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HSC ALSJ students judge the NHPS Science Fair

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We won the NHPS “Kick Butts Day” hashtag battle!

We’re so proud of our students for taking a stand against smoking and, in the process, winning the New Haven Public Schools hashtag battle! From WTNH: New Haven, Conn. (WTNH) –  Kick Butts Day, is a national day for young people to speak out against…

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Why arts education?

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Peer Mediator Training

We’re so grateful to the Quinnipiac School of Law Society for Dispute Resolution for training our students to become effective peer mediators.                                  

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UNH Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science Tour

        The UNH Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science has an interactive museum in its lobby. We learned to analyze crime scenes and fingerprints while we were there.         UNH students practice examining and analyzing evidence in labs.  …

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Youth Court

After the Anaya Sushi fundraiser, ten HSC ALSJ students headed over to Yale Law School for Youth Court orientation.       What’s Youth Court? The Project Youth Court web site explains, “Youth Courts function similarly to the typical courtroom, but trained youth volunteers act…

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Anaya Sushi Fundraiser

Thank you to Anaya Sushi for supporting HSC ALSJ’s Bridge (senior) students! We raised $500, enjoyed spending time together, listened to some great jazz, and ate DELICIOUS sushi. If you haven’t been, head over to 1150 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06511. They have all-you-can-eat sushi…

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Yale School of Nursing Field Trip

        We all touched the (real human!) lungs, but Shaley was brave and went first. Phil (on the left) told us, “Nursing is a true social justice profession.”         This trip has Caroline seriously considering a career in nursing….

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COLT Poetry Contest Winners!

Congratulations to Jahia, Jen, and Corena (AND their fantastic teacher Jill)! Jen took 3rd place for Spanish I, her third language.  Corena earned second place in Spanish II, and Jahia also earned a silver for Spanish III.        

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What do visitors think about HSC ALSJ?

A few weeks ago, a group of teachers from Putnam High School visited HSC ALSJ to learn more about mastery-based learning. One of them wrote a blog post about his observations, and I want to share a few of my favorite parts (you can read…

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