NHPS Celebrations as of 1/22/2016

·       January: “I Rise” Student of the Month –Tiana Ramirez is an 8th grade student at Augusta Lewis Troup. She has overcome learning disability obstacles and negative pressures from peers become one of Troup’s top students. Tiana is a positive role model and an admirable person.  She is currently on the National Honor Society, secretary of the student council, safety patrol officer, and works with children in Troup’s Preschool. Tiana puts forth maximum effort and is always available to lend a helping hand. She hopes to become a novelist. For more information, click here
·    Saturday Academy: On Thursday, January 9th New Haven Public Schools officially rolled out The Saturday Technology and Gaming Academy pilot program at Roberto Clemente, Fair Haven, Augusta Lewis Troup and Wexler/Grant schools. The program is designed to cater to the whole child, including physical and emotional supports while improving reading and math skills in children through increased exposure to technology. To read the Register coverage, click here. To read Independent coverage of Roberto Clemente’s Academy, click here.
·         Health Award: East Rock Community Magnet School has been awarded a Bronze Healthier US School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture a key component of the Michelle Obama “Let’s Move!” campaign. This award recognizes schools that have worked to provide students with nutritious food and quality physical and nutrition education. East Rock has received a banner, plaque and $500 for the school food service account. For more information about the challenge, click here.
·      Bilingual Diversity: New Haven Public Schools is a gateway to receiving students from all over the world. Servicing 67 different languages representing 118 countries we are supporting all of our families to ensure success in college, career, and life. Fair Haven school with representation of 23 languages has opened a Newcomer center to cater to the individual needs of their students. To learn of some the district’s efforts read the Register coverage, click here.
·         ESUMS Innovators Awarded: A team of four students at the Engineering and Science Magnet School have created and app called Mobile Transportation for Disabilities (MT4D) to help the disabled arrange for public transportation. After winning first place and $20,000 in technology toys in the Connecticut “Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge”, the students will be heading to regional competition to compete for the top prize of $120,000. To view Fox coverage, click here. To read ESUMS News coverage, click here.
·        MLK Classic Wins:  Two boys’ basketball teams, Wilbur Cross and Hillhouse won first place at the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Classic. Wilbur Cross beat Central (89-40) and Hillhouse beat Bassick (64-51). Sophomore, Byron Breland of Hillhouse scored 18 points and closed the game with a dunk earning the Most Valuable Player Award. To view GameTimeCT photo coverage, click here. To read coverage of the most valuable player, click here
·        Winter Fitness Festival: West Rock Author’s Academy partnered with the Yale Jr. Bulldogs Bantam AA and PeeWee AA Hockey Teams to host a festival promoting being active, healthy and staying in school. The Yale Youth Hockey players held workout stations and walking courses also passing out winter gloves & hats to keep all WRAA students warm during the winter season. To view a photo of the team, click here.
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