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95th Birthday celebration

July 6, 2018 by Alice Smith WoodsonDavis (Register to contact)

Alice (Smith) Woodson-Davis recently celebrated her 95th birthday with a ride on a Harley Davidson, courtesy of Thunderbird Harley in Albuquerque, NM, complete with leather jacket/chaps! Thunderbird was so impressed, they posted a Facebook video which got 900+ hits. Sporting pink streaks in her hair, Alice is getting younger every year!

Joe Brochin, 1954

June 28, 2013 by Faye Bodian Johnson (Register to contact)

Joe Brochin, Hillhouse 1954, passed away May 23,2013.

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New Haven’s Freddy Fixer Parade Committee plans events; parade is June 2  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — The Elm City Freddy Fixer Parade Committee recently announced that the annual Freddy Fixer Parade will be held June 2 at 1:30 p.m. Led by ...



East Haven to honor Vietnam vet Coady at Memorial Day observance  New Haven Register

EAST HAVEN — Vietnam veteran James Edward Coady will be this year's “honored vet” at the town's annual Memorial Day observance on the Green May 27, ...



Recent gun violence prompts New Haven police presence near Hillhouse  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — City police stationed an officer on Sherman Parkway near James Hillhouse High School Thursday afternoon, aiming to watch over students ...



Longtime New Haven BOE clerk claims wrongful termination  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — A longtime staffer in the city public schools recently sued the Board of Education, alleging she was wrongfully terminated for reporting a ...



Incident Leads To Temporary Lockdown At New Haven School  New Haven, CT Patch

Temporary Lockdown At New Haven School - New Haven, CT - The lockdown was in effect during the late morning on Tuesday.



You Did Good, Mr. P  New Haven Independent

At the front of three rows of chairs, at the center of the school library, Mr. P was wincing. He folded his hands and crossed his legs. Coworkers past and...



New Haven Board of Education to consider new intervention program for at-risk Hillhouse girls  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — The Board of Education will consider a new $19,000 behavioral intervention program at James Hillhouse High School for about 10 girls at ...



Hillhouse High School graduation 2018  New Haven Register

Image 1 of 122. Members of the class of 2018 at James Hillhouse High School entering the military at commencement exercises at Bowen Field in New Haven, ...



New Haven school administrator has edgy nighttime hobby  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — James Hillhouse High School Assistant Principal John Tarka slips out of bed in the wee hours of the morning under darkness, drives to an ...



Hillhouse graduates dashing toward future  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Graduates of James Hillhouse High School, the high school track capital of the state, took one last glance over their shoulder Tuesday night ...



New Haven students getting ready to talk. In multiple languages that is  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — As they prepared for a test on their fluency in a language other than English, six Wilbur Cross High School students shared the reasons they ...



New Haven school board mulls student election snafu  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Whether New Haven high school students have an opportunity to vote on their elected representative depends on one student. The city's ...



New Haven schools chief spreads budget message  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — As Superintendent of Schools Carol Birks continues to face down a budget deficit that could grow to $30 million in the next fiscal year, she set ...



Top 50: New Haven is a city of champions  New Haven Register

Editor's note: This is the 23rd story in the Register's Top 50 series. Sitting between two of the largest professional sports markets in the country is this city, as rich ...



New Haven Board of Education committee lauds expanded tech growth in high schools  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — The Board of Education has placed numerous computers and devices in high schools with the largest need through numerous funding streams, ...



State Pinpoints 3 Turnarounds, 3 Top Performers  New Haven Independent

The Connecticut Department of Education held up three local schools that exemplify academic achievement, at the same time that it pointed out three local ...



New Haven Public Schools to offer Connecticut 'State Seal of Bi-literacy'  WTNH.com

There is a new initiative at New Haven Public Schools that encourages students to become bilingual.



New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade: Meet the James Hillhouse High School band  WTNH Connecticut News

Dozens of marching units take part in the Greater New Haven St. Patrick's Day parade coming up on Sunday. Meet one of the most fantastic acts: the James ...



Critics worry New Haven schools sacrifice counselors for security guards  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Critics worry city schools are becoming overly policed surveillance sites, but New Haven educators say they work effectively to balance security ...



New Haven student board member looks outside to better community  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Makayla Dawkins, a senior at James Hillhouse High School, has been much too busy for the beach. Over the summer, 17-year-old Dawkins ...



Male students at New Haven’s Hillhouse High School holding feminine products drive  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> A group of Kiyama Movement students at James Hillhouse High School have come up with a new approach for respecting womanhood.



Teenage Girl Injured As Fight Caught On Camera Breaks Out In Crowded New Haven Classroom  Bridgeport Daily Voice

A student was bloodied and required stitches after being involved in a classroom brawl in Connecticut that was caught on camera by classmates.In video that ...



Hillhouse High School Vandalized After Break-In  NBC Connecticut

New Haven Police and the city's school system are investigating following an apparent break in and vandalism at James Hillhouse High School earlier this ...



New Haven school board settles sexual harassment case for $150,000  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — The Board of Education approved a $150,000 settlement in a sexual harassment case filed against a former principal of Cooperative Arts and ...



Teen Trio Making Doo-Wop Waves  New Haven Independent

To raucous applause, Aveion Downs took the stage and began belting out James Brown's “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine.”



The victims of New Haven homicides in 2018  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Two women and eight men were the victims of homicide in 2018. The youngest victim was 21 and the oldest was 51, with most being lost to ...



Greater New Haven students honored by Daughters of the American Revolution chapter  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — The Greater New Haven chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution rewarded 10 high school students for good citizenship last month, ...



Empowering portrait of city youth affixed to Dixwell firehouse in New Haven  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Two visions of James Hillhouse High School senior Makayla Dawkins appeared at the Dixwell Avenue firehouse Monday afternoon. In one, she ...



Man hospitalized after shooting reported in New Haven  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — A man was hospitalized after New Haven police received a report of a person shot Wednesday afternoon. Captain Anthony Duff said police ...



Ed Board Member Resigns. Twice  New Haven Independent

At last week's school board meeting, President Darnell Goldson said that his fellow board member Frank Redente was out sick. That's partly true, Redente said a ...



Hillhouse trio in New Haven headed to Ivy League schools  New Haven Register

The students last week discussed what it took to maintain 4.0-plus GPA while dealing with the school's negative image and their own self-esteem as minority ...



New Haven’s Career, Creed, Cross, Coop schools hold commencement exercises  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — In the auditorium of Hill Regional Career High School, about 87 people graduated from Creed High School Monday evening; only half were ...



New Haven Board of Education approves 6 principal moves  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — The Board of Education approved six new elementary principals Monday, shuffling and promoting internal candidates to new roles to replace ...



New Haven students back in school, high fives abound  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — With backpacks in tow, thousands of children jumped on school buses Thursday morning for the first day of the 2018-19 school year. According ...



Arrest made in shooting of 14-year-old Hillhouse student  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> A 17-year-old is in police custody in connection with the shooting of a 14-year-old student outside James Hillhouse High School Monday night.



New Haven Board of Education to reconsider teacher layoffs  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — After more than an hour of testimony filled with tears and emotion , the Board of Education Monday night voted to reconsider three-dozen ...



Birks Moves To Close Riverside  New Haven Independent

Riverside Education Academy, the city's last alternative school, could close next school year amid the latest round of budget cuts.



FBI probe, nation’s longest-serving prisoner, hiding OxyContin’s potency top weekend news  CTPost

Over the past four years, the city of Bridgeport has awarded G. Pic & Sons Construction more than $9.1 million worth of work. VAZ Quality Works has received ...



Hillhouse track, basketball championship teams recognized at New Haven City Hall  New Haven Register

Hillhouse track, basketball teams recognized at City Hall ceremony Merritt was among dozens of other Hillhouse students honored Thursday during a ceremony ...



New Haven schools seek standardized discipline; black boys punished at higher rate  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Threatening another student is against the rules in New Haven public schools, but whether the punishment fits the crime can be inconsistent ...



Field renovations complete at New Haven’s Bowen Field; official opening soon  New Haven Register

The project includes a newly renovated synthetic turf field, an eight-lane track, various lighting structures, locker rooms, bathrooms and bleachers. In August ...



National Teacher of the Year 2016 began her career in New Haven  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes grew up in Waterbury and taught social studies at James Hillhouse High School after obtaining her ...



Obituary: James L. Dahill, of Branford  Branford, CT Patch

Obituary: James L. Dahill, of Branford - Branford, CT - At age 26 he was appointed New Haven Fire commissioner by New Haven's Mayor Lee and served for 13 ...



Hillhouse ROTC Cadets Honor Veterans  New Haven Independent

The following article was submitted by retired Lt. Col. John Hinrichs and retired Sgt. 1st Class Lisa Rodriguez. On a blustery cold December day, nine James ...



New Haven school board to seek $30 million budget boost  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — The Board of Education is asking Mayor Toni Harp to increase its operating funds by $30 million in the next fiscal year in the budget she will ...



Native New Havener takes over the helm at Hillhouse  WTNH Connecticut News

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- It's a new beginning for New Haven's James Hillhouse High School. Glen Worthy grew up in the Newhallville section of the city.



Rising freshmen build bridges at New Haven’s Hillhouse High School  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> Perhaps the most essential part of preventing students from stumbling in high school is to ensure they start on the right foot. The Hillhouse High ...



New Haven citywide science fair brings learners together  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Two science projects, one testing whether red and yellow will mix to form orange and the other an attempt to modify usnic acid's molecular ...



New Haven Class of 2017 leaves its legacy, 1,300 seniors graduate  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> More than 1,300 students graduated from New Haven Public Schools this week amid smiles, family joy and countless photos. Although the ...



Look up how your school performs under Connecticut's annual statewide assessment  Hartford Courant

The Connecticut State Department of Education has released the latest results from the Next Generation Accountability System. See how your school did.



Trip to Washington D.C. for Million Man March anniversary inspires New Haven students  New Haven Register

This concept was foreign to these students considering their limited scope of the world outside of New Haven,” said Hunter, 30, a school counselor for the ...



New Haven student-athlete tutoring program raises the bar  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Officials with the city's schools have a deal with its student-athletes: the trophies stay with the city, but they get to take the knowledge with them.



Connecticut VA seeks to squash barriers as more female veterans seek services  New Haven Register

While the total veteran population is predicted to decline, the percent of women veterans is increasing. They constitute the fastest growing veteran population in ...



Six Principals Reshuffled  New Haven Independent

Six elementary schools found out about new principals over the weekend, in a district-wide reshuffling that's putting administrators closer to classrooms.



City Looks Within Ranks To Groom Teachers Of Color  New Haven Independent

A decade ago, Richard Cowes quit his high-paying job in the insurance industry to go into education. He started off teaching as a substitute, earning $50 a day, ...



Parent accuses former New Haven school staffers of making students fight  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> A staff-orchestrated fight between two James Hillhouse High School students in a school bathroom left at least one of the students with ...



Spinnaker projects in New Haven stir debate on labor, community issues  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Devon McNeil wants to contribute to his hometown by working on some of the many construction projects underway or starting this year in the ...



Gateway’s Middle College program providing credits, context for students  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Just as the nation grapples with changes being made in the status of many undocumented immigrants, a class of New Haven students ...



Murphy visits New Haven soup kitchen  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., seemed to enjoy his visit to the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen Tuesday — enough so that he's checking ...



New Haven Superintendent of Schools Birks begins listening tour with school visits  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Carol Birks, New Haven's new superintendent of schools, is starting with the basics. Today was Birks' first day on the job, which began her ...



New Haven Board of Education approves principal for Hillhouse  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> The Board of Education approved the hiring a principal Monday night, filling a vacancy and putting to rest a common complaint about ...



New Light School students paint community piano as school prepares for consolidation  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Students at the alternative New Light High School are no strangers to leaving some beauty in the community. On Thursday, the city Department ...



Black principals discuss critical leadership roles in New Haven schools  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN>> Joseph Johnson said he recalls that there were very few black educators with doctorates in the district when he attended New Haven Public ...



Single candidate emerges in student race for New Haven Board of Education seat  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Nico Rivera, a candidate for an elected two-year term as a student representative on the Board of Education, beat the competition when he ...



35 New Haven firefighters promoted to officer positions  New Haven Register

Parents, spouses and children filled the James Hillhouse High School auditorium Friday night as 35 firefighters were promoted to six different ranks. Fire Chief ...



New Haven’s teacher of the year 2018 engages through art  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Art teacher Michael Pavano's students are not traditional, and neither is he. “We have such an eclectic group of kids that challenge us to think ...



Hillhouse High School Principal Kermit Carolina issues apology, settles defamation suit  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> The woman, whose charges set off a probe into alleged record tampering at James Hillhouse High School, has gotten an apology. Hillhouse ...



Male Students Hold Feminine Products Drive at New Haven School  NBC Connecticut

A group of male students from James Hillhouse High School in New Haven is holding a feminine products drive through June 2 so they will be readily available ...



Troubled Student, Teen Mom, Teacher of the Year: Is Connecticut Congressional Candidate Jahana Hayes the New Face of the Democratic Party?  The 74

EDlection 2018: From coast to coast, The 74 is profiling a new education-oriented campaign each week. See all our recent profiles, previews, and reactions at ...



Daughters of Divine Destiny Academy help at-risk females in New Haven  WTNH Connecticut News

Daughters of Divine Destiny Academy in New Haven helps young women living in the inner city with educational opportunities, personal and professional ...



New Haven High School Graduation Rates Released  Patch.com

Connecticut Graduation Rates - New Haven, CT - ​The state has released town-by-town data concerning how many local students are graduating from their ...



Grade Tampering Discovered at a New Haven High School  NBC Connecticut

An investigation has revealed instances of grade tampering and preferential treatment of student athletes at James Hillhouse High School in New Haven.



New Haven teacher’s writing prize brings culinary tools to school  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> The voice carried over the scraping of metal wisks on metal bowls, the constant back and forth of peelers on pounds of potatoes, the sizzling of ...



Solar Youth Green Jobs interns focus on beautification in New Haven  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — Wood was no match for Zarquis Sanders, 17, as he powered through a future bench with a handsaw Tuesday afternoon. Sanders said it wasn't ...



New Haven community celebrates retirement of longtime educator, coach Leroy Williams  New Haven Register

Friends, colleagues, former students and athletes turn out for retirement of longtime city educator, coach Retiring James Hillhouse High School Vice Principal ...



Children’s Community Program of Connecticut honors New Haven mentors  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — The Children's Community Program of Connecticut on Monday celebrated and highlighted local mentors during Mentor Appreciation Month with ...



New Haven Public Schools honors risk takers, hard workers, team players  New Haven Register

The T.A.P.S. Awards, a tradition that predates Mayo's own tenure as chief of the public schools for more than two decades, honors exemplary teachers, ...



Funeral Held for 15-Year-Old Killed in New Haven Triple Shooting  NBC Connecticut

The family of a 15-year-old killed in a triple shooting last week in New Haven gathered at a funeral Saturday in mourning of their lost loved one.



Senior Spotlight  New Haven Register

Chosen by their schools, these young men and women embody the tremendous achievements and possibilities of our community youth. The New Haven ...



Quinnipiac University School of Law hosts annual L.A.W. Camp for New Haven high school students  New Haven Register

NORTH HAVEN >> Fifteen-year-old New Haven resident Mia Joseph said she injustice all around her, and she wants to do something about it. The Metropolitan ...



Stetson Library Campaign Gathers Student Momentum  New Haven Independent

If each of the 950 students at James Hillhouse High School puts just a quarter in the three wooden boxes fashioned by the young carpenters in wood shop, that ...



New Haven’s Hillhouse High School football team field repairs delayed  New Haven Register

In October, during a ground-breaking ceremony to announce rebuilding work, Superintendent of Schools Garth Harries said the goal was to have the field ready ...



New Haven Fire Department Chief Allyn Wright to leave post Jan. 4  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> Fire Chief Allyn Wright said what he'll miss most is being looked up to as a leader when he retires from his position on January 4. A native son ...



New Haven unveils first bike share station  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — It took Mayor Toni Harp just minutes to get ready to roll as the first bike share station in the city was unveiled to a crowd of cycling enthusiasts ...



New Haven homicides and shooting down in 2016; community policing credited with other programs  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> As 2017 begins, statistics on last year's shootings continue to show that crime has been decreasing in New Haven since 2011 and Assistant ...



Mayor Harp issues written reprimand to New Haven city official over union brouhaha  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> Mayor Toni Harp said Monday there would be “ramifications” over Chief Administrative Officer Michael Carter's outburst with a union ...



Students showcase their unique ideas at the New Haven science fair  WTNH.com

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) - Over 600 students showcasing their bright ideas at the New Haven science fair. Jason Calogin worked on a project with fellow ...



Connecticut graduation rates increase for seventh straight year, 2017 was record high  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — State officials announced Monday that Connecticut achieved a record high in its graduation rates in 2017, with 87.9 percent of students ...



59 Years Later, A Public Servant Exits  New Haven Independent

Next Wednesday morning, Patricia Lawlor plans to show up for the same employer she has served since Dwight Eisenhower was president. She plans to arrive ...



Greater New Haven oil drum project turns what might be trash into art  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> Keeping used oil drums out of the waste stream is always a good idea, but a recent student project in the area also has turned seven such ...



Greenskies to power 11 Connecticut schools with solar power  Solar Power World

Greenskies Renewable Energy is completing rooftop solar arrays on eleven public schools in New Haven, Connecticut. The solar arrays will enable the City.



Creed community asks to come home to New Haven  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> Students and educators at Cortlandt V.R. Creed Health and Sports Sciences High School are saying they've felt ignored for 20 years, ...



Cross, 4 Other Schools Get New Principals  New Haven Independent

A fast-rising star is taking over the city's largest, troubled high school with a mission to tackle chronic absenteeism and stop English-language learners from ...



Honors, awards, and a call to keep up the fight at Greater New Haven NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> It was a time to celebrate the victories but also acknowledged the struggles that continue at Thursday night's Greater New Haven NAACP ...



Boys & Girls Club of New Haven produces basketball players with character  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN — It takes skill to put a ball through a hoop, but it takes a different effort to help to put a student through school. Quincey Langley, a Boys & Girls ...



Bed bugs cause stir at Yale, New Haven city schools  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> Bed bugs are causing a stir in New Haven, where the blood-sucking parasites have been making unwelcome appearances in places including ...



Rising Stars Honored  New Haven Independent

The following was submitted by Mauro-Sheridan teacher Eva Schultz.



See how the state graded your school and district  The CT Mirror

The state released grades for each school and district on Friday – and most saw a decrease. Standardized test scores, once the lone measure for grading ...



Former New Haven Mayor John Daniels dies at 78  New Haven Register

NEW HAVEN >> Former Mayor John Daniels, who became the city's first black mayor in a career that spanned decades in politics and education, died Saturday ...



Rep. Jahana Hayes tells high schoolers she’s fighting for them  New Haven Register

CHESHIRE — U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes, D-5, returned to her roots Tuesday — the educational kind — hosting nearly 30 high school students from a number of ...



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