NHPS Celebrations as of 10/09/15

New Haven Public Schools Celebrations

  • Rosa’s Readers- 15th Season: Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Superintendent Harries read to first graders of Worthington Hooker School with a special friend, The Cat in the Hat. Rosa’s Readers’ encourages family reading with a challenge to finish 20 books by November. New Haven Public Schools values this partnership to aid in fostering functional reading by the end of first grade. To read the New Haven Independent article, click here.


  • Yale Partnerships: Established in 1978, Yale University and New Haven Public Schools completes the 38th year of partnership with Yale- New Haven Teachers Institute. The fellowship represents 15 New Haven Public Schools allowing teachers the opportunity to develop a collegial relationship with Yale faculty focused around curriculum in humanities and science. This collaborative partnership cultivates a system of professional excellence supporting growth among our talented educators. To read the New Haven Independent article, click here. 


  • Yale Pathways to Science: Yale University welcomed 234 new Yale Pathways to Science students and their families with a dinner at Yale Commons. These 6th-12th grade students most nominated from New Haven Public Schools, talked with over 75 Yale scientists, volunteers, and wife of Yale’s President, Dr. Marta Moret. Yale Pathways open the door for students to explore and achieve success in science by participating in events such as Science on Saturdays, Splash, Math Mornings, Chemistry Open House, Brain Education Day, internships, and residential programs. To view photo, click here.


  • Educator Success: Superintendent Garth Harries and Deputy Superintendent Imma Canelli awarded a ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ to Thomas Mitchell for modeling extraordinary leadership and exemplary dedication for NHPS staff and students. To view certificate, click here.


  • Educator Highlight: Wilbur Cross High School Mathematics teacher, Victoria Lassek was featured in the CT State Department of Education: Turnaround Office Newsletter for her success in fostering a personalized classroom environment, developing classroom behavior expectations and rules, and student collaboration. To learn of her efforts, click here.


  • Community Partner Honor: Jack Crane, Director of New Haven Science Fair and consultant with CONNSTEP was honored as Volunteer of the Year at the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Leadership Award Luncheon. Jack Crane helped start the New Haven science fair program in 2004, and has overseen its growth in the past 21 years. Jack spends his retirement in public service encompassing nearly 8,000 NHPS students, a dozen Family Science Nights, over 100 community mentors, and programs involving internships, class visits to science labs and manufacturing firms. Jack’s continued commitment to the education of NHPS students is honorable and greatly appreciated throughout the district. To view photo’s click here.


  • Back to School Family Picnic:  Bishop Woods Executive Academy has seen great success with family engagement picnic.  Many families attended a fun filled evening, including music, dancing, raffles, games, popcorn, refreshments and more. Parents expressed their appreciation of the community welcoming environment and are looking forward to similar events. For photos, click here.

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