In Our Schools

Jan
13

SMSA Senior Keith Berrouet Connecticut’s Fastest Sprinter

SMSA senior Keith Berrouet won the 55 meter dash championship at the Yale Classic in 6.42 seconds on Saturday. (Shawn McFarland / Hartford Courant) (Story republished from the Hartford Courant. By SHAWN MCFARLAND | JAN 15, 2020 | 10:00 PM) Sports Medical Science Academy coach Graham Martin has seen a lot of track and field in his 48 years of […]

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Jan
04

A Season of Service at Sport & Medical Sciences Academy

The students at Sport & Medical Sciences Academy are excelling in their service-based Capstone projects. Here are just a few of their stories.   Sameen Awan Sameen (pictured above) is working to combat the stigma associated with mental illness.  She has already coordinated with the National Alliance on Mental Illness to have a speaker come […]

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Dec
19

A Holiday Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

Dear Families, From everyone at Hartford Public Schools, I would like to offer our heartfelt season’s greetings and best wishes for the New Year.  Thank you so much for all you have done this year and continue to do every day to support your students and their schools. Over the winter break, with the extra […]

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Dec
19

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
19

Weaver Campus Hosts Winter Wonderland College Night

On December 9, 2019, the University of Hartford, Weaver High School, and Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts collaborated to present a Winter Wonderland College Night for parents, families, and students. At the event topics such as: Financial Aid, College Applications, and Student Campus Life were discussed. There was a large student panel made up […]

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Dec
19

Kinsella Middle School Students Stage “On Strike” Play

On December 11 and 12, 2020, the talented middle school students at Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts staged a play, On Strike, that both delights and educated their young audience.     On Strike is a play about about animals saving their own habitat from industrial farming. The students were cast and crew; providing […]

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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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