School Climate and Culture

May
07

Join Us for a Virtual Town Hall about our New Three-Year Plan

Please join us as Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez presents a Community Conversation on our new Three-Year Plan for school years 2021 – 2024.  The virtual town hall takes place on Thursday, May 13 in English at 5:30 PM and in Spanish at 6:30 PM. You can submit questions in advance!  Click here! Watch the live-stream at: hartfordschools.org/TownHall Or […]

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May
07

Presenting Hartford Public Schools 2020-2021 Scholar- Athletes

Please give a big congratulations to all the Hartford Public Schools 2020-2021 Scholar- Athletes. It is a big honor and they are all extremely deserving of the recognition.   Bulkeley High School Amilya Williams Honore Munyaneza Capital Preparatory Magnet School Quincy Ferguson Anijah Hooker Classical Magnet School Reilly Fournier Matt Rivera HMTCA Sonya Parsons Jackson […]

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May
06

Announcing the “May You Be the Biggest Loser” Attendance Challenge!

Let’s have fun, get collaborative and compete ending the year strong.  May is a time to support culture and climate, add in the joy, work together as a school community and end the year with long lasting relationships. “May You Be the Biggest Loser” is a district-wide Attendance Challenge for all schools and students; everyone […]

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May
04

Honoring All Our HPS Teachers for National Teacher Appreciation Week and Day

Dear Families, Colleagues, and Partners, This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week and National Teacher Appreciation Day is on Tuesday, May 4. I am extremely grateful and pleased for this opportunity to thank our educators for the invaluable work they do every day ensuring the success of all our beautiful and capable students. To their […]

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Apr
30

Celebrating Our Amazing HPS Principals!

  Dear Families, Colleagues, and Partners,   National School Principals Day 2021 Celebrating Our Amazing HPS Principals!  May 1 is National School Principals Day. On this special occasion and especially after this tough year, I would like to express my tremendous gratitude to each of our Principals. I am thankful for their leadership and deep […]

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Apr
30

Dedication Ceremony at Johnny Taylor Field in Colt Park

On Wednesday, April 28, Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez joined The Greater Hartford Twilight Baseball League, Donna Swarr of Friends of Colt Park, Hartford City Councilman John Gale, Board of Education Chairwoman Ayesha Clarke and member Craig Stallings, Johnny Taylor's daughter Lynne Taylor-Grande and members of the community for a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony at Johnny Taylor [...]
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Apr
28

ICYMI: Project Joy’s “Plate to Palette” Event Fun for All!

Select LanguageAlbanianAmharicArabicBengaliBosnianChinese (Simplified)CroatianDutchEnglishFrenchGermanGujaratiHindiIgboItalianJapaneseKannadaKoreanMalayalamMarathiMyanmar (Burmese)NepaliPashtoPolishPortugueseRussianSomaliSpanishSwahiliTamilTeluguTurkishUkrainianUrduVietnameseYoruba On April 23, Project Joy hosted its Plate to Palette event; free take-out dinners for 300 families from 8 of the area's most enJOYable restaurants, plus a Virtual Paint Night for 200 students, grades Pre-K through 12. Over 100 students attended the Grades 5 - 12 Paint Activity with HPS art [...]
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Apr
27

YWCA Hosts a Discussion with Dr Leslie Torres-Rodriguez about Resilience

YWCA Hartford Region hosted a special YWLIVE Lunch & Learn on April 29, 2021 with YW host Jill Marini, Director of Early Learning and School-age Programs and special guest Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, Superintendent, Hartford Public Schools. The conversation wa called “Getting to the Other Side of the Pandemic: Thoughts about Leadership and Education Resilience for […]

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