Do your children eat breakfasts or lunches provided through their school cafeteria? If so, please take this brief survey by December 1. https://bit.ly/47xEGZa
¿Comen sus hijos desayunos o almuerzos proporcionados por la cafetería de su escuela? Si es así, realice por favor esta pequeña encuesta antes del 1 de diciembre. https://bit.ly/47xEGZa
We hope to see you at the annual Holyoke vs. South Hadley Thanksgiving Day football game. It’s tomorrow—Thursday—at 10 a.m. at home. Go Knights!
McMahon School celebrated their Puerto Rican culture on Tuesday with a Balloons over Broadway Parade. The parade was a beautiful celebration of traditional Puerto Rican customs, dress, and music combined with a "Macy's Thanksgiving" Balloons over Broadway procession. The parade was led by HPS Superintendent, Holyoke Councilors Izzy Rivera and Jenny Rivera, and McMahon administrators Karyn McDermott and Erik Spracklin.
Shout out to 13 new teachers who participated in the 5-week Saturday series to further develop as educators. The sessions will feature practice clinics for classroom management, guided work time for lesson planning and grading, workshops on HPS systems and structures, and guest speakers. Every teacher walks away with tangible products and practices they can use right away in their classrooms.
Help HPS! There's still time to complete our Panorama survey by November 22. https://bit.ly/3SuPqTM
Please complete one survey for each school where you have a child attending.
United Way of Pioneer Valley has opened the newest food pantry in the city to serve area families in a downtown section of Holyoke considered to be a “food desert” since there are limited options to purchase food within walking distance of the neighborhood. The cupboard, located at 164 Race Street, is open Thursdays from 2:30-5:30 p.m.
For the second year, Natalie Colon—a senior in the Electrical program at Dean—has rocked it as the emcee for the Massachusetts Girls In Trade fall conference held today on our campus. We hosted 350 female students from 12 trade schools for this major event!
Here are some photos from the opening night of 'Our Town' at HHS North.
Stories of Resilience and Adaptation! Join Nuestras Raices for stories celebrating the power of community and joy in the face of climate change from 5:30-8 p.m. tomorrow, Friday November 10, at El Mercado, 413 Main Street, Holyoke. Hear storytellers from our community and get a chance to share your own stories. Dinner will be provided by De Todo Un Poco free of charge. To RSVP, call Cielo at (774) 242-8660 or email email@example.com
Learn more about the Dual Language Program at Sullivan Middle School during Family Information Session beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15.
Holyoke High North and Dean present the MA College Application Celebration (MCAC)!
The MCAC is an all-day event for seniors to connect with representatives from colleges and receive on-the-spot decisions! In preparation, seniors should complete and submit college applications! Dean's event is November 15. North's event is November 16 and 17. See flier for more information.
Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) meeting set for 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8, in Holyoke High School North cafeteria. Free child care. Includes SEPAC election, 504 Plan and IEP basics, and what to expect.
Reminder: Turn back your clocks on Sunday, November 5. Daylight Saving Time officially ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 5 in Massachusetts—so be sure to set your clocks back one hour late Saturday evening or Sunday morning! While some digital clocks will automatically adjust for seasonal Daylight Savings Time changes, many won’t. The annual fall back to standard time means there will be one hour less of daylight in the afternoons and one additional hour in the mornings.
(Ñ⬇️) Join the Holyoke High School Theater Company on November 14, 15, and 16 beginning at 6:30 p.m. for three powerful performances of the multilingual version of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.” A drama featuring translated passages by Nilo Cruz and Jeff Augustin, this production will feature English and Spanish dialogue performed by bilingual actors, with projected subtitles in English and Spanish. Advance tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for student and staff tickets. Advance tickets are available at the Holyoke High School Main Office and online at https://mifafestival.org/events
Holyoke Medical Center and the Greater Holyoke YMCA are hosting a Diabetes Wellness event for Diabetes Awareness Month. Join us at the Y at 171 Pine St. on Thursday, November 2 from 3 - 6 p.m. The event includes diabetes wellness and prevention education, a healthy recipe book for the holidays, activities for the kids, a raffle, and more.
E.N. White was in the Halloween Spirt on 10-31-2023
Did you know that chemicals when heated produce telltale colors? Chemistry students at HHS North now do, following a hands-on lesson in quantum mechanics with their teacher Mrs. Brochu. She led students through an experiment so they could identify unknown chemicals by comparing the colors they emit when heated with color reference information.
Our staff at 57 Suffolk Street is in the Halloween spirit today!
Trunk or Treat! Everyone is welcome to this fun family event presented by Holyoke SEPAC and Holyoke Public Schools. Event runs 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25, at HHS North, 500 Beech Street.