Announcements

Dec
05

Don’t Miss HPS’ 7th Annual Education EXPO

The 7th Annual HPS Education EXPO is taking place on Saturday, December 7th, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, at Sport and Medical Sciences Academy, 280 Huyshope Avenue in Hartford.  Families and community members will have the opportunity to:   Learn more about school options and the school placement process   Visit with representatives from district and magnet schools […]

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Dec
05

HPS Superintendent Talks Education Equity with Hartford Foundation

The issue of Chronic Absenteeism (CA) starts early, said HPS Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez in a recent podcast produced by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving (HFPG), called Disinvested. In fact, 1 in 10 kindergarteners miss 18 days of school or more, which defines CA. If Chronic Absenteeism is not addressed and corrected early, the problem […]

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Dec
04

WQTQ Hosts Annual Toy Drive on Dec. 7

For more than two decades, WQTQ FM Radio has been hosting an annual Children’s Toy Drive during the holiday season. This year, on Saturday, Dec. 7, the toy drive will be held at Weaver High School, from 10 am to 2 pm. (The snow date is Saturday, Dec. 14.) Donations can take the form of […]

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Dec
04

HPS Rolls Out New Bus App

Hartford Public Schools is pleased to announce the introduction of a bus transportation app, SafeStop. The app is a free tool available to families that have students that ride on HPS buses only. It allows families to choose how and when they are notified of bus arrivals. The app will help students and families better […]

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Dec
04

Annie Fisher STEM Magnet Students Innovate for Annual Invention Convention

Students at Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School participated in the school’s annual Invention Convention, a competition in which students createbeneficial, original inventions.  STEM-ers worked tirelessly for 10 weeks to create meaningful inventions and shared them with families at their Parent Showcase Day on November 21, 2019. The school also held a celebration and awarded students with […]

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Dec
04

WQTQ Now Offers Online Streaming

WQTQ “Qute” 89.9 FM, which has operated from Weaver High School for nearly 50 years, recently started online streaming from its new website at www.wqtq.fm. In late November, the station started streaming online for the first time. Listeners can now tune in from any device, anywhere. This will allow the station to reach far beyond […]

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Dec
03

HPHS’ Brownstone Owl: A Symbol of Learning

The Brownstone Owl, finished in 1883 and placed over the main door of Hartford Public High School facing east, became the symbol of the school over the years. Students referred to it in essays, school newspaper and classbook articles; its image, in varying poses and styles, was placed on pins, ribbons, bookmarks, key chains, and […]

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Dec
03

Burns Latino Studies Academy 3rd Grade Students Lead Book-House Project

On Friday, November 22nd, 3rd grade Burns Latino Studies Academy student, Scarlet was very happy.  Her vision had come to fruition; the Neighborhood Book-House she and her classmates ideated, advocated for, and designed was finally installed outside of their school. Ms. McGill’s 3rd grade class at Burns Latino Studies Academy loves reading and they wanted […]

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