NHPS Celebrations as of 7/24/15

New Haven Public Schools Celebrations

  • Welcome New Leaders- Congratulations to Heriberto Cordero and Matt Brown, on leadership appointments at Fair Haven School (Cordero) and High School in the Community (Brown). To read the New Haven Independent article and learn about their background, click here.


  • Student Reps Sworn In- Mayor Toni Harp swore in two newly elected student representatives - Coral Ortiz and Kimberly Sullivan - at the board meeting on Monday, July 20th. These two new seats provide students the opportunity to have a stronger impact on their own education. To read the New Haven Independent article, click here.


  • Veteran Mentoring- Veterans Empowering Teens Through Support (VETTS) received a $30,000 grant from the state Department of Veteran Affairs to expand their program and to empower youth of New Haven to reach their full potential and set their eyes on career preparation. To read the New Haven Independent article, click here.


  • Yale Summer Scholars- Student scholars from New Haven Public Schools are taking science classes on the Yale campus this summer. The courses range from engineering design & innovation, neurobiology, sensory physiology, animal behavior, calculating music tone frequencies, and much more. To read the New Haven Register article, click here.


  • Career STEM course-  Career Regional High School  teacher, Peter Dimoulas, will be honored by the New Haven Manufacturers Association for creating a new fall course that will provide students valuable first-hand experiences in some of the fastest growing STEM related occupations. To read the press release, click here.


  • Summer Meals Program- The staff of Central Kitchen are on a mission to ensure that children of New Haven have a healthy meal to eat during the summer. The demand for the summer meals is abundant as they feed around 7,000 daily.  To see Channel 8 coverage, click here. To learn about the Summer Meals Program, click here.


  • Title 1 Parent Summer Training- Superintendent Harries visited the Title I summer parent training academy and engaged parents in a discussion about the new vision, goals, priorities and core values of School Change 2.0. Parents came out all week for workshops on common core, math and reading, community partnerships and more. The training was held at Lincoln Bassett School. To view photo, click here.


  • Backpack Ambassadors- The NHPS Backpack Ambassadors stopped at the Truman School Open House to provide parents with free books and information on the NHPS App. The goal is to encourage summer reading with children to ensure they are prepared and on target to start the school year. To view the ambassadors’ Instagram coverage, click here

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