What have we done for NHS lately?

Thanks to a successful year of fundraising and the generosity of our families and the community in 2016-2017, the NHS PTO was able purchase equipment and instructional technology for the school and provide grants to our teachers.

PTO Gifts to NHS in 2016-2017

  • Kitchenware and garden tools for the special education life skills class
  • Chromebooks, desktop computers, graphing calculators
  • Books for the library, English Dept., History Dept., and an entrepreneur class
  • Batteries
  • Water filling stations
  • Peer mentoring program, curriculum development and training
  • College fair and college readiness programming
  • Touring theater production
  • Microwave for the cafeteria
  • NHS BikeShare startup locks and paint
  • AP testing fees so that all students have access to the tests
  • Fine Arts department supplies
Fall 2017 Grants to Teachers
  • Annual Student Art Exhibit: reception costs
  • College Fair for Juniors: 2 buses
  • College Readiness for Parents/Gaurdians of Juniors & Seniors: 2 presenters
  • ELL Family Breakfast: ELL Students and family breakfast to build community
  • Hydroponics in the Classroom: Materials for a hydroponics growing lab for basil and tomatoes
  • Magazines for the NHS Library: Low-level reading material for the library to support ELL, SpecEd, and GOALS student population
  • NHS Art Notecards / Notecard Project: Printing postcards of student art which they will sell to fundraise for art supplies and continue the project
  • NHS Permanent Art Collection: $100 gift cart for art supplies to 1 student who’s art is then framed ($150) and hung up in the main / guidance area of the school.
  • One Revolution Assembly: Inspirational speaker fee
  • Teaching with Trout: Set up of a class hatchery.
  • Performance Project Tenderness Residencies: “Performance residencies” in which students engage in acting workshops and performance excerpts from the touring production of Tenderness.
  • Warning Signs; Understanding Domestic Abuse: Equipment to film VR narratives for a piece to raise domestic abuse awareness.
  • Yale Model UN Conference: Advisor and delegate fees and hotel rooms in New Haven.
 What else does the PTO do?
    • We produce Hamp Highlights, a weekly e-newsletter
    • We produce and send the NHS Student Directory
    • We maintain the NHS PTO website
    • We organize the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon in January and the Teacher Appreciation Breakfast in May