NHPS Celebrations as of 5/8/15

New Haven Public Schools Celebrations: 

  • Teacher Appreciation Week- Superintendent Garth Harries via an address on Monday, May 4th honored the phenomenal educators who dedicate their lives to servicing the students of NHPS. He is proud of the many accomplishments the district has seen as a result of their commitment. To read Supt. Harries message, click here.


  • Student Teacher Appreciation- The PTO at Quinnipiac School encouraged parents to have their children write a note to their teacher in honor of them this week. To read a student note given to a teacher at Quinnipiac, click here.


  • STEM & Career Pathway Collaboration- The City of New Haven and Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) joined in a partnership to create a new pathway to bioscience careers. NHPS will leverage the partnership to support teachers and students learning and teaching STEM in the classroom and boost the number of students graduating on to pursue STEM careers, like New Haven Promise Scholar Katherine Perez, of SCSU.

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  • Bilingual Reading- New Haven Independent featured the “Building Bridges” program where high school students from Hill Regional Career High School mentor students of John S. Martinez on a weekly basis to improve their reading skills. Teen mentors foster close-knit bonds and encourage their younger peers to succeed in a struggling area. Half of the students in the program have boosted their reading scores and are on the track to excelling. To read the article, click here.


  • Connecticut Invention Convention- Congratulations to the 17 New Haven Public School students who attended the Annual Connecticut Invention Convention at the University of Connecticut, Saturday, May 2. Six of the competing students received honorable awards. Students throughout the district worked diligently, competed at the school level, and succeeded to compete with over 950 students from around the state. For highlights and photo’s, click here.  


  • CT Arts Administrators Association- Dr. Abie Benitez, Imma Canelli, David Greco (Arte, Inc.) and Ruben Rodriguez (Yale School of Music) are being recognized  for their arts advocacy and contributions to the New Haven Public Schools district program. To read of their contributions, click here.  


  • News 8 Everyday MVP- Amber Fearnley, a high school senior at Sound School, is a very humble and caring student volunteer who has organized pet food collections for “Help Willies Friends”, volunteers at the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter in Branford, and has performed a number of wildlife preservation services. Amber will be attending the University of New Hampshire to study Biology this fall. To learn more, click here.


  • BOOST! Collaboration -NHPS celebrated five years of community partnership with the United Way of Greater New Haven on May 7th at Wexler-Grant School. The partnership afforded schools the resources to help improve reading scores, strengthen social-emotional supports through meditation and yoga, parent engagement, and bringing in community partners and additional resources to foster a great learning environment for New Haven Public Schools students. We are grateful for the support United Way has offered to the district as part of the school reform initiative. To read the Independent article, click here.


  • JC Music Educator of the Year Award- Congratulations to Rich Manning this year's recipient of this JC Music Educator of the year award. Manning was selected for sharing the passion of becoming a skilled musician with his students at Jepson Music Program. For more information on the award, click here.

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