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December 25, 2017
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December 26, 2017
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December 27, 2017
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December 28, 2017
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December 29, 2017
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January 1, 2018
  • Holiday Recess continued

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January 2, 2018
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January 15, 2018
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    January 15, 2018

Attendance Matters

Missing just two school days a month means that a student misses 10% of the school year.  Listen to parent volunteers, students, teachers and staff talk about why it is so important to be in school on time every day.

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1,500

new laptops purchased for students

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percentage point increase in English Language Arts proficiency

400%

increase in Dual Enrollment

Peck SHINE classroom nurse, Laureen Urekew, LPN, shares that their students are practicing drums and singing carols in preparation for their December 21st concert. Nurse Laureen goes on to say that ”music has many health benefits, including stimulating children’s brains in a number of ways that help to improve verbal, communication and visual skills, and… it’s a lot of fun!” She encourages families to listen to music and sing along, as a way to enjoy family time together.

La enfermera del aula Peck SHINE, Laureen Urekew, LPN, comparte que sus estudiantes están practicando la batería y cantando villancicos en preparación para su concierto del 21 de diciembre. La enfermera Laureen continúa diciendo que "la música tiene muchos beneficios para la salud, incluida la estimulación del cerebro de los niños de varias maneras que ayudan a mejorar las habilidades verbales, comunicativas y visuales, y ... ¡es muy divertido!". Alienta a las familias a escuchar música y cantar, como una forma de disfrutar el tiempo en familia juntos.
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HHS student Synell Rodriguez created a wonderful poster on the importance of daily attendance and punctuality. Thanks, Synell, for joining our Facebook Challenge - #SchoolEveryDay! ...

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We are excited to share how HPS is celebrating National Computer Science Education Week in our schools and classrooms. Seventh-grade and eighth-grade students at Morgan engage in coding through a combination of code.org and Tynker. ...

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RT @HPSHOLYOKE: Peck SHINE classroom nurse, Laureen Urekew, LPN, shares that their students are practicing drums and singing... https://t.c
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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.

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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, 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.