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Feb
19

Weaver High School Sports Successes

Weaver High School Winter Sports teams enjoyed great successes over the long weekend of February 15 – 17, 2020: Indoor Track The indoor track team had a successful showing this weekend at the Class S State Championship Meet. Both Anna Jones and Shermour Parchment placed in the top 3 in the 300 meter final which […]

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Feb
19

Community Organization Helps Libraries Add Caribbean Books to Summer Reading Lists

The mission of Advocacy to Legacy, Inc. is to educate individuals, families and communities how to advocate for themselves for positive change. They are a small, but nimble and effective, organization and much of their work is accomplished by volunteers. Violette Haldane, the founder of Advocacy to Legacy, Inc. has collaborated with Hartford and Bloomfield Public Libraries […]

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Feb
19

Naylor Students Make Beautiful Music with MAPS Program

It’s not uncommon to hear students putting words to a beat in the cafeteria or hallways of any school. But at Naylor School, the 7th and 8th graders are turning poems into songs as part of the Music and Poetry Synchronized (MAPS), an enrichment program. MAPS teaches 7th through 12th grade students from different geographic, […]

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Feb
18

US Census Recruiting at Adult Ed Center

The Hartford Adult Education Center will be hosting two recruiting events for residents interested in working as a part of the US 2020 Census. Meet the recruiters on Monday, February 24 from 10:00 – 11:45 AM, and Monday, March 2 from 5:45 – 7:00 PM. Location: The Hartford Adult Education Center, 110 Washington Street, Hartford, […]

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Feb
18

#ProudSuper

Here’s a collection of Superintendent Torres-Rodriguez’s #ProudSuper moments since our last newsletter. Community Matters and Literacy Matters. M.D. Fox School teachers and students were the fortunate recipients of Travelers’ supplies surprise. Thank you, @Travelers for your amazing #LiteracyMatters Giving Project; @mdfoxschool teachers, students & Principal Ramos were so surprised to have their #SchoolSupplies wish lists […]

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Feb
13

Superintendent’s Message about Black History Month

Dear Families, Colleagues, Partners, and Friends, Black History Month is a special opportunity to recognize and celebrate the many contributions of African Americans to our history and culture. At Hartford Public Schools, we mark the occasion by bringing this great history into the present for our students. Throughout the district, students and teachers have already […]

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Feb
13

Renzulli Students Win Music Honors

Renzulli Gifted and Talented Academy has had four of its music students accepted into outside performing groups in the greater Hartford area. Three Renzulli students were accepted into the Northern Region Music Festival to take place in March at Wethersfield High School. Two students were accepted into the Northern Region Band, and one into the […]

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Feb
13

HPS Superintendent Meets with Faith-Based and Community Leaders

In a conference room in Hartford’s Union Baptist Church, the members of the HPS Faith-Based and Community Leadership Advisory Group met with Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez on Feb. 12. It was the group’s first meeting in a community setting. Their mission: To enable connections that strengthen families and the HPS community. A key partner for the […]

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