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Welcome to THE WEST HAVEN BOARD OF Education


Welcome to the West Haven Board of Education’s website. The West Haven Public School District is composed of nine schools: Alma E. Pagels Elementary School, Edith E. Mackrille Elementary School, Forest Elementary School, Savin Rock Community School, Seth G. Haley Elementary School, Washington Elementary School, Carrigan Intermediate School, Bailey Middle School and West Haven High School.

We invite you to learn more about our schools, which currently accommodate around 5,900 students, and the countless programs that help enrich each child’s education.

We are fortunate to have a school system brimming with bright and ambitious students, resourceful and innovative teachers, and staff members who work tirelessly to keep the district running. We see our teachers and staff members truly putting students first in everything they do and making strategic decisions to help our youngsters advance in their academic careers.

We are developing more opportunities for kids each year. Course selections are growing, and schools continue offering new programs that help create well-rounded and inquisitive students. Meanwhile, administrators are strengthening partnerships with outside institutions, such as the University of New Haven and Yale University, to give children a leg up in learning about career and college paths.

Teachers and staff members are recognizing their students’ strengths, while encouraging them to take on new challenges, and we’re seeing the positive effects of this approach every day.

Be sure to visit this site frequently, as events, announcements and school and district news will be updated nearly every day. To contact the district or webmaster, click here.


Announcements

  • CHET 2017 Dream Big Competition!   Click here for an application for this scholarship contest. 
  • Yale Science Saturdays! Click here for more information.
  •  Lil' Miss Westie 2017!:
    This year's Lil' Miss Westie Pageant will be held on April 1, 2017. It is open to boys and girls, baby through grade 8. Click below for registration forms, or email lilmisswestie@whschools.org for more information. Registration forms: Page 1, Page 2
  • Students from Mackrille School took a field trip to Stop and Shop to learn about healthy eating. View the video here. 
  • Change in Delayed Opening Schedule: Delayed openings will now be two hours rather than ninety minutes. Read the letter from Superintendent Cavallaro here
  • The Brian Nugent Campership: Click here for details on applying for a camp scholarship.

  • Attendance letter to parents/guardians: A letter from Superintendent Cavallaro was sent home on the first week of school regarding the importance of students being on time and in school every day and the district's full-year focus on improving attendance. Click here to view the letter. 

  • Returning students: Please bring 2 proofs of residency to school, as per district policy. Additionally, please do not fill out the Infosnap online registration information form. You will be receiving paper copies of your information to update instead. (This includes students who are, for example, going from one of our elementary schools into the next grade at Carrigan, or who transferred from one school in our district to another one of our schools in our district because they moved across town. They are still considered returning students.) The online registration form is only for students who are completely new to the district.


 

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