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October 8, 2018
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    October 8, 2018

Strive in Five!

We are urging students to “Strive for less than five days absent” this school year.  Regular attendance is essential for success in school and in life.   Click here to visit our Back to School webpage for back to school information, forms, and important dates.

Learn about the importance of school attendance.

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SAVE THE DATE - Please join us on October 25, for a Community Meeting regarding the design process for the construction of 2 new middle schools in Holyoke (pending voter approval) at the Holyoke Public Library Community Room at 6:00 p.m. All citizens of Holyoke, especially families of young Holyoke Public Schools students, are invited to participate. There will be many opportunities for community input over the next eight months, and ultimately, Holyoke voters will decide whether to construct two new middle school buildings. See flyer below. ...

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The Holyoke High School Field Hockey team fought hard against Mohawk tonight in a close game. Here are a few highlights. Holyoke Goals scord by Chris Farber and Julia Pluta, an assist for Bridget Healy.

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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.

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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