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.
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SEPAC Meeting Informational Night November 8
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.
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orange clock on laptop
(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.
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Students on stage
Students on stage
Students on stage
Students on stage
Students on stage
Director
Students on stage
Students working in booth
Students working in booth
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.
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Diabetes finger prick
E.N. White was in the Halloween Spirt on 10-31-2023
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Students in Costume at E.N. White
Students in Costume at E.N. White
Students in Costume at E.N. White
Students in Costume at E.N. White
Students in Costume at E.N. White
Students in Costume at E.N. White
Students in Costume at E.N. White
Students in Costume at E.N. White
Students in Costume at E.N. White
Students in Costume at E.N. White
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.
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HHS North Science Class
HHS North Science Class
HHS North Science Class
HHS North Science Class
HHS North Science Class
Our staff at 57 Suffolk Street is in the Halloween spirit today!
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Staff dresses up for Halloween
Staff dresses up for Halloween
Staff dresses up for Halloween
Staff dresses up for Halloween
Staff dresses up for Halloween
Staff dresses up for Halloween
Staff dresses up for Halloween
Staff dresses up for Halloween
Staff dresses up for Halloween
Staff dresses up for Halloween
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.
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Flyer with pumpkins and candy baskets
Flyer with pumpkins and candy baskets
Interested in working for Holyoke Public Schools? Come find our booth at the job fair at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield until 7 p.m. today to learn more about current openings. HR Generalist Maria Borras and Director of Recruitment and Induction Christie Elman will be there to answer your questions!
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two women seated at table with recruiting materials
October 16-20 is STEM Week in Massachusetts! Watch a short video from Secretary of Education Dr. Patrick Tutwiler https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j_5kcNMa4I , where he encourages students to “See Yourself in STEM.” This year’s STEM Week highlights the importance of STEM education in our fight against the global climate crisis. ¡Del 16 al 20 de octubre, es la Semana STEM en Massachusetts! Vea un video breve del Secretario de Educación, Dr. Patrick Tutwiler, en el que anima a los estudiantes a "Verse a sí mismos en STEM". Este año, la Semana STEM destaca la importancia de la educación STEM, en nuestra lucha en contra de la crisis climática mundial.
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Holyoke Public School’s “Moving Forward” strategic plan is now available for viewing and downloading in English and Spanish. Now in its second year, the strategic plan has been updated to include new benchmarks for the 2023-24 school year that will drive strategic efforts for the second year of the plan. The English file is here: https://5il.co/26gcf The Spanish file is here: https://5il.co/26gch
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Adults and teens ages 13 and up who live, work, go to school, or own property in Massachusetts are eligible to register for a free ecard membership to Boston Public Library. Signing up is easy and takes just a few moments to complete. E-card holders can then access the library’s complete collection of online resources, including an extensive number of audiobooks and ebooks in the Overdrive section of the online library, as well as books, comics, movies, TV shows and more through Hoopla streaming services. Members can also access Press Reader to read magazines (available in all languages) and the Boston Globe. Follow this link to register: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6598436/eCard-Registration
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Boston Public Library logo
In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are highlighting local community leader Betty Medina Lichtenstein. She is a former executive director of Enlace de Familias. She became the first Puerto Rican woman elected to hold a public office in Massachusetts in 1985 when she won the first of four consecutive two-year terms on the Holyoke School Committee. In 2019, the City of Holyoke dedicated the street next to Enlace de Familias as "Betty Medina Way" to honor her work and legacy in Holyoke.
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Betty Medina Lichtenstein
This summer, the Holyoke Ethnic Studies Program, in partnership with Wistariahurst Museum and the College of Education at UMass, employed Holyoke students from HHS Dean and HHS North to archive the Ethnic Studies program's history from 2013 to 2022. Over five weeks, six young adults collaborated with professionals in various fields, enhancing their skills and community connections. Their work will be showcased at the “Youth Archivists for Social Change exhibit” at Wistariahurst Museum this Friday, October 6, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with a panel discussion and refreshments. The exhibit will remain open during regular museum hours until October 14, 2023.
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Youth Archivist For Social Change Exhibit - Friday, October 6, 5- p.m.
Join STEM Academy for their Open House tomorrow, Tuesday, October 3, from 5-6:30 p.m. Explore the school, connect with your child's educators, and learn about the different opportunities STEM Academy offers its students.
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STEM Academy Open House Flyer  - with picture of students working in class
On behalf of all students, families, and staff, HPS leaders thank our custodial and facilities team for everything you do to promote a healthy, welcoming school environment. Your extreme efforts this past summer to ensure a smooth transition with rezoning and to get our buildings ready are especially noteworthy.
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Custodial staff from Kelly school working to make the school a welcoming and safe place for all.
🇵🇦 🌼 🦋 🐯Last week, students at Donahue School participated in an art class where they created "molas" drawings inspired by the country of Panama. Mola is a traditional dress in the native Guna language, which means "shirt." Women typically wear it, and it's known for its bright colors and intricate designs that feature various depictions of nature, such as animals, flowers, reptiles, and birds.
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Group of Donahue School students in art class holding their drawings of Molas
Drawing of students Molas on a table
Students at work creating Molas drawings
Drawing of students Molas on a table
Donahue student smiling as she shows off her Molas drawing
Drawing of students Molas on a table
Donahue student smiling as she shows off her Molas drawing
Holyoke Public Schools students in grades 3 to 12 are invited to join the Holyoke Youth Basketball’s winter league, which runs December 5 to February 23. If you need more information, contact Ed Caisse at (413) 858-0225. To register, visit https://bit.ly/3ZySzmU. This program is free. Don't miss this exciting opportunity!
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Holyoke Youth Basketball League Flyer in English -  Winter League runs 12/5 through 2/23
Holyoke Youth Basketball League Flyer in English -  Winter League runs 12/5 through 2/23
Join us today, September 29th, at the Holyoke YMCA from 6-8 p.m. for the Leaders vs. Future Leaders basketball game. Last year, the Future Leaders lost by a point, and they're eager for a rematch. Among the Leaders are Mayor Joshua Garcia, Superintendent Anthony Soto, Holyoke Knights Head coaches Juan Maldonado and Andrea Enright, and new addition, Senator John Velis. Everyone is welcome! DJ Edski will be providing live music!
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Flyer of Leaders Vs Future Leaders Game at the Holyoke YMCA
The City of Holyoke has recognized and celebrated Hispanic and Latino cultures over the years. This photograph from 1973 captures a Puerto Rican festival during the city's centennial celebrations. These events have played a significant role in fostering community, preserving cultural traditions, and highlighting the city's rich and diverse heritage.
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A Puerto Rican festival during the city's centennial, 1973