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August 23, 2017
  • Freshman (9th Grade )Academy Open House / Orientation

    August 23, 2017 - August 24, 2017

August 24, 2017
  • Freshman (9th Grade )Academy Open House / Orientation

    August 23, 2017 - August 24, 2017

  • Professional Development

    August 24, 2017

  • Convocation for all HPS teachers and district leaders 8 AM, HHS auditorium

    August 24, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

August 25, 2017
  • Professional Development

    August 25, 2017

August 28, 2017
  • Professional Development

    August 28, 2017

August 29, 2017
  • Schools Open Grades 1-12

    August 29, 2017

September 1, 2017
  • Pre-K & Kindergarten Open House

    September 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

September 4, 2017
  • Labor Day

    September 4, 2017

September 5, 2017
  • Pre-School/Kindergarten Begins

    September 5, 2017

A Pathway for Every Student

Holyoke Sees Early Success with P3 Personalized Pathway Program.  Apply today!
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1,500

new laptops purchased for students

7

percentage point increase in English Language Arts proficiency

400%

increase in Dual Enrollment

Come to McNally Field on August 26, from 2-5 for backpacks filled with school supplies for the first 1,500 school-aged students from Holyoke. Don't miss out on the other free, family friendly events here. See flyer for more details... ...

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PreK and Kindergarten families, we hope that you can join us for the 2nd Annual Ready for Pre-K & Kindergarten Parade, August 31st, 4:30-6:00 PM, Pulaski Park. See flyer... ...

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Thank you to Alan Gates for sending in photos of a recent event held by the Summer Transitions program for families. The event was attended by 100% of the parents. Families enjoyed some treats as they mingled with the other students and families. The students had a chance to share personal stories that helped staff get to know them better. "They read these out loud, independently in front of a large crowd - a skill that some adults never master, but our young adults did an amazing job" said Gates. ...

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And the winners of the 2nd annual orientation treasure hunt is.... Lawrence School! @LuisSoriaHPS https://t.co/TEAqr3wbho
PreK and Kindergarten families, we hope that you can join us for the 2nd Annual Ready for Pre-K & Kindergarten... https://t.co/ZiTozrXCju
RT @kd1101: Setting a Culture of Excellence... Morgan is ready for day 1-Monday! @SzrikeHPS @LuisSoriaHPS @HPSHOLYOKE https://t.co/0oVhDm0h
Thank you to Alan Gates for sending in photos of a recent event held by the Summer Transitions program for... https://t.co/0tfJ27nzRc
RT @FootbalHolyoke: Great day for Holyoke Youth Football
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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

Technology

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.

Dean Grad

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.

Dual Language

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.