School Climate and Culture

Apr
03

Hartford Public Schools Announces Nominees for 2020 Teacher of the Year

The competition for Hartford’s 2020 Teacher of the Year has begun with thirty-seven teachers nominated by their schools to participate in this year’s selection process.  (Pictured above are last year’s 2019 Teacher of the Year Nominees.) Each 2020 nominee has undergone an intensive screening and interview process conducted remotely by a district-wide Teacher of the […]

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Apr
02

Autism Month: From Awareness to Acceptance

Hartford Public Schools celebrates the diversity of each and every learner within our community. As many celebrate World Autism Day on April 2, 2020, Hartford Public Schools would like to encourage the extension of our thinking and action from Autism Awareness to Autism Acceptance. This important shift represents the voices of those who are actually […]

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Apr
01

New Student Meals Pickup Location: MD Fox School

We are pleased to announce the addition of one additional site where meals can be picked up, MD Fox School, starting on Friday, April 3. Any student 18 years old or younger can pick up a lunch and breakfast at any of our 17 locations listed below. For the safety of all, we ask that […]

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Mar
27

#ProudSuper

Here’s a collection of Superintendent Torres-Rodriguez’s #ProudSuper moments since our last newsletter. Congratulations to our 2020 Teacher of the Year nominees! (Pictured above is 2019 Teacher of the Year Narciso Moquete just after he heard his name announced as the winner!) We are proud to announce our 37 outstanding nominees for 2020 #TeacherOfTheYear. Congrats & […]

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Mar
19

Coronavirus Update: Student Meals and Continuity of Learning

March 20, 2020 Dear Families, We hope this note finds you safe and healthy. Thank you for your patience and flexibility during this extremely challenging time. As your partners in education, we want to provide you with regular updates related to COVID-19 and your child’s learning. COVID-19 cases in HPS As of today, we are […]

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Mar
13

Message about HPS School Closures

March 13, 2020 Dear Families, Staff, and Community Partners, Making sure that our schools are safe places for students, staff, and visitors is our highest priority. Ensuring that our students are ready to learn without distraction is our mission. In our efforts to minimize the risk of illness related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) for students and […]

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Mar
13

Talking to Kids About Coronavirus

This article is reposted from CCMC By: Robert D. Keder, MD As schools and communities take extra precautions to prevent the spread of coronavirus, it’s bound to affect your family’s routines, spring break plans or at the very least, dinner conversation. Even very young children may have questions about what’s going on. How do you approach […]

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Mar
10

Weaver/Kinsella Campus Sings, Dances and Learns with VSU Chorale

The students of Weaver High School and Kinsella Magnet School of the Performing Arts were treated to an exuberant performance by the HBCU  award-winning Virginia State University Chorale on Friday, March 6, 2020. Students from both schools were invited on-stage to sing and dance with the choir.  The Hartford Public High School Chorus was also […]

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