𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝟭𝟵𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝗻𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗴 𝗪𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 | Over the past 19 years, K-12 students from all over Connecticut have had the opportunity to submit their creative writing, poetry, and prose for the annual Celebration of Young Writers. This is a great opportunity for students to submit their pieces of work and compete against students from all over Connecticut. The top selects will earn an award and the opportunity to perform their piece of work. This event is completely free! Please click the link below to view the flyer and learn more about the event. Submissions can take place now until April 1st. Link: https://bit.ly/49IUVDC
REMINDER | There will be no school on Monday, February 19th and Tuesday, February 20th. We hope everyone enjoys their winter break!
Yesterday, Mrs. Napier’s class did a Valentine’s heart stack challenge. Students worked together and strategized how thick they should cut strips of paper to make hearts, as they competed to create the tallest Valentine’s heart stack. The winning team had a stack 7" high! They will now turn the data into a bar graph next week during their graphing lesson.
Due to expected inclement weather, all West Haven Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. / Debido a las inclemencias del tiempo esperadas, todas las escuelas públicas de West Haven estarán cerradas el martes 13 de febrero de 2024.
Some of our elementary students had a chance to learn from University of New Haven lady athletes today! These student-athletes spoke to our gym classes about the sports they play and the importance of keeping fit for a healthy body as part of National Girls and Women in Sports Day!
The West Haven Public Library stopped by Washington School to make a bookmark craft and show some of our students the newly launched bookmobile! Students were excited to climb inside and see the books they could choose.
REMINDER | Tomorrow, February 7th, 2024 will be a half-day session for students due to Staff Development.
Mrs. Napier’s 3rd graders completed their 100 acts of kindness challenge today along with 100 exercises to help us stay healthy!
Washington celebrated the 100th day of school by looking like we’re 100! We also used an interactive bulletin board in which each grade worked on coming up with 100 books to read, 100 topics to write on, 100 ways to make 100, 100 ways to get to know someone & 100 different jobs.
The University of New Haven Dental Hygiene Program will be hosting a Give Kids a Smile Event! Free preventive services will be provided for kids and adolescents, aged 3-18. Please see the flyer below for more information.
The West Haven Prevention Council is hosting a Student Billboard Contest! Check out the flyer below for information.
In today’s Then & Now #TBT post, we feature two teachers from Pagels, Kim Asarisi and Kimberly Savoia! https://bit.ly/3OthC6p
The February issue of the West Haven Public Schools Newsletter is now available! Click the link to see what’s happening across the district, as well as what’s to come this month. https://5il.co/2dw33
Washington hosted its ‘All School’ event on Friday and had a lot to celebrate! 124 students earned pink perfect attendance certificates for January based on when they were printed.; 13 students earned yellow certificates for having perfect attendance from the beginning of the year until the time the certificates were printed; We celebrated 20 students of the month and 20 Lexia superstars; We were most excited to celebrate over 120 students who earned at least half of their yearly growth on the iReady math test; Fourth grade then shared some great five-finger retelling and some wonderful writing with persuasion letters. They then taught us a new game that helps us build our vocabulary and they will visit the classrooms to teach the game so that we can play it at recess or morning meetings.
As part of January's Anti-Human Trafficking Awareness Month, there will be an internet safety training geared towards parents, teachers, and other family-facing professionals. Please see the flyer below for more information. | Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/48AE8T6
The West Haven Prevention Council has two events coming up soon, an 'Unwind Your Mind' event on Friday, January 19th for students in grades 2-8, and a 'Student Billboard Contest' for students in grades 6-12. Please see the flyers below for more information.
Tonight's (1/16) board meeting has been canceled.
Under the direction of Washington’s art teacher, Mrs. Flanagan, Santiago Giron Guerra took first place with his poster design! The annual contest, hosted by the West Haven Fire Department, has students design a poster that shares ways to prevent fires and be safe. The theme is “Fire Prevention, Everyone, Everyday”. Santiago’s poster has now earned him a spot to compete at the state level.
REMINDER | There will be no school on Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The West Haven High School Dance Team is hosting a showcase on January 20th, 2024! Check out the flyer below for more information.