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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

Interested in learning more about Dual Enrollment?Parents/guardians of students in grades 9-11 are invited to an information session on Wednesday, April 5th at 6pm in the HHS Auditorium. See flyer below.... ...

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Mark your calendars for the Holyoke Reach Out and Read Bookfair at Barnes & Noble in Holyoke on Saturday, April 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00. Funds raised will be used to purchase books for Holyoke Reach Out and Read, the early literacy program at Holyoke Pediatrics in which an age-appropriate book is given to each child during the well-child visit from 6 months to 5 years of age.

April 1 begins "Educators' Week" at Barnes & Noble. On the 1st there is also a special "Beauty and the Beast" event for children and families at 11:00 a.m. So, it should be a busy day. Holyoke Pediatric Associates
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Interested in learning more about Dual Enrollment?Parents/guardians of students in grades 9-11 are invited to an... https://t.co/zJunVnHQrK
Workshop reminder 3/23/17 6-7:30 PM at Lawrence School - Topic: Helping parents address bullying - See more below. https://t.co/IMSDC5K7Hv
Mark your calendars for the Holyoke Reach Out and Read Bookfair at Barnes & Noble in Holyoke on Saturday, April... https://t.co/GFHad1R581
RT @gen_teach: We’re thrilled to partner with @TEACHWesternMass to launch our inaugural Holyoke site this summer led by the wonderful Letis…
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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.