Superintendent McVeigh to Leave District

UNION CITY (Wednesday, June 5, 2013) – Citing differences with the Board of Education regarding its role in management decisions, Superintendent of Schools Kari McVeigh announced today that she has decided to take an early retirement from the New Haven Unified School District.

“I am proud of the progress that our District has made in the past four-and-a-half years,” Ms. McVeigh said, “but it has become painfully obvious to me that the Board and I have irreconcilable differences about the Board’s insistence on injecting itself into management decisions. Read More… »»

E-News: June 4, 2013

“CELEBRATION OF WRITING,” LOGAN CONVOCATION SET THURSDAY
Students from all New Haven schools will take the stage Thursday (June 6), for “A Celebration of Writing,” the District’s fourth annual salute to its thousands of young authors. The event, which will be held in the James Logan High School Center for the Performing Arts starting at 6 p.m., will feature students reading samples of the works that they have written during the 2012-13 school year. Students who have been asked to share: Read More… »»

E-News: May 29, 2013

“CELEBRATION OF WRITING,” LOGAN CONVOCATION SET FOR JUNE 6
Students from all New Haven schools will take the stage Thursday, June 6, for “A Celebration of Writing,” the District’s fourth annual salute to its thousands of young authors.

The event, which will be held in the James Logan High School Center for the Performing Arts starting at 6 p.m., will feature students reading samples of the works that they have written during the 2012-13 school year. Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: May 21, 2013

The Board of Education on Tuesday night received a report on Gov. Brown’s revised state budget for 2013-14 and its impact on funding for California schools. Read More… »»

E-News, May 21, 2013

RACE TO THE TOP UPDATE: CHROMEBOOKS COMING FOR STUDENTS
After several months of “discussion and compromise,” the Samsung Chromebook has been selected as the technology device to be purchased for New Haven Unified students as part of the Race to the Top-District grant, District RTTT-D Director Lisa Metzinger reports. Read More… »»

RTT-D Update: Technology Devices and Roll Out

We are very excited to announce that, after several months of discussion and compromise, we have selected a device and developed a roll out plan for the technology devices being purchased as part of the RTT-D Grant. Read More… »»

E-News: May 14, 2013

REGISTER NOW FOR “RACE TO SAVE”
Registration is under way for the New Haven Boosters Association’s fourth annual “Race to Save Student Activities,” to be held Saturday, June 8, at Cesar Chavez Middle School. The event, including 5- and 10-kilometer walk/runs and special age-group races and relays, will begin at 9 a.m. Read More… »»

2013 Summer School Program for Grades 9-12

2013 summer school information for grades 9-12 can be found through the Our School Sites link in the menu on the left or by going directly to:

http://loganweb.nhusd.k12.ca.us/summerschool

Board of Education Briefs: May 7, 2013

The Board of Education on Tuesday night accepted 11 proposals from developers interested in purchasing surplus property, specifically, the campus of the former Cabello Elementary School. Offers range from $6.4 million to $14.7 million. Read More… »»

E-News: May 7, 2013

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
This is Teacher Appreciation Week in the New Haven Unified School District, and tomorrow (Wednesday) is California Day of the Teacher, a statewide celebration of public school teachers. This year’s theme is “California Teachers: Honoring Our Past, Guiding the Future.” Read More… »»

Statement Regarding Arrest of Employee

UNION CITY (Thursday, May 2, 2013) – An Alvarado Elementary School
teacher was arrested this week on suspicion of criminal misconduct, after the New Haven
Unified School District asked Union City Police to conduct an investigation into concerns
regarding inappropriate contact with students.

The District, upon learning of the concerns in mid-April, immediately informed
the police, who began their investigation the same day. The employee immediately was
placed on administrative leave and has not been in contact with students since the
investigation began. Read More… »»

E-News: April 30, 2013

CELIA RAYGOZA AMONG STATE CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES OF YEAR
New Haven Unified School District Classified Employee of the Year Celia Raygoza is one of six individuals named California Classified School Employees of the Year, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced last week.

It’s the second time in the six-year history of the state award that a New Haven employee has been selected. Rosa Thompson of Barnard-White Middle School was among the inaugural winners, in 2008. Read More… »»

RTT-D Update: Common Core Standards

As you know, we have started the awareness phase of implementing the Common Core State Standards this year. Sites have been learning about the common core through various presentations at staff meetings. The last part of the awareness phase starts after STAR testing, when teachers and grade levels take a few weeks to get their feet wet with the common core to begin the process of shifting to the common core. Read More… »»

E-News: April 23, 2013

RACE TO THE TOP UPDATE: PROJECT 3
In December, the New Haven Unified School District was named one of 16 nationwide winners in the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top-District (RTTT-D) competition. The District will receive more than $29 million over the next 4½ years, to personalize student learning, improve student achievement and educator effectiveness, close achievement gaps, and prepare all students to succeed in college and careers.

New Haven RTTT-D Director Lisa Metzinger is updating staff regularly about the seven projects that are part of the grant: 1) Literacy and Common Core State Standards, 2) Community Connections, 3) Teacher/ Principal Evaluation, 4) Technology and Personalization, 5) Grading and Assessment, 6) College and Career, 7) Implementation/Program Evaluation. E-News is sharing Ms. Metzinger’s updates with the greater community. Today’s update is on Project 3: Read More… »»

RTT-D Update: Project 3-Teacher/Principal/Superintendent Evaluation

As you know, the Evaluation Task Force has been meeting regularly to develop a new teacher evaluation system that is based on teacher professional development and support, as well as student growth. Read More… »»

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