NHPS Celebrations as of 6/5/15

New Haven Public Schools Celebrations: 

  • 2015 TAPS Award Ceremony- On Tuesday, June 2nd at Hill Central School the district honored parents, teachers, administrators, support staff, community partners, and innovators who go above and beyond in their efforts to help all kids rise to success at the 2015 TAPS Award Ceremony. Photos of the award ceremony are available on the districts Flickr page.
  • Health and Wellness Summit- On Wednesday, June 3rd NHPS held the first Health and Wellness Summit to raise awareness about the importance and impact of creating healthy learning and working environments for all students and staff. The summit included highlights of NHPS health and wellness initiatives as well as stories about how schools are embracing the notion that healthy kids are good learners. To view list of awards, click here.
  • Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award- Alfred Meadows, Jr., of Wilbur Cross High School received the National History Day’s Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award for using creative teaching methods that interest students in history and helps them make exciting discoveries about the past. For official press release, click here.
  • ‘I Rise’ student of the month for June-DeJuan Ward, a senior at New Light High School, is Supt. Harries’ ‘I Rise’ student of the month for June. DeJuan is a true example of a turnaround story. He embodies the resilient vision New Light works to instill in its students to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. You will hear DeJuan speaking about his accomplishments throughout the month on 94.3 WYBC! To learn more of this student on the rise, click here. To nominate a student you believe is deserving of this honor, click here.
  • Student Board Elections- New Haven Public Schools held our first election of student representatives on June 4th and June 5th. The elected rising junior and senior will serve on next year’s Board of Education. This process will strengthen youth voice in New Haven Public Schools and give students an opportunity to have a stronger impact on their own education. To learn more about the candidates, click here. 


  • Healthy Schools Award- Four New Haven Public Schools: King-Robinson IB Magnet School, Nathan Hale Elementary School, Christopher Columbus, and East Rock Magnet School have been granted the Bronze National Healthy Schools Award from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Their evidence-based initiative helps to create and sustain healthy environments where students can learn better and flourish. Their goal is to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits. For more information on the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program, visit their website.
  • Citywide Parent Meeting- An award ceremony honoring parents for their impactful engagement in their schools was held by the Citywide Parent Meeting on June 4th. Parent engagement is at the core of the School Change Initiative and the vision of student success. For photo, click here.
  • Dance Springfest Concert- Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School held a dance concert on June 3rd at the Shubert Theatre. Supporters filled both levels of the theatre to watch performances varying from contemporary, ballet, hip-hop, and African dance choreography. For photos, click here. 

If you have good news to celebrate, please email Latrice Hampton
For more celebrations visit the NHPS Celebrations Page