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Feb
28

Coronavirus Update

Dear HPS Families, We’d like to provide you with an update on the Coronavirus, now referred to as COVID-2019. COVID-2019 is a contagious illness that originated in Wuhan City, China, and is currently affecting a growing number of people in multiple countries worldwide.  At this time, health officials believe that the risk to the general […]

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Feb
28

HPS Hosts Attendance Panel at Bellizzi

Reducing Chronic Absenteeism is a major goal of Hartford Public Schools, which has seen recent improvements in attendance across the district. To share the latest attendance data and delve into a deep conversation about Chronic Absenteeism at HPS, the district hosted a panel discussion at Dwight Bellizzi School on Wednesday, Feb. 26. In the audience […]

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Feb
28

Surprise! Travelers Delivers Wagons Full of Supplies to MD Fox

It was a typical day for M.D. Fox Acting Principal Iris Ramos. She was asked to give a tour to employees from Travelers, a longtime partner of Hartford Public Schools, but what she did not know was that volunteers from Travelers were around the corner with wagons holding the schools’ entire wish list. Over the […]

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Feb
28

Important and Inspiring: Black History Month at HPS

∼Hartford Public Schools teachers, students, and leaders celebrated Black History Month 2020 through extraordinary performances, lessons, and celebrations this month. We have gathered information about just a few of them. Weaver High School & Kinsella Magnet School for the Performing Arts On February 27, the students and teachers of our Weaver Campus presented an amazing […]

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Feb
28

New Online Graduate Certificate in Educating Bilingual Learners

The UConn Neag School of Education is pleased to announce the launch of a new online graduate certificate in educating bilingual learners! It’s a fully online, 4 course, 12-credit graduate certificate designed to support classroom teachers and other educators (e.g., special educators, literacy specialists, school psychologists, counselors, and administrators) to work more effectively with English […]

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Feb
28

Winter Sports Round-up

Middle and high school sports seasons are in full-swing and our students are excelling, having fun, and learning.   Girls CIAC Basketball State Tournament Brackets are out for H.S. Girls Basketball!  3 Hartford teams are in the tournament. Bulkeley  and SMSA play on Monday   Class LL 1st Rnd Shelton 15-5 vs. Bulkeley 11-9 @ […]

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Feb
28

District Choice Lottery (RSCO) Closes February 28 at 11:59 PM

The District Schools Lottery remains open until February 28, 2020 at 11:59 PM. There are two separate applications for families applying to Hartford District Schools and RSCO Magnet/Open Choice schools. DISTRICT SCHOOLS Applications to our District (non-magnet) schools are open to Hartford residents only. The application period is open November 1, 2019 to February 28, 2020.  […]

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Feb
27

Internship Program Helps Shape Careers

One of the first things Abbigale Whitmore’s mother did after immigrating from Jamaica in 2015 was enroll her daughter in Hartford Public High School’s Academy of Engineering and Green Technology. The very next year, Whitmore landed an internship at Aetna—which in turn led to internships at United Technologies, Tech Talent South, and the Old State […]

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