NHPS Celebrations as of 5/22/15

New Haven Public Schools Celebrations:

  • Title I Awards- On May 20th, the Title I Parent Advisory Council recognized students in Title I schools who have been exemplary in attendance and citizenship, and demonstrated most improvement in reading and math during the 2014-15 school year. The dinner ceremony was held at Wilbur Cross High School and reflected the districts dedication to celebrating the growth our students make. The ceremony for grades 5-12 will be held on June 11th 4:45 p.m. at Wilbur Cross High School Auditorium. For photos, click here.  


  • Student Board Elections- Students running for two seats on the New Haven Board of Education spoke at a forum at Conte West Hills on May 19th. The students voiced their reasons for running and opinions on questions posed from the election team and audience members. To read an Independent article, click here. To read Register article, click here.  


  • College Summit Awards- Congratulations to two students from ESUMS, who were awarded the only two College Summit Peer Leader Awards in Connecticut. Edgar Diaz who will be attending the University of New Haven was awarded the College Summit Peer Leader of the Year Award and was gifted with a laptop. Elliot Rivera Rodriguez was awarded the College Summit Peer Leader’ first ever Half Scholarship to Quinnipiac University totaling $80,000 by the completion of his four years. For photos of the award ceremony, click here.


  • Sigma Pi Phi Scholarship- Two James Hillhouse High School students - Ashanti Smith who will be attending Hampton University and Janelle Cooper who will attend Tuskegee University - received a $30,000 scholarship from the New Haven chapter of Sigma Pi Phi an African American Greek letter fraternity. To read the Register article, click here.


  • Excellence in Education Award- Nathaniel Bradshaw, teacher of Wilbur Cross High School ProStart Program was awarded a $5,000 scholarship from Golden Corral Restaurant for his dedication to his students and countless hours spent creating summer and after-school programs. To read Register article, click here.  


  • Strong Discovery Labs- City and school leaders gathered at Strong 21st Century Communications Magnet Lab School this week to announce an exciting partnership with the Connecticut Science Center to promote STEM and to create discovery labs in schools. The lab promotes hands on learning and opens a creative gateway for students to explore their scientific curiosity. Students learn to construct airplanes, magnetic science, and the beginnings of electronic communications tools. To read Independent article, click here. 


  • NHPD Student Forum- A conversation aimed to build relationships in a comfortable setting was a beneficial experience for both the New Haven Police Department and the students of Wilbur Cross High School as they discussed tensions between law enforcement and the community. To view a video by NBC CT, click here. 

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