E-News: Dec. 3, 2013

CHROMEBOOK MEETINGS START NEXT WEEK
Parents of students receiving Chromebooks this year are urged to come with their students to informational meetings starting next week, before the notebook computers are distributed. Read More… »»

E-News: Nov. 26, 2013

ADOPT-A-SCHOOL
Local businesses interested in supporting New Haven schools and students are invited to take part in the District’s new Adopt-A-School program. Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: Nov. 19, 2013

The Board of Education on Tuesday night received a presentation from the District’s Equity Task Force, a group of students, teachers, administrators and community members working to identify and recommend ways that the District can be a more equitable place for all.

Using data from student and teacher surveys and parent focus groups, the Task Force cited the need for culturally responsive teaching and culturally relevant curriculum and suggested two priority areas: Read More… »»

E-News: Nov. 19, 2013

OUR CHROMEBOOKS ARE COMING! OUR CHROMEBOOKS ARE COMING!
Most New Haven students involved in the initial rollout of notebook computers will receive their Chromebooks before winter break, District Race to the Top Director Lisa Metzinger reports. Read More… »»

E-News "Addendum": Nov. 13, 2013

FOUNDATION LUNCHEON POSTPONED
The New Haven Schools Foundation luncheon honoring former executive director Barbara Aro-Valle, originally scheduled for Thursday (Nov. 14), has been postponed. The Foundation is attempting to reschedule the event, perhaps for January.

LOGAN WEBSITE MAKES IT EASY FOR DONORS(TO)CHOOSE
James Logan High School’s new website (www.jameslogan.org) includes direct links to all school projects registered with DonorsChoose.org, the online charity that has helped dozens of teachers from Logan and other New Haven schools fund classroom projects. Read More… »»

E-News: Nov. 12, 2013

LOGAN FALL PLAY OPENS THURSDAY
The drama department presents its fall play, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” opening Thursday (Nov. 14) at James Logan High School, teacher Larry Wenner reports. Curtain goes up at 7 p.m.

Encore performances are scheduled Friday and Saturday, also at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5.

FOUNDATION TO HONOR BARBARA ARO-VALLE
The New Haven Schools Foundation will pay to tribute former executive director Barbara Aro-Valle during a luncheon Thursday (Nov. 14) at the Hilton Newark/Fremont. Read More… »»

Board Votes to End Superintendent's Contract

UNION CITY (Friday, Nov. 8, 2013) – The Board of Education of the New Haven Unified School District voted this week to end the contract of Superintendent Kari McVeigh. Chief Academic Officer Dr. Arlando Smith and Chief Business Officer Akur Varadarajan, who have served as interim co-superintendent’s since Aug. 23, will continue to do so, as the Board begins the process of identifying a new permanent superintendent. Read More… »»

E-News: Nov. 5, 2013

RACE TO THE TOP UPDATE
As one of only 16 nationwide winners in the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top-District (RTTT-D) competition, New Haven Unified is receiving more than $29 million over a 4½-year period, to personalize student learning, improve student achievement and educator effectiveness, close achievement gaps, and prepare all students to succeed in college and careers. The District’s RTTT-D Director, former Kitayama Elementary principal Lisa Metzinger, is updating staff regularly on how the grant is being implemented, and E-News is sharing Ms. Metzinger’s updates with the greater community. The latest update: Read More… »»

E-News: Oct. 29, 2013

HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL TONIGHT AT LOGAN
Young ghosts and goblins from throughout the District are invited to take part tonight (Tuesday) when the New Haven Boosters Association and the New Haven Schools Foundation host their annual Halloween Carnival, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot at James Logan High. Read More… »»

E-News: Oct. 22, 2013

LOGAN HALL OF FAME BANQUET SET FOR NOV. 2
Paul Kanazeh, runner-up at the state wrestling tournament in 1995, and the wrestling team that finished third in the state in 1996 will be among those inducted Saturday, Nov. 2, into the James Logan High School athletic Hall of Fame. Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: Oct. 15, 2013

More than 30 people spoke to the Board of Education during a public hearing Tuesday night on a petition calling for the creation of a charter school within the boundaries of the New Haven Unified School District. Read More… »»

E-News: Oct. 15, 2013

LOGAN HALL OF FAME BANQUET SET FOR NOV. 2
Track and field standouts Cheri Craddock and Carla Estes and brothers Giliat and Yosef Ghebray are among six former James Logan High School student-athletes who will be inducted Saturday, Nov. 2 into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Craddock, who graduated in 2002, was a 10-time North Coast Section champion in track and field and won a scholarship to the University of Washington. Also a four-year letter winner in basketball, she later coached Logan’s girls’ team. Read More… »»

E-News: Oct. 8, 2013

NEW HAVEN MOURNS SARA HUSOKOWSKI ANDERSON
Memorial services are scheduled this week for Sara Husokowski Anderson, a young and talented New Haven teacher who died tragically after suffering a brain aneurism last week.

“Ms. H,” who was only 36, taught at Searles and Hillview Crest elementary schools and at Cesar Chavez Middle School. After giving birth over the summer, she was on maternity leave this fall, but she had planned to return to work, at Alvarado Elementary. She leaves behind her husband, Edwin Anderson, an Alameda County firefighter, and their 7-week-old son, William. Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: Oct. 1, 2013

The Board of Education on Tuesday night received a presentation outlining the work of the Union City Kids’ Zone, a partnership between the District and more than a dozen other local agencies, designed to provide cradle-to career services for the District’s most vulnerable students and their families. Read More… »»

E-News: Oct. 1, 2013

“A DAY MADE BETTER” for MS. AGUIRRE AT CCMS
Cesar Chavez Middle School’s Carolyn Aguirre is one of about 75 California teachers scheduled to be honored today by Office Max on “A Day Made Better.” Read More… »»

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