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Jun
11

Kennelly School Marks 90 Straight Days of Virtual Read Alouds

Since the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to close in mid-March, Kennelly School has taken the lead in using nightly read alouds, posted on social media, to stay connected to their students. On Wednesday, June 10, they hit a milestone of 90 straight read alouds, without missing one night of reading to students. Posted on Kennelly […]

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Jun
11

SSAC Students Complete Vote-Ready “Hartford Decide$” Projects

Students on the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SSAC) have finished their Hartford Decide$ projects and voting is scheduled to start next week. Hartford Decide$ is Connecticut’s first Participatory Budgeting Program where members of our community brainstorm ideas to improve our city.  The Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SSAC) is made up of students from each school in […]

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Jun
11

Congratulations to our 2020 Lewis Fox Scholarship Recipients

The Jacob L. and Lewis Fox Foundation was established in 1936 by Lewis Fox, a graduate of Hartford Public High School and a local attorney, as a memorial to his father, Jacob L. Fox. The Foundation has awarded college scholarships to graduating seniors of Bulkeley, Hartford Public, and Weaver high schools annually since 1937, and […]

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Jun
10

Student Meals Summer Schedule

June 10, 2020   Dear Families, Student Meals Summer Schedule Providing nutritious food to all students who need it is another part of our commitment to supporting our students and families. We will continue to deliver student meals during the summer, through Friday, August 28, at our 17 school locations, three days per week. Meals […]

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Jun
10

UPDATED HPS 2020 Graduation Ceremonies: Schedule and Details

Congratulations to all our graduates and their families. Please see below for high school, event location, group times, rain dates, and online virtual event dates and times. Updated dates are in red.   School Graduation Ceremony Location Date/Time of Drive-up/Drive-in Ceremonies Rain Date for Drive-up/Drive-in Ceremonies Date/Time of Virtual Celebration Adult Education Program Adult Education 110 Washington […]

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Jun
09

New Visions Program Teacher Invites Students to Twitter Haiku Project

New Visions Program teacher, Grace Figueroa wants to help students connect artistically and emotionally and she knows that social media is a good place to start. She states, "Since we are moving to a more online world and current events are weighing heavily on a lot of our students, they seek restitution of normality. This [...]
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Jun
09

More than 100 HPS Seniors Earn the CT Seal of Biliteracy

For the second year, Hartford Public School High School Seniors earned the Connecticut Seal of Biliteracy, an award given to students who demonstrate proficiency in two or more languages by the time they graduate. This year, 103 students earned the Seal of Biliteracy, which will be placed on their diplomas and noted on their transcripts. […]

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Jun
05

Our Commitment to Equity and Justice: Statement from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

June 1, 2020 We care deeply about our students. The death of George Floyd and resulting protests have agonizingly reminded us of our country’s unhealed wounds and the continuing struggle for racial and social justice. We condemn the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many others that have come about through inequity and injustice […]

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