School Climate and Culture

Jan
28

Superintendent’s Message: Celebrating Black History Month

Superintendent’s Message:  Celebrating Black History Month January 28, 2022 Dear Families, Colleagues, Partners, and Friends, Tuesday, February 1, is the start of Black History Month, the annual celebration of African Americans and their contributions to our country. At Hartford Public Schools, we look forward to elevating the achievements of Black Americans through culturally responsive teaching, […]

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Jan
28

Celebrating SMSA Boys Basketball, Currently 11-0 This Season!

Our Sport and Medical Sciences Boys Basketball team was featured in two Hartford Courant articles (see below.) They are undefeated with an 11-0 record! Tonight they play East Granby 6:45 PM – Click here to Watch Live for a game webcast on the NFHS Network. (There is a fee to SUBSCRIBE to the NFHS Network.; […]

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Jan
28

Meet our School Security Officer of the Year, Betances Learning Lab’s Tommy Williams

This year’s Hartford Public Schools’ School Security Officer of the Year is Tommy Williams from Betances Early Learning Lab Magnet School! School principal Darpan Patel, on behalf of all the students and school staff, states, “We are so proud of Mr. Williams for receiving the School Security Officer of the Year award.  Mr. Williams has […]

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Jan
28

ICYMI: Family Learning Session about Mathematics for Grades K-12

Select LanguageAlbanianAmharicArabicBengaliBosnianChinese (Simplified)CroatianDutchEnglishFrenchGermanGujaratiHindiIgboItalianJapaneseKannadaKoreanMalayalamMarathiMyanmar (Burmese)NepaliPashtoPolishPortugueseRussianSomaliSpanishSwahiliTamilTeluguTurkishUkrainianUrduVietnameseYoruba On January 27, 2022, Mathematics Director Mario Carullo and Mathematics Assistant Director Michelle Kellogg presented a Family Learning Session about Mathematics for Grades Kindergarten through 12. In case you missed it, you may watch the video and explore the presentation below for invaluable resources and information for engaging in your child's [...]
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Jan
27

ICYMI: A Family Town Hall about Substance Abuse Awareness and Prevention

Select LanguageAlbanianAmharicArabicBengaliBosnianChinese (Simplified)CroatianDutchEnglishFrenchGermanGujaratiHindiIgboItalianJapaneseKannadaKoreanMalayalamMarathiMyanmar (Burmese)NepaliPashtoPolishPortugueseRussianSomaliSpanishSwahiliTamilTeluguTurkishUkrainianUrduVietnameseYoruba On January 25, 2022, Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez and our Partners from Hartford Healthcare, CT Children’s, and the Hartford Police Department presented a Town Hall conversation about Substance Abuse Awareness and Prevention in English with simultaneous Spanish interpretation. Attendees learned about: Substance and opioid identification, awareness and prevention How to have [...]
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Jan
26

The CT Seal of Biliteracy 2022 for High School Seniors

January 24, 2022 Dear Families, Hartford Public Schools is excited to announce the fourth year of eligibility for Connecticut’s Seal of Biliteracy, an award given to students who have demonstrated proficiency in two or more languages by the time they graduate high school. The Seal of Biliteracy will be placed on a student’s diploma and […]

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Jan
25

Announcing the February Attendance Olympics and the Visual Arts & Video Contest!

During the month of February we will be running two incentives to boost attendance, and awareness about why attendance matter all day, every day. The Winter Olympics kick-off on February 3, so February is Attendance Olympics Month at Hartford Public Schools where school-based Attendance incentives will have an Olympics theme, and, as part of Black […]

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Jan
21

Superintendent’s Update January 21, 2022

Superintendent Update – January 21, 2022 January 21, 2022 Dear Families, I hope you and your family are doing well and staying healthy. I wanted to provide all our families and community with some important updates in the wake of the terrible tragedy at Sport and Medical Sciences Academy last week.  First, I want to […]

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