School Climate and Culture

Sep
10

9/11 Anniversary Message from Superintendent Torres-Rodriguez

9/11 Anniversary Message from Superintendent Torres-Rodriguez  Dear Colleagues, Partners, and Friends, Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the crash of Flight 93 in Pennsylvania. Hartford Public Schools stands in support of our families, teachers, administrators, and partners who continue to grieve the loss of […]

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Sep
03

Labor Day Message from the Superintendent Honoring Hartford Public Schools’ Staff

September 3, 2021   Labor Day Message from the Superintendent Honoring Hartford Public Schools’ Staff Dear Colleagues, As this first week of the new school year comes to a close and we look ahead to Labor Day weekend, I write to thank you for your hard work to prepare for the return of all our students. […]

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Aug
30

Back to School Message from HPS Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

  August 30, 2021 Back to School Message from HPS Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez Dear Families, Staff, and Partners, Welcome back and thank you! I am so excited to have started another school year. It was a joy for me to visit three of our schools, McDonough Middle School, Wish Museum School, and Sport and […]

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Aug
26

HPS Celebrated Staff Convocation to Kick Off New School Year

Hartford Public Schools Celebrated Staff Convocation to Kick-off the 2021-2022 School Year Hartford Public Schools officially kicked off the 2021-2022 school year at its annual Convocation celebration, welcoming back teachers, staff, and community partners. The event was held on Thursday, August 26, at Weaver Campus in the George P. Thomas auditorium. After the Kennelly School [...]
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Aug
23

HPS Welcomes Teacher of Critical Language at Bulkeley HS this Fall

HPS Welcomes Teacher of Critical Language at Bulkeley HS this Fall HPS participated in a nationwide competition to host a Teachers of Critical Language Program teacher for the academic year 2021-22. The teacher, Mr. Said Bouaddi from Agadir, Morrocco, will be teaching at Bulkeley High School this fall. According to the Teachers of Critical Language […]

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Jul
23

HPS Staff Lead in Home Visits Supported by State Family Engagement Program

  HPS Staff Lead in Home Visits Supported by State Family Engagement Program In the spring, HPS was selected to participate in a new state initiative known as LEAP, or Learner Engagement and Attendance Program. The Program, launched by Governor Ned Lamont, was designed to address K-12 student absenteeism and disengagement resulting from the COVID-19 […]

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Jul
20

Summer Program and Enrichment: A Day at Milner Middle School

Summer Program and Enrichment: A Day at Milner Middle School Thursday, July 15, was a busy day at Milner Middle School’s Summer Program. At 11:15 AM students were engaged in academic courses, including English Language Arts (ELA), math, and social-emotional learning (SEL). On the main floor, near the cafeteria, one group of 7th graders was [...]
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Jul
01

July is BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Mental Health Month

  July is BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Mental Health Month This month is BIPOC Mental Health Month (also known as Minority Mental Health Month), an important reminder to focus on the mental health and well-being of our BIPOC students, teachers, staff, and members of our community. Providing social-emotional supports to our youth […]

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