In Our Schools

Nov
10

Don’t Miss the 96th Annual Turkey Day Game on Thanksgiving!

Work off some calories BEFORE Thanksgiving dinner! Come and cheer on our high school football teams at the 96th Annual Turkey Day Game at Dillon Stadium at 10 AM on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28th when the Hartford Public High School Owls take on the Bulkeley/HMTCA/Weaver Bulldogs! The gate – near SMSA– opens for spectators […]

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Nov
07

HPS Promotes Literacy with Read for the Record Event

On November 7, Hartford Public Schools joined with United Way, volunteers, and partners from across the city to celebrate reading. Jumpstart Read for the Record is an annual event that highlights the importance of early literacy in student success. It brings adults into the classroom with students to spend some focused time reading together. At […]

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Nov
07

Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at Wish School

In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, students in the 2nd grade at the Fred D. Wish Museum School have been creating art and practicing their singing and dancing during music class. On October 31st, “Dia De Los Muertos,” students were painted like sugar skulls and performed a dance and song from the Disney movie, Coco.  […]

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Nov
07

THE ARTS: The 5th Annual Hartford Creative Contest

This is the 5th year of offering Hartford Creative Contest to the resident students of Hartford and those children from outside of Hartford who attend Hartford schools.  It is open to students in grades 4 – 12.  There have been wonderful entries in past years and we know this year will also result in many […]

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Nov
06

HPS teachers receive surprise donations for their classrooms

The holidays came early for two Hartford Public School teachers who received surprise classroom gifts from WFSB Channel 3’s Liberty Bank Surprise Squad and Donorschoose.org. Every Thursday, the Liberty Bank Surprise Squad strikes all over Connecticut, helping out deserving individuals and groups. DonorsChoose.org is an education-focused charity that connects would-be donors to projects requested by […]

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Nov
04

Inclement Weather Information for our Families

As Hartford Public Schools prepares for the winter months, we want to remind you of our inclement weather procedures. Extremely cold morning temperatures can cause delays on morning bus routes. A severe storm watch may also cause delays. Our transportation department works to pick up students as quickly as possible during these conditions. When extreme […]

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Nov
01

Rawson School Engages Students in 4th Annual “Skeleton Bee”

On Thursday, October 31, 2019, Rawson School hosted its 4th Annual Skeleton Bee, a fun, engaging, educational, science and bone-themed spelling bee for K – 2nd grade students in the morning, then for the 3rd through 6th grade students in the afternoon. The competition began at the classroom level in which two students from each class […]

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Oct
29

Great Attendance News about Hartford Public Schools!

Students who Attend Today Achieve Tomorrow Great news!  Attendance data from the first quarter of 2019-2020 reveals that Chronic Absenteeism at Hartford Public Schools has been reduced by 5.4% compared to the same period last year. The greatest improvement was in Kindergarten, and in the 6th grade, Chronic Absenteeism was at an all-time low. Some additional […]

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