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8 1:30 Release - Professional Development
1-5 Holiday Recess Continued
24-31 Holiday Recess 6 Professional Development
    19 Martin Luther King’s Birthday Observed

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


New - Message from Superintent of Schools Dr. Sergio Páez to Staff

New - Holyoke Public Schools Instrumental Music Concert -Thank you to all for your support. What an amazing job!

New - PRESS RELEASE: December 10, 2014 - Holyoke Awarded Federal Preschool Development – Expansion Grant

Massachusetts, represented by Holyoke and four other communities, has been awarded the federal Preschool Development Grant.  This Expansion Grant will provide $60 Million in funding over the next four years to develop and expand preschool programs. The Holyoke Public Schools believes that preschool expansion will enable the district to make significant strides in closing the school readiness gap and ensuring all of our youngest citizens are prepared for academic and life success. Read more.

New - PRESS RELEASE: December 3, 2014 - Train Safety Education

The Holyoke Public Schools and Amtrak want to remind families that beginning on December 29, 2014 passenger rail service will return to Holyoke, Northampton and Greenfield. Amtrak Police are conducting a safety campaign in our community to stress the dangers of crossing the tracks at a location other than a grade crossing. Read more.

PRESS RELEASE November 25, 2014 - HELI Wins Gateway Cities Innovation Award

The awards were announced by MassInc. and presented at the annual Gateway Cities Innovation Awards & Summit on November 13th in Boston. Read more.

Dr. Paez and Link to Libraries Visit Metcalf School
Metcalf preschool students enjoyed a visit from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sergio Páez and Link to Libraries representative Tammy Trudeau. Thank you Link to Libraries for your generous book donations! Read more and view video.

Sullivan School Celebrates Students Receiving Proficient & Advanced MCAS Scores
Donahue Students Versus Staff Basketball Game


Comcast and the Holyoke Public Schools Announce Partnership to Increase Attendance and Bridge the Digital Divide - Holyoke Public Schools and Comcast held a special event on November 12th to announce a partnership aimed at boosting school attendance and bridging the digital divide.  As part of Superintendent Paez’s initiative, Comcast will be donating laptops to the Holyoke Public Schools which will be used to incentivize students toward improved attendance.

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.


20th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Hosted by Special Education Students
Metcalf Kindergarten Dual Language Class Hosts Discover Puerto Rico Night

Link to Libraries and Mayor Alex Morse Visit Metcalf School

Holyoke Public Schools Reports Decline in Discipline Incidents
HHS' Corey Edward - Outstanding Participant in the National Achievement Scholarship Program

Lawrence School Students Learn About Hispanic Heritage Month
HHS' Grace Hamel Commended by the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program
New Middle School Intramural Athletics Program

MASSLIVE Article - Republican - Michelle Williams - September 26, 2014: Holyoke Early Literacy Initiative Wins Gateway Cities Innovation Award

Visit our Drop Out Prevention page to view a video about our Pathways to Success Credit Recovery Program.

HELI Internship Opportunities - The Holyoke Early Literacy Initiative [HELI] is pleased to announce that they have two fantastic internship opportunities.  Read more: Coordinating Intern and Media & Marketing Intern. Read more about our HELI initiative.

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