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May 9, 2017
  • Early Release, Professional Development

    May 9, 2017

    Early release is 3 hours before the conclusion of school.

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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

Reminder - Informational session on the Westfield Promise Program, Thursday, April 27th at 5:30 pm in the HHS cafeteria.... ...

There will be an informational session on Thursday, April 27th at 5:30pm in the HHS cafeteria for parents and students interested in hearing more about the Westfield Promise Program. (See flyer below). Who is eligible to apply for this program? Current grade 10 students* What is the program? A dual enrollment program offered by Westfield State University. Accepted students will take one Westfield State English class embedded into their school day (at HHS) during their junior year. They will enroll in several Westfield State classes during senior year. If they successfully complete the program, they will gain priority admission into Westfield State University. Trips and overnights at Westfield State will be included. If you are not able to attend the session, your child can get more information from Ms. Rigali, College & Career Readiness Coordinator at HHS, in the guidance office. *This program is specifically designed for students who are underrepresented in higher education. Students who are low-income, first-generation in their family to go to college, or who are part of other underrepresented groups will be considered for admission. Other students who do not fall into these categories may also apply, all applications will be considered. If your child does not meet one of the above criteria, he/she may also apply to a dual enrollment program through UMASS (this program also offers priority admission to the college), STCC, or HCC.

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Reminder - Informational session on the Westfield Promise Program, Thursday, April 27th at 5:30 pm in the HHS... https://t.co/2uJiANaNGK
Join us tomorrow at the Holyoke Public Schools Educator Recruitment Fair, April 26th from 4:30-7:00 pm at Holyoke... https://t.co/r0D0xsFpWB
In collaboration with Healthy Holyoke, the Holyoke Public Schools is implementing a Green Housekeeping Program –... https://t.co/kXGjy4SW5K
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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.