Hadley Public Schools – We are guided by the mission to provide a safe and supportive
environment that fosters cooperation, critical thinking, creativity, and integrity;
and educating students to contribute positively to a global society.
Congratulations to Thomas Kowal-Safron who will receive recognition
in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program in the fall.
Congratulations to Francoise Kayamba who is our Project 351 Ambassador. A Project 351 Ambassador is an 8th grade student selected by his or her school for their exemplary ethic of service and demonstration of Project 351 values. Ambassadors are expected to use the service and leadership skills they develop to address important issues facing their local communities.
Congratulations to the Hadley FIRST Lego League Robotics Team. At the qualifying tournament, the team earned 1st place Robot Performance award for achieving the highest score of any team in the robot matches. For the third year in a row, the team received the 2nd Place Champions award for overall performance in the tournament. In the State Championship tournament, the team had the 7th highest robot score of the day out of 84 teams. The team won a 2nd place trophy for the Project Presentation portion of the competition. Congratulations to all of our Hadley students who competed: Aiden Cullen, Kieran Cullen, Kyle Gido, Alex Locher, Zachary Locher, and Talula P.
Congratulations to Hopkins Academy Senior Drew Castronovo for receiving the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Certificate of Academic Excellence. Congratulations to Hopkins Academy Freshman Katie Koch for being selected for the Alumni Leadership Council of Project 351.
MAY 15TH, 2015
BIG HERO 6 NIGHT
Meet those that serve your community
- 5:00-7:45PM Free BBQ
- 7:45-9:30PM Movie - Big Hero 6
- For more information please open the link below
INFORMATION REGARDING UPCOMING COORDINATED PROGRAM REVIEW
FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
Superintendent Anne S. McKenzie of the Hadley School District was informed by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education of an upcoming Coordinated Program Review that will be taking place this school year. As part of the Coordinated Program Review, Department staff will visit the district during the week of May 18, 2015. Such visits are routinely conducted by the Department to satisfy federal and state requirements for the periodic review of specific education programs and services in schools throughout the Commonwealth. The Department is reviewing several programs during a single visit in order to use Department and school staff’s time most efficiently and to encourage strong connections among the programs.
The Department’s Coordinated Review in Hadley will address the district’s special education, civil rights and English Language Education programs. After reviewing school district procedures for these programs, a Department team will make its onsite visit, during which it will review individual student records, interview administrators, teachers and paraprofessional staff, survey parents and observe instructional spaces. After the onsite visit it will prepare a report for the superintendent and school committee with detailed findings for each program.
Using a scale of ratings ranging from “Commendable” to “Not Implemented,” the report will rate the implementation of each requirement reviewed by the Department. Where requirements are found not implemented or only partially implemented, the district must propose to the Department corrective action to bring those areas into compliance with statutes and regulations. Districts and schools are encouraged to incorporate the corrective action in their district and school improvement plans and professional development plan. The school district will be provided with technical assistance from the Department in developing a corrective action plan. Both the Department’s report and the corrective action plan are public information and will be available to the public upon request.
Program Review Final Reports are also available on the Department’s website at http://www.doe.mass.edu/pqa/review/cpr/reports/.
Any member of the public may request to be interviewed by telephone by a member of the Department’s visiting team. Those wishing to be interviewed should call the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education at (413)314-6707. A member of the visiting team will contact each person desiring an interview within two weeks after the completion of the onsite visit. If an individual is not comfortable communicating in English or requires some other accommodation, the Department will make arrangements to communicate appropriately with the individual.
Posted 4/28/15 @ 12:18PM
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
MASSACHUSETTS 2015 FAMILY ENGAGEMENT SURVEY
YOUR OPINION MAKES YOUR VOICE HEARD!!!
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU
Each year the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) surveys parents in select school districts to determine how well your child's school is communicating with you and promoting your engagement in your child's education. It is our district's turn this year. Your participation in this survey is important in helping both the ESE and the Hadley School District in improving educational programs for all students and enhancing your participation in your child's education
Our web- based survey is open. You can complete the survey online or mobile device.
Thank you for supporting the Hadley Public Schools
Posted 4/30/15 @ 9:56AM
HADLEY ELEMENTARY MCAS SCHEDULE
HOPKINS ACADEMY MCAS SCHEDULE
Due to school closures for weather (and in the case of HA a water main break) the last day for students as of 2/13/2015 is 6/22/15 for Hadley Elementary School and 6/23/15 for Hopkins Academy. Below you will find a link to a research study on the impact of snow days on student achievement. Thanks to Renee Denenfeld, our district nurse leader, for providing this information.
Important Health Information
If you have questions regarding any illnesses or vaccines please feel free to contact our school nurses:
Hopkins Academy - Carolyn Sorrentino - 582-6446
Hadley Elementary School - Kirsten Kennedy - 582-6454
Also please refer to this link for information regarding the measles.
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