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Feb
04

Student-Centered Learning at HPS

On January 29, 2020, in Kaitlin Sullivan’s 9th-grade science class at Bulkeley High School, about a dozen students were working in small groups in different areas of the classroom. On the far side of the room, three youths were poised in front of laptops, either following an online lesson or watching a video. In the […]

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Feb
03

A Message about National School Counseling Week

Dear Colleagues and Friends, This week, February 3-7, 2020, is National School Counseling Week. On behalf of everyone at Hartford Public Schools, I’d like to express our deepest appreciation for all that school counselors do to ensure the success of our students and families. School counselors contribute to the continuum of supports that our students […]

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Feb
02

Preventative Health Update

Dear Families, Over the last few weeks, you may have seen reports in the media concerning the flu and the coronavirus. Therefore, we wanted to provide you with a preventative health update. The coronavirus is a contagious illness that is currently affecting a signficant number of people in Wuhan City, China. Those susceptible to the […]

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Jan
30

Seal of Biliteracy: An Award Available to HPS Seniors

For the second year, Hartford Public Schools is offering the Connecticut Seal of Biliteracy, an award for students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. The Seal of Biliteracy encourages students to pursue biliteracy, honors their skills, and serves as evidence of abilities that are attractive to […]

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Jan
30

New Boys & Girls Club to Open in South End

In the country’s oldest Boys & Girls Club on Sigourney Street, city and state officials and community leaders gathered on Thursday, Jan. 23, to announce a campaign to open a new club in Hartford’s South End. The event brought together Governor Ned Lamont, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, City Council President Maly Rosado, and HPS Superintendent […]

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Jan
30

Family & Community Engagement Speaker Inspires with Talk on Urban Trauma

On Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Bulkeley High School, Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez and the Office of Family & Community Engagement welcomed over 200 guests to their free event, Hopes and Dreams 2020. Children were able to play in the attended Childcare Room, while adults went to the auditorium to be inspired by Dr. Maysa […]

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Jan
29

Census Job Fair – Thursday, 1/30/20 3pm – 6pm

Per U.S. Census 2020, for every person not counted in the census, our city loses $2,900.00 per year. Be a Census Worker and make great pay. ($23.50 – $26 per hour.)  Make sure you participate in the U.S. Census 2020!  Be counted! Find out more at the Parker Memorial Family Center, 2621 Main Street, Hartford on Thursday, […]

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Jan
29

ICYMI: DonorsChoose Partnership Helps HPS Teachers Fulfill Wish Lists

“Thank you for being so generous and helpful with basic necessities for our classroom! As we approach the middle of winter it’s important to have educational materials but also supportive materials for success such as warm gloves, tissues, snacks, and water bottles as well as brand new books and important books for our diverse students. […]

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