School Climate and Culture

May
07

Teacher Appreciation Week – A Message from the Superintendent

May 4, 2020   Dear Families, Colleagues, and Partners, The first full week of May is Teacher Appreciation Week. On behalf of everyone at Hartford Public Schools, I would like to express my deep gratitude to our teachers for the work they do each day to ensure the success of all our students. Our teachers […]

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May
01

Seal of Biliteracy: An Update for HPS Seniors

May 1, 2020   Dear Students and Families, Hartford Public Schools is excited to announce the second 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 […]

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May
01

HPS High School Students Respond to District Survey

Nearly 1,600 HPS high school students have responded to an online survey emailed to them by schools last week. The questions touched on a range of topics about distance learning, from video conferencing to preferences for an alternative graduation. Several students submitted comments and questions for the Superintendent. Students from 13 HPS schools participated in […]

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May
01

Don’t Miss our CAS-CIAC Scholar-Athletes on Fox 61 on 5/3, 6:30 PM

Three hundred and fifty-eight senior student athletes will be recognized in a CAS-CIAC Virtual Scholar-Athlete Banquet airing at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 3, on Fox61 and GameTimeCT.com, Hearst Connecticut Media’s website dedicated to high school sports coverage. The 30-minute special will honor the Scholar Athletes selected by 182 schools for their achievements in athletics and […]

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May
01

National School Principals Day

  Message to Principals on National School Principals Day from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez   May 1, 2020 Dear School Administrators, Teachers, and School Staff, Today is School Principals Day. On this occasion, I would like to thank our principals for their leadership, passion for education, and for the care and commitment they have shown for […]

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May
01

Celebrate Our School Lunch Heroes!

May 1, 2020   Dear Families, Staff, and Partners, Friday, May 1, is National School Lunch Hero Day, an opportunity to recognize and thank our hard-working Food and Child Nutrition Services team. This team provides an essential service to our students by delivering nutrition to children every day and over the summer. These meals support […]

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Apr
27

Students Coping with COVID-19 Crisis

The Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council is an association comprised of 2 student representatives from each of our high schools and middle schools. Our high school Student Advisory Council members answered a few of our questions about how life is going for them amidst the changes caused by precautionary measures to help keep them safe from the […]

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Apr
22

Weaver Scholar Athlete’s Story Shared by CIAC Sports and Fox61

Weaver High School’s Olivia Deleon-Gaston’s story is just one among the hundreds of this year’s CAS-CIAC Scholar Athletes, and it is a remarkable one. Read her inspiring story of perseverance and hope. Olivia Deleon-Gaston Inspires As Weaver Scholar Athlete Posted on April 20, 2020 on CIACSports.com by jcookson It’s roughly 2,000 miles from Colorado to Hartford, Connecticut. When Weaver […]

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