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What do our students love about their high school experience?

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1,500

new laptops purchased for students

7

percentage point increase in English Language Arts proficiency

400%

increase in Dual Enrollment

Congratulations to Ms. Isabelle, a first-grade teacher at McMahon School, and the winner of the 100th Day of School raffle for a Barnes and Noble gift card. Dr. Zrike will deliver the gift card after winter break. We are proud of our students for being “100 times Smarter, Kinder and Stronger as a Community.” Thank you, and shout out to all HPS educators who submitted photos of their students celebrating the 100th Day of School. #100TimesSmarter #Kinder and #Stronger ...

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Thursday, February 15 marked the 100th day of school for students in grades PreK and kindergarten at HPS and we are proud of our students for being “100 times Smarter, Kinder and Stronger as a Community.” Students in Ms. Militza’s dual language kindergarten classroom celebrated the 100th Day by painting 100 dots on t-shirts. Los estudiantes del programa de lenguaje doble de kindergarten en español de la clase de la señora Militza pintaron 100 puntos en camisetas para celebrar los 100 días de escuela. ...

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Thursday, February 15 marked the 100th day of school for students in grades PreK and kindergarten at HPS and we are proud of our students for being “100 times Smarter, Kinder and Stronger as a Community.” Students in Ms. Fisher’s kindergarten classroom at Donahue School celebrated the 100th Day by making “100 Day” day hats. ...

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RT @Sullivanpeeps: A vocabulary sort is a great way to own new words while working together. Thanks again Mrs. Vega for sharing! https://t.
A Region Comes Together to Support Evacuees from Puerto Rico https://t.co/3vuzzzcCDX
Thursday, February 15 marked the 100th day of school for students in grades PreK and kindergarten at HPS and we... https://t.co/ztdhF6Aq2A
So much learning in 3rd grade @LawrenceSchool6. The good news is that there is still 80 days of learning! https://t.co/ZOetoJatrH
Congratulations to Ms. Isabelle, a first-grade teacher at McMahon School, and the winner of the 100th Day of... https://t.co/WqqbkLQGJK
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Enrichment for Every Student

HPS is taking learning outside the classroom. Thanks to partnerships with many local and national organizations we have doubled enrichment opportunities each week to engage and inspire students. The full school day in our elementary and middle schools provides expanded opportunities for students to explore their interests in the sciences, the arts, sports, and local and world cultures

Technology

Access to Technology

Today’s students are tomorrow’s engineers, scientists, researchers and programmers. Through new technology and online programs, we’re connecting students with the opportunities that await them beyond high school.

At HPS, we know that students do best when they pursue their passions and are trusted to pick their pathway.

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Improved High School Experience for All

HPS’ redesigned high school experience focuses on providing real-world learning opportunities for every student. We’ve quadrupled the number of college courses HPS high school students can access on and off campus through partnerships with HCC, Westfield State and UMass.

9th grade students have the opportunity to explore a range of college and career pathways. In 10th-12th grade, students focus on their interests and develop plans for success beyond HPS. We welcome and support overaged and under credited students back to school with new pathways to the diploma.

Dual Language

Expansion of Choice Programs

At HPS, we understand that each student has different strengths and interests. We’ve expanded choice programs, including dual language immersion, the health sciences, and P3 (a personalized learning program). Free Preschool programs are now in every neighborhood school and boast family friendly scheduling options

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High Quality Teaching and Learning

We’ve invested in recruiting and retaining top quality educators who inspire bold thinking, recognize student potential, and encourage all students to work towards their goals. The full school day increases time for teacher planning and development. New curriculum materials in math and ELA along with a laptop for each teacher will support engaging instruction.

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