NHPS Celebrations as of 6/12/15

New Haven Public Schools Celebrations:

  • Elected Student Representatives- Rising junior, Kimberly Sullivan and rising senior, Coral Ortiz have been elected to serve as Student Representatives on the 2015 New Haven Board of Education. We are excited to be moving forward and give students the opportunity to have a stronger impact on their own education. To read the Independent article, click here


  • Adult Ed Graduation- The students of the graduating Class of 2015 of the Adult & Continuing Education Center told stories of trials and triumphs during their graduation at the Shubert Theatre on June 9th. The ceremony was filled with jubilant student speeches, tears of joy, and shouts of pride. The district is proud of the graduating class and wishes them continued success as they move to higher heights on their educational journey. To read New Haven Independent article, click here. 


  • Health & Wellness- The New Haven Independent features the 2015 Health & Wellness Summit. To read the article, click here. 


  • CT Innovation Expo- Congratulations to the 17 teams from 3 New Haven high schools who competed Saturday, June 6, 2015  at the Connecticut Innovation Expo at Hartford’s XL Center. These teams from science, STEM, technology and health classes worked on year long Skills 21 challenges and presented their solutions to judges and the public in the annual daylong event. The event is sponsored by the Center for 21st Century Skills at Education Connection, and is the culmination of a long term partnership with New Haven Public Schools. Links to all the teams’ projects and solutions can be found at: www.innovationexpo.skills21.org. For list of NHPS awards & photos, click here.


  • Metro takes the Championship- Metropolitan Business Academy won the Alternative Small School League championship win 33-31. They defeated a well coached Common Ground High School team that fought to the buzzer with a last second three pointer that was off the mark. To view a photo, click here.



  • Schoolyard Habitats- East Rock Community Magnet School, Worthington Hooker Elementary School, Edgewood Magnet School, Barnard Environmental Studies Magnet School, and Columbus Family Academy have created beautiful new schoolyard habitats. These schools received a grant allowing them to create urban habitats as part of the New Haven Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership. To read media advisory, click here. To read Independent article on East Rock, click here.


  • Cheerleading Team partnerships- Wilbur Cross High School and Cromwell High School have partnered up as they enter the competitive ranks within their states. The two teams have developed a strong relationship sharing practice spaces, dinner, team colors and letters, and even uniforms. They function as a family helping each other apply their make-up and hair dressings. To read of this cheerful partnership, click here. 


  • Mauro & Shakespeare- The students of Mauro Sheridan hosted a production of Henry IV with the Elm Shakespeare Company. This was made possible through an afterschool program which has continued to expand as the students take great interest in theatrical studies. To read the Independent article, click here.

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