Weekly NHPS Celebrations as of 5/15/15

New Haven Public Schools Celebrations:

  • New Haven Science Fair- Hundreds of students from New Haven Public Schools gathered on Tuesday, May 12th to show off their science projects at the 21st Annual New Haven Science Fair at Woosley Hall. Projects covered a wide variety of subjects from environment to health and technology. For complete project list of Science Fair Awardees, click here. To access coverage from attending media, click here.


  • NAACP Freedom Fund- The greater New Haven 98th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner on Thursday, May 14 at the Omni Hotel at Yale acknowledged members of our community who share the NAACP’s vision of a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race and serve accordingly, and celebrating college-bound young people who are succeeding against the odds. ESUMS Principal, Medria Blue-Ellis received the Educators Award. College scholarships went to Jayla Manning, a senior at Hill Regional Career; Michaela Mathis, a senior honor student at Hill Regional Career; Jessica Simone Bromwell, of  Hill Regional Career; Jamir Doc Esdaile, who attends Wilbur Cross High School; Moshema Hull, a senior at Common Ground High School; Shannon Miller, a student at Hill Regional.  To read the New Haven Register article and view photos, click here. To read Independent article, click here.


  • Best Ranked H.S- The U.S. News & World Report Best Connecticut High Schools list ranked two New Haven Public Schools among the top 40. Hill Regional Career High School ranked #38 and Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School ranked #39. The report measured each school’s student teacher ratio, college readiness, and mathematics and reading proficiency average. To view list, click here.


  • CT Pre-Engineering Program-On On May 2nd  the Engineering and Science University Magnet School’s 8th grade CPEP team won 6 medals at the capstone event held at Western Connecticut State University’s. Of the team of 15 students; Amir-Hizami Anuar won first place for Math and third place for chess, Prastik Mohanraj won second place Math. Luca Coletta, Justin Duprey and Diego Roseta (all three in one team) won first place in the Egg Drop contest. To learn of all the competing students, click here. For competition information, click here.


  • Student BOE Elections- Students campaigning for a seat on the Board of Education attended the Board Meeting on May 11th to discuss methods for improving bilingual education and to witness the agenda of the meeting. The students are being engaged and mentored to serve as a leading voice for the student body. To read the Independent article, click here.


  • International Honors- Thomas Mitchell, an Administrative Intern at Clinton Avenue School and Doctoral Candidate at Southern CT State University, was recognized and validated by SCSU to be on the Golden Key International Honour Society, given his 3.90 gpa, community service in churches, schools. This prestigious honor reflects the top 15% of academicians’ worldwide. To view certificate, click here.


  • NHPS Alumni- 2014 NHPS graduate of Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School Rachel Zwick is working as Production Assistant for the Shubert Theater Musical, “Matilda”.  She is a passionate about the performing arts previously serving as an intern, and counselor for two theater summer camp. To read an article, click here.


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For more celebrations visit the NHPS Celebrations Page