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Jun
10

UPDATED HPS 2020 Graduation Ceremonies: Schedule and Details

Congratulations to all our graduates and their families. Please see below for high school, event location, group times, rain dates, and online virtual event dates and times. Updated dates are in red.   School Graduation Ceremony Location Date/Time of Drive-up/Drive-in Ceremonies Rain Date for Drive-up/Drive-in Ceremonies Date/Time of Virtual Celebration Adult Education Program Adult Education 110 Washington […]

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Jun
09

New Visions Program Teacher Invites Students to Twitter Haiku Project

New Visions Program teacher, Grace Figueroa wants to help students connect artistically and emotionally and she knows that social media is a good place to start. She states, "Since we are moving to a more online world and current events are weighing heavily on a lot of our students, they seek restitution of normality. This [...]
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Jun
05

Our Commitment to Equity and Justice: Statement from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

June 1, 2020 We care deeply about our students. The death of George Floyd and resulting protests have agonizingly reminded us of our country’s unhealed wounds and the continuing struggle for racial and social justice. We condemn the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many others that have come about through inequity and injustice […]

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Jun
05

Charter Oak Cultural Center FREE Virtual Summer Camps

Summer is nearly here, and Charter Oak Cultural Center is so happy to be able to offer a wide variety of FREE virtual summer camps for children ages 6-18. We are offering classes in music, art, dance, creative writing, and more! Virtual summer camps will allow us to offer the same fun, high-quality arts education […]

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Jun
04

Statewide Student Survey on Improving Distance Learning

Dear Connecticut Student, We know that current events related to COVID-19 have caused major disruption in the lives of students. The sudden move to distance learning has been a challenge for all of us. As this school year comes to an end, we would like to hear ideas from students like you on how to […]

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May
28

Meet our 2020 Teacher of the Year, Shakira Perez

Meet Ms. Shakira Perez, a teacher of 8th Grade Intro to Greek Drama and 12th Grade British Literature at Classical Magnet School — and our freshly-minted Hartford Public Schools’ 2020 Teacher of the Year. Ms. Perez is a “Hartford kid” and an alumna of the Classical Magnet program when it was housed at Quirk Middle School […]

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May
28

Capital Prep Celebrates Seniors with Unique Graduation

Hartford Public Schools’ Capital Preparatory Magnet School held a series of unique events May 15 through graduation day, May 22 to celebrate its 34 graduating seniors. To honor this year’s graduating class in ways that adhere to social distancing protocol, all seniors were treated to yard signs placed in front of their homes, videos by […]

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May
28

Classical Magnet Teacher Delivers 300 Meals to Hartford Health Workers

Jeff Hoberman, a teacher at Classical Magnet for 11 years, and his wife, Ana have raised donations to make and deliver meals to area health care workers during the pandemic. The couple own a small restaurant called Ana’s Kitchen. With the donations they have received through family, friends, strangers and colleagues, they are able to […]

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