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August 4, 2021
  • Summer Eats Program Curbside Distribution

    August 4, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays schools the following schools will be providing students with enough meals throughout the three days to assure seven days of food availability. This program is available from June 23 to Aug. 20.

    Donahue Elementary School, 210 Whiting Farms Rd
    Lawrence Elementary School, 156 Cabot St
    Morgan School, 596 S Bridge St

    *For more information please visit our Food Service page at https://www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/families/cafeteria-menu/

August 6, 2021
  • Summer Eats Program Curbside Distribution

    August 6, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays schools the following schools will be providing students with enough meals throughout the three days to assure seven days of food availability. This program is available from June 23 to Aug. 20.

    Donahue Elementary School, 210 Whiting Farms Rd
    Lawrence Elementary School, 156 Cabot St
    Morgan School, 596 S Bridge St

    *For more information please visit our Food Service page at https://www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/families/cafeteria-menu/

August 9, 2021
  • Grades 3-5 and HHS Dean Campus Summer Acceleration Academy BEGINS!

    August 9, 2021

    8:30AM-12:30PM at Holyoke High School Dean Campus for all students in rising grades 9-12.

    9 AM-3PM at EN White for rising grades 3 students.

    9 AM-3PM at McMahon for rising grades 4-5 students.

    The Sontag Acceleration Academy will provide students in rising grades 3, 4, 5 and the High School with 20 hours of targeted accelerated learning in English Language Arts (ELA). The program will utilize project-based learning to meet priority standards and to accelerate student learning through engaging, standards-aligned, project-based lessons.

    *For more information please visit: www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/families/summerlearning/

  • New Teacher Induction

    August 9, 2021

  • Summer Eats Program Curbside Distribution

    August 9, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays schools the following schools will be providing students with enough meals throughout the three days to assure seven days of food availability. This program is available from June 23 to Aug. 20.

    Donahue Elementary School, 210 Whiting Farms Rd
    Lawrence Elementary School, 156 Cabot St
    Morgan School, 596 S Bridge St

    *For more information please visit our Food Service page at https://www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/families/cafeteria-menu/

August 10, 2021
  • New Teacher Induction

    August 10, 2021

  • HHS Dean Freshmen Orientation

    August 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    HHS Dean Campus, 1045 Main St, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

    Join us for Dean’s first-ever freshmen orientation Aug. 10-12! Discover what your school has to offer, connect with teachers and future classmates, and explore the opportunities waiting for you. You’ll have the chance to get to know the building before other students arrive, go over your schedule, and really get a feel for high school! 

    We will also be providing transportation and lunch. 

    Sign up today!

    For more information, call Laurie Denis at (413) 534-2071 ext. 4190, or Norma Palacios at (413) 534-2071 ext. 4152.

August 11, 2021
  • New Teacher Induction

    August 11, 2021

  • HHS Dean Freshmen Orientation

    August 11, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    HHS Dean Campus, 1045 Main St, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

    Join us for Dean’s first-ever freshmen orientation Aug. 10-12! Discover what your school has to offer, connect with teachers and future classmates, and explore the opportunities waiting for you. You’ll have the chance to get to know the building before other students arrive, go over your schedule, and really get a feel for high school! 

    We will also be providing transportation and lunch. 

    Sign up today!

    For more information, call Laurie Denis at (413) 534-2071 ext. 4190, or Norma Palacios at (413) 534-2071 ext. 4152.

  • Summer Eats Program Curbside Distribution

    August 11, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays schools the following schools will be providing students with enough meals throughout the three days to assure seven days of food availability. This program is available from June 23 to Aug. 20.

    Donahue Elementary School, 210 Whiting Farms Rd
    Lawrence Elementary School, 156 Cabot St
    Morgan School, 596 S Bridge St

    *For more information please visit our Food Service page at https://www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/families/cafeteria-menu/

August 12, 2021
  • New Teacher Induction

    August 12, 2021

  • HHS Dean Freshmen Orientation

    August 12, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    HHS Dean Campus, 1045 Main St, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

    Join us for Dean’s first-ever freshmen orientation Aug. 10-12! Discover what your school has to offer, connect with teachers and future classmates, and explore the opportunities waiting for you. You’ll have the chance to get to know the building before other students arrive, go over your schedule, and really get a feel for high school! 

    We will also be providing transportation and lunch. 

    Sign up today!

    For more information, call Laurie Denis at (413) 534-2071 ext. 4190, or Norma Palacios at (413) 534-2071 ext. 4152.

August 13, 2021
  • New Staff Orientation

    August 13, 2021

  • Summer Eats Program Curbside Distribution

    August 13, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays schools the following schools will be providing students with enough meals throughout the three days to assure seven days of food availability. This program is available from June 23 to Aug. 20.

    Donahue Elementary School, 210 Whiting Farms Rd
    Lawrence Elementary School, 156 Cabot St
    Morgan School, 596 S Bridge St

    *For more information please visit our Food Service page at https://www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/families/cafeteria-menu/

August 16, 2021
  • Summer Eats Program Curbside Distribution

    August 16, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays schools the following schools will be providing students with enough meals throughout the three days to assure seven days of food availability. This program is available from June 23 to Aug. 20.

    Donahue Elementary School, 210 Whiting Farms Rd
    Lawrence Elementary School, 156 Cabot St
    Morgan School, 596 S Bridge St

    *For more information please visit our Food Service page at https://www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/families/cafeteria-menu/

  • Holyoke School Committee Meeting

    August 16, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    For meeting access, visit/Para llegar a la reunion, visite: https://www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/about-us/school-committee/  

August 18, 2021
  • Summer Eats Program Curbside Distribution

    August 18, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays schools the following schools will be providing students with enough meals throughout the three days to assure seven days of food availability. This program is available from June 23 to Aug. 20.

    Donahue Elementary School, 210 Whiting Farms Rd
    Lawrence Elementary School, 156 Cabot St
    Morgan School, 596 S Bridge St

    *For more information please visit our Food Service page at https://www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/families/cafeteria-menu/

August 19, 2021
  • Sullivan Back-to-School Block Party

    August 19, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

August 20, 2021
  • Summer Eats Program Curbside Distribution

    August 20, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays schools the following schools will be providing students with enough meals throughout the three days to assure seven days of food availability. This program is available from June 23 to Aug. 20.

    Donahue Elementary School, 210 Whiting Farms Rd
    Lawrence Elementary School, 156 Cabot St
    Morgan School, 596 S Bridge St

    *For more information please visit our Food Service page at https://www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/families/cafeteria-menu/

  • HHS Football Helmet Fitting & Meeting

    August 20, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Holyoke High School - North Campus, 500 Beech St, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

    OPEN TO HHS NORTH AND DEAN CAMPUS STUDENTS
    Please be sure you're ready to get into the game by having the following completed before tryouts:

    • A current physical
    • Registration forms
    • Baseline concussion test

    A link to the forms can be found here. Be sure to also register for the sport(s) of your choice with our convenient Google Form.

    If you have questions, email Mel Martin at memartin@hps.holyoke.ma.us or Kevin Auffrey at kmauffrey@hps.holyoke.ma.us

    Practice Coach: Joe Dutsar - jdutsar@hps.holyoke.ma.us (860) 202-9779
    *Helmet Fitting @ 1PM before meeting
    *Meeting @ 2:30PM

  • HHS Football Practice

    August 20, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Holyoke High School - North Campus, 500 Beech St, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

    OPEN TO HHS NORTH AND DEAN CAMPUS STUDENTS
    Please be sure you're ready to get into the game by having the following completed before tryouts:

    • A current physical
    • Registration forms
    • Baseline concussion test

    A link to the forms can be found here. Be sure to also register for the sport(s) of your choice with our convenient Google Form.

    If you have questions, email Mel Martin at memartin@hps.holyoke.ma.us or Kevin Auffrey at kmauffrey@hps.holyoke.ma.us

    Practice Coach: Joe Dutsar - jdutsar@hps.holyoke.ma.us (860) 202-9779
    *Helmet Fitting @ 1PM

August 21, 2021
  • HHS Football Meeting

    August 21, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Holyoke High School - North Campus, 500 Beech St, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

    OPEN TO HHS NORTH AND DEAN CAMPUS STUDENTS
    Please be sure you're ready to get into the game by having the following completed before tryouts:

    • A current physical
    • Registration forms
    • Baseline concussion test

    A link to the forms can be found here. Be sure to also register for the sport(s) of your choice with our convenient Google Form.

    If you have questions, email Mel Martin at memartin@hps.holyoke.ma.us or Kevin Auffrey at kmauffrey@hps.holyoke.ma.us

    Practice Coach: Joe Dutsar - jdutsar@hps.holyoke.ma.us (860) 202-9779

  • HHS Football Practice

    August 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Holyoke High School - North Campus, 500 Beech St, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

    OPEN TO HHS NORTH AND DEAN CAMPUS STUDENTS
    Please be sure you're ready to get into the game by having the following completed before tryouts:

    • A current physical
    • Registration forms
    • Baseline concussion test

    A link to the forms can be found here. Be sure to also register for the sport(s) of your choice with our convenient Google Form.

    If you have questions, email Mel Martin at memartin@hps.holyoke.ma.us or Kevin Auffrey at kmauffrey@hps.holyoke.ma.us

    Practice Coach: Joe Dutsar - jdutsar@hps.holyoke.ma.us (860) 202-9779

August 23, 2021
  • First Day of School Grades 1-12

    August 23, 2021

    Welcome Back!

    For School Hours for the 2021-22 School Year please visit:
    https://www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/2021/04/29/school-hours-for-the-2021-22-school-year/

  • HHS Field Hockey Tryouts

    August 23, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Holyoke High School North Campus Turf

    OPEN TO HHS NORTH AND DEAN CAMPUS STUDENTS
    Description: Please be sure you're ready to get into the game by having the following completed before tryouts:

    • A current physical
    • Registration forms
    • Baseline concussion test

    A link to the forms can be found here. Be sure to also register for the sport(s) of your choice with our convenient Google Form.

    If you have questions, email Mel Martin at memartin@hps.holyoke.ma.us or Kevin Auffrey at kmauffrey@hps.holyoke.ma.us

    Coach: Maryann Pelligrinelli & Sue Pelligrinelli - mpelligrinelli@hps.holyoke.ma.us
    Sneakers, stick, goggles, shin pads, cleats

  • HHS Girls' Volleyball Tryouts

    August 23, 2021 @ 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    Holyoke High School North Campus Large Gym

    OPEN TO HHS NORTH AND DEAN CAMPUS STUDENTS
    Description: Please be sure you're ready to get into the game by having the following completed before tryouts:

    • A current physical
    • Registration forms
    • Baseline concussion test

    A link to the forms can be found here. Be sure to also register for the sport(s) of your choice with our convenient Google Form.

    If you have questions, email Mel Martin at memartin@hps.holyoke.ma.us or Kevin Auffrey at kmauffrey@hps.holyoke.ma.us

    Coach: Paula Conway - (413) 493-1683
    Sneakers, shorts, T-shirt, sweatpants

  • HHS Cross-Country Tryouts

    August 23, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Holyoke High School North Campus Track

    OPEN TO HHS NORTH AND DEAN CAMPUS STUDENTS
    Description: Please be sure you're ready to get into the game by having the following completed before tryouts:

    • A current physical
    • Registration forms
    • Baseline concussion test

    A link to the forms can be found here. Be sure to also register for the sport(s) of your choice with our convenient Google Form.

    If you have questions, email Mel Martin at memartin@hps.holyoke.ma.us or Kevin Auffrey at kmauffrey@hps.holyoke.ma.us

    Boys' Coach: Axel Cruz - acruz@hps.holyoke.ma.us (413) 388-6066
    Girls' Coach: Karla Rodriguez - rodz.rivera.karla@gmail.com(787) 923-1964
    Running shoes, paperwork, water bottle.

  • HHS Golf Tryouts

    August 23, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Wyckoff Country Club, 233 Easthampton Rd, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

    OPEN TO HHS NORTH AND DEAN CAMPUS STUDENTS
    Description: Please be sure you're ready to get into the game by having the following completed before tryouts:

    • A current physical
    • Registration forms
    • Baseline concussion test

    A link to the forms can be found here. Be sure to also register for the sport(s) of your choice with our convenient Google Form.

    If you have questions, email Mel Martin at memartin@hps.holyoke.ma.us or Kevin Auffrey at kmauffrey@hps.holyoke.ma.us

    Coach: TBD - (413) 493-1683
    Golf season is short ... PRACTICE!!!

  • HHS Girl's Soccer Tryouts

    August 23, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Holyoke High School North Campus Turf

    OPEN TO HHS NORTH AND DEAN CAMPUS STUDENTS
    Description:Please be sure you're ready to get into the game by having the following completed before tryouts:

    • A current physical
    • Registration forms
    • Baseline concussion test

    A link to the forms can be found here. Be sure to also register for the sport(s) of your choice with our convenient Google Form.

    If you have questions, email Mel Martin at memartin@hps.holyoke.ma.us or Kevin Auffrey at kmauffrey@hps.holyoke.ma.us

    Coach: Molly Burke - mmburke12@yahoo.com (413) 636-8896
    Cleats, shin guards, running shoes

  • HHS Cheerleading Tryouts

    August 23, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Holyoke High School North Campus Small Gym

    OPEN TO HHS NORTH AND DEAN CAMPUS STUDENTS
    Description: Please be sure you're ready to get into the game by having the following completed before tryouts:

    • A current physical
    • Registration forms
    • Baseline concussion test

    A link to the forms can be found here. Be sure to also register for the sport(s) of your choice with our convenient Google Form.

    If you have questions, email Mel Martin at memartin@hps.holyoke.ma.us or Kevin Auffrey at kmauffrey@hps.holyoke.ma.us

    Coach: Sidney Gomez - gomez.marie.sidney@gmail.com (413) 588-6276
    T-shirt, shorts, sneakers, no jewelry or cell phone

  • HHS Boy's Soccer Tryouts

    August 23, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Holyoke High School North Campus Turf

    OPEN TO HHS NORTH AND DEAN CAMPUS STUDENTS
    Please be sure you're ready to get into the game by having the following completed before tryouts:

    • A current physical
    • Registration forms
    • Baseline concussion test

    A link to the forms can be found here. Be sure to also register for the sport(s) of your choice with our convenient Google Form.

    If you have questions, email Mel Martin at memartin@hps.holyoke.ma.us or Kevin Auffrey at kmauffrey@hps.holyoke.ma.us

    Coach: Sean Foley - sean2foley@gmail.com (413) 222-8690
    Cleats, shin guards, running shoes

August 30, 2021

What are Isolation Rooms?

If a student arrives at school exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms – he/she is taken to the isolation room and then discharged to home as soon as possible. View this video to learn about the isolation rooms that have been established at each school and visit our School Safety webpage for more safety videos about the steps that we are taking to maintain a safe and healthy environment for staff and students.

53%

decrease in dropout rate

85%

Increase in number of students enrolled in
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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.

Antoine Rodrigues and Family after Graduation

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 STEM. 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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