School Spotlights

Dec
01

Grand Opening of the McDonough Market

On November 22, 2022, McDonough Middle School and the Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford (CCAOH) celebrated the grand opening of the McDonough Market, a safe space for families to access food, hygiene products, school uniforms, and other goods at no cost. The items are donated, purchased through Basic Needs grants, or provided by CT FoodShare [...]
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Nov
18

Bulkeley Students Work with AFLAC to Present the ‘Closet of Care’ to their Peers

On November 18, 2022, a group of Bulkeley High School students gathered in their Student Support Room with their Family & Community Service Support Provider (FCSSP), Ms. Myrna Metayer to discuss how they can help let their peers, both young women and young men, know that there are coats, toiletries, socks, snacks; items that one […]

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Nov
10

Connecticut’s Kid Governor Team Holds Rally at Kennelly School

On November 9, 2022, the Connecticut’s Kid Governor Team hit the road this week on a Statewide Election Rally Bus Tour. They visited participating schools across Connecticut and stopped at Kennelly School for a mini outdoor election rally. Connecticut's Kid Governor Makhi and his staff from Connecticut Humanities spoke with the students to build excitement [...]
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Nov
04

S.A.N.D. School Launches Walking School Bus

On October 19, S.A.N.D. School launched its first-ever Walking School Bus as a pilot program to improve attendance. Members of the ACE  Team and the Village for Children and Families together walk a route through the SAND School neighborhood, picking up students along the way. School Bus team members belong to the school’s ACE (Attendance, […]

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Nov
03

Two Hundred Hartford Students Celebrate Final Mile at Rentschler Field

Students participated in Hartford Marathon Foundation FitKids in School program More than two hundred students from three Hartford Public Schools were among more than 650 students from 14 schools across CT who recently participated in the HMF FitKids in School final mile event at Rentscher Field. The students were from Environmental Sciences Magnet School at […]

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Oct
27

HPS, United Way, Hartford Public Library & Community Volunteers Gather to Kick Off City-wide Literacy Event

On October 27, 2022, Hartford Public School Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez joined community and city leaders at Betances Learning Lab to kick-off Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®, a campaign mobilizing volunteers to read to students in the classroom.  Volunteer readers all over Hartford read “Nigel and the Moon” by debut author Antwan Eady and artist [...]
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Oct
25

Niece of Maria Sanchez Partners with Sanchez Elementary, SINA, and Hartford Public Library to Inspire Students

On October 25, 2022, Hartford Public Schools announced a new partnership between Maria C. Colón Sanchez Elementary School and Leticia Colón de Mejias, the niece of the school’s namesake. Ms. Colón de Mejias is a published author, entrepreneur, and CEO of Energy Efficiencies Solutions. Her aunt, Maria Colón Sanchez, was a legislator and advocate for [...]
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Oct
19

Lessons in Traditional Puerto Rican Dance and Drumming Engage Milner Middle School Students

Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, Arts and Wellness Director Tracy Avicolli, and representatives from HPS partner, Hartford Performs, including Executive Director Rie Poirier-Campbell  joined students at Milner Middle School who are working with two teaching artists from Bomba de Aqui to expand the Spanish curriculum to include dance, drumming, and other elements of Puerto Rican culture and arts. HartfordPerforms supported this [...]
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