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HPS moves to Google Apps for Education (GAFE)
Attention HPS Staff, check your email for important, time sensitive information about the benefits of this exciting change, and the action that you need to take.
HPS goes Google
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August September
23-25 Freshman Academy Orientation
8-11:00 AM
1 PreK & K screening (1/2 day) & transition day (1/2 day)
25, 26 & 29 Professional Development
2 PreK & Kindergarten Professional Develop.
30 Schools Open Grades 1-12
5 Labor Day (Observed)
30 & 31 PreK & Kindergarten screening 6 Schools Open Grades PreK & K
    27 Early Release Professional Development
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Pre-K and Kindergarten - Register Today!
Let’s get all 4-5 year olds in Holyoke ready for success!
Call the Student Assignment Center at 413-534-2007. 

WEEKLY UPDATE AS OF 6-24-16 | WEEKLY UPDATES ARCHIVE


Holyoke’s High School Students Earn UMass Credits at Affordable Price
Opportunity for HPS eductors of students in grades Pre-K -grade 3:
Doors to the World: Developing Literacy in Holyoke Schools

Check out the Summer edition of the Connections Newsletter
Check out the latest HPS Autism Program news.
Colleges/Universities, Technical and Service Programs to which our Graduates were Accepted - Congratulations Class of 2016!

ATTENTION STAFF-

Stipend opportunity to be a part of planning the expansion of computer science program offerings for students - READ MORE.

Massachusetts Statewide Policy Fellowship - The Massachusetts Statewide Policy Fellowship is a highly selective leadership opportunity for outstanding teachers looking to deepen their knowledge of education policy and gain a voice in decisions that affect students and the teaching profession. The Fellowship offers you the opportunity to expand your influence without leaving the classroom, starting in July 2016 and concluding in June 2017. You will receive a $1,500 stipend for your commitment and will meet in monthly sessions – either in person or virtually. There is no policy experience required to apply. Please reach out to Sasha Zuflacht at szuflacht@teachplus.org with any questions.

Summer Reading Challenge

K-12 Students - Read this summer and enter to win a Chromebook in your school’s raffle in early September. In addition, a special school wide treat will be provided to the school that has the overall highest percentage of students returning their completed calendar or dialectical journal.
Read more.

Holyoke Public Schools celebrated its 22nd Annual Rising Stars on Wednesday, June 8th.  Students were honored at a dinner at Dean Technical High School.  Rising Stars are selected based upon their academic achievement, leadership, and school/community service.  We are incredibly proud of these remarkable students who demonstrate outstanding commitment to academics and community service.  It is an honor to celebrate them for their accomplishments at school and their contributions to the citizens of Holyoke. Please join us in congratulating these students (Click here for a listing of the 2016 Rising Stars).

Congratulations 2016 Rising Stars

Congratulations to the class of 2016!

Listing of Colleges/Universities, Technical and Service Programs to which our Graduates were Accepted

View the Holyoke High School graduation ceremony online http://www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/channel12streamingvideo.htm

Visit the HHS Facebook page for photos and more.

The 2016 Graduates from William J. Dean Technical High School

Edeni Colon Rivera -
Valedictory Address

Wendelyn Hidalgo -
Salutatory Address

DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAM ENROLLMENT
We are enrolling students for the 2016-2017 Full Day Dual Language Pre-K through Grade 2 classrooms via a lottery system. This innovative program offers: language acquisition opportunities in English and Spanish; research based curriculum that is aligned with the district's benchmarks and state's curriculum framework.  Pre-K applications will be accepted for students who will be 4 years of age by Sept. 1, 2016Submit completed application to Amy Burke, Principal at 2019 Northampton Street, Holyoke, MA. Call 413-534-2104 for more information. Dual Language Program in the news...

.Click here for applications and program information.

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FAMILY, STAFF AND STUDENT SURVEY RESULTS - Thank you for participating in the HPS anonymous surveys.  Your participation was important and the feedback received will be used to improve the educational programs offered here at HPS.  Click here to learn more about Panorama surveys and reports.


REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE HOLYOKE SECONDARY EDUCATION REDESIGN WORKING GROUP - (en Español)


FEEDBACK - The HPS has established a new email account for communication of feedback - feedback@hps.holyoke.ma.us

WEATHER DELAYS/CLOSINGS (en Español)

En Español


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