NHPS Celebrations as of 9/25/15

New Haven Public Schools Celebrations

  • Healthy Schools Program Recognition: Four schools in the district: King/Robinson Magnet School, Nathan Hale School, East Rock Magnet School, and Columbus Family Academy have received banners from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation: Healthy Schools Program. King/Robinson, is one of five Connecticut Schools that have received the Healthy Schools program bronze recognition and acknowledgment from First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move Initiative. King/Robinson was awarded for meeting the high standards in the following health areas: School Health and Safety Policies and Environment, Health Education, Physical Education and Other Physical Activity Programs, Nutrition Services, Health Promotion for Staff, Family and Community Involvement.


  • Educator Success: United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan named King/Robinson teacher Matt Presser one of nine teacher advisors for the 2015-16 school year. Now in its eighth year, the Teaching Ambassador Fellowship Program was created to give outstanding teachers an opportunity to learn about national policy issues in education and to contribute their expertise to those discussions. Last week, Mr.Presser spent three days on Secretary Duncan’s Ready for Success bus tour through the Midwest. To read the official press release, click here.


  • Minority Teacher Scholarship: The Minority Teacher Planning Grant Committee and New Haven Public Schools announce that Arthur Edwards, Student Retention Specialist at James Hillhouse High School has been selected to receive the $2,200 Minority Teacher Scholarship Award. This scholarship was established to recognize a non-certified employee currently enrolled in a teacher certification program. The Minority Teacher Planning Grant Committee was impressed by Mr. Edward’ academic achievements, performance and student interactive work.


  • Engaged King/Robinson: Relationships & Reading: King/ Robinson dedicated their first month's family meeting to introduce the entire King/Robinson staff to their students. They wore yellow to represent peace and open-mindedness and discussed how to keep peace and build relationships. The meeting ended with the infamous “Whip and Nae Nae” dance! King/ Robinson then kicked off their first monthly “Staff Take Action”, reading focused event where staff members donate $2 towards King/Robinsons uniform fund to participate in the themed monthly event. They celebrated, “Jump Into Books” by asking staff to dress up as their favorite story book character. Principal Gannon, dressed as Mrs. Pots and staff dressed up as their favorite characters greeted students off their buses, offering a book to share. To view photo’s, click here.


  • Team of Teachers:  Science teachers and administrators receive grant money for professional development around cutting edge science instruction. The teachers spent four days at the Quinnipiac University School of Education to enhance their lessons. To search for ad from Wed, Sep 23 New Haven Register, pg A6, click here.

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