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Attendance Matters

Missing just two school days a month means that a student misses 10% of the school year.  Listen to parent volunteers, students, teachers and staff talk about why it is so important to be in school on time every day.

Learn more about the importance of school attendance.

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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

Join the Special Education Parent Advisory Council for a
Holiday Celebration on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 6:00-7:30 pm at the Holyoke High School Cafeteria. Make crafts, decorate cookies, play games, and meet Santa! See flyer below.
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We are excited to share how HPS is celebrating National Computer Science Education Week in our schools and classrooms. McMahon School fourth and sixth-grade students have been working in Sue Werenski’s code course since last year – code.org. Here are some photos of them hard at work - one student made a pink donut and another made a basketball game. ...

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Reminder: Kelly School is having an Asthma Awareness meeting for parents tomorrow, December 12th at 2:30 pm in the school cafeteria. Parents can meet and talk to Kelly School Nurse, Karoline Syner. Both parents of children with asthma and without are invited for snacks, and raffles for tickets to Bright Nights! See flyer for details. ...

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Join the SEPAC for a Holiday Celebration on December 19th from 6:00-7:30 pm at the HHS Cafeteria. Make crafts, dec… https://t.co/tdTdCS2yFh
RT @HPSHOLYOKE: Join the SEPAC for a Holiday Celebration on December 19th from 6:00-7:30 pm at the HHS Cafeteria. Make crafts, decorate co…
HPS 4th and 6th-graders at McMahon School are celebrating National Computer Science Education Week. @SzrikeHPShttps://t.co/TWXGnw3e0m
RT @HPSHOLYOKE: HPS 7th-graders at McMahon School are using CodeCombat - celebrating National Computer Science Education Week. @SzrikeHPS @…
HPS 7th-graders at McMahon School are using CodeCombat - celebrating National Computer Science Education Week.… https://t.co/MN6DYGbQrw
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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.

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). 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.