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The vision of the Holyoke Public Schools is that every student will graduate from high school ready for college success without remediation and for success as a worker and citizen in a global society. Click here to read more about the Holyoke Public Schools vision, mission, and philosophy.


Holyoke Public Schools Spotlight

Early Literacy Initiative

Dropout Prevention - Graduation Coaches

Teenage Pregnancy Prevention

Click on the links above to view videos created by the HPS Media Center. View more.

Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award RecipientHappy Spring! Kindergarten registration begins April 8th, see below for detailed information.

Mark Your Calendar -

April 18 Good Friday
April 21-25 Spring Recess
May 26 Memorial Day Observed
May 30 Dean Technical High School Graduation

Autism Resource Night For Families of Children with Autism
April 30, 2014, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at McMahon School - Click here to read more.

Calling All Past Holyoke Public Schools "Rising Stars"

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sergio Páez, Mayor of Holyoke Alex Morse, and the members of the Holyoke School Committee request your company at a reception in honor of Holyoke's Past and Present "Rising Stars" at Dean Technical High School on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. RSVP to Lynn Lajoie at llajoie@hps.holyoke.ma.us or 413-534-2000 X232.

Kindergarten Information Night for Parents/Guardians-

May 6, 2014 at Metcalf School, Time: 6:00 PM

Parents will be provided with an overview of Kindergarten readiness, programs, resources, and a question and answer session.

Don't Pop Your Cork - Create wellness in your life -

June 12, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Peck School Auditorium

Parents, educators, and community members click here for more information and to register.

Kindergarten - Registration/ Matricula de Kindergarten

Attention Staff - Guidance on Evidence for Educator Evaluation

Letter from Dr. Paez and Dr. Hyry-Dermith

Standard 1 | Standard 2 | Standard 3 | Standard 4

MCAS Resource/ Practice - Click here to access released test questions from the last five years as well as student work and scoring guides. This is a great practice resource for students. For more information regarding MCAS, visit the district Families page.

Congratulations to the HPS PVEIT Award Recipients! - The Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching (PVEIT) Award was presented on
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 to the following seven Holyoke Public Schools teachers: Leslie Rocha (Kelly School), Kara O’Connor (Morgan School), Jillian Carriere  (Lawrence School), Iliana Delgado  (Peck School), Virginia Heymanns (Metcalf School), Joseph Hudson (McMahon School), and Jennifer Consedine (Sullivan School). Read more about these teachers and this prestigious award. Click here to view video of the awards distribution.

Cisco Academy opens at Dean - Click here for video.

Special Education Advisory Council (SEPAC) - Click on the Calendar link to the right to view meeting schedule.

Title One Parent Student Activities - Click on the Calendar link to the right to view the schedule of free, fun educational activites at your student's school.

Holyoke Public Library - click here to view video of the grand opening.

It's Flu Season - Click here for more information about the flu.

Understanding District Performance on MCAS - Superintendent Páez presentation to School Committee

Press Release:
Governor and Commissioner Release Level 4 School Determinations

Uniforms - Click on the links below to read more about the Uniform Programs that have been implemented at the following Holyoke Public Schools:
Kelly| Peck-Lawrence| Dean| Morgan

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s - click here to access the Literacy page containing district initiatives, programs, resources, and web-based literacy tools available to district students.
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Contact Information

Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Sergio Páez

Assistant Superintendent

Dr. Paul Hyry-Dermith


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57 Suffolk Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: (413) 534-2000
Fax: (413) 534-3730