NHPS Celebrations as of 9/10/15

New Haven Public Schools Celebrations

  • NHPS Back to School: On the first day of school New Haven Public Schools welcomed 21,922 kids back into the classroom with the help of many community partners. More than 300 buses hit the road bringing students from all across New Haven as well as surrounding suburbs to school. New Haven teachers, principals, staff, families and community partners are coming together to give all kids a chance to rise to success in college, career and life. School Change 2.0 is about raising the bar for all of our students and taking collective responsibility for their success. View photos of the First Days of School on the NHPS Flickr page


  • New Dental Clinics: At a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Mayor Toni Harp, Superintendent Harries and the District Wellness Committee Co-Chairs announced the new dental program, "Smile New Haven!" offering student’s preventive dental services in clinics at five schools- Troup, King-Robinson, Hill Central, Truman and Barnard. The new dental clinics available to all students are part of our commitment to support the “whole child”. Benefits include fewer missed school time, fewer transportation problems, bilingual hygienists and better dental health to keep our students rising. To read the official press release, click here.


  • Alumni Success: 2009 Wilbur Cross High School Graduate, Casimir Loxsom, a mid-distance runner breaking national records in the 800 meter run, Team USA member at the recent IAAF World Championships in China, and contender to represent the U.S. at the 2016 Rio Olympics was invited by the New Haven Age Group Track Club to host a meet and greet at Wilbur Cross High School this past Wednesday night. Loxsom passionately shared his experiences as a high school athlete, Penn State athlete, turned Pro runner for Brooks Beasts Track Club. To view Register coverage, click here.


  • Escape for Homeless Teens: The City of New Haven and Bethel AME Church have opened a drop-in and activity center for homeless teens “The Escape.” The center housed on 654 Orchard Street provides shelter and a safe place for teens to read a book, watch TV, play X-box, or rest their heads. To read Independent article, click here.



  • Schools for a Cause:  The month of September is Hunger Action Month. On September 3rd, Ross Woodward Classical Studies School’ students and faculty sported their orange in honor of Hunger Awareness Day, with the belief that the “S” in “Classical” stands for Service to Others!  September 15th- 24th they will kick off their annual September Food Drive partnered with the CT Food Bank to collect non-perishables to help stock local food pantries. To view a photo, click here. ‪#‎nokidhungry

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