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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

Congratulations to Joe Dutsar, the HPS Athletic Department and the Holyoke High School Football Team for receiving a $3,000 grant from the Silvio Cella Family Foundation, to support the football program during the upcoming season. ...

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The Holyoke Public Schools Art teachers are holding their annual Faculty Art show next Thursday May 4th from 6-7:30 PM at Heritage State Park. Everyone is invited to come to the opening for light refreshments. The show will run from May 4th through the 25th and is open to the public at the Visitor’s’ Center, at Holyoke Heritage State Park during the Center’s operating hours (Heritage State Park, 21 Appleton Street, Holyoke MA). This art show showcases the talented art teachers from our district. ...

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The HHS students anti-violence video has been entered in the Valley Gives video contest. Please vote, like, and share premium.easypromosapp.com/voteme/808908/626924148 ...

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Event reminder: May 2nd from 4-7 PM - 8th-grade family workshops to help with the transition to high school -... https://t.co/QVt7j3lYQ1
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The 2017 Homework House Spelling Bee! Some tough teams- this won't be easy! @HH_01040 https://t.co/3c0JmXa7RF
The HHS students anti-violence video has been entered in the Valley Gives video contest. Please vote, like, and... https://t.co/mZ1xUbMvHK
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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.