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Hamden Hall Offers Potential Students Tours, Open House in October

October 2, 2014 Schools Comments Off on Hamden Hall Offers Potential Students Tours, Open House in October

hamden hallHamden Hall Country Day School encourages the public to “Explore Our Halls!” during two upcoming visit opportunities.

On Thursday, Oct. 16, from 9-10:30 a.m., prospective families are invited to a morning coffee and information session that includes personal tours of the 1108 Whitney Ave. campus while class is in session.   

Meet the entire school community at an Open House on Sunday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. Faculty and staff will be on hand to answer questions and on-site tours will be ongoing both at the Whitney Avenue campus and the Skiff Street Athletic Complex.    … Continue Reading

St Rita School Promotes Peace with Prayer, Pinwheels

September 24, 2014 Schools Comments Off on St Rita School Promotes Peace with Prayer, Pinwheels

4ritaFrom St. Rita School:
The Saint Rita School community celebrated the International Day of Peace on Tuesday with a Prayer Service focusing on peace, followed by planting the “pinwheels for peace” on the grounds surrounding the school.

It’s a small, innocent gesture but one that goes a long way in a continual effort to promote peace among Saint Rita School students.

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School Officials, Parents, Residents React to Hamden Middle School Gun Incident

September 10, 2014 Police and Fire, Schools 3 Comments

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After it became known that a 13-year-old Hamden Middle School student allegedly stole her father’s Ruger 9mm handgun and brought it to school Friday, many parents want measures taken such as the installation of metal detectors.

But town and school officials say not so fast.

“We want to be proactive, not reactive,” said Asst. Supt. of Schools Chris Melillo. “All these things have to be discussed.”

The girl allegedly got the handgun out of the locked glove compartment of her father’s car, according to Hamden Police. She kept it in her backpack at the school throughout the day Friday, and then later gave it to a 13-year-old boy at the Church Street School playground, according to police. … Continue Reading

Busy Month for Board of Education, Schools

September 2, 2014 Schools Comments Off on Busy Month for Board of Education, Schools

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There’s lots going on with the new school year beginning, including PTA meetings and Open Houses. Here’s a rundown of what’s going on this month:

Wednesday, Sept. 3: 
Board of Education Operations Committee meets at 6 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room.

Thursday, Sept. 4: 
The PTA Council meets at 7 p.m. at 60 Connolly Parkway.

Monday, Sept. 8:
The Hamden High School PTSA meets at 7 p.m. at the high school. … Continue Reading

St. Rita Students Raise Hundreds for ALS

September 1, 2014 Schools Comments Off on St. Rita Students Raise Hundreds for ALS


1als1With the motivation of pouring a bucket of ice water over their principal’s head, students at St. Rita School raised over $600 for the John Paul II Research Institute in Iowa.  

Several people challenged Principal Sr. Maureen Fitzgerald to the ALS Bucket Challenged, which this summer has raised millions of dollars for ALS research. Wanting to begin the school year in service to others, Sr. Maureen decided that chances would be sold for 50 cents each, with the winner given the honor of dumping the ice water over her head. … Continue Reading

PHOTO GALLERY: It Took a Village…To Build a Playground at Bear Path School

August 24, 2014 Schools Comments Off on PHOTO GALLERY: It Took a Village…To Build a Playground at Bear Path School

1ground1On Saturday, there was no rest for parents and students at Bear Path School, when the group finished assembling the school’s new playground.

The work began on Friday, and by Saturday afternoon the playground was up and ready for play.

The Bear Path PTA raised the money for the playground, and the Legislative Council recently approved allocating $35,000 in state funds that will be used later to purchase a shade hat and add some benches. … Continue Reading

Hamden Educator Raising Funds for Teaching Tool

August 24, 2014 Schools Comments Off on Hamden Educator Raising Funds for Teaching Tool

1del1Hamden Middle School English teacher Christopher Evans wants to use the latest technology to help his students write to their greatest potential.

But the restraints of the Board of Education’s budget don’t allow for what are considered extras. So Evans has taken to the popular fundraising site Donorschoose.org to raise the funds for a document camera, which he will use to go over writing assignments with the whole class able to give input.

And this weekend, half of the cost of the equipment is being covered by someone known for his support of education — Bill Gates.

Gates and his wife Melinda formed the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which they use to fund worthy causes, many pertaining to education. This weekend the Gates’ are contributing half the cost of all the projects listed on Donorschose.org, which allows teachers to post for money for extras their districts can’t afford.

The catch is, for the foundation to foot the cost of half the project, donations must be raised for the other half by Sunday night. That means Evans needs to raise the remaining $129 today.

To donate, click here.

From Evans, on what he hopes to accomplish:

My goal for my students is to see the power of their own words – both orally and written. I want them to write with purpose – to keep in mind the tools a good writer uses when trying to convey a point. As good writers, I want them to be able to receive authentic, meaningful, SPEEDY feedback

Like many public schools, my school attracts both the haves and the have-nots, the privileged and the unprivileged. I teach 8th grade English in a school that has mixed ability students. Students range from reading and writing well below grade level to being well above grade level, so they vary in their level of writing as well.

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St. Stephen’s Principal 2015 Archdiocesan Distinguished Catholic School Administrator

August 20, 2014 Schools 1 Comment

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Maria Testa, the principal of St. Stephen School in Hamden, with Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Hartford, Dr. Dale R. Hoyt,

Maria Testa, the principal of St. Stephen School in Hamden, is the 2014 – 2015 Archdiocesan Distinguished Catholic School Administrator, Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Hartford, Dr. Dale R. Hoyt, announced this week.

Testa will also be nominated for national recognition as a potential Distinguished Elementary School Principal (Region 1), an award given by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA).

“Our young people need to learn to be Christ-like themselves,”  Testa said.  “A most essential facet of our job in a Catholic school is to help our children to become caring, responsible individuals, and to respect the dignity of all mankind.  They must be willing to serve others. … Continue Reading

New School Year Starts With New Leadership

August 19, 2014 Schools 2 Comments

jodyIn less than two weeks, Hamden Public Schools will open its doors to a new school year, and there’s a new face in the office of the Superintendent of Schools.

In March, former Supt. Fran Rabinowitz left Hamden to take the position of interim superintendent in Bridgeport. For the past several years Rabinowitz had technically been working part-time, having announced her intention to retire. But when the Bridgeport job became available, Rabinowitz left Hamden for it. … Continue Reading

Hamden Police Benevolent Association Scholarship Golf Tournament Seeks Golfers and Sponsors

August 18, 2014 Community Organizations, Police and Fire, Schools Comments Off on Hamden Police Benevolent Association Scholarship Golf Tournament Seeks Golfers and Sponsors

hamden police patchThe 22nd annual Hamden Police Benevolent Association Scholarship Golf Tournament will take place on Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. at the Laurel View Country Club, 310 West Shepard Ave.

Each year the Hamden Police Benevolent Association Scholarship Golf Tournament raises money for a scholarship fund benefiting the children of the Hamden Police Officers, as well as Hamden High School students who are continuing their education in Criminal Justice.  Money raised from this tournament will also be donated to local charities and events. … Continue Reading

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