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January 18, 2021
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Day Observed

    January 18, 2021

January 19, 2021
  • HOT DOCS Remote Parent Trainings: Sessions 7

    January 19, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

    Are you a parent, family member, or a professional raising or working with a young child (pre-k through 4th grade) and want to learn more about preventing and managing challenging child behaviors? If yes, we invite you to participate in one of our remote research-based behavioral parent training programs offered to you for FREE!

    Please complete this registration form before Saturday 11/28/20 to reserve a spot: https://forms.gle/ZmoVQs9vK9DiHWMU7

    If you have questions about our programs of if you have trouble registering online please email us: marinadonnel@umass.edu

  • District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) Meeting

    January 19, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    https://hps-holyoke-ma-us.zoom.us/j/89594695038?pwd=cDhtZ3M3MVNIak5zN1ZLbndPZENuZz09

    You are invited to serve as an advocate for families in the Holyoke School District, to voice their concerns and provide input to the school Superintendent, administration and staff, Parent Associations and School Leadership Teams. We welcome you to obtain important information and share it with other parents/guardians. Our goal is to have no less than 2 parents representing each school. Your feedback and advice are critical to our district improvement efforts, so we appreciate your interest in the District Parent Advisory Group.

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    Se le invita a servir como asesor de las familias en el Distrito Escolar de Holyoke, para expresar sus preocupaciones y proporcionar información al Superintendente de la escuela, la administración y el personal, las Asociaciones de Padres y los Equipos de Liderazgo Escolar. Le damos la bienvenida para obtener información importante y compartirla con otros padres/tutores. Nuestra meta es tener no menos de 2 padres representando de cada escuela. Sus comentarios y consejos son críticos para nuestros esfuerzos de mejoramiento del distrito, así que apreciamos su interés en el Grupo Asesor de Padres del Distrito.

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    Questions? Contact Dean Santiago, Family Access & Engagement Coordinator at / ¿Preguntas? Contacte con Dean Santiago, Coordinador de Acceso y Compromiso Familiar en:

    Dsantiago@hps.holyoke.ma.us or (413) 250-3460

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://hps-holyoke-ma-us.zoom.us/j/89594695038?pwd=cDhtZ3M3MVNIak5zN1ZLbndPZENuZz09

    Meeting ID: 895 9469 5038

    Passcode: 931826




January 20, 2021
  • Entry Plan Virtual Town Hall with Dr. Vázquez Matos for COMMUNITY MEMBERS

    January 20, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

  • January SEPAC Meeting - Town Hall with Dr. V

    January 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  • SEPAC - Town Hall with Dr. Vázquez Matos

    January 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    https://hps-holyoke-ma-us.zoom.us/j/84189799683?pwd=NjAyWVpSb3dZcld4OHl0UGVPR0Zxdz09

    Alessandra Graziani is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://hps-holyoke-ma-us.zoom.us/j/84189799683?pwd=NjAyWVpSb3dZcld4OHl0UGVPR0Zxdz09

    Meeting ID: 841 8979 9683
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January 21, 2021
  • Nutrition Education Workshop: Session # 2 Presented by UMASS/Taller de Educación Nutrición: Sesión # 2 presentado por UMASS

    January 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkceyoqj8pH9DGmx0qFNAO4GTXIc-8fGrd

    Parent Nutrition Group Agenda/Schedule/Ingredients List / Agenda/Programa del Grupo de Nutrición de Padres/Lista de ingredientes  

    To register please visit: English / Spanish

    The University of Massachusetts Extension Nutrition Education Program promotes healthy eating by providing nutrition and food safety education. Program participants are encouraged to reach individual goals by making small changes over time. The CHOICES: Steps Towards Health curriculum emphasizes eating a variety of foods, being physically active, taste-testing healthy recipes, handling food safely and enjoying foods in moderation. 

    UMASS Nutrition Educational Program and HPS will are partnering to provide 7 free 1 hour long classes. These classes will be spread out 1 each week on Thursdays starting on January 14th through February 25th from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm. At the end of the workshop you will receive a certification of completion along with a Nutritional Goodie Bag. 

    For more information please contact Dean Santiago, Family Coordinator at (413) 240-4177 or email dsantiago@hps.holyoke.ma.us.

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    El Programa de Extensión de Educación en Nutrición de la Universidad de Massachusetts promueve la alimentación saludable mediante la educación en materia de nutrición y seguridad alimentaria. Se anima a los participantes del programa a alcanzar sus objetivos individuales haciendo pequeños cambios con el tiempo. Las ELECCIONES: El plan de estudios de Steps Towards Health enfatiza el consumo de una variedad de alimentos, la actividad física, la prueba de sabor de recetas saludables, el manejo seguro de los alimentos y el disfrute de los alimentos con moderación. 

    El Programa Educativo de Nutrición de UMASS y HPS se han unido para ofrecer 7 clases gratuitas de una hora de duración. Estas clases se repartirán 1 cada semana los jueves, desde el 14 de enero hasta el 25 de febrero, desde la 1:00 pm hasta las 2:00 pm. Al final del taller recibirán un certificado de finalización junto con una Bolsa de Regalos Nutricionales. 

    Para más información, póngase en contacto con el Decano Santiago, Coordinador de Familia, llamando (413) 240-4177 o envíe un correo electrónico a dsantiago@hps.holyoke.ma.us.

January 26, 2021
  • HOT DOCS Remote Parent Training: Session 8

    January 26, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

    Are you a parent, family member, or a professional raising or working with a young child (pre-k through 4th grade) and want to learn more about preventing and managing challenging child behaviors? If yes, we invite you to participate in one of our remote research-based behavioral parent training programs offered to you for FREE!

    Please complete this registration form before Saturday 11/28/20 to reserve a spot: https://forms.gle/ZmoVQs9vK9DiHWMU7

    If you have questions about our programs of if you have trouble registering online please email us: marinadonnel@umass.edu

January 27, 2021
  • Family Lounge

    January 27, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Come join us to our Family Lounge a virtual socialization space where families can ask questions about Senior events and socialize with parents and staff.

January 28, 2021
  • Nutrition Education Workshop: Session # 3 Presented by UMASS/Taller de Educación Nutrición: Sesión # 3 presentado por UMASS

    January 28, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkceyoqj8pH9DGmx0qFNAO4GTXIc-8fGrd

    Parent Nutrition Group Agenda/Schedule/Ingredients List / Agenda/Programa del Grupo de Nutrición de Padres/Lista de ingredientes  

    To register please visit: English / Spanish

    The University of Massachusetts Extension Nutrition Education Program promotes healthy eating by providing nutrition and food safety education. Program participants are encouraged to reach individual goals by making small changes over time. The CHOICES: Steps Towards Health curriculum emphasizes eating a variety of foods, being physically active, taste-testing healthy recipes, handling food safely and enjoying foods in moderation. 

    UMASS Nutrition Educational Program and HPS will are partnering to provide 7 free 1 hour long classes. These classes will be spread out 1 each week on Thursdays starting on January 14th through February 25th from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm. At the end of the workshop you will receive a certification of completion along with a Nutritional Goodie Bag. 

    For more information please contact Dean Santiago, Family Coordinator at (413) 240-4177 or email dsantiago@hps.holyoke.ma.us.

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    El Programa de Extensión de Educación en Nutrición de la Universidad de Massachusetts promueve la alimentación saludable mediante la educación en materia de nutrición y seguridad alimentaria. Se anima a los participantes del programa a alcanzar sus objetivos individuales haciendo pequeños cambios con el tiempo. Las ELECCIONES: El plan de estudios de Steps Towards Health enfatiza el consumo de una variedad de alimentos, la actividad física, la prueba de sabor de recetas saludables, el manejo seguro de los alimentos y el disfrute de los alimentos con moderación. 

    El Programa Educativo de Nutrición de UMASS y HPS se han unido para ofrecer 7 clases gratuitas de una hora de duración. Estas clases se repartirán 1 cada semana los jueves, desde el 14 de enero hasta el 25 de febrero, desde la 1:00 pm hasta las 2:00 pm. Al final del taller recibirán un certificado de finalización junto con una Bolsa de Regalos Nutricionales. 

    Para más información, póngase en contacto con el Decano Santiago, Coordinador de Familia, llamando (413) 240-4177 o envíe un correo electrónico a dsantiago@hps.holyoke.ma.us.

February 4, 2021
  • Nutrition Education Workshop: Session # 4 Presented by UMASS/Taller de Educación Nutrición: Sesión # 4 presentado por UMASS

    February 4, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkceyoqj8pH9DGmx0qFNAO4GTXIc-8fGrd

    Parent Nutrition Group Agenda/Schedule/Ingredients List / Agenda/Programa del Grupo de Nutrición de Padres/Lista de ingredientes  

    To register please visit: English / Spanish

    The University of Massachusetts Extension Nutrition Education Program promotes healthy eating by providing nutrition and food safety education. Program participants are encouraged to reach individual goals by making small changes over time. The CHOICES: Steps Towards Health curriculum emphasizes eating a variety of foods, being physically active, taste-testing healthy recipes, handling food safely and enjoying foods in moderation. 

    UMASS Nutrition Educational Program and HPS will are partnering to provide 7 free 1 hour long classes. These classes will be spread out 1 each week on Thursdays starting on January 14th through February 25th from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm. At the end of the workshop you will receive a certification of completion along with a Nutritional Goodie Bag. 

    For more information please contact Dean Santiago, Family Coordinator at (413) 240-4177 or email dsantiago@hps.holyoke.ma.us.

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    El Programa de Extensión de Educación en Nutrición de la Universidad de Massachusetts promueve la alimentación saludable mediante la educación en materia de nutrición y seguridad alimentaria. Se anima a los participantes del programa a alcanzar sus objetivos individuales haciendo pequeños cambios con el tiempo. Las ELECCIONES: El plan de estudios de Steps Towards Health enfatiza el consumo de una variedad de alimentos, la actividad física, la prueba de sabor de recetas saludables, el manejo seguro de los alimentos y el disfrute de los alimentos con moderación. 

    El Programa Educativo de Nutrición de UMASS y HPS se han unido para ofrecer 7 clases gratuitas de una hora de duración. Estas clases se repartirán 1 cada semana los jueves, desde el 14 de enero hasta el 25 de febrero, desde la 1:00 pm hasta las 2:00 pm. Al final del taller recibirán un certificado de finalización junto con una Bolsa de Regalos Nutricionales. 

    Para más información, póngase en contacto con el Decano Santiago, Coordinador de Familia, llamando (413) 240-4177 o envíe un correo electrónico a dsantiago@hps.holyoke.ma.us.

February 11, 2021
  • Nutrition Education Workshop: Session # 5 Presented by UMASS/Taller de Educación Nutrición: Sesión # 1 presentado por UMASS

    February 11, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkceyoqj8pH9DGmx0qFNAO4GTXIc-8fGrd

    Parent Nutrition Group Agenda/Schedule/Ingredients List / Agenda/Programa del Grupo de Nutrición de Padres/Lista de ingredientes  

    To register please visit: English / Spanish

    The University of Massachusetts Extension Nutrition Education Program promotes healthy eating by providing nutrition and food safety education. Program participants are encouraged to reach individual goals by making small changes over time. The CHOICES: Steps Towards Health curriculum emphasizes eating a variety of foods, being physically active, taste-testing healthy recipes, handling food safely and enjoying foods in moderation. 

    UMASS Nutrition Educational Program and HPS will are partnering to provide 7 free 1 hour long classes. These classes will be spread out 1 each week on Thursdays starting on January 14th through February 25th from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm. At the end of the workshop you will receive a certification of completion along with a Nutritional Goodie Bag. 

    For more information please contact Dean Santiago, Family Coordinator at (413) 240-4177 or email dsantiago@hps.holyoke.ma.us.

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    El Programa de Extensión de Educación en Nutrición de la Universidad de Massachusetts promueve la alimentación saludable mediante la educación en materia de nutrición y seguridad alimentaria. Se anima a los participantes del programa a alcanzar sus objetivos individuales haciendo pequeños cambios con el tiempo. Las ELECCIONES: El plan de estudios de Steps Towards Health enfatiza el consumo de una variedad de alimentos, la actividad física, la prueba de sabor de recetas saludables, el manejo seguro de los alimentos y el disfrute de los alimentos con moderación. 

    El Programa Educativo de Nutrición de UMASS y HPS se han unido para ofrecer 7 clases gratuitas de una hora de duración. Estas clases se repartirán 1 cada semana los jueves, desde el 14 de enero hasta el 25 de febrero, desde la 1:00 pm hasta las 2:00 pm. Al final del taller recibirán un certificado de finalización junto con una Bolsa de Regalos Nutricionales. 

    Para más información, póngase en contacto con el Decano Santiago, Coordinador de Familia, llamando (413) 240-4177 o envíe un correo electrónico a dsantiago@hps.holyoke.ma.us.

February 12, 2021
  • Grades 6-12 Report Cards

    February 12, 2021

February 15, 2021
  • February Break

    February 15, 2021 - February 19, 2021 @ 

Cleaning & Disinfecting at HPS

View our custodians in action, using the latest technology to clean and disinfect our buildings. See example of differences between daily and deep cleaning to maintain a safe and healthy environment for staff and students.

Read page 29 of our full plan that includes more information about our cleaning and disinfecting procedures.

53%

decrease in dropout rate

85%

Increase in number of students enrolled in
college prep programming

10 Point

increase in graduation rate

The SEPAC Entry Plan Town Hall is taking place this coming Wednesday evening. Please save the date and tune in to offer your insight on the past, present and future of HPS. There will be special education-specific conversations taking place.

Log in details here: www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/families/calendars/
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Enrichment at Lawrence

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

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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.

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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, STEM, 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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