Weekly NHPS Celebrations

New Haven Public Schools Celebrations: 

  • Togetherness- Today, NHPS staff recognize and honor “World Autism Awareness Day.” Staff from Lincoln Bassett, Helene Grant, Barnard, Bishop Woods, Quinnipiac, and Brennan-Rogers are wearing T-shirts that read, “Together we can do so much.” The shirts are designed to engage people in dialogue and promote unity, understanding and appreciation of the uniqueness that students with autism bring to New Haven Public Schools. On Sunday May 3rd the staff will participate in the ASRC Walk in Wallingford. For information on how to join, click here.


  • Restorative Practices - The Hechinger Report​ writes about the impact of trauma-sensitive student discipline practices told through the lens of work happening at Metropolitan Business Academy. NHPS is moving toward restorative practices as a more holistic way to engage and support students. Click the link to read the story on the Hechinger Report: How can high schools lower suspension rates and raise graduation rates? 


  • Student Success (STEM)-The U.S. First FRC Team Robo Squad 558 from Hill Regional Career High School is headed to the New England District Championship. This extraordinary team were finalists and won the Team Spirit Award in a Waterbury Competition, and the most prestigious Chairman’s Award in Rhode Island  for embodying the purpose and goals of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and representing a model for other teams to emulate. To view the Robo Squad 558, click here. To learn about competition, click here.


  • Celebrating Latino Leaders- Evelyn Robles-Rivas, principal of Hooker K-2 School, was honored by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven as part of their “Celebrating Latino Leaders” series. To learn of this distinguished leader, click here.


  • Academic Innovation and Leadership Award- Principal of ESUMS, Medria Blue-Ellis received the Academic Innovation and Leadership award from The Connecticut Technology Council for her curriculum expertise, creative thinking, mentorship, and encouragement of female students to excel in STEM manifests such as the 2014 Verizon App Challenge State Finalist. For more information, click here.


  • Engaged Parents- Nathan Hale parents worked with the school to start an afterschool program, “Nathan Hale Highfliers,” in the fall of 2014. They now have about 130 students from pre-K through fifth grade. The program runs with the help of volunteers and community supporters. The after-school program not only further enhances the students’ growth development, but provides an avenue for eighth-grade and high school students to engage their young peers in purposeful learning. To read the Independent article, click here.

If you have good news to celebrate, please email Latrice Hampton @ latrice.hampton@new-haven.k12.ct.us
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