In Our Schools

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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Oct
27

Meet our Family and Community Service Support Providers!

                                                                                              Cohort 1 of our 40 FCSSPs. The Office […]

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Oct
27

Classical Magnet’s Closeout of Hispanic Heritage Month

Here at Classical Magnet School we celebrated with the closeout of Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday, October 17th. (Due to scheduling, we couldn’t do it on the actual end of the month- October 15th). As last month’s newsletter indicated, we had dinner and a movie. With close to 100 attendees, including, students, Classical staff, district […]

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Oct
17

Our Students Are Watching: A Message from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez & Our Board of Education

En español To our students, families, staff, partners, and community: You may have heard about this incident on the news. On Friday September 20, a Guilford High School student showed up to a football game against Hartford Public High School in blackface. He was stopped by a Guilford School Resource Officer and they had him […]

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Oct
17

Capital Prep Students Are Finalists in Entrepreneurial Challenge

On Friday, October 11, 2019 students from Capital Preparatory Magnet School competed in the Junior Achievement “Be Entrepreneurial Challenge” at the University of Hartford.  Students learned from UHart business professors about promoting products to a target audience and creating a business plan, before pitching their ideas to current University of Hartford students.   We are very […]

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Oct
15

HPS Receives $300,000 Barr Foundation Grant to Promote Post-Secondary Success

Hartford Public Schools has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Barr Foundation to support the district’s Planning for Post-Secondary Success for All Students project. The goal of the project is to deepen understanding of high school students’ experiences and develop strategic plans that promote post-secondary success.   The grant supports the second phase of […]

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Oct
11

HPS Participates in “CT Grown for CT Kids” Week

Statewide Initiative Asks Students to Take the HardCORE Apple & Pear Challenge   Students across Connecticut will be eating local foods as a part of their school lunch October 7-11th, 2019 for CT Grown for CT Kids Week, a statewide celebration encouraging students, families, and schools to support local Connecticut agriculture. On Tuesday, October 8, […]

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