Family and Community Partnerships

Dec
10

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
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
05

HPS Superintendent Talks Education Equity with Hartford Foundation

The issue of Chronic Absenteeism (CA) starts early, said HPS Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez in a recent podcast produced by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving (HFPG), called Disinvested. In fact, 1 in 10 kindergarteners miss 18 days of school or more, which defines CA. If Chronic Absenteeism is not addressed and corrected early, the problem […]

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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

Families: CT Healthcare Plan Open Enrollment Ends December 15th

At Access Health Connecticut (AHCT), Individuals, Families & Small Businesses can shop, compare and enroll in quality healthcare plans from brand-name insurance companies. And it’s the only place where you could qualify for financial help, to lower your costs. Open Enrollment ends December 15, 2019. Click here to learn more: https://www.accesshealthct.com/AHCT/LandingPageCTHIX AHCT is Connecticut’s official health […]

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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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Dec
01

Hopes & Dreams Essay Contest for Hartford Public Schools Students

In anticipation of the Office of Family & Community Partnerships Hopes & Dreams Parent event scheduled for Saturday, January 25, 2020, we want to hear from our students on what hopes and dreams mean to them. Four winners will be recognized at the Hopes & Dreams event.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

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