In Our Schools

Jun
12

HPS and Partners Break Ground on New Boys & Girls Club Hartford

Nearly six months after announcing a campaign to open a new Boys & Girls Club Hartford (BGCH) in the city’s South End, Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez joined BGCH and supporting partners to break ground at the site on Ledyard Street on Thursday, June 10. The event brought together a range of leaders and stakeholders, including Governor [...]
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Jun
12

SMSA Students Excel in Capstone Projects

Sport and Medical Sciences Academy students created some very strong Capstone projects this year that deserve attention and praise. Below are only two of the many projects. Keith Berrout created a very personal Capstone project. Keith is known as our State Champion track athlete, but he is also a champion for helping others. This young […]

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Jun
12

A Day of Caring for the Milner Middle School Community

The Hartford Knights is a non-profit organization, founded in 2000 by Executive Director, Bernard Thomas.  It began as a basketball-centric association and grew into a mentoring service organization for at-risk youth.  They have spent the last several months organizing A Day of Caring, an event that took place on June 11th (the last day of the [...]
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Jun
12

UConn Huskies Offer Support to Kennelly 8th Graders

On Wednesday, June 10, eighth graders at the E.B. Kennelly School in Hartford were greeted by some special guests when they returned to school for the first time in months to clean out their lockers.  Squeals of delight in re-connecting and many air hugs abounded during this special, social-distanced meet-and-greet between 8th graders, families, teachers, staff [...]
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Jun
11

SSAC Students Complete Vote-Ready “Hartford Decide$” Projects

Students on the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SSAC) have finished their Hartford Decide$ projects and voting is scheduled to start next week. Hartford Decide$ is Connecticut’s first Participatory Budgeting Program where members of our community brainstorm ideas to improve our city.  The Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SSAC) is made up of students from each school in […]

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Jun
11

Congratulations to our 2020 Lewis Fox Scholarship Recipients

The Jacob L. and Lewis Fox Foundation was established in 1936 by Lewis Fox, a graduate of Hartford Public High School and a local attorney, as a memorial to his father, Jacob L. Fox. The Foundation has awarded college scholarships to graduating seniors of Bulkeley, Hartford Public, and Weaver high schools annually since 1937, and […]

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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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