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Bulkeley Students Work with AFLAC to Present the ‘Closet of Care’ to their Peers

On November 18, 2022, a group of Bulkeley High School students gathered in their Student Support Room with their Family & Community Service Support Provider (FCSSP), Ms. Myrna Metayer to discuss how they can help let their peers, both young women and young men, know that there are coats, toiletries, socks, snacks; items that one […]

Connecticut’s Kid Governor Team Holds Rally at Kennelly School

On November 9, 2022, the Connecticut’s Kid Governor Team hit the road this week on a Statewide Election Rally Bus Tour. They visited participating schools across Connecticut and stopped at Kennelly School for a mini outdoor election rally. Connecticut's Kid Governor Makhi and his staff from Connecticut Humanities spoke with the students to build excitement [...]

S.A.N.D. School Launches Walking School Bus

On October 19, S.A.N.D. School launched its first-ever Walking School Bus as a pilot program to improve attendance. Members of the ACE  Team and the Village for Children and Families together walk a route through the SAND School neighborhood, picking up students along the way. School Bus team members belong to the school’s ACE (Attendance, […]

Two Hundred Hartford Students Celebrate Final Mile at Rentschler Field

Students participated in Hartford Marathon Foundation FitKids in School program More than two hundred students from three Hartford Public Schools were among more than 650 students from 14 schools across CT who recently participated in the HMF FitKids in School final mile event at Rentscher Field. The students were from Environmental Sciences Magnet School at […]

HPS, United Way, Hartford Public Library & Community Volunteers Gather to Kick Off City-wide Literacy Event

On October 27, 2022, Hartford Public School Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez joined community and city leaders at Betances Learning Lab to kick-off Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®, a campaign mobilizing volunteers to read to students in the classroom.  Volunteer readers all over Hartford read “Nigel and the Moon” by debut author Antwan Eady and artist [...]

Niece of Maria Sanchez Partners with Sanchez Elementary, SINA, and Hartford Public Library to Inspire Students

On October 25, 2022, Hartford Public Schools announced a new partnership between Maria C. Colón Sanchez Elementary School and Leticia Colón de Mejias, the niece of the school’s namesake. Ms. Colón de Mejias is a published author, entrepreneur, and CEO of Energy Efficiencies Solutions. Her aunt, Maria Colón Sanchez, was a legislator and advocate for [...]

Lessons in Traditional Puerto Rican Dance and Drumming Engage Milner Middle School Students

Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, Arts and Wellness Director Tracy Avicolli, and representatives from HPS partner, Hartford Performs, including Executive Director Rie Poirier-Campbell  joined students at Milner Middle School who are working with two teaching artists from Bomba de Aqui to expand the Spanish curriculum to include dance, drumming, and other elements of Puerto Rican culture and arts. HartfordPerforms supported this [...]

Tri-state Area College and High School Teams Compete at UHSSE Esports Recruiting Event!

University High School of Science and Engineering hosted the first Esports competition in Hartford, CT! On October 15 and 16, 2022 students competed in-person in front of College Recruiters looking to offer scholarships to prospective recruits. Carolina Esports Hub, parent company for the leading Esports recruiting platform Stay Plugged In partnered with University High School of [...]

Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy Hosts 3rd Annual Global Citizens Day Music Event

HMTCA's Global Citizens Day Music Event was organized to provide students with the equivalent of an in-house field trip to enrich students with artistic performances that highlight the school's values of being Mindful of our Diversity and Creative in our Expression. All middle and high school students could attend a performance that included all guest [...]

Kennelly School 5th Grade Students are Surprised with Skateboards and Helmets!

On October 13, 200, Can'd-Aid, a national organization that provides volunteering opportunities in bike and skateboard giveaway programs, recycling and clean-up programs, and provision of water not in plastic bottles, and Square State Skate, a Colorado organization that provides skateboard education and guidance for children of all ages, surprised each Kennelly School 5th grade student with [...]

Weaver High School Journalism and Media Students Cover the Hartford Marathon

The Weaver Journalism & Media Communications Pathway prepares students for careers in a wide variety of media, including television, radio, print and web journalism, and more. Utilizing the school’s on-campus, state-of-the-art radio and television studios, and portable equipment, students who choose this pathway gain practical experience in each step of production from writing content and pre-production […]

Play Games! Win Scholarships at the UHSSE Esports Recruiting Event!

High School students will compete in person in front of College Recruiters looking to offer scholarships to prospective recruits. Carolina Esports Hub, parent company for the leading Esports recruiting platform Stay Plugged In, today announced it will be partnering with University High School of Science and Engineering to host an Esports recruiting showcase. As part […]

CT Department of Agriculture Celebrates “CT Grown for CT Kids Week” at Environmental Sciences Magnet School

Officials Visit Environmental Science Magnet School in Hartford to Engage with Students  The Connecticut Department of Agriculture (CT DoAg), along with partners from the CT Farm to School Collaborative, Food Corps, and State Department of Education, visited Environmental Science Magnet School in Hartford today to celebrate Connecticut Grown for Connecticut Kids Week happening statewide through [...]

Hispanic Heritage Month Arts and Culture at Milner Middle School

Students at Milner Middle School are working with two teaching artists from Bomba de Aqui to expand the Spanish curriculum to include dance, drumming, and other elements of Puerto Rican culture and arts. HartfordPerforms supported this cultural programming that started with students creating "vejigante" masks (folkloric characters featured in Puerto Rican festivals). The creativity culminated in a [...]

Burr Students Share Voices at Senator Murphy Safety and Mental Health Roundtable

Re-published from Connecticut Public Radio | By Sujata Srinivasan Published September 30, 2022 Joe Amon/Connecticut Public Sixth grader Khyreem Williams asks, “What if that was me one day? What if I got shot?” during a roundtable discussion held in Hartford by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy with Alfred E. Burr Middle School students on youth mental health […]

Hispanic Heritage Month at Global Communications Academy

As the Student Engagement Specialist for Global Communications I wanted to do something fun to honor our students’ and families’ Hispanic heritage, so I decided to have the students decorate their classroom doors or a space outside their classroom. I chose to make a contest out of it to get the students excited. All grades […]

Noah Webster Microsociety Magnet School Clean Air Project Goes to the White House

Reprinted from UConn Today newsletter: September 12, 2022 | Christopher DeFrancesco ’95 (CLAS) – UConn Health White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy Recognizes UConn’s Indoor Air Quality Initiative Fighting COVID-19 A DIY air filtration device assembled by fifth graders in Hartford makes its way to Washington, thanks to a cross-campus effort UConn Health’s Marina Creed on […]