May 7, 2018
Need to Know Dates
Tuesday, 5/8- National Teacher Appreciation Day!
Tuesday, 5/8 - Faculty Meeting - there are no late buses
Wednesday, 5/9 - Bike to School Day
Thursday, 5/10 - Spring Into Wellness - 5:30pm
Friday, 5/11 - 6th Grade Bingo - 3 to 4pm
Friday, 5/11 - Great East Select Ensemble to Six Flags - 8am to 8pm
Friday, 5/11 - My Sisters Place Community Service (Select Students) - 5 to 7pm
National Teacher Appreciation Week
Click below to download and print your own note to send it.
Here is the video challenge to students.
8th Graders - End of Year Important Dates
Friday, June 15 - 8th Grade Dance - 7 to 9pm
Monday, June 18 - Promotion Ceremony - Hall HS Gymnasium - 5:30pm (4 tickets per family will be given to students on this day)
Tuesday, June 19 - Trip to High Meadow - 8:15am to 2:45pm
Congratulate Your Musician
Staff and Student KUDOS
Platinum winner on Le Grand Concours
Attention All Middle School Families
Save the Date!
Thursday, May 10, 2018
At King Philip Middle School
6:00-8:10pm. (Registration 6pm).
Join the KP Health and Physical Education Department for a fun and informative evening. This opportunity will allow King Philip families to be active, learn, and spend time together.
Come to explore:
1) Yoga/Mindfulness Practice
2) Sport of Pickleball
3) What students and caregivers should know about current trends and concerns about vaping.
In order to help us plan, please complete the RSVP form below by Friday, May 4th.
2018-2019 Student Placement Input for rising 6th and 7th graders
You may use the fillable form here , write a letter submitted to the main office (in a sealed envelope) or you can email your request to your child’s counselor or me at Joy_Wright@whps.org . Please know that we cannot honor requests for specific teams or teachers. We are requesting all feedback by May 18, 2018
There are several events/activities throughout the year. Please choose at least one to get involved.
Rethinking School Start Time Committee
Rethinking School Start Time Committee
New Dates: Stakeholder Surveys/Family Information Night
The Rethinking School Start Time (RSST) Committee which consists of a group of volunteer parents, students, teachers and administrators, is studying the issue of changing school start times. At the request of the Board of Education, the committee is examining the impact a change will have on all aspects of the educational program.
One important aspect of the committee’s work is to gather information from stakeholders. To that end, the committee will issue a survey for parents, teachers, and secondary school students. Originally, the committee planned to administer the surveys in February and March. The committee has secured the services of the Hanover Research Group to support the creation of a survey personalized to West Hartford’s needs. Hanover will administer the survey and work with the RSST Committee to analyze the results. The new survey window is May 1-May 15. A Family Information Night will held at 7:00 p.m. on May 3 in the auditorium at Town Hall, 50 South Main Street.
The survey and family information night are two ways for stakeholders to communicate their questions, comments and concerns about this important issue. If you prefer to use email, please direct any comments to RSST@whps.org . You are always welcome to attend a Board of Education meeting and address the Board of Education members in person during the public comment portion of the meeting.
"Public Act 16-189
We believe that it is vital for all students in West Hartford Public Schools to be able to efficiently and effectively use digital tools that empower them in all phases of the learning process, including research, problem solving, content creation, communication, and collaboration. We also believe that we must be committed at all times to protecting students' privacy and providing them with a powerful and safe educational experience. To that end, the West Hartford Public Schools follow the legal requirements of Public Act 16-189 to promote the safety and security of all students and staff.
In compliance with Connecticut State Law, we update online programs used within the district that house student data. The programs may be used district-wide, in a very small number of classrooms, or with individual students. The list will be updated each time the district enters into a new contract where student data is housed. For more information on the specifics of Public Act 16-189 and updates of vendor agreements, visit www.whps.org/pa189."