Back-to-School 2023 Photo Collage

Please enjoy all the amazing coverage Hartford Public Schools received about our Back-to-School season in the links below!

Patch: Hartford Schools Open Tuesday After Powerful Convocation Monday

CT Insider: PHOTOS: Hartford public schools kick off the new year

CT Public: Hartford Public Schools kick the school year off with celebration for students

Fox61:  'Look at the passion' | Hartford students welcomed back to school with celebration and encouragement

NBC Connecticut: Hartford students welcomed back for first day of school

WFSB: Back to school for Hartford Students

Courant: PHOTOS: Hartford’s First Day of School

WFSB: Back to School in Hartford: Nearly 200 new teachers welcomed on first day of class

NBC CT: Hartford Public Schools holds back-to-school celebration at XL Center

Courant: PHOTOS: Hartford Public Schools hosted the Back to School Celebration

WTNH: Hartford Public Schools hold back-to-school celebration at XL Center

WFSB: Hartford public schools host free backpack giveaway

Our Back-to-School Celebration 2023 - over 3500 people, and our community partners  joined us at the XL Center! 

Convocation  2023 - our Teachers Chorus delivered the National Anthem! Mayor Luke Bronin and our 2023 Teacher of the Year Melanie Zamorski!  The Kennelly Bees abuzz with Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez!  Board of Education Vice-Chair Pastor AJ Johnson revs up the crowd!

Convocation  2023 - Our Keynote Student Speaker, Shawna-Kay (right) delivers a moving and amusing speech honoring some of her teachers and MLK Middle School staff (center) as her proud mom beams (left)

Convocation  2023 - our teachers and school staff at the live event!  Thank you for hosting, Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Middle School and Breakthrough Magnet School North!

Convocation  2023 - Students from  Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Middle School delivered a beautiful West African drumming performance, led by music Teacher Ron Acosta (left) and Lance James of Hartford Performs! The Kennelly School Premier Drumline and the Kennelly Bee delivered a rousing start!  It was a morning filled with Standing O's!