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Hadley Public Schools at a Glance PowerPoint.pdf
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Superintendent Updates October - November.pdf

Weekly Message from the Superintendent

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
Martin Luther King Jr.

Dear Hadley Families,
Thank you for supporting capital improvements for our schools on January 10th. We are grateful for the community's commitment to our students and our schools.~
Here is your regular weekly update with information on district, school, and community events.
Water Testing

I included information about HPS water testing in my 11/23/2016 update. This update explained Hadley DPW complies with mandatory~water~sampling programs. The program requires the Department of Environmental Protection to conduct lead and copper sampling every three years. HES and HA have been~tested~through the town water sampling program. In 2013, DEP sampled HA and found no actionable levels of lead or copper. In September 2016, DEP sampled HES and found no actionable levels of lead or copper.
Hadley Public Schools~ independently~tested~all~water~sources at its elementary school in February of 2016 - findings indicated no actionable levels of lead. Hopkins Academy participated in additional~testing~in November 2016 (report received 1/9/2017 - dated 1/5/2017). Sampling includes a first draw and ten minute flush samples. Lead was detected above the EPA action level of 0.015 mg/L in the first draw sample collected from two drinking fountains. One fountain indicated lead levels of 0.053 mg/L and one indicated lead levels of 0.021 on first draw. The ten-minute flush samples collected from both of these locations indicated lead levels were below the EPA action level.
We have shut off these fountains so it is impossible to use them. We are getting quotes on replacing all fountains of this type.~

Hadley Public Schools retains copies of lead and copper sampling program results in the office of the superintendent for public viewing.
I have spoken directly with the program director for the drinking~water~program through the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. District practices (watersampling through DPW, intermittent independent~testing~by school department, and maintaining records in office for public viewing) exceed expectations and requirements of DEP.
What People Are Saying About HPS Students and Staff
Congratulation to Keven Soto-Guzman for being selected as Hopkins Academy's Project 351 ambassador.~

The goal of Project 351 is to build a rising generation of service leaders who strengthen our Commonwealth with vision, skill, kindness, and ~compassion. Their~mission is to unite diverse 8th grade service Ambassadors from every city and town in the Commonwealth for an inspirational year of community service, leadership development, and enrichment.~ Ambassadors~demonstrate~the values of kindness, compassion, humility, and gratitude.

Excerpt from an email about HA faculty-~
I feel compelled to write a letter of praise about Karen Sause.~ I am actually amazed by her dedication as a "long term sub" over the past year.

Karen has not taken on this position as a normal long term sub.~ She has spent long hours "at the office" working on plans and beautifying bulletin boards.~ I know that I look forward to seeing what is in the display case by the office.~ Karen has described some of the projects she has done with the kids and they are so unique and creative!
If you have something positive to share about a student or staff, please send me an email.

HES
HES students participated in a PBIS assembly this week. The Hadley Golden Hawk made a guest appearance. Students reviewed what it means to exhibit positive HAWKS behaviors (Honest, Always Doing My Best, Willing to Help, Kind, Safe). HES faculty and staff introduced new ways for students to earn "wings." I want to thank the staff for coordinating an excellent assembly.
  • 1/18/2017 6:30 pm~Hadley Mothers' Club meeting at HES
  • 1/19/2017~Grade 6 Field Trip to UMASS Womens Basketball Game
  • 1/19/2017 6:00 pm~Special Education Parent Advisory Meeting
HA
  • 1/19/2017~HA Equestrian Team invites everyone to a "Dine to Donate" event at Texas Roadhouse in Hadley. Enjoy a good meal and support our~ equestrian team. You can find the flyer you will need for this event on our district website.
Barnes and Nobles is holding its annual "My Favorite Teacher Contest." Middle and High School students may submit a 500 word essay about their favorite teacher. Entries are dueMarch 1st. Barnes and Noble will select a winning entry nationally. The student will receive a $500 gift card to Barnes and Noble and a NOOK device.
District Events
  • 1/16/2017~No School~
  • 1/18/2017 7 pm~All Boards Meeting HA Cafe
  • 1/24/2017~Half Day (no late bus HA)
Athletics
Events for~January 17th
  • Mahar Regional School @ Hopkins Academy -~Boys Winter Junior Varsity Basketball~-~6:00 pm
Location: Hopkins Academy Gym
  • Mahar Regional School @ Hopkins Academy -~Boys Winter Varsity Basketball~-~7:30 pm
Location: Hopkins Academy Gym
Events for~January 18th
  • Hopkins Academy @ Mahar Regional School -~Boys Winter Middle School Basketball~-~3:30 pm
Location: Mahar Regional School
  • Hopkins Academy @ Mahar Regional School -~Girls Winter Middle School Basketball~-~4:30 pm
Location: Mahar Regional School
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  • Hopkins Academy @ South Hadley High School -~Girls Winter Junior Varsity Basketball~-~5:30 pm
Location: South Hadley High School
  • Hopkins Academy @ South Hadley High School -~Girls Winter Varsity Basketball~-~7:00 pm
Location: South Hadley High School
  • Events for~January 19th
  • Hopkins Academy @ Pioneer Valley Regional School -~Boys Winter Middle School Basketball~-~4:00 pm
Location: Pioneer Valley Regional School
  • Hopkins Academy @ Pioneer Valley Regional School -~Girls Winter Middle School Basketball~-~5:00 pm
Location: Pioneer Valley Regional School
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  • Pioneer Valley Regional School @ Hopkins Academy -~Boys Winter Junior Varsity Basketball~-~6:00 pm
Location: Hopkins Academy Gym
  • Pioneer Valley Regional School @ Hopkins Academy -~Boys Winter Varsity Basketball~-~7:30 pm
Location: Hopkins Academy Gym
  • Events for~January 20th
  • Hopkins Academy @ Easthampton High School -~Girls Winter Junior Varsity Basketball~-~5:30 pm
Location: Easthampton High School
  • Hopkins Academy @ Easthampton High School -~Girls Winter Varsity Basketball~-~7:00 pm
Location: Easthampton High School
Events In and Around the Community
West Springfield CARE Coalition is sponsoring "The Secret Lives of Teens" a free community event featuring Jon Mattleman on~January 26th~in conjunction with National Drug and Alcohol Facts week.~ This event is open to surrounding communities 630-8 pm in the West Springfield High School Auditorium.

The Bridge Family Resource Center located in Amherst is a community-based, family-driven program supporting families and their children ages 0-18 years old. The Bridge is one of a network of eighteen Family Resource Centers across the Commonwealth. All services are FREE and available to any child or family. You can find more information at their website - ~~http://www.csoinc.org/?page_id=1445
Enjoy your weekend and the holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Today and throughout next week, HA and HES will call attention to the work and life of one of the greatest civil rights leaders of our time.
Annie



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