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December 13, 2016
  • Community meeting – options for new school construction

    December 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Beaudoin Village Community Room, 15 Barrett Avenue, Holyoke, MA 01040

  • Communiy discussion about high school redesign

    December 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Dean Tech Cafeteria

December 23, 2016
  • No School, Holiday Recess

    December 23, 2016 - January 2, 2017

December 24, 2016
  • No School, Holiday Recess

    December 23, 2016 - January 2, 2017

December 25, 2016
  • No School, Holiday Recess

    December 23, 2016 - January 2, 2017

December 26, 2016
  • No School, Holiday Recess

    December 23, 2016 - January 2, 2017

December 27, 2016
  • No School, Holiday Recess

    December 23, 2016 - January 2, 2017

December 28, 2016
  • No School, Holiday Recess

    December 23, 2016 - January 2, 2017

December 29, 2016
  • No School, Holiday Recess

    December 23, 2016 - January 2, 2017

December 30, 2016
  • No School, Holiday Recess

    December 23, 2016 - January 2, 2017

December 31, 2016
  • No School, Holiday Recess

    December 23, 2016 - January 2, 2017

January 1, 2017
  • No School, Holiday Recess

    December 23, 2016 - January 2, 2017

January 2, 2017
  • No School, Holiday Recess

    December 23, 2016 - January 2, 2017

January 6, 2017
  • No School, Professional Development

    January 6, 2017

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A Pathway for Every Student

As a part of our continued efforts to improve the district and its brand, we developed a new logo and tagline.

1,500

new laptops purchased for students

7

percentage point increase in English Language Arts proficiency

400%

increase in Dual Enrollment

Third grade students are enjoying Computer Science week at Lawrence FSCS Pre K- 3 Campus! ...

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Dan Poreda, Instructional technology specialist at Sullivan School is instructing students on how to use code to make their own game of Frogger. This week is national Computer Education Science Week. ...

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This week is national Computer Education Science Week. Morgan students are celebrating by participating in the national hour of code. Students are using various platforms such as scratch, scratch Jr., code.org, tynker, and stencyl. Upon completion of the hour students are earning certificates, buttons, and stickers that say “I coded.” Many teachers and students have committed to continuing the coding courses for the rest of the year. ...

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Dan Poreda, Instructional technology specialist at Sullivan School is instructing students on how to use code to... https://t.co/se7Yi92zJ3
RT @hhsherald: Amazing original pieces by @Holyoke_High students in @UMassAmherst course "Writing Change." Inspirational/powerful work by H…
This week is national Computer Education Science Week. Morgan students are celebrating by participating in the... https://t.co/ssxNEsyXll
Third grade students are enjoying Computer Science week at Lawrence FSCS Pre K- 3 Campus!
RT @KellySchoolSci: If you are interested in attending this Family Trip to Hartford, please click here to fill out an online form! https://…
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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

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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. This summer, in partnership with MIT and NASA, HPS middle school students learned to program their own SPHERES- miniature satellites located inside the International Space Station.

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 for middle school students at Peck; to ensure that every student has a chance to explore their interests. 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.