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July 22, 2019
  • EQUITY MEETING

    July 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    MassHire Holyoke Career Center, 850 High St #1, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

August 5, 2019
  • First Year Teacher Induction (except Veritas)

    August 5, 2019 @ 12:00 am - August 13, 2019 @ 11:30 pm

  • First Year Teacher Induction (except Veritas)

    August 5, 2019 @ 12:00 am - August 13, 2019 @ 11:30 pm

August 6, 2019
  • First Year Teacher Induction (except Veritas)

    August 5, 2019 @ 12:00 am - August 13, 2019 @ 11:30 pm

August 7, 2019
  • First Year Teacher Induction (except Veritas)

    August 5, 2019 @ 12:00 am - August 13, 2019 @ 11:30 pm

August 8, 2019
  • First Year Teacher Induction (except Veritas)

    August 5, 2019 @ 12:00 am - August 13, 2019 @ 11:30 pm

August 9, 2019
  • First Year Teacher Induction (except Veritas)

    August 5, 2019 @ 12:00 am - August 13, 2019 @ 11:30 pm

August 10, 2019
  • EN White Block Party-Tentative Date

    August 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Edward Nelson White School, 1 Jefferson St, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

  • First Year Teacher Induction (except Veritas)

    August 5, 2019 @ 12:00 am - August 13, 2019 @ 11:30 pm

August 11, 2019
  • First Year Teacher Induction (except Veritas)

    August 5, 2019 @ 12:00 am - August 13, 2019 @ 11:30 pm

August 12, 2019
  • First Year Teacher Induction (except Veritas)

    August 5, 2019 @ 12:00 am - August 13, 2019 @ 11:30 pm

August 14, 2019
  • Day of Learning for all teachers new to Holyoke (except Veritas)

    August 14, 2019

August 15, 2019
  • Day of Learning for Experienced Teachers New to Holyoke

    August 15, 2019

  • New Staff Orientation (expect Veritas)

    August 15, 2019

August 19, 2019
  • Kelly School Neighborhood Walk

    August 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Holyoke School Committee

    August 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Holyoke High School Dean Campus

August 20, 2019
  • Kelly School Neighborhood Walk #2

    August 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Back to School BBQ @ Donahue

    August 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Maurice A Donahue Elementary School, 210 Whiting Farms Rd, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

    Description: Come meet Donahue school staff. Participate in fun activities, enjoy music, and win prizes. There will be free food and refreshments provided.

    Maurice A. Donahue School students and their families only. Please RSVP with Stefany E. Garcia, Family Access and Engagement Coordinator by emailing her at SEgarcia@hps.holyoke.ma.us.

    Thank you and hope to see you there!

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

Thank you to Tom Ricardi from Bird of Prey Rescue, Rehabilitation & Release Inc. for coming to visit our HPS students at Jericho this week. Students were able to pet, hold, and interact with a variety of rescued birds, including owls, falcons, and even a golden eagle. The children learned about the birds’ anatomy, special qualities of each bird, and the importance of animal rescue and rehabilitation. The Excelsior Program at Jericho has theme based curriculum emphasizing academics, communication, social, and motor skills. Instruction is embedded into recreational/physical activities in an outdoor setting. Read more about all HPS summer learning programs and summer challenges at www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/families/summerlearning/. #lovingsummerlearning Family Engagement at Holyoke Public Schools ...

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The HPS students at the summer academy located at McMahon School are staying cool while building critical academic skills in math and literacy. After lunch, it’s time for camp! There are daily movement-based games and enrichment run by community partners. Activities foster social emotional skill development and promote wellness. Read more about all HPS summer learning programs and summer challenges at www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/families/summerlearning/.#lovingsummerlearning ...

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Mr. Rusty, from Heart Beats Music Therapy, played his guitar for students at the Jericho summer program site. HPS students had a chance to sing, whistle, and play along with their own instruments #lovingsummerlearning. Read more about all HPS summer learning programs and summer challenges at www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/families/summerlearning/. #lovingsummerlearning
Mr. Rusty is a Board Certified Music Therapist who has also visited HHS, Sullivan, and Peck schools during this past school year. Visit his page at bit.ly/2Lqoq5P.
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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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