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Morgan School families: visit the Morgan School web page for Morgan calendar.

To access the 2015-2016 District Calendar, click on the "Calendars" link (right).



Welcome Letter to Families | En Español



NEW TEACHER ORIENTATION - Monthly Meetings - The SECOND Thursday of each month 3:30 PM ‐ 4:30 PM: 9/10, 10/8, 11/12, 12/10, 1/14, 2/11, 3/10, 4/14, 5/12


The Holyoke Public Schools Prepares for a New School Year | En Español

Dual Language Program Enrollment - We are still accepting first grade students! Read more.
This innovative program at Metcalf School offers: language acquisition opportunities in English and Spanish; research based curriculum that is aligned with the district's benchmarks and state's curriculum framework. Click here for applications and program information. Submit completed application to the attention of Amy Burke, Principal at 2019 Northampton Street, Holyoke, MA. Call 413-534-2104 for more information.

Attention Peck Parents/Guardians: 

Please join us for a community meeting from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM on Thursday, September 3rd to discuss creating a safe environment and entry protocols at Peck School this year. This meeting will take place in the Family Engagement room at Peck.

Commissioner's Corner - Archive | Department of Elementary & Secondary Education

August 28, 2015 Weekly Update | En Español
Local Stakeholders Group
information is available on the Commissioner's Corner page.

Convocation - Welcome Back!

Receiver Dr. Stephen Zrike, Jr. welcomed Holyoke Public Schools staff back to school during this morning’s Convocation ceremony at the Holyoke High School John Jinx O’Connor Gymnasium. The Holyoke High School Band and Madrigal Choir opened with remarkable performances. Dr. Zrike also celebrated those that have been in the District for longer than 25 years. These individuals were congratulated for their years of service and given a carnation. (photo, right). Welcome back everyone!


Congratulations to Mr. Larry Duprey and Mrs. Roberta Duprey who have the longest records of service in the District of 52 and 46 years, respectively

Employment Opportunities

The Holyoke Public Schools currently has staff and administrative positions available. Click here to learn more and take the first step towards joining our team.

Recent Press Releases - Archive

September 1, 2015 - Holyoke Public Schools Dual Language Grade One Enrollment Opportunity Press Release

August 24, 2015 The Holyoke Public Schools Prepares for a New School Year Press Release | En Español

August 17, 2015 - Holyoke Public Schools Holds Career Fair in Worcester Press Release | En Español

August 17, 2015 - Holyoke Public Schools Educator Caitlin Woods Receives Oracle STEM Professional Development Scholarship Award | Press Release | En Español

Receiver Dr. Stephen Zrike, Jr. Releases Entry Plan -Receiver Entry Plan | En Español. See press release for more information | En Español

Kindergarten Registration -For registration materials and information, click here. Please call Lynn Lajoie or Virginia Roche in the School Assignment Office: 413-534-2055 with questions about program and registration information. For required documentation needed to register your students for Kindergarten click here | (En Español).

Pre-Kindergarten Expansion
Six elementary schools will host one or more pre-kindergarten classrooms in their buildings: Donahue, Kelly, Lawrence, Morgan, Sullivan, and E.N. White. The types of classes offered will vary, as will the length of the pre-kindergarten day and the eligibility requirements. All of the programs are free for qualifying families.

For more information, please call Holyoke Public Schools at (413) 534-2055, Head Start at (413) 788-6522, or the Valley Opportunity Council (VOC) at (413) 552-1559. Friendly, bilingual staff are ready . Read more.

Visit HPS Channel 12 for more videos produced by the HPS Media Center.

Congratulations 2015 Graduates - Holyoke High School | Dean Technical
College Acceptances - Holyoke High School | Dean Technical

Dean Technical H.S. Graduation
Holyoke High School Graduation

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