Spotlight on Excellence District Issue 23 2/11/13

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Issue 23
February 11, 2013
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Milken Awards_ Tamika Knight and her Students with check for VR Newsletter Front Page
A very surprised Tamika Knight celebrates her Milken Educator Award with her proud students from Annie Fisher STEM and
Jane Foley (right) from the Milken Family Foundation.
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The Superintendent's Corner
Dr. Christina M. KishimotoMarch is almost upon us and so it’s time to get ready for CMT and CAPT testing.  The tests are designed to establish high expectations for the education of Connecticut students, identify students who need extra help in reading, writing, mathematics and science, help schools and teachers identify weaknesses in their curriculum and improve instruction in those areas, help parents and teachers monitor students’ achievement, and improve the accountability of the state’s educational system.  Parents and teachers will be working to help the students get ready.
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HPS Happenings

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In Our Schools

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HPS Announcements

Teacher at Annie Fisher Surprised By Milken Award: Education’s “Oscar” Came With a $25,000 Check
What was billed as aMilken Awards_ Tamika Knight Surprised_2_WEBschool assembly andcelebration turned into a shocking surprise fofifth grade teacher Tamika Knight of the Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School, when she was presented with the prestigious Milken Educator Award.  The unsuspecting Ms. Knight, who sat quietly behind her students during the initial portion of the event, opened her eyes wide in utter disbelief when she heard her name announced.

Student Senate Officers Air Issues of Concern during  Interview by Dr. Christina M. Kishimoto for Hartford Public Access Television
Last week Dr K and Student Deante OfficersSuperintendent of Schools, Dr. Christina M. Kishimoto had the distinct pleasure of interviewing the Student Senate President, Tiffany Mitchell and Hartford's two Student Delegates to the Board of Education, Minny Lesperance and Joselyn Arroyo for the Conversations in Educationtelevision interview show at Hartford Public Access (Channel 5.)
The District Choice Lottery a Success!
This year’s School RSCO Coming Soon ImageChoice Lottery wrapped up on January 31st and every one of our district’s 1,015 eighth grade students met the Thursday, January 31, 2013, deadline for completing the mandatory choice application identifying the theme-based high schools or magnet schools they would prefer to attend.
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