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HPS is closed for three weeks beginning Monday, March 16th and all school-related activities listed below are canceled during this time.

April 10, 2020
  • Good Friday - Observed

    April 10, 2020

April 14, 2020
  • STEM Open House

    April 14, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

  • DPAC

    April 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    William R Peck Middle School, 1916 Northampton St, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

April 20, 2020
  • Math Vacation Academy for Select Students

    April 20, 2020 - April 24, 2020 @ 

  • April Break

    April 20, 2020 - April 24, 2020 @ 

April 21, 2020
  • Math Vacation Academy for Select Students

    April 20, 2020 - April 24, 2020 @ 

  • April Break

    April 20, 2020 - April 24, 2020 @ 

April 22, 2020
  • Math Vacation Academy for Select Students

    April 20, 2020 - April 24, 2020 @ 

  • April Break

    April 20, 2020 - April 24, 2020 @ 

April 23, 2020
  • Math Vacation Academy for Select Students

    April 20, 2020 - April 24, 2020 @ 

  • April Break

    April 20, 2020 - April 24, 2020 @ 

April 24, 2020
  • Math Vacation Academy for Select Students

    April 20, 2020 - April 24, 2020 @ 

  • April Break

    April 20, 2020 - April 24, 2020 @ 

April 29, 2020
  • SEPAC - Autism Resource Night

    April 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Maurice A. Donahue Elementary School, 210 Whiting Farms Rd, Holyoke, MA 01040, USA

53%

decrease in dropout rate

85%

Increase in number of students enrolled in
college prep programming

10 Point

increase in graduation rate

Our Morgan Jags leaders, educators and staff created this lovely video for their students and families letting them know how much they miss them and have been thinking of them during this challenging time. This video expresses how we at HPS feel about ALL of our students and families. #proud2bHPS ...

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This helpful infographic from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health is a great visual for all of us on best practices to take during this time. ...

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Check out our Sullivan School first grade students from Ms. Acevedo’s class. Great work engaging in remote learning!

We are proud to announce the launch of our at-home learning website for remote learning: hpsathome.com/

All HPS educators, by school and grade level, have begun posting work. Please check the site often as it will be frequently updated by staff and please be patient as we continually improve the functionality of the site.
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RT @Holyoke_High: “This right here is a symbol of Holyoke,” said Rodriguez, 15, on a recent Tuesday in March after he helped move Dobbin of…
One of our PreK paraprofessionals at Metcalf, Axel Cruz, created a truly spectacular Read Aoud for our young dual l… https://t.co/WR6EHG9pC0
RT @HPSHOLYOKE: No question, HPS has the best staff possible! #proud2bHPS https://t.co/UXM2pSbQBB
Dr. Zrike will be hosting a Facebook Live session, Thursday, April 2nd at 5 PM to HPS’ efforts to support students… https://t.co/TGCF9aYFZT
Enrichment at Lawrence

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.

Antoine Rodrigues and Family after Graduation

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, STEM, 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.

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