E-News: Jan. 14, 2014

FOUNDATION NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Veteran marketing professional and longtime community leader Helen Kennedy as been selected to serve as executive director of the New Haven Schools Foundation, it was announced last week. Read More… »»

E-News: Jan. 7, 2014

MEMORIAL SERVICE SCHEDULED FOR GUY EMANUELE
A public memorial service for former superintendent Guy Emanuele has been scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 23, starting at 4:30 p.m. at Guy Emanuele Pavilion at James Logan High School, Principal Amy McNamara confirmed today.

Mr. Emanuele, who died Sunday at age 83, served as superintendent from 1976 to 1998 and generally is regarded as the most influential individual in the District’s history. Read More… »»

Former Superintendent Emanuele Dead at 83

UNION CITY (Monday, Jan. 6, 2014) -- Former superintendent Guy Emanuele, “the most important person” in the history of the New Haven Unified School District, died early Sunday morning after a long illness. He was 83.

Final arrangements are pending and will be announced when they are finalized. Read More… »»

E-News: Jan. 2, 2014

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… »»

E-News: Dec. 26, 2013

ANTI-BULLYING EFFORTS REWARDED AT HILLVIEW CREST
The Parent-Teacher Club at Hillview Crest Elementary has received a $3,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to help support anti-bullying initiatives at the school, PTC secretary Kathy Miedema reports.

Walmart’s Local Facility Giving Program grants are designed to help schools and organizations promote important work in their communities. Hillview Crest’s application, prepared by PTC vice president Jamila Williams, outlined the work that the PTC has done around bullying prevention and building a positive school climate. Read More… »»

E-News: Dec. 17, 2013

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS GET CHROMEBOOKS
Students at Alvarado and Cesar Chavez middle schools will receive their long-awaited Chromebooks this week at informational meetings for the students and their parents.

To make it as convenient as possible for families, there will be two meetings at each school, at 6 o’clock tonight (Tuesday) and Wednesday. Parents of students in those classes that are part of the initial rollout have been notified by school principals and invited to attend the informational meetings. Read More… »»

New Haven is now an Amazon Associates Partner

New Haven Unified School District is an Amazon Associates partner, and by purchasing on Amazon.com through the New Haven link, you support the district.

Here's how it works:

Instead of going directly to Amazon, click the New Haven Amazon Associates link instead. Every time you click through, you'll get the same Amazon purchasing and pricing you've always received, but you'll earn referral fees for New Haven - a win-win for you and the district. Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: Dec. 10, 2013

Jonas Dino, who in the midst of his fourth term is the longest-serving member of the Board of Education, was elected by his colleagues Tuesday night to serve as Board President through December 2014. Michelle Matthews was elected clerk.

Also on Tuesday night, the Board approved the first interim budget report for 2013-14 as well as multi-year projections for 2014-15 and 2015-16. Read More… »»

E-News: Dec. 10, 2013

A STORY FOR THE SEASON
Principal Amy McNamara shared the following e-mail last week with her James Logan High School staff, and District Personnel Coordinator Vicki Ballard was so moved by the story that she passed it along for E-News readers. The story is about a visit from the aunt of former Puente Program student Jessica Diaz, who died of an apparent heart attack in June 2011, days after completing her sophomore year at Logan. Read More… »»

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… »»

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