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Mark Your Calendar
May June
4 1:30 PM Release - Professional Development 23 Last day of school (Early Release for students)
25 Memorial Day Observed    
29 Dean Graduation    
31 HHS Graduation    

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


Commissioner's Announcements

May 22, 2015 - Weekly Update | (En Español)

May 20, 2015 - Press Release: Members of Holyoke Local Stakeholder Group Announced
Advisory Group Will Make Recommendations for Turnaround Plan - Press Release | (En Español)

Holyoke Local Stakeholder Group Meeting 1: Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 3-5pm at the Holyoke Public Library (Community Room). This meeting is open to the public.

Archive of Commissioner's Announcements

Department of Education website -

Press Release:
May 21, 2015
- Mark Todd Named a Most Valuable Educator - Press Release |En Español

May 19, 2015 - Holyoke Public Schools Announces Rising Stars -Press Release | En Español

For archives of district press releases, click here.

Rising Stars Interviews

Rising Stars - The Holyoke Public Schools recently celebrated its 21st Annual Rising Stars. Students were honored at a dinner at Dean Technical High School for their academic achievement, leadership, and school/community
service. Congratulations students! For event photos, visit our district Facebook page.

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.

College Acceptances - Congratulations students! Holyoke High School | Dean Technical

Monday, June 1, 2015 - Special Education PAC Meeting entitled: “Planning for Success” -   will be held from 6 –7:00 PM at Sullivan School - Read more | (En Español)

Faculty Art Show - You are cordially invited to the Annual Holyoke Public Schools Faculty Art Show at the Heritage State Park Visitors Center, 221 Appleton St., Holyoke MA 01040. Many of our talented faculty will have artwork from different media on display. The artwork will be on exhibit Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 4:00 P.M. until June 5th.

Dual Language Program Enrollment - The Joseph Metcalf School is offering an open enrollment opportunity for students entering grade one, kindergarten, and preschool (student must be four years of age), who are interested in attending our Dual Language Program. This innovative program 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.

Preschool and Kindergarten Registration - It is time to register your children for Kindergarten and Preschool programs.  In addition to full day Kindergarten, free preschool is being offered in all of our K-8 schools effective Fall 2015. Click here for registration materials and information. Click here for information about our new Dual Language Program. PRESS RELEASE: Kindergarten Registration |Press Release | (En Español).

Important Notice Regarding MCAS Testing Schedule Change– Attention Families and Staff -
In light of the inclement weather and multiple school cancellations from this past winter, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education is supporting adoption of an alternative schedule for MCAS test administration. Holyoke's administration dates have been revised accordingly: below is our MCAS schedule for the rest of school year 2014-15. 

High School STE
Session 1 on June 8th | Session 2 on June 9th

DESE has also extended the testing window to all districts for the following:
Grades 3-8
Mathematics and STE - extended to May 11th - 26th

Comcast Internet Essentials - If you qualify for the National School Lunch Program, you may qualify for Internet Essentials offered through Comcast. Visit the district Parents/Family webpage for more information.

Are you between 17 and 24 years of age and a Holyoke Public Schools drop-out?? Need a GED or High School Diploma? Need a job? Are you thinking seriously about your future?
Holyoke Works and the Holyoke Public Schools are offering FREE classes that will: prepare you for GED or MCAS testing, help you find a job, help you decide on a career direction. DON’T LET THIS BE ONE MORE OPPORTUNITY TO PASS YOU BY. For information on these free services that will begin SOON, contact Stephanie Rosario or Larry Bay at (413) 532-2683.

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Pathways to Success Graduation

Literacy Resources - click here to access the Literacy page containing district initiatives, programs, resources, and web-based literacy tools available to district students.

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