In Our Schools

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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Dec
01

WQTQ Hosts Annual Toy Drive on Dec. 7

For more than two decades, WQTQ FM Radio has been hosting an annual Children’s Toy Drive during the holiday season. This year, on Saturday, Dec. 7, the toy drive will be held at Weaver High School, from 10 am to 2 pm. (The snow date is Saturday, Dec. 14.) Donations can take the form of […]

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Dec
01

University High Opens Society of Hispanic Professionals and Engineers Jr. Chapter

University High School of Science & Engineering (UHSSE) opened its first junior chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professionals and Engineers (SHPE JR.) this year.  Students are being mentored by UCONN’s SHPE chapter and are working hard to develop goals of community outreach, leadership, STEM and college readiness for the chapter.   Students are being mentored by […]

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