiac University!

See WTNH Coverage here.

Maya Gerardi, Grade 12, Wilbur Cross, 1st Place High School Physical Science (and a repeat trip to Intel International Science Fair), Finalist Women in Science Award, 2nd Place High School Urban Challenge, 1st Place Physical Science CT Academy of Science Award of Excellence for “Synthesis and Separation of a Chiral Compound"


Carlin Eswarakumar, Grade 11 Wilbur Cross, Finalist Life Science High School, Finalist Urban Challenge High School, American Psychological Special Award, IEEE Honorable Mention for “Do rewards affect near-electrical resistance?"


Athena Brown, Grade 7 Worthington Hooker, 1st Place Life Science 7th Grade, Finalist Middle School Women In Science, 3rd Place Middle School Urban Challenge, Finalist and 1st Place 7th Grade, Environmental Science Special Award, 1st Place 7th Grade Alexion Biotechnology, NHPS Environmental Award for “Underwater Battle"


Matilda Pethrick, Grade 7 from Betsy Ross Received 5th Place Physical Science 7th grade, 4th Place Middle School Urban Challenge, 3rd Place Middle School Environmental Award, 1st Place Middle School Energize Energy Award, 3rd Place Middle School Future award, Ricoh Special Award, Young Woman Scientist Award, Link Energy Special Award for “From Biomass to BioGas"


Kendall Evans, Grade 8 from Betsy Ross, 5th Place 8th Grade Life Science for “Brushing Bacteria”


Kaylee Fitzgerald, Grade 8 from Betsy Ross, Physical Sciences 8th grade finalist and USAirForce Special Award for “Hovercraft”


Josiah Williamson, Grade 7 Betsy Ross, Physical Sciences 7th grade Finalists, and Middle School Urban Challenge Finalist for “Clean Up Your Act"


Katherine Van Tassel, Grade 8 Worthington Hooker Demos Special Award for “Burning Calories”


Good Morning to My New Haven Public Schools’ Students, Families, Faculty, Administration, Staff and Community Partners:
This is your Superintendent, Dr. Carol D. Birks. Like many of you are in late August, I am full of excitement, because today marks my first day serving as your Superintendent. I am extremely grateful, honored, and humbled. Over the course, of the next 90 days of my tenure, I will visit every school, I will conduct Listening and Learning tours, host Town Hall Meetings and Coffee Conversations throughout the community to begin to cultivate relationships, and to learn about the strengths, areas of growth, and opportunities to shape our District’s continuous improvement efforts.
I invite you to join me as we continue to honor and build on our past as we create a New Beginning together for New Haven Public Schools. We have so much to be proud of in our schools. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to serve alongside our students, Board Members, administrators, educators, staff, community partners, and all of you to fulfill our promise to ensure that each of our students can learn, achieve, and rise to a bright future.
Please follow me on Twitter @NewHavenSuper as I begin my journey! Have a great day!
Buenos Días a Mis Estudiantes y Familias de Las Escuelas Públicas de New Haven:
Esta es su Superintendente, Dra. Carol D Birks. Hoy me siento como muchos de ustedes se sienten a finales de agosto, estoy entusiasmada por que hoy marca mi primer día como su Superintendente. Estoy sumamente agradecida y honrada. Durante los próximos 90 días estaré visitando las escuelas para escuchar y aprender sobre cada una de ellas. También tendré conversaciones con la comunidad para comenzar a cultivar una relación y aprender sobre las fortalezas, áreas de crecimiento y oportunidades que le darán forma a nuestro distrito en su continuo esfuerzo para mejorar.
Les invito a que se unan a mí para que continuemos honrando y construyendo en nuestro pasado mientras creamos juntos un nuevo comienzo para Las Escuelas Públicas de New Haven. Hay muchas cosas de las que debemos de estar orgullosos en nuestras escuelas. Soy afortunada en tener la oportunidad de servir junto a nuestros estudiantes, miembros de la junta, administradores, educadores, personal, colaboradores comunitarios y todos ustedes para lograr nuestra promesa y asegurarnos de que cada uno de nuestros estudiantes aprenda y logre un futuro mejor.
Por favor sígame en Twitter@NewHavenSuper, según comienzo mi jornada. Tengan un buen día.


What an amazing performance by the Cross Culinary and Management teams on Friday March 16, 2018 at the CT ProStart Invitational hosted at Gateway Community College with both student teams winning the competition!
These two teams have been committed to planning, cooking, writing, researching, and practicing their dishes and building their restaurant since September and their hard work and dedication paid off! Collectively both teams won almost $70,000 in scholarship money.
Both teams will be competing in Maine for the regional New England competition this coming weekend (if the weather permits).
The National ProStart Invitational will take place the last weekend of April in Providence, Rhode Island! What an amazing opportunity for our students to represent Connecticut, in New England, for the National competition. Please consider a day trip to see what this competition is all about since it is taking place almost in your backyard. The national competition will take place from April 27th to April 29th.
Thank you to all the staff for your continued support during this journey and we thank you in advance for your continued support over the next few weeks as we gear up for our last competitions of the year. 
Please make sure to congratulate the members of the Wilbur Cross Culinary and Management teams for a job well done!
Tyangela Booker
Haneefah Burrell
Kyle Sundland
Francelis Matos
Camila Catota
Janaishia Taylor
Brenda Solis
Kayla Rose
Denaysia Gumbs
Eva Perez
Thank you,
Chef Bradshaw, Ms. Lapidus and Mr. Latella


See coverage of the Career Lady Panthers Class M Hoops Title quest here.
Go Lady Panthers!  Come watch the game and cheer them on at Mohegan Sun 3:00 p.m. Saturday.


See media coverage of the various NHPS High School student marches below.
All actions were conducted responsibly in coordination with school officials to allow for student and staff voices to be heard.  Lesson plans and school activities focused on relevant issues and the marches and student actions were inspiring.
See WFBS coverage of the Cross March here.
See New Haven Indpendent coverage of the Cross March here.
See coverage of the COOP march in the New Haven Independent here.
See New Haven Register coverage of Marches across the City and State here.