In Our District

Dec
10

Student Advocacy Leads to CT’s “13th Amendment Day” Proclamation

Hartford Public High School history teacher, Bobby Abate clarifies, “The Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 only freed slaves in the southern states and the Juneteenth Celebration recalls when slaves in Texas, in June of 1865, finally heard the news that the war was over. It was not until December 6th, 1865, with the ratification of the […]

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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
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
01

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
01

Hopes & Dreams Essay Contest for Hartford Public Schools Students

In anticipation of the Office of Family & Community Partnerships Hopes & Dreams Parent event scheduled for Saturday, January 25, 2020, we want to hear from our students on what hopes and dreams mean to them. Four winners will be recognized at the Hopes & Dreams event.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

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Nov
27

Renzulli Students Recognized with Governor’s Reading Challenge Award

On November 21, 2019, Renzulli Gifted & Talented Academy students, Dah, in 8th grade, and Adrianna, in 6th grade  represented their school as it was recognized by Governor Ned Lamont, the Connecticut State Commissioner of Education, Dr. Miguel Cardona, and our State Librarian, Kendall Wiggin for excellence in reading.  The students’ prolific reading habits elevated […]

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Nov
26
Nov
25

A Model Partnership: HPS and Hartford Public Library

In early 2019, HPS and Hartford Public Library (HPL) announced the Boundless partnership, an innovative collaboration that provides students at Rawson School access to their own library as well as additional learning resources in a community where libraries were becoming scarce. The Boundless Library at Rawson is open to students and teachers during the school […]

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