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What "Day is Today?" for April


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WTNH ~ 6th grade Prize Patrol 

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 A message from
East Haddam Youth & Family Services


The stress and anxiety of the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting everyone in various ways.
To help our community EHYFS has added a page of resources to our website
and is updating social media daily. 

Resources on our website range from mental health resources, addiction resources, how to talk to your kids, CT State resources and much more. On social media we will be sharing at home activities, virtual field trips, and more.

Our office will be closed until further notice and staff will be working remotely. All events and activities will remain canceled. If you are in need of services or have any questions please call and leave a message at 860-873-3296 or email us at

We will do our best to connect with you.   
Stay well!

Toni, John and Caitlin, EHYFS Staff

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Logins, Chromebook usage, and Problems with connectivity

Phone: 716-427-2519

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 Dear Parents and Guardians,

THANK YOU!  THANK YOU! THANK YOU!  We can’t say it enough!  

The staff at NHRMS can’t put into words how appreciative we are of the support you have shown us on this new thing called Distance Learning.  Teaching is all about preparation.  Teachers pride themselves in the work they put in (preparation) to have their students learn. But to be totally honest, none of us ever had any training (preparation) for Distance Learning.  From what we are hearing, we are way ahead of many districts in this new way of learning-
but that is not good enough for us! 
So this is why we need feedback!  This is why we want feedback!

 We realize that you are in the “trenches” with your child’s education more so than you ever expected.  On the survey, you will find several questions in which we are seeking feedback from you. Please be as specific as you can when answering the questions.  Your feedback will help the staff in improving the delivery of Distance Learning. We want to deliver the best product possible.  We understand, that Distance Learning may not be able to match/surpass learning to the typical classroom environment but we do want to get as close as possible.

 Once again, thank you for all your support and efforts-we truly appreciate them. 
Together, we will get through this unprecedented situation. 
Stay safe, stay well!


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National History Day 2020

Congratulations to the following students for their success
at Saturday’s National History Day regional finals in Norwich. 
They will move on to compete at States on May 2nd 

1st Place Overall

Cate Tarnowski, Exhibit, Joann Morgan – I’ve Got Rocket Fuel in my Blood – Grade 7

Chelsea Valli, Paper, Goodspeed Opera House – Grade 8

Isabella Fitzpatrick and Abigail Watkins, Website, The Great Depression: The End of Child Labor in Connecticut – Grade 8


2nd Place – Overall

Sam Brown, Website, Tokugawa Ieyasu – Grade 7

Lily Jayne and Delila Herold, Documentary, Women Spies, Revolutionary War – Grade 6


3rd Place – Overall

Abby Martin, Exhibit, Mystic Massacre – Grade 7

Braeden Shizume. Website, Beethoven – Grade 8



2020 Geography Bee Winner

Sam Brown
Two years running!


Final question......
The entire group getting ready for the start

The competitors were
Arwen Little, Sydney Jandreau
Trevor Phaneuf, Connor Kittleman 
Jonathan Smith, Sam Brown
Braeden Shizume, Sadie Herold, Ziggy Matthews

Great job everyone!

Honor Roll

2019 ~ 1st Trimester

High Honors



2020 Peace Poster Winners

Nicole Wang

Natalie Dorr

Erin Maniebo



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Quebec Trip 2020

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Information Packet

Registration Information



 8th Grade  Philadelphia Trip

Trip Information Packet and Fundraiser Information

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Recent News

Stock Market

These students were honored on May 29th at the Hartford Courant.
Congratulations on a job well done!!!

Over 100 NHRMS students participated in this year’s Stock Market Game.  
Each team received $100,000 virtual dollars to spend on stocks.  
They had to learn what the Stock Market is, how it is organized, how to follow the daily trends, and which companies would make them the most money. 
Schools throughout the state competed.


 CT Invention Convention Winner 2019

Stella Brown
Invention: Tidy Tank Gravel Tray

S. Brown

Stella was selected as of of 50 finalists to represent the state of CT at 
The National Event hosted by The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. 
The event will be held beginning Wednesday, May 29th with an orientation and dinner and conclude with the award ceremony on Friday, May 31st.
She will be presenting her invention on the museum floor!

 Tidy Tank
Stella won two awards:

Best Invention Enhancing 
Businesses, Homes, or Lives 

Stella was honored with this prestigious award from 3M.   
Stella was the very first student out of all her competitors to be called down to receive this award.  Her invention is an innovative solution to cleaning fish tanks.  She also had a working prototype for the competition. 

CIC Recognized Inventor Award

Stella also won this award on Saturday.  This award is given to the top inventors in each judging circle.  

Good Luck in The Nationals!


Sam Brown

2019 NHRMS
Geography Bee Winner

Sam Brown 2019
6th grader, Sam Brown

The National Geographic GeoBee is an annual competition designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world.

The GeoBee includes three levels of competition; school, state, and national. 

Students in grades four through eight (4-8) from nearly 10,000 schools across the United States competed locally in the first round of the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee. 

The school winners, including Sam, then take a written test.

As a "top 100" scorer in Connecticut, Sam was eligible to compete in the state Bee on March 29, 2019, held at Central Connecticut State University. 

While Sam did not win that competition, he did make us proud!


 CT History Day Winner 2019

Braeden Shizume
The Triumph and Tragedy of Japanese Internment Camps

B. Shizume


Braeden did a fantastic job of tracing his own family’s heritage.  
His own personal connection through his grandparents’ experience shed light on a dark time in American history.  

Outstanding Entry Related to Civics, Government, or Citizenship Connecticut Democracy Center Award 
CPAN is committed to strengthening civic engagement and participation by providing comprehensive and unbiased educational programming and outreach on state government, civics and citizenship throughout the state of Connecticut. This prize is awarded to the outstanding entry (any category) that relates to an aspect of civics, government of civic 4 participation. Priority is given to projects focused on state government. 

400 students competed Saturday, May 4th at CCSU.

NHD 2019

~~~~Group Documentary~~~~

1st Place - Grade 7, Coltin Little and Oscar Gelston 
The Space Shuttle: Triumphs and Tragedies
 Coltin, Oscar

2nd Place - Grade 8, Michael Kraszewski and Logan German 
Catskills of Connecticut (East Haddam Resorts Rise and Fall)

 Michael ,Logan

~~~~Individual Exhibits~~~~

1st Place - Grade 6, Catherine Tarnowski   
Breaker Boys

Cate Tarnowski

2nd Place - Grade 6, Erin Maneibo 

 Erin Manebo


~~~~Group Exhibits~~~~

1st Place -Grade 6, Sebastian Stricker and Cameron Spurgeon
Lou Gehrig

 Sebastian, Cameron

~~~~Individual Website~~~~

1st Place - Grade 8, Drew MacNeil
Destined to Lead, Destined to 
The Annexation of the Hawaiian Islands 


2nd Place -
 Grade 7, Braeden Shizume 
Triumph and Tragedy in Japanese-American Internment


~~~~Group Website~~~~

3rd Place, Grade 8, Connor Young, Austin Sevigny, Drew Conroy  
Japanese American Internment Camps 

 Connor, Austin, Drew

All of these students will go on to compete in 
the final state competition 
at Central CT State University on Saturday, May 4th. 



 Mock Trial

Congratulations go out to the Mock Trial Team for their success at competition in West Hartford at Kingswood Oxford School.  Our students conducted two separate trials, taking on roles of attorneys and witnesses to the crime provided by Civics First and the CT Bar Association.  During the first trial, they were the prosecution, and during the second trial were the defense.

Each trial consisted of a five minute opener, three witnesses that each had to face seven minutes of direct examination, seven minutes of cross-examination, rebuttal, and at the end, a seven minute closing. During direct examination, the students had to generate their own questions as attorneys, by reading between the lines to use the affidavit to their advantage.  They also had to face the challenge of being questioned by a different school, which required thinking on your feet at all times.  Students also had to admit evidence into the court as well as object to questions on the spot.   

For both trials, the lawyers gave wonderful feedback to our students.  

The majority of the team was brand new this year, and we are proud to say that they won one out of the two trials...and really won overall for taking the risk of such a complex and public activity.

 The best part, is these students did this for FUN! 

 Wyatt Martin, Joseph Kalisz, 
Helena Gendreau, Alynna Karpiej
Kheli Ganesh, Mallory Gowac, 
Kara Hochdorfer



Principal's Message

2019-2020 School Year

As we engage in the Distance Learning Model, we would like to provide guidelines.  By no means, are we asking nor do we expect, students to sit in front of their computer 6 hours each school day. We realize that this would not be an effective strategy.  Many of the assignments given by the teacher can be completed at the individual student’s pace.  You should have or will receive an email from your child’s teachers/Team Leader explaining in more detail some of their expectations. 

 • Teachers will be available from 8am-2pm (grades 6-8) or 9am-3pm (grades 4-5) to address any questions students may have or to provide assistance.

 • Students need to “check in” with each class, each day, during Distance Learning. That “check in” can be, but does not need to be, during the specified time on the schedule that was provided. 

 • Some students who are  involved in IE, will be contacted individually by Ms. Torrente, Ms. Doyon or Ms. Bernard.

 • Additionally, the administrative team is here to provide whatever support is required of the students, staff, and parents.  You can reach us via email or by calling (860) 873-5081.

 • Please understand, this situation is somewhat fluid and the schedule is more of a guide than carved in stone. 

We appreciate your flexibility as this is new to all of us.  Stay safe!

 If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to email me at