Teaching and Learning

Mar
05

Student Voices Guide Hartford

Members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council held their fifth meeting of the year on February 27. On the agenda was a discussion with the superintendent about the district’s uniform policy and a pizza taste-testing organized by Lonnie Burt, the Senior Director of Food & Child Nutrition Services, to inform next year’s lunch menu options. […]

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Mar
05

Neighborhood Studios Summer Applications Open for Teens

Applications Are Now Open! Are your students looking for summer opportunities in the arts? The Arts Council’s Neighborhood Studios program helps teens build their artistic skills, while working as paid apprentices at some of Hartford’s best arts and cultural institutions. Applications are due April 3, 2020. All applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements: No younger than […]

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Mar
05

McDonough Art Teacher Wins Education Innovation Award

Jason Gilmore of Guilford, Conn., an art teacher at Hartford’s McDonough Middle School, has been named the Neag School of Education’s 2020 Rogers Educational Innovation Fund award winner. Established by Neag School Professor Emeritus Vincent Rogers and his late wife, Chris, a lifelong teacher, this award provides $5,000 annually toward an innovative classroom project proposed by a […]

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Mar
04

Say ‘Hola’ to International World Languages Week!

Also know as National Foreign Language Week, since 1957 the first week in March is International World Language Week.  It is a part of  International World Languages Month! National Foreign Language Week was inaugurated in the Spring of 1957 by Alpha Mu Gamma. Sister Eloise Therese, the National President of Alpha Mu Gamma from 1956 […]

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Mar
04

HPS Joined United Way Volunteers for Read Across America

Dozens of volunteer readers gathered at Environmental Sciences Magnet at Mary Hooker School (ESM) to donate their time and effort for Read Across America on March 2. This national event celebrates a diverse nation of readers by organizing volunteers to read to students in classrooms across the country. To kick off the event, ESM Principal […]

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Feb
28

Important and Inspiring: Black History Month at HPS

∼Hartford Public Schools teachers, students, and leaders celebrated Black History Month 2020 through extraordinary performances, lessons, and celebrations this month. We have gathered information about just a few of them. Weaver High School & Kinsella Magnet School for the Performing Arts On February 27, the students and teachers of our Weaver Campus presented an amazing […]

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Feb
28

Winter Sports Round-up

Middle and high school sports seasons are in full-swing and our students are excelling, having fun, and learning.   Girls CIAC Basketball State Tournament Brackets are out for H.S. Girls Basketball!  3 Hartford teams are in the tournament. Bulkeley  and SMSA play on Monday   Class LL 1st Rnd Shelton 15-5 vs. Bulkeley 11-9 @ […]

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Feb
27

Internship Program Helps Shape Careers

One of the first things Abbigale Whitmore’s mother did after immigrating from Jamaica in 2015 was enroll her daughter in Hartford Public High School’s Academy of Engineering and Green Technology. The very next year, Whitmore landed an internship at Aetna—which in turn led to internships at United Technologies, Tech Talent South, and the Old State […]

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