School Climate and Culture

Aug
20

Don’t Miss the “Dangers of the Mind” Social Emotional Community Forum

How do we sustain Social-Emotional Learning in our communities? DANGERS OF THE MIND is a multifaceted global empowerment platform and life-style brand with a mission to develop confidence and social-emotional skills amongst youth and young adults through dynamic education programs.     The DOM SEL Community Forum is designed to instill a growth mindset and help […]

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Jun
27

Our Superintendent’s Message about Protecting our Immigrant Families and Educating All Children

Dear HPS Families, Colleagues, Partners, and Friends:   Ensuring that our schools are safe places for students, staff, and visitors is our highest priority. We want every student participating in our Early Start, Credit Recovery, and Summer Bridge programs to be present and ready to learn in a safe environment.   The recent reports of [...]
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Jun
19

Summer Meals Information for Schools, Libraries, Parks & Community Sites

Did you know that FREE Summer Meals are available when school is out throughout Hartford?!  Many locations are in schools, libraries, and parks right in your neighborhood!  The Summer Meals Program is a USDA funded program that offers kids & teens who eat meals at school healthy meals throughout the summer months.  The program serves […]

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Jun
13

Summer Message and Resources from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

­Dear HPS Families, Colleagues, Partners, and Friends:   I cannot believe that another school year has come to an end! On behalf of everyone at Hartford Public Schools, I extend my thanks to our students, teachers, families, community partners, and everyone in our district who worked together toward great progress. We are on track and […]

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Jun
12
Jun
10

Support your Student’s School; Become a School Governance Council Member

Each Hartford Public School has its own School Governance Council (SGC) to help support the school, somewhat like a board of directors. Within each SGC, half of the membership is made up of parents of students at the school, with the other members coming from the school (including students), community and/or other partners. By becoming […]

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Jun
10

Sport & Medical Sciences Seniors Create Video about their Capstone Projects

We are so proud of the work that our SMSA seniors did in their community.  Each student was required to create a project based on a personal interest or passion.  They started with a proposal, moved on to research and then completed a minimum of 15 hours of field work.  Most students completed twenty to […]

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Jun
07

Journalism & Media Academy Students Create Musical Tribute to their Principal

Talented Journalism and Media Academy students, Kaku Darko, James Johnson, and Tim Gibson composed a song and created a music video, “The School Is Better with You in It, Mr. Neal” for their principal, Neal Sheldon, who is retiring this June. The students excel in multimedia production including music production and recording, video production and […]

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