Teaching and Learning

May
01

Student Interns Create Graphics Project that Benefits our Community

Najae Duncan of Pathways Academy of Technology & Design is the student CEO & President of JACustoms, a group of 13 student interns from from 4 different public schools in the Greater Hartford area. Their business, JACustoms (part of Junior Achievement) has started two campaigns. They both have to do with the sale of frames, […]

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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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Apr
27

Weaver Receives Gift of Free Licenses for Video Production Classes

For many students in Weaver High School’s Journalism & Media Pathway, video production tools are vital to their learning and future careers. To teach his now distance-learning TV Production 1 class, media teacher Paul Pfeffer had been relying on a free trial for educators from WeVideo, an online video editing platform. When the trial was […]

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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
24

Update: Grading Guidelines and More

April 24, 2020   Dear Families, It has been a pleasure to reconnect with our students this week and resume distance learning. Thank you for your patience and efforts to make sure students continue to access learning from home. We are committed to keeping you informed and have important updates about grading, parent-teacher conferences, and […]

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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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Apr
22

Environmental Sciences Magnet School Takes on an Eco-Challenge for Earth Month

To celebrate Earth Day, the team at Environmental Sciences Magnet School at Mary Hooker (ESM) decided to engage students, families, and staff in the DrawDown EcoChallenge, a free national program focused on reducing carbon in the atmosphere. The virtual tools provided by the program allow ESM to participate in the competition despite schools being closed […]

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Apr
21

Celebrate Earth Day 50 with Hartford’s Virtual Earthfest!

Earth Day turns 50 this week. On April 22, 1970 over 20 million Americans stepped up to demonstrate for environmental protection after 90,000 barrels of crude oil spilled into the Santa Barbara Channel in 1969, killing an estimated 3,500 sea birds and other marine animals. Each year, on Earth Day we remember and celebrate our strong beliefs about […]

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