Spotlight On Excellence – Issue 9 – 10/24/13


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Issue 9
October 24, 2013
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Global Communications Academy Principal, Kimberly Stone-Keaton (far right, behind podium) proudly stands behind her performing students at  the International Baccalaureate K-10 school's dedication ceremony on September 18thRead More.
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The Superintendent's Corner

IMG_3052b 3To the Hartford Public Schools Family:

Autumn is suddenly back again, bringing chilly mornings, brightly colored leaves and pumpkins at the supermarket.  Our Hartford Public Schools students have been back in class for over a month working hard and engaged in learning.

October is College and Career Readiness Awareness Month in Hartford. It is our duty to prepare our students for what awaits them as adults, and a college diploma is a tremendous advantage in today’s job market.  It is our mission to ensure that all of our students are prepared to compete and succeed in the global economy.  This month brings us fantastic news from our high schools about five HPHS students attending the World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in Poland, four Hartford Public Schools participating in Model United Nations, and our Academy of Engineering & Green Technology providing wind power to a village in Nepal.

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Read Dr. Kishimoto's
Autumn Letter to Our Community

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Your Child’s Future is Right Here in Hartford, Connecticut!

Where Can I Learn More About My Child's Educational Options?  Applications for the Hartford District Schools and Magnet Schools will be available beginning Friday, November 15, 2013 and the lottery will close on Friday, February 28, 2014.

One of the best ways to learn more about all of the school options available to you and your child is to attend one of the School Fairs.                                                      

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HPS Happenings
In Our Schools

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HPS in the News
Hartford Public High School Students Attend the 13th World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in Warsaw, Poland
Five students at HPHS Nobel Students for front pageHartford Public High School expect to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience next week of traveling halfway across the Earth to discuss global peace and human rights with some of the world’s most prominent figures at the annual World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Warsaw, Poland.  The summit participants include former Nobel prize winners the Dalai Lama; ex-Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev; Polish Solidarity leader Lech Walesa; and former South African President Frederik Willem de Klerk, among others.
Four Hartford Public Schools to Participate in the World Affairs Council's Model United Nations
The Model United Nations will be held this year on  Model UN from WAC CTDecember 6th and 7th at the University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave, West Hartford, CT.  Students from four Hartford Public Schools will participate:
The Law and Government Academy at HPHS, coached by Kellin Murphy; students from Capital Prep Magnet with Amoy Brock;  High School, Inc. will attend with teachers Chelsea Usher and Krycia Rybczyk; and Bulkeley High School's Teachers Prep and Humanities Academy students, coached by Frederick Turner.

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Academy of Engineering and Green Technology at HPHS Students Help to Power a School in Nepal
A school in a remote Academy of Engineering and Green Science_WNPR_Nepal small for front pagevillage in Nepal is getting electricity, thanks to some Hartford High School students. The 14 Connecticut kids in the school’s academy of Engineering and Green Technology have been designing and building a wind-powered turbine for the school in Saldang, which is in Nepal’s Dolpa region and surrounded by the Himalayan mountains.  The school has no power is accessible only by yak, and not at all in the winter when the region is blanketed with snow.

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