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April 22, 2019
  • Holyoke School Committee

    April 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Holyoke High School Dean Campus, 1045 Main Street

April 24, 2019
  • Autism Awareness Night/SEPAC Meeting

    April 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Mc Mahon Elementary School, 75 Kane Rd, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

April 25, 2019
  • Holyoke Educational Equity Coalition Meeting

    April 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Enlace de Familias, 299 Main St, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

April 27, 2019
  • Parent University: Math Carnival

    April 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Holyoke High School, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

April 29, 2019
  • E.N. White SIP Parent Info Session

    April 29, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Edward Nelson White School, 1 Jefferson St, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

April 30, 2019
  • Holyoke Transitions Academy Ribbon Cutting

    April 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    4 Open Square Way, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

    Please RSVP to Kelsey Poole, Transition Specialist, at kpoole@hps.holyoke.ma.us

May 1, 2019
  • Junior College Planning Night

    May 1, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    HHS Cafeteria

May 10, 2019
  • Maurice A. Donahue- Muffins for Mom

    May 10, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Maurice A Donahue Elementary School, 210 Whiting Farms Rd, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

    Contact - Stefany Garcia

May 14, 2019
  • DPAG meeting

    May 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    H.B. Lawrence Elementary, 156 Cabot St, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

    Looking forward to seeing you all there, If you cannot make it, please send someone in your stead. We need you, Families! Thank you.

    Los esperamos ver, si no puedes ir, envie otra persona en vez. Familias, los necesitamos! Gracias.

May 20, 2019
  • Holyoke School Committee

    May 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Holyoke High School Dean Campus, 1045 Main Street

May 21, 2019
  • Middle School Options Event

    May 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke 70 Nick Cosmos Way, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

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

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increase of students in early college & dual enrollment

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increase in graduation rate

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Holyoke Public Schools

Please take a moment to watch Alisso Izzo (HPS District Behavior Specialist), Kendra Phillips (HPS Occupational Therapist) and Noel Sherman (Positive Regard Network) discuss the many benefits of Lawrence School's sensory walk on WGBY Connecting Point. Thank you to Carolee McGrath for taking the time talk with our HPS specialists!

For more information about the Sensory Walk: www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/2019/03/21/press-release-lawrence-school-unveils-sensory-walk-for-students/Settling down for a long day at school can be hard for little ones. For children with ADHD and other sensory challenges, a full school day can be particularl...
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Welcome back from spring break! Now it's time to jump back into the school rhythm again, and to strive for fewer than five absences this school year.

Nicole Vega, a student in Mrs. Henshaw’s class at HHS North, created this poster to convey the importance of regular school attendance. Read more at www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/families/attendance/
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The Holyoke School Committee Meeting is taking place tomorrow, from 6:00-8:00pm. All are welcome. ...

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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.

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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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