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October 9, 2017
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    October 9, 2017

Favorite aspects of the HPS experience

This humorous carpool karaoke video features HPS students, Receiver/Superintendent Dr. Zrike and Chief Academic Officer Mr. Soria discussing the importance of relationships at school.

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1,500

new laptops purchased for students

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percentage point increase in English Language Arts proficiency

400%

increase in Dual Enrollment

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If you have items to spare, we could really use your help in supporting our Hurricanes Relief Donation Drive to support families affected by recent hurricanes in the Caribbean and the southern United States. Local organization Nueva Esperanza (401 Main St.) will ship donations to organizations in these regions. Donations can be brought to schools throughout our district through Sept. 30th. We are collecting non-perishable food (canned, boxed or bagged food, baby food), beverages (bottled water, juice, baby formula), hygiene products (regular and anti-bacterial soap, shampoo, toilet paper, baby and adult diapers, baby wipes, feminine products), clean up tools and supplies (rakes, brooms, mops, buckets, disinfectants, gloves, trash bags). If you have questions, contact the Family & Community Engagement staff member at your school or the main office at (413) 534-2000, ext. 1100. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR GENEROSITY! ...

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Big E celebrates Holyoke Day and the band in purple and Hibernians in green marched on (photos, video) https://t.co/cu5oBvyhrM
RT @Holyoke_High: Congratulations to Katie Keane who scored her 100th career point at Holyoke High School tonight September 20, 2017. https…
RT @hhsherald: Gary Rome offers HHS a free car to raffle off for aspiring and eligible student - article by Sean Sabourin https://t.co/Jd
RT @hhsherald: Gary Rome offers HHS a free car to raffle off for aspiring and eligible student - article by Sean Sabourin https://t.co/Jd
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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

Technology

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.

Dual Language

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). 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.