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July 3, 2017
  • District offices and buildings closed

    July 3, 2017

July 4, 2017
  • Independence Day - Central and school offices closed

    July 4, 2017

July 10, 2017
  • Summer Programs Begin

    July 10, 2017

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A Pathway for Every Student

Holyoke Sees Early Success with P3 Personalized Pathway Program.  Apply today!


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Monday, June 26th is the last day of school and students have an early release that day. Visit the calendars page on our website for early release times.

Please check your child’s backpack for information about the Summer Math work for grades Kinder through 11th and for the Summer Challenges for students at all grade levels in Reading and in STEM- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. You can also get copies at your school or from our website on the summer learning page www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/families/summerlearning/. Students who complete the challenges will be eligible to enter raffles to win awesome prizes at the beginning of the school year.

It is not too late to register for our free, high-quality summer learning programs and credit recovery. Visit the summer learning page on our website for more information.

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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.