New Great Things Happening at NHPS Homes and Schools
Take a look at some of the Great Things Happening at our New Haven Public Schools Homes. From our Students, Parents and Staff!
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YFCE Title I helped many families by providing food security for Celentano and Community residents.
Top 10 Young Scientist Finalist
Snigtha Mohanraj, current ESUMS freshman, was chosen as one of the Top 10 Young Scientist Finalists by 3M and Discovery Education out of 1000s of entries. Her project Ferro Sponge is to remove microplastics and oil from contaminated water (even the recent CA oil spill is threatening the wildlife and beaches). Out of many categories/awards to compete for, one category – the Improving Lives award - is for the public’s voting. Everyone can vote once every day until the voting closes on Oct 15th at 5pm.
Wilbur Cross Alum’s Photograph Featured at Yale Center for British Art
Tyler Mitchell, who graduated Wilbur Cross High School last spring, participated in a program called The View from Here: Accessing Art Through Photography at the Yale Center for British Art and Lens Media Lab. His photograph, “Sirens,” is currently on view at the center. Each evening through October 10, projections of students’ work will be visible from sunset to midnight on the center’s windows on High Street.
MaxPreps/United Soccer Coaches State Players of the Week: September 13-19 - MaxPreps
Wilbur Cross Junior Girls Soccer Player Charlotte Buterbaugh was named MaxPreps and the United Soccer Coaches Association Player of the Week for last week!
Summer of Fun Begins Hillhouse High School
Social Media Reporters Student took a crash course at The District on Social Media
Shirts for Teachers
Truman parents made beautiful shirts with messages for bilingual teachers.
QU Medical Microbiology Summer Class 17 NHPS Students
Good news for WHS- free water bottles for all students!
Regional Water Authority Donates water bottles to Worthington Hooker School.
Snow Day Fun for All!
The latest news from Physical Education, Health and Athletics Department & our premiere
The latest news from Physical Education, Health and Athletics Department & our premiere of the short documentary about the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences through the eyes of our community members.
Columbus 200 families served during the Unitect mobile unit bust supporting families.
ARTE Inc. Saturday Academy
Arte Inc. has already increased their Saturday Academy of Arts and Music to 73 students. Students connect every Saturday to class, piano, guitar, ukulele, recorder and singing. The Academy will be adding drawing, dance and drama. It is an innovative way to provide students with extracurricular activities. Students from high schools are hired to teach students under the supervision of two certified music and arts teacher. The academy is FREE. 95% of students are from New Haven Public Schools. It is also at no cost to the district.
The Academy has proven to be a virtual success.
Congratulations to the Wilbur Cross participants in the COLT Poetry Recitation Contest
The following are the medal winners with Charlotte Butterbaugh taking the GOLD in German Heritage 9/10!!
Wilbur Cross High School Bosch Lukas 2 German Heritage-HS11-12
Wilbur Cross High School Buterbaugh Charlotte 1 German Heritage-HS9-10
Wilbur Cross High School Mangal Bibi Rooqia 2 Arabic HS1
Wilbur Cross High School Omelchenko Anna 3 Russian Heritage-HS9-10
Wilbur Cross High School Quichimbo Erika Riera 3 Spanish Heritage-HS11-12
Wilbur Cross High School Van Tassel Katherine 2 French Heritage-HS11-12
Wilbur Cross High School Van Tassel Katherine 3 Spanish HS4
DAR Scholarship Recipient Natalia Gregg
Natalia Gregg is this year’s recipient of the Good Citizen Award sponsored by The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). This distinguished award is presented annually to outstanding high school students throughout the United States who exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in their homes, schools, and communities.
Please congratulate her!!
'A world-class family': New Haven school offers holiday joy during pandemic
The Barnard Environment Studies Interdistrict Magnet School and a series of community organizations, including Ice the Beef, banded together to offer toys and books to local children this holiday season.
New Haven completes in-person opening goal
As high school students return, New Haven completes in-person opening goal
3 of 6 4 of 6. Surrounded by the fanfare of balloons, Wilbur Cross High School Principal Edith Johnson, right, greets a student at the front of the New Haven school.
Riverside Rallies To Deliver Xmas To Teen Parents' Kids
Riverside Academy Principal Derek Stephenson and special education teacher Steve Mikolike (pictured above) have organized the school’s first annual toy drive to collect gifts for 12 teen students’ children.
Sending Jorge Rodriquez, a HUGE shoutout!! This year's winner of Arte's annual Holiday Card
Betsy Ross Students Hit The Virtual Museum
Google Meet Screenshots. Nine middle school students started into their screens, trying to guess the title of a painting. At the center, a woman in a black dress held her arms behind her back, her left hand cupping her right wrist.
New Haven Public Schools Welcomes back students to In person Learning with a Rally.
WE distributed over 500 Backpacks with supplies.
There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat
Great Things are Happening at Home Vol. 1
Just wanted to share some good news. One of my students came in 3rd place at the Hartford History Day. Thank you to Mr. Meadows who prepared all of our students who participated.
Wilbur L. Cross High School
Category: Senior Individual Website
First Place: The Tuskegee Airmen: Soaring Through the Color Barrier
School: Conard High School Student: Ethan Mathieu
Second Place: Breaking Barriers of the Cold War
School: New Britain High School Student: Molly-Anne Alape
Third Place: Breaking Barriers in Deaf Education: Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet
School: Wilbur Cross High School Student: JungJoo Kim
More Good News!
The following students were accepted to Yale University.
Ana Paula Padilla Castellanos
YAY!!!!!!! Super proud of my girls!!!!!!!!!!!!
Your Proud Principal,
Wilbur L. Cross High School
Great Things are Happening at Home Vol. 2
Cross Junior Wins SEE Essay Award
Hi, Cross Fam!
My student Jiali Guo has been identified as one of the top ten essayists in The School for Ethical Education’s (SEE) 2019-20 Laws of Life Essay Contest. Her essay, My Strength-The Importance of Initiative, was one of only 10 essays to be recognized from more than 2,500 essayists who participated this year.
Jiali is an English Learner, and she worked incredibly hard on this essay. It’s a beautiful tribute to her mother’s tenacity and perseverance as a Chinese immigrant. It’s also a wonderful example of the integrity and talent we have at Cross.
If you know Jiali, please reach out to her and congratulate her. She’s an incredibly modest kid, but she deserves recognition for this.
New Haven Area Student Climate Emergency Contest What does the Climate Crisis mean to you? What climate action do you want to see? Submit a Climate Emergency themed artwork, tiktok, or essay to be featured on our social media platforms and have a chance to win an awesome prize to a local business.
Today Arte inc worked with NHOS students and YFCE celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a series.
Summer of Fun!
Our very own, Kristin Mendoza, was a panelist and spoke about her work in NHPS with our ELL students.
This is definitely worth the time to listen to the perspectives of educators across the country that work with ELLs and advocate for equity for students.
Wilbur Cross's Drama Club Shines "A Light In The Dark" | New Haven Independent
It’s really happening! Once again, we are so very excited and proud.
Summer of Fun at Hillhouse High School Application 2021
Career Pathways and Social Justice Summer Camp (All Students: Grades 6-12) 8am - 2pm.
Sullivan Academy (Basketball Camp) Boys and Girls ages 5-16, 8:30am - 2:30pm
Elm City Cheer Camp (Cheerleading)
Hillhouse Summer Series Credit Recovery (Grades 9-12) Students can earn two full credits. July 1st- August 6th, 8am-12:30pm.
Multilingual Learners English Language Academy/Academia de Ingles para los Estudiantes Multilingües de. Students can earn up to two full credits. Los estudiantes podrán recibir hasta 2 créditos. Grades: 9-12th, July 1 - July 30th, 8:30am-12:30pm
Brown Girls; Cooking and Conversation (Grades 8-10) Mentorship Program designed to support spiritual and physical well-being of teenage girls of color. August 6.
Senior in the Theatre Department, Sofia Carrillo
Best joke on News Depth by WVIZ/PBS Ideastream!
News Depth by WVIZ/PBS Ideastream student's best jokes. We were so excited today when we watched and realized they chose to share a joke from one of my students. They said in the episode the jokes that they shared were chosen from over 1000 entries. Jeron Byam is a 5th grader here at Quinnipiac. I will attach the picture they displayed during the show and the clip from the show when they said his name.
Great Things Happening World Read Aloud Day & WHS Town Meeting
Gabriella Xavier - Solo en Ti (Ft. Chris Rocha) - Video oficial
I woke up this morning to the email below. Our very own Gabriella Xavier, Class of 2022 & former Clinton ave student, recorded a new song and video. She is an amazing young woman with a voice to match. I have been listening to her Youtube channel as I do my work this morning. Her song "Even When It Hurts" brought me to tears. Although we are going through a difficult time, it reminds me to find the blessings in what we do have.
Principal Coady, please share with the Clinton Ave staff as I am sure her old teachers will remember her.
Please watch, like and share her video.
State VFW Teacher of the Year Winner (Sound School)
NEW HAVEN, CT. (Feb. 1, 2021): Congratulations to High School History Teacher John Buell of The Sound School Regional Vocational Aquaculture Center in New Haven who won the VFW Department of Connecticut Smart/Maher VFW Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year award. Buell, who has been teaching at Sound since 1997, and is sponsored by VFW New Haven Post 12150, now goes on to national judging.
Photo: [this photo was from the town/post presentation] CAPTION: NEW HAVEN, CONN. (Nov. 17, 2020)—Sound School Principal Marc Potocsky, Sound History Teacher John Buell, and VFW New Haven Post 12150 Commander Charles M. Pickett gather to award Buell the VFW New Haven Post 12150 Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year award.
Word From The Woods
Laura Barberia, teacher at Columbus came out with this great idea to support families in need
“This year as an incentive for my class I established a point system chart. Each time they did something positive, they gained a point in Class Dojo. Every 5 points they got $1. With that money they got to choose how they wanted to help people in need”
“A couple of months later, when they e had enough points (dollars) to buy stuff for families in need, I asked my students what they wanted to do with that money. I gave them two choices, buy food for families in need in our school, or buy toys for our recess. One girl shook her head when she mentioned the toys, and said, no Miss, we already have toys, but there are people that do not have food. Not many times my students leave me without words, but this little girl definitely did”.
“I just want to say that educators not only teach math, English, science... we also teach our students to be better humans and help the world be a better place. This is the reason why I became a teacher”.
Thank you to the hard work of my students, this food will help some families in need in our school.
Teacher-Writer Contest at UCONN Moira Cassell Winner Prose Nonfiction
Please congratulate our very own Moira Cassell, English teacher at Cross. She participated in the Teacher-Writer Contest at UCONN and won the Prose Nonfiction category. Teacher-Writer Contest is an annual creative writing contest open to any and all Teacher Consultants of the Connecticut Writing Project–Storrs.
City Serves Masks Along With Meals At Covid Hotspot
Copycat Contest brings out art, talent from New Haven’s pandemic period
NHPS students competed in Hispanic Heritage Month arts and performance competition. Visit ARte-inc.com to listen and watch competitors' entries.
Please join me in congratulating some of Sound Schools finest
Congratulations to John Buell for winning VFW New Haven Post 12150 Teacher of the Year and Anne Brasseaux for Voice of Democracy, audio-essay contest. They and Patriot's Pen winner Thomas F. McCormack (Melissa Dailey's son) all advance to VFW Connecticut District 2 (New Haven County) judging this weekend.
2021 VFW New Haven Youth & Education Awards Announced
NEW HAVEN, CONN. (Nov. 17, 2020)–The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States New Haven Post 12150 Incorporated has announced their 2021 Youth & Education contest winners.
High School History Teacher John Buell of The Sound School Regional Vocational Aquaculture Center in New Haven took the post Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year award. Buell, who has been teaching at Sound since 1997, is retiring after 33-years this spring.
Anne Brasseaux of The Sound School Regional Vocational Aquaculture Center in New Haven won the post-level Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest on, “Is This the Country the Founding Fathers Envisioned?”
Thomas F. McCormack of Wilton took first place in the post Patriot’s Pen essay contest on “What is Patriotism to Me?”
Congratulations to our post winners as they advanced to the VFW Department of Connecticut District 2 judging in November and possibly to the state-wide competition in December.
Kindergarteners Get Toys, Attendance Message
Kindergarten is a key grade for building reading skills and setting good attendance habits. The school system’s Office of Youth, Family and Community Engagement (YFCE) gave that message to families...
Truly, we are #STRONGERTOGETHER WRSA! You made me so proud to be your leader!
Golden Ticket Prizes
To have some fun at Metro we slipped 4 tickets into the computer boxes as we were giving them away. The winner of the golden ticket got a Metro Jacket and lunch delivered to them from wherever they wanted by me. Here is a picture of one of the winners..Alex in 11th grade.
BAKING with ARTE Inc
Fun Things to Do
I have a 8 year old a 7 year old a 4 year old and a 9 month old. The 3 older ones....I had them lay down on 3 huge posterboard and traced the outline of there whole body. Then we colored them in and used colored paper to make the hair. The kids LOVED IT!!
I used 2 posterboard for the 4 year old. Taped them together with clear tape on both sides. The only problem I had was when they tried coloring over the clear tape. Next time I will use masking tape. They can color on that.