WATCH 🎥 🎥 Opportunity Academy senior Ginellis Crespo expected to graduate with her classmates on Friday, June 14 during a ceremony in the Holyoke War Memorial. She did graduate as planned—AND she was also singled out by Superintendent Anthony Soto in recognition of her hard work throughout the year when he awarded her a Superintendent’s Excellence Award. OA instructional coach Gerardo Orbe nominated Ginellis for this award. “At the start of the school year, Ginellis set a goal to graduate this year. Since then, she has been working very hard at it and has made great progress. She produced some great work, including an interview and profile piece of a relative of hers.”
4 days ago, Holyoke Public Schools
District leaders dove deep into planning for the 2024-25 school year during a leadership retreat held last week. This opportunity allowed leaders and administrators from all schools and departments to share ideas, discuss difficult topics, and focus on shared goals for the months ahead.
4 days ago, Holyoke Public Schools
Dr. Mahoney speaks to a table of elementary education leaders
Congratulations! 🥳 HHS Dean Principal Roseanne Caracciolo was recognized as one of the Commonwealth Heroines of the class of 2024, having been nominated by Senator John Velis and selected by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women to receive the award. She was honored in a ceremony in Boston on Friday, June 14.
4 days ago, Holyoke Public Schools
Principal Caricciolo
It was fun for all at the first-ever Holyoke Elementary Farm Fun Fair! 🧑‍🌾 Students and families that attended the event at Donahue School were entertained, educated, and nourished thanks to FoodCorps, who hosted the event. Representatives from local food nonprofits shared resources and seeds, while kids enjoyed activities like “pin the tomato on the vine” and decorating garden stones. The HPS food truck was on site to serve a taco dinner with locally-sourced ingredients.
11 days ago, Holyoke Public Schools
A smiling Sodexo employee leans out the window of the Holyoke Public Schools food truck
🎥 (Full Graduation Ceremony) 🎥 71 Holyoke High School Dean Campus students celebrated their graduation on May 30, 2024 with both high school diplomas and vocational training in their chosen fields. We can't wait to see what you accomplish! 🎓
12 days ago, Holyoke Public Schools
Dean graduate receiving his diploma from his principal on stage
Rising Stars, next year's school budget, graduations, electric school buses, and more in this week's Together for Holyoke
14 days ago, Holyoke Public Schools
blue background with gold stars and text: congratulations to our 2023 Rising Stars
June is Pride Month! Together we can… ❤️ Intentionally build a community that is anti-racist, inclusive, and culturally responsive. 🧡 Ensure that students, families, and staff get the support they need to be successful. 💛 Seek out and incorporate the voices of those impacted, with a commitment to include those who have been excluded in the past. 💚 Promote access and inclusion for all students, staff, and families. 💙 Respect, embrace, and honor the diversity of our students, families, staff, and community. 💜 Reflect on our own behavior to minimize harm to others. 🌈 Create a culture of acceptance and empathy so that everyone feels valued and is able to contribute to our community’s success.
18 days ago, Holyoke Public Schools
The last day of school is Friday, June 21 with a three-hour early release. - El último día de clase es el viernes 21 de junio, con una salida temprana de tres horas.
21 days ago, Holyoke Public Schools
Breathe deep and learn to de-stress with Morgan students 🎥 🎥 As part of the TRAILS Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum that has been implemented district-wide this year, Morgan students are exploring a variety ways to manage stress. During a recent classroom discussion, a group of second-graders shared some of their favorite stress-relief tactics, including deep breathing and tracing their hands.
23 days ago, Holyoke Public Schools
Kelly students played soccer the bionic way! ⚽ The Bionic Project paid a visit to students to talk about inclusion at school, especially regarding ability and disability. Students then led conversations about what improvements they could make at school to make learning, play, and clubs more accessible for everyone before getting to enjoy a game of soccer—with a challenge! The guests from the Bionic Project challenged grade 5 students to play on one leg, making the game most students know into a new challenge.
24 days ago, Holyoke Public Schools
Kids wear bionic jerseys and balance on crutches with a representative from the Bionic Project
Holyoke Public Schools is offering free summer meals for children and teens under the age of 18 throughout the summer. We need your help in picking when and where we should provide these meals to ensure we are selecting the most convenient times and locations, so please complete this short meals preference survey. Survey closes on Wednesday, May 29. Meal times and locations will be announced soon after.
25 days ago, Holyoke Public Schools
HPS schools will be closed on Monday, May 27 in recognition of Memorial Day. Enjoy the long weekend. See you Tuesday.
28 days ago, Holyoke Public Schools
Calendar page showing no school on May 27
The Holyoke Elementary Farm Fun Fair is fun for all! ✨ Join us at 5 p.m. Thursday June 6 at Donahue School for games, crafts, and seed planting for kids, and a wealth of local garden, farming, and food access resources for adults. RSVP at
about 1 month ago, Holyoke Public Schools
Flyer with a clip art food truck and the same information as the text of this live feed post,
Flyer with a clip art food truck and the same information as the text of this live feed post,
We’ve got the beat at Sullivan School! 💃 In addition to typical physical education offerings, students at Sullivan can also take dance classes. Together with the guidance of an instructor, they learn different moves and techniques, choreography, and how to perform in sync as a team 👯
about 1 month ago, Holyoke Public Schools
Students perform a dance outside on the stage
Is your child ready for kindergarten? 🎒 Kindergarten enrollment for the 2024-25 school year is now open for children who will be 5 on or before September 1, 2024. The first day of school will be here before you know it—enroll today!
about 1 month ago, Holyoke Public Schools
As summer draws closer and closer, so do summer learning opportunities! 🌞 Summer programming at HPS is split into two main programs: Summer Learning Academies for elementary and middle school students, and Extended School Year for elementary, middle, and high school students with an eligible IEP. Learn more and enroll today at
about 1 month ago, Holyoke Public Schools
Did you know? 🤔 Data shows that students who learn in dual language immersion programs—including native Spanish speakers—outperform their single-language peers on standardized tests in middle school and beyond. HPS offers an immersive dual language program with Spanish and English instruction, beginning with preschool and kindergarten at E.N. White and Kelly Schools, and continuing through elementary, middle, and high school. Learn more and enroll today:
about 1 month ago, Holyoke Public Schools
Dual language teacher at E.N. White instructs the class on math in Spanish
26 students from Dean and North campuses earn Seal of Biliteracy 🎉 The number of HPS students who earned a Seal of Biliteracy more than tripled this year, from eight students earning this distinction in 2023 to a total of 26 students in 2024. Learn more about the students and the Seal 👉
about 1 month ago, Holyoke Public Schools
Students and staff at award ceremony
5-9-2024 Together for Holyoke - Juntos por Holyoke | Stories and Inspiration From our Schools - Inspiración e Historias de Nuestras Escuelas
about 1 month ago, Holyoke Public Schools
Together for Holyoke logo and photo of girls at blackboard
Check out this drone footage taken on Friday, May 3 at the middle school construction site.
about 1 month ago, Holyoke Public Schools
Retaining wall under construction