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March 18, 2019
  • Professional Development Day

    March 18, 2019

March 19, 2019
  • Summit Learning at Peck - Info Session/Open House

    March 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    William R Peck Middle School, 1916 Northampton St, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

March 20, 2019
  • State of the Schools and Discussion on Future District Priorities meeting

    March 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Enlace de Familias, 299 Main St, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

March 21, 2019
  • Pre-k and K enrollment

    March 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Children's Museum at Holyoke, 444 Dwight St, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

    Come Join Us For A Preschool/Kindergarten Enrollment Information Session at the Children’s Museum at Holyoke!

    The new school year is coming! Find out about enrolling your student in kindergarten, the lottery process for new preschool students, and some of the great things happening in our schools.

    When: Thursday, March 21, 2019

    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Where: Children’s Museum at Holyoke – 444 Dwight Street, Holyoke - 2nd Floor

    The preschool application and kindergarten enrollment packet will be available for you to take home. Staff will be present to help answer any questions you may have. We look forward to meeting you and helping you get a head start on your child’s academic career!

    Click here (PDF) to read the event flyer.

  • Bingo for Books Night for Peck Families

    March 21, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    TBD - Peck Library or Cafeteria

    Organizers: Marguerite Madden, Rosa, Gomes, Dean Santiago

March 25, 2019
  • HELI full partner meeting

    March 25, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Children's Museum at Holyoke, 444 Dwight St, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

    The next HELI Full Partner meeting is Monday March 25th 9:30 - 11:00 @ Children's Museum at Holyoke

March 27, 2019
  • Special Education Parent Advisory Council Meeting

    March 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Holyoke Public Library Community Room

March 28, 2019
  • Holyoke Educational Equity Coalition Meeting

    March 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Enlace de Familias, 299 Main St, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

April 4, 2019
  • STEM Info Session/Open House

    April 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    William J Dean Tech High School, 1045 Main St, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

April 5, 2019
  • Bunny HOP for Donahue Families

    April 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Maurice A Donahue Elementary School, 210 Whiting Farms Rd, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

    Family Event

April 9, 2019
  • DPAG meeting

    April 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, 100 Bigelow St, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

    Looking forward to seeing you all there, If you cannot make it, please send someone in your stead. We need you, Families! Thank you.

    Los esperamos ver, si no puedes ir, envie otra persona en vez. Familias, los necesitamos! Gracias.

April 11, 2019
  • ABL Bingo for Book Fundraiser

    April 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Maurice A Donahue Elementary School, 210 Whiting Farms Rd, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

    ABL is running a bingo For Book event to raise awareness and funds for our ABL Program
    Contact Person Melissa Nestor and Stefany Garcia

April 15, 2019
  • April Break

    April 15, 2019

  • Math Vacation Academy for Selected Students

    April 15, 2019

April 16, 2019
  • April Break

    April 16, 2019

  • Math Vacation Academy for Selected Students

    April 16, 2019

April 17, 2019
  • April Break

    April 17, 2019

  • Math Vacation Academy for Selected Students

    April 17, 2019

WHY IS HOLYOKE CONSIDERING BUILDING TWO NEW MIDDLE SCHOOLS?

Click here to learn more and watch the videos from project architects and project manager about the project goals, designs, background, process, cost, funding, and schedule.

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23%

decrease in dropout rate

12X

increase of students in early college & dual enrollment

20%

increase in graduation rate

Set your alarm and wake up for regular attendance! Regular attendance is essential for success in school and in life. This school year we are encouraging students to strive for fewer than five absences.

Glenny Then, a student in Mrs. Henshaw’s class at HHS North, created this poster to convey the importance of regular school attendance. Read more at www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/families/attendance/
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Cap and Gown Information for Holyoke High School Seniors - Balfour will be taking cap and gown measurements on Tuesday, March 19th (Last Names A-L)
and Wednesday, March 20th (Last Names M-Z)

Time: Lunch periods - cafeteria lobby

Cost: $15 - Cash (Exact Change) or checks payable to Balfour

Extra Class of 2019 Graduation tassels will be on sale for $4 each. This will be the only time extra tassels will be on sale.

If you have any questions, please call 860-388-9647.
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Come join us for a Preschool and Kindergarten Enrollment Information Session at the Children’s Museum at Holyoke!

The new school year is coming... find out about enrolling your student in kindergarten, the lottery process for new preschool students, and some of the great things happening in our schools.

When: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Children’s Museum at Holyoke – 444 Dwight Street, 2nd Floor

The preschool application and kindergarten enrollment packet will be available for you to take home. Staff will be present to help answer any questions you may have. We look forward to meeting you and helping you get a head start on your child’s academic career!
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RT @AaronMVega: Great time in the 01040. Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Parade #parade413 #greenseason https://t.co/fFMh8HEryA
Always a memorable day- never know who you will run into on the parade route! @HPSHOLYOKE @holyokeparade https://t.co/1l1JkkKX7k
Cap and Gown Information for Holyoke High School Seniors - Balfour will be taking cap and gown measurements on Tues… https://t.co/QMxEhFzPcm
Set your alarm and wake up for regular attendance! Regular attendance is essential for success in school and in lif… https://t.co/bBSQqmpRvU
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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.

Antoine Rodrigues and Family after Graduation

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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