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June 29, 2010 > News from New Haven school district

News from New Haven school district

Submitted By Rick La Plante

"Race to Save Student Activities":
Gross proceeds totaled more than $10,000 from the "Race to Save Student Activities," the New Haven Boosters Association reports. The June 12 race at Cesar Chavez Middle School - accompanied by a carnival featuring booths offering games, food and promotions -- was the first event for the Boosters, a group of parents eager to help assure the future of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities being threatened by continuing state budget cuts to education.
Complete race results are available on the District website

Forensics Team Shines Again at Nationals:
Miles Bridges finished second in his event and two Logan High teams placed among the top five in their event at the National Forensic League championships last week in Kansas City, Missouri. Miles was runner-up in Original Oratory and also won the President's Bowl in the event. In Duo Interpretation, meanwhile, the team of Coleton Schmitto and Alexa Rocero finished third while Ismael Williams and Drake Pough were fifth. Coach Tommie Lindsey's team also won a School of Excellence Award in speech.

Names 'n' Notes:
Beth Morris-Wong, library media teacher at Hillview Crest Elementary, headed to New Jersey to participate in the "Picturing America" conference in Newark, New Jersey. The conference is designed to provide educators and librarians with knowledge, skills, and resources to design and implement an extensive curriculum developed by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Hillview Crest, as well as Eastin, and Emanuele Elementary School, were awarded Picturing America material for their media centers, featuring 40 poster-sized reproductions of masterpieces of American art and a teaching guide.

Spring break during the 2010-11 school year will be April 4-8, instead of April 25-29 as originally scheduled. The complete 2010-11 school-year calendar is on the District website

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