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Feb
20

Therapy Dogs Soothe Stress at Weaver

On Valentine’s Day 2020, the entrance to the Black Box theater at Weaver Campus was packed with students. But the star of the show was neither a student nor a guest performer.  It was Ethel, a therapy dog from K9 First Responders. “We provide psychological first aid,” said Deborah Burgess, Ethel’s handler from K9 First […]

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Feb
20

HMTCA Presents “Once on this Island, Jr.” TONIGHT!

Please come celebrate our talented Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy Middle School students in the HMTCA production of Once on This Island, Jr.! Showtimes: Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:00 PM Friday, February 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM Venue: Theater of the Performing Arts, 359 Washington Street, Hartford CT Directed by: Eddie Duran Choreographed by: […]

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Feb
20

Zero Waste Kids at Annie Fisher Montessori

It started with overflowing garbage cans in the classroom at Annie Fisher Montessori Magnet School. Teachers were frustrated with the number of Styrofoam trays that filled the trash bins after breakfast and that there was no place to put the food waste from lunch. Classroom Teacher Teresa Chan worked with administration and the PTO to […]

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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
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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