Explore and enjoy all the news about great teaching, learning and achievement in our schools.  Come back often to see more!

Hands-On Instruction at HPHS Engineering & Green Technology Pathway

The Hartford Public High School’s Engineering & Green Technology Pathway (EGT) students participated in many educational, interactive, and fun activities this 2022 – 2023 school year. The students attended Goodwin University’s College’s Early College Advanced Manufacturing Pathway (ECAMP). Above, the students attended the winter YES Academy and a field trip to The New England Air […]

Listen to Special Guest Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez on Teen Takeover: Weaver High School Student Live Radio Show

Don’t forget to tune in to the second episode of Teen Takeover this Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 11:00 am! The show is produced by Weaver and Kinsella High School Journalism and Media students. Special guest, Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez looks forward to joining the student hosts this week to talk about topics relating to [...]

Congratulations to our Basketball Champions!

Congratulations to our hard-working basketball players and coaches! Let's celebrate them all and share the great news below: High School Conference Tournament  The Weaver boys team went undefeated in CRAL conference play finishing with an impressive 18-0 record and 18-2 overall and won the CRAL Conference Tournament.  Go, Beavers! The Weaver girls team went 12-3 [...]

University High’s Black Student Union Hosts Annual Culture Night

The Black Student Union at University High School of Science and Engineering sponsored their annual Culture Night on Friday, March 3. About 75 people gathered for the event, which featured food from a variety of cultures prepared by UHSSE students and their families, music, and poetry read by UHSSE students. This was the first time [...]

Career Pathways: Hartford Public High School’s Allied Health Career Showcase

On March 6 and 8, 2023, freshmen at Hartford Public High School had the opportunity to select a pathway that will expand their learning experiences through the rest of their high school career. In partnership with Ready CT, Hartford Public High School offers two pathways: Engineering & Green Technology and Allied Health. Students attended career [...]

Renzulli Academy’s Black History Month Contest

At Renzulli Gifted and Talented Academy, teacher Ms. Berry created a contest for 8th grade students to enhance their knowledge of the many contributions that Black inventors introduced to the world. Just a few of the inventions included the traffic stop light, blood plasma bags, and an emergency fire escape mechanism. The first 3 students […]

WATCH THE VIDEOWeaver High School Students Launch Live Radio Show

Welcome to Teen Takeover, the radio show where teens take over the airwaves! Produced by Weaver High School and broadcasted on WQTQ 89.9 FM, Teen Takeover brings fresh perspectives and lively discussions on a wide range of topics that are relevant to today's teenagers. Each episode features a panel of high school students, who share [...]

Black History Month at Great Path Academy

On Monday, February 27, 2023, the students, teachers and staff at Great Path Academy at Manchester Community College presented an inspiring Black History Month celebration, including dance, fashion, and performance. You can watch the event below.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Great Path Academy (@great.path.academy)

Kennelly Second Graders Establish their own Classroom Constitution

By Jalen Benoit, 2nd Grade Classroom Teacher, Kennelly School: For new teachers, especially due to COVID, coming up with classroom management procedures does not happen overnight. Luckily, under our own Principal June Cahill, we are able to learn and apply strategies discussed with her and our assigned mentors and other mentees – in our Positive Classroom […]

Black History Month Community Meeting at Breakthrough South

On Friday, February 17, 2023, the students and staff of Breakthrough Magnet School South gathered in their gymnasium for an all-school community meeting honoring Black History Month.  They were joined by special guests from Watkinson School; former Breakthrough students who recited poems and sang songs. Teacher, Miss Donna led the group in the song, "Lift [...]

Great Path Named Finalist in STEM Competition

Congratulations to Great Path Academy at Manchester Community College in Manchester, CT for being named one of six State Finalists in Connecticut in the 13th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition. Great Path received a $2,500 prize package. Solve for Tomorrow is a national competition that challenges U.S. public school students in grades 6-12 to […]

Kinsella’s 6th – 8th Grade Students Stage “Pandora’s Fire”

Congratulations to Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts (PK-Grade 8) for a successful week of performances! Students in 6th through 8th grade performed the play, “Pandora’s Fire,” which is inspired by the Greek myth, “Pandora’s Box.” Students also played important roles backstage, including designing pieces for the set, managing the lights, and more.  Kinsella’s Drama […]

Three Schools Earn National Magnet School Awards

Hartford Public Schools is pleased to announce that Breakthrough Magnet School South was named a ‘School of Excellence’ and Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy and Breakthrough Magnet School North have been named ‘Schools of Distinction’  by Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. MSA’s National Merit Awards program honors […]

Breakthrough Students Participating in 2-4-1 Top Self Sports

Breakthrough Magnet School South and Breakthrough Magnet School North are finding new ways to engage students outside of the classroom. Both schools are participating in the 2-4-1 Top Self Sports, a school-based physical literacy development program. The goal of the program is to teach behavioral, cognitive, and social skills through sports and activities. The program, [...]

University High is UConn Top 10 Early College Experience High School!

It is with great excitement that we announce that University High School of Science and Engineering is part of University of Connecticut’s Top 10 High Schools for largest percentage of a high school taking UConn courses through UConn Early College Experience for the 2022-2023 academic year. UHSSE is a #10 High School with 29% of […]

MLK Day Celebration at Dr. Martin Luther King Social Justice Middle School

On Friday, January 13, 2023 students, teachers and staff gathered in the beautiful Dr. Martin Luther Campus auditorium to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Principal Dr. Doreen Crawford welcomed the crowd and teacher Mr. Howard, MC'ed. Performances and presentations included: Dream Skit (led by Ms. Brown) History of the “I Have a [...]

University High School Esports Team Takes Home Connecticut Championship Prize!

Congratulations to the UHSSE ESports League of Legends team, Connecticut’s new CIAC 2022 State Champions! UHSSE competed against Simsbury in the State Finals, winning 2-0 to be named state champions! Thanks to the ESports coaches, Andy Eaton and Dennis Obie, for their support of the team. The 2022 high school Esports fall regular season has […]

Unified Sports at Breakthrough North 

The Unified Sports program at Breakthrough Magnet School–North is exemplary of the school’s theme; Character Education. Each Wednesday, 4th and 5th grade student leaders meet with students from the iGoals classroom to play sports and build friendships. The program promotes the importance of social-emotional learning and creates a more inclusive and welcoming environment at the […]

Wish School Wows at the Wadsworth

On Thursday, December 8,2022, Visual Art Educator, Ms. Siana and Wish School Music Teacher, Ms. Ponzo collaborated to bring the arts from Wish Museum School to their Hartford community through the Wadsworth Atheneum’s annual Festival of Trees and Traditions. The school’s student art club under the direction of Ms. Siana created a tree that is […]

Grand Opening of the McDonough Market

On November 22, 2022, McDonough Middle School and the Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford (CCAOH) celebrated the grand opening of the McDonough Market, a safe space for families to access food, hygiene products, school uniforms, and other goods at no cost. The items are donated, purchased through Basic Needs grants, or provided by CT FoodShare [...]