In Our Schools

Dec
17

UConn Basketball Coach and Players Visit Naylor School

Fifth graders at Dr. James H. Naylor/CCSU Leadership Academy were especially excited to be in school on Monday, December 16. They had been anticipating special visitors all weekend. For the second year, Naylor students, staff, and administrators welcomed the UConn Huskies for the Coach Hurley/UConn basketball day at the school. After the players arrived by bus […]

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Dec
16

HPHS Student Success Center Highlighted in CT Latino News

The recent decrease in Chronic Absenteeism rates in Hartford Public Schools was highlighted by CT Latino News, an online news outlet focused on the state’s Latino population. While the article notes that the rate of absenteeism is high in HPS, and even higher among the district’s Latino students, it describes how the pilot Student Support […]

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Dec
12

Weaver Student Reporter Video Finalist for Presidential Debate

When Weaver High School’s Kemani Campbell interviewed R.J. Kinsella Performing Arts Magnet School’s Donovan Shaw about what he would ask candidates in the upcoming Democratic Presidential debate, the high school junior had no way of knowing the video might be selected to air nationally. The chances improved dramatically when PBS NewsHour selected the interview for […]

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Dec
09

SMSA Partners with CCMC Division of Clinical Services for Career Day

SMSA and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s Division of Clinical Services held its second annual Career Day for students in 10th grade. All sophomores were engaged in learning about four different careers within the healthcare industry including Audiology, Speech Therapy, EEG, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Nutrition. This event was held to expand students’ knowledge of […]

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Dec
09

Keeping Our Learners on Track: HPS Student Engagement Specialists

In August 2019, Hartford Public Schools launched a new strategy to tackle chronic absenteeism and lack of student engagement. The district designated 18 Student Engagement Specialists – full-time staff who address attendance challenges with research-based efforts. Reducing chronic absenteeism (CA) is a key priority for the district. Research shows that students who are chronically absent […]

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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
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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