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
6 days ago, HPS
Cafeteria employee serving students in tray line
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.
14 days ago, HPS
Three teachers working on a lesson plan
Teacher practicing lesson with two teachers seated on floor
Two teachers working at student desks
With the holiday season around the corner, now is a good time for families, students, and educators to get their COVID-19 and flu vaccinations if they have not already. More information is available on our HPS Health, Wellness, and Nursing page (https://www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/page/health-wellness-nursing) and on the Department of Public Health’s website (https://bit.ly/46oaM8n).
15 days ago, HPS
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.
15 days ago, HPS
Tablet showing survey with finger pointing to screen
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.
19 days ago, HPS
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 csharkus@gmail.com
26 days ago, HPS
Sky, sun, and agricultural workers
Sky, sun, and agricultural workers
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.
about 1 month ago, HPS
orange clock on laptop
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.
about 2 months ago, HPS
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!
about 2 months ago, HPS
two women seated at table with recruiting materials
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
about 2 months ago, HPS
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
about 2 months ago, HPS
Boston Public Library logo
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
about 2 months ago, HPS
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.
2 months ago, Holyoke Public Schools
Betty Medina Lichtenstein
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.
2 months ago, Holyoke Public Schools
Custodial staff from Kelly school working to make the school a welcoming and safe place for all.
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!
2 months ago, Holyoke Public Schools
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!
2 months ago, Holyoke Public Schools
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.
2 months ago, Holyoke Public Schools
A Puerto Rican festival during the city's centennial, 1973
Holyoke Public Schools offers a wide range of employment opportunities for job candidates who believe every child can and will learn. HPS employs nearly 1,300 people who together educate and support a richly diverse community of learners. 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. This week’s featured jobs include: In School Support Coordinator - Paraprofessional Special Education Inclusion - Guest Teacher (Substitute) - Paraeducator High Needs (1:1 Support). For more information or to apply, please visit our TalentEd job portal here https://bit.ly/3KKOEuA. There are numerous teaching, paraprofessional, and substitute positions available. Sign-on bonuses and/or relocation assistance may be available.
2 months ago, Holyoke Public Schools
We're Hiring Graphic! In Spanish and English with a picture of educators from around the district at the back to school fair.
HPS Translator and Interpreter Sharina De León Bermúdez explains the essential role she and her Language Access colleagues play in eliminating communication barriers in this short video. Each year since 2017, the United Nations and the international community have recognized September 30 as International Translation Day to pay tribute to the work of language professionals worldwide.
2 months ago, Holyoke Public Schools
Interested in working for Holyoke Public Schools? Come find our booth at the job fair at Holyoke Mall until 5 p.m. today to learn more about current openings. Our table is on the lower level of the mall, near the Macy's inside entrance.
2 months ago, Holyoke Public Schools
Holyoke Public Schools table at the Holyoke Mall with materials for those interested in applying