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May 29, 2017
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June 4, 2017
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    June 4, 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

On May 16th, Holyoke High School hosted the MIAA, Special Olympics Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley League, Unified Track and Field Championship. Teams from Westfield, Springfield Sci Tech, Ludlow, Palmer, Chicopee, Chicopee Comp and Holyoke High High School all participated. ...

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News in our schools this week is at: bit.ly/2qFJkkg

Some of the topics are:
* High School Strategic Redesign Plan unveiled this week
* Shout outs to: Jose Perez for his remarkable trumpet performance of the national anthem at the inaugural Pioneer Valley Unified Track Championships,
* Holyoke Boys & Girls Club Youth of The Year Johan Cruz Hernandez,
* HHS Pa'lante Restorative Justice Program (recipient of the 2017 Carlos Vega Social Justice Award)
* Thank you to the Food Bank of Western MA, the Greater Boston Food Bank, Project Bread, Representative Vega and the EOS Foundation who visited Kelly School to observe Breakfast in the Classroom in action and present a check donation
* Enroll today in FREE HPS high-quality summer learning programs
* Register your students for PreK and Kindergarten opportunities
* "Planting Words of Peace Spring Literacy Festival" is from 1-4PM tomorrow at Veterans Memorial Park
* Upcoming events listing

Have a great weekend!
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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.