Spotlight on Excellence: Family & Community Newsletter 5/29/19

Spotlight on Excellence: Family & Community Newsletter 5/29/19

A Message about the 2019-2020 School Year Budget from Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez

Dear Families, Colleagues, Partners, and Friends, On May 21, 2019, the Hartford Board of Education voted to accept the Hartford Public Schools’ 2019-2020 Budget. I would like to thank the Board of Education for their support of the budget, and to reflect on some of the positive developments in the coming school year. We are making progress toward …

 

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Hartford Public Schools Announces 2019 Teacher of the Year

Narciso Moquete (pictured above,) a 4th grade teacher at SAND School is the 2019 Hartford Public Schools Teacher of the Year. The winner of the 2019 Teacher of the Year Award for Hartford Public Schools was announced Thursday evening, May 23, 2019 at the Hartford Marriot Downtown …

 

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How We ShoulderUp to Help Students Succeed “To and Through” Middle, High School and College

Higher education, corporate, philanthropic, and community partners gathered to ShoulderUp for Post-Secondary Success at the Centinel Hill Hall Auditorium of Capital Community College on Thursday, May 23rd. The gathering provided an opportunity for Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, Superintendent of Hartford Public Schools, to share the findings of a data analysis of the class of 2016. The district has been involved in …

 

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Classical Magnet and Kinsella Schools Students Earn HALO Performance Awards

On Tuesday, May 28 and Wednesday, May 29, 2019,  Seven Angels Theatre proudly presented their 16th Annual Halo Awards celebrating the best in Connecticut High School Theatre at the Palace Theater. This year over 60 schools participated in two nights of awards highlighting the best in high school theatre. This was a gala Red Carpet event for the nominated students. Please …

 

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Graduations 2019 Information

Congratulations to all of our graduates!  Schools, Day/Dates, Locations, and Times…

 

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Noah Webster Drumline Performs at Yard Goat’s Game

Twenty-two students from Noah Webster Micro-Society Magnet School performed the pre-game show at the Hartford Yard Goat’s game on Thursday, May 16th. The PTA assisted in organizing a Family Night at the Yard Goat’s and arranged a block of seats for Webster students and families. Both the performance and the family night were a huge success!

 

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CT Science Center Offers Discounted Memberships for EBT and Husky A Participants

CT Science Center offers their Access Membership for Husky A or EBT recipients! For more information, contact: Lisette Velasquez Access Membership Outreach Coordinator Connecticut Science Center 250 Columbus Blvd. | Hartford, CT 06103 860.724.3623 main | 860.520.2198 direct

 

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Scholarships for Capital Community College Summer Computer Science Program: Ages 12 – 16

Capital Community College seeks more students for their upcoming Summer Computer Science Program! They are providing full need-based scholarships to Hartford and East Hartford youth through support from Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The dates for the Summer 2019 program are July 8th – July 19th. Below are the program flyer and application form.

 

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LAW Camp for Teens Extends Application Deadline to May 31!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a lawyer? Do you want to argue a case in front of a judge? Are you just interested in learning more about the law? If you answered yes to any of these questions, apply to LAW Camp for Teens! LAW Camp for Teens is a one-week summer camp sponsored …

 

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JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL SUMMER MEALS BLITZ AND BLOCK PARTY

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46th Annual Hartford Youth Art Renaissance; Exhibition ran through May 26, 2019

The 46th Annual Hartford Youth Art Renaissance , presented by Hartford Public Schools, in collaboration with the Wadsworth Atheneum. Award ceremony and reception was held Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:00-12:30 at the Wadsworth. The student artwork exhibition (grades PK-12) ran through May 26. For more information, please contact: Tracy Avicolli, Director of Arts and Wellness …

 

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University High School of Science & Engineering Earns College Success Award by GreatSchools

Re-published WFSB story: Dozens of CT high schools given ‘College Success Award’  by Kaitlyn Naples Dozens of high schools across Connecticut have won the 2019 College Success award by GreatSchools. Gov. Ned Lamont announced on Tuesday that 41 towns were recognized by GreatSchools, which is a nonprofit that provides information on education opportunities to parents. “I am determined to let businesses throughout the …

 

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