NHPS Celebrations as of 4/17/15

NHPS Celebrations
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·         College Enrollment Up 8 Points- Mayor Toni Harp and Superintendent Garth Harries visited Hill Regional Career High School on April 10 for the College Summit App-a-thon and to announce an 8-point increase in fall college enrollment this year. Our College Summit peer leaders are leading the way for the next class of college-bound graduates by teaching them how to use apps that help students navigate easily through the college application process access college application and scholarship information at the College App-a-thon. To read Independent Article, click here  
·         The City that Reads- My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, various community partners and volunteers from around the city swept the streets of Newhallville with over 700 donated books to talk about the importance of reading. This New Haven collective pushed forward with one mission in mind, to make New Haven the “City that Reads” - one knock at time. New Haven Public Schools is proud of the collaborative effort to ensure that all students and parents are equipped with resources for success.  To read the Independent Article, click here  
·         Robo Champs!- FIRST Team 558, Robo Squad from Hill Regional Career High school has been working intensely since January 3, to design, build, program and test their robot for this year's FRC competition, RECYCLE RUSH. Robots score points by stacking shipping totes on scoring platforms on their side of the field, topping those stacks with recycling containers, and properly disposing of litter. After receiving the NE District Championship Chairman’s Award the team will be traveling with Southington High School’s First Team 195 to St. Louis, MO for the FIRST Championship, April 22-25. For more information, click here. For photos of the team, click here. 
·         Teacher honored with health award- Metropolitan Business Academy science teacher Christopher Willems received the 2015 Ira V. Hiscock Award. Chris is a tireless advocate for decreasing health disparities and improving the quality of life of our students, their families and communities. His commitment to public health and well-being of others will be honored at an awards breakfast on May 29th. For more information, click here. 
·         TAPS Award Nominations- The time has come where you take the time to send us your stories of teachers, administrators, parents, support staff and community partners who go above and beyond in their efforts to help all kids rise to success and support New Haven Public Schools. Please use the link below to submit an electronic 2015 TAPS Award Nomination Form or access via intranet. This year’s TAPS Awards ceremony will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. on June 2nd at Hill Central School. For 2015 TAPS Award Nomination Form, click here. Applications are due by Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015.
We thank you for your interest in TAPS and appreciate you taking the time to acknowledge the great works of many supporting New Haven Public Schools!
 If you have good news to celebrate, please email Latrice Hampton